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California | Auberge du Soleil


WHY: Weekend getaway 
WHEN: March 2015 
WHO: Me and my wife, Michelle

A very romantic and secluded retreat tucked away on the hillside of Rutherford with incredible views and award-winning food.


TYPE: French-style wine country hideaway.

ROOMS: Designed by San Francisco-based designer Suzanne Tucker, all rooms and suites have sweeping views of the Napa Valley. The entry-level maison rooms start at 520 square feet and go up to 1800 square feet for their private mansions. The rooms and suites are decorated in a Mediterranean theme with light colors of yellow and orange with French doors opening onto private terraces overlooking the Napa Valley. All categories offer the latest in-house technology and amenities.

POOL/GYM: The Auberge pool and cabana area, La Plage, is the perfect spot to relax after a day of wine tasting or if you just want to enjoy the California sun. Hotel guests can enjoy a number of pool side amenities which include WiFi, cocktails and lounge food from their renowned restaurant. The hotel offers an indoor and outdoor fitness center located opposite the pool. It has all the requisite weightlifting, cardio, and exercise equipment, and personal training is available upon request.

RESTAURANT: The award-winning restaurant is headed by Executive Chef Robert Curry who uses local and seasonal ingredients in the menus with a touch of Mediterranean flavor. Wine Director Kris Margerum’s wine list, the largest and most extensive in the Valley, showcases the perfect food and wine pairing with local wines. Dining on the terrace for lunch or dinner is a must for any visitor to the Napa Valley

VIBE: Sophisticated, yet relaxed, French.

BAR: Located opposite The Restaurant is the Bistro and Bar. serving light dishes using local ingredients. Guests can either sit inside by the fireplace or sit outside on the wrap around terrace and enjoy the view. A sunset cocktail on the terrace is a must for any visitor to the Napa Valley, and the bar also serves 40 different wines by the glass.

SPA: The large Auberge Spa overlooks the Napa Valley and uses natural and local ingredients. Guests can arrive early before their treatment and enjoy the hotel's water ritual, which includes a soak in each of their three temperate springs overlooking the Napa Valley vineyards and Auberge’s olive grove. The Melisse Suite, which features a fireplace, private outdoor garden and hot spring is the perfect venue for those romantic couples or for four friends. Guests can also relax in total privacy and enjoy the wonderful view of the Napa valley through their floor to ceiling windows. After enjoying side-by-side spa treatments, they can soak and relax in a heated private pool with a glass of champagne.

WIFI: Complimentary throughout.

KIDS: Children are not allowed at Auberge du Soleil.

LOCATION: The hotel is located on a hilltop in Rutherford in the heart of the Napa Valley minutes away from many award winning wineries and the towns of Yountville and St Helena. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is approximately 90 minutes away.




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The Auberge du Soleil is the perfect property for a romantic Napa Valley getaway. Located in the heart of the valley, and only minutes away from top vineyards and restaurants, there's truly no better base for exploring all that Napa has to offer.