St. Helena, California
ALiLA Napa Valley
Alila Hotels and Resorts
What it is
A newly transformed 1907 Georgian manse neighboring Beringer vineyards.
What it isn't
Reminiscent of a doily-laden B&B. Expect modernist interiors and deep soaking tubs en plein air.
What we think
The men of Sideways couldn’t have even imagined Alila Napa Valley's version of Napa, it’s so cinematic and idyllic (yes, even for Napa). The 18+ adults-only resort (formerly Las Alcobas) has private fire pits, babbling brooks, and verdant vineyards stretched to the horizon. Even the simplest room on offer is a whopping 310 square feet, with a central freestanding soaking tub and king-sized bed swathed in Italian Rivolta Carmingna linens. We particularly love the spa, in an old farmhouse, where Naturopathica’s organic products make you feel as fresh as dew-covered grapes at dawn. The rumor is hangovers can be cured in an instant with their espresso coffee scrub, applied by fervent massage.
You're here because
You prefer to opt for atmospheric hotel stays, especially when you’re visiting an iconic location, and this is the exact opposite of standard-issue, with exquisite views of the winery.
Chef Chris Cosentino’s locavore menu at Acacia House offers everything you didn’t know you needed—starting with a chive french onion dip with smoked trout caviar and burrata that would make a nonni cry. But in wine country, it’s the cocktails that will have you canceling that reservation at The French Laundry so you can come here again (specifically the aster, with hibiscus infused bourbon, pomegranate juice, lemon and frothy egg white).
Restaurants & Bars
Acacia House - Seasonal menu offering modern twists on classic favorites with expert Napa pairings in a stylish modern interior.
Just two and a half hours drive from SFO, you’ll be ensconced in another world—one where over ten wineries are within spitting distance, including Freemark Abbey, in business since 1886.