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.