Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley has now opened in the picturesque town of Calistoga.
Offering 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.
Highlighted by the Elusa Winery at its heart, the Resort encompasses a destination restaurant and bar, locally inspired indoor-outdoor spa experiences, two pools, and a collection of creative event spaces for meetings, weddings and other social events.
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 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.
The Resort’s signature TRUSS Restaurant + Bar, meanwhile, is the new home of celebrated 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, while the elevated yet approachable main restaurant will offer an exceptional a la carte lunch and dinner menu with first-rate service and an unparalleled wine selection.
In addition to private dining in the Cork Room, TRUSS also features a demonstration kitchen for private and group classes in mixology, wine pairings or gaucho-style cooking on its Argentinian wood burning grill.
Spa Talisa at Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley offers several outdoor decks for tranquil relaxation and locally-inspired steam experiences, while a fully-equipped fitness centre includes an outdoor deck for spin classes.
“We could not be more excited to welcome guests to Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley,” comments General Manager Mehdi Eftekari, who arrived from Manhattan three years ago to oversee the creation of the first Four Seasons within a working winery. “It’s been a long time coming, giving us the luxury of time to build a team of truly talented people and put together thoughtful programming that marries the best of the Napa lifestyle with Four Seasons excellence.”
Christian Clerc, President, Global Operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts adds: “At Four Seasons, we continuously strive to introduce guests to new places and experiences, while also adding our own unique perspective to well-established destinations.
“Napa Valley is one of the world’s most coveted wine destinations, so we knew we had to enter this market with a truly unparalleled offering – one that sets a new standard for modern luxury in the region. Mehdi and his incredible team have achieved just that, delivering what we believe to be the most exceptional resort in Napa Valley.”