From the outside of the property, off highway 12 in gorgeous Sonoma Valley you think, Kenwood Inn and Spa is a lovely resort. But, step beyond the lobby and you’ll find yourself transported into the Mediterranean and lovely just isn’t strong enough word to describe the atmosphere. Though I’ve never been to Italy, the old world charm I felt definitely explains why they are consistently recognized by Conde Nast Traveler, offering luxurious accommodations, exqusite cuisine, and allowing your body and soul a pure relaxing experience.
I was delighted to learn that the resort is adults-only, as my husband I were looking forward to a romantic getaway (we recently celebrated 17 wedded years). Our tour of Kenwood Inn and Spa excited us both and we were in awe of such beauty, hopefully the photos of our stay will excite you to book a stay.
With 25 guestrooms and 4 suites, the courtyards are full of flowers and vines, with special touches like the bucket chains that collects and trickles rain water gave us inspiration. The gardens that are planted exclusively for the guests-only restaurant are lovely and you appreciate the resorts’ farm-t0-table approach.
Chef Steven Snook offers an Italian inspired menu at Kenwood Inn and Spa, bringing his expertise from London and New York. Enjoy a meal with fare from the best local farms indoors near the fireplace or in the courtyard, even poolside meal service is available. We enjoyed a appetizer together of Pizza e Focaccia, I ordered Bruschetta that included arugula from the garden, and my husband ordered the Pappardelle. The flavors lingered, the spice in the sausage just right, the food was fresh, each bite better than the rest. Breakfast is served in the same indoor/outdoor courtyard as dinner with juices, mimosas, house made granola, yogurt, baked pastries, and artisan coffee. Many savory entrees are also available, you will savor each bite!
The absence of extra noise is a gift to parents, also appreciated when we enjoyed the pools and hot tub, open 24 hours a day. The lovely waters were saline which makes your skin feel so silky, look at this gorgeous pool.
The heat and power of the waterfalls provide a massage on weary shoulders along with the soothing sounds. Sensation and sounds put you in the right mood, after a day of amazing food and wine, I can’t see a better way to wind down. We pool hopped during the evening and then spent some time in the hot tub, bathing suits optional for some guests late in the evening.
Though the property is so lush and beautiful, the 29 villa-style rooms will entice you to never leave, they exude romance! Ever so soft feather beds, fireplaces, soft music playing upon arrival, large tubs and marble showers complete with candles. Our Bellissime Stanze, or Beautiful Room had special unique touches that you’ll love, mostly the views of sunrise from the windows or the sweeping hillside with vineyards as far as the eye can see.Open House
Kenwood Inn and Spa hosts an annual Open House that offers the best of the property along with tempting your palate with Chef Snook’s hors d’oeuvres, Patisserie Angelica provided delectable desserts, meats and breads, and lovely red and white wines from HKG Estate Wines andVineyards. Mini spa treatments and a 3-piece band treated your soul, all poolside and amid beautiful landscape.
Kenwood Inn and Spa is memorable and beautiful and will leave you yearning for more time in wine country. Look into additional summer activities on property like their Garden to Glass events which are fun as well as educational. It’s a spot I want to come back to to celebrate a special occasion as we did for our anniversary, you’ll find yourself falling in love all over again!
Our stay was part of a media event, our stay was hosted, opinions and gratuities were our own.