The king of Napa lodging is the Silverado (1600 Atlas Peak Rd., 707/257-0200, www.silveradoresort.com , $275). Your resort experience begins as you drive up and catch your first sight of the stately white colonial main building. You’ll find the finest in modern amenities and decorations in your suite (all rooms at the Silverado are full suites with kitchens and dining rooms), from the high-thread-count linens to the complimentary Wi-Fi to the private patio or deck overlooking the grounds. Pale colors with eye-popping jewel-toned accents speak of the best current designers.
Outside your room, there’s so much to do at the Silverado that you’ll find it hard to pry yourself off the grounds to go wine-tasting. Choose from the immense spa with full fitness and salon services, the two 18-hole golf courses, the two restaurants, the 17 tennis courts, the 10 pools, and—believe it or not—more.