The first thing I did when we walked into our room was gasp out loud at the floor to ceiling glass doors overlooking a vineyard.
I’ve been all over Napa Valley but I have yet to visit a hotel that actually makes you feel like you are living on a working vineyard. (I’m not exaggerating when I say that view was one of the best from any hotel room I’ve ever stayed in.)
Type: Luxury Hotel
Good For: Couples, girls trip
But, despite feeling like you are out in the countryside, it’s just a short walk from downtown St. Helena and a quick drive to some of the best wineries in the valley. Las Alcobas is really the best of all the worlds. Keep reading for my hotel review post, photos and tips for making the most of your stay!
Our Stay At Las Alcobas In St. Helena
I’ve been eyeing Las Alcobas for a few years now, being drawn to the stunning views matched with the great location to downtown. So, when it came time for us to visit the St. Helena area in part of our wine tasting guide series, it was a no brainer to make our home base Las Alcobas.
From the front driving by, you can only really see the 1907 white Georgian-style farmhouse but you can’t see what’s hidden in the back: a stunning pool area overlooking vineyards, an airy courtyard with tons of seating for sunny days and a luxurious spa (that has tea room inside!)
But, before you head into town for dinner, make sure to grab a margarita at the Acacia House at the hotel. I can’t even begin to explain the number of people who, upon hearing we were staying at Las Alcobas, told us we simply MUST have a margarita there.
Oh, that advice was so so good. I’m not sure what witch magic the bartender does but that margarita is one of the best I’ve ever had.
Las Alcobas Room Amenities
- Outdoor pool
- Outdoor lounge area
- On-site spa
- Comfy robes
- Smart toilet
- Davines bath products
- Coffee + french press in room
- Free bottled water
- On-site restaurant
- Valet Parking
- Firepit on porch
I had a chance to visit the Atrio Spa during our stay and was blown away by my 2.5 hour treatment. I don’t think I can ever go back to a 60-minute message again after this!
But, let’s wind back. Atrio Spa is just steps away from the hotel rooms (no trek across property needed here) and oozes zen. There’s a steam room that’s available for guests even if you don’t have a treatment, but I urge you to get one.
My favorite corner of the spa is the tea room, a sunny relaxing space full of tea, spa water, dried fruit to nibble on and even coloring books! I’ve never seen a spa offer coloring books before but my right brain thrived with some creative time. It put me in a great headspace for my treatment.
Each night, Robin and I would curl up on our patio, turn on the fire and stargaze at the sky stretching over the vineyard. Each morning, we woke up to birds chirping, blue skies and french pressed coffee. On the first morning, I even spotted a little fox out in the fields! If you’re planning a trip to St. Helena in Napa Valley, you’ll love a weekend stay at Las Alcobas.
If you have any questions about the hotel, leave a comment below or DM me on Instagram @thewhimsysoul and I’ll be happy to help!
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