Napa Valley's Seasons

Winter is a great time to visit California Wine Country. The crowds and traffic that are prevalent throughout the summer and fall are gone, making for leisurely dining and un-crowded wine tasting. The guestrooms at Milliken Creek Inn & Spa were designed for guests to enjoy being indoors... soaking in our spa tubs and reading by the fire. Our "Soothing Stones" spa treatment is another great way to heat up the winter.

Spring announces itself in the valley with a dazzling display of mustard fields as far as one can see. The Napa Valley Mustard Festival begins and the weather’s warming trends beckon an amazing display of color. Crowds are still down and this is the locals' choice as the best time of year to visit.

Summer is busy, so book everything early. It virtually never rains and is a delightful 85 degrees Fahrenheit in the afternoon and 60 degrees Fahrenheit at night. The vines are ripening and the valley is jumping. Outside massages in our riverside tent are very popular and should be booked in advance.

Fall is what is known as the "Crush." The valley is at its peak season. Starting in August through October, the wineries are picking grapes and this is the season to visit if you want to see the Napa Valley in action.