Alila Napa Valley aerial view.

Alila Napa Valley

By Published On: January 11th, 2024

Set amid Beringer Vineyards, relaxation and history meet at this luxurious adults-only resort.

Surrounded by vineyards, wineries, and lush countryside, Alila Napa Valley is both a secluded wine country retreat and a convenient home base for exploring the valley.

The historic property includes a beautifully restored 1907 Georgian-style farmhouse, home to guest rooms and the Acacia House restaurant. This adults-only (18+) resort is minutes from downtown St. Helena where restaurants, boutiques, galleries, and tasting rooms welcome visitors.

View of Beringer Vineyards from guest room balcony at Alila Napa Valley resort.
View of Beringer Vineyards from guest room balcony. Photo Courtesy: Alila Napa Valley.

Wellness-oriented experiences at Alila Napa Valley include forest bathing sessions, yoga, sound healing journeys, and astrology readings as well as traditional treatments at Spa Alila.

Accommodations at Alila Napa Valley

Combining gorgeous views with luxe decor and amenities, Alila Napa Valley’s 64 guest rooms and suites are both sophisticated and comfortable. Calming earth tones, custom Italian furnishings, and plush bathrooms make each room an intimate sanctuary, while floor-to-ceiling windows and outdoor spaces highlight the rustic wine country surroundings.

Alila Napa Valley resort Guest room interior.
Guest room interior. Photo Courtesy: Alila Napa Valley.

The hotel’s rooms and suites feature views of grapevines, mountains, gardens, and countryside as well as a variety of sizes and configurations. 

The 440 square foot Estate View Room features floor-to-ceiling windows that bring in views of the Beringer Estate Winery along with a secluded balcony with a fire pit. A soaking tub, rain shower, and luxury linens add to guests’ pleasure, and deluxe rooms include a soaking tub on the terrace.

Historic Farmhouse Room with outdoor tub at Alila Napa Valley resort.
Historic Farmhouse Room with outdoor tub. Photo Courtesy: Alila Napa Valley.

The Historic Farmhouse Room, located in the restored farmhouse next to the Beringer Estate, offers a serene setting and indoor-outdoor style with its private furnished balcony and mountain views. A king-sized bed, rain shower, and soaking tub complete the picture.

The expansive Vineyard View Rooms range from 440 to 630 square feet square feet, with one king or two queen-sized beds, private outdoor areas, fire pits, soaking tubs, rain showers, plus mountain and vineyard views.

Vineyard View Guest Room at Alila Napa Valley resort.
Vineyard View Guest Room. Photo Courtesy: Alila Napa Valley.

Among the largest of the hotel’s suites, the Vineyard View Suite offers a spacious balcony, floor-to-ceiling glass doors, a dining area, and fully separate living room equipped with a fire pit and half bath. An optional connecting Vineyard View Queen room can accommodate four additional guests.

The spacious Corner King Vineyard View with Balcony, with more than 1,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor living areas, includes an extended corner balcony furnished with a six-person dining table, a day bed, two lounge chairs, and a fire pit—ideal for enjoying views of the mountains and vineyards. 

Corner King Vineyard View with Balcony at Alila Napa Valley resort.
Corner King Vineyard View with Balcony. Photo Courtesy: Alila Napa Valley.

Dining at Acacia House

Acacia House, led by newly appointed Culinary Director Thomas Lents, serves American cuisine based on Napa’s local, seasonal ingredients. The atmosphere in the restored Georgian farmhouse is part of the restaurant’s charm, and an extensive wine list and signature cocktails enhance the experience. Guests can choose a view of the open kitchen while they dine or head to the patio for an al fresco meal.

Stunning Restored Georgian Farmhouse at Alila Napa Valley.
Stunning restored Georgian Farmhouse. Photo Courtesy: Alila Napa Valley.

“I am a fan of starting each meal with a glass of sparkling wine while I consider which dishes to indulge in that day,” said Heidi Miersemann, General Manager of Alila Napa Valley Resort and Spa. “The local Domaine Carneros pairs well with our warm della fattoria epi bread served with our homemade fennel and orange butter. After the holiday season of sweet dishes, right now I’m choosing the salty whole Branzino with artichoke barigoule, and that surprisingly pairs well with a heavier winter red, one of which we are serving now is the Robert Biale zinfandel.”

Acacia House dining area at Alila Napa Valley.
Acacia House dining area. Photo Courtesy: Alila Napa Valley.

Refresh your palate with their Signature Margarita

Served in a lovely etched glass coupe, their signature margarita is visually appealing, boasting a delightful, airy texture. “After a day of wine tasting, the break for a cool and crisp cocktail that is the perfect blend of tangy and sweet, with a Mexico City recipe that is hard to find in the US, helps to reduce sugars in your body and relax your mind,” said Miersemann.

Signature margarita at Alila Napa Valley's restaurant Acacia House.
Signature margarita. Photo Courtesy: Alila Napa Valley.

Spa Alila

Taking advantage of the same nutrient-rich soil that creates Napa Valley’s exquisite wines, Spa Alila incorporates nature’s healing and nourishing botanicals in its signature treatments, aromatherapies, and herbal remedies.

Spa relaxation room at Alila Napa Valley.
Spa relaxation room. Photo Courtesy: Alila Napa Valley.

Facials include the “Nature” facial, with superfoods like nestle leaf, cranberry seed, and calendula flowers for skin wellness. The “Harmony” facial uses organic chamomile, turmeric, and lavender to detox and restore equilibrium.

Body renewal rituals, designed to restore mind/body balance, include the “Succulent Sugar Scrub and Dry Brush” which finishes with a luxurious body butter and aromas of vanilla and lavender. The “Savor Grape Seed Scrub” taps the powerful antioxidants in grape seeds to delay cellular damage caused by free radicals, ending with locally made Vintner’s Daughter skincare products.

Lavender Body butter at spa Alila Napa Valley.
Lavender body butter. Photo Courtesy: Alila Napa Valley.

Massage therapies include the “Talisman,” with an herbal poultice, warm oil Swedish massage, ginger, lemongrass, and peppermint. “Euphoric Escape + Relax” is a hot stone massage using basalt stones found along California’s coast to melt away muscle tension.

Prenatal and postnatal massages provide nurturing with kukui nut oil, rosehip, and chia seeds with specialized massage techniques. Couples can indulge in romantic experiences that include customized massage on side-by-side tables in the intimate couple’s suite.

More Alila Napa Valley Experiences

Private meditation, yoga, movement, and tai chi sessions are available. You can take a personalized painting lesson accompanied by wine or an interactive scent-making experience for an afternoon of creativity.

Tune into your inner peace during a sound bath. As we navigate the busy modern world, it can be easy to forget how soothing the ancient art of sound healing can be. Through the crystal clear vibrations of sound bowls, all the stresses and worries of life can melt away, leaving you in a deep and meditative state.

Spa sound bath at Alila Napa Valley.
Spa sound bath. Photo Courtesy: Alila Napa Valley.

Forest bathing, a form of mobile meditation developed in Japan, is set in a shaded redwood forest with a guided hike. You can also choose a guided bike tour, history walking tour of St. Helena, or private astrology reading. 

Luxurious Resort Pool at Alila Napa Valley

Take a dip and relax in their pool. Lounge chairs surround the pool, and there’s additional cabana-style seating and a large fire pit. The intimate pool area is a perfect place to relax after a day of wine tasting, with rows of grapevines almost close enough to touch.

Resort pool at Alila Napa Valley.
Resort pool. Photo Courtesy: Alila Napa Valley.

Book a Wine tasting at Beringer Vineyards

Beringer Vineyards welcomes guests (21 years of age or older) to their historic Rhine House for a tasting of their current release reserve wines. Set at a table on the veranda of the 1886 Rhine House, this is an opportunity to savor the atmosphere as well as the wines of the iconic winery. 

“We treasure our partnership with Beringer winery, the oldest continuously operating vineyard in Napa Valley, with a strong family history of winemaking,” said Miersemann. “They have replanted their Napa vineyards with some well rounded varietals that go very well with our resort dining options. Guests can even bring a bottle from Beringer into Acacia House on certain days of the week for complimentary corkage, and our VIP guests also receive two for one tastings of the luxury wines selected by Beringer.”

Guests of Alila Napa Valley have access to the grounds for walks, and for tastings. They partner with Beringer on several very exclusive experiences including one that includes tasting wines produced in different years while overlooking the vineyard the grapes were harvested from.

A stay at Alila Napa Valley is a unique experience that can be tailored to meet the needs and interests of every guest. Whether the goal is wine tasting, dining, wellness and renewal, a relaxing getaway, or a romantic weekend, Alila Napa Valley is the perfect setting. 

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