Last month, I took a spontaneous personal retreat (a Metreat, if you will) to the Timber Cove Resort–a cozy lodge nestled atop the cliffs of the Sonoma coast. It's about a two hour drive from San Francisco–the majority of which takes place alongside the rugged and foggy coastline (not recommended as a nightime endeavor).
The resort itself strikes the perfect balance of bouge and nature (a winning combo). The grounds are scattered with unmarked trails that take you alongside the stunning (albeit, treacherous) Sonoma cliffs for expansive views of the coast. The moodiness and cold is intensified when the fog rolls in, which amplifies the coziness of the resort itself. And the rooms—equipped with electric fireplaces, wool blankets and a record player—really put the cozy levels over the top.
The facilities are equipped with fire pits, a cliffside bocce court, and other recreational activities, but it also boasts ample opportunity for peace and solitude. Whatever the vibe you're going for, Timber Cove will most certainly deliver.