By Vladimir Bosanac

Napa has been the bastion of luxury and a world-renowned destination in Northern California for decades. The newly-opened Stanly Ranch, an Auberge Resort Collection property, developed by Denver-based Nichols Partnership will add to Napa’s impressive repertoire with a hotel and residence offering that dazzles in the natural setting and extravagant ambiance. 

A place that was announced following the Great Recession, more than a dozen years ago, and that cost $275 million to develop, Stanly Ranch sits on 712 acres of land that fronts 2.5 miles of the Napa River adjacent to the San Pablo Bay Estuary. The ranch was founded in 1856 by Judge Edward Stanly and is today an integral part of Napa’s wine-making culture. The property offers miles of trails along meadows lined with trees and next to rolling hills of vineyards that shape the landscape of the region.

“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 General Manager in a statement.

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The property, which is about 50 miles north of San Francisco offers 135 one and two-bedroom resort cottages, which presently rent for $1,259 per night. These rooms were designed by architectural firm Overland Partners. In addition, the property offers 70 three to six-bedroom Vineyard Homes and 40 two-bedroom villas. The Vineyard Homes, designed by residential design expert Bob White of Forest Studio, range from 5,800 to 8,950 square feet of interior and exterior living space, according to a statement. 

The fully-furnished Vineyard Homes are on sale presently, and the first release of the homes starts at $4 million. The homes are the only five-star residential development in the area, according to the company.

The property also features a 12,000-pound steel art installation, “Infinity,” which measures 60 feet in length and sits visibly on top of a hill at the ranch. It was created by international public artist Gordon Huether, a Napa resident himself, and was designed as a sinuous and graceful loop that responds to the local history of the space and the resort’s mission, according to a statement from the artist. 

Auberge Resorts Collection is a portfolio of 22 unique hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs. The properties are a luxurious offering of places focused on captivating design, exceptional cuisine, innovative spas and impeccable service, according to a statement by the company, and Stanly Ranch is just the latest expression of that mission.

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