Affordable Wine Country Hotels
Napa, CA: The Meritage Resort and Spa
The 500-room property, built on an 11-acre vineyard where Napa and Sonoma meet, is ideal for exploring both regions. The resort's tasting room and 22,000-square-foot spa are nel cuore della terra ("in the heart of the earth")built into a hillside cave (doubles from $159; themeritageresort.com).
Photo © Rex Gelert.