The Solage Pool Party on June 21st at the hotel and spa in Calistoga cranked up the sound with a hard-hitting DJ selection of EDM (pop house, electronic, and trance music). To put you in the same bassline zone, we’d like to share with you this percussive, psychedelic video of “Supernova,” composed and recorded in the early 2000’s by Tone Delight, otherwise known as British keyboardist and producer Tony Dunn.
As temperatures hit triple digits on the first day of summer in Napa, we took our own advice and headed up valley to Solage Calistoga and one of the biggest and best swimming pools in all of wine country. The Solage Pool Party promised a celebration of the summer solstice and was open to hotel guests and day trippers (at $25 per person). There were specialty cocktails, a DJ, and a floating flamingo and a unicorn all centered around the main event: Solage’s 130-foot salt water pool. No waiting in lines, crazy crowds, drunken idiots, screaming children, cannon balls into the pool, or fights over lounge chairs — this best kept secret in Napa was a fun, relaxing and effortless 3-hour mini-vacation.
The poolside wait staff kept us happy and hydrated by continually replenishing the icy pitchers of water beside our chaise lounges, as well as delivering cocktails and delicious Swedish fish sandwiches and French fries from Solbar. Though there were bocce courts and a foosball table available for play, we had a simple plan in the intense dry heat: swim in the pool; float; take in the clear blue sky, palm trees, and mountains; pause for a drink and a bit of food; rinse and repeat. And our plan worked splendidly. So here’s to a terrific beginning of summer, let’s see if we can keep that mantra going until the autumnal equinox on September 22nd. Solage Calistoga will be hosting additional pool parties this summer: a Hawaiian Luau on August 24th and a Harvest Pool Party on September 7th. Contact the hotel for more information and to make a reservation.