NAPA VALLEY, CALIF.—Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection opened recently on 712 acres of vineyards and ranch land. Linked to hundreds of miles of biking trails, with incredible natural scenery, Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection enables active engagement with the land, invigorating culinary moments, and the discovery of local artisans and exclusive wines, while unearthing the full potential of every guest through immersive wellbeing.
A short 50-minute drive from the Bay Area, the hills of Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection are framed by 2.5 miles of Napa River frontage adjacent to the San Pablo Bay Estuary. Founded in 1856 by Judge Edward Stanly and an integral part of Napa’s wine-making lore, the property today is explored via trails through forest-fringed pastures and rolling vineyards that continue into the surrounding countryside.
“Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection is an active resort that holds immense appeal for visitors and the local community alike. It sits at the gateway of both Napa and Sonoma Valleys and enjoys proximity to the coast and the city. We couldn’t be more excited to open this exciting new resort that has been brought to life with years of thoughtful planning. With the opening of Stanly Ranch, we will be leading the way for the new Napa,” says Ed Gannon, Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection, General Manager.
At the end of a long driveway shaded by towering eucalyptus trees, guests are welcomed into convivial gathering spaces and innovative dining and entertainment venues, while the Halehouse wellbeing center and 135 airy cottages and guestrooms are set across the ranch to maximize stunning views and ensure consummate privacy. Those who would like to make Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection a permanent home can purchase one of 70 three- to six-bedroom Vineyard Homes and 40 two-bedroom Villas.
Each Hotel Cottage Brings Outside In
Surrounded by ranch land, each hotel cottage brings outside in and agrarian life home with vineyard surroundings. The one- and two-bedroom Arbor Cottages, Acre Rooms, and Rambler Rooms all feature separate living areas and private terraces for alfresco dining, while the three-bedroom Palomino Suite sleeps eight in one of the property’s most scenic settings.
Paying homage to the property’s rich legacy with sustainability top of mind, each of these contemporary, nature-held cottages has been designed by leading architectural firm Overland Partners with a spare elegance and honest luxury true to an active ranch. Reimagining the modern farmhouse, each structure is casually inviting, seamlessly integrating indoors and out with a timeless feel belying its new-build status. Interiors pair warm neutrals with oak, black metal, and leather. Moments of wellbeing are found throughout the cottages with outdoor showers, yoga mats, meditation cushions, and Theragun massage devices, making each a private extension of Halehouse, the resort’s comprehensive wellness hub.
Decades in the making, the residences at Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection are truly a once-in-a-generation ownership opportunity in Napa Valley offering the prestige of an Auberge lifestyle in a private ranch setting. A limited enclave of modern ranch residences is available for purchase. The first Villa residences will be ready for occupancy in late 2022, with the Vineyard Homes to follow in early 2023.
The Vineyard Homes bring to life the vision of renowned California residential design expert Bob White of Forest Studio. Ranging from 5,800 to 8,950 square feet of interior and exterior living space, the Vineyard Homes offer three-to-six-bedrooms designed for privacy and multi-generational enjoyment. The Vineyard Home experience includes indoor/outdoor living, pool, large, landscaped courtyards, and open-air dining and entertaining spaces.
Inspired by Contemporary Barn Structures
Imbued with the energy, convenience, and community of the resort, the fully furnished two-bedroom and two-and-a-half-bath Villas feature outdoor showers with courtyards, dramatic ceiling heights washed in natural light and plentiful outdoor dining and entertainment areas. Offering a fresh Napa design, and creating fluid connectivity between interiors and the exterior, the Villas’ interiors pay homage to Stanly Ranch’s history and Napa’s provenance as a tannery center. Inspired by contemporary barn structures, and creating fluid connectivity between interiors and the exterior, the Villas capture the essence of Napa’s rich history.
Flanked by a spectacular spa pool with the most mesmerizing views on the property, Halehouse is dedicated to the achievement of personal wellness goals by helping guests to unleash their full, untapped potential. Within its serene hilltop embrace, leading wellness specialists, medical professionals, and sports experts from around the world tailor individualized programs that incorporate nourishment, hydration, sleep, movement, and targeted treatments to restore the body’s physiological markers and balance mind and spirit.
Integrating the best of sports science and energy healing, treatments range from physical therapy and restorative Rolfing to lymphatic drainage massage, chiropractic services, and skincare. State of the art technology complements daily fitness programming and immersive retreat experiences.
The Springhouse Circuit is a critical component of Halehouse recovery programs. Integrating contrast techniques and bio-hacking technologies to activate the body’s natural healing processes, it includes a Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber, a Tepidarium, Salt Room, Cold Plunge Bath, and the Cedar Sauna with stunning views overlooking Stanly Ranch.
Fieldhouse is the center’s movement studio and fitness club offering fitness assessments, functional training and performance coaching, and wellbeing practices from meditation and breathwork, to garden bathing. Guests can choose from a host of fitness modalities including signature HIIT classes, yoga, pilates, and qigong, as well as bespoke trail rides, runs, and hikes.
Eateries Celebrate the Bounty of the Land
With three distinctly different dining outlets and a range of private event spaces, Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection is set to become one of the most exciting dining destinations in Napa. The resort’s culinary program celebrates the bounty of the land, leveraging Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection’s unique position as a working ranch and winery to offer sustainably sourced, seasonal menus that surprise, stimulate, and satisfy the most discerning of palates.
Executive Chef Garrison Price brings a deep interest in sustainable agriculture as well as professional expertise gained from working with some of the industry’s most notable chefs at fine dining destinations throughout the United States. His career highlights include three years as Executive Chef of New York’s beloved il Buco Alimentari & Vineria. Prior to that, he headed up the kitchen of the botanically focused il Fiorista. Price found inspiration and mentorship working under Jean-Georges Vongerichten at Hawaii’s Kauai Grill, and later worked as Head Chef at José Andres’ China Poblano. His experience as a chef has forged a deep dedication to maintaining the health of local ecosystems through regenerative farming practices.
Bear is the culinary keystone of Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection’s culinary offering, showcasing inspired, elemental cuisine. Multi-course dinners paired with wines from the extensive, mature cellar offer a new approach to dining, exploring single, focused ingredients as the foundation of an ever-changing menu. Playing with form, texture, and innovative fermentation and preservation processes, local elements are sublimely reimagined in unexpected ways. Low-key breakfasts and brunches on the terrace segue into leisurely lunches.
Serving as a convivial community hub, Gavel, with its bustling coffee bar and store, tempts guests, passing cyclists, and local patrons throughout the day with freshly baked pastries, ranch-cultivated jars of goodness and luxe pantry staples. Gavel is stocked with quality products ranging from locally made artisanal handicrafts to adventure and lifestyle accessories including a selection of tabletop, home, and kitchen goods curated by Emily Holt.
Basin Bar’s Farm-Driven Menu
Basin Bar is set beside the resort’s expansive, Provence-style swimming pool with an alfresco dining area in a lavender-scented grove. The casual, farm-driven menu features light yet satisfying bites, multiple spritz and Ranch Water cocktail options, and moreish snacks. The Spa Pool is another waterside venue, offering an awe-inspiring backdrop of rolling vineyards and Mayacamas Mountains.
Private event spaces include the Glasshouse Barn, which can accommodate up to 300 guests, the more intimate Garden House, and the Lavender Lawn. Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection’s ranch setting is ideal for celebratory events, weddings, and other gatherings, offering extreme flexibility, personalization, and exclusive accommodation options.
The experiences program at Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection has been designed to excite and educate—thrilling the senses, feeding curiosity, and deepening the connection between land and community. Part of the region’s extensive network of hiking and biking trails, Stanly’s myriad outdoor experiences also include professionally led runs and rides by celebrated athletes and conservationist-led hikes.
Aside from private dining in a host of settings, culinary experiences include herb-forward cocktail creation with Bear’s talented mixologists and morning tea ceremonies beneath Gordon Huether’s awe-inspiring Infinity sculpture. Local wine makers open their cellars for exclusive tours: Guests can offroad in a Land Rover Defender to an exclusive library wine tasting experience at Quintessa or cruise along the cliffs of the Sonoma Coast. Stanly Ranch hosts live musical performances by award-winning talent, and guided walks reveal the region’s artistic treasures.