Winter might just be Napa Valley's best kept secret: Free of crowds and traffic, the off-season also promises steals at Wine Country's hottest luxury hotels.
Take advantage of the cooler months by booking a room at one of Napa's coziest boutique stays—there's no shortage of stylish newcomers.
Archer Hotel Napa
(Courtesy of Archer Hotel)
Opened in November 2017, the five-story Archer Hotel in downtown Napa lives up to the hype. It's all about the details here—in the bathroom, find his-and-her slippers and custom rubber ducks in the soaking tub; in the closet, an umbrella with a sunnier day depicted on the inside. Each night, return to a locally crafted turndown treat, like a fortune cookie or madeleine. Each of the 183 luxe rooms come with a wine fridge for stashing souvenirs from your trip, and some rooms have balconies with fireplaces and special menus for ordering up food and drink, blankets, games, and a "mood setter" with wine, chocolates, candles, and vinyls.
Journey out the lobby doors and find a day's worth of activities on one block, from modern wine tasting rooms to shopping and restaurants; however you'll want to save at least one meal for the Archer's Charlie Palmer Steakhouse. Settle into the luxe dining room, or order a juicy filet mignon right to your room. Come early spring, the Archer will open its rooftop, outfitted with a shallow ledge pool and cabanas, a fitness center and spa, a second Charlie Palmer restaurant, and a bar. Introductory rates are currently as low as $199—a total steal and basically unheard of in Napa Valley—so the time to book is now. // Introductory rates start at $199/night, 1230 First St. (Napa), archerhotel.com/napa