Luxurious California Wine Country Spa Hotels to Escape To

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  • by HANA-LEE SEDGWICK
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Luxurious California Wine Country Spa Hotels to Escape To

By Hana-Lee Sedgwick March 13, 2019

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 luxurious California Wine Country spa hotels and resorts have all you need to relax and unwind with some well-deserved pampering.

Meadowood
The Spa at Meadowood, Photo 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 or lounging beside one of the pools. Don’t miss retreating 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. If you get the chance, book a treatment in the Tree House Retreat, a private, open-air sanctuary complete with fireplace and copper bath tub.

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

Meritage Resort and Spa
The Spa at Meritage, Courtesy of Meritage Resort and Spa

Napa Valley

This Tuscan-inspired getaway, nestled among the hills and vineyards just south of downtown Napa, is a perfect place for restoration. Though The Meritage Resort is close to all the action in Napa Valley, its on-site restaurants, pool, spa, and bowling alley make it hard to want to leave. Adding to the experience is Spa Terra, located in the underground Estate Cave, which offers a unique spa setting in its hushed, serene surroundings. Relax with a cave-inspired hot stone massage, an aromatherapy massage, or a facial made of organic herbs and botanicals. Be sure to book the Himalayan Salt Stone Massage which uses warm salt crystals to melt away your stress.

875 Bordeaux Way, Napa, CA 94558, (866) 370-6272

Four Seasons Resort
Spa Talisa, Courtesy of Four Seasons Resort

Calistoga, Napa Valley

Set within a world-class vineyard, Four Seasons Resort is the epitome of Wine Country luxury. Enjoy innovative and seasonal cuisine, explore local trails, or relax on your own private terrace with a glass of wine. Of course, no visit would be complete without experiencing Spa Talisa, a haven of tranquility and rejuvenation. With their ultra-personalized, results-driven wellness experience and products sourced from natural and organic ingredients, you are sure to leave Talisa feeling revitalized. Inspired by Calistoga’s 150 years as a spa destination, the Mud Experience is one of their signature treatments, using mineral rich-mud with detoxifying and soothing properties. Post-treatment, relax on the outdoor misting deck, soak in the Spa Garden whirlpool, or hop into the steam room.

400 Silverado Trail N, Calistoga, CA 94515, (707) 709-2100

Ritz-Carlton 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. Ritz-Carlton Bacara is a worthy destination for those looking for secluded luxury, where you can find tranquility amongst the sprawling grounds, peaceful beaches, and multiple pools. 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 redwood sauna, as well as access to the rooftop relaxation terrace and the peaceful adults-only spa pool.

8301 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93117, (805) 968-0100

Carneros Resort and Spa
Photo Courtesy of Carneros Resort and Spa

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 has just what you need for a day of R&R, delivering healing treatments inspired by earth’s natural elements and reflecting the abundance of Wine Country. After your rejuvenating spa treatment, lounge in their Mediterranean-style garden or beside the fire.

4048 Sonoma Highway, Napa, CA 94559, (707) 299-4950

Alila Napa Valley
Spa Alila, Courtesy of Alila Napa Valley

St. Helena, Napa Valley

Discover a haven of tranquility and elegance at Alila Napa Valley, situated just outside St. Helena. This adults-only retreat boasts 69 guest rooms, each designed to blend simplicity with sophistication—many offering breathtaking vineyard views. At Alila, guests are invited to indulge in a variety of ways, from a refreshing dip in the pool to a delightful meal at Acacia House, but a visit to the Spa is guaranteed to round out the feeling of vacation bliss. Here, thoughtful services draw inspiration from age-old wellness traditions, such as gua sha and Chinese Qi balancing, while the calming environment and adds to the rejuvenating experience.

1915 Main Street, St Helena, CA 94574, 707-531-7062

Kenwood Inn and Spa
Photo Courtesy of Kenwood Inn and Spa

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 beds, and perks like freshly baked chocolate chip cookies upon arrival and the afternoon wine and cheese hour add to the overall welcoming vibe. The Spa at Kenwood is a peaceful oasis, with luxurious therapies and a client-centered approach to wellbeing. Splurge on the Ultimate Bliss Massage, a nearly two-hour restorative treatment designed to meet your needs.

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

Courtesy of Belmond
Photo Courtesy of Belmond

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 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 The Body Regeneration, a head-to-toe skin treatment and massage, 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, Photo 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, three 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 sleep therapy, Spa Aiyana is the place to go for an indulgent day of pampering.

One Old Ranch Road, Carmel, CA 93923, (855) 687-7262

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 Pechanga 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