Napa Girls Trip

 Kayoko walking to our room at Indian Springs

Kayoko walking to our room at Indian Springs

A few weeks ago I did a quick overnight girls trip with 2 of my best friends from college. We drove up to Napa County, which is about 2 hours away from where I live in the woods.  I had always heard about Indian Springs the cool, old resort in Calistoga, and despite my parents living only 10 minutes from there, I'd never been! Kayoko (my good friend and co-founder of Umami Mart) suggested it, and it was perfect for our little getaway.  I love its vintage white-washed look with palms, cactus gardens and striped pool awnings.  And a real geyser that constantly bubbling! It was a 24-hour splurge, complete with delicious food and wine, hot springs and the best massage at their spa.

 The pool at Indian Springs is actually filled with water from the natural hot spring! The water is quite warm, which really makes me want to go back in the winter.

The pool at Indian Springs is actually filled with water from the natural hot spring! The water is quite warm, which really makes me want to go back in the winter.

 Pool-side selfie! (in my  new palm swimsuit )

Pool-side selfie! (in my new palm swimsuit)

 Palms and cactus surrounding the pool area.

Palms and cactus surrounding the pool area.

 We had dinner at the restaurant at Indian Springs, Sam's Social Club. I thought the food was great. Aperol spritzes alongside deep-fried Brussels sprouts, grilled artichoke and burrata with fried bread. Yum!

We had dinner at the restaurant at Indian Springs, Sam's Social Club. I thought the food was great. Aperol spritzes alongside deep-fried Brussels sprouts, grilled artichoke and burrata with fried bread. Yum!

 Back at Sam's for Breakfast.

Back at Sam's for Breakfast.

 avocado toast!

avocado toast!

 We did a little shopping before heading home. Lincoln Street, the downtown drag of Calistoga, has some great antique stores. 

We did a little shopping before heading home. Lincoln Street, the downtown drag of Calistoga, has some great antique stores. 

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The drive home through Napa is so pretty, passing all the wineries and vineyards. It was a quick trip but I felt totally refreshed afterwards! I'll be back.

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Other Napa reccs:

The Calistoga Inn & Brewery: this is where I always go with my parents when I'm visiting them. We love to sit outside there and have a drink.

Cafe Sarafornia: great for a comfort food brunch!

Cook Tavern & Pizzeria: a tasty stop for lunch in St. Helena while wine tasting