My first wine trip to California was to say the least spectacular! Mostly in part to staying at the Kenwood Inn and Spa in Sonoma California. At first sight the appearance of the buildings look to be right out of an Italian town. However, I soon realized the Inn was built in 1989. The grounds also match the Mediterranean theme with bougainvillea vines, arch walkways, fountains and statues.
Our suite at the Kenwood Inn and Spa
Oh I can’t say enough about our suite! The feeling you get from each room with it’s own entry way is that you are walking into an Italian villa. We found the suite to be decorated beautifully. Large bathroom with all the accessories needed. We were there in February, the temperature was perfect during the day however a little chilly at night. The fireplace with it’s two comfortable chairs were very much appreciated and cozy. We loved sitting in front of the fireplaces, being from Florida we do not use our’s too often.
Music softly plays from a Bose speaker with a soothing romantic playlist. Your room fills with the sounds from Norah Jones and Etta James. Uniquely, there are no televisions and you wouldn’t want one, it would just ruin the mood! Of course, I downloaded the exact songs they had on the playlist to my phone too! In fact, I’m listening to them as I write this post 🙂
Meals at the Kenwood Inn and Spa were absolutely delicious. There was nothing missing on the beautiful breakfast buffet display which was included in our hotel stay. Our dinners were especially my favorite, enjoyed in front of individual fireplaces. Amazingly, every dish served was perfected by an older gentleman who was the chef at the time.
To add to your relaxation there is their wonderful spa. Kevin and I enjoyed a couples massage! It was so unique- the room was like a tent up on a roof. The pool and sauna were just steps from our little villa, lounge chairs with cozy towels in a courtyard setting. We of course enjoyed wine and cheese poolside.
If you are visiting Sonoma or the Napa Valley region I highly recommend the Kenwood Inn and Spa. It was hard to leave the hotel and visit wineries for me, we loved the ambience of the Kenwood Inn and Spa and shall return one day!
Here is a short video of our stay at the Kenwood Inn and Suites.
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