Rejuvenate at Top Sonoma County Spas
The relaxing, pampering, and healing powers of Sonoma County spas can be the perfect addition to your Wine Country vacation. Here you can heal through water, soil, and spirit in more than 40 spas and wellness centers. Below are just a few examples.
Soothe Your Spirit
Refresh your mind and renew your spirit with spa treatments that provide a quiet journey. Many spas offer gardens to enjoy before or after your treatment.
If you've never tried a cedar enzyme bath, you owe it to yourself to sink into this bit of heaven in wooden tubs filled with finely ground cedar, rice bran, and plant enzymes. Arrive early, change into your robe, and have tea in the Japanese garden. The sanctuary's Zen decor inspires meditation in its creek-side sand gardens, and creates the perfect setting for massages in outdoor pagodas amid whispering trees.
Natural thermal springs, prevalent throughout the area, lend healing powers when you're immersed in the water.
Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn
One of Wine Country's iconic destinations, the spectacular, state-of-the-art Willow Stream spa spans 40,000-square-feet across a rotunda, 36 treatment rooms, and indoor and outdoor pools.
Guests come from all around the world to experience the baths, fed by the resort's own ancient source of natural thermal waters rich with 24 trace minerals. You can actually feel the earth's healing and relaxation powers flowing from the springs 1,100 feet directly beneath the Inn.
The waters rise at 135 degrees, and are so vital they have to be cooled for guest use. The signature Bathing Ritual is a must and is included with every visit, featuring an exfoliating shower, two mineral water soaking pools, herbal steam, dry sauna, and cool down showers.
Bounty of the Earth
Connect to this area's fertile soil through a wide variety of treatments inspired by local lavender, goat's milk, honey, and more.
Even if you're on a tight schedule, you can still fit some be-good-to-you time into your day. With this intimate retreat on the edge of old town Sonoma, you've discovered a tranquil oasis offering a sophisticated and healing approach to optimal beauty and wellness. Directed by international skin care expert Dolores de Alba, the spa specializes in facial and body treatments designed to balance spirit along with the body. If an entire afternoon or a day won't fit your schedule, in as little as an hour, you can enjoy a petite facial, a power cleanse/power nap/power glow treatment, or a green tea and mint foot scrub sure to put new spring in your step.
A single spa suite keeps things entirely intimate, like being in your own private oasis. Spanning two rooms, it's pure luxury down to the curved black tile and glass rain shower, and the couple's immersion on plush side-by-side beds. Treat yourself to Jurlique biodynamic facials and warm river stone massages.
Husband-and-wife team Cindy Scott-Fuchs and Trip Fuchs take spa style on the road. First, they coordinate a location, such as a private, luxury rental home on Dillon Beach or in the Sonoma or Napa mountains. Then they set up a complete spa on-site – often favoring outdoor settings like a mountainside meadow or oceanfront plateau. Cindy customizes treatments, like Thai massage with hot stone therapy, warm foot wrap, and a mini facial of lavender infused steam, herbal cleanser, Indian clay mask and coconut oil massage. Next, Trip, a private chef, cooks a feast, ranging from hors d'oeuvres to a full supper. It's pure relaxation as the couples or small to mid-size groups then enjoy a night in their vacation home, with breakfast the next morning.
For even more options, browse our Spa & Wellness listings for your perfect spa experience.
Written by Sonoma Insider Carey Sweet.