All work and no play makes almost anyone dull and a little cranky. When the need to be good to yourself arises, head to Sonoma County and let the pampering begin! While it’s easy to spend your days at the endless number of wineries or exploring the country side with its beautiful natural attractions. How about you take a minute(or 90) and relax and rejuvenate at the world class resorts and spas providing comfort, legendary service, and fresh and luxurious experiences. What’s the thing all the kids are saying these days? Treat yourself.
Soak in Cedar
Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary
209 Bohemian Highway
TripAdvisor: Rating: 4.5 – 115 reviews
Slip into a cotton robe, step into the private viewing garden, and sip organic, blended tea and feel the stress of the world release itself from body, mind, and spirit. Peace at last. Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary is nestled in the quaint hamlet of Freestone, California, about 60 miles from San Francisco. Spa founder, Michael Stusser, opened Osmosis in 1985. The property—its gardens, buildings, and landscaping—borrows heavily on Japanese aesthetics. Osmosis’ most unique and popular service is its Cedar Enzyme Bath, a treatment that originated centuries ago in Japan. Spa-guests are immersed in a bath of ground cedar, rice bran, and plant enzymes that naturally ferments, creating heat that relaxes, de-stresses and is beneficial to the skin. Other services include specialty massages, mediation, facials, aromatherapy, and sound therapy. Choose from several spa packages including ones for singles, couples and groups.
Book a massage in a private, heated pagoda located in a peaceful space surrounded by lush plants and trees.
Bathe in Wine
Kenwood Inn and Spa
10400 Sonoma Highway
TripAdvisor: Rating: 4.5 – 115 reviews
The Kenwood Inn and Spa just might have everything you long for in a getaway—under one beautiful roof. This luxurious, secluded, ivy-covered Mediterranean-style villa boasts 3 verdant courtyards, an inviting swimming pool and 2 hot tubs that are sure please. Old world fountains, classic statuary, a tranquil pond, and exceptional landscaping, blend together to provide a first class experience. Each of the guest rooms/suites is designed for relaxation and privacy, providing opportunities to truly let one’s hair down. Condé Nast Traveler magazine rates Kenwood’s spa as one of the top in the country, providing facials, body, and infusion treatments, massage, vinotherapy baths, and spa packages.
Spa guests don’t have to spend the night to take advantage of these rejuvenating services.
Thermal Mineral Waters
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn
100 Boyes Blvd.
TripAdvisor: Rating: 4 – 957 reviews
Grand. Elegant. Luxurious, are a few words that best describe the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn. There are many reasons to visit this special place, but its ancient thermal mineral waters may be one of the best. The Inn’s newly renovated spa, which was designed to capitalize on the spring’s healing benefits, offers a variety of exceptional services to choose from. A stay at Sonoma Mission Inn includes access to the Sonoma Golf Club, a championship golf course with enough challenges to excite even the best golfers. No doubt, the Inn’s Michelin-award winning restaurant, Santé, will feed your soul as well as your appetite. A recent Zagat review stated, “This is a class act.”
The hotel’s concierge team has put together a number of itineraries that include nearby trips to the ocean, vineyards, giant redwood trees and quaint towns. Great options when you feel rested and ready to go!
Historic, Yet Modern
25 Matheson Street
TripAdvisor: Rating: 4 – 509 reviews
A great place with a modern vibe, Hotel Healdsburg is located in a Healdsburg, CA
, a town the locals consider the unofficial capital of Northern Sonoma County. Today, it attracts visitors from all over to its more than 100 top notch wineries and tasting rooms. And Hotel Healdsburg is at the center of all the fun—providing opportunities to enjoy quiet time in its olive and fig tree garden, sip drinks poolside, and sample the local wine via its on-site restaurant, Dry Creek Kitchen. Singles and couples will want to take advantage of the hotel’s garden patio, Jacuzzi, 60-foot swimming pool and spa.
Check out the local olive oil scene at Dry Creek Olive Company and Trattore Estate Wines. Tasting room and mill located at 4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, (707) 431-7200.
Yoga in the Vines
1290 Dry Creek Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Although Comstock Wines only recently opened its doors in 2015, Bob and Sandy Comstock have been growing grapes in Dry Creek Valley for more than a decade. Their speciality? Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Viognier and Chardonnay, which capitalize on the region’s unique qualities. Comstock not only offers a variety of wines to choose from, but also winery events and experiences such as daily tastings, wine & cheese pairing sessions, a blending seminar, and yoga in the vines. Yoga enthusiasts can enjoy yoga class in the Estate Vineyards (December 4, 10:30 a.m.), led by 2up Yoga’s Mari and Chris Coppinger.
The “off season” isn’t “off” at Comstock Wines. January through March, enjoy a bevy of great events beginning with Winter Wine Land.
Yoga, Wellness, and Other Retreats
3975 Mountain Home Ranch Rd
TripAdvisor: Rating: 4.5 – 26 reviews
For years, Native American tribes converged in the Mayacamas Mountains to perform sacred ceremonies. Today, groups and gatherings of all kinds, from corporate to family, adults and children, congregate at Mayacamas Ranch, with stunning 360-degree views, lush gardens, extensive mountain trails, and more. Mayacamas Ranch accommodates both single and multi-day events, such as workshops and weddings. Families can go fishing, exploring and take advantage of kid-friendly activities near the resort. Amenities include spacious, airy rooms and cottages, yoga and meditation studios, massage room, heated pool/hot tub, and meals featuring fresh ingredients from the resort’s own garden. Upcoming events include, “Yoga, Meditation, Creativity and Connection” with Caren Bell (November 3, 4, 5, & 6, 2016), and “Yoga Retreat” with Sally of Body Flows (December 2, 3, & 4, 2016).
Mayacamas Ranch has several homes nearby, which it rents out for small family gatherings.
Relaxation is a way of life in Sonoma County, but for our visitors, we go the extra mile. You can’t throw a hot stone without coming across a luxurious spa treatment: massages, facials, and acupuncture are just a few of the ways to alleviate the rigors of travel or just well-deserved overindulgence. Explore our guide to all of Sonoma County’s spa offerings