Spa visits are all the better when a light spa lunch is served but for a really haute experience, book a relaxing treatment using foods you might find in your kitchen. Here are a few wine country spas in Napa and Sonoma that offer mouth-watering treatments using edible ingredients, such as pumpkin, honey, cardamom, chocolate, honey, coffee—and even wine.
Spa Solage at Solage Calistoga
Photo Credit: Courtesy Solage Calistoga
Cardamon, cocoa and pumpkin are blended into the fall treatments at Spa Solage at Solage Calistoga, which is offering these relaxing services through the end of November:
Cardamon Mocha Mudslide For Two: Fresh brewed Solage signature coffee blended with organic cocoa and cardamom amber oil create this decadent Autumn escape for two. Package for two includes: 60 minute mudslide, a steaming Cardamom Mocha, access to our mineral rich geothermal pools and gratuities. $225 Monday-Thursday, $235 Friday-Sunday
Lemon Coffee Body Polish With Cardamon Amber Massage: Arabic coffee, black olives, and fresh lemon rind combine to create this aromatic sugar body polish. A deeply nourishing massage with cardamom amber oil completes this moroccan inspired experience. 80 minutes – $198
Pumpkin Latte Revitalizing Facial: Nutrient packed pumpkin, jojoba oil and coconut milk create an intensely hydrating and nourishing facial that will revitalize even the most dehydrated skin. Includes a rich shea butter hand, arm and foot massage. 80 minutes – $198
“At Spa Solage, we enjoy incorporating a variety of local, fresh food ingredients from our own property and the farmer’s markets into seasonal spa services,” says Helen Brown, spa director at Solage Calistoga. “This allows us to give our guests a deeper sense of place and on occasion, a more whimsical take on a classic spa service.
Guests appreciate seeing a product made fresh before their eyes and learning how to replicate something similar at home. For example, we’ve incorporated our very own brand of roasted coffee into the seasonal Mocha Mudslide treatment. Other ingredients may include raw honey from local beehives to improve the humectant qualities of a service or olive oil from our trees on property to enhance a deeply relaxing hair and scalp massage. Fresh strawberries from the market or lavender picked from the spa’s grounds brighten up our body scrubs with a vibrant hue and give off a delectable scent. These are just a few ways we incorporate local ingredients into our treatments.”
The Spa at Hotel Healdsburg
Photo Credit: Courtesy Hotel Healdsburg
You have until Nov. 15 to take advantage of The Spa at Hotel Healdsburg’s special offerings celebrating harvest in Sonoma County. The spa at the award-winning hotel in the heart of downtown Healdsburg partnered with Dry Creek Valley’s Lambert Bridge Winery to bring wine to spa treatments to hotel guests.
Throughout harvest, Michele’s Apothecary, known for creating wellness and natural products, will custom blend antioxidant rich pumice made with grape skins, seeds and stems sourced from Lambert Bridge’s vineyards, into The Spa’s freshly harvested wine scrub, bath salts and mask. The available treatments include:
Wine Pedicure w/ Express Manicure: The wine pedicure is an indulgence in itself! The pedicure begins with a warm wine salt foot bath, invigorating scrub and massage. The treatment finishes with a meticulous nail grooming and polish. The experience is completed with an outstanding express manicure. 80 min – $130
Custom Wine Facial: Reverse the signs of aging with this light Vitamin C peel and antioxidant rich wine mask. Tighten and lighten your skin in just one treatment! Those who have sensitive skin, eczema or rosacea will appreciate the gentle and renewing properties of this peel and mask. This treatment wouldn’t be complete without a softening and invigorating wine foot scrub. 80 min – $215
Wine Wellness Massage: Warm away and revive weariness with an invigorating wine infused, essential oil massage designed to stimulate circulation and loosen tight muscles. Receive a sense of wellness, while your therapist utilizes various techniques to invigorate and relax you. A warm wine poultice is used over the chest to release chest tension and enhance breathing. This treatment finishes with a wine infused cream applied to the feet with heated booties. 80 min – $215
To top off this rejuvenating experience, each treatment is paired with a glass of exquisite Lambert Bridge wine.
The Auberge Spa at Calistoga Ranch
The Auberge Spa at Calistoga Ranch offers treatments using vitamin rich honey crème straight from the on-property Italian beehives.
Bee Well Body Massage: Locally made, vitamin rich honey crème straight from the hive, melts into the body for blissful relaxation. 60 minutes – $170/ 90 minutes – $250
Honey Dream Bee Well (massage/wrap/mask): A massage of rich honey crème and local organic honey will quench your skin while warm thermal packs infuse the immune boost powers of honey. Concludes with a honey ginger candle anointment and a housemade honey face mask. 90 minutes – $250
Chocolate Indulgence (for two): Exfoliate and revive your skin with a delicious dark chocolate scrub. A rich chocolate milk bubble bath and cocoa butter massage follow, leaving your skin nourished and moisturized. Perfectly paired with a glass of Napa Valley sparkling wine and divine chocolates. 120 minutes – $700 per couple
Pamper yourself with these seasonal offerings through the end of November:
Harvest Ritual: This warming autumn journey begins with a cranberry and orange full-body exfoliation followed by a decadent pumpkin mud wrap. A deeply relaxing maple honey hair and scalp treatment and a whipped ginger cream massage conclude the aromatic experience, leaving the skin radiant and refreshed. 90 minutes – $250
Ginger Au Lait Bath: The combination of warming ginger and steamed milk energize and hydrate the body. Enjoy a private tea ceremony while you soak. 30 minutes – $85
Farmhouse Inn, a luxury timeless and romantic property in Sonoma County, just completed a $8 million property renovation and will unveil a brand new spa this month.
The Back Porch (weather permitting) Cleanse/ exfoliate/ scalp/ hair/ face/ hydrate: Begin with the exfoliation of your life on the Farmhouse’s private spa back porch, followed by a scalp and hair cleanse and a soothing farm fresh facial mask. Once your new skin is revealed, Dee’s warmed goat’s milk will be poured over your body to hydrate and soften your skin to a new level. An application of locally made herbal balm will finish off this exquisite experience. 60 minutes $165
Warming Ginger Honey Massage: Relax as the healing properties of honey and ginger seduce the senses, revitalize your skin and enhance your immune system. A bee propolis body pack is included with the 90 minute session. 60/90 minutes – $160/$235
The Health Spa at Meadowood
The New Spa at Meadowood is expected to open in fall 2015, but there’s no need to deprive yourself. While the new spa is being built, the current spa is open and offers these blissful experiences:
Wine and Chocolate
This delicious treatment is an indulgence designed to detoxify the body and leave your skin wonderfully soft. We begin with the Cabernet Crush body scrub to exfoliate your skin. A chocolate body mask is then applied and you are wrapped in a cocoon of warm blankets. While wrapped, you will enjoy a head, neck and foot massage. 90 minutes – $200
Grape Seed Harvest Wrap
Enjoy the benefits of grape seeds rich in vitamins A, C and E and natural antioxidants that protect the skin from elements like smoke, ultraviolet light and pollution. After a dry brush and hot towel compress we will exfoliate the body with a Cabernet Passion Fruit scrub. Once removed, a hydrating mud masque is applied and you are wrapped in warm blankets while we massage your scalp, neck and face. Emerge with your skin feeling smooth and nourished. 90 minutes – $200