Okay, so after reading last week’s post on traveling, you might want to punch me in the face a little. We do have a mini-getaway planned for later this week — nothing on the epic two week international travel scale, but perhaps just as needed. In honor of Joe’s birthday, Valentine’s Day, AND the long weekend (do you have it off?) we’re heading back to California to meet up with friends in Napa for a relaxing weekend of wining, dining, and being in a place where it’s not snowing. I’m so, so excited!
For this trip, we’re staying in our favorite inn down in Yountville, which is in the lower part of Napa Valley, just so we can be closer to some of the activities we have planned. However, I wanted to share a resort that I’ve been dying to stay at and is definitely on my list for future getaways — Calistoga Ranch. Small and intimate, this property is on a huge piece of land, with private little lodges that are all tucked up into the trees. To me, the rooms look and feel like modern, organic, grown up tree houses (check out that one photo above where the huge oak tree is growing up through your private deck — hot tub included)!
Aren’t the grounds just dreamy? I love how the design of the ranch is so well integrated into the trees and hills. I can only imagine how wonderful it would feel to take a shower outdoors here in the spring and summer months (um, yes please)! Here are a few more shots:
What do you think? Are your bags packed? I know a couple people who have spent time at the Calistoga Ranch spa…and all reports have been that it is even better than the pictures!
Images via Calistoga Ranch website