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With these three Hot List 2022 hotel winners, there is as much to do beyond their doors as there is behind them—from strolling charming wine country villages to exploring the mountains far from the city. Here, how to turn an overnight into a proper stay, complete with planning tips for places in Los Angeles, Montana, and Charleston.
Four Seasons Resort and Residencies Napa Valley
In a sweep of Northern California known for its high profile wines and high end lodging, the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley is the area’s first luxury resort to truly marry the two. It’s a revelation to simply walk from your room to the on-property winery Elusa for a tasting–no private driver or a wine bus required. The resort is less than a mile from downtown Calistoga, a small town charmer that’s been drawing wellness pilgrims to its mud baths and mineral springs for a century. In keeping with the area’s ethos, the spa at the Four Seasons is a standout (do not skip the complimentary mud or a post-treatment soak in the oversized outdoor whirlpool). While Napa doesn’t yell “bring the kids,” this property, like most Four Seasons, is family friendly without compromising why you came to Napa, i.e., wine, spa and high-level food. There’s a family pool, in addition to a chic adult one, and the al fresco cantina Campo sits between the two and serves tasty tacos and margaritas.