Lifestyle Wanderlust the Jan/Feb 2021 issue

Stay, Eat, Do: Cal-a-Vie Health Spa

This wellness destination spa and retreat is calling your name.
By Carrie Williamson Posted on January 15, 2021

Stay > Luxury Wellness


>> Surrounded by fields of grapevines and lavender, this spa, nestled in the hills of northern San Diego, will transport you to Provence.
>> The 25 sunny guest rooms are located in Mediterranean-style villas. Each boasts memory foam beds dressed in Frette linens, classical furniture, Travertine tile bathrooms and an outdoor seating area, where you can take in the views. Even more luxurious are the suites, which have antique furnishings, oversized tubs and private sun decks.

Do > Pampering Meets Fitness


>> Custom packages combine European spa philosophies with the California concept of fitness, health and nutrition.
>> Days begin with a 6:30 a.m. hike followed by yoga, Pilates, aerobics, boxing and aqua workouts. You can also schedule personal fitness sessions.
>> Guests can golf at the 18-hole course at the adjacent country club, 240 acres of rolling greens and fairways. There are also two red clay tennis courts and a professional tennis instructor for private instruction or just to give you a workout.
>> Among the unique spa offerings are the antioxidant-rich vinotherapy treatments and aquatic massages in the watsu pool.

Eat/Drink > Spa Farm-to-Table


>> The farm-to-table gourmet spa cuisine is prepared with seasonal produce and herbs harvested from the on-site organic gardens and wildflower honey from the resort’s apiary.
>> The 17th-century Parish House was brought over from Burgundy and restored on the grounds. It is now a tasting room where you can sample Cal-a-Vie Health Spa’s estate-grown varietals—reds, whites and specialty rosés.

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