Fantastic Fall Specials at California’s Boutique Hotels
Autumn is the perfect time to score a great deal on an escape to some of California’s most sought-after destinations. The weather is still mild, the summer crowds have dispersed, and many boutique hotels and B&Bs offer enticing deals to attract fall travelers. Here’s a roundup of seasonal discounts, packages, and experiences courtesy of California inns. Be sure to check each inn’s website for details, restrictions, and blackout dates.
The Francis House
Now through the end of the year, The Francis House is offering one free night with the booking of a three-night midweek stay (Sunday through Thursday only). That translates to savings of $750-$1,200 off a regularly priced three-night stay. With French Second Empire architecture, original stone walls, and grounds reminiscent of the French countryside, this exquisitely restored 1886 landmark brings old-world Parisian elegance to the heart of Calistoga. To receive the special, book online using code TFH2022.
Carmel Valley Lodge
Through mid-November, Carmel Valley Lodge is offering a three-night midweek getaway for the price of two. Book three consecutive midweek nights (Tuesday through Thursday) and receive the third night free. This family- and dog-friendly resort offers one- and two-bedroom California King units, one-bedroom suites with full or resort kitchens, or three-bedroom, two-bath cottages with full kitchens that sleep six adults. The midweek special can be accessed from the lodge’s website, or by calling 831-659-2261 directly to reserve.
Donner Lake Inn
In celebration of 10 years as the owners and operators of Donner Lake Inn, Mindy & Paul Oesterman are offering the gift of a complimentary third night to their guests. Book any consecutive three-night stay between September 5 and December 15, 2022, the third night is free. This contemporary five-room mountain lodge sits directly across from Donner Lake on over an acre of forest with a creek. The special can be booked through the inn’s website or by calling 530-587-5574.
The Eagle Inn
The Eagle Inn is extending a warm welcome to parents helping their college students get settled, revelers gearing up for the fall festival season, and those just sneaking away for a quick getaway. With its Back to School in Santa Barbara special, guests who book two midweek nights (Sunday through Thursday) receive the third consecutive night free. The innkeepers have even planned a three-day itinerary that takes full advantage of Santa Barbara’s perfect weather and gorgeous beaches. Guests can book directly on the inn’s website with the promo code “deal” or by phone at 805-965-3586.
Fall is the perfect time to escape to Carmel-by-the-Sea, and the Escape & Explore special from the Coachman’s Inn special sweetens the appeal with a 20% discount. On select dates between September 2, 2022, through November 10, 2022, guests can enjoy 20% off the room of their choice. A stay includes the inn’s signature breakfast for two, afternoon wine and cheese, freshly baked cookies, and more. The special is available by booking online or calling 831-624-6421.
For those looking to extend their San Luis Obispo getaway an extra day, Hotel Cerro is offering a Long Weekend special with a whopping 20% off a three-night weekend stay. It’s the perfect way to make the most of a serene coastal getaway or well-earned staycation, in an area that’s simply impossible to experience fully in just two days. The offer is valid through the end of the year, and guests can use promo code ‘3DAYWKND’ when booking online.
Inn at Newport Ranch, Farmhouse Inn, and L’Auberge Carmel
Three bespoke inns in distinct small-town destinations have joined forces to help travelers see California in a new way, and at an incredible value. With the California Dreaming package, guests can experience the breathtaking Mendocino Coast, the vineyards of Sonoma County, and the charming enclave of Carmel-by-the-Sea all in the same trip. Consecutive stays at two of the three inns are 10% off, while guests who book at all three get 15% off. A seasonal gift awaits visitors at each property upon arrival. The Inn at Newport Ranch encompasses seven microclimates on over 2,000 acres of land, including one and a half miles of glorious coastline and 25 miles of trails. Farmhouse Inn is nestled in the Russian River Valley and offers an incredible wine country experience. L’Auberge Carmel is a full-service property in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea, just blocks from the famed Carmel Beach.
Inn at Moonlight Beach
Through November, The Inn at Moonlight Beach is offering its Fall in Love package, a complimentary add-on that includes an organic chocolate snack board, Ayurvedic tea, and a luxurious flower bath with tea candles. The package also includes a $50 per-person credit toward a holistic healing service, Moonlight Massage, or WELL package. The special (valued at over $100) is valid Sunday through Thursday, excluding holidays and weekends. To reserve, mention the “Fall in Love” special in the Special Accommodations field when booking online or call 760-450-5028.
Rest, a Boutique Hotel
Located in the heart of Amador Wine Country, Rest, a boutique hotel is offering the perfect getaway for Zinfandel lovers. When guests book the Zin-Tastic Amador package, they will be greeted en suite with Zinfandel-paired chocolates, a bottle of local old-vine Zinfandel, and a sommelier’s guide to Amador Zinfandel. Also included are vouchers for curated Zinfandel tastings at famed local wineries. The package can be added to any stay at the hotel for just $125. To reserve, call 209-245-6315.
Courtwood Inn is offering a Taste, Stay & Play tour that allows guests to begin their wine country experience at the inn’s front door. For just $145, guests who stay at least two nights (Thursday through Sunday) can book a private wine tour for one or two couples. With four winery stops, the tour includes early check-in, a bottle of Calaveras red or white wine, all tasting fees, and a luncheon charcuterie plate. This cedar log bed and breakfast is set on a five-acre hilltop at 2,500 feet in elevation, with stunning views from every room. Tours can be booked by calling the inn directly at 209-728-8686.
Brewery Gulch Inn
Fall is the most incredible season on the Mendocino Coast, with temperate weather that invites peaceful strolls through forests and long walks on deserted beaches. With its Fall for Mendocino special, Brewery Gulch Inn is offering a 15% discount for stays of three or more nights between November 1- 22, 2022. To receive the discount, guests just need to mention Fall for Mendocino when booking by phone at 707-937-4752, or in the “Additional Information: Special Requests” section when booking online.
Enjoy Coronado Island’s endless summer with a 15% discount off any stay at 1906 Lodge. The quiet and romantic boutique hotel is located just a block from Coronado’s shops and restaurants and just two blocks from the beach. Stays include a complimentary breakfast with mimosas, a happy hour reception, loaner bikes, beach gear, and more. The Stay and Save 15% Discount is valid now through December 31, 2022. Holidays and some weekends are excluded. Guests can book online or call 619-437-1900.
Little River Inn
Little River Inn is offering A Taste of Mendocino Package that combines fall flavors with a fabulous fall getaway. Guests will be greeted upon arrival with a carefully curated arrangement of locally produced sweet and savory snacks, featuring a bottle of Gowan’s Applewine Cider. The package also includes a two-night stay in an ocean view room and cider tasting for two at Gowan’s Orchard. To add the package to your stay, book online or call 1-888-INN-LOVE.
Eden Vale Inn
Eden Vale Inn is known as one of America’s Top 10 Most Romantic Inns, and its A Night Two Remember add-on package has everything an adoring couple needs for the perfect romantic getaway in Northern California. At just $99, the package includes a chilled bottle of champagne, LED candles to set the mood, rose petals on the bed, and a box of local chocolates. The package can be added when booking online or by calling 530-621-0901.
Hotel Bel Air
With its unique Family Time offering, Hotel Bel Air is helping travelers make lasting family memories in Los Angeles. Starting at just $1,415 per night for the whole family, the offer includes a daily breakfast credit of $150 per family, a second connecting or adjoining room for children at up to a 50% savings, a complimentary bottle of champagne for parents, welcome amenities for children, and waived pet fees for up to two dogs. The offer can be reserved online or by calling 424-421-0070.
Fairview Manor Bed & Breakfast
Nestled among the redwoods just north of Santa Cruz, Fairview Manor Bed & Breakfast exudes vintage style. Its four cozy guest rooms feature antiques, collectibles, and original redwood paneling. This fall, the inn is offering a 10% discount off regular rates for stays of three or more nights. Stays include a full breakfast each morning. The discount is available by calling the inn directly at 831-336-3355 or by reserving online and mentioning CABBI in the comments. For online reservations, the discount will be reflected at check-in.
Fess Parker Wine Country Inn
The Fess Parker Wine Country Inn‘s central location and proximity to some of the best wine tasting, dining, and shopping in Santa Barbara County make it the ideal spot for a relaxing fall getaway. This fall, every stay at the inn includes complimentary vouchers for tastings at Fess Parker Winery and Epiphany Cellars, two Fess Parker Family Portfolio properties. The Fess Parker Wine Country Inn also offers additional two-for-one tasting vouchers at a handful of other local wineries and tasting rooms.