SILVERADO RESORT — A RECREATIONAL HAVEN IN THE WINE COUNTRY
Silverado Resort’s extensive recreational facilities as well as the wide variety of activities available in the surrounding world-renowned Napa Valley will please golfers of every level. Silverado’s natural beauty can be enjoyed on the two 18-hole golf courses, each in the distinctive style of their architect, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. The courses cover 360 picturesque acres and feature tree-lined fairways, sculpted bunkers, ponds and spacious greens. The 6,500 yard South Course challenges golfers with side-hill lies that seem to be prevalent in many California layouts and features more than a dozen water crossings, while the North Course stretches 6,700 yards but is occasionally more forgiving. A complete golf pro shop is available in the Club House, and a staff of top professionals are on hand to assist guests in improving their golf game.
The Spa at Silverado is a first-class, full-service health spa. Fashioned after a classic Roman Spa, the 16,000 square-foot facility is a private resort facility incorporating massage therapy, skin care and body treatments, a fitness center, gift shop, spa cafe, hair and nail care salon in a casually elegant setting. Tennis enthusiasts will find an extensive complex of 17 courts intermingled between garden paths, courtyards, and fountains. Guests who wish to strengthen their backhand or improve their serve will find the help they need from Silverado’s staff of friendly professionals.
For those wishing to bask in the sun, Silverado has ten swimming pools, ensuring that everyone can find a lounge chair. The main pool complex includes two pools and a whirlpool. Silverado’s immaculate grounds are also perfect for bicycling, walking or jogging. Ten-speed bikes are available at the tennis shop and the Concierge has jogging trail maps. While Silverado is a self-contained resort, guests may wish to experience some of the recreational opportunities found throughout the Valley.
Activities range from horseback riding to boating, fishing or water skiing at nearby Lake Berryessa. For the more adventurous, hot air ballooning over the vineyards is a perennial favorite. Most people believe a visit to Napa Valley is not complete without touring some of the world famous wineries for a behind-the-scenes look into the secrets of making fine wine and an opportunity to sample vintages. One of the most popular attractions is a leisurely trip through the spectacular wine county aboard the Wine Train, which runs nonstop between Napa and St. Helena. In addition to premium Napa Valley wines, passengers may enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner. Clothing boutiques, premium outlet stores, antiques and art galleries abound in downtown Napa, as well as St. Helena and Calistoga, a short drive upvalley. For more information, visit www.silveradoresort.com