Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Weekend Getaway to the Sonoma Valley

The Fairmont in Sonoma Valley
Now we don’t usually cross the country for a weekend getaway but our frequent flier miles had piled up and we got a free flight and stay at one of California’s most “Illustrious Inn and Spa.” So we decided to pack our bags and plan a date because we really couldn’t pass up such a good opportunity. The flight out to California was nice and since pretty much everything was paid for all we had to do was find transportation. We planned in advance and rented a Nissan Versa from Enterprise with a deal for a weekend special that saved us ten bucks a day. We found the deal on the home page for Rentalcarmomma.com of course, same place we always go for our rental cars.

The rooms at the Fairmont in Sonoma Valley were incredible; every one of them had a great overlooking view of the pool. Even the resort was shaped like a valley, with the pool in the center as the terrain slowly went downwards. Suffice to say that the Fairmont gave me a new definition of luxury; if I ever find the time to come back I would love to return to Sonoma Valley.

As for the entertainment there are a lot of sophisticated restaurants and activities in the area. They have the Sonoma National gold club in the area, so if you are into golfing these greens have mountain back drops and everything. If you are looking for something even more relaxing the first thing you will notice is that the Inn and Spa is surrounded by vineyards in every direction… which means there are a wide variety of wineries in the area. We visited two, but the lady at the front desk said there are over forty within driving distance.

The summer son in California was beating down most of the time, so we spent quite a bit of time indoors and down at the pool. But the area is just filled with some great places you can visit, so if you go be sure to share with the rest of us about the other things I missed out on while I was there. It was a really great place; I want to go back for a longer period of time.

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