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As of today, Five Star Alliance features 15 luxury hotels in Napa, California. Napa, or Napa Valley is the term used for an area of Northern California known for its regional wine industry. Cities in the Napa Valley include Yountville, Calistoga, St. Helena, and Napa.
Why do our guests love Napa?
- Napa Valley is home to more than four hundred wineries, including well-known producer Mondavi. Grape varieties grown include Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
-The famous hot springs found in Calistoga are known for their relaxing and restorative properties. There's also the Old Faithful geyser, which erupts every 40 minutes. Solage Calistoga (pictured below) has a 20,000 square foot spa and is offering nightly rates as of this writing that start at $350.
-Visitors enjoy the creative ways to taste the grapes, like the Napa Valley Wine Train. Ride and quaff in restored 1917 Pullman train cars.
Where to Stay?
-The peak time for wine tasting in Napa Vallye is May through October. As of this writing, a mid-May stay at Carneros Inn (pictured at top) starts at $466 per night. Yountville's Vintage Inn has nightly rates starting at $370. Plan a bit further ahead for a mid-August stay and nightly rates start at $299 at the Westin Verasa Napa, or splurge at Calistoga Ranch, where a deluxe lodge with private fireplace and outdoor shower is $850 a night.
Did you know?
-About 5 million people visit Napa Valley each year.
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