Planning an Impromptu Honeymoon

Too often couples have a hard time finding a quiet moment together. Busy work schedules, family commitments, and active social calendars make it tough to share down time with the one you love. What do you do when you can’t find some extra quality time to spend with the love of your life? You plan an impromptu romantic honeymoon, smuggle away your spouse, and let happiness take its course. And here’s how you do it!

Essentials for a romantic honeymoon

1.    The Right Destination

Napa Valley, beautiful Sonoma, or charming Healdsburg are ideal destinations. Catering to individuals who appreciate understated luxury and natural beauty, these locations offer some truly gorgeous vacation homes for rent, so you’ll have your choice of accommodation. Also, because the Wine Country is all about world-class wineries, tasting, and tours, your spontaneous romantic getaway can be extra enjoyable.

2.    A Vacation Home, Not a Hotel Room

Hotel rooms may seem like a good choice. But if you want complete privacy and a home-like atmosphere, vacation rentals should be more to your liking.

Vacations homes like those available through TheWine Stay are fully stocked with all amenities (plush towels and linens, spa-quality toiletries, comfortable furnishings, etc.) and offer some quality luxuries services as well. And since they’re more affordable than hotel rooms, you’ll be saving money even while enjoying VIP treatment.

3.    Some Quality Experiences

It’s okay if you’d rather stay in your vacation home and enjoy each other’s company. But it won’t hurt to book an on-site massage or maybe have a Michelin-starred chef prepare a gourmet meal for just the two of you.

If you rent with us, take advantage of our Concierge Services. We’ll arrange for indulgences for you right at your vacation home, or we can pack you a picnic lunch to take with you on your Napa or Sonoma Valley wine tasting tour. And if you want a little more adventure, we’ll help you plan a hot air balloon ride above the Wine Country or arrange for a bicycling trek through the vineyards.

4.    Just the Right Stuff in Your Luggage

You’ll already have the extra amenities you need, so you shouldn’t worry about packing too much. Clothes, phone chargers, a good camera – these are all the things you’ll need. And to add some romance, tuck in a memento for your sweetheart. It can be a small thing — a card, framed photo of the two of you, a favorite book — just something personal that shows how special your partner is to you.  When packing, don’t forget to check the weather in the area where you’ll be staying and pack some things that may come in handy. Leave the bulk of your stuff at home, though. You don’t want to be burdened by too much stuff.

5.    Focus on Each Other

Keep in mind that this isn’t just any vacation. It’s your romantic “honeymoon,” a time-off from your happy-but-hectic everyday life, one you so richly deserve. Park your cell phone and laptop. Inform your workplace that you are not to be disturbed. Take this time to focus on your partner. Prepare a meal, take a quiet walk, share the beauty of the moment — enjoy the good life together.

With these tips and a little help from us, your impromptu honeymoon will be a time to remember!


The Wine Stay offers luxury vacation rentals in Sonoma and Napa. And to elevate your wine country vacation experience, check out our personalized guest services. Whether it’s an intimate dinner prepared by a 5-star chef, personal yoga instruction, or a professional massage, we can arrange for you to enjoy it in the privacy of your Healdsburg vacation rental! Want to go wine tasting in Healdsburg, Dry Creek or Alexander valleys? Let our in-house sommelier customize a wine tasting tour just for you. The Wine Stay team is dedicated to making your California Wine Country vacation unforgettable!