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 escape to Brewery Gulch Inn on the Mendocino coast is a luxurious way for couples to relax and enjoy alone time together before baby makes three. Built from eco-salvaged redwood timbers, the modern Arts-and-Crafts style inn wraps its guests in a cocoon of luxury and offers stunning ocean views. The inn’s Babymoon Package includes a prenatal massage for Mom, a Swedish massage for Dad, a contemporary book on parenthood, a Baby Belly Bar from Honey House, and $15 gift certificates to both Frankie’s Pizza and Ice Cream Parlor and the Village Toy Store in Mendocino. For $395, the package can be added to the reservation for any room of the guests’ choice. Mention the Babymoon Package when booking online.
Timber Cove Resort
Recharge, reconnect, and revel in the moments before your little one is born with Timber Cove Resort’s Babymoon Package. Exuding a hip midcentury modern vibe, the newly renovated hotel is perched above the Pacific Ocean on a ruggedly beautiful swath of Sonoma coastline. The resort features an ocean-view restaurant, an outdoor living room with billiards, ping pong, and foosball, hiking trails, picnicking spots, and a stunning oceanside fire pit to watch the sunset. With the babymoon package, expectant couples receive 20% off their stay. Upon arrival, they will also be treated to a bottle of Sparkling Martinelli’s Cider chilling on ice with two flutes and a bowl of fresh fruit delivered to the room. To reserve, call 707-847-3231.
SCP Mendocino Inn and Farm
Before the baby arrives, spend a quiet weekend relaxing at Soul Community Planet (SCP) Mendocino Inn and Farm. Bordering Van Damme State Park, this magical 15-acre oceanview farmstead is a celebration of sustainability, nature, and wellness all in one. Stays at SCP hotels foster positive change through their Every Stay Does Good program, which plants a tree for each stay and provides support for adolescent well-being and the families of critically ill children. The inn’s Babymoon Package add-on includes a prenatal massage for Mom, a Swedish massage for Dad, and a basket filled with sparkling cider, local chocolates, locally-sourced belly balm, and a stuffed animal for the new arrival. Select the babymoon add-on when booking online or call 707-937-0083.
Eden Vale Inn
The Eden Vale Inn in Placerville invites couples for a last taste of alone time before welcoming the newest family member. Hidden amid lush, tranquil gardens on 10 acres in the Sierra Foothills, each of the inn’s suites features deep outdoor soaking tubs for two and gourmet breakfasts delivered to the room. With the Couples Babymoon Massage Package, Mom will be pampered with a 60-minute focused prenatal massage while Dad relaxes with a traditional Swedish. Couples will 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. The package can be added to any reservation for $290. Select the Couples Babymoon Massage Package when booking online, or call 530-621-0901.
The historic Lavender Inn offers the perfect opportunity for couples to escape to Ojai and catch their breath before baby arrives. Within an easy stroll of Ojai’s restaurants and shops, the inn features tranquil gardens and is artfully designed with a blend of antiques and modern but comfy furnishings. The inn’s Babymoon Package includes a ‘Dreaming of Ojai’ onesie and $10 off room rates for midweek stays (Sunday through Thursday). In addition, expectant couples can enjoy $10 off a prenatal massage in the onsite day spa or private outdoor garden massage gazebo and a 10% discount from Pixie General Store (a boutique shop around the corner). Couples also have the option of scheduling a professional Baby Belly photoshoot in the inn’s gardens. Call 805-646-6635 to reserve.
Inn at Moonlight Beach
Just north of San Diego, the Inn at Moonlight Beach cradles expectant parents in a cocoon of comfort and wellness with its thoughtful design. The tranquil retreat is the world’s first WELL Certified hotel. Every detail of the property–from the biodynamic vegetable, herb, and flower gardens to the lighting to the air- and water-filtration systems–was intentionally designed with wellness in mind. The inn also offers a Babymoon at the Inn special. With the special, guests of the inn can enjoy 15% off foot soaks and couples massages. The special is valid for weeknight stays only (holidays excluded) in 2023. To reserve, call 760-450-5028.
Inn at Newport Ranch
For a quiet couple’s getaway before welcoming a little one, plan a stay at the Inn at Newport Ranch. Handsomely crafted from redwood and stone, the inn is as architecturally stunning as its surroundings. The 2,000-acre ranch offers a secluded escape with sweeping ocean vistas, redwood forests, and the most beautiful private picnic spots anywhere. Add the inn’s Babymoon Package to any stay of two or more nights for the ultimate unwind. The package includes special welcome treats and a keepsake gift in the room upon arrival, a one-hour photo shoot to capture portraits of the couple around the property, a picnic lunch for two, a couple’s massage (a 60-minute prenatal for Mom, and a Swedish massage for Dad), and a three-course prix fixe dinner for two. The Babymoon Package is valid through December 31, 2023, and can be added to any two or more night reservation for $1,600. To reserve, call 707-962-4818.