My husband and I love traveling, and I have been wanting to share more about our honeymoon trip on the blog for quite some time. It's been nearly two years! We've been itching to travel lately, so I thought sharing some pictures and stories might help for now, until we can get back out on the open road.
When it came time for Spencer and I to choose where to go on our honeymoon, the Napa Valley was our top pick. As wine lovers, we wanted to indulge in a relaxing vacation at a quiet boutique hotel that captured the luxury of Napa while also holding true to the valley's rustic charm. From the moment I found about it, The Carneros Inn was the hotel for us. It was love at first sight!
Nestled between Napa and Sonoma, The Carneros Inn was our home away from home as we traveled around the countryside for wine tastings. We had our individual cottage to retreat to, and were overjoyed when we stepped out our back door to a sweeping view of a neighboring vineyard. The modern design was beautiful, and the rustic charm we wanted? With a wood-burning fireplace, romantic outdoor shower, and Brazilian cherry wood floors, we were in heaven. We enjoyed our breakfast on our private back porch, which was fully equipped with a gas-fired heater for those chilly mornings, and relaxed until dinner under the hot Carneros sun by the Hilltop infinity pool.
When we did decide to leave our cozy cottage, the concierge at the Carneros provided amazing, personalized service. They always greeted us by name, and gave us amazing recommendations for new, off-the-beaten path wineries to try. Adastra, Frog's Leap, and Elizabeth Spencer were a few of our favorites.
Gundlach Bundschu in Sonoma.
Frog's Leap in Rutherford. I'm holding a wine glass in my right hand. It may or may not be empty.
Adastra Wines in Carneros.
After a long day of wine tasting and lounging under the hot sun, we didn't have to go far to enjoy fine dining and fun entertainment. The Inn has 3 full service restaurants, each at different price points. We loved going to FARM for drinks and a quick round of bocce ball, and then over to The Boon Fly Cafe for delicious food made with local ingredients.