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The Carneros Inn

California, United States of America

In the midst of the Carneros winegrowing region is The Carneros Inn. Nestled amongst 27 acres of endless vineyards, farmland and apple orchards, Carneros cottages and homes take on a modern agricultural aesthetic to create an entirely unique Napa retreat.

At a Glance

Family, Parties & events, Spa & health, Culture

Insider's View

There's nothing quite like Napa hospitality. Generous glasses of buttery Chardonnay will be given to you on arrival, be sure to make your way straight to the hot tub and enjoy the views over vineyards. There is no better introduction to Napa life!

Maudie Tomlinson

Insider's View

The Boon Fly Cafe serves modern and rustic comfort style food that is famous with the locals. Start your day with their signature Boon Fly donuts - you won't regret it!

Scott Dunn team

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to The Carneros Inn or take a look at our itineraries to California

Description

This vineyard oasis is ideally located between the Napa and Sonoma Valleys with gravel paths that crunch underneath your feet, sumptuous hotel accommodations with private gardens where you can enjoy a glass of California's finest wines, crisp white linens and outdoor showers that can be enjoyed under a blanket of stars, exceptional dining comprised of the region’s best artisanal ingredients and decadent spa treatments inspired by local ingredients ensure a memorable experience at The Carneros Inn.

From the moment that you arrive at Carneros Inn it feels like home. Greeted by generous glasses of Chardonnay and guided to your cottage or home, guests cannot help but feel they have found the right place. The Carneros Inn consists of private cottages and homes nestled among rolling acres of grape vines, farmland and scenic apple orchards. Based on design cues from the local countryside - including barns, silos and ranchers' cottages complete with private verandas and rocking chairs - that meet a modern agricultural aesthetic. The Inn's unique architecture has been recognized by numerous design awards and captures the regions distinct charm with a contemporary twist.

The Carneros Inn offers 86 individual cottages, including 10 suites, set amid landscaped courtyards allowing for privacy and intimate getaways. Guests can unwind with all the contemporary conveniences in a stylish, yet private atmosphere. Cottages feature verandas complete with rocking chairs and private fully furnished teak deck and flowering garden complete with heat lamps for chilly evenings and in some, warming fire pit and outdoor tub.

The Homes at Carneros Inn are located in the heart of the resort, and enjoy all the exclusivity of private villa accommodations with all the amenities of the Inn just footsteps away. With 2,400 square feet of indoor space, including open plan living and dining areas, fully appointed chic designer kitchens, three bathrooms, and two master suite bedrooms and a 'den' that can be converted into a sumptuous third bedroom. With sun decks and alfresco living rooms, the homes are ideal for special family getaways.

Accommodation

Cottages take their cue from old fashioned ranchers cottages and are at once both casual and elegant. Cottages include indoor fireplaces and outdoor private landscaped courtyard gardens. With Frette linens, Flat screen TV and DVD, complementary wifi, oversized bathtubs with heated slate floors, multiple showerhead for two and deep soaking tubs in most accommodations, signature alfresco shower, exclusive Red Flower bath amenities, heat lamps for cool evenings, umbrellas for shade and private alfresco dining areas that have seen The Carneros Inn awarded one of the 'Top 25 Romantic Getaways in the World'.

Family Suites include two independent cottages with oversized shared patios and garden, one cottage offers two double beds and the other a king bed, each with private bathrooms. Vineyard Suites comprise of two cottages, one an entertainment area and the second featuring a king sized bed, making it a romantic oasis for couples. Orchard Suites are the most spacious of suite accommodations, with fully equipped Viking kitchens, dining space and two master bedrooms.

Homes offer 2,400 square feet of indoor space, with open plan living areas including a living and dining area, fully appointed kitchen, three bathrooms, two or three bedrooms and outdoor sun decks, alfresco living rooms and beautiful views of the surrounding resort, fields and vineyards. Award-winning in design, the Homes are a delight with all the exclusivity of a private villa with the amenities of the Inn.

Harvest Cottage
Family Suite (1 King 2 Double Beds)
Premier Garden Cottage

Childcare

The Carneros Inn is one of those rare places where couples on romantic breaks and families can both enjoy the resort to the full. Homes make a perfect retreat for families with children offering two and three bedroom accommodations with private gardens. The pool on the hilltop is for adults only, whereas Otto's Pool features a palm-lined lap swimming pool and separate children's swimming pool complete with child-sized pool side chairs is a great setup for families. The snack shack is the spot for a casual pool day lunch with the kids. You'll also find a pool-side towel shack, complete with sun cream supplies and toys for the children.

Facilities

The Carneros Inn has a big emphasis on farm-to-fork dining, ingredients are sourced within 150 mile radius of Carneros providing food at the peak of its season and flavor. From the upscale general store MARKET where guests can buy wines, cheeses, baked goods and indulgent picnics to enjoy at their cottage or home to the signature restaurant FARM, foodies cannot help but delight in the full-flavored, organic and seasonal cuisine.

The Hilltop Dining Room and Bar is open only to guests of the Inn and serves breakfast and lunch with panoramic views of the vineyards and pool. Drinks, lunch and snacks are also served by the pool by waiter service until sunset.

The Boon Fly Café is a Scott Dunn favorite, a lively road house diner featuring modern rustic cuisine based on the agricultural heritage of the region. Their breakfast donuts are a must-try and for a casual dinner including wholesome salads to hearty organic burgers, the Boon Fly is a Scott Dunn favorite.

FARM at the Carneros Inn is the signature restaurant, with an elegant, authentic but relaxed atmosphere. With fireplaces and cathedral ceilings and patio dining, FARM offers an exciting Wine Country dining experience that has made it a destination restaurant in Napa. The Alfresco pavilion lounge provides the perfect place to end a beautiful evening and relax with wines from the region and around the world. FARM offers lunch and dinner daily in high season but closes Sunday to Tuesday low season.

Activities

The Carneros Inn is ideally located at the entrance to the Napa Valley between the more rustic, agricultural wine region Sonoma and its better known, and more chic cousin Napa. Only an hour from San Francisco, the Inn is easily accessible for a stop-over from the city and to incorporate into a longer California or Wine Region itinerary. The Inn is also located only 10 minutes from downtown Napa and Sonoma and perfectly located for exploring Yountville, Rutherford and Calistoga and their wineries and tasting rooms.

As well as Scott Dunn's Napa Valley wine contacts, guests can enjoy the expert Concierge Services at The Carneros Inn who will assist in putting together day itineraries throughout the valley including wine tasting appointments and recommendations, dining, transport and activities.

Colorful bicycles are available for all guests to explore the neighboring Carneros valley - just ask the concierge for a map and explore the country back roads!

Services

The Spa at The Carneros Inn overlooks nearby vineyards and farmlands, creating a tranquil space in which to relax. The Carneros Spa was voted #16 of Spa's in North America by Conde Nast Traveler and once there, it is easy to see why. Stepping into the Spa, guests are welcomed into a real wellness environment and are treated to full-body massages, scrubs, polished, wraps and hydrotherapy baths and facials. Treatment Rooms are indoor or al fresco and can be for individuals or couples.

The Carneros Inn features an expansive fitness program and pools. The signature Hilltop, infinity edge pool and crescent shaped hot tub float over the surrounding panoramic views of vineyards, farm land and neighboring horses for a peaceful retreat.

For families, Otto's Pool is the perfect option featuring palm lined lap pool and separate children's pool, steaming hot tub and shady cabanas, changing facilities and alfresco showers.

The fitness barn is located next to Otto's pool, overlooking the pool with state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment and a variety of fitness programs, water and towels provided. Complementary Yoga, boot camp and early morning walks and evening meditations are offered over weekends and daily during certain times in the summer.

For shopping, PlumpJackSport boutique offers fashion-forward merchandise from Tory Burch, to leather goods and handbags and cute glittery TOMs for the children. The MARKET offers upscale stores.

Location & Directions

California, United States of America

The inn is midway between the Napa and Sonoma valleys, four miles from the town of Napa, and 45 miles from San Francisco.

When to go

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 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, and cool off to about 50 in the evenings, so you’ll want to bring a variety of clothes and dress in layers. Winter highs are around 60 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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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to The Carneros Inn or take a look at our itineraries to California

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