The all-new Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley is now open. “We could not be more excited to welcome guests to Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley,” says General Manager Mehdi Eftekari, who arrived from Manhattan three years ago to oversee the creation of the first Four Seasons within a working winery. With the Elusa Winery at its heart, the resort includes a restaurant and bar, two pools and a collection of creative event spaces for meetings, weddings and other social events, according to the company.
This is Napa’s first and only resort situated within a working winery, and the first Four Seasons hotel anywhere with an on-site winery. Located in the charming town of Calistoga, with just 85 rooms and suites, Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley is both intimate and at one with the surrounding countryside, boasting plenty of open air spaces surrounded by panoramic mountain and vineyard views. Napa Valley interior designer Erin Martin and hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates are responsible for the rustic-yet-elegant modern farmhouse-style interiors of the rooms and amenity spaces, crafted using natural woods, a neutral color palette, concrete floors and artful framing of the resort’s incredible surroundings.
The largest accommodation at the resort is the 3,395-square-foot standalone Estate Villa, with an expansive living area opening to a broad terrace overlooking a private pool and garden, separate media room, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and three ensuite bedrooms. It also includes the collection of Four Seasons Private Retreats.
The restaurant, Truss Restaurant + Bar Living Room, is led by Michelin-starred Executive Chef Erik Anderson. 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 with first-rate service and an unparalleled wine selection. There is also open-air restaurant Campo Poolside, which will serve California-Mexican fare, and a show kitchen near Truss where the chefs will do cooking demos.
For the first time, 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. Guests of Four Seasons can look forward to sipping the signature Elusa wines in the Tasting Room, at TRUSS, or delivered by the bottle to one’s own guest room, suite or Private Retreat.
Guests 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.
Four Seasons Napa Valley also has 20 two-to-four-bedroom farmhouse-style villa residences, which are currently sold out. Rates start at $1,200 a night for a standard room; $2,500 a night for suites and $5,000 per night for the Estate Villa.