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.
The Ink House
(Courtesy of the Ink House)
Built in 1895 as the personal home of Napa Valley pioneer Theron. H. Ink, this spot later became a bed-and-breakfast where Elvis stayed while filming Wild in the Country. Today, the Ink House has been given new life as a luxury boutique hotel. Fully restored with elegant and contemporary touches while still paying homage to its history, the two-story inn has just four rooms, each meticulously curated with a fully individual design, color theme, and personality. Dedicated to faces from the building's past, there's even an Elvis Room, aptly furnished with a blue suede bed. Head up to the building's observatory for 360-degree views of Napa Valley, nosh in the chef's kitchen, and play a game of bocce ball on the grounds.
Guests at the Ink House can also enjoy daily European breakfast, a tasting of Castellucci wines, and first-class amenities such as a ride in the Bentley house car and your own personal, around-the-clock maître d'étage. Located just south of downtown St. Helena, the Ink House is conveniently surrounded by top wineries, restaurants, and boutique shopping on St. Helena's Main Street. // Rates start at $1,200/night, 1575 St. Helena Hwy (St. Helena), inkhousenapavalley.com