1 . Solage Calistoga

Calistoga, California

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Indulgence. Relaxation. Sophistication. All that - and more - await for you at our delightful #1 Napa Valley Luxury Spa Hotel.

Solage Calistoga is a destination quite unlike any other. Resting in the heart of northern Napa Valley, this charming getaway lets you truly discover life's simple pleasures. Everything you need for true comfort is right here. In the mornings you can enjoy a deliciously prepared breakfast at the Solbar Restaurant, or have it delivered to the comfort of your room. Afterward, you can indulge in any of the exciting options that await right onsite. From their 130-foot landmark pool and hot tub to bocce ball courts to taking a complimentary bicycle out for a spin, there's plenty to do! Nearby you can visit one of the many beautiful vineyards that Napa Valley is known for, or go on fun hiking, hot air ballooning, and horseback riding adventures! And when it comes time to unwind a little, Solage Calistoga's luxurious spa is the perfect sanctuary. Featuring 14 treatment rooms, a bathhouse for their signature Mudslide treatments, and a spacious fitness center offering daily classes, Spa Solage is sure to make you feel completely new. Choose from their menu of soothing massages, facials, and body wraps, and simply let the stress ease out from your mind, body, and soul.

Address

755 Silverado Trail Calistoga California 94515

Highlights

Solbar Restaurant at Solage Calistoga is sure to delight all your senses! Their extensive menu of delectable cuisine is prepared by Executive Chef Brandon Sharp and features the freshest ingredients, including vegetables and herbs grown in the garden outside the Solbar kitchen!

Fun facts

Solage Calistoga has been voted the #1 Spa in the Americas and Caribbean, and the #10 Spa in the World by Conde Nast Traveler!

2 . The Westin Verasa Napa

Napa, California

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If you’re looking to escape to natural paradise but still want access to the night life, consider staying at Westin Verasa Napa. The hotel sits in the heart of Napa, one of the Valley’s larger cities with a population of 75,000. Napa is home to Restaurant Row and many night clubs that offer regular live entertainment.

The Westin Verasa Napa had your comfort in mind when furnishing the 180 guest rooms. In each room you’ll find a Westin Heavenly Bed, a pillow-top mattress designed to propel you into a deep, restful sleep. Most rooms feature kitchenettes and balconies and all rooms are technology-friendly, with flat-screen televisions compatible with your iPhone or Android phone. Take some time to indulge yourself in the Heavenly Shower or Bath found in every room. And though you may feel as though you’ve already gotten the spa experience with the Heavenly Shower, allocate time for an hour long Swedish massage given by a professionally trained masseuse from Gloria Curry Day Spa. You hardly need to leave your room with all the amenities, but you’ll want to get out and about to explore the beautiful sights offered by Napa city. Of course, the hotel is close to many of the finest wineries in California, including Bourassa Vineyards and Charbay Winery & Distillery. If you’re in the mood for the arts, you’ll be delighted to learn you have many options! The Napa Valley Opera House offers regular performances in nearly every genre while the nearby Jarvis Conservatory presents an angelic choir of professional singers the first Saturday of every month. You can also peruse dramatic paintings at the Jessel Gallery, the largest in the Valley. Finish your night at an acclaimed eatery in Restaurant Row or dine-in with delightful cuisine from one of the Westin Verasa Napa’s two cafes.

Mountain range

The Valley is bordered by the Vaca Mountains to the east and the Mayacamas Mountains to the north and west.

Getting there

From the Bay Area, you’ll want to cross the Bay Bridge on Highway 80. After 30 miles, merge onto Highway 37. You’ll take exit 33 and turn right onto Highway 29 North and then take another right onto Highway 221 North. Keep going down Highway 221 until it turns into Soscol Avenue. After approximately 10 miles, you’ll turn right on McKinstry Street. The Westin Verasa Napa will be on your left.

Related Onsite Offerings

Not only is Westin Verasa Napa dog-friendly, staff members practically pamper puppies with custom-made dog beds and a helpful list of canine-appropriate activities. This is one trip Rover won’t want to miss!

3 . Meritage Resort and Spa

Napa, California

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Providing an old-world escape, the Meritage Resort and Spa was selected as one of the Top 100 Spas in 2011 and it’s not hard to see why! With private vineyards, seasonal cuisine, Tuscan-inspired décor, and lavish spa services, Meritage Resort and Spa offers the complete Napa Valley experience.

One of the main attractions of the Meritage Resort is Spa Terra, located completely underground in the Estate Wine Cave. You’ll feel like you’re in a peaceful cave when surrounded by the natural stone, copper features, and constant, calming sounds of running water. Enjoy being pampered alongside your partner in the couples’ room or spend time apart in the private ladies’ or gentleman’s lounges. Proving themselves worthy of a four-diamond rating, the talented Spa staff offers the signature Solo Vino treatment, which incorporates a rejuvenating grape seed scrub. The Meritage Resort and Spa was the first resort to feature a wine tasting center. Masterfully constructed with dark wood and natural stone, the Trinitas Tasting Room is also completely submerged underground. You’ll find that the wine tastes even better in such a sophisticated environment with experts to help you pair your drinks with complementary artisan cheeses. Truly immerse yourself in the outdoors while getting a workout at one of the nearby golf courses. You can work on your game while taking in breath-taking views of the rolling hills, sloping vineyards, and shimmering lakes. The Meritage Resort and Spa concierge staff conveniently arranges tee times and transportation to and from the golf course so all you have to do is show up! Don’t forget to check out the Resort’s Siena Restaurant. Executive Chef Michael Collins adds a Tuscan flair to delicious local ingredients to create a truly appetizing fare.

Average temperature

The average temperature of Napa Valley during the summer falls between 81 and 92 degrees. During the winter, the temperature range drops between 61 and 72.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Meritage Resort and Spa is notable for offering one of the few private wedding chapels in the Valley. Engaged couples can complete their nuptials at Our Lady of the Grapes Chapel.

Getting there

From the Bay area, you’ll want to take Highway 101 North across the Golden Gate Bridge. Take exit 460A and merge onto Highway 37 East for nearly eight miles before turning left onto Highway 121 North. At the flashing stop sign, you’ll take a slight right, continuing on Highway 121/Carneros Highway. After another seven miles, take the Highway 29 South/Highway 12 East ramp and cross over the Butler Bridge. Turn right onto Soscol Ferry Road and right on Bordeaux Way, finding the Meritage Resort and Spa on your right hand side.

4 . Villagio Inn and Spa

Yountville, California

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Spread across 23 dazzling acres, the Villagio Inn & Spa was inspired by the alluring Mediterranean when designing the grounds of this award-winning luxury hotel. Weave through the grounds and encounter exquisite water fountains tucked between lovingly manicured gardens. You’ll never want to leave and with so much to do, you won’t have to.

The 13,000-square-foot spa at Villagio Inn & Spa caters to your every whim. Altogether, the Spa features 16 treatment rooms and 5 private suites with an extensive list of services sure to please both genders. Spend time with your partner or enjoy time alone while indulging in mud masks, exfoliation, and full-body massages. Cleanse your whole body in one of the hydrotherapy baths or showers, and take time to meditate and muse among the swells of the waterfalls and the tranquility of the reflecting pools. You won’t need to worry about finding a good place to eat—the Villagio Inn & Spa has you covered. Each morning enjoy the signature Champagne Breakfast Buffet and each evening stop in at the Michelin-rated Bottega restaurant that features the titillating cuisine of Chef Michael Chiarello. In between breakfast and dinner, relish your afternoon tea or coffee and an array of mouthwatering pastries in the hotel lobby. You’ll never sleep better than you do at Villagio Inn & Spa. Elegant and spacious rooms greet you at the end of a meandering cobblestone path. King-sized beds feature warm down comforters and top-of-the-line linens. Place your complimentary bottle of wine in your private cellar and make your own lattes with your private espresso machine. Before you turn in for the night, relax in your whirlpool jetted bathtub. When you’re ready to tour the countryside, the concierge staff will help you plan activities to give you the authentic Napa Valley experience.

Getting there

From the Bay area, travel across the Golden Gate Bridge on Highway 101 North. Exit onto Highway 101 and proceed until you reach Highway 29, then turn left. Follow signs and take the ramp toward Yountville. Turn right on California Street, left onto Washington Street, and find Villagio Inn & Spa on your left.

Fun facts

Yountville has more Michelin stars per capita than any other place in the world.

Related Onsite Offerings

Planning a destination wedding? Consider Villagio Inn & Spa. Not only can you and the wedding party relax in the Spa, but the resort offers four unique spaces ideal for your dream ceremony.

5 . Meadowood Napa Valley

St. Helena, California

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If you’re looking for the ultimate in romance, Meadowood Resort has more than a handful of activities meant to bring couples closer together. In addition to the standard offering of a first-class spa, restaurant, and lodging, this Resort has your future as a couple in mind with packages and services sure to inspire passion.

At the Meadowood Resort, you and your beau can escape to private paradise in one of the cozy cottages or savor the feeling of seclusion in a tree-top room, where your window provides views of the rich foliage. Lounge around in your silk pajamas a while longer as you enjoy in-room dining. For special occasions, take it a step further with a customized menu in a quiet setting just for the two of you. If you’re planning to propose during your getaway, Meadowood Resort is ready with accommodations nearly guaranteed to get you the “Yes!” that you want. Guest services will place the engagement ring box in your guest room along with a bottle of Champagne and strewn flower pedals or, if you please, will present the ring box at an established time during a private meal. For couples looking to rekindle the romance, Meadowood Resort will place an elegantly penned note with the words of your choosing in your room along with fresh flowers, a bottle of Napa Valley wine, and extravagant chocolates. Take the romance a step further and arrange for a bubble bath to greet your and your loved one when you arrive. To really impress your partner, consider preparing an itinerary ahead of time. Guest services will help you arrange the perfect day. Don’t forget to visit the spa for a Couple’s Pure Relaxation Massage!

Population

According to the 2010 Census, St. Helena has a population of 5,814.

Related Onsite Offerings

Couples looking to start a wine cellar will be pleased to take advantage of the Our First Wine Cellar program at Meadowood Resort. Participants will work closely with a sommelier to discover and learn about wines to their liking.

Getting there

From the Bay area, take Highway 101 over the Golden Gate Bridge. You’ll travel 20 miles before heading east on Highway 37, taking a left at the second light and following signs to Highway 121. You’ll head down Highway 121 for 7 miles before turning right at the four-way stop. After another 9 miles, turn left on Highway 29 and drive 18 miles before taking a right on Zinfandel Lane. Take a left on Silverado Trail, proceed 2.5 miles, and take a right onto Meadowood Road. You’ll take a slight left at the fork in the road that will lead you straight to the Resort.

6 . Vino Bello Resort

Napa, California

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Get the most out of your trip to Napa Valley with a stay at Vino Bello Resort! This beautiful facility is ideal for travelers who want to spend most of their time out and about. While the Resort offers many of the same first-rate amenities as other hotels, the staff heartily encourages guests to explore the idyllic countryside.

Vino Bello Resort accommodations are designed to mirror the peaceful character of the Valley. You’ll feel like a VIP in your gorgeous suite, full of elegant furniture and Tuscan décor. Each unit also features a cute kitchenette equipped with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Enjoy your meals and complimentary bottle of California wine in the spacious dining room. But don’t spend all your time indoors! Get out and explore! Vino Bello Resort guest services are available throughout the day to guide you with an itinerary guaranteed to give you the vacation of a lifetime. Enjoy local cuisine at one of the many nearby restaurants. In the mood for ethnic fusion? Celadon offers global comfort food that borrows from Asian, Mediterranean, and American cuisine. Hungry and want good scenery to go with your meal? Brix offers sweeping panoramic views of the Valley. For a quick bite at a low-key café, check out Boon Fly Café. Of course, you’ll want to get in some wine tasting. Guest services have an exhaustive list of the Valley’s 300-plus wineries as well as many of the area’s leading attractions, such as Adventures Aloft, the premier hot air balloon company, and Dr. Wilkinson’s Hot Springs Resort, an indulgent spa with three mineral pools. Vino Bello Resort also arranges monthly events to get guests involved in the community, such as the Flavor Bar held at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone and the Welcome Wine Reception at Turnbull Wine Cellars.

Season

Vino Bello Napa is open all year round though many may opt out of vacationing in the Valley during the Winter months when temperatures can get as low as 39 degrees.

Related activities

Did you know that in addition to hot air balloons, many Napa Valley visitors take glider or biplane rides with Napa Valley’s Crazy Creek Adventures?

Getting there

From the Bay area, take Highway 80 East toward Sacramento, crossing the Carquinez Bridge. You’ll take the Highway 37 Exit and then turn right onto Highway 29 North. After 8 miles, take a left onto Soscol Ferry Road and then a right onto Bordeaux Way. You’ll find Vino Bello Resort on the right-hand side.

7 . Silverado Resort

Napa, California

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Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the activities in the Valley? Do you want your trip to have a little more focus? The Silverado Resort and Spa offers three packages that each cater to a different whim: the Golfer’s Dream Package, the Wine Taster’s Package, and the Spa Getaway make it easy for you to get the most out of your trip. Of course, you can still do it all with a standard stay at the Silverado Resort and Spa.

Golfers will be in heaven on the Silverado Resort’s 18-hole golf courses. Spend the morning perfecting your shot over 360 acres of carefully maintained greens and wrap up your expedition with a satisfying lunch at the Grill, which overlooks the majestic grounds. Ladies, accompany your man on the course or spend the morning pampering yourself at the Spa, a sizable affair at 16,000 square feet, the largest private spa in Napa Valley. Caress your entire body with manicures, pedicures, and shampoo treatments. Afterwards, you and your partner can meet up for an afternoon of wine tasting! Visit one of the nearby wineries to enjoy intense and pleasurable local flavors. In the sleepy aftermath of your indulgence, you might want to go back to the hotel for a siesta in your plush bed lined with 300 thread-count sheets. Get in some activity at the Resort’s fitness center or splash around in one of the intimate swimming pools. If you’re looking for some competition, partake in a few rounds of tennis at one of the 13 courts. Play into the evening as the courts are lighted! Silverado Resort and Spa offers a full schedule of special events every day of the week. Interact with fellow guests in free classes and clinics or take advantage of discounts off house wines during happy hour. For your meals, you can choose among three fine restaurants on the grounds or wander out in town. The concierge desk is ready to help with recommendations.

Related activities

All aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train!, a three hour excursion through the wine country complete with fresh cuisine, tasty wines, and vintage railroad cars.

Highlights

Rent a pair of 15-speed mountain bikes and pack a picnic lunch-- the Silverado Resort and Spa staff will give you the information you need to complete a half- or full-day tour of the Valley.

Getting there

From the Bay Area, take Highway 80 East across the Oakland Bay Bridge, proceeding on the highway for approximately 25 miles. Take exit 37 toward Napa/Vallejo, traveling down Highway 29 for 14 miles. You’ll turn right on Trancas Street and drive another 3 miles before turning left on Atlas Peak Road. Turn right at the traffic light and discover the Silverado Resort and Spa.

8 . Hotel Yountville Resort and Spa

Yountville, California

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Established with the purpose of providing the perfect Napa Valley retreat, Hotel Yountville offers it all—spa services, culinary brilliance, comfortable guest rooms, and striking scenery. You’ll truly feel at peace as you wander through the Hotel’s whimsical grounds, which feature carefully attended gardens and majestic water fountains.

A fairly new establishment, Hotel Yountville offers the most updated amenities at Spa AcQua, ideal for both individuals and couples. You and your partner can relax together in a spa suite equipped with steam showers for two and double hydrotherapy tubs. Each of the six treatment rooms invites you to get closer to nature with private gardens, and the spa staff uses a full-range of services and organic products to help you reenergize. Afterwards, the two of you can lounge with refreshing drinks on a poolside double chaise. Guest rooms are soaked in luxury with four-poster beds, stone fireplaces, spacious tubs, and rain showers. Rooms also feature Italian linens, vaulted ceilings, private patios or gardens, and high-speed internet. Roll out of bed and rediscover your love of breakfast with the farm-to-table menu of Hopper Creek Kitchen, highlighted as one of the best restaurants in Napa Valley by the San Francisco Chronicle and the London Times. While it would be easy to spend your whole vacation at the Yountville Hotel, you’ll want to take advantage of some of the local activities. Fly high during a hot air balloon trip and devour the spectacular views of the Valley. If you’re not too fond of heights, explore the region by pedal using one of the Hotel’s complimentary bicycles. Don’t forget to order a picnic—all the biking will help you work up an appetite! Downtown Yountville affords easy access to some of the nation’s most talented chefs and many charming boutiques.

Average temperature

On average, Napa Valley gets nearly 27 inches of rain per year. And the coast air keeps things comfortable all year round!

Getting there

From the Bay area, you’ll take Highway 80 across the Bay Bridge and drive a little over 30 miles before merging onto Highway 37 West. Take exit 19 and turn right onto Highway 29/Sonoma Boulevard. After another 20 miles, you’ll take the exit toward Yountville and turn right on California Drive. Hotel Yountville sets at the intersection of California Drive and Washington Street.

Related Onsite Offerings

Though located in the middle of the countryside, Hotel Yountville helps guests stay connected with the complimentary usage of iPads.

9 . North Block Hotel

Yountville, California

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The boutique North Block Hotel offers an enticing juxtaposition of modernity and old-world charm with stone facades, hand-painted tiles, and blooming citrus trees greeting you when you arrive. You’ll feel at home in the Hotel’s laidback communal spaces, which include a courtyard that affords breathtaking views of the starry night sky.

North Block Hotel makes your comfort a priority. Each room features goose-down duvets, Italian linens, and wool carpeting that warm even the chilliest nights. Double French doors, fireplaces, and plantation shutters add to the nearly cinematic quality of your accommodations and rain showerheads and spacious soaking tubs invite you to thoroughly relax during your getaway. Rooms also offer the best in technology: flat-screen televisions, iPod docking stations, and espresso machines. What luxury resort would be complete without a spa? The North Block Spa by Francis & Alexander is sure to infuse your vacation with a sense of rejuvenation. Spa services serve as an antidote to the stress of daily life through the use of sustainable and indulgent products and treatments, such as the Liquid Facelift. Treat your body with the Un-Corked Massage, an innovative regimen that utilizes corks to stimulate pressure points on your feet. You can also spend the day treating your partner with the North Block Hotel’s Playful Passion service. Dine out at one of the area’s many highly acclaimed restaurants. The North Block Hotel heartily endorses the craftsmanship of the Michelin-star Redd, which features the wood-burning oven pizza creations of renowned Chef Richard Reddington. Top off your meal with a tasty bottle of regional wine and you’ll be ready to call it a night!

Population

The peaceful community of Yountville has a population of 2933.

Highlights

Do you like to hike? Napa Valley offers a wide variety of hiking trails to help you explore and truly immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Valley.

Getting there

From the Bay area, cross the Golden Gate Bridge on Highway 101. Take exit 460A to head east on Highway 37. After approximately 8 miles, turn left onto Highway 121. You’ll turn left to stay on Highway 121 North/Highway 29 North, following Highway 29 until you reach Madison Street. Take a right on Madison and another right on Washington Street. The North Block Hotel will be on your right.

10 . MacArthur Place Inn & Spa

Sonoma, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (707) 938 - 2929

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What was once an estate with a flourishing vineyard and ranch is now the upscale resort and spa MacArthur Place. The luxury hotel sits on seven of the estates’ acres. Escape from day-to-day living among the fountains, gardens, and one-of-a-kind sculptures and discover total relaxation at the Garden Spa.

Choose between a spacious guest room, suite, or cottage, each uniquely designed and decorated with flair. All rooms offer European walk-in showers, terry robes, grape-seed bath products, and in-room refreshment centers complete with house-blended coffee. The complimentary features are endless! Guests are invited to a breakfast buffet and a nightly wine and cheese reception and are granted access to the DVD library and high-speed wireless internet. Though it may be tempting, don’t spend all your time in your room. Go visit the Spa where you can spoil yourself with one of many signature services. Treat your body to an aromatherapy massage and the Golden Passion Flower Body Polish and Wrap. Bring your man along so he can indulge in the Adam service, a treatment designed especially for men with a eucalyptus body scrub, peppermint bath, and rosemary massage. Afterwards, prolong your sense of relaxation by taking a stroll through the ripe gardens, which feature 12 different fruit trees. You won’t have to worry about staying busy in historic Sonoma. In addition to the standard offering of wineries, the town affords visitors the chance to saturate themselves in California history at the Sonoma Plaza, General Vallejo’s home, and the San Francisco Solano. Become one with the land at Jack London State Park where you can look at the ruins of the author’s Wolf House.

Population

A moderately sized town, Sonoma claims a population of 10,648.

Getting there

From the Bay area, take Highway 101 North across the Golden Gate Bridge. Take a right at Highway 37 and drive for eight miles until you reach Highway 121, turn left. Continue on the Highway, taking a right at the fork. Turn left onto Highway 12 toward Sonoma, heading into town. At the third stop-light, take a right onto MacArthur Street. Enter MacArthur Place via the second driveway on the right.

Fun facts

The two-story Victorian house at MacArthur Place was built in the 1850s and is one of the oldest of its kind in Sonoma. The building maintains its original architecture.

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