As Fires Smolder, California's Wine Country Takes Stock of Damage to Hotels, Attractions

The devastating fires in California's Napa County are "moving towards containment," according to information updated yesterday by Visit Napa Valley, the area's marketing arm. While many hotels, resorts, wineries, restaurants and attractions remain closed, other businesses are reopening this week. Among venues ravaged by fire was the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country in Santa Rosa, which will be closed indefinitely. 

Meanwhile, a number of area properties not only are hosting evacuees, first responders and other service personnel, but offering reduced rates. For a list of those hotels, as well as details about relief efforts and fundraisers, click here.

Those planning to visit the area are encouraged to confirm their reservations directly with the venues. "We continue to be thankful for the first responders, and our thoughts remain with our residents and business owners who were impacted throughout the surrounding area," said the bureau's statement. 

Among properties that are open for business are the Andaz Napa, the Hotel Yountville, the Meritage Resort and Spa, the Milliken Creek Inn & Spa and the Westin Verasa Napa.

Detailed information about the status of hotels, wineries, restaurants, attractions and road closures can be found here.

The following resorts currently are closed; click on the property names for the most recent status updates:

Aurora Park Cottages 
Best Western Plus Stevenson Manor

Calistoga Spa Hot Springs
Indian Springs Resort
Las Alcobas
Napa Valley Marriott Hotel and Spa
Meadowood Napa Valley
Poetry Inn
Silverado Resort & Spa

The following are scheduled to reopen this week:

Auberge du Soleil, opening 10/20
Calistoga Motor Lodge & Spa, opening 10/18
Calistoga Ranch, opening 10/20
Carneros Resort & Spa, opening 10/18 

Napa Valley Lodge, opening 10/20 
Solage, opening 10/19
Southbridge Napa Valley
, opening 10/18