If you truly want to impress your Valentine, and your dog, look no farther than Carneros Inn, a bucolic, luxury retreat surrounded by vineyards in the wine-growing region at the southernmost end of the Napa and Sonoma valleys. Travel & Leisure magazine named it one of the top 25 most romantic retreats in the world, and it certainly lives up to the reputation.
Relaxation and pampering are the keywords here, and we guarantee that both you and your pooch will fall in love with the cottage accommodations. Each comes with a privacy-fenced garden patio furnished with fire pit, outdoor tub, heat lamp, lounge chairs, the works. Just as nice, your dog can join you on the covered patio dining area at The Farm, the resort’s acclaimed restaurant.
Up-valley in Calistoga, Auberge Resorts’ five-star Calistoga Ranch provides a pet-passionate welcome to DogTrekkers, issuing each visiting canine a Happy Tails welcome pack and a pet ID. Dogs and their people have 127 acres and many pet-friendly trails to explore before retiring to their luxuriously appointed lodges. The resort even has a dog concierge who can make reservations at Michelin-starred restaurants that also happen to be dog-friendly.
At Kenwood Oaks Guesthouse, you and Daisy can revel in the privacy of your own cottage close and yet so far away from the main house on a two-acre property. A small dog run adjoins the cottage, pet-sitting arrangements can be made—and you can even bring your own horse, should you happen to be traveling with one. Dog-friendly hiking trails and many, many woof-welcoming Sonoma County wineries are just a short drive away.