It goes without saying that we love to experience new places and feast on inspired design from around the globe. However, sometimes there is a property that is so completely and totally Rue that we can not stop going back again and again. That is the case with Solage in Calistoga. Wine country is our go-to getaway for many reasons, mostly the warm nostalgia we feel when we cross the bridge and head north — we have celebrated Rue anniversaries, snuck away with our gal pals, had romantic interludes with our husbands (before and after they earned those monikers), and TWO stunning Rue weddings in that magical valley. It is no wonder we keep going back to make new memories there whenever we can! The inviting charm of a Solage sojourn makes it the optimal choice.

The 22 acre property has a minimalistic and rustic design, with clean white walls and elegantly simple landscaping. There’s a dreamy pool scene, and a truly amazing award winning spa with their signature “Mudslide” treatment and the geo thermal soaking pools. Then, there’s the not-to-be-missed Michelin award winning Solbar, with farm fresh delightfully inspired dishes and, not surprisingly, a perfectly appointed wine list. This spring and summer, they are even offering the opportunity to “Linger Longer” in their luxurious well-designed environment. We suggest kicking up the romance by selecting a cottage style studio room complete with fireplace, outdoor patio, or even a private Jacuzzi under the stars.

Clearly, we welcome any excuse to sneak away to Solage and the third annual Calistoga Food and Wine Festival this month has our bags packed and our stomachs growling. These days, the amazing food coming from the Valley is as enticing as the wine. Napa Valley has more Michelin stars per capita than anywhere in North America and more than any other wine region in the world. So for food lovers, this three-day epicurean adventure is not to be missed. Brandon Sharp, Solage’s Michelin star chef, joins forces with local and word class chefs as well as 30 Calistoga wineries to dazzle your senses April 22-24. We just want to know one thing – should we pack our own fork??