Romantic Hotels in Napa, California

Romantic Hotels in Napa, California

by Christine Gutierrez

About Christine Gutierrez

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Christine Gutierrez launched her writing career upon winning the Newhouse Writing Award in 1990. Her interests in cooking, green issues and the natural foods movement inform her articles. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English literature with a concentration in communications and a minor in philosophy from LeMoyne College.

With rolling hills, world-renowned wineries, gourmet restaurants and stunning views, it is no wonder that Napa Valley is a destination for honeymooners and couples seeking a romantic getaway. Hotels and inns in the area do romance right, with fine linens, exceptional service and elegant accommodations. Napa Valley itself is 30 miles long, and the historic town of Napa is on the south end of the valley. From Napa you can explore 400-plus wineries nearby.

La Residence

La Residence is a 26-room inn in a mansion that dates back to 1870. Sitting on 2 acres of vineyards, gardens and redwoods, you and your loved one can spend a day just wandering the property hand in hand. You'll be tempted to lounge late into the morning, as the rooms are furnished with antiques and wood-burning fireplaces and appointed with fine linens and thick robes. Just minutes away are the wineries and eateries for which Napa is famous. La Residence 4066 Howard Lane Napa, CA 94558 707-253-0337 laresidence.com

Candlelight Inn

Within walking distance of downtown Napa, Candlelight Inn quietly sits on the banks of Napa Creek, awaiting your visit. This 1929 English Tudor Inn boasts fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs in most rooms, and each room is furnished with antiques. Morning brings a three-course gourmet breakfast in the European café-style day room, and complimentary hors d'oeuvres are served in the afternoon and evening. Amenities include wireless Internet and a picturesque swimming pool. Candlelight Inn 1045 Easum Drive Napa, CA 94558 800-624-0395 candlelightinn.com

Milliken Creek Inn and Spa

Milliken Creek Inn and Spa sits on 3 acres overlooking the Napa River. This five-star inn has romantic touches throughout; rainbaths, fireplaces, votive-lit bathtubs and private decks invite romance here. Gourmet breakfast is served in your room or outside on the waterfall terrace. In the afternoon, enjoy complimentary wine and cheese. If you prefer simple and elegant décor, you'll like the rooms at Milliken Creek Inn for their calming khaki and cream colors. Often, guests will find bouquets of fresh flowers in their room. Milliken Creek Inn and Spa 1815 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558 707-255-1197 millikencreekinn.com

Napa River Inn

Downtown Napa is lively with its shops, cafes, wine bars and restaurants. Napa River Inn is just steps away from all of it and sits on 2.5 acres on the banks of Napa River. This inn is in the historic Napa Mill, a landmark that was built in 1884. Breakfast is served at your door each morning, and rooms feature touches like fireplaces, balconies and spacious showers. They are pet-friendly, and amenities include Wi-Fi, wine tastings with local wineries and nightly turndown service. Napa River Inn 500 Main St. Napa CA 94559 877- 251-8500 napariverinn.com

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