Tucked in the hillside of the Rothschild section of Napa sits one of the most extraordinary hotels. The philosophy behind Auberge du Soleil is three simple and glorious words… Pleasure is Healing.
From the moment you pull into the resort a feeling of serenity washes over you. Everything about Auberge du Soleil encourages you to relax and enjoy your surroundings. You won’t find any hotel hallways. The whole hotel embraces the outdoor ambience of the Napa Valley hillside.
All 50 rooms on property have french doors that open to your own private courtyard and view. Each room has everything you could need including a yoga mat in case you forget yours. Yes, I used it right in front of our french doors. It was the most relaxing workout I have ever done. Each room is completely private and intimate.
My biggest regret is that I didn’t get to visit the spa.
Auberge du Soleil perfected the art of balancing wellness with luxurious indulgence when it opened Auberge Spa, a retreat modeled after a centuries-old monastery that continues to be one of the most acclaimed spas in the country. That was later followed by a transformation of the swimming pool into La Plage, a sexy, laid-back outdoor pool and living room, where hotel guests can spend lazy hours lounging poolside on oversized chaises or underneath gauze-draped canopies on day beds for two.
How is it that I didn’t make time to indulge at the spa? This means I must go back.
Living here in Southern California we tend to embrace a relaxed lifestyle. While everyone loves a visit to an extravagant hotel now and then, sometimes they can just feel a bit stuffy. Auberge du Soleil is ahead of the pack with it’s laid-back luxury vibe. While we knew that we were staying at one of the finest hotels it never felt overly formal. It was effortless to enjoy this tranquil and breathtaking hotel. I truly can not wait to visit again.