6 California Babymoon Packages for Pre-Parenthood Bliss
While better known as honeymoon destinations, California boutique hotels and B&Bs also provide some of the best (last) escapes for expectant couples. Intimate, quiet, and utterly romantic, California inns cater to soon-to-be parents with prenatal massages and an array of “babymoon” package indulgences that they’ll later dream about during those middle-of-the-night feedings.
Brewery Gulch Inn
A babymoon stay at Brewery Gulch Inn on the Mendocino coast is a luxurious way for couples to enjoy time alone together before baby makes three. For $245 in addition to the room rate, expectant lovebirds can take advantage of indulgent pampering and stunning ocean views amid contemporary Arts and Crafts style. Available year-round, the inn’s Babymoon Package includes a prenatal massage for Mom, a Swedish massage for Dad, a contemporary parenting book, Baby Belly Bar lotion, a $15 gift certificate to Frankie’s Pizza and Ice Cream Parlor, and a 10% discount at Bébé Lapin (Mendocino’s children’s specialty store). Mention the Babymoon Package when you book online.
The historic Lavender Inn offers the perfect opportunity for couples to escape to Ojai and catch their breath before baby arrives. Add-on Babymoon Package options include a pregnancy massage in the on-site day spa, a couples’ massage in the gazebo, or a Baby Belly photoshoot in the gardens. Sunday through Thursday stays get $10 off the regular room rate. In addition, the package includes the inn’s signature ‘Dreaming of Ojai’ onesie so the imminent bundle of joy can enjoy a keepsake from this last moment of quiet, too. Call 805-646-6635 to reserve and mention the Babymoon Package.
Mill Rose Inn
In Half Moon Bay, Mill Rose Inn has designed a romantic getaway just for expectant couples. For $180 per person added to their room rate, couples can luxuriate in the private jetted spa in the garden or share a hot gourmet breakfast delivered to their room. The package includes a bottle of champagne upon arrival for Dad and chilled sparkling cider for Mom, a dozen roses with a personalized card, a one-hour couple’s massage (prenatal for Mom and Swedish deep tissue for Dad), and a $75 dinner certificate for use at a Half Moon Bay restaurant. Add the Babymoon Package when booking online.
Eden Vale Inn
The Eden Vale Inn in Placerville invites couples for a last taste of alone time before welcoming the newest family member. For $261 when booked in advance ($336 on-site), Mom will be pampered with a focused prenatal massage while Dad relaxes with a traditional Swedish. Couples also receive the inn’s signature luxury bath products, a Royal Silk Milk Bath and Fizzy Bath Bomb to take back to their room, a bottle of sparkling cider, and fresh truffles from a local chocolatier. Select the Couples Babymoon Massage Package when booking online, or call 530-621-0901 to add the package to an existing reservation.
In Healdsburg, the Camellia Inn knows how important it is for any couple to solidify their bond before the baby arrives, so they’ve created a romantic package for parents-to-be. The inn’s Babymoon Package includes a relaxing side-by-side 60-minute couples’ massage, soaks in a whirlpool tub for two, local sparkling cider to toast the occasion, and a take-home gift of an aromatherapy stuffed animal to soothe even the fussiest newborn. In addition, a maternity photo session with renowned photographer Karen Morgan can be added at a discounted rate of $295. Add the Babymoon Package when booking online.
Perfect for both honeymooners and babymooners, Pacific Grove’s Martine Inn is the quintessential seaside boutique hotel, complete with museum-quality antiques and convenient access to world-famous local attractions. For just $850.00 Sunday through Thursday, couples can enjoy a two-night stay in a Romantic Fireside Room, along with a $100.00 gift certificate to the Fandango Restaurant, a box of chocolate truffles, a bottle of sparkling wine or cider, and two monogrammed Martine Inn bathrobes. Call the Reservation Desk at 831-373-3388 and mention the Ultimate Fireside Romance Package when booking directly.