Vacationers and pleasure-seekers flock to Napa Valley not just to sample wine country’s best Chardonnays and Pinot Grigios, but to bask in the opportunity to get some much needed R&R in California’s pastoral region. Many of Napa Valley’s quaint hotels and spas are beauty and pampering havens that will provide you with your path to wellness –with of course, spectacular rural views as your backdrop. Here are some of the best spas in Napa Valley.
This ecologically conscious, 20,000 square-foot sanctuary offers new twists on the renowned Calistoga traditional mud and mineral water therapies. The Bathhouse at Spa Solage offers the ultimate retreat featuring healing geothermal pools and mineral-rich mud therapy in your very own oasis. For an A-list treatment, try the Have it All facial –a favorite among celebrities for red carpet events. It consists of an ultra-hydrating oxygen treatment using dermal boosters to saturate the skin with nutrients, followed by a non-invasive light treatment for collagen production.
Tucked away in a wooden canyon, the spa is seemingly built as an extension of its charming forested surroundings. The Auberge Spa at Calistoga Ranch allows guests to savor the views before, during and after their treatments. Guests exploring the spa or wandering between the outdoor decks and treatments rooms that feature rain showers, soaking tubs, a eucalyptus steam room and a Watsu pool –can soak up the stunning sceneries courtesy of the towering, moss-laded oaks and the nearby creek.
A true escape from city life, Spa Terra offers a serene getaway 40 feet underground. The 22,000 square-foot estate cave is one of its kind in wine country, with its old-world Florentine architecture and design, accented with natural stone and copper. The award-winning spa integrates ingredients indigenous to Northern California into its treatments, such as spearmint and apricot seed kernels for exfoliating, antioxidant-rich wine and rosehip mud wrap for refreshing the skin and lavender to calm and lift the soul. Their massages on the other hand, use warm aromatherapy oils and heated river stones to relieve deep muscle tension, leaving you relaxed and rejuvenated. Spa Terra offers delectable eats to its guests too. After your treatment, indulge in a local Cheese or Charcuterie Plate or Pine Nut & Feta Hummus with Flatbread.