Relaxation and the natural healing of both the mind and body are readily available in the Wine Country. See 5 of my highly recommended Sonoma County spa and resort gems below.

Fairmont. Sonoma Mission Inn: My #1 Recommended Sonoma County Spa and Resort

In the heart of Sonoma Valley, just one hour north of San Francisco, this not-so-hidden treasure is renowned for providing discerning travellers with the respite and refreshment they’ve been searching for.  This Sonoma County resort provides guests with a Michelin-rated restaurant, access to 18 holes of PGA-championship golf course and an award winning Willow Stream Spa featuring 4 geo-thermal swimming pools fed by an ancient mineral spring following 1100 feet from below the surface.  Accomodation ranges from recently restored, handsome Fairmont heritage rooms to signature suites, many of which feature wood-burning fireplaces, patios, balconies or sunken Jacuzzi tubs.

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Sonoma County Secrets Tip: Get spoiled rotten on your birthday with this Sonoma Secret Deal: Sonoma Mission Inn offers a free day pass on your birthday.

Hotel Healdsburg: #2 Recommended Sonoma County Spa and Resort

An innovative leader in natural spa treatments, Hotel Healdsburg have taken farm to table one step further, providing healing treatments with a special collection of massages, wraps, scrubs and facials that feature custom products crafted from local Sonoma County farms. Highlights oh this highly recommended Sonoma County spa and resort include the sumptuous Meyer Lemon Sage Massage that will rejuvenate your senses and relieve tensions and the Healdsburg Farm Facial with Laurel Whole Plant Organics that are sourced direct from the organic farms of Sonoma County. Another favorite of mine is the wellness massage with invigorating warm oils that increase circulation and invigorate the senses.

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Sonoma County Secrets Tip: Wineries on the plaza are open until 7pm which allows people to spa in the afternoon and still catch some tasting in the evening before dinner


Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary: Highly Recommended Sonoma County Spa and Resort

This is a very healing place with it’s Zen gardens and their sound therapy in the hammocks is beyond soothing. Known across the globe for their unique Cedar Enzyme bath, their expert staff can help you relax, offering you a uniquely holistic experience that nurtures, nourishes and centers.  With a number of different packages to choose from enjoying your choice of tea in a private room overlooking a tranquil Japanese garden, to an expert 75-minute massage, or an organic facial. One of my favorite places to relax and let go of emotional and physical stress.

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Sonoma County Secrets Tip: Osmosis also offers excellent specials such as a delightful free enzyme bath when you book a room at the Inn at Occidental (seasonal availability). Also round out your visit to one of Sonoma County’s finest spas with an extremely romantic and delicious visit to Hazel’s restaurant.

If you are having so much fun and you are still craving more, then make your day even more complete with a spectacular visit to the Wild Flour Bakery



SoCo Reflexology: Also Recommended

If you are looking to relax and get pampered then the SoCo Reflexology Massage Center should be right at the top of your list. Affordable and safe, this gentle therapy at the hands of expert technicians will help you to relax and unwind, removing stress and naturally restoring your body to its own healthy balance. The helpful staff and SoCo Reflexology also offer other treatments embracing and integrating Shiatsu, Swedish, Trigger-Point, Acupressure and Deep Tissue plus others to provide an expert one-stop-shop destination for all your relaxation and healing needs.

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Sonoma County Secrets Tip: Relax with an exquisite hour long chair massage that focuses predominantly on the your feet. It’s a bargain at only $35 and your feet will thank you for it.

Afterwards grab a hand crafted cocktail and a small bite to eat at the Tisza Bistro. Budha’s Cocktail and the Best Grilled Artichoke are divine.


Graton Resort and Casino Spa: Also Recommended

New to the Graton Resort, their salon and spa will invigorate your body ann refresh your mind helping you to look and feel great.  Priding themselves on a rich combination of professional expertise and only natural products, you will feel and secure in this most idyllic destinations. Their newly expanded resort also includes 200 hotel rooms and suites, a luxurious space, and sumptuous outdoor pool area. Well worth checking out for a very fun day of spa-ing and a little gambling with some great food.

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Sonoma County Secrets Tip: Take advantage of their local’s special with 20% off spa services.

Also, while you are there check out The Steak House and there terrific happy hour menu, charcuterie plate is a family favorite. Also for a little extra fun, just down the street is Amy’s, the first vegetarian fast food place of its kind. They make an almond milk chocolate shake that is to die for and veggie burgers that are off the charts delicious, that even my meat eaten, firefighting hubby loves.

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