Daniel Mangin

Daniel Mangin

Back in the day, Daniel hitchhiked his way across the U.S.A., and though he never ran into Holly from Miami F.L.A. (or Lou Reed), he encountered enough intriguing people and places to fuel a lifetime of wanderlust. He counts Chichen Itza, Oaxaca, Michoacán, Rangoon, Mandalay, Pagan, Sichuan, Xi'an, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Death Valley, Banff National Park, and Chiang Mai's hill country among his favorite stops. The author of Fodor's Napa and Sonoma and a coauthor of The California Directory of Fine Wineries: Napa-Sonoma-Mendocino, he has also written or co-authored books about California, New York City, San Francisco and the Central Coast wine region.

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16 Best Hotel Spas in Napa and Sonoma

16 Best Hotel Spas in Napa and Sonoma

Northern California's Wine Country is almost as famous for blissful pampering as it is for wine touring and fine dining. With treatments like grape-seed ...
Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa

Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa

$$$ | California | Calistoga
A 1947 roadside motel renovated in midcentury-modern style, the family-friendly, dog-friendly Calistoga Motor Lodge
Meritage Resort and Spa

Meritage Resort and Spa

$$$ | California | Napa
A world unto itself, the Tuscan-inspired Meritage supplies all the experiences travelers expect of the Napa Valley right
SingleThread Farms Inn

SingleThread Farms Inn

$$ | California | Healdsburg
A remarkable Relais & Châteaux property a block north of Healdsburg Plaza, SingleThread is the creation of
Cottages on River Road

Cottages on River Road

$$ | California | Guerneville
Redwoods on a steep slope tower above this tidy roadside complex of single and duplex cottages separated by a grassy
Rancho Caymus Inn

Rancho Caymus Inn

$$ | California | Rutherford
New owners spent two years renovating this two-story hacienda-style property near Inglenook winery and the Rutherford
El Pueblo Inn

El Pueblo Inn

$$ | California | Sonoma
A giant pepper tree and a few palms tower over the garden courtyard of this two-story motel run by the third generation
AutoCamp Russian River

AutoCamp Russian River

$$ | California | Guerneville
Guests at this spot along the Russian River that debuted in 2016 camp (well, sort of) in luxury under tall redwoods
Ink House

Ink House

$$ | California | St. Helena
The goal of the Castellucci family, which lavishly refurbished an 1885 Italianate, is to provide "a curated luxury
The Astro Motel

The Astro Motel

$$ | CA | Santa Rosa
The Sixties are back splashier than ever at this tastefully, whimsically restored motel diagonally across from the
UpValley Inn & Hot Springs

UpValley Inn & Hot Springs

$$ | California | Calistoga
A 2017 remodel transformed the nondescript former Comfort Inn Calistoga into a spiffy member of parent brand Choice
16 Best Hotel Spas in Napa and Sonoma

16 Best Hotel Spas in Napa and Sonoma

Northern California's Wine Country is almost as famous for blissful pampering as it is for wine touring and fine dining. With treatments like grape-seed ...
12 Best Hotel Pools in Napa and Sonoma

12 Best Hotel Pools in Napa and Sonoma

Midsummer Wine Country temperatures often hit 90-plus, making a dip in the pool nearly essential. The top resorts boast the fanciest pools and
10 Best Hotel Bars in Napa and Sonoma

10 Best Hotel Bars in Napa and Sonoma

As befits a destination with Napa and Sonoma's agricultural bounty, "farm-to-bar" cocktails are all the rage in Northern California's Wine Country.
10 Best Hotel Restaurants in Napa and Sonoma

10 Best Hotel Restaurants in Napa and Sonoma

Some of winemaking's biggest names work in the Napa Valley and Sonoma County, but the Wine Country's food-oriented lifestyle has lured chefs of equal stature, ...