We have a hunch some of you have been planning your weddings since long before you even met your fiance. Come on, admit it; the white dress, the lovely cake, the ceremony set among redwoods, old oaks, and fountains, the reception with the sparkling wine toasts…and afterwards, you and your love retire to a sumptuous suite complete with a romantic fire place? Yeah, we have your number, and La Residence has got you covered. Basically, you provide the dress and the fiancé, and they’ll take care of everything else. You can even hire your photographer through La Residence.
But we also know that some of you are not just dreaming about weddings but actually planning weddings, and along about now you may be seriously considering chucking the whole project and eloping—and you can elope to La Residence. Frankly, most hotels in Napa seem to have wedding packages, but so far we haven’t found another that actually has an elopement package. You’ll have a private little spot big enough for up to twelve people, and the hotel will provide an officiate, a small cake, sparkling wine, your bouquet and boutonniere, and a facilitator to help everything run smoothly.
If all this sounds like a lot of fun but you don’t have a fiancé yet, they do have proposal packages, too.
Oh, yeah; they even have plenty of goodies if your stay has nothing to do with getting married. Both breakfast and the evening wine and cheese reception are complimentary every day. High speed wireless internet is complimentary, too. There’s an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, and the hot tub stays open all year long. You can book in-room spa treatments. Speaking of rooms, they don’t stop at providing you with a flat screen TV; you also get a library. Most rooms do have fire places, plus patios or verandas. You get your choice of three styles of accommodation—all of them are suites, but one of them is a two-story apartment. A serious problem could develop in which you don’t want to leave. If you book seven days ahead and pre-pay, you’ll get a 15% discount off midweek fares; that may help you afford to stay longer.
Several packages are available to help you explore the valley, or help you just enjoy being at the hotel; you can get a trip on the famous Wine Train included with your stay, or in season you can get a flight by hot air balloon. Another package includes the use of a sedan so you can go wine tasting for a day, plus a historical tour, barrel tasting, and shipping and handling for any wine you buy. If you want to sit around the hotel for a whole day and drink wine, there’s a package for that, too—it comes with two 60-minute spa treatments. And if you have the desire and the means to rent out the whole hotel, you can do that. Plenty of options!
And you don’t have to buy a package; you can simply stay here. You may be on a business trip, and impulsive little jaunt, or you could simply be looking for some unstructured time with your sweetie or with friends. If this is what you want, go for it, and don’t forget to check out what Napa Valley has to offer. There’s the wine, obviously, but also hiking and equestrian trails, miles of quiet roads perfect for cycling, both whitewater and flatwater paddling, many celebrated restaurants, plus museums, theaters, and an opera house.
Guests rave about the hotel’s friendly service and clean, luxurious accommodations. About the worst that anyone has to say is that certain details are not quite up to five-star quality—apparently, the bathroom fixtures are not quite well thought-out, and you may accidentally spray yourself with water. But considering that La Residence is actually a four-star hotel, this complaint may actually work out as a compliment.