Many Wine Country spas use local products like honey, grape seeds, and, yes, even wine for soothing the senses and restoring the soul. Here are a few such places perfect for pampering.
Milliken Creek Inn & Spa (Napa)
The focus here is on holistic, organic treatments offered in a creek side setting, with signatures like the natural grape seed scrub.
What to try: The grape seed body polish with aromatherapy grapeseed oil massage, or salt scrub with chocolate mud wrap and chocolate oil massage.
Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant (Forestville)
Sophisticated salon rooms feature fireplaces, gracious farmhouse-chic decor, and farm-to-table spa signatures using heirloom cider apples from the inn’s home ranch plus herbs grown in Farmhouse's kitchen garden.
What to try: A Spring Forest Honey ginger massage, or a “body melt” that uses a warm pillow of muscle healing herbs, alfalfa hay, lavender, and chamomile.
Mount View Hotel & Spa (Calistoga)
The mineral whirlpool is a hallmark at this boutique downtown inn, drawing water from the famous hot springs in the area.
What to try: Grape seed mud wrap or a whirlpool mud bath with plant extracts.
Applewood Inn (Guerneville)
This brand new spa suite is pure luxury right down to the curved black tile and glass rain shower. Don't miss the couples treatment on plush side-by-side beds.
What to try: Jurlique biodynamic facials and the warm river stone massages.
Indian Springs Resort & Spa (Calistoga)
Newly renovated and expanded, the historic property’s spa specializes in local mud, local thermal mineral geyser water, and local volcanic ash.
What to try: Mud, water and ash combined in thick soak, followed by a hot mineral water bath.
Gaige House (Glen Ellen)
Spa services can be enjoyed in the loft salon, en suite in a B&B room, or in an outdoor cabana in the Japanese gardens. Follow it all with a soak in the hot tub or a blistering steam in the sauna.
What to try: “Trouble Spots” for intensive massage therapy on sore muscles.
Villagio Inn & Spa (Yountville)
Spa suites woo with private Swiss showers, steam, sauna, outdoor hydrotherapy soaking baths, fireplaces, wet bars, and flat screen TVs.
What to try: Suite Sensation, featuring 2.5 hours of custom treatments using local essences, herbs, and spices.
Kenwood Inn & Spa (Kenwood)
This upscale spa is like a mini resort all on its own, featuring rich woods, a fireplace lounge, and lush garden views.
What try: A "vinotherapy" bath—soak in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir or sparkling wine salts and oils.
Bodega Bay Lodge (Bodega Bay)
Bodega Bay Lodge's stone building overlooks the Sonoma coastline. Don't miss the outdoor heated swimming pool and whirlpool spa.
What to try: Warm shell massage with Tiger Clam seashells.
Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary (Freestone)
The Japanese zen settings feature cedar enzyme baths, meditation in creek-side sand gardens, and massages in outdoor pagodas amid whispering trees.
What to try: the couple’s bath in wooden tubs filled with finely ground cedar, rice bran and plant enzymes.