Wine lovers know how to enjoy the finer things in life. Sophistication and luxury go hand in hand with wine tastings and exploration of vineyards. You do not need to go to Paris or Italy to find the best quality wines. The United States has several areas where grapes can be fermented into delicious wines. A true wine connoisseur will appreciate the varieties of wine made in the United States. While traveling the country to explore the finest vineyards, a wine lover can find beautiful hotels to stay. Here are five U.S. hotels that are perfect for wine lovers.
The Carneros Inn – Napa Valley, California
From $600 per night
Located in the heart of California’s Napa Valley, The Carneros Inn is a luxury resort located amid 27 acres of grape vines and apple trees. While exploring the vineyards of the scenic Napa Valley, come home to the serenity and luxury at The Carneros Inn. Room accommodations at The Carneros Inn are well appointed. The resort offers luxury cottages, suites and private homes. The resort offers seasonal packages including Winter Retreat, Love Is In The Air, Treat Yourself, Home Sweet Home, and Adventure Together.
While visiting The Carneros Inn, guests can enjoy the luxury Spa at Carneros and fine dining. The spa includes a Day Spa, fitness center, and pool. Guests can reserve a private yoga class. One of the revitalizing treatments at the spa includes The Forager”. The signature treatment is a custom botanical bouquet massage using organic essential oils. The Carneros Inn has great dining options. The Farm Restaurant serves meals in a cozy and elegant environment. The Boon Fly Café offers modern rustic cuisine in a contemporary atmosphere. The Hilltop Dining Room serves breakfast and lunch to guests of The Carneros Inn with panoramic views of the valley and rolling hills from hilltop patios. The Market offers gourmet deli options. Most of the ingredients served at The Carneros Inn are grown in the onsite Culinary Garden, a quarter acre farm that is planted seasonally.
The Allison Inn and Spa – Newberg, Oregon
From $430 per night
Oregon’s Willamette Valley is called the “jewel of Oregon wine country”. Located less than an hour’s drive from Portland, The Allison Inn and Spa offers a luxurious retreat for wine lovers. The resort offers upscale service and amenities with views of snowcapped mountains, rolling hills, and working vineyards. There are over 200 wineries surrounding The Allison Inn. Accommodations at the resort include 77 well appointed guest rooms and 8 suites. The Allison Inn houses the “Art at Allison” collection. This vision of the late owner and philanthropist, Joan Austin, was realized by her daughter, artist Loni Parrish. The collection contains over 500 pieces by 100 local artists.
When not touring the surrounding wineries, guests can enjoy The Allison Inn Spa and fine dining at the JORY Restaurant. The spa offers yoga sessions in the landscaped gardens, a fitness center, swimming pool, and a sun terrace. Full spa service includes signature natural treatments. The JORY Restaurant serves seasonal Oregon wine country cuisine, and the intimate bar offers an extensive collection of wines from the region and designer cocktails. There is much to see and do in the Newberg area. Wine lovers can take equestrian rides to local wineries and enjoy wine and olive oil tastings. Well not enjoying the wineries, guests can enjoy biking, hiking, golfing, tennis, hot air balloon rides, and visits to the Chehalem Cultural Center and the Rain Dance Marketplace.
Albemarle Estate – Charlottesville, Virginia
From $300 per night
The Trump Winery opened in 2011 and is the largest vineyard in Virginia. Located just south of the historic center of Charlottesville, the winery and estate is located in the heart of Virginia wine country. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the estate is located near Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, James Monroe’s Highland, and James Madison’s Montpelier. In 2015, the Trump Winery opened the Albemarle Estate for guests to stay. The historical 26,000 square foot mansion has 45 elegantly decorated rooms in the style of an eighteenth century English country manor.
Guest accommodations at the Albemarle Estate include suites in the estate, private cabins and pool houses. The Grand Deluxe Suite is called the “Thomas Jefferson”. Guests of the suite enjoy views of the vineyards, countryside, and rose garden from an elegantly furnished large suite. The Superior Estate is called the “George Washington”, the suite is a bit smaller than the Grand Deluxe, but is as elegantly appointed. Private cabins are available just 100 yards from the main house and were built with reclaimed barn wood. There are 4 pool houses available just 30 yards from the main house. The Albemarle Estate includes a spa with gym facilities including a sauna, hot tubs, and an outdoor pool. Guests have access to the English garden and croquet lawn. Breakfast is served each morning in the manor’s elegant dining room. Guests have access to the manor’s stately rooms including a cozy living room, English Oak library, and private movie theater.
Vintners Inn – Santa Rosa, California
From $280 per night
Vinters Inn is a charming and intimate 44 room inn located on 92 acres of vineyard in the heart of Sonoma Valley. The resort features serene views of the surrounding vineyards and landscaped gardens with fountains. Guests of The Vinters Inn receive a complimentary split bottle of wine upon arrival. Guest rooms and suites are decorated in elegant style with luxury amenities. Each has an electric fireplace and either a patio or balcony with views of the vineyards and courtyard or garden. Onsite is a 2 mile strolling or jogging trail through the vineyards and flower and vegetable gardens.
Vinters Inn offers guests spa services and fine dining. Signature spa treatments include the Traveler’s Special and the Vinters Classic. John Ash and Co. is a world class restaurant that offers gourmet wine country dining. The attached Front Room Bar and Lounge serves small plates and drinks from a curved bar. The cozy setting has plush furniture and a massive stone fireplace. Vinters Inn Café offers daily breakfast. For wine lovers, John Ash and Company offers an extensive wine list with over 275 selections from Sonoma wineries.
South Coast Winery Resort and Spa – Temecula, California
From $215 per night
Temecula Valley in southern California is a wine lover’s paradise. Located on 38 acres of vineyards, South Coast Winery Resort and Spa is a luxurious and scenic place to stay for wine lovers. Guest rooms and villas are well appointed and sophisticatedly styled. The Grape Seed Spa offers innovative vine-based treatments. It also features a high end fitness center and private studio. The outdoor heated pool features relaxing underwater music. The Vineyard Rose Restaurant serves contemporary Californian cuisine in a casual, Tuscan style setting. The restaurant terrace offers beautiful vineyard views.
South Coast Winery Resort and Spa offers several packages. The Grape Wine Tour Package offers behind the scene tours of local wineries and includes a gourmet picnic lunch. The Spa Package includes a couple’s massage, Winemaker’s lunch, and a wine tour. The Timeless Wine Country Escape For 2 includes an early morning hot air balloon ride before a champagne toast continental breakfast. The Romantic Horse and Carriage Ride Package features a horse and carriage ride through the resort’s vineyards.