Auberge Resorts Collection breaks ground on Stanly Ranch, a new luxury resort in Napa Valley’s Carneros District
On the southern edge of Napa Valley, where the Napa River bank contours with the vineyards of historic Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection is setting the stage to introduce Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection, a new luxury resort and residential community where an estate winery lifestyle perfectly blends with “new Napa” experiences. Set on 96 acres of the landmark 712-acre Stanly Ranch, a historic and beloved corner of California wine country, the enclave will be a coveted addition to Auberge Resorts Collection portfolio of award-winning hotels, resorts and residences.
Opening in 2021, the resort will celebrate the heritage of Napa Valley with architecture, cuisine and guest experiences inspired by the land. Guest accommodations will take the form of 135 airy cottages with large window walls that open onto sunny patios offering views of the rolling vineyards, magnificent towering Eucalyptus trees and the Mayacamas Mountains. Other accommodations and residences will include 40 furnished Villas and 70 spectacular Vineyard Home residences offering Auberge amenities and service.
Stanly Ranch will be anchored by a convivial “great lawn,” the heart of the resort, featuring an espresso bar and cycling livery next to a bakery for early-morning coffee and picnic baskets to enjoy with riverside bike rides and valley sightseeing. At the adjacent casual restaurant and bar, locally sourced ingredients will take center stage, prepared with the culinary flair synonymous with Auberge Resorts Collection. Inviting outdoor spaces will welcome guests for barbeques and bocce under sun-drenched skies by day, and sunset concerts and fireside gatherings on starlit evenings.
Surrounded by a garden of fragrant lavender, the main resort pool will attract sun-seeking bathers and guests seeking to partake in the livelier pool bar and grill. Nearby, younger guests will enjoy splashing at the family pool. The Stanly Ranch Spa and fitness studio will provide a spectrum of wellness services including recovery and sport performance therapies and signature healing treatments for guests in addition to a tranquility zone for mindfulness practices adjacent to the spa’s serene hilltop pool.
Shaped by its Napa Valley setting and connected by winding pathways, the resort will have an overarching agricultural theme expressed through gardens and orchards, contemporary architecture inspired by the valley’s early farmstead buildings, environmentally minded infrastructure and engaging programs that invite guest participation in the cultivation and celebration of food and wine.
“Stanly Ranch will complement our other exquisite Napa Valley resorts and bring together the best of what we do with beautiful simplicity and understated luxury,” said Craig Reid, Chief Executive Officer, Auberge Resorts Collection. “The resort experience will be social, fun and approachable, to celebrate the romance of connecting with family and friends. In one of Napa Valley’s most picturesque settings, Stanly Ranch will redefine what it means to live close to the land in a relaxed, modern Napa Valley way. We’re honored to join with an amazing team of partners to realize this exciting vision for the destination.”