Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley is a romantic getaway in California with a luxurious spa, fine dining and rooms with a view. The inn is set on the slopes of Rutherford Hill, surrounded by a 33-acre olive grove. Situated just 65 miles north of San Francisco, Auberge du Soleil provides a relaxing weekend getaway from the city.
Spa du Soleil is the hotel's newest addition, complete with private gardens, infinity-edge soaking pools and a unique menu of treatments inspired by the vineyards and gardens of the region. The Melisse Spa Suite, designed especially for couples, has a fireplace, private tanning deck and a heated pool overlooking the Valley. Read more about California spas.
Auberge du Soleil has a swimming pool, an outdoor whirlpool, steam rooms, fitness center and a tennis court. Nearby vacation activities include golf, horseback riding, hiking and biking. During your romantic weekend vacation, visit the towns of St. Helena and Calistoga which are home to several museums, art galleries, boutiques, wine and antique shops.
Rooms & Suites
The 50 one- and two-bedroom suites at Auberge du Soleil are decorated in Mediterranean-inspired style with original contemporary art, Italian linens and down bedding. The private outdoor terraces have views of the Napa Valley.
For a special indulgence on your romantic getaway, book one of the private cottages with French doors that open out onto a terrace with a sunken jetted hot-tub. The living room has a fireplace and a dining alcove, ideal for romantic candlelit dinners.
Where to Eat
Auberge du Soleil was first a restaurant and then a hotel when it first opened more than 20 years ago. The 120-seat Auberge du Soleil Restaurant features innovative menus inspired by fresh produce grown in the Napa Valley.
For a more casual meal, the bar adjacent to the restaurant serves lighter fare and offers outdoor seating on the wraparound deck with views of the valley.
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Take a calming walk down the garden paths through the outdoor I. Wolk Sculpture Gallery which showcases 110 figurative and abstract works by California artists, all of which are available for purchase.
Suites range from $525 to $3,750 per night. Ask about spa packages.