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Evaluate: 4 Seasons Napa Valley

Throughout our current journey to California (the place I additionally reviewed Alila Marea Encinitas and 4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero), we spent just a few nights on the 4 Seasons Napa Valley. This lodge has been within the works for round a decade, and I do know many luxurious lodge followers have been inquisitive about what to anticipate. I’m right here to report again.

The 4 Seasons Napa Valley opened in November 2021. The roughly 23 acre resort options 85 visitor rooms, plus some residences. Whereas there are nonetheless some kinks to be labored out (as you’d count on for a brand new lodge), the property has a stunning setting on a vineyard, magnificence swimming pools, glorious service, and phenomenal meals.

Reserving the 4 Seasons Napa Valley

For our dates in early December, the nightly charge for a base room on the 4 Seasons Napa Valley was $1,200. Napa Valley tends to be expensive to start with, given its proximity to the Bay Space, which has lots of wealth. On prime of that, the home luxurious lodge market is scorching proper now, on condition that many individuals desire to journey domestically as a result of journey restrictions.

One of the simplest ways to ebook any 4 Seasons lodge is thru a Most well-liked Companion journey advisor. When reserving via Most well-liked Companion you pay the identical charge you’ll discover immediately on 4 Seasons’ web site, however you’ll obtain additional perks, together with the next:

  • A room improve, topic to availability
  • Complimentary every day breakfast
  • A lodge credit score to make use of throughout your keep

4 Seasons Most well-liked Companion is usually combinable with promotions being supplied immediately via 4 Seasons, together with advance buy charges, free evening presents, and extra. Be aware that reserving 4 Seasons properties via Most well-liked Companion is healthier than reserving via applications like Amex High quality Lodges & Resorts. Why?

  • With Most well-liked Companion you have got the choice of room service breakfast instead of restaurant breakfast
  • Upgrades are prioritized for Most well-liked Companion bookings, on condition that it’s 4 Seasons’ personal proprietary program (and the worth of an improve might be important)
  • You’ll be able to mix Most well-liked Companion perks with nearly any charge on 4 Seasons’ web site (different applications don’t permit you to stack promotions in the identical method)

You’ll be able to’t beat getting all of those additional perks only for reserving via an eligible journey advisor. Ford is after all very happy to assist anybody ebook 4 Seasons properties via Most well-liked Companion, and might be reached at [email protected] He doesn’t cost any reserving charges for 4 Seasons properties.

Full disclosure — Ford obtained a journey agent charge for our keep — whereas it was a reduction over the usual charge, it was removed from free. As at all times, all opinions expressed are my very own.

4 Seasons Napa Valley location

The 4 Seasons Napa Valley is positioned at 400 Silverado Path North, within the city of Calistoga. For these not acquainted with Napa Valley, the world has 5 totally different cities, every of which has its personal appeal. Many individuals love Calistoga, and the 4 Seasons is true throughout the road from Solage, an Auberge Resorts Assortment property.

The closest airport to the 4 Seasons is Santa Rosa Sonoma County Airport (STS), which is a roughly 30 minute drive from the lodge. Alternatively you should use San Francisco Airport (SFO), although that’s a few two hour drive away, give or take (relying on site visitors).

4 Seasons Napa Valley check-in & foyer

The 4 Seasons Napa Valley consists of dozens of standalone buildings, and the foyer is its personal constructing. As we pulled as much as the lodge we had been welcomed by the bellmen, who supplied to park our automotive and assist us with our baggage. The 4 Seasons presents complimentary valet parking, as is fairly commonplace in Napa Valley.

4 Seasons Napa Valley reception exterior
4 Seasons Napa Valley foyer exterior

The lodge’s foyer is gorgeous, and has a way of place, with loads of seating.

4 Seasons Napa Valley foyer
4 Seasons Napa Valley foyer
4 Seasons Napa Valley foyer

Along with the inside, there was additionally an out of doors house with extra seating, overlooking a pond with a water fountain.

4 Seasons Napa Valley foyer balcony
4 Seasons Napa Valley foyer view

Once we began our check-in course of we had been supplied a glass of sauvignon blanc from Elusa Vineyard, which is positioned on property. That’s a pleasant technique to begin a keep.

4 Seasons Napa Valley welcome glass of wine

With keys in hand, we had been pushed to our room in a golf cart, although we might have simply as simply walked, because the property is straightforward to get round.

4 Seasons Napa Valley pathway

For that matter, the lodge has bikes out there, which you’ll be able to borrow both to journey across the property, or to city.

4 Seasons Napa Valley bikes

As we had been pushed to our room, it was additionally identified that the lodge presents complimentary DIY laundry. How cool is that?!? If solely extra lodges did that…

4 Seasons Napa Valley complimentary laundry

For context, the property is in a roughly triangular form, so under is a property map to provide you a way of the structure.

4 Seasons Napa Valley property map

4 Seasons Napa Valley One-Bed room Suite

For our keep on the 4 Seasons we had been assigned room 501, a one bed room suite. Rooms listed here are unfold out over roughly 15 buildings. The constructing we had been in had 4 lodging, together with two suites and two commonplace rooms.

4 Seasons Napa Valley room exterior

The rooms on the 4 Seasons are generously sized — commonplace rooms begin at 480 sq. toes, whereas suites begin at 960 sq. toes. So the suites listed here are actual, true suites with a number of rooms, and never simply junior suites with a small residing space.

Contained in the entryway to our suite was a moist bar space, which had a sink, a Nespresso espresso machine and kettle, and a really properly stocked minibar.

4 Seasons Napa Valley one bed room suite moist bar
4 Seasons Napa Valley one bed room suite espresso machine & kettle
4 Seasons Napa Valley one bed room suite minibar
4 Seasons Napa Valley one bed room suite minibar

Instantly throughout from that was the room’s second rest room, which surprisingly was a full tub. It had a bathroom, a sink, and a walk-in bathe.

4 Seasons Napa Valley one bed room suite second rest room
4 Seasons Napa Valley one bed room suite second bathe

Previous that was the massive front room, with a really properly padded sofa and a chair dealing with a fire and TV.

4 Seasons Napa Valley one bed room suite residing space
4 Seasons Napa Valley one bed room suite residing space

I cherished the fireside, because it might be turned on on the push of a button, and was so cozy. There was additionally a desk space with a chair.

4 Seasons Napa Valley one bed room suite residing space

The lounge additionally had a eating space, which had an “L” formed bench and an additional chair.

4 Seasons Napa Valley one bed room suite eating space

There have been sliding double doorways main into the bed room, which had a signature 4 Seasons king mattress. 4 Seasons has probably the most snug beds of any lodge group, so it’s at all times so good to sink into one among them after a protracted day.

4 Seasons Napa Valley one bed room suite king mattress
4 Seasons Napa Valley one bed room suite bed room space
4 Seasons Napa Valley one bed room suite bed room space

The bed room additionally had a wall-mounted TV.

4 Seasons Napa Valley one bed room suite bed room space

On the far finish of the bed room was the huge rest room space, which had double sinks, a soaking tub, a walk-in bathe, and a partitioned off rest room.

4 Seasons Napa Valley one bed room suite rest room
4 Seasons Napa Valley one bed room suite bathtub
4 Seasons Napa Valley one bed room suite rest room
4 Seasons Napa Valley one bed room suite rest room

The bathe had not, not two, however three bathe heads.

4 Seasons Napa Valley one bed room suite bathe
4 Seasons Napa Valley one bed room suite toiletries

Our room was on the bottom ground, and had a patio that stretched the whole size of the room. The patio had a eating desk with 4 chairs, plus two extra chairs on the opposite finish with an ottoman.

4 Seasons Napa Valley one bed room suite patio
4 Seasons Napa Valley one bed room suite patio

I consider we had been in a Palisades view room, which is meant to be probably the most premium view sort on the lodge. Personally I’d suggest attempting to not get a room with this view, at the least in the meanwhile, and at the least not on the primary ground.

These rooms have views of the very fringe of the lodge’s winery, and of an unaffiliated winery throughout the road. I assume this view is taken into account most premium as a result of it faces the Palisades mountains, which is little doubt a wonderful factor to take a look at.

4 Seasons Napa Valley one bed room suite view
4 Seasons Napa Valley one bed room suite view
4 Seasons Napa Valley one bed room suite view

The foremost catch is that the highway behind the lodge is public, so when you’re on the bottom ground you have got little or no privateness. Don’t get me flawed, this isn’t a excessive site visitors highway, nevertheless it did have a mean of possibly a automotive each minute, in order that limits your skill to have privateness whereas having curtains open. Individuals would stroll or jog by and peek into rooms as properly.

Street behind 4 Seasons Napa Valley

That scenario might be made worse proper now by the truth that the residences on the resort are partly nonetheless beneath development. The development as such wasn’t a problem (when it comes to noise, and many others.), although development autos would typically park not far down the highway from our room. I feel the lodge ought to tackle this by having some form of vegetation past the vineyards on the fringe of the property, or discover another method to offer extra privateness for these rooms.

In the event you’re going to get a Palisades view room, I’d suggest requesting the second ground. Personally I’d suggest getting a winery view room as an alternative. Rooms with winery views are cheaper than rooms with Palisades views, since you don’t have the direct mountain views, however as an alternative you look out over the property. The property is totally attractive, so I nonetheless assume that’s the higher guess.

For context, under is an image of a number of the rooms with winery views.

4 Seasons Napa Valley vineyards

Anyway, other than the view difficulty, our room was completely pretty. There was twice every day housekeeping, and excessive pace Wi-Fi was free.

4 Seasons Napa Valley TRUSS Restaurant

TRUSS is 4 Seasons Napa Valley’s signature restaurant, and it’s open every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant isn’t totally open but — proper now solely Dwelling Room by TRUSS is open, although in actuality this is kind of a full restaurant, so far as I’m involved. TRUSS is positioned close to the doorway to the lodge, and is on the highest level of the property, affording it nice views.

4 Seasons Napa Valley TRUSS Restaurant exterior
4 Seasons Napa Valley TRUSS Restaurant exterior

TRUSS is such a stunning, cozy restaurant. At the moment capability within the restaurant isn’t very excessive (that’s being expanded nonetheless), however we by no means had a problem getting a desk.

4 Seasons Napa Valley TRUSS Restaurant seating
4 Seasons Napa Valley TRUSS Restaurant seating
4 Seasons Napa Valley TRUSS Restaurant seating
4 Seasons Napa Valley TRUSS Restaurant seating
4 Seasons Napa Valley TRUSS Restaurant seating

There’s additionally a wonderful terrace with countless outside seating, and even a sofa with a fireplace pit.

4 Seasons Napa Valley TRUSS Restaurant outside seating
4 Seasons Napa Valley TRUSS Restaurant outside seating
4 Seasons Napa Valley TRUSS Restaurant outside seating
4 Seasons Napa Valley TRUSS Restaurant outside seating

The view from the restaurant is nice, whether or not it’s a transparent, chilly morning, or a foggy morning the place you’ll totally anticipating the Headless Horseman to look out of nowhere. And the way cool is that huge tree?!

4 Seasons Napa Valley TRUSS Restaurant view
4 Seasons Napa Valley TRUSS Restaurant view

4 Seasons Napa Valley breakfast

As is the case at nearly all 4 Seasons properties, there was a complimentary espresso & tea setup within the foyer within the mornings (plus mini-muffins!), which I positive do recognize.

4 Seasons Napa Valley complimentary espresso

These reserving via 4 Seasons Most well-liked Companion (which is how I like to recommend reserving 4 Seasons stays) obtain complimentary breakfast within the restaurant or through in-room eating. We had breakfast every morning within the restaurant, and you’ll find the menu under.

4 Seasons Napa Valley TRUSS breakfast menu
4 Seasons Napa Valley TRUSS breakfast menu

The drinks had been glorious, together with cappuccinos, iced coffees, and inexperienced juices.

4 Seasons Napa Valley breakfast
4 Seasons Napa Valley breakfast

Over the course of our keep, we sampled a number of issues on the menu, together with granola with yogurt and seasonal fruit…

4 Seasons Napa Valley breakfast

Grapefruit brûlée with caramelized sugar and mint…

4 Seasons Napa Valley breakfast

An avocado tartine with black truffle puree…

4 Seasons Napa Valley breakfast

Smoked salmon on a caraway english muffin, with whipped cream cheese…

4 Seasons Napa Valley breakfast

The three eggs any fashion with an english muffin and fruit…

4 Seasons Napa Valley breakfast

Huevos rancheros with corn tortilla, avocado, black bean, and cotija…

4 Seasons Napa Valley breakfast

And French toast with ache di mie, strawberry, and cream cheese.

4 Seasons Napa Valley breakfast

The breakfast eating expertise was merely good. The service was pleasant, and the meals was glorious. I appreciated that it was a bit imaginative, and even typical breakfast classics had been modified a bit.

4 Seasons Napa Valley Dwelling Room at TRUSS drinks & dinner

On a few evenings we had drinks exterior at TRUSS, given the gorgeous setting. They’ve an in depth cocktail menu, which you’ll be able to see under.

4 Seasons Napa Valley TRUSS cocktail menu

The presentation of some drinks was particular…

4 Seasons Napa Valley TRUSS cocktail

Basic cocktails, like an quaint and soiled martini, had been additionally glorious.

4 Seasons Napa Valley TRUSS cocktails

We additionally had dinner one night at TRUSS, and you’ll find the menu under.

4 Seasons Napa Valley TRUSS dinner menu

To start out we had the gaufrettes (aka elegant chips) & onion dip.

4 Seasons Napa Valley TRUSS dinner

We then shared a pizza to begin. Whereas there was a pizza on the menu, there was additionally an incredible-sounding pizza as a particular that night, so we ordered that. Yum.

4 Seasons Napa Valley TRUSS dinner

For principal programs I had the steelhead trout with radish, black garlic, and meyer lemon, whereas Ford had the pressed hen with butternut squash, fresno peppers, popped black rice, and herbs.

4 Seasons Napa Valley TRUSS dinner
4 Seasons Napa Valley TRUSS dinner

The meals was indescribably good. My solely suggestions is that the menu was pretty restricted, although it ought to be expanded considerably as soon as the restaurant totally opens within the coming months.

4 Seasons Napa Valley Campo Poolside

The 4 Seasons’ different principal restaurant is Campo Poolside, and it’s open every day from 11AM till 5PM. The restaurant is described as serving Cal-Mexican and poolside favorites. The restaurant solely has outside seating, and you can even order meals and drinks from right here to wherever on the pool.

4 Seasons Napa Valley Campo Poolside seating
4 Seasons Napa Valley Campo Poolside seating
4 Seasons Napa Valley Campo Poolside

You could find the Campo Poolside food and drinks menus under.

4 Seasons Napa Valley Campo Poolside lunch menu
4 Seasons Napa Valley Campo Poolside drink menu

We ordered some cocktails right here one afternoon, which we loved.

4 Seasons Napa Valley Campo Poolside drinks

We sampled a number of issues on the menu, together with the guacamole & tlayuda chips…

4 Seasons Napa Valley Campo Poolside lunch

Ensalada de frutas, which had melon, mango, jicama, cucumber, tajin chili, and lime…

4 Seasons Napa Valley Campo Poolside lunch

Carne asada tacos with grilled bavette, avocado, diced onion, cilantro-lime aioli, and salsa roja…

4 Seasons Napa Valley Campo Poolside lunch

Grilled hen cobb salad with romaine, monterey jack, sieved egg, black beans, grilled corn, and corn tortilla…

4 Seasons Napa Valley Campo Poolside lunch

And tuna tlayuda with avocado, pumpkin seed, and salsa macha.

4 Seasons Napa Valley Campo Poolside lunch

The meals right here was glorious as properly — there’s not a single factor I can fault in regards to the high quality of the meals at this property.

4 Seasons Napa Valley swimming pools

The 4 Seasons Napa Valley has a powerful pool setup. There are two massive swimming pools, roughly within the middle of the resort. The most important pool is an adults-only 23-meter heated lap pool, which options 5 lanes. There’s additionally loads of seating across the pool, as you’d count on.

4 Seasons Napa Valley pool
4 Seasons Napa Valley pool
4 Seasons Napa Valley pool
4 Seasons Napa Valley pool seating

Then there was a second heated pool for households.

4 Seasons Napa Valley pool
4 Seasons Napa Valley pool
4 Seasons Napa Valley pool seating

Along with the 2 swimming pools, there have been additionally two scorching tubs. The new tubs didn’t get scorching throughout our keep, although, however reasonably had been simply heat. So I’m guessing that’s a kink that also must be labored out. Fortuitously the recent tub on the spa labored correctly, and that was open to all visitors.

4 Seasons Napa Valley scorching tub
4 Seasons Napa Valley scorching tub

I additionally recognize how 4 Seasons properties usually don’t nickel-and-dime. Not solely was there no resort charge, however there was complimentary sunscreen on the pool (then once more, the UV index is fairly low in Napa Valley in December).

4 Seasons Napa Valley complimentary sunscreen

4 Seasons Napa Valley fitness center

The 4 Seasons has a 24/7 fitness center, positioned in a standalone constructing close to reception.

4 Seasons Napa Valley fitness center exterior

4 Seasons fairly constantly has one of the best gyms of any main lodge group, with fashionable tools and loads of cardio and weight choices.

4 Seasons Napa Valley fitness center
4 Seasons Napa Valley fitness center
4 Seasons Napa Valley fitness center
4 Seasons Napa Valley fitness center
4 Seasons Napa Valley fitness center
4 Seasons Napa Valley fitness center

I’ll say that in comparison with different 4 Seasons properties, this was one of many weaker gyms. Not when it comes to the dimensions of the fitness center or high quality of apparatus, however reasonably when it comes to the structure. For instance, there was a single bench for weights, and never a lot room within the weights space for that matter. So there’s actually solely room for one get together to do weights within the fitness center on the time, whereas there’s loads of room for cardio.

Although the lodge was principally empty and there was usually just one different particular person within the fitness center, we sort of needed to step round each other to make use of the weights. So at a minimal I’d suggest they add a second bench for weights, and go away a bit more room in that space.

4 Seasons properties additionally typically have some exterior fitness center tools. Whereas that wasn’t arrange but, the fitness center had an enormous outside house, so hopefully that’s one thing that’s added sooner or later, at the least seasonally.

4 Seasons Napa Valley fitness center outside space

4 Seasons Napa Valley Spa Talisa

Spa Talisa is the 4 Seasons’ on-property spa. The spa is positioned between reception and the fitness center. Whereas I didn’t get any remedies, the spa menu regarded intriguing, and included some outside remedies with mud.

4 Seasons Napa Valley spa exterior

What we did use is the spa’s outside whirlpool space, which is gorgeous. Not like the recent tubs on the pool, this one was the precise temperature, and had a wonderful view over the vineyards in addition.

4 Seasons Napa Valley spa scorching tub space
4 Seasons Napa Valley spa scorching tub space
4 Seasons Napa Valley spa outside seating

4 Seasons Napa Valley Elusa Vineyard

One thrilling side of the 4 Seasons is that it’s the one property in Napa Valley set inside a working vineyard. That doesn’t discuss with the vineyard on the opposite aspect of the highway, however reasonably there are vineyards throughout the rooms and services that belong to Elusa Vineyard.

The winery space is simply a number of acres, so Elusa is rarely going to be an enormous vineyard. Somewhat the intent is to provide sufficient wine for TRUSS (the lodge’s restaurant), for tastings, and for Elusa Vineyard members to purchase bottles.

You’ll need to make a reservation with Elusa Vineyard upfront, and tastings are $100 per particular person. This looks like it might be built-in into the 4 Seasons expertise a bit higher — for instance, you may’t cost that to your room, however reasonably need to make the reserving and pay immediately with Elusa.

4 Seasons Napa Valley Elusa Vineyard

Our tasting began with a tour of the property’s vineyards. In fact we had seen these in passing from strolling across the property, nevertheless it’s useful to get a greater understanding of the way it all works.

4 Seasons Napa Valley vineyards
4 Seasons Napa Valley vineyards
4 Seasons Napa Valley vineyards

Then we obtained a tour of all the pieces that occurs past the vines…

4 Seasons Napa Valley Elusa Vineyard
4 Seasons Napa Valley Elusa Vineyard

This even included a few tastings throughout that course of.

4 Seasons Napa Valley Elusa Vineyard wine tasting
4 Seasons Napa Valley Elusa Vineyard

After that we had been delivered to a wonderful room the place our principal tasting passed off. We obtained to strive three crimson wines.

4 Seasons Napa Valley Elusa Vineyard wine tasting room
4 Seasons Napa Valley Elusa Vineyard wine tasting room
4 Seasons Napa Valley Elusa Vineyard
4 Seasons Napa Valley Elusa Vineyard wine tasting
4 Seasons Napa Valley Elusa Vineyard wine tasting

It was a enjoyable expertise, and it actually may be very cool how the lodge can also be fairly actually a vineyard.

4 Seasons Napa Valley service

Service on the 4 Seasons Napa Valley was nice. The model constantly does a superb job with hiring, and this was no exception. Heck, I’d say service was nearly too good.

The lodge was eerily empty after we had been there (in all probability as a result of a mixture of the property having simply opened, plus it being between Thanksgiving and Christmas, which isn’t a well-liked time to trip), so at occasions it felt like there was a 1:1 service ratio.

Backside line

The extremely anticipated 4 Seasons Napa Valley has lastly opened, and I’m comfortable to have had the possibility to test it out. Napa Valley is such a enjoyable and simple getaway (particularly for these in California), and the 4 Seasons will little doubt be the most effective luxurious properties within the space.

The 4 Seasons Napa Valley has its implausible TRUSS signature restaurant, a big and delightful pool space, pleasant service, and a particular setting on an lively vineyard.

As you’d count on from a brand new property, there are nonetheless some kinks to work out. I’d say my solely main concern that may’t simply be labored out is these floor ground rooms which are principally immediately on a public road. I’d attempt to keep away from these if doable, and I hope the lodge does one thing to attempt to add some privateness for these rooms.

Anybody plan on visiting the 4 Seasons Napa Valley? Do you have got one other favourite lodge within the space?

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