Right in the heart of California’s Wine Country, you’ll find MacArthur Place — a charming boutique hotel that dates back to the 1800s. It is set within a magnificent estate with six acres of flourishing gardens and winding flagstone paths, cozy fire pits and curious art sculptures. But, this is Wine Country, so of course you’ll want to sample the goods. MacArthur Place has partnered with Bohemian Highway Travel Co to create an exclusive package. Spend a day exploring Sonoma Valley’s premier wineries (many of which do not open their doors to the general public). You’ll be picked up in a swanky SUV and taken to three off-the-beaten-path boutique wineries, where you’ll taste small-lot wines and have a closer look at the vineyards and winemaking process. Lunch is served courtesy of a chef-packed, farm-to-table picnic with the Mayacamas Mountains as the backdrop.
If you over-imbibe (which is almost a given), visit the hotel’s spa — treatments use botanicals and herbs grown in the property’s gardens as well as neighboring farms and vineyards.
Best for: Wine enthusiasts with a thirst (sorry) for seeing behind the scenes