Destinations / APPELLATIONS
upgrades at Hotel
Villagio; a new
guest room at
the lobby at The
Wine Country Stays
Three refurbished local hotels that will make your next
trip north something special. BY JEANNE COOPER AND KASIA PAWLOWSKA
THE SET TING INN
Formerly the Napa Vineyard Inn, this historic landmark farmhouse built in 1901 has been renovated and
reborn as The Setting Inn. Now under the ownership
of The Setting Wines founders, the property boasts
new furniture, fixtures and decor and a private tasting area inside the on-site barn where guests can
enjoy a glass of wine and a cheese and charcuterie
plate on arrival.
Highlight Other additions include luxe amenities,
breakfast from Bouchon Bakery, L’Occitane bath
products, heated bathroom floors, in-room electric
fireplaces, soaking tubs and a fitness room with
a Peloton bike.
1205 Hillview Lane, Napa.
Urban glamour and spaces for socializing distinguish
the recently renovated Hotel Villagio in Yountville,
a short walk to the French Laundry and other elite
restaurants. Shoot pool in the lobby or have a cocktail garnished from the lobby bar’s new herb garden
before retiring to rooms with hand-knotted rugs and
Highlight Soak in the glow of your bathroom’s illuminated, freestanding bathtub, or lounge by the pool in
a private cabana.
6481 Washington Street, Yountville.
Built as a private estate near Sonoma Plaza in 1869
and a bed-and-breakfast hotel since 1997, MacArthur
Place turned 150 with a bang: a top-to-bottom
transformation of its 64 rooms and public areas.
Farmhouse and industrial elements blend easily in
the sophisticated interiors, some with wood-burning
fireplaces or spacious outdoor shower gardens.
Highlight The hotel’s former Saddles steakhouse
is now Layla, an airy oasis for shakshuka and other
sumptuous Middle Eastern/Mediterranean fare from
executive chef Cole Dickinson.
29 E. MacArthur Street, Sonoma.