The Spa at MacArthur, the Pool, and the Fitness Center are currently undergoing a rejuvenation and the Pool and Fitness Center will remain closed until September 29th. The Spa will continue to provide an array of facial and massage treatments. All three of our culinary experiences, Layla, a Mediterranean-meets-Sonoma inspired restaurant — the cocktail-forward Bar at MacArthur and The Porch coffee shop will continue to provide seasonal dining with farm-fresh ingredients. Learn more about the final phase of our transformation here.
Where to Have a Romantic Retreat This Valentine’s Day

Chefs Cottage Fire Pit

It’s time to plan a special trip to celebrate Valentine’s Day together, even if this year’s destination is just a few hours away.

Travel may have changed in 2020, but getting away together is still a great way to celebrate the holiday and experience the intimacy of exploring a new locale or returning to a favorite destination. You don’t have to travel far to enjoy the benefits of a trip together, and the fun starts with the planning.

We’ve taken a look around the U.S. from east to west and north to south to come up with ideas that will offer romance and a change of pace for couples with tastes ranging from warm weather relaxation to wintery excitement. Big cities, small towns, wine country, and destination resorts are all options for a Valentine’s Day trip.

Sonoma County, California

Wine lovers can’t miss with a trip to northern California’s wine country, for visits to tasting rooms, delicious dinners prepared with farm fresh local ingredients, and drives among rolling hills and picturesque vineyards. More than 400 wineries, 60 miles of coastline, and nearly 50 miles from north to south provide much to see and do. Wine might be at the top of the list, but Sonoma is also home to breweries and distilleries for a change of pace. Drive along the coast, bike through rows of grapevines, or stop at a farmers’ market for ripe fruit and locally made cheese. At the recently renovated MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa in the town of Sonoma, you can book the Chef’s Cottage with a cozy wood burning fireplace and private patio, firepit, and outdoor shower.

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