Today’s technology allows us to be able to enter just about any world we desire with a few clicks on a device. Granted, it’s virtual and if you’re really good, you can create it in 3-D.
The astute traveler, however, can achieve this in reality at the Kenwood Inn & Spa, located in the gently rolling hills of Sonoma Wine Country’s fabled Valley of the Moon. The region’s name alone is a Siren song. But be forewarned – just as the mythical sailors succumbed, venturing too close to this beautiful retreat invites surrender.
A Mediterranean-style delight recently renovated to perfection, the Inn sits on almost three sprawling and peaceful acres. Somehow it feels larger. Perhaps it’s the proximity of the fragrant orchards and ancient oaks. Or the courtyards you can retreat to after a stroll through the vineyards.
But then, isn’t that the point of luxury? To escape? To be transformed and renewed? Consider your dreams alive and well.
There’s a phrase that many of us associate with the questionable behavior of children. Tired of a child’s insolence, parents seeking a much-needed attitude adjustment will send the minion to their room (device-less!) or make them do chores. It’s called ‘time out’.
At the Kenwood Inn & Spa we still use the moniker but not for any infraction. Once on the grounds of this lovely sanctuary, one quickly concludes that ‘time out’ never looked so good. And the end result is oh-so different. Unlike the child’s pout of penance, the discerning guest at Kenwood will want to return as soon as possible.
A masterpiece of contemporary elegance whose amenities know no bounds, each room is exquisitely appointed. And yet there is a simplistic quality that engenders complete surrender.
Perhaps it’s the spacious rooms with their double-door access to the balcony. Or that breeze you hadn’t noticed that slips into the room like an old friend. Maybe the way you suddenly feel the urge to stretch out for a mid-day nap as you revel in the river of aroma flowing from the orchards.
Your day, your dream, your choice.
After a peaceful night’s rest, awake refreshed and ready to tuck into a complimentary breakfast fit for royalty. All baked goods are just minutes old. Cheeses, fruit, and juices are presented at the peak of their flavor and freshness.
Various renditions of pancakes, egg dishes, French toast, and quiche are sure to fill that morning hollow spot. On the lighter side, a choice of delectable house-made muffins and scones will have you talking to yourself as you compliment the chef between bites.
So whether you desire something light and wholesome or a more robust entrée leaving you fully sated, either way you’re fueled and ready for the day’s adventures. Or you can return to your room to sleep it off. You may need the whole day!
And just when you thought only the breakfast menu was replete with awesome options! The Spa invites you to restore the inner tranquility you may not even realize you’ve lost.
Check out the myriad choices of therapies that range from exquisite aroma-therapeutic treatments to holistic remedies. Immersing yourself in a soul-enhancing session at the hands of one of the world-class masseuses will have you wondering how you’ve survived without them.
Indulge in a morning facial sure to leave you glowing all day. Or complete your day’s arduous checklist of chores (wake up, relax, repeat) early, then drop by for an afternoon ‘tune-up’. And dare your blood pressure not to take a double-digit drop!
Up for taking in some of that California sunshine? Stroll out to the pool and surrender to one of the comfy chaises. Or get your cabana on and go top shelf for a poolside massage while you stock up on your Vitamin D.
After all that R&R, get out and about with a jaunt to Santa Rosa, just a short drive away. You’ll find everything you need for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Of course, being Sonoma, there are numerous wineries and vineyards to explore to make sure that the latest harvest is as delicious as you’d hoped.
There are also several state parks nearby where you can stretch your legs for a different type of stimulation. And don’t miss the park named after renowned writer Jack London. There is plenty of room on the trails for a hike and some solitude.
For those with historical leanings, check out the ruins of the home the author and his wife were weeks from moving into before it was destroyed in a fire in 1913. The stone masonry still stands today after being reinforced for preservation purposes.
Surrounded by arguably some of the most fertile vineyards in the country, the Kenwood Inn & Spa is a smorgasbord of delights. With a visually captivating exterior featuring Old World appeal and ivy-decked walls, its seductive charm only hints at the delights that await within.
You’ve resisted long enough. Whether it’s on the screen or in your mind, surrender to the Siren call that promises everything you know you deserve.
Come. Feed your dreams. And let reality restore you.
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