Where to stay: Solage Calistoga
This classy resort in Calistoga has airy cottages with soaring ceilings and bicycles parked at the doorsteps that are yours to take for a spin. Even if you don't stay at Solage, plan to spend some time there. Dine in its light-filled restaurant, Solbar; lounge poolside with a refreshing cocktail; and visit the distinguished spa for its signature mudslide treatment. You'll leave feeling blissful and rejuvenated. 755 Silverado Tr., Calistoga, solagecalistoga.com.
Where to relax: Meadowood
Set among 250 wooded acres in the hills of St. Helena, Meadowood resort is a place to wine, dine, play and pamper. I took a croquet lesson on the sunny green lawn with resident pro Mike McDonnell, and felt like a lady of leisure, sipping Sauvignon Blanc in my spiffy regulation whites. 900 Meadowood Ln., St. Helena, meadowood.com.
What to do: Velo Vino
At Velo Vino you can taste Clif Family wines and enjoy a small bite before embarking on a biking excursion through the Napa Valley. Try the Rifugio tasting ($40 US per person), named for the mountain huts located at the tops of some of Europe's greatest cycling passes. It features a selection of five Clif Family wines paired with three cheeses and Gary & Kit's Napa Valley specialty food products (available for purchase at Velo Vino), including spiced nuts and dukkah. 700 Main St., St. Helena, velovinonapavalley.com.