The sleepy town of Calistoga has long been known for its historic spa resorts—retro hotels whose hot springs are their biggest (and, in some cases, only) attraction. With its sleek, loft-meets-winebarn look and luxury sensibilities aimed at millennials, Solage turns that stereotype on its head. Its sprawling grounds—dotted with palm, olive, and oak trees, with views of the surrounding vineyards and Napa hills—are simultaneously private and communal. The secluded bungalows feel like romantic hideaways, while the center of the resort buzzes with wine-sipping bocce players and basking poolgoers. A Michelin-starred restaurant attracts discerning diners to both the dining room and the lively terrace lounge, an atmospherically lit patio where the cognoscenti gather well into the wee hours. The spa is so much more than hot springs—although, of course, it has those, too—boasting decadent and restorative treatments of all kinds, including those by celebrity skincare consultant Kate Somerville; the extensive gym and movement studio is worthy of its own wellness retreat, and, indeed, many a girls’ weekend has been spent between its yoga, Pilates, and body-sculpting aqua classes.
But, for all that it’s trendy and romantic, Solage also bends over backward for families—unlike many Napa Valley getaways—with its kids’ pool and outdoor play areas. Just another case of Solage defying expectations and redefining wine-country luxury.