The Carneros Inn ~ Restore Yourself In This Truly Breathless and Indescribable GetawayJun 24th, 2011 | By Lulu del Rosario | Category: Hotels, Relax and Rewind
I don’t really know how to begin describing our experience at this spectacularly amazing destination that my husband and I visited a couple of weeks ago. I had read about it , saw a few videos online and looked at a few reviews. It was highly recommended by some of our readers but we had to see it for ourselves. I kept pinching myself when we were there. It is difficult to give justice by my mere words to this spectacularly relaxing farm-like and downright country touchy feely Napa Valley self contained resort off Highway 29, on the Sonoma Highway.
It is First Class luxury.
The Carneros Inn was immediately welcoming. I felt giddy with excitement when we first turned into the property. My husband and I were early for regular check in but there was so much of this expansive and spread out property to discover just by ourselves while we waited. We pre-registered anyway and were greeted by the friendliest of staff, courteous and already making us feel at home. A bucketful of beverages on ice awaited the thirsty traveler. We provided staff with our cell phone number so they could call us when our room was ready. In the meantime, the rest of the property was ours to see, feel, experience and photograph ~ and that’s exactly what we did.
First up was The Hilltop infinity pool. [note to self: next time, travel in a bathing suit!]
In it’s ranch style splendor, this gorgeous and inviting pool sits atop of The Hill overlooking the vineyards of the Carneros countryside. It’s peaceful here and while my husband explored the land around it, I momentarily sat on one of the loungers to savor my moment. I could’ve stayed in my spot for a while. I wasn’t at all antsy while waiting for our room to be ready. Our experience was just beginning and we wanted time to stand still.
We spent a little bit of time in The Market. Manager Lori Harrison immediately made me feel like I had found a long lost friend. As soon as she knew I was taking my beer-loving husband on a wine country journey, she made him feel right at home and presented him with a cold bottle of Napa Smith Pale Ale. Indeed, the man was relieved and relaxed. We returned to The Market later in the evening to purchase our snacks, more beverages and dinner! The resort is self contained and within the premises, you’ll find a mini Post Office, 3 dining areas, meeting spaces for corporate events or receptions, designated areas for a destination wedding and a Spa that will enhance anyone’s well being. Paradise and all the amenities easily at your beck and call, or a skip and a hop.
This PlumpJack resort is a favorite wedding destination and a photographer’s dream. As you will see, I took a ton of photos; only about half are presented here.
It was also a privilege to meet the very gracious Diane Wesley, The Carneros Inn’s Director of Sales and Marketing. I kept thinking to myself at this time how friendly everyone was ~ and we hadn’t really officially been checked in yet! We were still exploring!
Soon enough, our phone rang and we returned to the Registration building to complete our check in. Even that building was something else! I mean, really. How can you fall in love with a building, right? But I did!
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