Romantic getaways can be a cure to relationship problems. And if you’re in the position to splurge, we’ve found a getaway for wine lovers that could make you forget you ever had a care in the world. It’s called The Francis House Calistoga, and it’s located in the heart of Napa Valley wine country.
Whether you’re “working through things,” getting out of a rut, taking a moment to appreciate each other or just trying to get in some good old-fashioned baby-making, this is the place.
What’s so special about Napa Valley’s The Francis House?
For starters, The Francis has only five rooms. So there’s no chance of running into an ex by the pool. (Ok, the odds are incredibly small yet there is still a remote possibility that your path may cross with someone you know. But if it does, it only means that they, like you, have incredibly sophisticated taste in Wine Country getaways.)
Each of the five rooms at this Calistoga boutique hotel is unique and boasts the original stonework that helped put this property on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Each room’s adjoining bath is designed with Carrara marble and heated toilet seats. (It’s the little things that get me every time.)
And for couples who need a little alone time away from one another, the public spaces are filled with many private nooks for checking your email or reading a newspaper. (When you’re taking the time for a luxurious getaway, you’re afforded the luxury of flipping the crisp pages of a paper and inhaling that scent of real ink.)
If you need some extra space to spread out, consider booking the Pool House Suite. Set in a new, modern building away from the main inn, this is the luxury inn’s largest room with a full living room area.
Francis House Calistoga guest amenities
Services at this romantic guest house are all of the highest quality. In addition to the pool, the inn has a couples massage room, infrared sauna and something called a salt room – I’m not sure what it is, but by the sound of the name, I have a burning desire to make a salt room in my house.
Although there’s no on-site restaurant, The Francis House offers complimentary breakfast and there’s wine tasting for guests every afternoon. In-room massages can be booked in advance.
In addition, the Francis House’s hospitality staff will help you reserve dining at the Napa Valley’s premier restaurants, visits to the local mud baths, hot air balloon rides or simply help you map out a wine tasting itinerary.
To make a reservation at this Napa Valley inn
The Francis House in Calistoga is the town’s newest hotel–in fact, it isn’t even open yet. Because I’ve yet to visit, I can’t give a full review however I can tell you from the press materials alone, I’ve put this place at the top of my Wine Country bucket list.
Room rates currently range from $495-$895/night, which is on the higher side for the Calistoga area. But you only live once and a blooming romantic life is one of the keys to a full life.
So if you’re ready to break that bank, The Francis House is accepting bookings. They will open next month and look forward to serving the love lives of visitors from around the world.
For more information or to book your stay, visit The Francis House website.
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