St. Helena, California( 1 Review )
A location in the heart of Napa Valley would seem to be enough to land a spot on our list, but our No. 1 pick – Meadowood Napa Valley – boasts more than scenery. Try a Tree Top Room flooded in CA sunshine through wraparound windows, a pool, croquet, golf, trails, tennis and of course, Meadowood Spa.
What better way to experience Napa Valley than with a Meadowood picnic for two in a vineyard? St. Clement Vineyards, to be exact, with California artisan cheeses and breads and croissant club sandwiches with avocado, to be precise. There is another way, however, to enjoy the Cali countryside that just may rival that heaven-in-a-basket feast. We developed a schoolgirl fancy for the Cabernet Crush. Warm cabernet grape seed polish is applied followed by a light brush massage. Aromatic grape seed oil replenishes Vitamins A, C and E and leaves your skin glowing. As the kids return to school, give yourself the perfect autumn treat with the Meadowood Harvest Wrap. A dry brush exfoliation is followed by hot towel compresses and tea tree exfoliation. While you are wrapped in a hydrating masque, your scalp and face are massaged.
Discover Northern CA on the Meadowood Loop – a 4.5-mile trail that winds through the surrounding mountains. Watch for more than 106 species of birds that call the Meadowood property home.
From San Francisco International Airport via the Bay Bridge, take Hwy. 101 North for about six miles. Hwy. 101 merges with Hwy. 80. Follow the signs to Bay Bridge. Cross Bay Bridge and stay in the left lane, following signs to Hwy. 80 East/Sacramento. Stay on Hwy. 80 East for 23 miles to Carquinez Bridge, where there will be a toll. Stay on Hwy. 80 and then take Hwy. 37 West for two miles. Turn right onto Hwy. 29 and continue north for 20 miles. Turn right onto Zinfandel Lane then turn left onto Silverado Trail. After 2.5 miles, turn right onto Meadowood Rd. Curve left at the “Y” intersection and continue to Meadowood Napa Valley.
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Make your romantic Napa Valley getaway now with the Spa Escape with a Three-Course Dinner Package! One night’s accommodation accompanies two massages, a welcome box of California goodies and a three-course dinner at The Grille.
To everything there is a season, but every season is worth enjoying at Silverado Resort. Our No. 2 spot is overflowing with recreational activities, like splashing around in one of 10 pools, fine dining, such as a steak dinner from The Royal Oak and more.
One thing that will never go out of style from year to year is the Spa at Silverado. If the fact that Silverado is the largest spa resort in Napa Valley doesn’t entice you, the Touch of Paradise Package will surely persuade you. After a Ginger Body Wrap, Papaya Pineapple Body Scrub and a Tui-Na or Lomi-Lomi Massage, the only sound you’ll be able to make is a sigh of satisfaction. If you’re still afraid of getting your feet wet, we suggest a Chardonnay Bath for easy immersion into the local culture. Trying to find the vacation that’s perfect for the both of you? The Golf and Spa Classic Package has your romantic California getaway covered. While your sweetheart is playing an 18-hole round of golf, enjoy a 50-minute spa treatment and access to the fitness facilities. Rejoin later on to snuggle in front of the fire in your Junior Fireplace Suite.
From the Oakland Airport, take Airport Dr. onto Hegenberger Road to 880 North for about 11 miles. Keep right onto 80 East for another 23 miles. Exit at Hwy. 37 for Napa/Vallejo. Take Hwy. 29 for 10 miles and do not exit to Downtown Napa. Turn right onto Trancas St. and continue on Trancas St., following signs for Lake Berrvessa. Turn left onto Atlas Peak Road. Turn right at the traffic light and drive up to Silverado Resort’s mansion.
Warmer climates like Napa Valley produce more full-bodied wines with higher alcohol content due to the length of time the grape is on the vine. Sugars are converted into alcohol during fermentation, so the riper a grape becomes, the higher alcohol percentage it will produce.
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Receive the full effect with the Napa Valley Experience. The package includes dinner at The Grill at Silverado with Napa Valley wines, spa treatments, VIP tasting and picnic lunch at V. Sattui Winery, complimentary wine tasting at Black Stallion Winery and more!
Sonoma, California( 1 Review )
Tapestry-like bed curtains with Victorian-era print are bookended by elegant lamps on top of rich green wooden bed tables. Outside, the lush foliage surrounds the patio beyond the stately double doors. Plus, a Tahitian Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee topped with fresh berries waiting for you.
Believe it or not, there is something missing. Our No. 3 spot, The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa, not only brings out the best of its surroundings with stone exteriors and manicured lawns overlooking CA mountains and vineyards – it also brings out the best in you at the Sonoma Spa. As one of the only luxury spa resorts with its own source of thermal mineral water, rejuvenation is limitless. Indulge in a signature Kur treatment. The Sonoma Lavender Kur begins with a lavender bubble bath to soften the skin. A botanical body wrap and an extended Swedish full body massage with lavender oil eliminate stress from the body and set the mind at ease. To restore your sense of security and contentment, try a float treatment. Rest in the cocoon-like environment of a flotation bed, then receive an exfoliating scrub, a vanilla shea butter wrap and a gentle face and scalp massage.
For simple end of the day relaxation, soak in the spa’s mineral pool surrounded by blooming flowers and a cascading waterfall.
From Contra Costa, take Hwy. 680 north across the Benicia Bridge and continue toward Cordelia. At Hwy. 80, proceed west and follow signs to Hwy. 12 West. Take Hwy. 12 West toward Sonoma and continue on to Sonoma Plaza. At Sonoma Plaza, turn left at the “T” stop onto West Napa Street. Stay to the right when the road forks and continue two miles north and turn left onto Boyes Boulevard. The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa is the second driveway on the left.
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They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, start with lemon pancakes, organic eggs and Caggiano sausage at Fairmont Sonoma Mission’s onsite restaurant, The Big 3.
The moon is not just for lovers’ strolls any more or saying goodnight to when you lay your head on the pillow. In the Valley of the Moon, our No. 4 pick has carved out an enchanting wine country location for magical California vacations – by night and day.
The Lodge at Sonoma is a Renaissance resort and spa set on 10 lush acres of Napa Valley landscape. Inside, you will find tastefully decorated rooms, plush beds and artisan-made bath amenities. And though it may not use moonbeams for that ultimate sheen, Raindance Spa does use local ingredients like lavender, grape seed, olive oil and mustard that will make your skin glow. Discover this reality with the June Jacobs Intensive Hydrating Facial. Botanical enzymes digest dead skin cells, as well as hydrate and nourish the skin. This facial uses pumpkin enzymes to improve and restore the texture of the skin. Your mind needs soothing just as much as your body, which is why Raindance Spa offers Healing Energy treatments like Gemstone Meditation. By teaching you to focus on the “now,” your energy will be realized and used to focus on future aspirations.
The Lodge at Sonoma is the idyllic setting for your Napa Valley wedding. Tie the knot in the Stone Building’s garden full of vibrant flowers, or inside the Stone Building with candlelight.
Take that girls’ weekend you’ve been talking about with The Lodge at Sonoma’s Girlfriend Getaway Package. Enjoy a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, dinner and breakfast credit at Carneros Bistro, Swedish massages, VIP wine tasting and complimentary shuttle to Sonoma Plaza for shopping.
From Hwy. 101 North, take exit 472B toward Napa and continue for seven miles on CA-37. Turn left onto CA-121/Arnold Drive and travel north for about six miles. Stay straight to go onto CA-116 for 1.6 miles and stay straight again to go onto Arnold Drive for 1.4 miles. Turn right onto Leveroni Road and continue east for 1.8 miles. The Lodge at Sonoma will be on your right.
Yountville, California( 1 Review )
Colorful throw pillows atop down comforters, a balcony that opens up to views of lush vineyards, poolside columns, frescoes, wine tasting, afternoon tea and more. Nope, it’s not an Italian luxury hotel – it’s Villagio Inn and Spa!
Villagio Inn and Spa boasts 112 elegantly furnished guestrooms located in two-story building clusters. After the welcome bottle of wine, champagne breakfast buffet, coffee and cookies and the Spa Villagio, only one word came to mind: refined. The Spa Villagio specifically enriched our Napa Valley experience through the Suite Sensations. These five exclusive Spa Suites are appointed with fireplaces, oversized and sunken jetted soaking tubs, steam showers, a private terrace and more. To achieve that Zen of tranquility, indulge in the Breathe Sensation. A shea butter and coconut scrub is followed by a warm milk bath that leaves the skin silky smooth. Forget all worldly cares in the rose and vanilla body wrap. Exotic oils with botanical ingredients are massaged into the skin to eliminate any lingering tension. Top it off with an Essence of the Valley pedicure and you are 100 percent ready to discover the California wonders, right outside Villagio’s front door.
Enjoy the Sunny State’s scenery by golfing, biking, playing tennis, having a country picnic or simply sunbathing poolside at Villagio Inn and Spa.
Villagio Inn and Spa is located in Yountville, which is nine miles north of Napa, 45 miles north of San Francisco, 55 miles north of San Francisco International Airport and 50 miles north of Oakland International Airport. To get to Villagio Inn and Spa, take the Yountville exit off of Hwy. 29.
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Spa Villagio also offers treatments designed for men in particular, such as Active Pureness. This back cleansing treatment uses basil, cedar and rosewood oils for an anti-bacterial mask that purifies the skin.
St. Helena, California
We don’t expect anything less from Napa Valley than good grapes and good eats, but Harvest Inn goes above and beyond these expectations with exquisite wines, fine dining and stunning accommodations.
Whoever said you couldn’t have the best of both worlds did not stay at Harvest Inn. In your Spa Vineyard View King Room, luxury was not delivered at the expense of experience. Enjoy 400-thread-count linens and down pillows, a wood burning brick fireplace, private outdoor terrace and spa whirlpool overlooking the adjacent vineyard and Mayacamas Mountains. If you want an even more intimate experience with Napa Valley, the Harvest Inn Spa will put you at one with your surroundings during a Harvest Inn Massage in a cabana beneath a canopy of redwoods. Before venturing to the elegant Wine Bar for a complimentary guided wine tasting or to the Wine Country Kitchen for a daily homemade muffin, glow from head to toe with the Vin Rose Wrap and Facial Massage. Lavender and grape seed oil are massaged into your muscles to re-hydrate your skin. After rose and geranium body butter is applied, rest in the snug linens while receiving a grape seed and honey facial.
Take a ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train! The train has been restored to its original state with polished mahogany, brass, etched glass and tables set with damask linens and bone china. While you take the 36-mile journey through Napa Valley, indulge in a champagne brunch, gourmet lunch or full-course dinner.
From San Francisco International Airport, take Hwy. 101 North through San Francisco and cross Golden Gate Bridge. Follow Hwy. 101 for about 25 miles to the Hwy. 37 Napa/Vallejo exit. Exit on Hwy. 37 and continue east for another 10 miles until Hwy. 29. Turn left onto Hwy. 29 North toward Napa and Sonoma. Stay on Hwy. 29 for 30 miles. Harvest Inn is on your left past Sutter Home Winery.
The developer and manager of Harvest Inn Spa, Loma Alexander, was named one of the world’s top 20 spa visionaries by Spa Magazine.
Leave the sunshine behind as you descend into the underground. In this cave you feel immediately at ease and let the cool air envelope you. No, this is not the beginning of a Batman episode – this is your spa visit to our unique No. 7 spot!
Meritage Resort and Spa has more edginess to it beyond its location on the southern tip of Napa Valley. The ingeniousness begins with the United States’ only spa in a wine cave. The underground Spa Terra in the 22,000-sq.-ft. Estate Cave is inspired by Old-World Florentine design. Arched doorways and wrought iron light fixtures lead you to steam grottos, treatment alcoves, waterfalls and soaking pools. Give yourself the “me time” you’ve been looking for with the Solo Vino. The exfoliating grape seed scrub is followed by a jet shower rinse and Wine Cave Mud Body Wrap. End with the Terra Massage and satisfying fruit and cheese tray. Just when you think you’re ready to ascend to ground level, think again. Also in Estate Cave is the Trinitas Tasting Room. Taste the exceptional wines from the Trinitas Wine Cellars of Napa surrounded by dark wood and natural stone architecture.
The hush of a cave is the perfect intimate setting to set those sparks ablaze, especially with the Seduction treatment. Soak in a bubble bath for two in the Portofino room and feel the tension slip away during a Terra Loving Oil couples massage.
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If that romantic fire simply cannot be quenched, exchange vows at Our Lady of the Grapes, one of the only private wedding chapels in Napa Valley, on site at Meritage Resort and Spa.
Estate Cave took 18 months to bore, plumb and construct.
Calistoga, California( 1 Review )
Float into fairytale at Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort! Walk the grapevine corridors of Napa Valley vineyards to the bathing beauty and historic restorative powers of ancient Roman hot springs.
There are no sour grapes in Napa Valley! Taste the sweet, high-hanging fruit as you experience the romance of Rome at Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort. Where fuchsia flowers drip from Mediterranean gardens into private patios. Echoing the elegance of Europe are the mosaic tile rain shower bathrooms, triple-sheeted beds, and legendary luxury of Splendido Jacuzzi suites or Superiore rooms. Surrender your stress to the spa at Roman Spa Hot Springs where you’ll feel the healing history of the earth in a hot, volcanic mud bath. A dip in the mineral pools will melt away your end-of-the-day worries, while a glass of wine and an award-winning spa experience will do the rest! Let Lover’s Lane lead you to the Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort! Soar over the Napa Valley's vineyards and majestic mountain vistas in a hot air balloon from Calistoga. Tour the picturesque peaks and valleys by bicycle on a winery tour to Yountville’s delightful dozens. And taste the fruit of the vine and turn your fantasy into fond memories at your relaxing retreat, honeymoon, or holiday to Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort in the winery wish-list destination of California’s Napa Valley.
Get carried away by the divine destination of Napa Valley and check another box of that bucket list as you rise over the morning mist in a colorful hot air balloon. Celebrate your celestial adventure with a champagne brunch, a winery tour by bicycle, or a mineral and mud bath at the Roman Spa Hot Springs.
Wine country caters to every palate, from the just curious to the connoisseur! Try a Wine Country Wellness Package, find the valley's horseback riding trails, or tour the scenic wine country of Napa, Sonoma, and Lake Counties.
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To enhance the romance, the resort offers a Romantic Weekend Getaway Package including champagne and a magnificent breakfast for two at Café Sarafornia.
We recall those days we had to stay home sick from school. Mom would take our temperature, feed us chicken noodle soup and maybe even read us a story. Though we’re not advocating becoming ill for that kind of attentive care, we do know where you can find it again – at our No. 9 spot!
Solage Calistoga focuses on maintaining healthy and thoughtful balance. This care for wellbeing is evident in the architecture. High beamed ceilings of a warm wood color and natural stone reflect the 22 acres and the Mayacamas and Palisades Mountains surrounding Solage. And of course, the center for renewal of the body, mind and spirit is the Spa Solage. The signature Mudslide Experience is not a slightly altered Slip N’ Slide from your childhood front yard – it’s a three-step treatment for complete rejuvenation. The first step is, naturally, The Mud. This mineral-rich California clay is mixed with volcanic ash and a blend of essential oils. Rest in the heated mud lounge until step two: The Waters. Soak in an oversized tub full of geothermal mineral water from Solage’s own spring. Finally, The Rest, which entails closing your eyes and relaxing in a vibration chair.
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Another exceptional signature treatment at Spa Solage is the Aperitif – a lava colada or organic Fuji appletini exfoliation.
Solage encourages the combination of wellbeing and adventure by equipping each room with a pair of cruiser bicycles to explore the Napa Valley countryside.
From Oakland International Airport, take 880 North toward San Francisco for 10 miles. Take 80 East toward Vallejo/Sacramento for 24 miles. Merge onto 37 West and then turn right onto Sonoma Boulevard. Exit at Hwy. 29 for Trancas Street/Redwood Road and turn right. Finally, turn left onto Silverado Trail and continue for 26 miles until you reach Solage Calistoga.
Discover an indulgent experience at Vintage Inn in Yountville, California.
Vintage Inn puts you just steps away from a unique Napa Valley spa experience. Indulge in a massage during your stay, or choose any of the other treatments from their full menu.The spa also features other great touches: relaxation lounges with indoor and outdoor fireplaces, Swiss experience showers, steam, sauna and secluded outdoor hydrotherapy soaking baths. If you want to take a break from the indulgences of the spa, why not explore what else Vintage Inn has to offer. Curl up in front of your room's fireplace, enjoy a wine tasting in Napa Valley, and so much more. It's all waiting for you at Vintage Inn.
6541 Washington Street Yountville, CA 94599