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Top Wine Country Family Reunion Lodging
Family reunions can certainly be a drag, but not in California wine country. Here you'll have it all: plenty to distract you from relatives you don't care to see and to share with those you do, incredible weather year-round, and wine. Lots and lots of wine, wineries, and vineyards. Such an incredible environment should be experienced from the comfort of an incredible hotel, right? Of course we're right! Here are five resorts bound to knock you and your extended family's socks off.
1

Best Western Dry Creek Inn

Healdsburg, California

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Impress your extended family by booking a stay at THE premier wine country hotel: Best Western Dry Creek Inn. With a veritable deluge of things to do, see, and relax with, your family will want to extend their stay… permanently!

You’ll immediately be entranced by the Inn’s Tuscan villa-style design and sickeningly pleasant staff. Your family will then settle into your spectacular rooms, beautifully appointed with tons of southwestern flair. At the hotel, feel free to enjoy a free hot breakfast, lounge by the two pools, or release your stresses in the steam room and sauna. Then get out and explore wine country! The BWDCI is only minutes away from all the incredible things the region has to offer. There’s 150 world-renowned wineries, dining, arts, culture and plenty of outdoor activities to tire out even the most energetic of nieces and nephews.

Address

198 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448

Related activities

More than 100 wineries offer art displays or fine art museums.

Fun facts

California is the leading wine producing state in the US, making about 90 percent of all American wine.

2

Calistoga Spa Hot Springs

Calistoga, California

View Website +1 (707) 942 - 6269

Some families need a nonstop parade of activities to have a great reunion, while others are just the opposite. These families want to talk and reminisce while being pampered and surrounded by ultimate relaxation. Calistoga Spa Hot Springs is the perfect place for these families!

Featuring beautifully renovated rooms and a fantastic location in downtown Calistoga (AKA the heart of Upper Napa Valley), even your most snobbish relatives will find nothing to complain about here. After you settle in and catch up, get down to the spa post-haste! There you will rejuvenate both body and spirit in geothermal mineral pools, with massages, and plenty of volcanic ash mud baths. Then soak in the outdoor mineral whirlpool, where temperatures of up to 104°F will melt your cares away. Choose the Calistoga Spa Hot Springs for your next family reunion and you’ll be the most popular relative, bar none!

Address

1006 Washington St, Calistoga, CA 94515

Highlights

Olympic Gold Medal figure skater Peggy Fleming, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, racecar driver Randy Lewis, “The Bachelor” reality TV star Andrew Firestone and football coach and former quarterback Dick Vermeil all own or co-own a winery in the area.

Fun facts

California is the fourth leading wine producer in the world, after Italy, France and Spain.

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Another Best Western makes the list, and for good reason: this company simply knows how to treat its guests, whether they be couples looking for a romantic weekend or a huge family attending a reunion.

With spacious, inviting accommodations in a picturesque setting, the Best Western Sonoma Valley Inn was designed with large family gatherings in mind. Sonoma is world-renowned for its incredible wineries, and the BWSVI is practically steps away from all of them. Go on a tour with your family, trey your hand (or feet) at grape stomping, or simply sample some of the local flavors. When you return, your luxurious and spacious, pet-friendly room will be waiting for you. Take a well-deserved nap or sit outside and marvel in the glorious California landscape while you ponder what a great decision coming to the BWSVI was.

Address

550 2nd St W, Sonoma, CA 95476

Highlights

Winegrapes were first planted in California in 1769 by Franciscan missionary Father Junipero Serra at Mission San Diego de Alcala.

Fun facts

There are 2,843 wineries in California.

4

Villagio Inn and Spa

Yountville, California

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With 23 scenic acres all its own, the Villagio Inn & Spa has more than enough room to accommodate you and your family for a stupendously memorable reunion.

Town & Country Magazine describes Villagio as a "pleasure seeker's heaven", but you don’t have to take their word for it. One visit will completely convince you that it’s an amazing venue for your family to reunite and relax. The beautiful campus is filled with flowing water fountain pathways and lush Mediterranean-style gardens, serving as the perfect compliment to the lavish accommodations your family will be staying in. The centerpiece (and the reason guests return year after year) is the elegant Spa Villagio. This huge temple of comfort features six massage treatment rooms, a facial room, a nail treatment room, and five private spa suites, complete with indoor and outdoor oversized sunken infinity tubs, fireplaces, steam showers, wet bars and televisions with Bose sound systems. Is that enough for you?

Address

6481 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599

Highlights

There are more than 110 varieties of grapes grown in California.

Fun facts

One grapevine will produce approximately five bottles of wine.

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Yes, Sonoma is a beacon for quality hotels, inns, and resorts. After a while, they all start to look the same. But there aren’t many hotels in Sonoma (or the world) that have ancient thermal mineral waters bubbling up on-site. Well, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn does, and they invite you and your family to come and experience it for yourselves.

Your relatives won’t know what to do first: catch-up while taking a winery tour, relax in a soothing mineral bath, or eat at the Michelin award winning Santé. Before they do anything, they’ll check into their luxury lodgings, of course. Then it’s off for some intensive relaxations. The Willow Stream Spa and championship Sonoma Golf Course are year-round favorites, and will provide endless hours of entertainment and comfort for you and your extended family. As Fairmont so eloquently sums up on their website, “Extraordinary cuisine, a state-of-the-art Spa surrounded by exquisitely manicured grounds in the heart of Wine Country...A true lifestyle!”

Address

100 Boyes Blvd, Sonoma, CA 95476

Highlights

Northern California wine country consists of Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties.

Fun facts

More than 20 million people visit the California wine region every year.

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