Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection, Napa Valley

Offering a new take on New World wine, Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection is a breath of fresh air amid the storied vines of Napa. This is where the area’s leading vintners come to relax, after all. Enticed by cuisine that celebrates both the hyperlocal and a world’s worth of influence, they gather at Solbar by the glow of the firepit and beneath the carpet of stars. More than that, there is a relaxed atmosphere to Solage that instantly puts you at ease. So, out-stay the locals and check into one of the 100 suites and studios, each it’s own home amid the vines with private patios that look out across acres of rolling grounds. Coupled with an all-encompassing wellness programme, your reset is complete.

Location

Set within charming and historic Calistoga, Solage embraces all the spirit of its hometown whilst adding its own contemporary touch. Just five minutes from downtown, you’ll find a pair of cruiser bicycles stationed outside your room to take you there. Further afield, it’s a 30-minute drive to renowned Yountville and 45 to eponymous Napa. Flying in? Sonoma County airport is a 50-minute drive whilst San Francisco is just shy of two hours away.

Your Room

Offering only suites and studios, a stay at Solage has a distinctly residential feel – one that makes it very hard to leave. The design of the hotel is rooted in nature, as such, color palettes are a soothing combo of earthen tones with russet accents. Crisp lines bring a modern touch whilst in-room fireplaces create a cozy atmosphere in which to unwind. Outdoors, spacious patios are the perfect spot to sample that vintage you picked up earlier, with some also featuring firepits and hot tubs.

Why we like it

Firm believers in the detox/retox philosophy, Solage does detox better than anywhere else. The natural hot springs that have brought visitors to this corner of the valley for centuries, still play a part in the hotel’s approach to wellness, but so too do modern techniques. Spend a day at the spa and feel your troubles wash away with traditional mud treatments and a focus on hydrotherapy. The Bathhouse is a true standout experience with its series of five geothermal pools, each at different temperatures, and its immersive rituals designed to maximize the benefits. For something truly special, they’ll even open the Bathhouse up after hours for you and your partner to enjoy in privacy beneath the moonlight.