10 Best Places to Find Calm (and a Killer Massage) in Napa



In many ways, Napa Valley is all about indulgence. It's a place where drinking fine wine is almost an obligation, the food, while not always serious, is taken pretty seriously and the view is gorgeous everywhere you look, encouraging lazy hours spent on a sunny veranda somewhere sipping a cabernet and gazing out at acres of vineyards. An afternoon, or day, or week, spent in eucalyptus or lavender-scented bliss perfectly complements all that Napa has to offer, whether you're wine tasting, or biking a hundred miles through the hills. It all goes together in holiday perfection. 

The next question then is how to choose a spa. it's hard to know which one is going to be exactly your speed, the right size and vibe. Napa's spas have plenty to offer, from spots to retreat to, where you can spend the whole day lounging, soaking in the peace and quiet, to others that take advantage of all that grows in northern California, offering treatments that center on grapes or local herbs. There are some that will tailor your treatment to meet you exact needs, like the spa at Solage Calistoga, with its highly acclaimed "mud bar," and others that take advantage of cutting edge technology to slough off dead skin cells and make you glow from head to toe. 




The spa at the Milliken Creek Inn is straightforward--simple and luxurious. It's an ideal place for pampering. Book an appointment for their most popular treatment, the Milliken Trio "Head, Hands & Feet," where a blend of massage, hot stones...  Read More


Napa Valley Massage & Wellness Spa


There's something incredible about spending an entire day at a luxurious spa, dipping between pools, sipping fruit and herb infused water, lounging between treatments in a fluffy robe. However, there are times, when all you really want is a...  Read More




The spa at the Indian Spring resort is focused around their Buddha Pond--something of an oasis, created from blowoff from the four geysers on the resort, that encourages reflection and tranquility. That said, the treatments themselves are pretty...  Read More


The Carneros Inn
Photo courtesy of George Arriola


A day spent at the Spa at the Carneros Inn is pretty much the easiest way to feel a million miles away, while only driving a scant 45 minutes from San Francisco. The spa is set among the resort's many acres of vines, orchards and farmland and...  Read More




To say that the Meadowood focuses intently on its guests is a bit of an understatement. At the Restaurant (it has three Michelin stars) there is no menu, the talented chefs in the kitchen craft an exquisite meal for each diner. This emphasis on...  Read More




Everything about the Auberge du Soleil resort is exquisite, from their perch, high up on a hill, which affords them spectacular views, to the their food, to the service, and naturally, the spa. All of their treatments are wonderful, however...  Read More




CondeNast Traveller called the Spa at the Solage Calistoga the #1 spa in North America and the Caribbean and the #10 spa in the entire world. It's no surprise then, that everything there is pretty much perfect--the atmosphere, their approach to...  Read More




Designed by Francis & Alexander, the team behind the spas at Auberge du Soleil and Solage Calistoga, 29 Spa at the Mansion on Peachtree, The Spa at Palmetto Bluff, and The Spa at One Steamboat Place, the North Block Spa is modern and...  Read More


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So many elements at Bardessono feel spa-like in themselves--the serene, minimal decor, the overall peacefulness, their philosophy of being gentle on the earth (they're LEED-Platinum certified!), the actual steam showers and spacious bathrooms in...  Read More




Calistoga is one of the country's historic spa towns, thanks to its natural geo-thermal hot springs. People have been flocking to this northern Napa enclave for decades to bathe in the rejuvenating mineral waters. Like the other resorts in the...  Read More


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Meet Brooke Lewy

Brooke moved to California for the food. After spending the last two years getting her masters in international affairs, she realized that there’s nothing she loves better than bringing people...  More About Brooke

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