When you hear someone talking about Napa Valley, you logically assume the discussion is about the award-wining wines of the area. What most people don’t realize is that besides visiting the various vineyards and tasting rooms, Napa Valley has a host of other activities that a visitor staying at a Napa Valley hotel can enjoy.
Napa hot air ballooning is gaining in popularity with trips departing early each morning to take advantage of the best weather conditions while soaring above the picturesque valleys of the region. Most often, a champagne brunch is enjoyed after the flight. If staying on terra firma is more to your liking, there is hardly a better place to picnic than Napa Valley. Each neighboring town contains boutique groceries and general stores that stock a tempting array of goodies for your feast. Overlooking a vineyard while eating your custom picked delights (and wine, of course) is a sumptuous treat for all. Napa Valley bike tours are yet another way to explore the stunning Napa Valley scenery and get a bit of exercise as well. For a truly luxurious and unique experience, the famous Napa Valley Wine Train combines delectable cuisine and wine pairings while viewing the countryside in old-fashioned style.
One of the more stunning new Napa Valley hotel choices is the White House Inn and Spa, a property that brings a sophisticated interpretation of a classic bed and breakfast inn. Ideally situated within walking distance to Napa’s acclaimed restaurants, art galleries and wine tasting rooms, this renovated 19th century mansion successfully pairs stylish contemporary décor with original architectural details. Each of the 17 guest rooms and suites is furnished with queen or king sized beds and loaded with amenities: romantic fireplaces, jetted tubs, luxurious linens and plush robes, oversized flat screens televisions, iPod docks and complimentary WIFI. All guests enjoy a gourmet breakfast buffet and evening wine and hors d’oeuvres as well as access to lush gardens, an outdoor pool and on-site spa treatments
This particular Napa Valley hotel also prides itself in making your stay a memorable one, whether the celebration is a romantic wine country getaway, a milestone anniversary or an intimate family reunion. White House Inn and Spa is also becoming well-known for their “Exclusive Napa—Insider Experience” custom wine tours, where lucky participants spend the day enjoying three boutique wineries, a personal tour with a wine maker, and a custom picnic lunch—all made easy by a private driver and wine educator. For a truly unforgettable experience to Napa Valley, broaden your horizons of the area and try a different approach. You won’t regret it!