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Silverado Resort and Spa

Napa Valley, California

By Roger Cox, Editor

Silverado Resort and Spa, Napa Valley, California
Courtesy Silverado Resort and Spa

There may or may not be an adobe cottage within the walls of the white-columned mansion at the heart of the Silverado Resort. General John Franklin Miller, who later became a U.S. Senator, built the elegant 14-room home in the 1870s on a site along Napa Valley's Milliken Creek. Before he could begin construction, however, he faced a dilemma: there was already a Spanish adobe cottage on that spot, and local superstition held that ill fortune would befall whomever destroyed the adobe structure. Taking no chances, Miller is said to have built around it, a possibility that the three-foot-thick walls at the southwestern corner of the mansion seem to support.

Whatever the truth to that legend, the 1,200-acre Miller estate ultimately became the Silverado Resort, welcoming its first guests in 1966 and quickly emerging as a major vacation and conference option in the Napa Valley. Then in 2010, Dolce Hotels and Resorts bought it and immediately set out to enhance its facilities and amenities, including the tennis.

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Pro Shop: 707-257-0200
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Peter Burwash International's Katie Dellich directs the tennis program on the resort's 10 hard courts. An 11 year veteran of PBI, she had previously directed programs at the historic Homestead and at Lansdowne Resort, both in Virginia, and One&Only Kanuhura in the Maldives. She has also worked at JW Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert, Kapalua Resort in Maui, and Four Seasons Resort Nevis in the Caribbean.
Courts & Fees. Silverado's 10 courts occupy two locations: there are three courts near the mansion, which is where a small room with a bare minimum of pro-shop accoutrements serves as the main staging area; there are another seven hard courts adjacent to the spa across the road. Court fees: free to guests.

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Ratings

(138 Reviewers)
Tennis Overall
4½-Ball Rating Instruction
4-Ball Rating Tennis Complex
4-Ball Rating Cuisine
3½-Ball Rating Dollar Value
4-Ball Rating Setting
4-Ball Rating Romance
4-Ball Rating Kids' Programs
4½-Ball Rating
Tennis Staff
4½-Ball Rating Game Matching
4½-Ball Rating Junior Tennis
4-Ball Rating Lodging
3½-Ball Rating Spa & Fitness
4-Ball Rating Other Recreation
4½-Ball Rating Solo Travelers
4-Ball Rating

Other Recreation

Golf Courses. Robert Trent Jones, Jr. originally designed the 36 holes of golf at Silverado. The North Course (at 7,100 yards) has been redesigned by PGA Hall of Famer Johnny Miller and put under the management of Troon Golf. Renovations on the South Course (at 6,685 yards) are slated to begin in 2017.

Spa & Fitness Center. The Roman-inspired spa encompasses 16,000 square feet and offers an array of massages and treatments, including seaweed and blueberry wraps, enzyme facials, and packages tailored specifically to golfers. The men's and women's locker rooms have the predictable sauna and steam rooms and both open out onto a 25-meter lap pool with outdoor whirlpools, and garden treatment cabanas. the spa building also houses a well-equipped fitness center, with weight-training and cardiovascular equipment, as well as some 30 exercise classes, among them cardio, yoga, and step. There is also a Spa Cafe serving smoothies, salads, coffees, and more.

And ... In addition to the lap pool at the spa, there are nine other swimming pools scattered throughout the property. There are also courts for bocce.

Lodging

Rather than a central hotel, it has scattered its 370 rooms through more than a score of low-rise buildings. Every room has a balcony or terrace and everything from a junior suite to one with three bedrooms also has a wood-burning fireplace.

Restaurants

There are several restaurants, chief among them The Grill, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, al fresco if you like, from a menu that focuses on Wine Country cuisine. There is also the Silverado Market and Bakery, for soups, salads, coffee, picnic fare, groceries, and miscellaneous items.

Calendar

Oct. 20-22, 2017: Backhands, Vines, and Volleys Tennis Camp
silveradoresort.com Phone: 505-257-0200

Silverado Resort and Spa hosts a special 2½-day camp that pairs tennis instruction with wine education and tastings in the Napa Valley. It begins with a Friday round robin and dinner followed by a half day of tennis clinics—taught by Peter Burwash International pros Katie Dellich and Quinn Saine—on Saturday and Sunday. The weekend package also includes a wine tasting class taught by Silverado's sommelier, two-for-one winery tasting passes, Peter Buswash's book "Tennis For Life," and two night's lodging. For more information visit silveradoresort.com or phone 505-257-0200.

Oct. 20-22, 2017: Backhands, Vines, and Volleys Tennis Camp
silveradoresort.com Phone: 505-257-0200

Silverado Resort and Spa hosts a special 2½-day camp that pairs tennis instruction with wine education and tastings in the Napa Valley. It begins with a Friday round robin and dinner followed by a half day of tennis clinics—taught by Peter Burwash International pros Katie Dellich and Quinn Saine—on Saturday and Sunday. The weekend package also includes a wine tasting class taught by Silverado's sommelier, two-for-one winery tasting passes, Peter Buswash's book "Tennis For Life," and two night's lodging. For more information visit silveradoresort.com or phone 505-257-0200

See Also

If you're contemplating a visit to Silverado, also look at:

Rates and Reservations

Visit the website for current rates

Silverado Resort and Spa
1600 Atlas Peak Rd.
Napa Valley, CA 94558
707-257-0200
Toll-free: 800-532-0500
Web Link: Silverado Resort and Spa


Travel Essentials

Seasons. Year-round.

Travel Instructions. There is a county airport in Napa; however, most visitors arrive at either San Francisco International (SFO), Oakland International (OAK), or Sacramento International Airport. Travel time is roughly 1 hour from Oakland, 75 minutes from San Francisco or Sacramento.

General Tourist Information. For information about the whole of the Napa Valley, check out the Napa Valley Conference and Visitors Bureau website or phone 800-582-6208. Once in the area, stop by the Napa Visitor Center in Napa for information about everything from wineries and restaurants to biking, hot air ballooning, and anything else the region offers.

©2017 Roger Cox

Ratings

(138 Reviewers)
Tennis Overall
4½-Ball Rating Instruction
4-Ball Rating Tennis Complex
4-Ball Rating Cuisine
3½-Ball Rating Dollar Value
4-Ball Rating Setting
4-Ball Rating Romance
4-Ball Rating Kids' Programs
4½-Ball Rating
Tennis Staff
4½-Ball Rating Game Matching
4½-Ball Rating Junior Tennis
4-Ball Rating Lodging
3½-Ball Rating Spa & Fitness
4-Ball Rating Other Recreation
4½-Ball Rating Solo Travelers
4-Ball Rating


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©2017 Roger Cox