12 Luxurious California Wine Country Spa Hotels to Escape To

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  • by HANA-LEE SEDGWICK
  • on MARCH 13, 2019
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While California’s wine regions may be most famous for the world-class wine and beautiful scenery, when you just need a moment to chill out, there’s no better place to be than in Wine Country. From detoxifying mud treatments in Calistoga to rejuvenating facials in Santa Barbara, these 12 luxurious California Wine Country spa hotels and resorts have all you need to relax and unwind with some well-deserved pampering.

Calistoga Ranch

The Auberge Spa, Courtesy of Calistoga Ranch

Calistoga, Napa Valley

Nestled in a private canyon just outside the town of Calistoga, the 50-room Calistoga Ranch is the ultimate luxury retreat in Wine Country. Designed to fully immerse oneself in nature, the Ranch is set amongst 157 acres of pristine, natural landscapes, where private lodges showcase inviting natural décor, peaceful indoor/outdoor spaces, and outdoor showers surrounded by moss-laden trees. As if a stay here isn’t relaxing enough, The Auberge Spa offers numerous restorative treatments utilizing indigenous minerals and natural botanicals to nourish the mind, body, and soul. Soak in one of the private outdoor mineral pools, ease away any lingering tension with a signature massage, or decompress with a complimentary yoga class — whatever it is you choose to do here, Calistoga Ranch makes it easy to find a moment of zen.

580 Lommel Road, Calistoga, CA 94515, (888) 947-6442

Meadowood

The Spa at Meadowood, Courtesy of Meadowood

St. Helena, Napa Valley

Luxury is the name of the game at Meadowood, the renowned Napa Valley resort that boasts five star accommodations, deluxe amenities, and destination-worthy dining. Situated on a secluded 250-acre property outside of St. Helena, this beautiful resort encourages a leisurely pace, whether making use of the in-room deep soaking tubs, playing croquet on the lawn, or sipping local libations during the daily wine reception. Dinner at the Michelin-starred The Restaurant at Meadowood shouldn’t be missed, but neither should finding the time to retreat to the resort’s elegant wellness spa, where rejuvenating treatments, relaxation gardens, and a healthy food menu are sure to leave you feeling totally blissed out.

900 Meadowood Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574, (877) 684-0724

Vintners Inn

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Santa Rosa, Sonoma County

Situated on 92 acres of vineyards and beautiful gardens outside of Santa Rosa, the 44-room Vintners Inn is an elegant oasis designed with serenity in mind. Rooms featuring king feather beds, Jacuzzi tubs, and fireplaces add to the Inn’s luxurious ambiance, while a fitness center, Bocce ball court, and walking trails encourage leisurely exploration. Vintners Inn’s new day spa, Vi La Vita Spa, offers a variety of deluxe services and packages focused on helping you reconnect, both mentally and physically. If looking for a dose of serenity with your loved one, book a treatment for two in the couples’ spa room, which includes wine and a light bite, enjoyed from the private outdoor patio with a rain shower.

4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, (707) 575-7350

Solage Calistoga

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Calistoga, Napa Valley

The five-star Solage Calistoga exudes stylish sophistication throughout the property, from the inviting loft-style accommodations to the luxe amenities focused on helping you unwind in Wine Country. Designed to evoke a modern farmhouse feel, suites and studios showcase vaulted ceilings, fireplaces, and expansive patios, while some up the ante with jetted hot tubs for two. Spend your days cruising around on the complimentary bikes, eating farm-to-table fare at the acclaimed restaurant, Solbar, or basking in the sunshine beside the chic, 130-foot pool. When you’re ready to take your (non-existent) stress levels down yet another notch, head to the 20,000-square-foot Spa Solage for the ultimate day of pampering. Whether you opt for a signature treatment using mineral-enriched mud or simply soak in the geothermal mineral pools at The Bathhouse, the Spa Solage will surely melt all your worries away.

755 Silverado Trail North, Calistoga, CA 94515, (707) 226-0800

Vista Collina

Spa Terra, Courtesy of Vista Collina

Napa

As one of Napa’s newest resorts, the Tuscan-inspired Vista Collina is sure to impress every type of traveler, from wine lovers to foodies, couples to families. Each of the 145 rooms, including 39 suites with living rooms and fully-equipped kitchens, offer a quiet place to rest your head, while the long list of deluxe amenities makes it easy to fill every waking moment with something fun. Arrange for a curated picnic through the on-site Lawn Butler Service, attend a culinary class at the Food & Wine Center, or lounge poolside in one of the private cabanas. When you’re ready to slow down a bit, the tranquil Spa Terra is your place. Set inside a 22,000-square-foot estate cave, Spa Terra offers a locally-inspired menu of alluring treatments, as well as whirlpools, steam rooms, and a peaceful relaxation lounge — everything you need to feel rested and rejuvenated before doing it all again the next day.

850 Bordeaux Way, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 251-3060

Ritz-Carlton Santa Barbara Bacara

Adults-only spa pool, Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton Bacara

Goleta, Santa Barbara County

Located on 78 acres roughly 30 miles from Santa Barbara Wine Country, this oceanfront resort enchants with its picturesque views, pristine pools, and varied dining options. After recently undergoing several enhancements throughout, the revitalized Bacara is a worthy destination for those looking for secluded luxury. Whether you stay for a weekend or for a week, make a point to visit the expansive on-site spa for a blissful day of relaxation. Book one of the body or skin treatments and you’ll get to enjoy the spa’s plush locker room amenities, like the eucalyptus steam room and sauna, as well as access to the rooftop relaxation terrace and the peaceful adults-only spa pool.

8301 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117, (855) 968-0100

Carneros Resort and Spa

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Carneros, Napa Valley

Nestled on 28 acres and surrounded by vineyards is the stylish Carneros Resort and Spa. Here, private cottages blend rustic, farm-like ambiance with stylish, modern interiors to capture the allure of Wine Country, while amenities like three on-site restaurants, a high-end boutique, and two pools make it easy to settle in and never want to leave the property. The Spa at Carneros, which recently underwent a renovation, has just what you need for a day of R&R, including a redesigned menu of special treatments, a private infrared sauna, new indoor and outdoor relaxation spaces, and even indoor/outdoor showers.

4048 Sonoma Highway, Napa, CA 94559, (707) 299-4900

Kenwood Inn & Spa

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Kenwood, Sonoma Valley

Located in the quaint Sonoma Valley town of Kenwood, the Mediterranean-styled Kenwood Inn & Spa makes for a tranquil escape in Wine Country. All of the inn’s 29 Italian-influenced rooms and suites offer a peaceful place to unwind, thanks to plush details like in-room fireplaces, private terraces or balconies, and luxurious feather beds, and perks like freshly baked chocolate chip cookies upon arrival and the afternoon wine and cheese hour add to the overall welcoming vibe. While the spa is currently undergoing renovations (set to reopen this summer), expect to find upgraded relaxation spaces and reimagined treatments that will no doubt enhance an already memorable stay in Wine Country.

10400 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452, 707-833-1293

Belmond El Encanto

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Santa Barbara

With its inviting, airy interiors, timeless California glamour, and sweeping views of Santa Barbara, Belmond El Encanto has everything needed for a tranquil, five star getaway. This iconic hillside hotel, which is celebrating its 101st anniversary, may not technically be in Wine Country, but is within minutes of Santa Barbara’s numerous urban wineries. It also does a fine job of highlighting the bounty of the region, from locally-sourced culinary delights and regional wines to locally-made products available in the boutique shop. To make a stay here even more sublime, be sure to visit the spa to enjoy one of the many treatments available. Inspired by nature’s healing powers, services use fresh botanicals and tropical ingredients to revive the mind and body. Opt for a citrus, basil and mint body scrub or one of the custom facials designed by skincare guru Linda Ross, then extend your afternoon of “me time” by making use of the spa’s serenity lounge, rain showers, and garden patio.

800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, (805) 845-5800

Carmel Valley Ranch

Infinity hot tub, Courtesy of Carmel Valley Ranch

Carmel Valley

Set on 500 acres just eight miles inland from Carmel, there’s plenty of room to play and explore at Carmel Valley Ranch, where luxury seamlessly intertwines with a sense of wild rusticity. With guest rooms featuring spacious decks, fireplaces, Nespresso coffee makers, and cozy robes, it would be easy to hole up inside all day and night, but a variety of daily activities, several pools (including two saltwater pools), and scenic hiking trails will find you eager to jump out of bed each day. A stay here is rejuvenating in its own right, but when you’re ready to spoil yourself even more, head to Spa Aiyana, where customized treatments feature products and ingredients inspired by the landscape of Carmel Valley. From massage and body treatments to facial and nail services, Spa Aiyana is the place to go for an indulgent day of pampering.

One Old Ranch Road, Carmel, CA 93923, (831) 620-6427

Pechanga Resort & Casino

Spa lobby, Courtesy of Pechanga Resort & Casino

Temecula Valley

While the main draw of this Temecula Valley resort is its expansive casino, home to the largest casino floor in California, there’s no shortage of fun activities to fill your time, thanks to 13 on-site restaurants, a par-72 golf course, and several luxury shopping boutiques. But when you’re ready to step away from all the action, there’s no better place to go than to the resort’s 25,000-square-foot spa. Pre or post treatment, enjoy the spa’s steam rooms, saunas, and relaxation areas, or take one of the complimentary fitness classes offered Wednesdays through Sundays, then retreat to your well-appointed room to take advantage of 24-hour room service.

45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula, CA, 92592, (888) 732-4264

The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance

Spa garden, Courtesy of The Lodge at Sonoma

Sonoma

This recently renovated resort in Sonoma offers all the charm of Wine Country alongside modern amenities and a variety of lodging options. Spend your days noshing on Mediterranean-style fare at the on-site restaurant, sipping local libations at The Lodge’s wine bar, or taking a dip in the heated outdoor pool, but don’t skip a visit to the spa. Indulge in a beauty or wellness therapy treatment, then enjoy luxurious spa amenities like the eucalyptus steam rooms, outdoor cabanas in the private spa garden, and warm soaking pools — don’t be surprised if you find yourself visiting more than once.

1325 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476, (707) 935-6600


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Author

Hana-Lee Sedgwick

Hana-Lee Sedgwick is a writer and editor based in her hometown of Santa Barbara, California. Specializing in all things wine, food, and travel, her work regularly appears in publications such as Santa Barbara Magazine, The Tasting Panel, and Edible. Whether for work or play, she never tires of exploring California wine country. Follow her on Instagram at @wanderandwine or visit her blog, wanderandwine.com.

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