7x7 - Winter might just be Napa Valley's best kept secret: Free of crowds and traffic, the off-season also promises steals at Wine Country's hottest luxury hotels.
Take advantage of the cooler months by booking a room at one of Napa's coziest boutique stays—there's no shortage of stylish newcomers.
The contemporary, Tuscan-inspired rooms with vineyard views and the pool (with jacuzzi, private cabanas, nap-inducing day beds, and poolside service), are enough reason to book here. But it's a slew of unusual amenities that make the new Vista Collina Resort a destination, not just another place to rest your head. Right next door to Vista Collina is The Village, featuring eight boutique wine tasting rooms and the Napa Smith Brewery, which all stay open later (7pm, 10pm for the brewery) than the rest of the region's wineries and tasting rooms. The best part? You don't have to book transportation. The Village also has a grocery, events lawn that hosts markets, concerts, and your own personal picnic (which you can curate through their lawn butler service), and Food & Wine Center, where you can sign up for cooking classes.
Head across the street to Vista Collina's sister property, the Meritage Resort. There guests can dine at Siena Restaurant, bowl at Crush Lounge, and make an appointment at Spa Terra, located inside a wine cave.