5 Wine Country Resorts With Pool and Spa
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.
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.
Details: Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, 100 Boyes Blvd., Sonoma, 707-938-9000
This beautiful Tuscan-style resort in Kenwood features a sparkling saline water pool and two hot tubs — designed for relaxation and retreat, and perfect for romantic getaways.
Details: Kenwood Inn and Spa, 10400 Sonoma Highway 12, Kenwood, 707-833-1293
With a solar-heated infinity pool surrounded by fragrant gardens and flowers, the Farmhouse Inn offers a romantic retreat.
The pool is heated seasonally, April to October, and the hot tub is heated year round. Children are welcome at the Inn (with advance notice), but pets are not allowed.
The Spa at Farmhouse by Francis & Alexander offers a farm-to-table treatment menu that sparkles with Spring Forest honey and heirloom cider apples from the inn's home ranch, along with herbs grown in the Farmhouse Inn kitchen garden.
Details: Farmhouse Inn, 7871 River Road, Forestville, 707-887-3300
Built as a private home in the late 1800s, Gaige House has offered lodging for travelers for many, many years, and now beckons as a zen hideaway, infused with traditional Japanese hospitality. 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.
Details: Gaige House + Ryokan, 13540 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, 800-935-0237
This family friendly Santa Rosa resort features an Olympic-size main pool that is perfect for fun time with the kids. Poolside dining and spa services are also available.
Next door, the Montecito Health Club & Spa offers a variety of massages and other restorative therapies, and spa guests who book a service for 50 minutes or longer can add a day use pass ($15) that includes access to the Flamingo’s pool.
Details: Flamingo Resort, 2777 4th St., Santa Rosa, 707-545-8530
Written by Heather Vuchinich