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Location and how to get there: Carneros region – The Carneros Inn is reached via Highway 12/121 in Napa, just under one hour north of San Francisco.

Number of rooms: 86 Cottages. Amenities include; wood-burning fireplaces, outdoor gas heaters, for cool fall evenings on the patio, indoor and outdoor showers, with heated-slate floors, large-screen plasma TVs, DVD/CD player, T-1 speed Internet access over interior and exterior Ethernet ports, Italian bed linens, Frette towels, breakfast baskets and regular morning newspaper delivery.

Price range: $480 – $1250 USD per night

Time of year to go: Summer & Harvest

The Napa region has the combination of nights, cooled by the marine influence of San Francisco Bay and warm sunny days has made the Carneros region, one of the most sought-after addresses for the premium grape-growers and wineries.

The Carneros Inn, the area’s only resort, was created to provide an intimate atmosphere that is reminiscent of its unique surroundings. Nestled among 27 acres, of seemingly endless rows of grape vines, unspoiled farmland, and scenic apple orchards, The Carneros Inn’s design was based on cues from the local countryside, including barns, silos and ranchers’ cottages – combined with stylish, modern interiors, to capture the region’s distinct charm, as well as the needs of our sophisticated guests. The Carneros Inn was named “one of the 25 most romantic getaways in the world” by Travel + Leisure magazine.

Why is this location so great for women? Beautiful wine country location, ideal for relaxing, spa treatments and it’s close to San Francisco. It’s a perfect destination for a calm or active girlfriend getaway.

Services: Concierge and room service.

Hotel Restaurants & Bars: The architecturally dramatic FARM, Hilltop Dining Room and The Boon Fly Café, a roadhouse-style public eatery. The Carneros Inn also features a bar, with indoor/outdoor seating area.

Spa, health club: The Spa at The Carneros Inn, which was awarded the prestigious Mobile 4-Star rating, comprises of, nine indoor treatment rooms offering, wraps, massages and facials, inspired by wine country traditions, Harvest, Minerals, Cellars, Farms and Creeks and incorporate indigenous ingredients such as, Chardonnay Oil, Carneros Grown/Pressed Olive Oil, Goat Milk and Goat Butter. The Spa also features five outdoor treatment rooms, two couples’ rooms and Huichica Creek Baths, custom-designed hydrotherapy tubs inspired by the nearby Huichica Creek. For guests who prefer active rejuvenation, the fitness center features state-of-the-art equipment, including; elliptical trainers, treadmills, bikes, step climbers, circuit training systems, Pilates reformer and free weights. The new Motion Studio offers yoga, movement classes and meditation. For fans of outdoor exercise, the fitness center offers organized morning runs and stretching classes.

Bath products in rooms: Exclusive Red Flower products made specifically for The Carneros Inn

Specials for women/girlfriends: Destination Day Spa Package: Indulge yourself, with luxurious spa treatments and enjoy a FULL DAY in one of our cottages, complimentary* and have access to our unrivalled vineyard views, from the infinity pool and hot tub. Relax over a leisurely lunch at the Hilltop Dining Room, lounge, steam and enjoy the best of Carneros. *Spa treatments value must equal $300.00 total, excluding gratuities. Cottages offered from 10-6PM day of spa services. Package offered Monday – Thursday ONLY.

The Carneros Inn, 4048 Sonoma Highway,
Napa, California 94559 USA

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