The Gaige House + Ryokan infuses Japanese flair with your California Wine Country vacation for a spiritual getaway. Nestled in the charming village of Glen Ellen, the inn captivates guests with its quiet setting beside the Calabazas Creek. Meditative areas promote a calming environment for guests to release anxiety and unwind in the fertile Sonoma Valley.

From the moment guests step foot inside their private Zen suite, elegant Asian-style décor brightens the room. A complimentary bottle of sake and mochi ice cream is a flavorful treat inside the meditative space. Slip on your Japanese geta slippers and yukata robe to balance yourself in your personal zen garden. Suites include Japanese soaking tubs, gorgeous fireplaces, and larger rooms feature private patios overlooking the Calabazas Creek.

The staff whips up their signature Wine & Cheese Mini-Picnic to pique your taste buds for the pairings around Sonoma Valley. Homemade cookies are a delightful touch for those with a sweet tooth, and you can awaken the next morning with breakfast in bed. Moments from your wine country retreat, Michelin-starred restaurants serve culinary delights and celebrated vineyards produce exquisite vintages.

Japanese Hospitality

California Wine Country travelers have long found serenity in the comforts of the Gaige House + Ryokan. Accentuated by modern Asian décor, the retreat enhanced its Japanese influence by adding private Zen gardens and suites. Buddhist artwork adorns many of the guestrooms, and traditional Japanese amenities nurture a relaxed ambiance.

Much like Japanese culture, nature thrives on the grounds of the Gaige House + Ryokan. Guests experience the sensual Japanese art form of Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing) and reconnect with nature like never before. Standing in the tranquility of the forest has shown to enhance mood and relieve stress during each session. The forests around the Gaige House + Ryokan create the ideal environment for Shinrin-Yoku, and guided trips introduce guests to this harmonious activity.

Zen Spaces around the property allow guests to find inner peace and build a spiritual relationship with nature. Ryokan-inspired suites feature private gardens that foster a calming environment for guests. The soothing sounds of Calabazas Creek create an enchanting auditory backdrop while lounging on the Moon Deck. Soak up sunlight from the spacious sun deck or lounge by its firepit once the sun fades below the hills of Sonoma Valley.

Sonoma Wine Country

The rustic Glen Ellen community sits in the wine lover’s paradise of Sonoma Valley. For centuries, wine enthusiasts rave about the region’s beautiful scenery, down-to-Earth atmosphere, and world-class wineries. Scenic trails present an abundance of recreational activities for visitors in between their delicious food & wine pairings. 

Visit the Kunde Family Estate to venture to the hilltops and marvel at the vineyards dotting the landscape. Tastings can take place on the outdoor patio or from the mountain, while adorable canines join guests on vineyard hikes. One of the valley’s newest wineries, Orpheus Wines combines crafted wines, fine arts, and sustainability to foster a passionate wine-loving community.

Combine your wine tastings with outdoor fun and join an adventurous tour with your wine in hand. Ace It Bike Tours lets you cycle the rolling hills and dramatic coastline of the Sonoma Valley while making stops in between to quench your thirst. Active Wine Adventures takes you on picturesque hiking trails and leads the way to renowned wineries for delectable food and wine pairings. For a bird’s eye view over California Wine Country, Napa Valley Balloons provides spectacular views of the landscape at sunrise.

Revitalizing Spa Treatments

The Gaige House + Ryokan rejuvenates you in mind, body, and spirit with its customizable spa treatments to fit your every need. Highly-trained therapists take tremendous pride in helping you find inner peace and relaxation during your stay. Whether you need some alone time or crave a couples’ spa day, the staff works diligently to find the treatment right for you.

Ease your aching muscles with a 60-minute or 90-minute Swedish massage and work out all the kinks. To add a little heat, try a hot stone massage and melt tension away from your body’s trigger points. After your treatment, take a dip in the pool for added comfort for your tired muscles.

Enjoy the great outdoors by participating in a variety of yoga classes such as Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Power Yoga. If you have difficulty resting your mind, try a one-hour meditation class to release all stress clouding your thoughts. For true nature lovers, join a seasoned guide for an enlightening forest bathing session.

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