Meadowood Napa Valley
Napa Valley, California, United States of America
At a Glance
Suitable for year round travel but best during spring, summer and autumn for wine harvest season
A true Napa oasis surrounded by the beautiful outdoors
Great for families and couples with extensive activity options from tennis to biking to hot air ballooning
Close to the town of St. Helena with its world-class dining, galleries and boutiques
The Restaurant at Meadowood with three Michelin stars is a must for foodies
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
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Like most California destinations, you can’t go wrong when picking a time of year to visit. Being inland, Napa Valley benefits from much higher summer temperatures than the cool coast, and is a year-round destination but best from April to October.
At the vineyards, September is typically the harvest month, although some varieties may be picked through October and November. Vineyards will be bare from December through February, with new buds returning in March and coming into full bloom by June.
Summer temperatures reach up to around 27 degrees Celsius during the day, and cool off to about 10 degrees in the evenings, so you’ll want to bring a variety of clothes and dress in layers. Winter highs are around 18 degrees with lows occasionally just below freezing. The region averages around 200 days of sunshine per year, so you should have plenty of good weather to enjoy the outdoors.
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A former country club in California's Napa Valley, Meadowood has evolved into a prestigious resort with expansive grounds and luxurious accommodation. Dine at acclaimed Michelin-starred The Restaurant, play tennis & croquet and indulge in the forest spa.
Tucked away near the charming town of St Helena in California's Napa Valley, Meadowood offers something truly special for more active guests wishing to explore the vineyards and towns of this delightful region. Cosy cottages and elegant suites provide a comfortable and stylish base for a Napa vacation and the array of activities on offer complete the experience.
Accommodation at Meadowood is either centrally located within the grounds in the Croquet Lodge or dotted throughout the verdant forest with easy access to facilities such as the tennis courts, restaurants, health & fitness center, hiking trails, croquet lawn or golf course. All are tastefully decorated in neutral shades and are comfortably furnished boasting king size beds, deep soaking tubs and wood-burning fireplaces.
No trip to Napa would be complete without sampling the region's finest grapes, and with many not even exported out of California, visitors should expect some truly once in a lifetime glasses of wine. The on-site restaurant is excellent and serves fresh and delicious Californian cuisine overlooking the driving range and picturesque gardens. Naturally, dishes can be perfectly paired with a selection of wines to enhance the flavors and the overall dining experience.
Along with wine tastings galore, guests can get involved at the on-site tennis academy, which provides lessons for both adults and children, head to the driving range or make the most of the boules and croquet lawns. The concierge can easily organize a number of excursions and activities locally and offers a great service to enhance guests' stay.
Accommodation at Meadowood consists of cosy cottages dotted throughout the grounds, and elegant rooms and suites within the central croquet lodge. All are beautifully decorated with a neutral color scheme and are furnished comfortably in a farmhouse cottage style. Most guestrooms also comes with a wood-burning fireplace and private terrace, both perfect for evening relaxation. Complimentary WiFi is provided in all rooms and throughout the estate, along with LCD HD TVs, iPod docking stations, hairdryers and coffee & tea making facilities.
Children will love the activities on offer within the grounds of Meadowood, from tennis to golf and swimming to boules. Meadowood also offers Summer Sports Camps for children aged between 6 and 11 on set dates between June and August and a Kids Camp where children can juice taste whilst you enjoy a wine tour. Baby sitting services can also be outsourced at Meadowood.
There are a number of dining options at Meadowood, the highlight of which is three Michelin-star 'The Restaurant'. The Grill offers a more casual setting with a beautiful terrace from which to enjoy the hotel grounds. In-room dining can also be arranged, along with picnics and poolside dining for those in need of a change of scenery.
Experience an exclusive wine tasting at the secret farmhouse or opt for a picnic lunch paired with an intimate wine tasting with an on-site somelier. Meadowood also offer access to a number of Napa's top wineries.
For relaxation, the spa and fitness center provide a tranquil environment and an extensive treatment menu and the relaxation garden and pool are the perfect way to prolong the pampering post-massage. Should you wish to enjoy a massage in the privacy of your guest room or suite the Spa Concierge are able to reserve a number of treatment options. Fitness facilities include a swimming pool and family pool, tennis courts, croquet and boules lawn, golf course and driving range.
Wine tastings are offered every afternoon with sparkling wines sampled on Fridays. A range of fitness activities can be enjoyed during your stay including everything from cycling to pilates and circuit training to yoga.
If you're looking for something a little bit different, why not experience Napa Valley from the sky? We can help organize seeing the world famous wineries from the sky.
Alternatively, head to nearby St Helena and explore more of the region's fantastic wines, enjoy world-class dining, visit gourmet markets and shop at the charming boutiques. St Helena is a pleasant place to cycle around and has a charming and welcoming atmosphere. During the summer enjoy outdoor concerts or a scenic picnic.
Amelia Vevers (Staff)
Meadowood felt like an amazing oasis away from it all, somewhere where you can truly relax. An outdoor lovers dream which offers guests very special, one-off, wine tasting experiences.
The activities on offer are endless and with the Meadowood being a former country club you feel a real sense of community between everyone there. I stayed in the Treeline suite which was idyllic, boasting a huge bed, an even bigger bath (which I thoroughly enjoyed after a long day outside) and a lounge area complete with roaring fire. Make sure to try the toffee in your room, its such a treat!
The wine tasting experience we had at 'The Secret Farmhouse' was one of a kind and exclusive to Meadowood guests only so if you are thinking of staying here I would recommend this, it was a true one-off experience. I would also recommend booking a treatment in the gorgeous spa (awarded 5 stars by Forbes).Overall our stay was incredible; I would highly recommend Meadowood for honeymooners and couples alike and those looking for a stay in a little Napa oasis.
Nikki Trailor (Staff)
Meadowood is located in a beautiful setting that really does mix nature with contemporary luxury. If I could describe my stay in one word, it would be exceptional. The facilities are extraordinary - its three Michelin star restaurant is superb overlooking the golf course, the spa is stunning and the rooms are modern, contemporary and very spacious. It is very clear that service is their number one priority and the staff are extremely attentive to detail. For the children there are plenty of activities to enjoy and the staff are so attentive at making sure everyone has the most brilliant experience.
Location & directions
Napa Valley, California, United States of America
Meadowood Napa Valley occupies its own little valley, near to the charming Napa Valley town of St. Helena. San Francisco is just over an hour's drive away.
How to get there
11-hour 15-minute direct flight from London to San Francisco with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. The drive from the airport to Meadowood is 1-hour 30-minutes.