Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced the opening of Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley in California, United States.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley is located in the charming town of Calistoga. 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.
General Manager of the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley, Mehdi Eftekari, who arrived from Manhattan three years ago to oversee the creation of the first Four Seasons within a working winery, said:
We could not be more excited to welcome guests to Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley. It’s been a long time coming, giving us the luxury of time to build a team of truly talented people and put together thoughtful programming that marries the best of the Napa lifestyle with Four Seasons excellence.
Elusa Winery and Vineyard
For the first time in the luxury hospitality brand’s history, 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 (1.9-hectare) 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 anywhere in the resort.
Guests at the resort are invited to explore the winemaking process from harvest and sorting to blending and ageing, with hands-on demonstrations, opportunities to meet the winemakers, and of course, wine tastings that include a variety of wines from the Napa region.
Christian Clerc, President, Global Operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, said:
At Four Seasons, we continuously strive to introduce guests to new places and experiences, while also adding our own unique perspective to well-established destinations. Napa Valley is one of the world’s most coveted wine destinations, so we knew we had to enter this market with a truly unparalleled offering – one that sets a new standard for modern luxury in the region. Mehdi and his incredible team have achieved just that, delivering what we believe to be the most exceptional resort in Napa Valley.
Fall is my favourite time of year in Napa. After the busy harvest season, it’s time to relax and have fun, beginning with the Napa Valley Film Festival from November 9 to 14, followed by our local Calistoga Food & Wine event on November 20. Then it’s the unofficial cabernet or ‘cosy’ season here in Napa.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley features 85 guest rooms, suites and villas. The Resort Rooms, which are the base category rooms, start at 45-50 square meters.
The one or two bedroom Bodega Suite originally means “wine room” in Spanish. These suites feature vineyard and mountain views.
The largest accommodation at the Resort is the 3,395 square foot (315 square metre) standalone Estate Villa, with and expansive living area opening to a broad terrace overlooking a private pool and garden, separate media room, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and 3 ensuite bedrooms.
For those who want ultimate privacy, space and luxurious extras, the resort features a collection of Four Seasons Private Residences. 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.
Our Private Retreats are also party-ready for a custom wine-tasting, sunset cocktails on the private terrace before a chef-prepared dinner to remember, or simply celebrating the joy of being together after too long apart.
Signature Dining at TRUSS
The new home of celebrated Chef Erik Anderson, the Resort’s signature TRUSS Restaurant + Bar features 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 in addition to wine selection.
In breakfast, starters include the 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.
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In an area long known for its hot springs, a mud bath is a must at Spa Talisa at Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley. Several outdoor decks offer tranquil relaxation and locally-inspired steam 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 energisation using plant-based products.
The resort also features a fully-equipped fitness centre including outdoor deck for spin classes, and complimentary bicycles for guests who want to explore the surrounding region 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.
The resort features two outdoor swimming pools: one pool reserved for adult guests and the another one being a kids’ pool. Talking about the kids’ pool, 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.
Accommodating parties of up to 174 guests, a variety of flexible indoor-outdoor events spaces are available at the resort, including wide terraces overlooking the on-property lake to weekend-long affairs including raise-the-roof dancing in the vineyard barn.
Meeting planners will appreciate the choice of several fully tech-equipped rooms ranging from the Cork Room suite to the larger Silverado and Rosedale rooms, as well as plenty of outdoor space.
Kelly Nelson, Director of Sales and Marketing, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley, said:
Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley lends itself particularly to corporate retreats that combine productivity with team building and relaxation in a setting that is both inspiring, and rewarding after more than a year of virtual meetings.
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