With more than 400 wineries nearby, Silverado Resort is a sprawling place of luxury in Napa Valley.
There are so many unique places to visit and sip wine that you’ll be planning your next trip before you even leave!
I decided to take a trip to California’s signature wine country to enjoy some fresh air and relaxation.
We decided to stay close to downtown Napa at Silverado Resort and Spa, a luxury resort on a sprawling property just a few minutes’ drive from town.
The resort is known for its two PGA championship golf courses, which are overseen by World Golf Hall of Fame member, lead golf analyst for NBC Sports, and resort co-owner Johnny Miller.
Arriving at the resort entry and driving around its circular driveway was quite the experience with it perfectly manicured lawns and landscaping.
The check-in desk is located within its iconic southern style mansion that was built in the 1860s and once the residence of a Civil War hero.
After checking-in and collecting the keys to our cottage, we jumped back into our car and drove to the nearby parking lot.
The resort is comprised of dozens of cottages spotted across the property – most are within walking distance to the mansion, but there are pockets of guest rooms on the South Golf Course too, nestled among oak trees.
We were lucky enough to stay close to the Mansion in a One Bedroom Deluxe Cottage Suite on the second floor.
When we walked in there was a large living area with TV that had a fully renovated kitchen area with brand new appliances.
There was a patio off to the side with two chairs that overlooked the golf course – the perfect place to enjoy a morning coffee while watching golfers drive by in their golf buggies.
Off the main living area was the huge bedroom with king size bed. Like the kitchen, the bathroom was completely renovated.
After settling in and unpacking for the weekend, we decided to explore the property.
The soothing, full-service spa sets the stage for relaxing comfort, offering massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and more.
But there’s more to Silverado Resort and Spa than just soothing stays.
For example, there are 13 lighted tennis courts, and biking and hiking trails on-site ensure excitement at every corner.
On the topic of keeping in shape, there’s a Fitness Center that comes with a complimentary selection of 30 fitness classes per week. There are also 10 plexi-pave tennis courts with program under the direction of Peter Burwash International, one of the world’s premier tennis management company.
If you are into golf, the two championship courses are only available to members or resort guests.
Redesigned by PGA Hall of Famer Johnny Miller, both courses feature dozens of water crossings, elevation changes and routing through historic oak trees.
If you are feeling hungry, there are a couple of options if you don’t feel like leaving the resort.
Napa Valley’s considerable bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, herbs, and cheese affords limitless inspiration, and the cuisines at The Grill at Silverado, and the Mansion Lounge reflect this long experience. Guests can savor prime steaks and responsibly caught seafood with the added temptation of fine wines or a perfectly made martini.
Meanwhile, the Silverado Market & Bakery is great if you after a cup of coffee or a bite to eat.
Whether stocking up for a picnic, selecting a snack to take back to your cottage, or enjoying a quick and delicious meal before you head out for the day to enjoy Napa Valley, you’ll find a bounty of the best products carefully selected from nearby farmers, artisans and purveyors. It’s open daily from 6:30 am to 8 pm.
If you are into exploring wineries, consider the Priority Wine Pass that features exclusive offers at many of the best wineries in the region.
Among the benefits are complimentary wine tastings, 2-1 offers and discounts on wine purchases.
We decided to take advantage of three offers in the downtown Napa area: a complimentary tasting at Mark Herold Wines, two complimentary tasting with a bottle purchase at PureCru Wines, and two-for-one tasting at Twenty Rows.
Priority Wine Pass founder Jamie Cegelski-Gaebe has personally visited more than 600 wineries in the past five years – it’s given her the chance to partner with wineries and winemakers to help them grow their passion while at the same time creating experiences for members.
After a day drinking wine, it was time to head back to the resort where we took advantage of the resort pool and Jacuzzi.
After the sun set, we finished the day inside the Mansion, taking in the history of the building while enjoying a cocktail at the Mansion Lounge, which is open daily from 4 pm to midnight.
Here you can enjoy the warmth of the fireplace, a magical place to end a day in Napa.
Silverado Resort and Spa is located at 1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa Valley.
For more information, visit www.silveradoresort.com.