Resort at a Glance: Ratna Ling Retreat Center
Towering redwoods surround the private cottages at this retreat, creating a natural atmosphere of peace and tranquility. This remote setting is the ideal place to forget the hassles of every day life and get centered with the help of guided meditation classes and Tibetan yoga.
- Home-cooked vegetarian meals are the kitchen’s specialty, including crisped tofu and grilled tempeh with fresh veggies. Chefs will gladly accommodate special dietary restrictions.
- Private cottages make you feel at home with gas fireplaces and jetted tubs. Sip tea in the intimate breakfast nook or surf the cottage’s free WiFi to stay in touch with the outside world.
- Find your zen in guided meditation and Tibetan yoga classes.
- Get pampered with herbal foot wraps and aromatherapy massages, where the massage therapist boasts two decades of experience (additional fees apply).
Russian River Valley, California: Outdoor Adventure and Award-Winning Wine
An up-and-coming wine region in Sonoma County, the Russian River Valley is located about 60 miles northwest of Napa, and about 1 hour and 15 minutes away from Ratna Ling. Wine Enthusiast magazine praises the Russian River Valley for its “great wine, stunning landscapes, and friendly people.” It’s known for producing world-class chardonnays and pinot noirs.
The area is also appealing for its secluded-in-nature feeling. Take canoe rides on the Russian River or hike through the surrounding pine forests.