Spa therapy is perhaps one of the best ways to wind down and rejuvenate. Time for you…that elusive opportunity for self-care that rarely seems to happen as often as it should. The new year often provides the motivation to seek such grounding, regrouping, and rejuvenation. And, lucky you…Napa Valley is all about rest and relaxation and…time for you.
Relax in geothermal pools, enjoy soothing skin treatments, or indulge in a facial for a glowing appearance, even in winter! This spa guide highlights some of the most relaxing, rejuvenating, and invigorating spa experiences – from iconic classics to brand-new approaches.
*Some resort spas are only available to guests of the property. Reservations required. Book well in advance for weekends, holidays, and the peak season (May–September).
Here are some of the top spas in Napa Valley to find your zen.
Halehouse Spa at Stanly Ranch
Stanly Ranch, the newest addition to the Auberge Resorts Collection in Napa, is a wellness destination and, in fact, features three different experiences focused on wellness. Achieve personal well-being goals in the Halehouse - whether that means training for a marathon or recovering from an injury. The Springhouse, a pre-treatment or post-workout recovery center, offers 3,000 square feet of space - including a salt room - and boasts bio-hacking technologies, hot and cold treatments, and lymphatic drainage rollers all intended to boost body recovery. Fieldhouse is the center’s movement studio and performance fitness club, offering state-of-the-art technology, daily classes, and fitness assessments.
Open daily to resort guests and the public by appointment.
Spa Alila at Alila Napa Valley
(Pictured above.) Simply passing time in the lounge at this St. Helena-based spa feels like therapy in and of itself, However, the Talisman massage takes relaxation to another level. Therapists apply poultices steeped in massage oils, ginger, lemongrass, and peppermint, adding herbal remedies and natural aromas to the traditional practice of Swedish massage. Or, reach a stress-relieving and insightful deep meditative state through the crystal sound bowl therapy with the Sound Healing Meditation experience.
The Spa and on-property programming such as a perfume-making class and mixology class are now open to non-guests.
Spa Solage at Solage Calistoga
Inspired by Calistoga’s natural hot springs, Solage, with its 20,000-square-foot spa, highlights mud and mineral water therapies at the Bathhouse, which features geothermal pools ranging from ice cold to comfortably hot at 103°F. Indulge in the new Chai Mudslide, a unique twist on the signature offering, perfect for winter. Begin in a private mud lounge with a full body chai spice scented mud mask; relax in one of the private soaking tubs with an oat milk chai latte; and finally, unwind in a zero-gravity chair surrounded by soothing music. Guests say that the experience is akin to floating in a dream.
The Spa at Solage is available to resort guests and day guests by appointment.
b Spa at Bardessono
b Spa announced a new partnership with ARÊMÊS FERMENTIS, a multi-correctional product line that uses bioactive botanicals to restore and promote healthy skin. Experience the power of this botanical line with the Bioactive Botanical Facial and Bioactive Botanical Massage, which also include an immune-boosting neck and décolleté massage that delivers anti-inflammatory, and respiratory support. Rejuvenate and achieve that perfect glow in time for spring.
Bardessono resort guest room suites have been designed to transform into a personal spa to enjoy private treatments. Additionally, non-hotel guests may make b Spa treatment appointments Monday - Thursday.
The Spa at Meadowood Napa Valley
In 2015, St. Helena’s Meadowood resort unveiled a $60 million renovation that included a brand-new spa and decor. Don’t miss the Tree House Retreat with its hand-hammered copper tub and oversized fireplace. Choose from a menu of signature baths – milk, mustard, or sea salt – and soak in a tub surrounded by a forest grove. For those really in need of “me time,” consider a five-and-a-half-hour day of head-to-toe pampering, complete with a wrap, exfoliation, massage, facial, scalp treatment, and 90 minutes of suite time.
Non-hotel guests or non-Meadowood members are welcome to reserve a spa treatment; however availability may be limited due to high occupancy.
Spa Talisa at Four Seasons Resort
Soak in the spa garden whirlpool, unwind at the outdoor misting deck, or enjoy a detoxifying mud mask. This Calistoga property boasts one of the most comprehensive spas in the region and proudly offers Biologique Recherche customizable skincare products. Don’t miss the Sculpting Facial, which includes transformative massage techniques to tone and reshape facial contours.
Spa Talisa is open to guests and non-guests by appointment only.
Spa & Baths at Dr. Wilkinson’s
The reimagined wellness spa implements 70 years’ of mud bath and mineral pool traditions complemented by trusted experience in a colorful, retro-hip setting. The tried and true Mudslinger Treatment uses an original recipe – a mixture of Calistoga’s geothermal mineral water, peat moss, and volcanic ash to exfoliate, detox, and relax. Once rested, fuel up at House of Better, the onsite restaurant that provides healthy and delicious meals.
Dr. Wilkinson’s spa treatments are available to guests and non-guests.
Auberge du Soleil
This iconic, adults-only property located in the Rutherford area of Napa Valley boasts incredible accommodations, top-notch dining, stunning views, and unique spa treatments. The three-hour Entre Nous experience features personalized morning partner yoga along with meditation and breathwork. Afterwards, guests may soak in the hot springs or enjoy a couples massage while taking in views of the surrounding valley from a private spa suite. For an ultra relaxing evening, the Ultimate Indulgence takes place in a private garden and includes a soak, steam, and massage and finishes with sparkling wine and dessert under the stars.
The Auberge du Soleil Spa is reserved exclusively for hotel guests.
Whether looking to detox, to rejuvenate your mind and body, or simply to indulge in the ultimate spa day, Napa Valley offers a range of self care experiences that will leave you feeling brand new.
So go ahead, take some “you time” – time to yourself – here in Napa Valley.
Original content by Samantha Brooks published in the 2023 Napa Valley Visitor Guide Magazine – adapted by Lauren Martins.