Best Wine Country Spa Hotels and Resorts in the USA
WINE COUNTRY SPA HOTELS IN NAPA ... AND BEYOND
Spa Treatments and Wine are made for one another. Taste, aroma, sensation and a feeling of well-being all come into play, when drinking wine, eating cuisine cooked with wine, and enjoying spa treatments featuring vinotherapy — the healing properties of the grapes and seeds.
When we hear “wine country spa getaway” most think “ah, Napa Valley.” It’s true that about 95 percent of the wine produced in the USA comes from California, but did you know the USA is blessed with many beautiful vineyards and wineries dotting the wine country landscape? California has many more wine regions than the most well known in Napa and Sonoma, and Texas has the second largest wine region in the USA, after Napa.
Here are among the best Spa Hotels and Resorts in the USA Wine Country regions of California, Georgia, New York, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, and Texas.
GEORGIA WINE COUNTRY
Georgia is more than a Peach state — its wineries and vineyards are on par with some of the lovely wine countries in California and Oregon. North Georgia is home to its vineyards and wineries, which you’ll find surrounding the Chattahoochee National Forest, in Braselton, Dahlonega, and more.
Château Élan in Braselton is popular for its lush gardens surrounding the 16th-century French-style chateau, excellent food and culinary classes in the demonstration kitchen, and the Spa. The Inn offers 63 holes of professional golf, the full service spa, the culinary studio, fine dining, a full production winery, a wine market, tennis, biking, nature trails, swimming, a pavilion for weddings, celebrations, and special events, and much more.
High in the North Georgia Mountains but only 2 short hours from Atlanta, is the Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa. Enjoy luxury accommodations and fine dining, riding stables, a 7,500-square-foot day spa, and a wide range of family-friendly activities for the whole family. The Wedding Pavilion and Golf Course are particularly stunning, winding through wildlife preserves, ponds and streams framed in by scenic hills and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
NEW YORK WINE REGIONS
New York State has a number of wine regions near the coast and along its numerous rivers and lakes. These large bodies of water keep the frost at a level that permits wine grapes to grow. There are wine regions in the Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley and Long Island regions. You’ll find wineries to tour on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, Canandaigua Wine Trail, Keuka Lake Wine Trail, and the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. Wine is an esteemed subject at Cornell University near Cayuga Lake. The university has a Viticulture and Enology department which has created Chardonel, Traminette and Cayuga wines.
Situated on 12 acres in the storybook Village of Skaneateles, in the Finger Lakes Wine Region, Mirbeau Inn & Spa is a French country styled resort with a 14,000 square foot luxury day spa, beautiful suites and cottages overlooking a Monet inspired pond, acclaimed fine dining, and all with the elegant amenities and comforts and of a wine country estate. Tour the wine trails and then come back to the spa, gardens and a sumptuous meal.
Chambers in the Belhurst Castle is an historic 1880’s stone castle overlooking Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Belhurst is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of New York’s most romantic spa getaways. Enjoy the castle’s own winery and fine wines, curl up in front of the fireplace, toast with more wine from the complimentary wine spigot, and enjoy spa services at the Isabella Spa Salon in the castle.
OREGON WINE COUNTRY
This 74-acre farmland sits at the mouth of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area, but is just a 20-minute drive from Portland. Edgefield Estate is another “has it all” hotel in Oregon. In addition to the brewery, distillery and winery, tour the farm and gardens, quirky out buildings and whimsical decor, historic buildings, glass blowers, potters, and artists, house movie theater, Ruby’s Spa, and Soaking Pools.
TEXAS WINE COUNTRY
Texas Wineries dot the beautiful Hill Country, from Austin to Fredericksburg and Lampasas to New Braunfels. The Texas Hill Country wine region is the second largest in the country after Napa, and AVAs are in Bell Mountain, Escondido Valley, Fredricksburg, Mesilla Valley, Texas Davis Mountains, Texas High Plains, Texas Hill Country, and Texoma.
The Sage Hill Inn & Spa enjoys an ideal setting near Austin, right in the middle of the famed Texas Hill Country Wine region. Guests love the bucolic and expansive grounds and Garden Spa, farm to table dining with a terrific wine list, the extensive hiking trails, feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle, but are only a few minutes from popular activities, attractions, restaurants, and more.
Horseshoe Bay Resort is right of the heart of the Texas Hill Country Region with more than 30 wineries located within 90 minutes of the resort. It takes wine enthusiast tours seriously, offering group wine tours by coach to several area wineries. Or, opt for a private tour in a Cadillac Escalades. Back at the resort, enjoy treatments at the resort’s Bayside Spa, or head to the marina for Texas sunset cruise on Lake LBJ.
VIRGINIA WINE COUNTRY
Virginia’s wine and regions can be found in the Shenandoah Valley, Blue Ridge Mountains, Central Virginia, Northern Virginia, Southern Virginia, and has AVAs in Middleburg, Monticello, North Fork of Roanoke, Rocky Knob, the Shenandoah Valley, and Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
Keswick Hall sits along the Monticello Wine Trail. Celebrated landmarks, including Jefferson’s Monticello and the University of Virginia, are clustered here among swathes of the East Coast’s most beautiful scenery, home to renowned horse races, hunts and vineyards. The impressive country mansion hotel features its own Arnold Palmer Signature 18-hole golf course, an awarding-winning fine-dining restaurant, and a luxurious spa.
Lansdowne Resort and Spa is another perfect place from which to explore local vintages in Virginia’s Northern Wine Region. Its idyllic riverside setting in Leesburg is close to Washington, DC and offers spa getaways on nearly 476 acres overlooking the scenic Potomac River. Tour the wine region, take a hike on the Potomac Heritage Trail, play 45 holes at The Golf Club at Lansdowne, and visit Spa Minérale, a world-class day spa.
WASHINGTON WINE COUNTRY
Like its Oregon neighbor, Washington is well-known for its rugged and beautiful coastline, but head inland to the rich and fertile agricultural valleys and you’ll find the Yakima Valley, Tri-Cities and Walla Walla Valley wine regions, and numerous AVAs in the Columbia Valley, Columbia Gorge, Puget Sound, and more.
Willows Lodge is located on 5 landscaped acres in Woodinville, bordering the Sammamish River in the heart of Western Washington’s wine country. Come prepared to relax after you’ve toured the surrounding wineries. Every room has a stone fireplace and soaking tub for two, there are gorgeous gardens to sit in, or hop on a Willows bicycle for a ride on the Sammamish River Trail before dinner at the Lodge. Finish your day with a spa treatment and a soak in the heated pool.
The Cave B Inn & Spa is an eco-friendly resort built into the rocky landscape of Quincy, Washington, and features an acclaimed restaurant and day spa with vinotherapy treatments. Cave B is a working farm, orchard, garden and vineyard anchored by its estate winery with dramatic views of the Columbia River and gorge. Choose luxury guest rooms, cliff-side cavern rooms, or opt for a stay in one of the rustic but elegant Yurts.
CALIFORNIA WINE REGIONS
Wine regions are prolific in California, land of soil and sun. In Northern California, you’ll find the most well known in Napa Valley, Sonoma, Mendocino, Gold Country, Tri Valley, Paso Robles and Lodi regions. In the Central Valley and Coast you’ll find wine trails in Monterey Bay, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Santa Cruz, and in Southern California, you’ll find wine and horse country in Temecula, between San Diego and Palm Springs.
The Farmhouse Inn is located in Forestville, just 1 1/2 hours north of San Francisco in the hub of the Russian River Valley, and minutes from hundreds of wineries and world-class restaurants in Sonoma County, including the Inn’s own Michelin-starred restaurant. Both the Inn and the Spa utilize the property’s harvested herbs, honey, fruit and produce in a farm-to-table concept that extends to the spa treatments.
San Ysidro Ranch is located just south of Santa Barbara in Montecito, sitting on more than 500 acres in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains. The Ranch and Spa overlook the Channel Islands with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. This is the perfect starting point for exploring the region and its wineries, plus enjoying the Ranch’s luxury rooms, amenities, day spa, heated pool and 17 miles of hiking trails.
Calistoga Ranch is a Napa resort nestled in a secluded Upper Napa Valley canyon on 157 oak-lined acres. The spa is one of the region’s finest, and amenities include a yoga deck, a pool featuring dramatic views of the resort’s private vineyard and oak groves, and 140 acres of land for hiking. Enjoy the Ranch’s own on-site vineyard and private label wine, or travel to hundreds of wineries surrounding the resort, with complimentary use of a Mercedes Benz.
Situated on the beautiful Foxen Canyon Trail in Los Olivos, Santa Barbara County, Fess Parker Winery was started in 1989 by Hollywood actor Fess. The Fess Parker Winery and Vineyard started as a small passion project and now farms almost 700 acres on four vineyards throughout Santa Barbara County, and has grown to offer a family-friendly resort with horseback riding and balloon rides, plus its luxury day spa.