Farm Restaurant at Carneros Inn
Carneros Inn Cottages
photos below from Elements of Style
The number one list on my things to do in Napa was swing by the Carneros Inn and eat at FARM, the hotel's restaurant. After reading about the upscale, beautifully designed resort on Elements of Style, I haven't been able to get this wine-country paradise out of my mind. Fortunately, we were able to enjoy a delicious dinner at FARM - where the food was just as delicious as expected; I recommend the duck - as well as a quick bite to eat at the charming, red barn-like Boonfly Cafe. Go to Boonfly for breakfast but be sure to get there before 9am to avoid a wait.
As you can see, no detail was overlooked in designing this sprawling resort. Guest cottages come complete with state-of-the-art espresso machines, al fresco showers and baths on private patios, and designer furnishings. Notice the white Eames lounger in the room above. The restaurants are equally impressive from the eye-catching lighting fixtures to the distressed leather chairs at FARM and the bentwood seats at Boonfly. And in the garden outside the restaurant, guests can entertain themselves with a game of bocce or by renting a turquoise bike for a cruise around the valley.
I can only imagine what it would have been like to stay at Carneros and relax by that pool overlooking Napa. Although I doubt I'd ever leave the grounds and get out to see the wineries. How does anyone leave this place once they've checked in? Have any of you stayed here or visited? It's definitely worth stopping by.