With so many world-class resorts, spas, wineries and farm-to-table restaurants, the Russian River is the perfect place to unwind and recharge. Looking for a weekend getaway or a week-long vacation? The region has just the right mix of things to do for a relaxing getaway! Here are a few suggestions so you can pamper yourself and return home feeling rested and rejuvenated.
A visit to the Osmosis Day Spa & Sanctuary is a must for their famous Cedar Enzyme Bath. Feel all of your worries wash away as you slip into a luxurious wooden tub filled with finely-ground cedar and rice bran. The woodsy aroma will elevate your senses and the therapeutic effect of the enzymes is certain to bring you into a new state of calm.
Take a slow, mindful walk around the beautifully-manicured and sculpted Zen meditation garden and sip a cup of soothing herbal tea made from 25 different plants. Osmosis not only has a full menu of spa treatments they are also part of the Green Spa Network, working to regenerate the planet through tree planting. It’ll be a day you won’t forget!
After a rejuvenating experience as Osmosis, sink into luxury at the eco-conscious Applewood Inn & Spa located in the Sonoma Wine Country nestled among the tall, majestic Redwoods. The quaint, upscale bed and breakfast offers a number of cozy and well-appointed rooms in a historical Mission Revival historical building dating from 1922.
There are also Tuscan-style suites available, each with a private deck, jacuzzi tub, and fireplace. Celebrate yourself with their signature Swedish massage, a facial and aromatherapy. Another nice treat is Applewood’s legendary breakfast, featuring Grand Mariner French toast and homemade granola.
Or further down the Russian River is The West Sonoma Inn and Spa, with suites offering spectacular vineyard views or cabins surrounded by the Redwoods or along the creek. Enjoy a relaxing stay in romantic rooms with a roaring fire, evening wine tastings, and a range of spa services. A perfect get-away!
Take in the beauty that is unique to the Russian River Valley with forest bathing in Armstrong Redwoods State Nature Preserve or hiking one of the many trails at Austin Creek State Recreation Area in Guerneville.
Relax and rejuvenate this fall along the Russian River!