Montage Hotels & Resorts, the luxury hotel and resort management company, is opening a new resort with a hotel and residences in Healdsburg, California. Located in the heart of Sonoma’s wine country, Montage Healdsburg will be ideal for a vacation or a second home while its spectacular vineyard setting is a perfect location for weddings and other special events.
Currently under construction and scheduled to open in November 2020, Montage Healdsburg will feature 130 bungalow-style guest rooms, as well as private luxury residences on 258 acres that include 14 acres of planted vineyards. The contemporary-style architecture will feature floor-to-ceiling glass walls with rooms bathed in natural light with spectacular views of the landscape surrounding it, including vineyards, historic groves and vine-covered hills.
“Montage Healdsburg is truly unlike anything else in Sonoma County, bringing a long-awaited ultra-luxury wine country retreat to the region,” says Allen Highfield, general manager of Montage Healdsburg. “Situated on 258 acres of rolling vineyards and oak tree groves, the resort is naturally designed for social distancing. The idea was to build within the constraints of the natural landscape and not move nature to build, resulting in a design that authentically shows off the scenic beauty of Northern California’s Sonoma wine country all while featuring the renowned hospitality, charm and amenities Montage is known for.”
Located a short distance from downtown Healdsburg, the property is adjacent to Jordan Winery, the award-winning family-owned winery known for its highly rated chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon wines. Jordan offers outdoor food and wine pairings, including tasting experiences, picnic lunches, alfresco dinners and guided vineyard hikes.
Montage Healdsburg’s 130 bungalow-style guest rooms will be nestled among groves of oak trees and vine-covered hills. Each guest room will be equipped with a private outdoor living space complete with fire pits and daybeds, lounges and chairs. Guest rooms are designed with a local touch including custom-made honor bars stocked with local wines, original artwork crafted from acorns found and bronzed on site and oversized, freestanding tubs made of hand-poured concrete. Many bungalows will also have indoor/outdoor showers that will provide private bathing sanctuaries, while exterior decks overlook an ancient oak forest, adding to the sense of a magical treehouse hideaway.
The property will also offer suites including The Guest House, which is an expansive 3,000-square-foot suite, elevated high on a knoll overlooking the resort’s olive orchards. The Guest House will offer three spacious bedrooms, lush gardens and a large outdoor hot tub and is slated to be wine country’s most coveted suite.
Culinary Programs at Montage Healdsburg
The culinary program at Montage Healdsburg will feature on-property dining that honors the flavors of the locale. There will be a signature restaurant, lobby lounge, poolside bar and grill, as well as a treehouse-inspired private dining room.
The resort’s dining program will offer locally sourced farm-to-table cuisine. At its signature terroir-to-table restaurant, Hazel Hill, French-influenced cuisine with a California flair will highlight seasonal local ingredients. Located in a treehouse-like space encased in glass and suspended above the property, the restaurant will provide an immersive nature-inspired experience. It will offer an interactive expo kitchen, an exhibit pantry, a wine bar and an al fresco dining area. The refined yet casual restaurant will offer sophisticated takes on French comfort foods paired with an outstanding wine list.
The Scout Field Bar will serve a curated selection of garden-to-glass craft cocktails with infused spirits made with herbs and citrus from the property. Bites will include locally driven small plates and light bar fare. Live music will also be offered here.
Poolside, the Hudson Springs Bar & Grill will feature fresh seafood such as raw and barbecued oysters, crab rolls, grilled fish tacos and more. The Healdsburg Country Store on the property will be stocked with local items including wines and spirits, specialty coffees, warm pastries and juices, gourmet foods and grab-and-go picnic offerings ideal for anyone going on a hike or bike ride around the property.
Spa Montage Healdsburg
An 11,500-square-foot full-service spa, Spa Montage Healdsburg, will be onsite. Elevated 20 feet above the grapevines to reveal breathtaking wine garden and vineyard views, the spa will feature eleven treatment rooms (nine for solo spa experiences and two designed for couples). The spa menu will include signature treatments that use botanical products crafted from plants grown on the property. Within the spa, the full-service Salon Montage Healdsburg will feature a range of hair, nail and makeup services from the area’s most sought-after beauty experts (ideal for weddings and other special events held at the resort).
There will also be a state-of-the-art fitness facility and a sunlit Yoga Garden within the vineyards that will offer group classes. Yogis will enjoy a fully immersive wine country workout via the resort’s partnership with Corc Yoga, offering 100% sustainably sourced cork yoga mats. Guests and residents of the resort will also enjoy a zero-edge swimming pool that offers spectacular views of the vineyards and private cabanas.
Activities At The Resort
A wide variety of outdoor adventure and one-of-a-kind experiences are available throughout the 258-acre property, such as a bee apiary that will offer an up-close view into the working world of bees.
Compass Sports, housed in a bike cave, will serve as a gateway to unlocking 250 miles of excursions for every taste. Miles of hiking, biking and running trails lace the resort, revealing the simple beauty of the region all year long. E-bikes encourage unbridled exploration of the resort’s hidden trails and wide-open country roads, where nature’s splendor remains untouched and off-the-map picnics are the best part of the day. Montage Healdsburg will also feature a partnership with Scott Bikes for an unparalleled road bike experience.
The property will also offer an archery range and pickleball courts while Montage’s signature Paintbox program is available for younger guests.
The area offers an array of experiences, including horseback riding, bird watching, zip lining, rock climbing and spectacular hot air balloon rides over rolling vineyards. Hiking and biking trails are located on the resort’s property and in the surrounding area. The hotel’s concierge can organize transportation, make reservations and arrange for private tours with local guides on behalf of guests and residents.
The resort will also offer casual cooking classes featuring Sonoma specialties crafted with pure, locally grown ingredients.
Montage guests and residents will be able to discover the craft of winemaking through a handful of close partnerships with elite local vineyards. Exclusive, private tastings and tours will be personalized to allow for a truly immersive, experience, which will enable each participant the opportunity to learn the art and science behind each winemaker’s philosophy. There will also be the rare opportunity to join Montage’s talented partner and winemaker Jesse Katz at his Aperture Cellars winery that is located near the property.
The Montage concierge will assist guests and residents with all the details of any excursion they might want to pursue, including arranging for private transportation.
This fall, the highly anticipated residential enclave will soon debut with a premier offering of 15 custom homesite lots that will range in size from one quarter to a half-acre. These expansive homesites are uniquely situated within the Montage Healdsburg resort to offer owners a secluded, private piece of land to design a personalized residence to enjoy with family and friends for years to come.
In addition, the unveiling of future plans for Harvest Homes will also be offered. These single-family residences will become a turn-key opportunity, including custom and well-appointed spacious living spaces to immerse yourself in capturing the natural landscape and unique surroundings. The Montage Residences will also offer a dedicated residential staff and access to all of the services and amenities of Montage Healdsburg to create effortless living for those seeking to call this home.
Montage Healdsburg will be an ideal launching pad for those wanting to visit some of the most renowned wineries in California or explore a number of local historic towns. It is located a short distance from historic downtown Healdsburg which offers a number of restaurants, breweries, boutiques, artisan shops and curated galleries. Healdsburg is a community of approximately 10,000 residents that is located about an hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Visiting Montage Healdsburg
Montage Healdsburg is now accepting reservations and is currently offering a “Spirit of Now” promotion. With “Spirit of Now,” guests will enjoy a complimentary upgrade at the time of check-in, no deposit required at booking and waived cancellation fees up to 48 hours prior to arrival. Additionally, a daily resort credit will be available, the amount of which depends on the room category that is selected. For example, a $100 daily credit will be provided if a standard guest room is selected, $200 if a suite is booked and $300 if The Guest House is reserved. These credits can be used for terroir-to-table dining, nature-inspired treatments at Spa Montage, recreational experiences throughout the property and more.
For more information about Montage Healdsburg or to inquire about real estate opportunities at the resort, visit the resort’s website at this link.