Karyn Wofford is a freelance writer in the fields of travel, eco-tourism, and wellness. She’s an avid traveler and Georgia native. She grew up with a passion for travel, exploring everything from the mountains to the ocean, and continues to find new and unique things to do in the places she travels.
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Within California’s spectacular Wine Country areas such as Napa Valley and Sonoma, there’s a type of luxurious magic that beckons to be experienced. From tasting valley-grown varietals to diving deep into the epicurean scene, a visit to this particular part of California is a vacation for the senses. Airbnbs can provide highly saturating experiences, from crazy high-end accommodations to simplistic farm stays. Local hosts can provide an experience of a lifetime with their immense knowledge. Out of all the incredible selections out there, these are the dreamiest Airbnbs in California’s Wine Country.
In the Alexander Valley of Sonoma Wine Country lies a whimsical oasis retreat, with cob huts, a lodge, and commons grounds with a pool and other amenities. Looking like something out of Whoville, this precious tiny cottage couldn’t be more appropriately named, as its tan structure is accented with colorful stained glass windows, an arched wooden door, and swirling tree designs. Inside, a bed consumes most of the space, and up the ladder, there is a loft with additional sleeping spots.
This farmhouse seems as if it were designed to meld seamlessly into the outdoor surroundings—doors open widely to incorporate the dining and living space with the Sonoma air. Straight forward, simple, yet totally lavish, you’ll feel like a king, or queen, lounging in this space for a few days. The outdoor area is a fitting touch. Can’t you just see a group of your best gals gathering for a weekend trip here?
Swallowtail Studios houses many unique properties, including this antique Indonesian teakwood cottage, which is a cool piece of history in Petaluma. Once a glass blowing studio, now a cozy room with period fixtures and a snuggly bed, it’s the perfect romantic getaway. No worries, a bathroom is just a hop across the deck, and there’s a private hot tub as well. How cool is it that something so old and priceless could be experienced to this level?
It doesn’t get cozier than this Penngrove milk house, situated in stretching pastures that overlook vineyards and the valley. Inside the studio cottage are all the creature comforts, superior linens, and generally loving touches. Enjoy watching cows graze the fields, immerse further by learning how to milk them, or bottle feed precious calves. The hosts here go above and beyond to provide their local knowledge to give guests the best Wine Country experience, with a little farm living on the side. Enjoy delicious breakfasts and an overall out-of-the-box stay in the magical area.
Breathtakingly scenic doesn’t even begin to describe the views from the terrace of this picture-perfect apartment, with lots of windows for catching the morning sunrise from bed. Being on a working dairy farm, you know the provided breakfasts are going to be special. Actually, the trays of berry yogurt parfaits, lattes with little cream hearts on top, and delicious pastries are completely Insta-worthy. Be sure to immerse yourself into the farm, totally disconnecting from the bustle of life. Interact with cows, browse the stunning gardens, and of course, enjoy plenty of wine.
Sunsets don’t get more romantic than from two simple chairs by this adorable Airstream. Overlooking sweeping vineyards, the setting is both stunning and appropriate. You could also enjoy a glass of wine while in the hot tub.
Ideal for a couple’s retreat, this cottage has a rustic, yet refined overall feel. Relax within the lovely interiors of the space, or venture outside to the sunshine-drenched deck. Watch the sunset, while drifting into a peaceful state on the hammock. Located near downtown St. Helena, guests will be close to incredible restaurants.
Staying in cottages and bungalows is fantastic, but when staying at this resort, you get a lot of details and experiences at the same time. In addition to a “wine cave“, guests will be near fitting attractions such as the Napa Valley Wine Train. It’s exactly what you think it is – – a scenic ride on a historic train, with food and signature wine of course. The space is a hotel room-style studio.
Completely private for guests, the studio terrace has accommodating interior spaces. However, it’s really all about the outdoor space, with an expansive deck, and jacuzzi with seriously awesome views. The host goes the extra mile to add those little extras, such as sparkling water, and a welcome snack basket. Many popular restaurants and bars are within biking distance.
California wine country is also home to some cabins as well! So if you were hoping for a rustic getaway, then here you go! The host has thought of everything, from providing picnic supplies to hiking suggestions, for example, to nearby hot springs. Overall, the interior is decorated in a cute and comfortable way, and a hot tub adds that extra touch of “vacation”.