The Carneros Inn, Napa Valley

My husband and I really enjoy wine.  We may not be top notch connoisseurs, but we know what we like.  Relaxing with a glass of wine over a nice dinner or at the end of a long day is how we unwind and connect with each other.  It probably isn’t surprising, then, that a vacation to Napa Valley is high on my “must do” list.  A trip to California wine country would be an ideal venture for us.

One place in Napa Valley I’d love to visit is the Carneros Inn.  It look so inviting, with a causal chic air.  The inn is actually a resort featuring three restaurants, two swimming pools, an award-winning spa, and a luxury boutique.  There’s also an upscale general store, fitness center, and outdoor recreation area.  I can easily see myself in this relaxing environment!

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Even though the Carneros Inn is designed to make sure you are surrounded by everything you could want or need, I would love the opportunity to visit area wineries while staying in Napa Valley.  At the top of my winery list is CADE Winery on Howell Mountain.  Architect Juan Carlos Fernandez designed the state of the art vineyard with a simple, but striking, appearance.  It’s amazing how the architecture here includes 98% recycled materials and yet looks so modern even while appearing harmonious with the rugged surroundings.  Between the design and the highly rated wines, I definitely wouldn’t miss a tour of CADE.

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