Home Travel 3 Bay Area “Staycations” to Reboot Your Well-Being This Winter

There’s no time like now to recharge our batteries. These Bay Area resorts will boost your well-being this winter and for seasons to come.

In the blink of an eye, the holiday season has come and gone. We’ve retired our party dresses to the backs of our closets, and the holiday music is no longer emanating from every store. After the hectic pace of his time of year, it’s time to start thinking about how — and where — to recharge our batteries. We know you’ll want to relax and refresh at any one of these three Bay Area “winter staycations.”

La Toque at the Westin Verasa

La Toque at the Westin Verasa

Westin Verasa Napa

The Westin Verasa Napa is perfect for those of us who are passionate about maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Located on the bank of the Napa River, the Westin offers a fully equipped fitness center, in-room single, couples or group massages, and a brand new Yoga Concierge Service, offering free group lessons or private lessons for an additional fee, as well as a convenient rental service for yoga attire and equipment. As General Manager Don Shindle aptly puts it, “We want guests to feel better when they leave than when they arrive.” When dinner time calls, indulge your taste buds at the Westin’s Michelin-starred La Toque restaurant, or discover downtown Napa’s exquisite dining district, hop on the Napa Valley Wine Train or peruse the shops at Oxbow Public Market – all within walking distance of the hotel.  [Images courtesy of the Images courtesy of The Westin Verasa]

Winter at the WESTIN VERASA

Winter at the WESTIN VERASA

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Whether you seek the ultimate skier’s getaway or a luxurious couple’s retreat, you won’t need to look any further than The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. This mid-mountain escape features ski-in ski-out access, a 17,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, and a romantic inner-mountain gondola ride for you and your sweetie.  After you enjoy a myriad of winter activities arranged by the concierge services, get ready for a truly unique dining experience featuring seasonal, locally sourced cuisine at Manzanita restaurant. If you wish to nosh on more casual cuisine, you’ll find barbecue, locally sourced coffee and freshly made juices and smoothies at The Backyard Bar & BBQ. [Images Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe]

Winter luxury awaits at the RITZ-CARLTON LAKE TAHOE 3

Winter luxury awaits at the RITZ-CARLTON LAKE TAHOE

Claremont Club & Spa, a Fairmont Hotel 

Nestled in the picturesque Berkeley Hills, the historic Claremont hotel still looks every bit like the castle it originally was before it opened as a hotel in 1915. With a full-service fitness facility and spa, tennis courts and three outdoor pools with poolside café service, the Claremont is ideal for singles, couples and families alike. The facility at The Club is a dream for the fitness enthusiast, offering a multipurpose aerobic gym, a spin studio, over 60 varieties of group training classes or private sessions with a trainer. Treat yourself at The Spa with an array of beauty, body and massage treatments. At the end of a relaxing day, take in the view of the Bay from Meritage restaurant, which utilizes a farm-to-table concept with seasonal, local ingredients and live music each night.  [Image Courtesy of claremontresort.com]

Winter luxury resort at the Clairmont Spa