Downtown Napa has even more to celebrate. A new village style resort featuring multiple dining options is opening directly across the street from sister property, Meritage Resort and Spa. Marking the fifth in the Meritage collection, which includes, the aforementioned namesake property, Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort in Kauai and Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa near San Diego.
The property is situated on 11 acres in Napa and mimics a Tuscan village with nine tasting rooms from local wineries and breweries, a locally-sourced, artisanal market, a luxurious pool with 10 cabanas, and a spacious community lawn for picnic, play and private concerts. The 145-room hotel, includes 39 suites with fully-equipped kitchens, is located just a short drive from downtown Napa.
Some of the culinary highlights include local boutique wineries and microbrews including Trinitas Cellars, Foley Food & Wine Society, Jayson by Pahlmeyer, Napa Smith Brewery as well as onsite cooking classes. Guests will have access to the resort’s sister property across the street, The Meritage Resort and Spa’s Spa Terra, located in a 22,000- square-foot underground cave.
Rates start at $400, but the resort is offering its exclusive 25 percent off the best available rate, with an Opening Celebration Offer which also includes a $50 resort credit. vistacollinaresort.com
Mimi Towle has been the editor of Marin Magazine for over a decade. She lived with her family in Sycamore Park and Strawberry and thoroughly enjoyed raising two daughters in the mayhem of Marin’s youth sports; soccer, swim, volleyball, ballet, hip hop, gymnastics and many many hours spent at Miwok Stables. Her community involvements include volunteering at her daughter’s schools, coaching soccer and volleyball (glorified snack mom), being on the board of both Richardson Bay Audubon Center. Currently residing on a floating home in Sausalito, she enjoys all water activity, including learning how to steer a 6-person canoe for the Tamalpais Outrigger Canoe Club. Born and raised in Hawaii, her fondness for the islands has on occasion made its way into the pages of the magazine.