A next-generation wine country resort for eco-conscious travelers.
To put it mildly, the 22-acre Solage Calistoga offers a fresh take on they typical wine country resort. It boasts the usual: a luxurious spa, gourmet restaurant and expansive pool. But it has the the unusual, as well: a commitment to ecological practices, Pilates and yoga classes and free cruiser bikes for guests to use at their leisure. All 89 guest rooms and suites are individual, loft-like cabins that boast semi-private patios, polished cement floors, pebbly-surfaced showers and high-tech gadgets such as iPod docking stations and flat screen TVs. Spa Solage features volcanic mud treatments, as well as facials and products from Kate Somerville, one of Hollywood's favorite skin care gurus. Foodies will be glad to hear that on-site SolBar restaurant serves some of the best fare in the area. Families are welcomed here, as there's a kids' pool; pets are pampered, too, with special doggie beds and treats. Our favorite touch, though, is the cruiser bikes. Guests are free to cycle wherever they like --- into downtown Calistoga, perhaps, or along the Silverado Trail for some pedal-powered wine tasting. Wine country touring has never has been so healthy.