Planning a fab Napa Valley Bachelorette party trip? From where to stay, the best winery tours, the top eateries, and the most amazing non-winery-related things to do in Napa Valley, we created a complete guide to planning the bachelorette party trip of your dreams! Keep reading for more, or use the links below to jump between sections
- Where to Stay During Your Napa Valley Bachelorette Trip
- The Best Eateries to Visit During Your Napa Valley Bachelorette Party Trip
- Top Wine Tours & Tastings for Your Napa Valley Bachelorette Party
- Non-Winery Related Things to Do in Napa!
Where to Stay During Your Napa Valley Bachelorette Trip
You’ll need a fab hotel or resort where you and the group can stay during your Napa Valley Bachelorette party trip! One where you can either share a suite, a cottage, or a guesthouse. Or, one where everyone can experience their own level of privacy in a private guestroom. Below are 5 of the most amazing hotels and resorts with the best on-site amenities to keep the vibe high during your bachelorette party trip!
1) Auberge du Soleil
This resort is a whole lot of California soul that feels like you’ve jetted off to France for the weekend! Auberge du Soleil has all the amazing breathtaking views you would expect of a Napa Valley resort, and you’ll be surrounded by them in every direction! The pool, the terrace restaurant, and the balcony in your room will provide you with the sweeping scenery that surrounds the resort. A gorgeous and relaxed Napa resort, but, with added amenities and a taste of Provence. The resort is nested in 33 acres of heritage olive and oak trees and offers its 50 guest rooms. The rooms are contemporary and have a kind of eay sophistication about them. To book your stay, you can find Auberge du Soleil at this link.
2) Alila Napa Valley
Looking for a fab spot for your Napa Valley bachelorette that has a spa on-site? Alila Napa Valley is a luxurious hotel and spa. It’s been dubbed an adult sanctuary and is set among the Beringer Vineyards and surrounded by some of Napa’s most historic wineries. Alila Napa Valley combines modern amenities with the traditions of a charming, rustic experience in Napa.
Located minutes from St. Helena, Alila Napa Valley is a hidden enclave that provides a retreat from all the hustle and bustle of the foot traffic downtown. It is important to note that Alila Napa Valley is an adults-only hotel and guests must be 18 years of age. The motto at Alila Napa Valley is “savor every moment”. There are a total of 64 rooms at Alila Napa Valley including a selection of suites with a view. If you want to book your stay at Alila Napa Valley, you can find their reservations, at this link.
3) Stanly Ranch
Looking for something positively dripping with modern farmhouse charm but with a progressive spin for your Napa Valley Bachelorette party? Stanly Ranch embeds a warm and casual setting that invites its guests with comfort in mind. This gorgeous Napa Valley resort has some amazing spaces for you and the group to meet after that wine-tasting tour; including lounge seating, outdoor seating areas, and a fire pit. The guest rooms and suites at Stanly Ranch are intimate and cozy. Additionally, the ranch also offers up a selection of cottages for your stay! These charming cottages are in a village-like setting and are surrounded by the ranch. The cottages were designed as a reflection of the agrarian lifestyle of Napa. For more on booking your amazing stay at Stanly Ranch, you can find them online, here.
4) Archer Hotel Napa
Wine country chic in an urban boutique hotel! The Archer Hotel Napa is an elevated stay experience for your Napa Valley Bachelorette. Located in the heart of the urban sprawl of Napa, this walkable distance hotel provides a prime location for those wishing to experience the foot traffic of Napa’s downtown district. This gorgeous modern hotel is just steps away from all the best shopping experiences, eateries, and tasting rooms. At Archer Hotel Napa you’ll find five-star comfort in an open-air setting. The hotel boasts guest rooms and balcony-clad suites with a rooftop spa, a rooftop bar, and a fabulous on-site steakhouse. This hot spot hotel is also pet-friendly for fur babies under 50 lbs, just in case you want to bring them along for the experience of your Napa Valley Bachelorette!
5) Carneros Resort & Spa
A sprawl of rolling vineyards and the picturesque countryside surrounds Carneros Resort & Spa. This resort is the embodiment of a luxurious Napa experience in a relaxed environment that feels like a private retreat. Carneros Resort & Spa offers stand-alone cottages, luxury homes, and guest rooms. Resort amenities and cottage amenities vary, but they are both equally amazing, nonetheless! The resort includes a full-service restaurant on-site that serves up complimentary breakfast every day. You’ll also find two pools on their property. One just for the adults, and one that’s a bit more family-friendly. If you’re looking for a resort for you and the crew to stay at that has the most on-site amenities, you’ll find that Carneros Resort & Spa has live music, pickle ball courts, and on-site tastings!
The Best Eateries to Visit During Your Napa Valley Bachelorette Party Trip
We take food pretty seriously around here! While your trip to Napa Valley for your Bachelorette party will be full of epic views and the best winery tours, you and the crew will need some recommendations on where to dine. As foodies, we compiled a list of the top 5 eateries in the area. The ones that attract locals and tourists alike, and the ones you absolutely cannot miss during your trip!
1) Angele Restaurant & Bar
Want to feel like you are dining in the French countryside? Angele Restaurant & Bar is located in downtown Napa and focuses on simple cuisine that evokes the flavors and hospitality of the French Countryside. The building that Angele Restaurant & Bar is housed in is the historic Hatt Building, which is located along the Napa River. So you’ll get a unique waterfront view combined with a delectable dish. If French food isn’t your thing, don’t worry. The menu of Angele Restaurant & Bar combines the fresh ingredients of Northern California into many of their dishes. Naturally, they have an extensive wine program and you’ll find fab labels from both France and Napa!
2) Cole’s Chop House
Maybe you’re reaching your capacity for wine during your Napa Valley Bachelorette trip and you’re ready to taste something with a deeper profile. Cole’s Chop House has an extensive menu of world-class whiskey selections! Cole’s Chop House is in fact a steak house, but it is Napa Valley’s favorite steak house. On the menu, you’ll find 21–day dry–aged prime steaks, side by side with fresh seafood, lamb, and hauntingly delicious a la carte sides. In addition to its amazing menu and selection of whiskey, Cole’s Chop House is located in the Williams-Kyser building. Constructed in 1886, the building is the very first commercial building ever constructed north of the Napa Creek. The atmosphere at Cole’s Chop House is laid back but the menu delivers in a big way!
3) Bistro Don Giovanni
Hands down, one of the names that pops up over and over again among locals for the best place to dine is Bistro Don Giovanni. Their menu is hand-crafted, and the ingredients are garden-fresh. Furthermore, the day at Bistro Don Giovanni starts by baking their traditional, focaccia and ciabatta breads from fresh semolina. Once the bread is baked, they move on to their house-made egg pasta and traditional Neapolitan pizzas. If your mouth isn’t watering quite yet, some of the favorites among guests at Bistro Don Giovanni include Mama Concetta’s meatballs, the crispy Chicken Diavolo, and their savory salmon filet. Bistro Don Giovanni offers seating indoors or on their outdoor patio near their fountain garden.
Torc is a kind of a no muss no fuss, skip the white table linens kind of eatery. The energy is high and the vibe makes you feel like Torc is where it’s at! The bar services guests with deliciously crafted cocktails and rare wines (by the glass) all before your amazing plate is placed before you. The owners pride themselves on dismantling what a fine dining experience looks like by replacing pomp with a relaxed environment.
The menu is full of fabulous fusion options like the farm fresh deviled eggs, house-made rigatoncini, red snapper, and prime Angus filet. The music is rockin’ and there is major love for serving up the freshest, highest-quality ingredients. Torc does not currently offer outdoor seating and the largest party size they can accommodate is 8 guests. But, if your Napa Valley Bachelorette has a higher guest count, you’ll be happy to know that they do offer takeout!
Tapas in wine country, could anything be more perfect? The menu at Zuzu is inspired by the flavors of Northern Spain and it is a favorite hot spot in downtown Napa. Visitors go to Zuzu for lunch, dinner, and their famed paella-to-go! You’ll find small plates that feature the best regional ingredients of California. The bar menu at Zuzu features a fun take on Gin & tonic and wine offered by the glass. Curious to know what Zuzu offers on its extensive tapas menu? You’ll find amazing offerings like Chilipepper Rockfish, Akaushi Flat-Iron Steak, ceviche de calamari, and of course charcuterie! The vibe at Zuzu is lively and energetic, and the food is a reflection of the restaurant’s spirit! To view their menu, or to learn more about their paella catering, you can visit Zuzu online, here.
Top Wine Tours & Tastings for Your Napa Valley Bachelorette
It just wouldn’t be a trip to Napa for your Bachelorette without a winery tour or tasting! There are nearly 400 wineries in Napa, so it may be difficult for you and your group to narrow down the must-dos while you are in town. Whether you are looking for a winery with the best views, a cozy place where you can plan your own picnic or a winery known for its sparkling wines, we’ve compiled them all below.
1) V. Sattui
Practically a Napa Valley institution, V. Sattui is a rustic Italian estate winery located in the heart of Napa Valley. And they have it all! Food, wine, venues, and all the gorgeous views of their vineyards and the surrounding mountain ranges. You do not need a reservation to shop their marketplace or plan a picnic on their grounds. However, if you want a more formal wine-tasting experience, reservations are highly recommended due to their limited capacity.
Tastings occur indoors and outdoors, with outdoor tasting providing a tented space in the event of inclement weather. If you want to visit V. Sattui but have a tour or tasting planned elsewhere, we highly recommend the picnic option! In fact, their marketplace houses everything you could possibly need or want to plan a fab picnic including sandwiches, paninis, pastas, charcuterie, cheeses, and house-made desserts! However, we will point out that outside food and drink are not permitted on their grounds. If you want to make a reservation for a tasting at V. Sattui, you can find them online here.
2) Domaine Carneros
Want to sip sparkling French wine and feel as though you are an ex-pat living your best life in Provence? Domaine Carneros feels like Europe but with the comforts of Napa Valley. Domaine Carneros is a small grower and producer of méthode traditionelle sparkling wine, Pinot Noir, estate vineyards, and a breathtakingly beautiful Château. They hold tastings on their expansive outdoor terrace which gives all the best views of the vineyard. You can look over their tasting menu, or plan your visit, at this link!
3) Castello di Amorosa
An authentically styled 14th-century Tuscan Castle, Castello di Amorosa has an extensive list of varying tastings! Reservations are required for a tasting at Castello di Amorosa and they have five different options all the way from a seated tasting to a VIP experience and everything in between. If you’re looking for a more in-depth experience beyond your tasting, Castello di Amorosa has a wine club (including a shipping option!), and has a shop full of delectable artisan olive oils and wines. To plan your visit to Castello di Amorosa, you can find them online, at this link.
4) Schramsbery Vineyards
For the last 50 years Schramsbery Vineyards has been a purveyor of extraordinary sparkling wines. The vineyard is located on the Napa Valley Diamond Mountain and it’s a family-owned business that infuses every bottle they cork with the passion of their craft. Schramsbery Vineyards offers tasting experiences as well as tour experiences, but each of their offerings is by appointment only, so you’ll need to book your reservation in advance. We highly recommend the cave tour that offers a wine and cheese pairing, you can find more information on that particular experience, at this link!
5) Sterling Vineyards
Dubbed the winery tour in Napa Valley with the best view. Sterling Vineyards offers wine tastings, events, and tours for groups of over 15 guests. Additionally, they are currently in the process of building an aerial tram, so you might just be lucky enough to experience a ride during your trip! Tours and tastings should be reserved in advance and Sterling Vineyards offers a total of three options. The hilltop experience, the tour & terrace experience, the Sterling stroll, and their club member experience. For more information on cost and inclusions on wine tour experience at Sterling Vineyards, you can find them online there.
Non-Winery Related Things to Do in Napa!
You might need a small break from all the wine. Or you might just be a more active group who wants to soak up every moment of your Napa Valley Bachelorette before saying goodbye to wine country. Believe it or not, there are plenty of things to do in Napa that are non-winery related! From relaxation to staying active, we rounded up 5 of our favorite non-winery things to do in Napa, below.
1) Napa Valley Bike Tour
Napa Valley Bike Tours is a fun way to see wine country while getting your heart rate up! They have a selection of trails from family-friendly to off-the-beaten path and everything in between. Additionally, they offer private leisure group tours and guided half-day or full-day bike tours. You can rent your bike through them and if you have any novice riders in your group, you’ll be happy to know they offer electric bikes as well! To click around their site to find more information about which option best suits your Napa Valley Bachelorette, you can find them at this link.
2) The Best Spas in Napa Valley
One of the most secretly amazing things to do in Napa Valley is to relax at the spas! You might be lucky enough to have booked a resort or hotel that has a spa on-site, and we love that for you. But, if you need some recs on the best spas in the area, we highly recommend starting off at Calistoga Spa Hot Springs! They offer massages, volcanic ash mud baths, and a dip in their outdoor geothermal pool. Conversely, you can also check out Spa Terra, Spa Solage, and The Spa at Silverado to find the most amazing spa with the best offerings that are suited to your group.
3) Balloon Rides
Want to see the sprawling Napa Valley from above? Balloon Tours are a great way to take in wine country! Yountville has rounded up the top 3 balloon tour companies in Napa Valley. Your balloon tour will be a quiet and relaxing panoramic experience to take in the view from above. You can expect your tour to be an early morning adventure to see the sunrise and to last about an hour in total. For more information, you can follow this link.
4) Shop at the Local Boutiques
Downtown Napa is full of local merchants offering their handmade wares. Whether it’s freshly made olive oil from the California groves at Lucero, or a more traditional gift shop like the Napa General Shop. There are plenty of places you can shop to bring home a piece of Napa! If what you really want is to bring home a taste of Napa, we highly recommend checking out Oxbow Cheese and Wine Merchant and Anette’s Chocolates!
5) Visit the Museum
Want to take in the local culture through a different lens? The Napa Valley Museum in Yountville celebrates enriching the culture of its community. You’ll find a list of rotating exhibitions, and art that tells the stories of the past as well as art of the moment. For more information on tickets, and planning your trip, you can find them online here.