Top Wine Country Wellness Retreats in Napa and Sonoma

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Top Wine Country Wellness Retreats in Napa and Sonoma

By Devin Parr April 11, 2024

Now that winter is long behind us, it’s time to start planning a fun adventure this spring—one that will leave you rejuvenated and ready to take on summer. What better way to lean into a little R&R and the start of sunny, warm weather than a trip to Napa or Sonoma?

Wine Country is the perfect place for pampering and self-care, so we’ve created a helpful guide to planning a wellness weekend in Napa or Sonoma centered around hotels, spas, yoga, fitness, meditation, and other activities that will get you back on track and ready to take on a new season.

Where to Stay

Alila
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Alila in Napa Valley’s charming St. Helena area is an adults-only retreat featuring 68 rooms, many of which have outdoor terraces perfect for yoga, meditation, and relaxation. What really sets Alila apart from other wellness-focused retreats is their “Alila Journeys.” Each one, from forest bathing among the Redwoods to sound healing and scent memory classes with an Aftel-trained perfume expert, is designed to be a uniquely restorative experience. The hotel is also within walking distance of the historic Beringer Vineyards, since no wellness weekend in Wine Country is complete without at least a few sips of world-class wine.

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

Gaige House + Ryokan
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This relaxing hotel oasis, located in Sonoma Valley’s quaint town of Glen Ellen, is a unique fusion of classic Wine Country comfort and traditional Japanese hospitality. With yoga and meditation areas, soothing water features, private zen gardens, and a full-service spa, all nestled in a peaceful, restorative setting, Gaige House is the perfect place for a wellness retreat.

13540 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA 95442, (707) 935-0237

Dr. Wilkinson’s
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Just 90 minutes North of San Francisco in Calistoga, Dr. Wilkinson’s—known as Calistoga’s original wellness resort—features a playful mix of nostalgia and contemporary touches. Visitors looking for a relaxing getaway will revel in the on-site healing mineral waters, as well as the rejuvenating massages and mud baths offered in the spa. In between all that detoxing, pay a visit to the on-site eatery, House of Better, to indulge in health-conscious, yet comforting fare, and wash it all down with a housemade wellness tonic or shrub.

1507 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, CA 94515, (707) 942-6258

Boon Hotel + Spa
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Tucked among the majestic Redwoods of the Russian River Valley, this boutique Sonoma getaway is the perfect, low-key spot for rest and rejuvenation. Guests can relax by the solar-heated saline pool, enjoy a massage or facial (or both!)—at prices that won’t break the bank—at the on-site spa, head out for a hike or some meditation in the zen-like natural settings, or simply snuggle into the organic bed linens while listening to vintage vinyl on in-room turntables.

14711 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, CA 95446, (707) 869-2721

Where to Spa

Meadowood Spa
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Not only is this 250-acre estate known for its luxury lodging and incredible hospitality, it is also an oasis of wellness offerings. For the ultimate getaway, book one of Meadowood’s three- or five-night packages, featuring an array of luxurious amenities like health and nutrition consultations with a Certified Health Coach, curated massages, meals, private experiences in the Wine Center, cooking classes, hiking excursions, and more, all amidst the stunning backdrop of Northern California Wine Country.

900 Meadowood Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574, (707) 531-4788

Carneros Resort and Spa
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The absolute pinnacle of luxury, this hotel guest-exclusive spa at Carneros Resort and Spa is surrounded by 28 acres of farm lands in the heart of Wine Country, making it the perfect wellness getaway if you are looking for somewhere to stay and spa. Whether you relax with one of the Spa’s many healing treatments, partake in a pickleball match, boot camp, or a vineyard run, or lounge by one of the hotel’s several pools, including both adult-only and family-friendly options, you are sure to leave feeling refreshed and recharged. Or, book one of the hotel’s signature Wellness Retreats for the whole relaxation package.

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

Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary
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Visitors to this wellness retreat in Sonoma County’s picturesque town of Freestone will want to try the signature Cedar-Enzyme Bath, a therapeutic Japanese body treatment. Designed to stimulate metabolism, ease joint and muscle pain, and improve stimulation, it’s the perfect add-on to a day of pampering. Don’t forget to visit the award-winning Japanese meditation gardens while you’re there.

209 Bohemian Highway, Freestone, CA 95472, (707) 823-8231

What Else to Do

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
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A wellness retreat doesn’t need to be limited to just spas and hotel stays. There are plenty of other healthy activities in Wine Country to restore well-being and energy any time of year.

Adventurous types can book a Wine Country bike tour with Getaway Adventures as a way to reconnect with nature, or opt for a Full-Day Bike Tour with Vine Trail Adventures to really get the blood pumping. Searching for other outdoor activities? A hike through Sugarloaf Ridge State Park for some fresh air or even stargazing at the Robert Ferguson Observatory, Northern California’s most active public observatory, is a great way to round out a relaxing wellness retreat.

Vine Trail Adventures
Bike tours are a great way to see the region. Photo courtesy of Vine Trail Adventures

Yogis will want to book a yoga retreat in Sonoma Wine Country with Body Flows. Activities at these curated getaways include yoga overlooking the vineyards, meditation, and mindfulness for stress reduction. Highly active types who want some real body recovery can pay a quick—and cold!—visit to the Sonoma Cryo wellness center.

A Wine Country wellness weekend should of course include delicious meals and some winery visits. Handline in Sebastopol offers fresh and sustainable seafood as well as locally grown produce for a clean and healthful meal. Pop into Juice House Co. in Napa for a cold-pressed juice, elixir, or superfood smoothie is sure to restore gut health and energy after all that holiday indulgence.

Quivira Vineyards in Healdsburg takes a holistic approach to farming and winemaking, producing a range of clean, elegant, and organic wines like Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc. Plenty of regional wineries and hotels, including Meritage Resort and Spa, offer yoga among the vines throughout the year so you can do a little sipping after your sun salutations.

Conclusion

From pampering spa treatments to soothing hotel rooms and heart-pumping outdoor activities, Napa Valley and Sonoma County offer plenty of ways to indulge in some whole body relaxation and wellness. But don’t feel limited to these top wine regions for a memorable wellness getaway—there are loads of wellness retreats throughout California to help you keep those R&R vibes going strong all year long.