Sonoma County's wonderful climate makes it a great place to enjoy some hot-weather fun. Cool off in style at one of the beautiful swimming pools at these Sonoma County resorts.
You can choose pools that are family friendly, romantic, or designed for a workout. Most offer poolside dining service and drinks, spa services, and other amenities.
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
This luxury resort offers two swimming areas, both filled with the resort’s unique mineral spring water. The main pool is open seasonally during the warmer months, is family friendly, and offers lap swimming and poolside dining. The spa pool is part of the Inn’s beautiful Willow Spring Spa and offers a romantic setting and is a great place to relax after a spa service.
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, 100 Boyes Blvd., Sonoma, 707-938-9000.
Kenwood Inn and Spa
This beautiful Tuscan-style resort in Kenwood features two saline water pools — a main swimming area near the spa and another more private pool. Both are designed for relaxation and retreat and are perfect for romantic getaways. Kenwood Inn maintains an atmosphere that ensures tranquility and quiet, so the pools are unsuitable for those eighteen and under. Poolside dining and spa services are available.
Kenwood Inn and Spa, 10400 Sonoma Highway 12, Kenwood, 707-833-1293.
Farmhouse Inn and Spa
With a solar-heated infinity pool surrounded by fragrant gardens and flowers, the Farmhouse Inn offers a romantic retreat. (See photo at right.)
Private cabanas are available for spa treatments overlooking the pool area. Children over 10 are welcome at the Inn, but pets are not allowed. The pool is heated from May to October.
Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant, 7871 River Road, Forestville, 707-887-3300.
Gaige House, A Four Sisters Inn
Built as a private home in the late 1800s, Gaige House has offered lodging for travelers for many, many years. Indulge in luxurious spa services in the spa loft, in your room, or outdoors in a peaceful and private cabana, and then take a soak in the outdoor pool or hot tub. Massage treatments at Gaige House are customized to suit your needs, provided in a truly private setting, and guaranteed to rejuvenate your spirit and encourage your body to come back to a place of peace.
Gaige House, A Four Sisters Inn, 13540 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, 800-935-0237.
Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa
This family friendly Santa Rosa resort features a main pool perfect for fun time with the kids. Poolside dining and spa services are also available. Families, couples, or singles can even spend the day lazing out at the pool — without spending the night. On Mondays through Thursdays from mid-May to late October, visitors can rent a hotel room for day use from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.:
$125 superior room located ground floor near pool
$150 executive king patio room
(based on availability, prices subject to change)
This includes: pool admission for up to five people, lounge chairs, towels, and use of the guest room from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, plus a $25 food and non-alcoholic beverage credit. The rooms must be reserved in advance by credit card by an adult, and an adult must be present for the duration of the stay. The Flamingo website provides more details about this special offer.
Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa, 2777 4th St., Santa Rosa, 707-545-8530.
Written by Heather Vuchinich