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No. 20 (tie) Calistoga Ranch, Calistoga, CA
The 46 private guest lodges at Calistoga Ranch feature outdoor living rooms with fireplaces and alfresco showers as well as floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the hotel’s woodsy grounds. Calistoga has long been known for its mineral springs and mud baths, and this is the best place to experience them, with soaking pools and outdoor mud baths overlooking a gurgling creek and mossy oak trees. At the guests-only Lakehouse restaurant on site, you can book a table for two under the stars or inside by the fire. Seasonal tasting menus incorporate organic local produce into dishes like Sonoma duck breast with toasted farro and caramelized figs (an alleged aphrodisiac) or yellowfin tuna with blackberries and pickled ramps.