Northern California is world-famous for its incredible wineries, spectacular scenery and fabulous hotels. Sonoma Valley is a one-hour drive from San Francisco, which makes it a popular weekend getaway from the city. Napa Valley, located just north of Sonoma, is a beautiful weekend destination, offering vacationers a choice of wineries, delicious food and spas. Our list includes best places to stay in St. Helena, Yountville, Healdsburg and other charming towns. There are many great things to do in Napa.

1. Meritage Resort and Spa

Meritage Resort and Spa
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The Meritage Resort and Spa is a Tuscan-inspired wine country getaway with 502 rooms, suites and vacation rental rooms. Guest rooms have high ceilings, luxurious bathrooms and plush beds. Ask for a room with a balcony overlooking the vineyard so that you can enjoy a delicious breakfast with a view. Spa Terra at the Meritage Resort is a unique 22,000-square-foot spa located in the Estate Cave 40 feet underground. The spa is the ultimate hideaway for couples with its 12 treatment rooms, lounges, whirlpools and water walls, all underground. Siena Restaurant has a beautiful outdoor patio and an indoor dining room with murals depicting the Palio di Siena horse race. Best time to visit Napa Valley

875 Bordeaux Way, Napa, California 94558, Phone: 844-283-4588

2. Farmhouse Inn

Farmhouse Inn
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Farmhouse Inn is a luxury California bed and breakfast in Sonoma's Russian River Valley wine growing region. Tour a famous winery on your weekend getaway, hike along farm trails, visit the Armstrong Woods State Reserve to admire giant redwood trees, or take a scenic drive down the coast. Other activities include canoeing along the Russian River, shopping, ballooning and biking.

Schedule an appointment at the Spa at Farmhouse and sample treatments that incorporate herbal and all natural spa products. If you are planning a romantic trip, a side-by-side massage for couples can be arranged. The 25 luxury guest rooms and suites at Farmhouse Inn are individually decorated, some with wood burning fireplaces, private saunas, and double jetted tubs. The restaurant has a focus on organic and sustainably farmed fruits and vegetables and is therefore able to create intensely flavored dishes. All of the ingredients are literally gathered from farms on the same road. The area surrounding the property has some amazing scenery which makes the drive all the more special. If you decide to fly, the Sonoma County Airport is not far from the hotel. Browse our California weekend getaways guide for more ideas.

7871 River Road, Forestville, California 95436, Phone: 800-464-6642

3. Hotel Healdsburg

Hotel Healdsburg
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Hotel Healdsburg is a stylish getaway in downtown Healdsburg, featuring gourmet dining, a spa, outdoor pool and 55 elegant accommodations. Explore Healdsburg with one of the complimentary custom bikes offered by the hotel. Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen at Hotel Healdsburg serves seasonal wine country-inspired cousine paired with award-winning wines. Pizzando is an Italian eatery offering great pizzas, vegetables and meats. Guests receive a complimentary breakfast in the morning. Things to do in Healdsburg

25 Matheson Street, Healdsburg, California 95448, Phone: 707-431-2800

4. El Dorado Hotel and Kitchen

El Dorado Hotel and Kitchen
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El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen on the Sonoma Square offers a central location for exploring Sonoma Valley. The hotel has a solar heated swimming pool with plush cabanas, open from May to October. The 27 stylish guest rooms feature complimentary WiFi, iHOME iPod clocks, reusable water bottles and Certified Organic personal care products from EO. El Dorado Kitchen serves fantastic seasonal dishes with ingredients from local Sonoma farms. The outdoor courtyard lets you enjoy the surrounding beauty of California's Wine Country, while indoors you can admire all the work that goes on in the open kitchen. Things to Do in Sonoma

405 First Street West, Sonoma, California 95476, Phone: 707·996·3030

5. North Block Hotel

North Block Hotel
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North Block Hotel in Yountville has 20 chic guest rooms with a patio or balcony, luxurious soaking tubs and glass showers. Ask for a room with a fireplace if you are planning a romantic getaway to Napa Valley. The Francis & Alexander Spa at North Block offers a diverse menu of treatments such as facials, massages and body wraps. Dine at Redd Wood, a stylish Italian restaurant at North Block, serving delicious wood-fired pizzas, pastas and perfectly roasted meats. The outdoor patio is especially romantic, surrounded by citrus trees and Napa Valley views. Things to Do in Yountville

6757 Washington Street, Yountville, California 94559, Phone: 707-944-8080, (website link)

6. Where to Stay: The Honor Mansion

Where to Stay: The Honor Mansion
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Explore the scenic Sonoma Wine Country while staying at the Honor Mansion which has just 13 luxury guest rooms on a four-acre property, complete with a pool, croquet and bocce ball courts, putting green, tennis and basketball. After a day of wine tasting and shopping in Healdsburg, treat yourself to a relaxing massage in the privacy of your room.

Guests staying at The Honor Mansion have to be at least 16 years old, which makes it a calm getaway for couples. The Vineyard Suites are the most luxurious, featuring a two-person spa tub on the private patio.

891 Grove Street, Healdsburg, California 95448, Phone: 707-433-4277

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7. Kenwood Inn

Kenwood Inn
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Kenwood Inn and Spa is a Mediterranean-inspired getaway in Sonoma wine country. The inn has 29 guest rooms and four luxury suites, furnished with custom-made furniture from Italy. Gas fireplaces and unique art work create a romantic atmosphere. Ask for one of the rooms on the second floor to enjoy the best views of Sonoma.

Kenwood Inn has two heated saline pools, a whirlpool and a spa offering treatments from Caudalie, utilizing vine and grape seed extracts. The spa has four massage rooms, a facial room, Wine Bath with vineyard views, a fireplace lounge and a terrace overlooking the pool. The Restaurant at Kenwood Inn serves Italian dishes using fresh ingredients from local farms and the hotel's garden.

10400 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, California 95452, Phone: 800-353-6966

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8. Meadowood

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Meadowood in St. Helena is a luxury 250-acre resort with fabulous restaurants, a diverse choice of activities and secluded accommodations surrounded by calm country views. The resort has 85 cottages, suites and lodges with romantic touches such as fireplaces and outdoor terraces. Meadowood's restaurants serve a seasonally changing menu using ingredients from the resort's own garden. If you are celebrating a special occasion, the Chef's Tasting Menu at the Restaurant is a must-try. The resort has a nine-hole golf course, a 11,000 square foot spa, 7 tennis courts, croquet, two swimming pools and whirlpools.

900 Meadowood Lane, St Helena, California 94574, Phone: 877-963-3646

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9. Auberge du Soleil

Auberge du Soleil
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Auberge du Soleil is set in the heart of Napa Valley, surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards. The hotel has a beautiful outdoor pool, Auberge Spa and an incredible outdoor sculpture garden. Terraced guest rooms and suites feature Mediterranean-inspired decor, original contemporary art and private outdoor terraces for relaxing with a view.

The 7,000-square-foot Auberge Spa utilizes ingredients from California's Wine Country. Arrive early for your treatment to enjoy the signature water ritual: a soak in three springs overlooking the Napa Valley vineyards. Couples can book the luxurious Melisse spa suite with a fireplace, private outdoor garden and its own hot spring.

180 Rutherford Hill Road, Rutherford, California 94573, Phone: 707-963-1211

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10. The Carneros Inn

The Carneros Inn
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The cottages at The Carneros Inn are spacious and romantic, complete with wood-burning fireplaces and outdoor terraces with gas heaters. Explore both Napa and Sonoma Valleys from this charming inn which is located between the towns of Napa and Sonoma. Book a table at the Hilltop Dining Room which serves wine-country inspired cuisine with spectacular views of the vineyards.

The Carneros Inn spa offers a diverse menu of treatments, including massages, hot stone therapy and aromatherapy. The outdoor swimming pool is a great place to relax after your spa treatment. (707-299-4900)

4048 Sonoma Highway, Napa, California 94559, Phone: 707-299-4900

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11. Bardessono

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Bardessono in downtown Yountville is a romantic hotel with 62 guest rooms especially designed for couples. Each room has a gas fireplace, luxurious bathroom and a private courtyard or balcony. The bathroom has a concealed massage table which makes it easy to enjoy massages in the privacy of your room. Bardessono is a eco-conscious getaway with a LEED Platinum certification. Environmental initiatives include non-toxic, non-allergenic materials used in construction, organic linens, eco-friendly cleaning supplies, recycling and composting. Lucy Restaurant & Bar is one of the best restaurants in California's Wine Country, serving an innovative menu based on fresh local produce. Plan a romantic proposal or celebrate a special occasion at Bardessono.

6526 Yount St., Yountville, California 94599, Phone: 707-204-6000, (website link)

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12. Napa Valley Lodge

Napa Valley Lodge
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Napa Valley Lodge is a romantic spa getaway for couples located in the heart of the Napa, surrounded by vineyards and calming country views. The hotel has a Tuscan-style exterior, a pool, spa, sauna and fitness center. There is a beautiful fountain in the garden courtyard. The hotel offers a complimentary breakfast buffet, and tea in the Lobby in the afternoon, giving guests the opportunity to get acquainted with other hotel guests. Every Friday, Wine Tastings are held where guests can sample wines from local wineries. For those who prefer privacy and quiet time, the library offers over 400 different titles. The lodge has 55 guest accommodations, including five suites with a two-person soaking tub, ideal for couples looking for romance. The town of Yountville offers a number of fun activities - wine tours, golf, biking, balloon excursions and shopping. The hotel concierge stands by to assist guests with dining reservations.

2230 Madison Street, Yountville, California 94599, Phone: 888-944-3545

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13. Archer Hotel Napa

Archer Hotel Napa
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Set in the heart of Napa Valley, Archer Hotel provides a luxurious retreat for wine lovers from around the world. The boutique hotel features a variety of comfortable guest rooms and spacious suites, many with their own private balcony overlooking the vibrant downtown scene. Their stylish and spacious rooms are beautifully appointed with thoughtful details, modern amenities, and daily turndown treats for a truly lavish experience. Centrally located on First Street Napa, Archer Hotel serves as an ideal base for exploring the neighborhood and surrounding vineyards. During their stay, guests can also enjoy several hotel amenities including a rooftop bar, fitness center, and spa.

1230 First Street, Napa, California 94559, Phone: 707-690-9800

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14. Solage Calistoga

Solage Calistoga
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Solage Calistoga is a Napa Valleygetaway offering 89 eco-friendly studio accommodations and one of the top spas in the U.S. From treatments at the spa to gourmet dining, the hotel offers plenty of relaxation to help you rejuvenate on your trip. Guest accommodations have outdoor patios, vaulted ceilings and a pebble stone floor shower. Each studio comes with two cruiser bicycles which are great for exploring the surrounding area. Locally made bath amenity products are a nice touch.

Michelin-starred Solbar is a popular Napa eatery serving innovative cuisine that incorporates the freshest ingredients, including vegetables and herbs grown on the property. There is an outdoor pool with luxury cabanas, surrounded by 22 acres of Northern California wine country.

755 Silverado Trail, Calistoga, California 94515, Phone: 866-942-7442, (website link)

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15. Cottage Grove Inn

Cottage Grove Inn
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Cottage Grove Inn offers Napa Valley visitors the experience of staying in one of their 16 private cottages. Each cottage is spacious and comfortable with fireplaces and a private porch. Morning finds a fine breakfast of a variety of quiches, organic yogurts and honey, fresh fruit and baked goods.

In the evening, wine is served with crackers, cheese and various spreads. While still being in walking distance to the shops and restaurants of Calistoga, The Cottage Grove Inn is removed from the main street in a quiet neighborhood. Bikes are provided if guests wish to take a spin.

1711 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, California 94515, Phone: 707-942-8400

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16. River Terrace Inn

River Terrace Inn
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Overlooking the Napa River and nature preserve, this charming boutique hotel offers a peaceful oasis away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. River Terrace Inn features thoughtfully designed guest rooms and suites, many of which offer fantastic riverfront views. Guests can expect a comfortable and luxurious stay with plush bedding, elegant furnishings, and modern amenities. The hotel also features an on-site restaurant and bar, serving delicious local cuisine. Their menu focuses on shareable and seasonal dishes that pair perfectly with their selection of wines and craft cocktails. The River Terrace Inn is conveniently located minutes away from Napa’s best wineries and attractions, making it a great home base for exploring everything the area has to offer.

1600 Soscol Avenue, Napa, California 94559, Phone: 707-927-2217

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17. The Lodge at Sonoma Resort, Autograph Collection

The Lodge at Sonoma Resort, Autograph Collection
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Your next luxurious retreat awaits at The Lodge at Sonoma. Nestled in the heart of California's wine country, this Autograph Collection hotel offers amazing views of surrounding vineyards and is just steps away from the world-class restaurants and shops at Sonoma Plaza. Their updated guestrooms and suites are luxuriously designed, featuring plush bedding and modern amenities like high-speed Wi-Fi. Private cottages are also available for those looking to elevate their stay with spacious living areas, private fireplaces, and outdoor tubs. Whether you’re out on a romantic getaway or family vacation, The Lodge at Sonoma offers everything you need for a memorable stay in Sonoma.

1325 Broadway at Leveroni & Napa Roads, Sonoma, California 95476, Phone: 707-935-6600

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18. Churchill Manor

Churchill Manor
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Experience a unique getaway at the historic Churchill Manor. Located in downtown Napa, this 19th-century mansion was carefully restored to its original grandeur and turned into an elegant bed and breakfast. It features 10 beautiful guest rooms, designed to combine old-world craftsmanship with modern comforts. It’s a great destination for a romantic getaway, with many rooms featuring a soaking tub, cozy fireplace, and luxurious linens. Guests can also enjoy a gourmet 3-course breakfast each morning as well as specialty wines and appetizers in the evening. Thanks to its central location, guests of Churchill Manor can easily explore the region’s many wineries, restaurants, and shops.

485 Brown Street, Napa, California 94559, Phone: 707-253-7733

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19. Maison Fleurie, A Four Sisters Inn

Maison Fleurie, A Four Sisters Inn
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Experience quintessential French country charm at Maison Fleurie in Napa Valley. The historic property is the oldest hotel in Napa Valley, originally built in 1873 as the Magnolia Hotel. After an extensive remodel and preservation in 1993, Maison Fleurie opened its doors to visitors looking for a relaxing escape in the heart of Yountville. The lovely inn perfectly blends its historic French-style ambiance with contemporary comforts like luxurious bedding, plush bathrobes, and a full gourmet breakfast each morning. Guests can borrow bicycles to visit nearby tasting rooms and stylish boutiques, then wrap up their day of exploration with a dip in the on-site sparkling pool and oversized hot tub.

6529 Yount Street, Yountville, California 94599

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20. Silverado Resort and Spa

Silverado Resort and Spa
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Originally a private estate, Silverado Resort and Spa is an oasis offering the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. The 150-year-old Napa Valley landmark is located on 300 acres of picturesque land surrounded by scenic vineyards. The resort features more than 300 elegant guest rooms and suites, thoughtfully appointed with modern amenities and fantastic views. In addition to visiting neighboring vineyards and wineries, guests can enjoy a variety of on-site facilities such as two championship golf courses, three outdoor swimming pools, and nine tennis courts. A massive spa and fitness center is also available for those looking to unwind after an exciting day out in Napa Valley.

1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa Valley, California 94558, Phone: 844-421-6474

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21. Napa Valley Marriot Hotel & Spa

Napa Valley Marriot Hotel & Spa
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Nestled amidst California’s renowned wine country, Napa Valley Marriot Hotel & Spa is a luxurious base for visitors to discover the region’s beauty and charm. The hotel features sophisticated guest rooms, ample outdoor gardens, a resort-style swimming pool, and several on-site dining options. Guests can indulge at the full-service spa, which offers a range of rejuvenating treatments including massages, facials, and body wraps. Thanks to its central location, the hotel is also in close proximity to several popular wineries and restaurants. Whether visiting for some quiet rest and relaxation, a romantic getaway, or even time with the family, guests are sure to have a memorable stay at Napa Valley Marriot Hotel & Spa.

3425 Solano Avenue, Napa, California 94558, Phone: 888-236-2427

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22. MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa

MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa
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Rest in the heart of Sonoma at the historic MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa. Founded over a century ago, this relaxing resort was originally a family estate, vineyard, and working ranch. Now, the beautifully restored estate features lavish guestrooms, suites, and private cottages, each elegantly designed with natural materials and modern conveniences. MacArthur Place sits atop six acres of lush grounds with winding pathways and intimate gardens nestled up against the Nathanson Creek Preserve. The spa is also set amidst the hotel’s tranquil gardens and offers a variety of spa treatments based on the fruits, flowers, and herbs grown on-site.

29 E. MacArthur Street, Sonoma, California 95476, Phone 707-938-2929

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23. Sonoma Bungalows

Sonoma Bungalows
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Get an authentic feel of life in Sonoma at the luxurious Sonoma Bungalows. The unique property offers eight thoughtfully designed bungalows and suites with large living spaces, grand master bedrooms, and gourmet kitchens, making it a perfect choice for a romantic getaway or a longer stay. Guests also have access to a beautiful outdoor garden area, which features a shared hot tub, barbecue grill, and comfortable seating. The Sonoma Bungalows are just steps away from the historical Sonoma Plaza along with great restaurants, shops, and tasting rooms. It’s a great location for anyone looking to experience a memorable Wine Country escape.

158 West Napa Street, Sonoma, California 95476, Phone: 707-931-6600

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24. Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
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Experience the best of Wine Country at the premier Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa. The AAA Four-Diamond resort features beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites for every taste. Guests can also find a variety of on-site amenities to enjoy including a full-service spa, farm-to-table dining, and access to a championship golf course. Guests especially love relaxing in the resort’s geothermal-fed mineral pools, popular for their therapeutic properties. The resort provides a quiet oasis surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds and majestic redwood trees, while just being a short distance from some of the area’s most renowned wineries and attractions.

100 Boyes Boulevard, Sonoma, California 95476, Phone: 707-938-9000

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25. Hotel Yountville

Hotel Yountville
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Stay at the award-winning Hotel Yountville for a quintessential wine-country experience. Offering a serene and intimate atmosphere, this vineyard estate-inspired hotel features elegant guest rooms and suites nestled amongst beautiful, lush surroundings. With its central location, guests can easily explore the charming Napa town on foot or by bike and visit various boutique shops and wineries. After visiting the town, relax on one of the hotel’s semi-private poolside daybeds or stop by the spa for a restorative massage. The hotel also offers on-site dining at the popular Heritage Oak, which offers delectable farm-to-table dishes together with a charming ambiance to match.

6462 Washington Street, Yountville, California 94599, Phone: 707-967-7900

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