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About Yountville

Yountville, nine miles north of Napa, is a foodie favourite, with more Michelin stars per capita than any other American town. You stay here so that you can drink wonderful wines at supper and not have to drive afterwards. And of course it’s a great base for exploring the rest of the valley by day. And it’s beautiful. And the vibe is one of pampering relaxation. Sigh. The best places to stay in Yountville also have some of the best restaurants in town, so choosing from our Guru’s recommendations could at least help solve the dinner reservations issue.

What Not To Miss

  • Soar above the glorious Napa Valley in a hot air balloon, providing a wonderfully tranquil way to enjoy the superb views. The pilots act as tour guides, pointing out the various sights.
  • Ma(i)sonry Gallery allows visitors to enjoy the best of the wine and artwork that the region has to offer. The beautiful exposed stonework of the historic building makes for a wonderful setting in which to enjoy various regional wines coupled with exquisite paintings and sculptures.
  • Learn all about the history of the region at the Small Town Museum which features a great selection of exhibits offering a fascinating glimpse back in history.
  • For a different perspective of the beautiful scenery, enjoy a few holes of golf in front of the dramatic mountainous backdrop. With lush green fairways and an array of challenging courses, it's a great way to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.
  • Sample some of the best restaurants in Yountville. Bouchon Bakery is one spot that always draws crowds and it's understandable why, given that it was founded by the famous restaurateur, James Keller. The wonderful assortment of baked goods are delicious and rival Paris' top patisseries.

Don't forget that this town is a busy destination during the peak summer months. So if you want to guarantee a room in one of the best places to stay in Yountville, get organised and book early.

The best places to stay in Yountville

For peace and quiet

  • Lavender is a charming Yountville B&B, only minutes from the Napa Valley Wineries. The decor draws inspiration from Provence, with lavender gardens, warm tones and even a boules court. Each room comes with its own extra amenities, such as access to wrap around porch, spa bath or hot tub. Intimate and very pretty!

For a great location

  • Maison Fleurie: this charming B&B consists of three stone and brick buildings dating back to 1873. A handy 10 minute walk from Yountville Center. Rooms feature elegant French style furnishings, exposed wood beams, rustic brick walls, sumptuous linens and large windows. Country-chic at its best.
  • Vintage House is situated in the heart of town. This contemporary retreat boasts elegant accommodation (many rooms come with a jacuzzi for two), outdoor pool, and superb farm to fork restaurant.

For opulent relaxation

  • Hotel Yountville - this European-inspired hotel sits in five acres, just a short walk from Yountville, with views of vineyards, an outdoor pool and an extensive spa. Spacious rooms feature fireplaces and four-poster beds. Hopper Creek Kitchen and the Y Bar offer seasonal menus and free wine tasting.
  • Napa Valley Lodge is a romantic hideaway commanding spectacular views of the renowned Napa Valley. From Champagne breakfast delivered to your door, to watching the sunset from your private balcony, this is a truly pampering experience. The rooms are simple, elegant and extremely comfortable. A wine lover's paradise!
  • Poetry Inn is an intimate boutique overlooking vineyards from its hillside standing. Large light rooms offer all the needed luxuries; fine linens, marble bathrooms and truly sublime views. Why not book the farmhouse, enjoy a complimentary breakfast and explore this exceptional wine region.

For eco-friendly luxury

  • Bardessono Hotel and Spa is a hotel that proves you can have luxury as well as an eco-friendly ethos. Geothermal systems heat the rooms and spa, whilst solar panels provide almost all of the hotel’s energy. Spacious bathrooms are designed as private spas and the restaurant favours organic ingredients and weekly wine tasting.

For an apartment or cottage

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option this holiday, don't hesitate to visit our online partner, Booking.com for a superb selection of properties ideal for exploring the town and glorious Napa region beyond.

Travel Information

  • Fly to San Francisco International Airport located 106km (66 miles) from Yountville with a wide selection of International flights across the world along with a host of domestic flights.
  • If you want to rent a car to explore the gorgeous Napa Valley, we recommend visiting our partner Rentalcars.
  • Best time to visit - the harvest season from August to October provides a great deal of excitement and town bustles with activity.

Still Not Sure?

Best Hotels in Yountville

  • Maison Fleurie 13 rooms from AU$221

    Yountville

    This charming B&B consists of three stone and brick buildings dating back to 1873. A handy 10 minute walk from Yountville Center. Rooms feature elegant French style furnishings, exposed wood beams, rustic brick walls, sumptuous linens and large windows. Country-chic at its best.

    Local markets  -  Napa Farmers Market, fresh vegetables, produce and specialty foods every Tuesday morning.
    Swimming Pool  -  Seasonal outdoor pool.
    Full of character
    Outstanding location
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  • Hotel Yountville 80 rooms from AU$319

    Yountville (California)

    This European-inspired hotel sits in five acres, just a short walk from Yountville, with views of vineyards, an outdoor pool and an extensive spa. Spacious rooms feature fireplaces and four-poster beds. Hopper Creek Kitchen and the Y Bar offer seasonal menus and free wine tasting.

    Wine tasting  -  With over 350 wineries in the region there is a lot to see and taste.
    Sights nearby  -  Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc Restaurant is worth a visit - book ahead. 10 mins from Napa Valley Museum
    Great walks  -  Ask for a picnic and off you go.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Lavender 8 rooms from AU$325

    Yountville

    Charming Yountville B&B, only minutes from the Napa Valley Wineries. The decor draws inspiration from Provence, with lavender gardens, warm tones and even a boules court. Each room comes with its own extra amenities, such as access to wrap around porch, spa bath or hot tub. Intimate and very pretty!

    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Private Hot Tub
    Full of character
    Outstanding location
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  • Napa Valley Lodge 55 rooms from AU$381

    Yountville

    A romantic hideaway commanding spectacular views of the renowned Napa Valley. From Champagne breakfast delivered to your door, to watching the sunset from your private balcony, this is a truly pampering experience. The rooms are simple, elegant and extremely comfortable. A wine lover's paradise!

    Great walks  -  Skyline Wilderness Park has 850 acres of trails and has something for everyone.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor- year round.
    Opulent
    Full of character
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  • Vintage House 80 rooms from AU$471

    Yountville (CA)

    A contemporary boutique in the foodie haven of Yountville, Napa Valley. Elegant suites offer oak floors, large fireplaces, outdoor seating and many have two person jacuzzis. The farm to fork restaurant is wonderful and as you would expect the wine list is well researched and extensive.

    Foodies  -  The hotel's excellent farm to fork restaurant is not to be missed (try the breakfast risotto) and the area is filled with gems
    Honeymoons  -  Rent the generously proportioned Yountville Suite with a romantic fireplace, two-person jacuzzi and teak furnishings
    Great walks  -  Wander around Yountville and explore this charming area on foot
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Bardessono Hotel and Spa 62 rooms from AU$683

    Yountville

    A hotel that proves you can have luxury as well as an eco-friendly ethos. Geothermal systems heat the rooms and spa, whilst solar panels provide almost all of the hotel’s energy. Spacious bathrooms are designed as private spas and the restaurant favours organic ingredients and weekly wine tasting.

    Wine tasting  -  Walking distance to a number of estates, vineyards and wineries. Complimentary wine tasting in hotel.
    Private Hot Tub  -  Suites have spa baths in bathrooms
    Swimming Pool  -  Rooftop outdoor pool
    Spa
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • North Block Hotel 20 rooms from AU$577

    Yountville

    A casual Tuscan affair in the heart of Yountville. Simple and stylish, the interiors are timeless and offer a soothing background from which to soak up the joys of the Napa Valley. With a wonderful restaurant, a garden, a heated pool, as well as spa and hot tub they have all bases covered.

    Foodies  -  Well situated for checking out the range of Michelin starred restaurants and excellent wine rooms on this side of Yountville
    Total relaxation  -  Utter bliss- spend lazy afternoons by the pool, unwind in the spa, or cosy up beside your in room fireplace
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • Poetry Inn from AU$1027

    Yountville (6380 Silverado Trail)

    An intimate boutique overlooking vineyards from its hillside standing. Large light rooms offer all the needed luxuries; fine linens, marble bathrooms and truly sublime views. Why not book the farmhouse, enjoy a complimentary breakfast and explore this exceptional wine region.

    Sights nearby  -  Napa Valley Opera House is centred around wine and music - check out what is on during your stay.
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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