Welcome back Real Weddings Magazine Brides!
We introduce today’s “Real Weddings MiniMoon Monday” by asking you one very important question: “We’ve got spirits, how ’bout you?”
If your answer is yes, and you love the pastoral backdrop of the wine country, then indulge in a MiniMoon to the hideaway spa town of Calistoga.
Located in the picturesque Napa Valley, Calistoga is famous for its mineral springs, mud baths, and day spas, and enjoys ideal proximity to the region’s best wineries, fabulous eats and plenty of day-tripping extras.
So if you and yours enjoy the virtues of a steamy quickie (quite literally in this case), and have grape expectations for your MiniMoon, Calistoga is the place.
RECOMMENDED RESORT: Cottage Grove Inn. Located the edge of Calistoga, surrounded by an old grove of Elms, lush greenery and lavender-scented breezes, this boutique property composed of 16 luxury Craftsman-style cottages, each of them individually adorned for a dreamy interlude, is the result of thoughtfully considered hospitality. Wood-burning fireplaces; dimming skylights; shaded porches; deep-soaking Jacuzzi tubs-for-two; plush down comforters; king-sized beds; private massages in the sanctuary of your private cottage, with candlelit aromatherapy salt bath; and an abundant complimentary breakfast (smoothies and lattes, anyone?) are among the comforting extras MiniMooners will enjoy at Cottage Grove Inn—a property befitting a Jane Austin novel.
CHECK IN: CottageGrove.com, 707-942-8400.
CHECK OUT: The Inn’s fire-lit breakfast inn and sunny outdoor patio; evening wine and cheese; bountiful breakfast and complimentary cruiser bicycles for trips into the town of Calistoga.
RESERVE: All private cottages are created equal at Cottage Grove Inn. Take your pick and satisfaction is guaranteed.
DON’T MISS: Brunch at Café Sarafornia; sipping green tea next to the Buddha Pond and dipping in the geyser-fed mineral pool at Indian Springs; wine tasting and shopping along the town’s main strip.
Blog Post by our Go-To-Travel Girl Jenn Thornton.
Photos courtesy of Cottage Grove Inn.
Looking for local Sacramento wedding vendors?