Luxury accommodations located within a winery’s vineyard or a distillery’s headquarters are becoming a tourist attraction as much as the wine and spirits themselves. These immersive experiences allow guests to actually live—not just observe—the alluring lifestyle of wine or scotch country. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a family reunion, there is a wide range of lodging styles to accommodate every visitor, from full-service inns to private, loft-like apartments and luxury resorts. “These lodging options offer yet another great way to experience the wine community from vine to glass,” says Jennifer Porter, executive director of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance.
But it’s not just about the rooms. Amenities like world class food and wine, spas and on-site activities make these hotels worth a visit. “Beyond the views of the vines, we also pride ourselves on offering elite service,” says Shayne Kilne, general manager at Paso Robles’ SummerWood Inn. Guests are greeted with a private wine and appetizer reception upon arrival. Nightly turn-down service (the handmade caramels are not to be missed) and the farm-fresh breakfasts complete the experience. And the concierge will help create a personal itinerary for exploring the estate, neighboring wineries and nearby seaside destinations.
Here are 11 places to experience the spirit and wine country lifestyle firsthand.