Destination guide

Yountville is a sophisticated corner of California

Yountville has always had an air of sophistication about it, perhaps in part down to its long list of top restaurants and some of the country's most celebrated wineries. In fact, Yountville is at the center of wine production and home to the first vineyards in the Napa Valley. The small town is easily walkable and when you hop out of your Yountville vacation rental, you can gorge on some of the finest food in California, accompanied by views across the mountains and the rows of gorgeous vineyards. To take it all in, consider taking a morning hot air balloon flight.

Things to do

Gastronomy and art of Yountville

Other than wine, there are 2 things which Yountville is famed for – food and art. It's often considered one of the culinary capitals of California and a magnet for foodies across America. Heading up Yountville's gastronomy is the Michelin-starred French Laundry, a bucket-list worthy restaurant for anyone with even the slightest interest in food. When you stay in a Yountville vacation rental, you'll realize why this area has provided inspiration to so many artists over the years. Other than the galleries, a good place to start is the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center, which hosts year-round shows, lectures and concerts.

Activities

More than just winery hopping in Yountville

In between winery hopping and soaking up the small-town ambiance, there's a lot to keep you busy. When you stay in a Yountville vacation rental, you'll have the whole of the Napa Valley right on your doorstep. Walking is popular, as is seeing the rows of vineyards and rolling countryside on the back of 2 wheels. If you're a golfer, you're in luck. You've got some mighty fine courses just moments away from your rental. At the end of the day, you can close it off with a little pampering at the spa. Now that's a vacation.

Weather

High season is harvest season in Yountville

The peak season for Yountville vacation rentals is between August and October, when folks drop into the Napa Valley for the annual grape harvest. It also falls neatly into the region's best climate, with bright sunshine being the usual order of the day. If you're not a wine buff, you might want to consider visiting in spring, when the climate can be just as good, the vino still flows out of the wineries and the rental prices take a dip. For rock-bottom pricing, you've always got winter. Just be sure to pack your umbrella.

Natural features

Yountville is a twitcher's delight

Napa County might be famous for its wine, but few are aware that its habitats of woodland and wetland make it one of Northern California's most enduring wildlife-watching spots. The area sits slap bang on the Pacific Flyway, a path used by migrating birds flying from Canada to Mexico. Twitchers should get their lists and binoculars ready because they aren't going to want to miss catching a glimpse of the 400 or so recorded species of bird. If you take a hike up through the forests, you might very well catch a glimpse of some of Napa's land-dwelling critters.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Yountville

The nearest airport is in Napa, CA (APC-Napa Valley), located 14.5 mi (23.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field), which is 21.6 mi (34.8 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Yountville?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 685 vacation rentals near Yountville. From 407 Houses to 67 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Yountville for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Yountville?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Yountville:

  • Downtown Napa: 69 vacation rentals
  • Deer Park: 37 vacation rentals
  • Browns Valley: 30 vacation rentals
  • Alta Heights: 30 vacation rentals
  • Coombsville: 21 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Yountville?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Yountville. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Napa Valley Wine Train: 828 vacation rentals
  • Sonoma Plaza: 306 vacation rentals
  • Calistoga Hot Springs: 1,900 vacation rentals
  • Napa Valley College: 865 vacation rentals
  • Napa Valley Balloons: 1,018 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Yountville listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Yountville?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 407 Houses in Yountville. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Yountville include:

  • Cottages: 67 rentals available
  • Villas: 22 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 67 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Yountville?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 324 vacation rentals with pool available in Yountville. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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