Editor’s note: The 2020 Glass Fire destroyed several structures on the upper areas of the Meadowood property, including the Restaurant at Meadowood, the Grill at Meadowood, events and conference spaces, and several cottages. The resort is currently taking reservations for when the southern expanse reopens, with a new restaurant and grill, after March 31, 2021.
Tucked away on a 250-acre private estate in the lush evergreen hills of St. Helena, Meadowood is the ultimate retreat for recharging and indulging in the region’s bountiful wine and food offerings. The vibe is classy but friendly, regal yet cozy at what Forbes Travel Guide named a triple five-star resort in 2018.
Instead of your typical corridor of identical guest rooms, every accommodation option here is distinct—and gorgeous. Guests can stay in any of their bright, stylish cottages, each with its own fireplace and outdoor space, or book one of the lodge options (great for larger family gatherings). Insider tip: If your first pick isn’t available, call the hotel to inquire, as the ultra-accommodating staff pride themselves on working their “availability magic.”
Meadowood is owned by a duo of acclaimed Napa Valley winemakers, and guests will quickly realize that the property serves as a hub for the region’s world-class wine and food scene. The property is also home to a private club and beautiful nine-hole golf course frequented by many local vintners. Reserve your table at the Michelin three-star Restaurant at Meadowood, which features inventive “modern American” fare starring ingredients sourced from local growers, foragers, and artisans. Some of the restaurant’s produce is plucked from Meadowood’s own 2.5-acre organic garden. As you’d imagine, the wine list is expertly curated by a sommelier, who will guide you to the perfect pairings.
Wine is also at the center of various guest packages, such as the three- or five-night Wine and Wellness Retreat, which includes tasting tours, access to fitness classes and activities, a consultation with a certified health coach, and two treatments at The Meadowood Spa. The award-winning all-suite spa provides every guest with a totally custom treatment plan in a sophisticated, serene setting. For a Valentine’s Day to top them all, check out the Romance Collection, offered during the month of February.