Hotels with Heavenly Outdoor Baths & Showers
April 23, 2015
After a hard day’s work of wine tasting and feasting on Michelin-star fare, soaking in a warm bubble bath or taking a steamy hot shower under the Napa Valley stars is a must. Become one with nature by enjoying a bubble bath or outdoor shower at one of these amazing hotel properties:
The Private Maisons, Champagne or Loir, offer the ultimate in privacy, romance and luxury, with 1800 square feet of indoor and outdoor space and French doors that lead to a trellised terrace with an outdoor sculptural tub and shower and sweeping views of the Napa Valley. Ask for the Romantic Turndown so that while you and your special someone are out at dinner a bath will be drawn, the fireplace and candles lit and rose petals will be strewn about the bed and in the bathtub.
Their Estate Lodge offers a stunning rain shower on the lodge’s private outdoor shower garden. The expansive outdoor deck also features a private hot tub. In addition to the outdoor showers at each lodge, the Auberge Spa at Calistoga Ranch offers private outdoor tubs and showers in some of the private treatment rooms. Enjoy one of their soaking treatments like a mud or mineral bath in their outside tubs.
Stay in the Steam Spa or Tufa suites, which have private outdoor patios with outdoor showers. Inside these suites, the indoor showers have a steam feature and the bathrooms are all equipped with a hidden massage table so that the suite can be transformed into your own secluded in-room spa treatment area. Following your treatment, you can slip into the oversized indoor air-jetted tub, sit on your private patio and enjoy a glass of Napa Valley wine, or take a nice hot steam.
Each cottage on the property has an outdoor shower and their Harvest Cottages (as seen in cover photo) have an outdoor soaking tub in addition. Many of the al fresco showers have vineyard views. Go right inside through the conjoining door to the inside bathroom which has heated slate floors so you can keep your feet warm during the transition back inside. They also have a Fireside Butler that will have your bath ready and the outdoor fire pit lit.
There are many ways to enjoy the large outdoor soaking tubs at their spa, like after a massage or body treatment. Try the Spa After Dark service – Sip wine in front of the fire in your exclusive and private spa suite. Later, an aromatic steam and soothing soak make the perfect nightcap. Includes a plate of the chef’s choice of sweets and two glasses of Champagne. 90 minutes, $150