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The Carneros Inn Napa Valley ... and What I Wore

Jeff and I ended our Napa Valley stay at the renowned luxury hotel

It is set amongst the gentle rolling hills between Napa and Sonoma.

The Carneros Inn offers casual sophistication
in the famed Carneros region.

For my stay I packed pieces that I could layer  depending on the days fluctuating weather.
I wanted an outfit that would be comfortable and pulled together
no matter the temperatures.

Whenever I go to any wine country
I always remember to wear shoes that are easy to walk in
so I am  able to navigate many a gravel and even dirt paths 
when in the actual vineyards.
I only had to make a wrong shoe  choice once
to remember this tip!

I packed my cream base pieces
of brocade ankle pants from Anthropologie
my slip tunic from Free People
new platform sandals from Target.

It was adding pieces on top that kept me prepared for anything 
during our winery  visist.

always makes for a perfect traveling piece.

My shearling vest
layered wonderfully over my leather moto jacket
my macrame bag added just a touch of boho trend.

The staff at The Carneros Inn is top notch
all the way around.

We arrived early and were more than pleasantly surprised that our room
was already waiting  for us!

We checked in seated at a desk
were immediately offered our choice
of their red or white wines.

We were then driven to our room! via their golf cart shuttles!

The Carneros Inn is definitely my new favorite
for the Napa Valley.
Although it's quite pricey
choosing to stay on a Sunday night
rather than a Friday or Saturday
drops the price by over 40 percent.

All in all for me
the stunning property
like these  complimentary bikes
made it worth the price.
So much so
I am hoping to return in September for our anniversary!

The property is meticulously maintained and designed.

The hilltop pool with it's vast views took my breathe away!

Cocktails in the heated spa
were a perfect way to watch the sun settle into the hillsides.

For me the biggest surprise was our private cottage!
I had seen pictures of these online
 hadn't even realized that's what all of the room were!

This was our adorable cottage!
Complete with a porch and two white rockers!

It was the lush and stylish landscaping
that got this gardeners heart racing!

All of the cottages look out to a common grassy area
with fruit trees lining the view.

We got a basic room
which was about 400  feet of indoor space
so the room itself was tight
but the bathroom was luxuriously spaced
with heated floors.

Our bed looked out onto my very favorite part of our cottage!

A private outdoor living space!
Complete with gardens
table and chairs and …

a wooden deck with two loungers
a table
 outdoor heaters above!

Each outdoor space even comes with an outdoor shower as well!

When the sky cleared in the afternoon 
this made for a perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine
take in beauty of this fabulous space!

Walking anywhere on the property is a joyful experience

with beautiful views of the rural countryside. 

The upscale general store has everything you could ever need 
to pack a memorable picnic.

There are three restaurants on the property as well.
We enjoyed a lovely dinner at the Farm.

With plenty of spaces to enjoy afterwards.

Writing this post has me dreaming of a return trip to this gorgeous luxury hotel
where you can feel like you are so far away
but wrapped in luxurious comforts of home as well
and even have an opportunity to watch the moon rise into the sky!

As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life


  1. Looks amazing, Tamera! You review was excellent!

  2. We will be driving through the Napa Valley in three weeks time. Your beautiful photographs make me wish it were tomorrow! What a lovely place.

    1. Marea sounds so fabulous … do enjoy your trip through such a stunning area my dear!

  3. Beautiful spot, inside and out! And you, too - just gorgeous. Thanks or sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

    1. Patti thank you so much my dear! And as always thank you for hosting the fantastic Visible Monday!

  4. Ahhh, what a lovely getaway.

  5. This looks lovely! What a great spot.


    1. Thank you my dear! It really is a fabulous destination!

  6. Looks like perfection to me! Lovely photos my friend :)

    1. Jana I know you would just love it there my dear! xox

  7. It looks fabulous! I remember driving past the Carneros Inn when we visited Napa a few years ago. Next time will definitely stop in!

  8. Oh yes, definitely worth a stop in! There is beauty to take in around every corner … and three restaurants offering different fresh fares!

  9. What a fantastic trip!! I love all the tips and details....looks like I need to think about a trip to Napa again!!! XXOO

  10. Beautiful! Much better than the few photos I took when I was there way back in 2004. Seems like a lifetime ago!

  11. Fabulous photos Tamera! A perfect backdrop for beautiful YOU!!

    Have a lovely week!
    ♥ carmen

  12. Looks simply amazing, I can surely see why you are keen to return . Your travel wardrobe was as usual outstanding.

  13. Wonderful pictures, a really interesting and beautiful place. Beautiful look.

  14. Your relaxed and happy face shows you enjoyed that place very wonder the luxury cottage and the beauty of the surrounding.
    I like short breaks too refreshes your soul and partnership as well. What a pity that this place is too far away for me.

  15. That last photo is utter perfection; it looks like a painting. I love the colours of the hotel too; beautiful !

  16. Hi Tamera,

    this looks really awesome and the pics are great.

  17. Great photos, lovely outfit!

    Alena &

  18. Looks like you had a glorious time. Loving your cream layers, you do them so well! Thank you for linking up with SHOE AND TELL on Style Nudge!