Greetings Real Weddings Magazine Mini-Mooners!
Today’s “quickie” comes by way of Lodi, home to an emerging wine appellation and otherworldly Wine & Roses Hotel, Restaurant & Spa – a romantic hotel, restaurant, spa and event venue surrounded by seven acres of pastoral beauty marked by a canopy of soaring trees and vibrant botanical gardens.
With a setting befitting a fairy-tale love affair, and its coveted position in the heart of San Joaquin Valley’s wine country, the aptly named Wine & Roses has already cemented its reputation as a preferred wedding venue among the engaged, but its amenities and locale – the resort is situated near the cobbled sidewalks, brick buildings, cultural attractions, clothing boutiques, and restaurants that make up Lodi’s historic downtown district – qualify it as the ideal spot for a dreamy Mini-Moon.
Antique merchants, concerts and culture, outdoor recreation and 70 world-class wineries are just some of the marquee reasons to Mini-Moon in Lodi, so put petal to the metal and reserve a romantic getaway at Wine & Roses – a budding resort ready to make arrangements for an occasion to remember.
Recommended resort: Wine & Roses Hotel, Restaurant & Spa
Check in: winerose.com, 209-334-6988
Check out: Romance is sure to bloom in one of the resort’s amenity-rich Garden Rooms, but Real WeddingsMagazine Mini-Mooners have 87 different room and suite accommodations from which to choose – all will do the trick, by the way. Parking and a gourmet continental breakfast are complimentary with an overnight reservation, and Wine & Roses offers a variety of couples-oriented packages that are Mini-Moon perfect.
Complementing these offerings are the resort’s lovely grounds (charge up your point-and-shoots!), as is its beautiful and award-winning spa. In fact, spa travel Web site, Spas of America, recently named the Spa at Wine & Roses as one of the top 50 spas in America for 2009!
The Spa at Wine & Roses boasts a menu of soothing, now-we’re-talking therapies, treatments and special offers. The “Experience for Two,” for example, provides Real WeddingsMagazine Mini-Mooners with a luxuriant body scrub, followed by a detoxifying seaweed wrap and an hour-long massage at an amazingly good rate. Champagne and a spa lunch are provided poolside in the courtyard (book it – it is as fabulous as it sounds). After being thoroughly pampered (and that’s a promise), stop by The Nest – a spa boutique – to pick up various indulgences and take the Wine & Roses experience home!
Blog Post by our Go-To-Travel Girl Jenn Thornton.
Photos courtesy of Wine & Roses Hotel, Restaurant & Spa.