Napa and Sonoma Hotels for Honeymooners

Ten super-romantic retreats perfect for a California wine country honeymoon

Updated 09/09/12

Up for a California honeymoon and road trip? Napa Valley and Sonoma County both offer breathtakingly gorgeous countryside for outdoorsy-types, fabulous restaurants for foodies, and countless tasting rooms for wine-lovers. You could easily spend a week here—but couples that just have time for a mini-moon can pack in plenty of adventure, too. Here, the top ten Napa and Sonoma honeymoon resorts, with rooms made for R&R.

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Calistoga Ranch

Courtesy of Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort

Napa's iconic woodsy retreat, set off the winding Silverado Trail, has 48 freestanding, shingled lodges, all with fireplaces, outdoor showers and spacious decks—perfect for splitting a bottle of Calistoga's own chardonnay. Be on the lookout for A-list regulars like Lady Gaga and Will Smith.

Rooms from $675; Calistoga Ranch

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Auberge du Soleil

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All 60 rooms at this posh Napa retreat face stunning vineyards and come with private terraces, wood-burning fireplaces, and heavenly 500-thread count sheets. We also love that the spa incorporates yummy herbs, fruits, and flowers (like rosemary, Meyer lemon, and lavender) from the Valley.

Rooms from $600; Auberge du Soleil

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Solage Calistoga

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Molly Sims chills at this luxe, but low-key, Napa retreat—a collection of 86 earthy, warm-toned studios and 6 suites. (The actress even had her wedding guests stay here last summer.) At the top-notch spa, couples should try the Mudslide—a mud mask of volcanic ash and clay, followed by a mineral water soak.

Rooms from $350; Solage Calistoga

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Farmhouse Inn

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This boutique Sonoma inn just outside of Healdsburg has fabulous, contemporary rooms in a mod barn—think four-poster beds, indoor/outdoor fireplaces, and organic linens. Tear yourselves out of bed for an over-the-top breakfast of French toast with mascarpone cheese and blackberry scones in the 19th-century main house.

Rooms from $595; Farmhouse Inn

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Bardessono

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If you want to stay a night or two in the foodie-fabulous town of Yountville, try the eco-luxe Bardessono hotel. The 62 sleek rooms are crisply-fashioned from reclaimed wood and stone. Book a 780-square foot Tufa suite, which comes with a private garden and massage table for in-room treatments. Vinotherapie rub-down, anyone?

Rooms from $399; Bardessono

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Meadowood

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Studios and cottages at this Napa Valley resort all have huge private porches overlooking greenery—either on the golf course or the forested hills. Meadowood offers loads of amenities for couples, from in-room grape seed oil massages to an "Our First Wine Cellar" itinerary. The sommelier will quiz you on your entertaining tastes and styles (are you more into burgers or beef bourguignon?) and then set up a customized tasting route around the Valley.

Rooms from $700; Meadowood

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Carneros Inn

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Set in the stunning Carneros Wine Region, this 27-acre resort is a great stop if you want to explore both Napa and Sonoma (though it's technically in Napa). Picture 86 contemporary cottages dotting little lanes—it almost feels like a mini-Pleasantville, complete with it's own post office. You'll love hanging out at the Hilltop adults-only pool, or at the trendy, cherry-red Boon Fly Café, famous for its spicy Bloody Marys. Locals go for Sunday brunch.

Rooms from $535; Carneros Inn

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H2 Hotel

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Seth Rogen had his wedding guests stay at this green-leaning, affordable boutique hotel in Sonoma. The 36 rooms have sleek bamboo floors, Coyuchi organic towels and sheets, and glass water carafes (no plastic bottles allowed). There is also a lovely pool, and the buzzy, loft-like, lobby lounge is the place in Healdsburg for late night cocktails.

Rooms from $199; H2 Hotel

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Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

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If you like hotels with a history, stay at this stone and terracotta gem. Originally built in the 1920s, it's a replica of a California mission, and one of the area's first spa retreats. When you're not out wine tasting, hit up the golf course, or one of four on-site restaurants—all offer special options for guests on vegan, raw, or macrobiotic diets.

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Milliken Creek Inn & Spa

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This 12-room inn is blissfully low-key and overlooks the Napa River. Honeymooners get a lot of value—free hearty breakfasts and complimentary wine and cheese in the afternoon. And if you're looking for an intimate destination wedding venue, the packages are fabulous. You can plan a wine country wedding with five friends, complete with bouquets, photography, a wedding coordinator, and more for $2,800.

Rooms from $350; Milliken Creek Inn & Spa

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