Newly Expanded, 4-Star Wine Resort in the Heart of Napa
Beyond The Meritage Resort and Spa’s iron gates, rows of grapevines stretch across rolling hills. The 4-star Tuscan-inspired property lies in the heart of Napa and embraces the valley's wine culture. Unsurprisingly, it's not hard to find a good glass of wine at The Meritage. The resort produces its own varietals and serves them in a tasting room and farm-to-table restaurant. Guest rooms even come with a welcome bottle of wine. But this resort isn’t just about wine—with the resort’s just-completed $40 million expansion, visitors can now sip on a cocktail from an expert mixologist while bowling on one of six luxury lanes in the new Crush Ultra Lounge.
The resort's 22,000-square-foot Estate Wine Cave stands out for its sheer size and Old-World Florentine architecture. Housed within the cave is the Spa Terra, named one of the world’s top 100 spas by Spas of America. The spa’s body treatments range from romantic couples experiences to the Vino Bello, a grape-seed scrub followed by a wine and rose-hip mud wrap. Also tucked away in the cave is the Trinitas Tasting Room, made from natural-stone walls and dark woodwork. Tastings may feature house label wines such as moscato, pinot noir, and cabernet sauvignon.
Chefs at the in-house restaurant, Siena, prepare locally sourced, Tuscan-influenced fare such as the rotisserie Fulton Valley chicken and herb-marinated grilled lamb chops. The recent expansion also includes the Blend Café, an Italian-inspired eatery with tempting gelato, strong espresso, and fresh pastries. Back in their rooms, guests may opt to stomp their own grapes in a roomy marble bathtub, or cap off the night with a complimentary bottle of wine. Many rooms have private balconies overlooking the picturesque vineyards.
Napa, California: Wine and Dine in the Valley
Located an hour’s drive north of San Francisco, Napa Valley is California's epicenter of wine, and there's a definite local pride in all things grape. Signs posted along roads urge drivers to stop, taste, and experience private-label wines. The culinary scene has also risen to prominence, with chefs like Thomas Keller spearheading a haute-cuisine movement.
Though hundreds of thousands of people visit each year, Napa still cultivates a small-town feel. A handful of big-name restaurants in downtown Napa might have limos parked out front, but there are still plenty of eclectic, hole-in-the wall eateries serving vegan fare or barbecue.
What You Get
Stay for two in a superior patio room
Option 1: $169 for a one-night stay, check in Sunday–Friday (up to a $439 value)
Option 2: $349 for a two-night stay, check in any day (up to an $808 value)
Promotional value expires Jan 26, 2013. Amount paid never expires.
Must book by 1/25/13 or promotional value expires. Must complete travel by 2/28/13
Not valid 12/15/12, 12/31/12, 1/5/13, 1/10/13, 1/14/13, 1/15/13, 2/3/13-2/6/13
Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
Limit 2 per visit
Valid only for option purchased
Reservation required, subject to availability. 48hr cancellation notice required or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies. Must be 21 or older to check in
Credit card required at check-in
Not valid with reward points
$20/day resort fee and 14% tax not included.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
One king bed or two queen beds
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 4
Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for each additional guest 14 or older; no charge for guests 13 or younger
Refrigerator stocked with welcome bottle of wine
Check in: 4 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Resort fee includes: access to the pool areas, fitness centers, and business center; a welcome bottle of wine; two waters replenished daily; local telephone calls; nightly shuttle to downtown Napa and nearby golf courses; and wireless Internet
Parking: lot parking is free; valet is available upon request and is included in the resort fee.
Rollaways: not available
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets are allowed for $50 per stay with a weight limit of 80 pounds.
Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or check-in for an additional cost.
By plane: 55 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO)