If big romance is on your mind, making a day trip to the Napa Valley might not be enough. Whether it’s a special occasion or just some time out with the one you love, spending a few nights in the wine country can turn the dial from warm to hot. And many hotels, resorts, and spas offer special romance packages or treatments that will put your getaway over-the-top. Here are a few for your consideration.
Bardessono Hotel and Spa – Book the "Handwritten Holidays" package, which includes a special Handwritten Winery tasting for two at the hotel or in the Handwritten Cottage and breakfast for two at Lucy Restaurant. You can enhance your stay by adding a private, in-room Couple’s Massage for an additional fee. For more adventurous couples, the Drift-the-Day-Away package features a hot-air balloon ride and breakfast for two.
Carneros Resort & Spa – Ask for “Love Is In The Air,” a one-night stay in the accommodation of your choice; a bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival; breakfast for two and a $100 spa services credit.
Calistoga Ranch – Reserve the “Spa with Nature,” a romantic experience that begins with a soak in a heated mineral pool overlooking the moss-covered oak trees, followed by a decadent warm canyon stone massage or a detoxifying mud wrap. Book this experience with a $400 Calistoga Ranch Spa credit towards this treatment and more.
Hotel Yountville – This luxurious Yountville boutique hotel merges modern decor with simple and romantic elegance.The "Romance Package" includes monogrammed bathrobes and soy candle, a rose petal turndown and red wine and chocolate truffles to savor fireside. Breakfast for two awaits in the morning.
The Estate Yountville – This Yountville resort’s elegant spa suites feature endless treatment options customized especially for you and your sweetie. With roses, candles and bubbly to greet you, your relaxation begins with a personalized foot soak, followed by a bath soak with customized blends of bath and body essential oils and a luxurious massage. The “A Flight of the Senses” experience is paired with a locally sourced organic lunch.
Napa River Inn – Nothing says romance like a deliciously comfortable bed, local hand-made body and bath products, a glowing fireplace, and breakfast delivered to your room in the morning. Except maybe a bottle of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries waiting for you when you check into your luxury hotel on the Napa waterfront. The "Romance Package" can be easily added on to any reservation. After pampering yourselves with a couple’s massage at The Spa at Napa River Inn, strolling hand-in-hand along the River Walk is the perfect ending to a day of happy coupledom.
The Inn On First – At this intimate inn in downtown Napa, you can enjoy a private whirlpool tub for two in your private room with gas fireplace while sipping from a complimentary split bottle of sparkling wine from Mumm Napa or nibbling on complimentary house-made chocolate truffles. And innkeeper Jamie Cherry creates and escorts private, customized wine tours to smaller wineries where you can meet the winemaker and/or owner, perhaps followed by a romantic lunch al fresco or in town.