Concierge.com's insider take:
For a romantic getaway, it's hard to beat Milliken Creek. Set along the meandering Napa River, this former stagecoach stop attracts doe-eyed couples with its peacefulness (guaranteed by a no-kids policy), seclusion (on the outskirts of Napa Valley), and exclusivity (high season books up months in advance). It's the little things that make the hotel so special. Expect to find candles glowing on the mantle and sweets by the venerable Woodhouse Chocolates on the bedside table. In the morning, breakfast is delivered to your room and includes pastries from Bouchon Bakery. The 12 rooms—over half of which have balconies or terraces overlooking the river—are done in a sophisticated palette of browns and creams, with fireplaces, palm-frond ceiling fans, L'Occitane bath products, and large whirlpool tubs complete with rubber duckies. Sun umbrellas and chaise longues dot the grassy lawn on the river. In lieu of a bar, local winemakers pour their favorite selections in the lobby each evening.