Stanly Ranch – A New Model for Resiliency & Wellness for the Destination Traveler

 

 

A new model for resiliency and wellness for the destination traveler.


Opening mid-year 2021, Stanly Ranch will be the gateway to the famed California Wine Country, and will highlight the region’s ethos of sustainability and celebration of nature.


Stanly Ranch Site Plan, Napa Valley, California

 

Above all else, the resort’s identity will reside on the authentic, Napa Valley lifestyle and vernacular, immersed in the Wine Country landscape and designed for a new generation of hospitality serving holistic wellness and luxury.


Identity

Architectural Style

Interwoven with elegant landscape, the character of the resort will feature modern architecture and luxury interiors, inspired by the rustic agrarian, yet romantic context. Thoughtfully incorporated in the design, local materials such as rich woods and soft stones will reference the natural vernacular style and regional resources.


Pavilion and Lawn at the Resort Core

 

Much like the ritual of a wine tasting, guest experiences are crafted into a sequence of moments that engage all the senses.


A Curated Guest Experience

From the allée of fragrant eucalyptus trees upon arrival…


Allée of Eucalyptus


…to the vineyard-covered rolling hills of the property…


Local vineyards


…to the casual check-in where guests are greeted with a glass of local wine while enjoying breathtaking views of the landscape.


Reception Lounge | image courtesy of CCID

 

The buildings of the resort are spread throughout the landscape, tucked between vineyards and orchards, nestled into the site, and connected by vibrant gardens.


A Deconstructed Resort

Essential to the character of Stanly Ranch is agricultural open space, which inspired the design of the site as a network of interspersed buildings, interlaced with the landscape. The green spaces provide connection across the site and offer opportunities for organic interaction and gathering.


Cottage Exterior | image courtesy of CCID

 

Each event destination at Stanly Ranch provides venue experiences that elegantly blend the indoor spaces and activity with the outdoor landscape.


Events in the Wine Country

Stanly Ranch will provide a collection of event spaces for a wide range of scales and functions, from small corporate retreats, to grand weddings, and everything in between.


Bridal Suite | image courtesy of CCID

 

Meeting Room | image courtesy of CCID

 

Positioned just off the resort core, Cistern Hill will be home to a future winery with one-of-a-kind tasting experiences, continuing the estate’s centuries-old tradition of wine making.


A Future Winery

With wine at the heart of Napa Valley, the new winery on Cistern Hill, in walking distance of the cottages, will provide tasting and touring opportunities for Stanly Ranch guests, as well as local residents and visitors.


Cistern Hill

 

From sports therapy to weekend escapes, to a healing retreat, the destination spa complex will offer an extensive variety of rejuvenating treatments in a casual, sophisticated environment.


A Model of Health & Wellness

A Balanced Life

Supporting an active lifestyle is central to the ethos of Stanly Ranch. The resort will feature valley cycling tours, walking trails, group exercise, and yoga, as well as spaces that encourage active engagement with the outdoors.


 

Enhancing a noteworthy glass of local wine, stunning and complimentary cuisines round out the experience of wellness and luxury at Stanly Ranch.


A Culinary Destination

A signature restaurant at the core of the resort will showcase diverse menus from the essential to the experimental, featuring produce grown and harvested on-site, as well as other healthy, locally-sourced ingredients. Additionally, local teas, coffees, and more will be crafted at the resort’s own coffee shop.


 

Measuring success factors of achieving a holistic wellness retreat, the Stanly Ranch design team turned to an institution renowned in the industry for their evaluation of comprehensive health in architectural experience.


Wellness for All

To provide the essentials of wellness and a healthy lifestyle for both guests and staff, Stanly Ranch has been designed with an aim to receive Gold Rating by the industry-leading International Well Building Institute.

 


At Stanly Ranch, the Earths natural resources are treated with the same respect and carea s grapes are by a vitner.


Resiliency, Through and Through

Through study and calculation of Napa Valley’s climate and resources, Stanly Ranch is designed for environmental responsiveness and responsibility, exemplifying resiliency and the coexistence of the built conditions with the natural conditions.


 

In an area that experiences frequent droughts, the all-important resource of water has been throughtfully considered in the design, paving a way for a more efficient future.


Sharing Water

Investing in the future of the region’s water resources, the resort draws municipally-supplied recycled water across the Napa River to serve not only the irrigation needs of the site itself, but the needs of all adjacent neighbors and vineyards, thereby reducing the burden on the region as a whole.


 

Stanly Ranch is designed to generate 100 of its electrical needs by on-site solar panels.


Harvesting the Sun

Partnering with experienced technology teams, the resort intends to utilize solar harvesting for the entirety of its electrical demands, supporting the role of Stanly Ranch as a leader in sustainable, resourceful operations.


 

The mantra of “Living Local and Thinking Global” bears even more relevance now than ever before – a landscape-connectedness ethos which will be immersive in the Stanly Ranch experience.


A Deep Connection to the Land

The entire experience of the resort aims to feature strong connections to the land and the bounty that it provides. Guests will be offered responsibly harvested food, grown on-site and by neighboring farms. They’ll enjoy exceptional local wine, for which the region is world-renown. Even the flowers in the rooms will be grown on-site at the resorts many gardens.


Cottage | image courtesy of CCID


 

Overland Architecture + Urban Design

AVRO|KO          Integral Group          Nichols Partnership

BrightView          CCI Design          Auberge Resorts Collection

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