Napa and Sonoma Valleys boast many excellent hotels, many of which are geared towards wine lovers. Grapes were invented for a reason! Although Napa doesn’t have much of a gay scene it’s very gay-friendly.
Joining one of the many wine tours is probably the best way to get the most out of Napa & Sonoma Valleys. You can drink responsibly, or go full-on Eddie and Patsy! You can hop on the wine train and take a boozy ride around the valley. You can join tours of the major Sonoma & Napa wineries. There are also tours of some of the less well-known vineyards.
Napa and Sonoma are near to each other but a mountain range separates them. Over four million people visit Napa Valley each year and there’s a certain class and sophistication to the area. You’ll spot many a gay and lesbian couple perusing the vineyards of Napa and Sonoma and staying in its lovely hotels and guesthouses. Click here to search more Napa hotels.
Why this hotel?: Luxury Resort. Award Winning Spa. Michelin Star Restaurant.
The Auberge du Soleil is a luxury resort, located in the gorgeous Napa Valley, so is naturally surrounded by wineries. The hotel is sat on 33 acres of land, with a beautiful sculpture garden for guests to wander through. The Auberge has great features including a tennis court, a Mercedes-Benz Test Drive Programme, a yoga pavilion, and an award-winning spa.
The rooms have their own private terraces, fireplaces, and large windows to take in the view of the valley. The Michelin Star restaurant serves up fine dining Mediterranean cuisine and the bar is a great place to relax in the evenings, check out their 15,000 bottle wine list!
free parking, pool, bar, lounge, free wi-fi, fireplace, hiking, mountain views
The Bardessono is a luxury hotel, located in the Yountville area. This certified green hotel, is located closely to many wineries in the area and is sat just off the main road that runs through Yountville. There are many great features at the Bardessono, including a whirlpool tub, a heated rooftop pool, as well as fully Eco-friendly rooms.
The suites have fireplaces, private patios, and some even have shower-steam rooms and outdoor showers. The on-site restaurant & bar ‘Lucy’ serves fine dining, with locally-sourced ingredients.
pool, free parking, poolside bar, bike rental, free wi-fi, fitness center/gym, babysitting, fireplace, private balcony, housekeeping
Why this hotel?: Close to Restaurants. Private Cottages.
The Carneros Resort & Spa is a luxury hotel, located just off Highway 121. The property is made up of private cottages, creating a home away from home feeling. There are lush gardens that surround the Carneros, as well as a central large pool that provides amazing views of the landscape.
Each cottage has its own private back garden, as well as a front porch to spend warm evenings on. There is also a hot tub and an adult-only hilltop pool.The location of this hotel means that many famous wineries are close to the Carneros Resort.
free parking, pool, bar/lounge, bike rental, free wi-fi, gym, housekeeping, room service, private balcony, fireplace
Why this hotel?: Close to Downtown Napa. Vineyard Views.
The Napa Valley Lodge is located in the Yountville area and downtown Napa is only a 15-minute drive away.
This hotel is clearly Tuscan inspired, in a farmhouse style. Many of the rooms have great views of the surrounding vineyards, and other have views of the pool and gardens. The rooms also come with fireplaces and private patios, which are great for the warm evenings.
The property has many entertaining features like lawn games, ball courts, as well as hammocks to keep you both busy and relaxed. There are restaurants and wineries for you to visit in the area.
free parking, pool, free breakfast, bike rental, free wi-fi, gym, housekeeping, private balcony