Napa Valley, California
Auberge Resorts Collection
What it is
A new riverside Napa ranch with 78 modernist cottages, a lauded locavore restaurant that culls from their farms, and a wellness-driven spa with detox retreats.
What it isn't
Just for oenophiles. Artisanal activities here range from mindful eating workshops to plant safaris.
What we think
When SF’s tech billionaires talk about scooping up their own ranch getaways, it’s Stanly they’re fantasizing about, thanks to this resort’s residential real estate offerings. This newly opened retreat—set on 96 acres of a 712-acre spread—is chockablock with calming, restorative things that add a jolt of pep to anyone’s step, no matter how bedraggled their work-week. Take the guest rooms themselves, each of which maximise Napa’s indoor/outdoor lifestyle with soaring ceilings and glass walls that fold open onto private terraces overlooking the rolling vineyards. Even the starter category would satisfy the Elon Musk’s of the world, with its sculptural soaking tub, outdoor shower ringed by leafy gardens, and firepit beckoning off the private terrace. To sprawl out even further, the Rambler House has two bedrooms tucked in its 1,464-square-foot floor plan, plus a soaring fireplace in the living room and, yes, two separate private al fresco showers—one for each bedroom. Say it with us: “aaah.”
You're here because
They have a constantly-restocked Larder where you can pick up picnic provisions or a fresh-baked cherry pie to share with your fam...or not.
“Wellness” is the buzzword du jour, but here, it actually means something. After your blissful massage, you stroll through fragrant lavender gardens, and realize wellness doesn’t just start within. It starts right here.
Restaurants & Bars
The Restaurant - open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, spotlighting a menu of inspired, elemental cooking that highlights the ingredients of Napa Valley
The Larder - offers coffee, sweet treats and picnic provisions
Basin Bar - pool bar offering a plant-forward menu
Handpie - offers a menu of freshly made, hand held pies
In the pastoral mecca of Napa less than an hour north of San Francisco, and 7 miles from downtown Napa itself. Carboholics will want to stop in at Oprah-approved Model Bakery for their infamous griddle-fried English muffins.