Wine country, which includes Northern California cities such as Napa and Sonoma, offers visitors the opportunity to experience a romantic getaway. Wine tastings, winery tours and views of vineyards as far as the eye can see only add to the romantic ambiance that encompasses wine country. While wine is prevalent in most wine country activities, hotels and resorts also include spas, restaurants and romance packages for guests looking to spice up their vacation. Each Napa and Sonoma resort features nearby activities that include shopping, sightseeing, winery tours and tastings.
Auberge du Soleil
Guestrooms and suites at Napa Valley’s Auberge du Soleil provide a romantic setting for couples. Each room has Italian linens, marble bathrooms and private terraces with vineyard views. Robes, slippers and custom-made toiletries add to the luxury. The Restaurant at the Auberge features a full menu created by restaurateur Claude Rouas as well as an extensive wine menu. Room service is available 24 hours a day, the bistro serves Napa’s finest wines and other cocktails, and La Pagode allows you to book a romance package that includes dinner for two in the olive vineyards complete with candles and a private concierge. To relax after a day touring vineyards and wineries, book a couples massage in the Spa at the Auberge.
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa
With a Michelin award-winning restaurant and a spa that obtains its water from natural thermal springs, the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa sounds romantic at first glance. But there's much more. Most guestrooms at the Fairmont have fireplaces and all have luxurious European linens and bath amenities. Each afternoon a complimentary wine tasting occurs in the lobby and guests of the hotel can participate in complimentary hikes and bike rides daily through the hills of Sonoma’s finest vineyards. The Fairmont offers vacation packages, including a his and hers golf package, a bed and breakfast package and a romantic spa package. Before you arrive, contact the concierge to request a bottle of wine or champagne, flowers and chocolate-covered strawberries in your guestroom to surprise the love of your life and start your vacation with a little extra romance.
Set in the woods of Napa Valley with more than a dozen different types of guestrooms and private cottages, the Meadowood resort exudes a feeling of romance. Fireplaces and private terraces are common in guestrooms, suites and cottages, creating a romantic environment for private dinners or coffee while watching the sun rise each morning. The Restaurant offers a full menu with views of the vineyards from most every table. The Bar and Terrace is where you go to enjoy a glass of Napa Valley wine before or after your romantic dinner. During the day you can dine poolside or you can pick up a picnic basket from the restaurant and head out to the vineyards to feed one another strawberries and wine while enjoying the sunshine. Additional amenities include couples massages and spa baths, golf, tennis, swimming and hiking.
Napa Valley romance begins on 22 acres of land situated in the valley between the Mayacamas and Palisades mountains in the midst of wine country at the Solage Calistoga resort. Rooms at the Solage run the gamut from one-bedroom studios to suites featuring polished concrete floors, stone showers and private balconies with views of Northern California’s finest. All materials are green and organic at the Solage. Each room comes with two bicycles. The Solage is partnered with Mercedes Benz, so you have the luxury of using the resort’s Mercedes-Benzes during your stay. Fitness classes and spa treatments for two are available upon request at the 20,000-square-foot spa. Watch the day end with dinner inside or al fresco at Solbar, where you’ll get to choose from a full menu of Michelin award-winning cuisine and Napa’s finest wines. Romance packages are available, which include champagne, chocolates and flowers in your room upon on arrival and couples treatments at the spa.
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