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Unwinding at the Spa at Napa River Inn

When heading out to Napa, California, usually the first thing on almost everyone’s mind is wine. Although for many that is a great way to unwind, heading to the spa is an awesome way to do so as well! So after a long flight and then a drive, it seemed only fitting that one of my first activities in Napa was to get a massage. So my friend and I headed over to the Spa at Napa River Inn.

Making an appointment is fairly easy. It can be done directly on their website, over the phone, and I have heard people spontaneously walked in. The Spa is actually apart of the Napa River Inn Hotel, but it is in a separate building. We walked into the hotel and the front desk told us it was out the door and across the street. The doorway was surrounded by beautiful flowers and gave me the feeling that I was about to step into serenity.

Historic Napa Mill ©2017 HollyDayz

Due to running into some traffic and then going into the hotel first we were a bit late for our appointment. None the less when we walked in everyone was extremely friendly and ready to answer any questions we may have had. We were offered a choice of water or tea and as hot as it was, water was fitting. There is a list of teas if that is something you would prefer.

Part of the front end of the spa ©2017 HollyDayz
Water ©2017 HollyDayz

The Spa at Napa River Inn isn’t a huge place, it is actually small, peaceful, and quaint. I loved it. There isn’t any whirlpools, or couches by a fireplace, if that is what you’re looking for. Their focus is on their massages, facials, and body treatments customizing it to each individual person. No one will get a robotic massage, but one that is specifically tailored.

There is a wall of products that they not only use, but also sell. They had 4 different body butters to try that they would be using during the massages. Vanilla, Green Tea, Passion Fruit, And Rose Petals were the body butter scents we had to choose from. They all smelled good, but my friend and I both ended up choosing Passion Fruit. These products have been made with grape seeds, which is fitting being in Napa. The products aren’t from other vendors, but from the manager herself, who was pretty amazing to talk to.

Amazing products ©2017 HollyDayz

We both choose a 60 minute therapeutic massage. I opted for Swedish, while my friend went for a Deep Tissue. Neither one of us are strangers to massages, especially my friend who goes a few times a month to get one. My massage therapist was Luke. He was very nice and immediately asked if there were any problem areas, what area were most important to focus on, and more. He really wanted to make sure I was comfortable and had a great session.

During the session he asked if I wanted to get oil in my hair. I told him no and he made sure to wrap it so that wouldn’t happen. The room was nicely dim and music was playing, but I also heard what sounded like waves crashing. Relaxation at its finest. Luke would check in periodically to make sure the pressure was to my liking.

The Passion Fruit body butter I choose smelled and felt amazing on my skin. My upper back and arm had been killing me and I can say when it was all over I had no pain whatsoever. Luke offered a face massage, which I happily took. Face massages are soothing and give that ‘ahhhh’ feeling. He also asked if I wanted an abdominal massage, which I have never had, but I opted not to get and instead focus on the areas that were most important. I highly recommend Luke when visiting.

Aftermath of an amazing massage ©2017 HollyDayz

My friend had Katy. He said she was really good and that the two of them had a great conversation. She too asked him about his problematic areas which she tended to. Although he had a different tailored experience he enjoyed it and said she did an excellent job. He came out of the room looking like he was ready for the best nap he ever had! He was completely relaxed, and I honestly think he may have dozed off at some point in the room.

The Spa at Napa River Inn is very clean and comfortable. The bathroom is huge and has q-tips, combs, cotton balls, and more. I know I looked like I had just woken up from the best sleep in life and ready for more when I was done so I fixed my hair up. When I stepped out Luke was there with water as was Katy. It is such a nice place with a remarkable staff.

Some amenities in the bathroom ©2017 HollyDayz

Massages are great for your wellness, releasing stress, moving out toxins, and much more. I have heard they have some amazing facials too and I would go back to try one out as well. The Spa also offers hot oil treatments, tea bag eye compress, foot therapy, energy healing, exfoliation, wraps, waxes, and more. All in all one could spend the entire day there.

I came out feeling like a million bucks just off the massage so I can only imagine the other services they provide. My skin looked and felt so smooth and bright. I should have purchased the Passion Fruit body butter. I am going to have to grab some next time I am in the area. It was so amazing, I was sad to take a shower and wash it off.

If you are in the Napa area and want to look after your own wellness or simply just unwind and be in a state of bliss The Spa at Napa River Inn is the place to go!

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Disclaimer: Thank you to The Spa at Napa River Inn for having us. While receiving complimentary massages all opinions and views are our own. 

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  • hertraveltherapy

    Sounds lovely. The only massage that I get lately is remedial massage, and let me tell you, that isn’t relaxing at all! It’s important to treat your body every once in a while though.

    • Holly Dayz

      It was. Hopefully you get the opportunity to go for a different type of massage that will relax you.

  • traveltorecovery1981

    I love visiting spas when I am travelling so if I go to Napa I will surely visit this resort. I like having a good foot massage.

    • Holly Dayz

      You would love this one. They will absolutely take care of you.

  • Christopher

    The spa looks well diverse in products . Hope you picked some good ones to try out . I’m sure you did .

    • Holly Dayz

      It is and the manager is responsible for the amazing products. Definitely picked a good one!

  • Sarah Ebner (@sarahjebner)

    I love a good spa, and this sounds like a good spa! Those body butters sounds amazing, and I certainly would love the chance to have some wonderful relaxation!

    • Holly Dayz

      It was great! We both felt amazing after.

  • thetravelleaf

    This sounds like a great experience. Especially the spa treatment. When you mentioned The Passion Fruit body butter, I could just picture the great smell of it and how amazing it must feel on the skin.

    • Holly Dayz

      It smelled so good and my skin was glowing afterwards. I loved the body butter, I don’t know what I was thinking not taking some home.

  • Jetsettera

    This looks like a nice place to relax and recharge after drinking some wine. I can imagine you enjoyed this very much. I would love to visit this part of the World one day.

    • Holly Dayz

      It is a great place to go after anything as long as you are ready to relax and unwind. I hope you get the opportunity to. There is much to do and this is definitely a must.

  • Efthimis K.

    I would love a massage right now! Your description with all the different scents made me so jealous! I will definitely choose this spa when in Napa!

    • Holly Dayz

      You would leave here feeling like a brand new person, I know we did. The scents were so good and the body butter felt amazing on my skin.

  • Karla

    I would really love to have a massage here now.

    • Holly Dayz

      Whenever you are in Napa, definitely pay them a visit. You won’t be disappointed.


    I am a spa lover! I think it is the most relaxing activity ever made on earth and it’s always a top on the list for me if I do have an option of trying a good one while I am traveling. Napa looks like a place that makes you feel spa-ish! 🙂

    • Holly Dayz

      It have to agree, it really is. This was such a great experience. We felt so good afterwards.

  • Lara Dunning

    A massage after a long travel day is perfect. I love facial massages too, and they never seem to last long enough! This sounds like the perfect place in Napa to get a massage. I haven’t made it that way yet, but when I do I’ll keep it in mind.

    • Holly Dayz

      It really was perfect, because it definitely was long day and much needed. I love them too! Head on over to Napa, beautiful place and the massage is a great way to relax.

  • Meg Jerrard

    So glad you had a great experience – thanks for the heads up on the Spa at the Napa River Inn Hotel – I can’t think of any better way to enjoy a day after a bit of a wine trail!

    • Holly Dayz

      I really did. It is a great place to go to after anything really or just because.

  • Mei & Kerstin 👭🌍 (@_travelwithmk)

    I have never been to a spa in my whole life. Can you imagine that? haha… All my friends and family keep telling me how good it is to spend a day at the spa. Some of them have even offered me a voucher for my birthday. But I ended up exchanging the voucher to a free hotel night, or something that is travel related. 😀 Now reading your experience at the Napa River Inn, I think I should really try out a spa one day. Thanks for sharing your review.

    • Holly Dayz

      I can imagine it and I say you should get to one soon. Not only is it relaxing, but very beneficial to your wellness. Hopefully one day you go and try it out. I think you would really enjoy it and feel like a brand new person.

  • Jessica

    I like the idea of hitting the spa before a Napa wine adventure. Actually would like to book an experience before and after! The spa looks great, thanks for sharing your tips.

    • Holly Dayz

      That is a great way to do it, before and after.

  • Trisha Velarmino

    That looks like a good range of spa products out there! And I think we all deserve a good one especially after long hours of exploring a place!

    • Holly Dayz

      They have a great amount. Much needed massage.

  • Sandy N Vyjay

    The Napa River Inn Spa sounds like a great place to have a rejuvenating experience. A great getaway to be pamper oneself. I think everyone deserves and must do this once in a while. Recharges the body, mind and spirit.

    • Holly Dayz

      I agree 100%. It was rejuvenating!

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