Wine Country - Day 3 - Solage

Calistoga greeted us with 100-degree weather which would have been much more tolerable if the AC hadn't broken in the car. Just a day in the life of an event planner! So you can imagine our excitement when we drove up to Solage, the beautiful 22 acre property rated the #11 resort in the "World's Best Awards 2009."

We were escorted to our private bungalow where we were thrilled to find these delicious miniature cupcakes and a personal note welcoming us to Solage.

The beds at Solage are an event coordinator's dream (no pun intended)! In all of my travels, I have never slept on a more comfortable bed.

Each room has an outdoor seating area, which is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee and the morning newspaper.

Explore the property or the city of Calistoga with these one-size-fits-all beach cruisers. For your convenience, two bikes are parked outside your room throughout your entire stay. Such a creative take on a complimentary room amenity. Second to the beds, it was my favorite "special touch" at Solage.

Bocce ball anyone? Built-in activities are always helpful when planning welcome receptions!

Solage offers beautiful indoor and outdoor event space. This is a photo of the outdoor patio that is connected to their "ballroom," which is a modern room with vaulted ceiling, cement floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Danielle and I were immediately brainstorming ways to use the enchanting space.

The full-service 20,000 square-foot spa features 14 treatment rooms. Spa Solage has put an interesting twist on the typical mud bath, with individual pails that allow you to customize your treatment. Upon arrival to the Mud Bar, you will be asked to choose from one of the four aromatherapy scents added to your personal pail of mud.

As a part-time fitness instructor, I am always appreciative when a resort has a well equipped fitness center. I was very impressed by the workout facility at Solage. If you prefer burning calories in a group setting, Solage also offers complimentary classes such as yoga, 6-pack abs, spinning, and even a pilates reformer class.

Our favorites: the oh-so-comfortable beds, beach cruisers, workout facilities, spacious rooms, and efforts to be a green resort.

We wished: that the resort was more conveniently situated in or closer to a city that offered airport access.