5 amazing new Napa hotels and inns for summer 2021 travel

You wouldn’t know there was a lumber shortage in Napa Valley, where world-class inns and hotels have been sprouting up from Napa to Calistoga. Some are major remodels, like Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Spa in Calistoga, which celebrated its grand re-opening last month. Others are brand new, like downtown Napa’s modern boutique R Inn. Here are five distinctive properties worth a visit.

Milliken Creek Inn, Napa

After months of renovations, this 11-room hideaway nestled on the bank of the Napa River reopened last month. Look for modern, neutral décor, custom furnishings and reimagined spaces, including private decks and fire pits. Tech upgrades include mobile keyless entry and in-room Bluetooth Tivoli speakers and 55-inch Samsung televisions with complimentary Apple TV streaming services. Don’t forget the cooked-to-order breakfast delivered to your room, and the free s’mores kits. Room rates for all these spots vary by season and day of week; this inn’s rooms start at $495. Details: 1815 Silverado Trail, Napa; www.millikencreekinn.com

R INN, a new boutique hotel, is located in a renovated historic building in downtown Napa. (Courtesy R Inn) 

R Inn, Napa

Located in a renovated historic building in downtown Napa, this family-owned, contemporary boutique hotel offers five loft suites and 10 courtyard rooms that take inspiration from the small, arty hotels of Europe. It’s got location, design and tech going for it, from original artwork to automatic adjustable beds, rainfall showerheads and heated Toto washlet bidet toilets. Check out the chef’s kitchen and pantry, accessible to guests, and the complimentary breakfast. Rooms start at $375. Details: 623 Coombs St., Napa; www.rinnnapa.com

Bann at Oak Knoll Napa