Want to go on a Napa getaway with just your friends and family but still have all of the amazing amenities that hotels offer? These three villas can be fully booked, allowing you to enjoy your vacation and social distance at the same time. Now where’s that wine opener…
The Francis House
New owners restored this landmarked 1886 limestone chateau in the heart of Calistoga and turned into an elegant five-bedroom hotel in 2018. You and your brood can luxuriate in the heated pool and infrared sauna and salt room, play a game of billiards, and toast and tell stories around the stone fire pit. Calistoga’s main drag, Lincoln Avenue, is just a couple of blocks away, so picking up a to-go dinner at Sam’s Social Club is a cinch
The Villa at the Estate
This 6,600-square foot villa opened on the expansive 22-acre Estate Yountville in 2018, offering guests a private retreat with the same sorts of high-end amenities available at the two hotels already on the property, Vintage House and Hotel Villagio. The villa has five bedrooms, a kitchen designed for entertaining, a living room with 20-foot-high ceilings, and a hot tub and private pool where you can set up “dive-in movies.” You and your friends will love the daily chef-prepared breakfasts and private yoga classes, and the foodies among you will appreciate that The French Laundry is only an eight-minute walk away.
The Setting Inn
One of the best perks of booking a stay at The Setting Inn? A tasting of The Setting Wines, created by star winemaker Jesse Katz and inn owners Jeff Cova and Noah McMahon. But the digs at this one-year-old property are also worth savoring. You and your party of eight can claim the two bedrooms in the renovated 1901 farmhouse, as well as the two-bedroom cottage, which also boasts a living room and outdoor terrace. During the day, play lawn games and explore Yountville on the complimentary electric bikes; at night, sip a Napa or Alexander Valley cab and take in the views of the Mayacamas Mountains.