Relax and Rejuvenate

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Resorts began promoting geothermal water and mud baths in Calistoga more than a century and a half ago. Now more than two dozen spas and hot springs-centered resorts dot the landscape around Calistoga. Here are some suggestions for you relax.

Day One –

Check in to your favorite Hot Springs Resort Property. Change into your robe and feel the stress begin to melt away. Choose from a menu of restorative treatments, all designed to create a sense of renewal and well being. Volcanic ash is a component of the restorative mud baths at many Calistoga properties, including Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort. Allow time to let yourself go as you enjoy a deep tissue massage focusing on the deeper levels of specific muscle groups.

Slow it down just a bit with a Getaway Adventures bike tour through the quiet and scenic northern Napa Valley. Cycle along famous vineyards and try world-renowned Napa wines while enjoying stunning valley views. Your guide will talk about wine facts and local history as you bike the quiet country lanes. You may enjoy a tour, barrel tasting, beautiful art, or food pairing at one of the three to four winery stops. At one scenic stop you will enjoy a delicious Wine Country picnic lunch.

Stroll into town to enjoy a four-, five- or six-course Organic Food Tasting with eclectic wine.

Enjoy the stars in the sky as you walk back to your room for a treat of decadent sweets and Champagne at turn down.

Day Two –

Watch the sunrise on the spacious patio of Calistoga’s Michelin Star-rated restaurant. Discover creative California Soul Food inspired by the freshest locally grown, seasonal ingredients.

If you are a guest or have scheduled a treatment at this property, take a break at Calistoga Spa Hot Springs mineral pools. Follow up with a walk around town, stopping at the historical Sharpsteen Museum. Drop in at one of the 6 downtown wine-tasting rooms.

Enjoy an afternoon visit to Calistoga’s Chateau Montelena for a taste of the wines that put Napa Valley on the world’s best wine map. Chateau Montelena’s ’73 Chardonnay was a first place winner in the 1976 grand tasting at the Inter-Continental Hotel in Paris. The results proved that Chateau Montelena could produce some of the world’s finest wines, and that California’s wine industry had come of age.

Enjoy a wine tasting at a small Calistoga winery with a view of Calistoga’s Old Faithful Geyser. You can sip and savor beautiful Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon with vineyard and 360 degree mountain views.

Return ready to indulge in a Mount View Spa Signature Grape Seed Mud Wrap. This is a mud enriched with vitamins and anti-oxidants blended with crushed grape seeds from Napa Valley wineries. A light exfoliation is followed by a warm application of grape seed rose-hip mud and you are wrapped with warm towels and blankets. While wrapped, enjoy a gentle scalp or foot massage while the mud soothes and detoxifies your skin.

You don’t need to dress up for dinner. Stay relaxed and slowly move into the evening with a glass of wine and nibbles on the patio while enjoying some jazz tunes.

Day Three –

Go for a stroll around downtown. Calistoga has shopping, galleries and wine-tasting rooms all on our main street. Grab lunch at an outdoor café.

Have a wine education experience to learn more about wine tasting.

Travel to Diamond Mountain for a wine and chocolate pairing in the cave of a small family-owned and operated winery. Let the owner/winemaker show you around the vineyards.

Stroll into town to enjoy a four-, five- or six-course organic food tasting with eclectic wines.

Enjoy the stars in the sky as you walk back to your room for a treat of decadent sweets and Champagne at turn down.

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