With harvest season just around the corner (late August to October), I decided to explore Sonoma County. Sonoma is a unique wine region with a slightly different feel than Napa. Tasting rooms in this region can range from simple and rustic to elaborate wine castles and with more than 425 wineries, miles of beautiful coastline, towering redwood forests, farm-to-table dining, and amazing boutique hotels and resorts, Sonoma makes for the perfect romantic getaway.
There are many options when visiting Sonoma from large resorts to boutique hotels but I recommend making the Farmhouse Inn your home when visiting wine country. It’s one of Sonoma’s most unique and luxurious properties and is located at the center of the Russian River Valley, surrounded by vineyards, redwoods and just minutes from the coast. The Farmhouse Inn is a 5th generation family-owned and run business with siblings Catherine and Joe Bartolomei currently managing the property. You’ll often find them on-site, handling the day-to-day operations.
The Farmhouse Inn offers 25 luxurious rooms & suites that come with private outdoor spaces, gas or wood burning fireplaces, steam showers, jetted bathtubs and unique décor that is both rustic and chic.
Guests of the Farmhouse Inn are given VIP access to 12 of the best wineries in Sonoma and after a long day of wine tasting you can come back and relax and unwind at the beautiful pool or enjoy the various fire pits and outdoor seating options.
There is a beautiful Spa that features bold architectural accents, richly textured hand-woven fabrics, and simple elegant furnishings. There is a full menu of services many of which utilize products and produce that are grown and harvested at The Farmhouse Inn. Local honey, herbs and heirloom cider apples are used in many of the treatments offered at the spa.
You won’t have to travel far to eat amazing food. There is a Michelin-starred restaurant on the property that features an ever-changing, farm-to-table menu, using ingredients from the Farmhouse Inn’s ranch as well as other local artisan farmers. Wine pairing options are also available and there is a special wine program that allows diners to taste local wines chosen to perfectly complement their meals.
The Farmhouse Inn combines the hospitality of a family-owned bed and breakfast, with the service and amenities of 5-start luxury hotel and is the perfect spot for a romantic and relaxing escape. Please email me if you’d like to plan a getaway to Sonoma. Harvest season sells out quickly so I recommend booking at least 4 months in advance.
Four Seasons Hualalai has a lot to offer a couple. It’s located in paradise on the Big Island of Hawaii, and this resort has all of the amenities so that you can do as much (or as little) as you’d like. Plus, they offer champagne picnics every night at sunset, the perfect end to a perfect day in our opinion! Find out more about our benefits below.
Beautiful resort on the beach with gorgeous pools. Resort is spread out along the beach and offers a lot of privacy. Incredible restaurants on the beach with fire pits and live music in the evenings.
Upgrade on arrival (subject to availability), breakfast daily, and a $100 food & beverage credit.
Read about my time at Four Seasons Hualalai here!
Surrounded by emerald jungle and pristine white beaches, Rosewood Mayakoba in Riviera Maya defines a private world of rare luxury and refined beauty. I had the absolute pleasure of staying here a couple years ago and I can’t recommend it enough! The suites are so beautifully designed and very spread out, offering a lot of privacy. And the service here couldn’t be better!
Resort is set on lagoons and a gorgeous beach. Unique accommodations over the lagoons, most with a private dock. All suites have an outdoor deck and a private plunge pool. The resort also offers incredible food and service.
When you book with Ever After Honeymoons, you will receive an upgrade on arrival (subject to availability), breakfast daily, and a $100 spa credit. We oftentimes have access to exclusive specials as well!
See more about this incredible hotel in my latest post here. And of course email us if you are interested in staying here!
So let’s start exploring the benefits, shall we? Let’s start with The Ranch at Rock Creek in Montana!
A luxury ranch property with fabulous “glamping” style. Inclusive of incredible meals, cocktails, and a wide range of outdoor activities. Go fly fishing in the morning, horseback riding in the afternoon, and end your day at the silver dollar saloon.
When you book with Ever After Honeymoons, you receive an upgrade whenever available, a premium bottle of wine upon arrival, and special departure gifts.
See my post on my stay at Rock Creek here! And contact us if you would like to stay here!
I just shared a hotel Spotlight on Four Seasons Lanai at Manele Bay, and now I want to share my personal experience! I definitely recommend this resort to any couple who is looking for a laid back, tropical vibe on their honeymoon. The island of Lanai is fairly big, but only has the Four Seasons on the beach, a Four Seasons Lodge on the hillside (which has a more mountain lodge feeling), and a very small town. The rest of the island is empty! It’s so beautiful! The arrival experience was great. You fly into Hololulu, where someone meets you at the gate, drives you to the other airport and it has a nice lounge with drinks and snacks. You check in to the hotel in the lounge so you can go right to your room when you arrive in Lanai. Then just a quick flight from Honolulu to Lanai, drive to the hotel, and you are in paradise!
There is a frequent shuttle between the two Four Seasons resorts so you can easily visit both, and each resort has such a unique vibe! We stayed on the beach and had dinner at the lodge one night which was really nice. Then one day we rented a hummer and drove around the island. Everywhere was so beautiful and completely empty!
Then also be sure to hike out to Sweetheart Rock. It is a very easy hike from the Four Seasons at Manele Bay and the views are incredible!
The resort is currently undergoing a lot of updates, so it will be even more amazing once those are complete. Lanai is such a gorgeous island and perfect if you want something a little off the beaten path and more unique. And clients of Ever After Honeymoons receive complimentary breakfast daily, a $100 hotel credit, and an upgrade whenever available.
Email me if you’d like to find out more about the resort and if you’d like help planning your honeymoon!