I always have a look of joy on my face when I think of the most beautiful vineyards in the world. Luckily, some of the top wines come from California.
You’ve probably heard that the Napa Valley and Sonoma County have wine tasting events that are second to none and that is just one of the many things that makes this region so special.
In fact there is so much to see and do in Northern California that I recommend spending at least a week exploring it all.
You’ll want to spend at least two nights in Napa Valley. If you have time, make the most of every moment there by staying in one of these cool Airbnbs.
Modern and Luxe Studio
This tiny house has a lot of luxury touches for its size. The lush gardens and vaulted ceilings feel like they are plenty big, even though the home is only 400 square feet.
Enticing Craftsman-Style Bungalow
In the heart of Calistoga you will find a house that can fit up to four people. The house is beautifully and thoughtfully designed.
Sophisticated + Minimalistic Studio
This is a dreamy studio with two bedrooms, located in the Sonoma Square. This is a perfect place for you to soak in the bathtub after exploring the city, or for you and your friend to talk about what you learned.
Make sure you check out my Weekend Getaway Guide to Napa Valley.
Private Bedroom on Secluded Vineyard
A modern farmhouse with a bathroom and excellent wine? Check and check.
When I say that the Rhino Room is not your average room, I mean that it has a lot of fun things in it!
Airstream Behind a Main Street Farmhouse
What about a 31 foot Airstream for two? This retro treasure is parked on the site of an urban farmhouse where you can wake up to fresh eggs from the resident chickens after a night of glamping.
Downtown Victorian Farmhouse
This charming two-bedroom is a perfect oasis for a family vacation. It features award-winning dinner and an array of entertainment options, such as movies and bowling.
Stunning Pool Property
It will only take minutes to get to downtown Sonoma. This five-bedroom home can house up to 11 guests in style. It is situated in an area of olive trees where one would not find a better place for the entire crew.
Take a drive through the gorgeous farmhouse oasis that is also home to an outdoor pool and sauna.
This green luxury space can hold up to four guests. With all the boutique hotel touches, you’re never going to want to leave this comfy eco-friendly space.
Enchanting Cottage with a Hot Tub and Patio
This three-bedroom house in Monte Rio is the perfect escape. If you have ever dreamed of owning your own Sonoma County country home, buy this one.
Main Street Farmhouse
In the heart of Napa, this three-bedroom farmhouse is Americana at its very best. Play the piano in the house, drink wine in the backyard, and enjoy the beauty of a peaceful break. Here are some things I found interesting in these passages: The first one is about my second grader’s favorite subject: music. We have a piano in our living room where he practices his hand coordination when he wants to sound cool, or when he wants
The Napa Castle
Live it up like royals for a long weekend. This one-of-a-kind castle will be your one stop for everything you want to do.
Airy Treetop-Level Loft
With skylights, living room views, and little antique touches throughout this spacious loft is perfect for two people to explore Sonoma.
Zen House on 15 Acres
This retreat has six rooms. If you’re staying here, be sure to ask the host for insider tips on the best hiking routes from the house!
A Sophisticated Wine Country Cottage
This two-bedroom, two-bathroom home is located in the center of Sonoma, near two of the oldest wineries in California.
I especially like this space because it has two separate buildings that allow you to spread out a bit, then meet in the middle at the firepit for long evenings under the stars.
Cozy Studio Near Wineries
Traveling with your best friend or that special someone and want a cozy little base for exploring? A cork can make a great little cottage from which to explore the wine country.
Old Town Cottage
This two-bed two-bath vintage cottage is located six blocks from the historic downtown region and will make you feel right at home.
Cabin El Limon at Westerbeke Ranch
The most charming little cabin in the forest is set on 12.5 acres of lush hillside. The boutique hotel is set on twelve and a half acres of forest. Explore the labyrinth, swim in the pool or just relax by yourself.
Spectacular Stone Spa with Views
Bring seven of your closest friends with you. When you tour the unique art antiques and craftsmanship of this one-of-a-kind home, it will earn it a spot on your “we’ve got to do this again next year” list!
Stylish Victorian with Private Yard
This four-bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home is ideal for resting up before enjoying the flavors of Napa Valley and Sonoma County.
Or explore Six Flags nearby, which has kid-friendly amenities. Or if you’re looking for a family trip, ride the rollercoaster or enjoy other family fun at Six Flags.
The farmhouse has an award-winning casita on a vineyard.
The farmhouse can accommodate up to six guests. Pick fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden then throw a dinner party in your own gourmet kitchen.
Luxe Villa in Calistoga
Teach yourself and your crew this stunning villa on eight-and-a half-acre grounds. This place has all of the bells and whistles that you might expect from a luxury resort.
How about a long weekend of hiking, wine tasting, and world-class restaurants? This cute bungalow was made for quiet retreats for two.