Rhyme & Reason: Poetry Inn in Napa, California

Rhyme & Reason Poetry Inn in Napa, California

Photo: Michael Hospelt

L’Art De Vivre reigns supreme in this aptly-named haven.

In the heart of California’s renowned Napa Valley, where vine-covered hillsides meet the azure sky, lies Poetry Inn – a haven of understated luxury with unparalleled views. This exclusive retreat, nestled on the hillside of Stags Leap District, redefines the concept of wine country elegance, offering an intimate escape for discerning travellers and oenophiles alike.

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Poetry Inn aims to be like a second home: one in which guests feel relaxation in its purest form. It is a masterpiece of design and serenity. With only five, very generously spaced guest suites – named after celebrated American poets, from Walt Whitman to Emily Dickinson – the inn ensures an atmosphere of exclusivity, privacy and personalised service.

The suites themselves are a study in sophistication, featuring custom furnishings, luxurious linens and private terraces that beckon guests to unwind while savouring a glass of the region’s finest wines – many of which are harvested at the foot of the hill on which the Inn sits. The inn’s cellar boasts an impressive selection of Cliff Lede wines produced within sight of the premises, and guests can partake in private tastings sipping stunning vintages guided by knowledgeable sommeliers.

Every detail is considered, and reflective of the inn’s commitment to providing a haven of tranquillity amid the vineyard-covered landscape. Floor-to-ceiling windows in every suite frame panoramic views of the valley, and rooms even have an outdoor shower for those who want to be one step closer to nature, creating a profound bond between the rural surrounds and the refined comfort on offer. Weights and yoga mats are provided in each room for those who don’t wish to skip their workout routines whilst away.

Guests are treated to a multi-course gourmet breakfast each morning, featuring ingredients from the property’s own garden or local farms that pay homage to the region’s best bounty. Guests can enjoy their breakfast either in their rooms or at the main Sunset Terrace. The inn’s concierge is well-versed in Napa’s culinary scene, guiding guests to the finest restaurants and ensuring that epicurean adventures outside of these walls are also excellent.

As day turns to night, guests can round off their days by basking in the glow of Napa’s famous, stunning sunsets and contemplating the star constellations from their suites or the public areas.

Poetry Inn Napa is more than just a luxurious escape: it is an elegiac ode to the beauty the region, one so beloved to oenophiles, around it. Thanks to its limited number of suites, truly personalised service and borderline-obsessive commitment to excellence, this hidden gem beckons those seeking an intimate sojourn amidst the vineyards: one during which the art of living can truly be savoured – in other words, exactly what the discerning modern traveller wants from a life-enhancing getaway.

From around €1,140.
6380 Silverado Trail, Napa, California 94558
(+1 707-944-0646 / poetryinn.com)

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