St. Helena: A Cozy Wine Country Getaway


We had just one free night of a long weekend for a getaway and agreed that even one night away was worth it. I booked a Sunday night in St. Helena and, despite the stormy forecast, we were up for a quick getaway to wine country.


Wydown Hotel has a well-appointed suite including luxury linens, super plush robes, slippers, gourmet coffees and fun touches like free bottles of Izze sparkling clementine. After settling into our rustic luxe suite we opened a bottle of wine and relaxed in the cozy leather chair for two. I spotted a hefty stack of stylish coffee table books on wine country life and knew this would be a cozy way to relax after the rainy drive.




For dinner, we chose a new destination for us, Brasswood, north of town on Highway 29 on the border between St. Helena and Calistoga. Many of the staff are from well known Tra Vigne restaurant which recently shuttered its doors. We enjoyed a delicious dinner, including some old favorites like the baked mozzarella from Tra Vigne, the friendly service and a romantic atmosphere on a rainy wine country night.

The next morning, following our continental breakfast en suite, we grabbed a couple of umbrellas from the hotel lobby and walked around downtown St. Helena. This charming town is beautiful in any season. I always enjoy returning to visit since I was fortunate to live in Napa Valley during college. I worked as a nanny for a wine-making family at Pine Ridge and did a year of student teaching right here in St. Helena. I love visiting the old haunts!



As the morning lengthened, the skies opened up and the winds grew blustery. We made the best possible decision for a rainy day in wine country, grab a window seat at a lovely bistro, enjoy a leisurely lunch and watch the world go by!

Our solution to a rainy, blustery day in wine country? Snag a window seat at a favorite local cafe and watch the world go by…☂️We enjoyed this delicious brunch at Market in St. Helena. Thanks to Chelsea for the window seat & foodie recommendations! #cusine #winecountry #napavalley #travelgram #dine #curatedtravel #travelconsultant

Market is a delicious dining option on Main Street in St. Helena. The menu is extensive, featuring American Classic comfort cuisine with a seasonal, fresh flavor.  The space is lined with stone walls and has a truly authentic, wine country charm. Thanks to Chelsea for the amazing service and thanks to Market for featuring my Instagram shots on their website.

Beautiful in sunshine or rain…#napavalley #winecountry #vineyards #instagood #travelgram #travelconsultant #wanderlust #traveltheworld

St. Helena Getaway

To Stay: Wydown Hotel

To Dine: Market,  Brasswood

This quick trip was a good reminder that even if you have only a night, booking a getaway can be just the ticket to explore, adventure, connect and enjoy some new tastes of life.

Curated Travel 



Heather Lindstrom

St. Helena Weekend

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Even a rainy day in Napa is a good day! Lovely photos!! xoxo


St. Helena! Wonderful place to visit, and Wydown is in the middle of it all. Love the pics.


What a fun getaway. You always find the best places.


Thanks, Jen! We love wine country in every season! Happy weekend! x

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