Milliken Creek Inn & Spa Launches Magical Mustard Festival Escape Package to Celebrate Annual Mustard Festival

For Immediate Release

Napa Valley, California, 2009 – While much of America braces for months of snow, Napa Valley, California is getting ready to experience its version of spring. The autumn rains turned the hillsides from brown to verdant, abundant with bright yellow wild mustard plants that carpet the Valley during the months of January, February, and March. This season also ushers in the legendary Napa Valley Mustard Festival, now in its 16th year. This annual festival, organized by a nonprofit community organization, attracts mustard companies from around the world that work with the local vintners to produce a sensational season of events; food, wine, art, entertainment, and cultural activities staged throughout the region. Milliken Creek Inn & Spa welcomes visitors to Napa Valley with a Magical Mustard Festival Escape for two, starting at $375 per night available January 1 – March 26, 2009. The package includes a 75-minute Mustard Escape spa treatment, one-night in a Milliken Room, a Mustard Festival welcome amenity, gourmet hot breakfast, concierge assistance to coordinate travel plans, Magic Hour -- a nightly wine and cheese reception, plus a complimentary late night cordial bar*. Visit Milliken online at or email for details.

Connie Gore, General Manager at Milliken Creek Inn & Spa and a Napa Valley native states, “Winter is my favorite time of the year. While I love ‘crush’, this time of the year is about the land, which is the essence of Napa. The area breathes during the winter season, everything is in bloom. It’s a celebration of the earth’s bounty, which is obvious as the golden hues of mustard blanket the hillsides as far as the eyes can see.

Mustard Escape, the Inn’s new 75-minute spa treatment that is inspired by the Mustard Festival, uses an aromatic balm that aids in opening pores, easing muscle tension, and soothing frazzled nerves. It’s perfect for an after holiday pick-me-up. To extend the spa experience even further our spa professionals are providing an aromatic powdered mustard seed bath product for guests to relive the celebration of the mustard season at home. The warm water will diffuse the mustard seed and herbs, which help relieve stress, ease muscle and joint aches, and reduce congestion, tension, fatigue and sleeplessness,” adds Gore.

About Milliken Creek Inn & Spa

Milliken Creek Inn & Spa is a casually elegant Inn situated alongside the Napa River and tucked away on three undisturbed acres. The Inn offers 12 distinctively styled guestrooms infused with British-Colonial inspired furniture, glamorous bedding, and eclectic yet rich amenities, a signature turndown service, daily wine reception, and a gourmet breakfast to include choice of hot entrée and decadent pastries. A few more reason to book this intimate 12-room Inn –it is recognized as a 2008 Gold List winner by Conde Nast Traveler, a Nota Bene favorite and a Forbes Traveler pick as a romantic destination. For additional information on this package or to request a personal itinerary, call 800.822.8418, email or visit online at

*Spa gratuities, taxes, and service charge not included.