Four Seasons Stuns in Napa

Escape to wine country with the opening of the all-new Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley.

Located in the charming town of Calistoga, with just 85 rooms and suites, Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley is both intimate and at one with the surrounding countryside, boasting plenty of open-air spaces surrounded by panoramic mountain and vineyard views. Highlighted by the Elusa Winery at its heart, the Resort encompasses a destination restaurant and bar, locally inspired indoor-outdoor spa experiences, two pools plus lots of room to enjoy the fresh air, and a collection of creative event spaces for meetings, weddings, and other social events.

Elusa Winery and Vineyard

For the first time, a fully immersive wine country experience is now offered within the context of a Four Seasons resort.  In partnership with Thomas Rivers Brown – a Calistoga resident who has received national acclaim since beginning his winemaking career a quarter-century ago – Elusa Winery and its 4.7-acre organic vineyard celebrates the unique terroir of the Calistoga American Viticultural Area.  With mere steps from grape to glass, guests of Four Seasons can look forward to sipping the signature Elusa wines in the Tasting Room, at TRUSS, or delivered by the bottle to one’s own guest room, suite, or Private Retreat.

Guests are also invited to explore the winemaking process from harvest and sorting to blending and aging, with hands-on demonstrations, opportunities to meet the winemakers, and of course, wine tastings that include a variety of wines from the Napa region.

Escape to wine country with the opening of the all-new Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley.

Signature Dining at TRUSS

The new home of celebrated Chef Erik Anderson, the Resort’s signature TRUSS Restaurant + Bar is destination dining at its best, where modern dining meets genuine service in a lush vineyard setting.

The space encompasses two complementary experiences. Now open for lively, all-day dining is the TRUSS Living Room, where guests can share snacks and small plates such as the artful Napa Valley crudites, or perhaps enjoy the namesake Living Room pizza, made tavern-style with sausage and pickled Nardello peppers, or Chef’s signature pressed chicken, served with seasonal butternut squash, Fresno peppers, popped black rice and herbs. The elevated yet approachable main Restaurant will open in the weeks to come, offering an exceptional a la carte lunch and dinner menu with first-rate service and an unparalleled wine selection.

Let’s not forget breakfast: starters include the must-try grapefruit brûlée, while mains delight with touches such as caramelised apples atop caneles waffles, and even the ubiquitous avocado toast gets special treatment with the addition of crunchy furikake and black truffle.

In addition to private dining in the Cork Room, TRUSS also features a demonstration kitchen for private and group classes in mixology, wine pairings, or gaucho-style cooking on its Argentinian wood-burning grill.

Romance in Wine Country

At just 90 minutes from San Francisco, Oakland, and Sacramento, even those arriving by air will soon be driving through scenic mountains and vineyards on the way to the charming town of Calistoga and a warm welcome at Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley.  Whether a quick weekend getaway or a much-needed longer vacation, couples will find rustic-chic accommodations, romantic dining, and lazy days by a pool reserved for adult guests.

In an area long known for its hot springs, a mud treatment is a must at Spa Talisa at Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley.  Several outdoor decks offer tranquil relaxation and locally-inspired misting experiences, while the spa treatment menu designed by Spa Director Natalie Posner offers a series of bespoke massages including the Perfect Pair couples massage, and for babymooners, the gentle Great Expectations massage for moms-to-be.  The signature Brave Spirit Body Ritual, at 100 minutes, is, in turn, invigorating and restorative, while the Splendid Glow facial is a journey of deep cleansing, resurfacing, and energization using plant-based products.

Escape to wine country with the opening of the all-new Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley.

Active couples will find a fully-equipped fitness center including an outdoor deck for spin classes, and complimentary bicycles will have guests out and exploring with tailor-made itineraries and in-the-know local recommendations.  Calistoga and the surrounding area, in addition to many opportunities for wine lovers to taste and shop, is also home to numerous art galleries, artisan shops, farmers markets, and restaurants and cafes. Founded in 1886, Calistoga has retained its wine country charm by careful preservation, including limiting traffic and banning fast-food restaurants.

Prefer to be alone?  Put the do not disturb sign on, light the fire, and order in from an extensive 24-hour in-room dining menu featuring selections from TRUSS ranging from nibbles to full meals, plus wines, beers, and barista-made coffees.

Family Fun

The first thing the kids will want to know:  yes, there is a second pool and it’s the center of family fun at Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley. There are shallow areas for splashing, shaded chairs where youngsters can sip grown-up style mocktails, an adjacent activity lawn for bocce and other games, and firepits for s’mores making.  Parents can also take solace in some quiet time when children join in the fun with other young guests in the complimentary, fully-supervised Kids for All Seasons program.

Throughout their time at Four Seasons, younger guests get the VIP treatment with kid-sized robes and slippers, surprise amenities, and their own menus at Campo Poolside and TRUSS, and in-room.  When it’s bedtime, Four Seasons recommends booking a one or two-bedroom Bodega Suite.  From its original meaning in Spanish of “wine room,” the spacious suites with vineyard and mountain views are also equally suited to couples or friends traveling together.

Escape to wine country with the opening of the all-new Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley.

For the ultimate in privacy, space, and luxurious extras, choose from the Resort’s collection of Four Seasons Private Retreats.  The best choice for multi-generational families, these farmhouse-style villas include open concept kitchens, a resident chef if desired, and a dedicated Four Seasons host to help plan every fun-filled day.

The largest accommodation at the Resort is the 3,395 square foot standalone Estate Villa, with an expansive living area opening to a broad terrace overlooking a private pool and garden, separate media room, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and three ensuite bedrooms

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Nick Walton

Nick Walton

Nick Walton is a leading travel and lifestyle journalist, magazine editor, publisher, photographer, travel commentator, and media trainer, based in Hong Kong. He is also managing editor of Artemis Communications, the titles of which include Ultimate Encounters, Alpha Men Asia, and The Art of Business Travel.


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