Local Haute Hotels

Third Annual Rosé All May at Auberge Du Soleil

There is something about a wine glass filled with Rosé that signals the beginning of summer. Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley’s premier adults-only getaway, is “pink” all month for their third annual…

Glen Ellen’s Gracious Gaige House

Yet another Four Sisters Inns Collection gem, Gaige House is a gracious – and surprising –  home base for Sonoma County visitors. Located in diminutive Glen Ellen, within walking distance of some…

Wine, dine, and unwind

Rediscover Napa Valley, and living in the moment, with a visit to the charming town of Yountville.

The Stavrand: A Luxurious Redwood Retreat

Peaceful and bucolic, the popular Russian River town of Guerneville has been a beloved weekend and summer retreat destination for San Franciscans since the 19th century. Today, this Sonoma County enclave, nestled…

Snow Bound: Tempting Round-the-World Ski Resorts for 2022

There’s a comfort in routine. That may be why so many skiers return again and again each year to their favorite ski resorts. At our preferred winter wonderlands, we know the fastest…

A New You: Spas Visits to Jump Start Your Reset in 2022

It’s a cliché, but in the new year, we all ponder the opportunity to redefine ourselves. It’s as if the calendar gives us permission to recalibrate, even nudging us, sometimes, to make…

Rich Experiences: A Luxe Holiday Gift Guide

Because memories beat shopping carts, we love the idea of giving the gift of a special experience this holiday season. We’ve searched high and low (literally!) to come up with six special…

Girls’ Night In, Out

When you’re used to jetting around, staying in is the gift that keeps on giving. But what’s a girl to do when she still wants to be pampered? Park James Hotel has just the solution.

Soothing Serenity: Nobu Palo Alto

To see or hear the name Nobu is likely to conjure delicious memories of a perfectly prepared Black Cod with Miso, or Yellowtail Sashimi, two of the iconic restaurant’s world-renowned signature dishes.…

Milliken Creek Inn is Napa’s Hidden Hospitality Gem

How have I not known of this magical place? Having enjoyed the hospitality of nearly every Napa Valley hotel over the years, I’m not quite sure how this Silverado Trail gem escaped…

The Estate Yountville Features the Best of Napa Valley

Home to more culinary star power than any other Unites States locale, Yountville is a dream destination not only for gastronomes, but also wine lovers, art aficionados, and those merely seeking a…

What’s New in Downtown Napa, Featuring The George

If you haven’t spent time in Downtown Napa lately, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at all that’s new at wine country’s front door. Transformed into a happening place, it’s a singular destination of…

The Annual Lexus Culinary Classic: Experience Amazing

Gourmands, wine aficionados, and auto enthusiasts know that the annual Lexus Culinary Classic, held at Sausalito’s Cavallo Point, is never to be missed. The three-day celebration – at which guests are immersed…

Stay in Silicon Valley Style at Mountain View’s The Ameswell Hotel

Heralded by its own street sign as well as iconic Silicon Valley neighbors such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Moffett Field, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Levi’s Stadium, and Stanford University, Mountain View’s new The…

San Francisco Staycation

Satisfy your wanderlust with a stay at one of these San Francisco hotels, each of which stands ready and more than willing to fulfill your travel dreams. Travel is back. But those…

A Taste of Thailand in Napa: Bann at Oak Knoll

The juxtaposition is unusual, but somehow, it works – a Thai-themed boutique hotel, set smack in the middle of Napa Valley vineyards, surrounded by grapes and with Vaca Mountain views. The brainchild…