Fall is harvest time and in the spa world these properties are showcasing the bounty of the region with exciting new offerings and features. These three luxurious wine country destination hotels feature updated spas, accommodations and more.
The long awaited brand new Meadowood Spa is complete and the spa is scheduled to re-open on November 2, 2015 with a completely new look, and a revolutionary approach to the spa and wellness experience. Guided by Architect Howard Backen and his team at Backen, Gillam & Kroeger Architects, David Macneill and interior designer, Leslie Hemmings, the new Meadowood Spa seamlessly integrates the landscape with the building, including simple, rustic-modern and natural elements.
Honoring the land, the spa features a preserved majestic oak tree outside the entrance guarded by a hand-forged circular iron fence. The space offers a look that is simple and uncluttered including furniture covered in organic linens, earthy leather and warm, rustic pieces. Local and international artisanal touches include a silk rug from Tibet and handmade pottery from Napa Valley ceramic artist Emil Yanos, combined with accessories from Napa Valley and beyond.
The new Meadowood Spa features the one of a kind “all-suite” concept, which was designed to give guests a deeper sense of retreat and privacy. The guests all-suite visit begins with a conversation with a Spa Therapist in the treatment suite, to develop a curated treatment plan. The suite experience continues with a soothing signature tea and a pre-treatment experience (choice of: aromatherapy steam shower, dry body brushing or foot bath), followed by the curated treatment plan and ending with a post-treatment organic elixir.
An updated spa menu designed by Meadowood Grill Chef Victoria Acosta features a mouth watering selection of choices including: dried fruits from the Meadowood garden, juice elixirs such as carrot with ginger, lime and coriander and dishes inspired by the elements of nature, which mirror the Spa’s Treatment Menu: Vine, Earth, Air and Field. Culinary offerings include Heirloom Tomatoes with dandelion pesto, eggplant, couscous and cumin (Vine); Sweet Potato with Brussels sprouts, coconut and curry (Earth); Lemon Thyme with Mary’s Chicken, bok choy and brown rice (Air); Cress, Romaine & Kale with dungeness crab, meyer lemon and ginseng (Field).
Harvest Inn-St. Helena
Bought by famed chef and hotelier Charlie Palmer last May, this St. Helena Hotel and Spa is renowned for it’s elaborately beautiful gardens and grounds. With renovations to the 74 rooms in progress and a new restaurant, the Harvest Inn is on it’s way to becoming a destination location. Treatments at the spa are designed by legendary spa maestro Loma Alexander and include the Tip to Toe which features a full body massage, a hair treatment and a foot exfoliation and massage.
Owned by the former US Ambassador to Austria and Napa winery owner Kathryn Hall, Senza stands out from the crowd with its focus on art. Featuring a notable contemporary art collection and a sculpture garden, Senza also offers a full menu of services in their on-site spa with a special focus on wine inspired treatments like the “Gifts from the Vine” which includes a body buff, body butter wrap, massage and mini-facial. Eighteen of Senza’s suites include private outdoor spaces with vineyard views or other examples of wine country’s natural beauty.