For Mother’s Day, Give the Gift of Future Travel to a California B&B
Gathering the extended family for a Mother’s Day brunch may be out of the question this year, but you can still treat mom to what she really needs: a pampered escape once all of this is over. While most boutique hotels and bed and breakfast inns in California are temporarily closed due to the current shelter-in-place restrictions, many inns are offering discounts on gift certificates for future stays with flexible booking dates and special perks for moms.
Although Catalina Island is temporarily closed to visitors, the sleek and modern Aurora Hotel is offering a special way to celebrate moms. The hotel is offering a 10% discount on gift certificates purchased for Mother’s Day. The certificates can be used as soon as the hotel re-opens. Moms gifted with the certificates will also receive a complimentary bottle of wine upon their arrival. Gift certificates for the hotel can be purchased by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nestled in the heart of Mendocino Village, Headlands Inn is a charming retreat just a stone’s throw from the village shops, galleries, and restaurants. For Mother’s Day, the inn is offering a 15% discount on gift certificates for future stays. For gift certificate purchases of $300 or more, mom will also receive a $50 gift card to Mendocino’s Café Beaujolais. Gift certificates can be purchased on the inn’s website.
The Gables Wine Country Inn
In honor of Mother’s Day, the Gables Wine Country Inn is offering a 20% discount on all gift certificates. Just south of Santa Rosa in Sonoma wine country, the Victorian inn features elegant rooms furnished with antiques, luxurious bedding, and claw foot tubs. A stay includes a three-course breakfast served each morning and a wine passport for complimentary wine tastings. To purchase a gift certificate for a future stay at the inn, please call at 707-585-7777.
In Healdsburg, the Camellia Inn is serving up extra love for mom along with discounted gift certificates. Every week for two months after the inn re-opens, they will be celebrating “Make-Up Mother’s Day.” Make a reservation for mom on any Sunday night during the promotion, and she’ll receive a welcome gift and a card upon arrival. Then on Monday morning of her stay, she’ll be treated to a special breakfast including sparkling wine and dishes just for the occasion. In addition, the inn is offering a 20% discount for on gift certificates good for any upcoming visit. To purchase a gift certificate, visit the inn’s website. For reservations, call 707-433-8182.
Inn at Newport Ranch
On a 2,000 acre ranch in Mendocino County, the Inn at Newport Ranch offers a breathtakingly beautiful retreat with sweeping ocean vistas, sandy beaches, redwood forests, and 20 miles of private trails. For Mother’s Day, the inn is offering 15% off gift certificates valid for stays through the end of the year. Certain blackout dates apply. The offer is not applicable for packages or special promotions. To purchase a gift certificate, please call the inn at 707-962-4818.
Grand Reserve Inn
Treat mom to an escape to the exclusive Grand Reserve Inn in Amador wine country with the inn’s Mother’s Day Gift Certificate Package Deal. The offer is valid for stays between June and September 2020, and includes accommodations for two in a King Suite, a glass of wine upon arrival, a complimentary one-hour massage, complimentary evening wine and cheese, a full gourmet breakfast delivered to the suite, and a VIP wine tasting at Wilderotter Vineyard. To reserve, please call the inn directly at 209-245-5466. Reservations are fully refundable up to 14 days prior to check-in.
Carmel Valley Lodge
Looking forward to brighter days ahead, the Carmel Valley Lodge is offering a special discount on gift certificates just in time for Mother’s Day. Purchase a $500 gift certificate before May 31, 2020, and receive a 10% discount for stays before April 30, 2021. Carmel Valley Lodge is a peaceful sanctuary nestled on three acres with a sparkling pool, spa, and fire pits with views of Carmel Valley’s rolling hills. To purchase a gift certificate, call 831-659-2261.
Perfect for Mother’s Day, Sonoma County’s luxurious Farmhouse Inn is offering a special 20% discount for gift certificate purchases of $100 or more. The inn is ranked as one of the most highly-rated hotels in the world, with an exquisite spa and a Michelin-starred restaurant. Gift certificates are available as either an e-gift card or a physical gift card, and can be purchased online using promo code FHIFUTURE.
Surprise mom with a future beach vacation to Coronado Island. For Mother’s Day, the 1906 Lodge is offering 25% off gift certificates. A $200 gift certificate can be purchased for just $150. Tucked into a quiet neighborhood within an easy stroll of Coronado’s shops and cafes and just two blocks from the beach, the lodge exudes a tranquil elegance with an upscale coastal vibe. To purchase a gift certificate, please call the inn at 619-437-1900 or email email@example.com.
McCaffrey House Bed & Breakfast Inn
Plan a mountain getaway to the McCaffrey House Bed & Breakfast Inn and save with value-added gift cards. The charming, three-story mountain lodge is nestled in a quiet forest hollow with views from every room. For every $100 gift card purchase, the inn is adding $20. For example, a $300 gift card purchase would be valued at $360. Gift cards are valid for any future stay through December 31, 2021. To receive the offer, gift cards for the inn must be purchased online before June 1, 2020.
Four Sisters Inns
Purchase a gift certificate of $300 or more with the Four Sisters Inns and receive additional perks for stays at any one of their 16 distinctive bed and breakfast inns. The additional perks include breakfast in bed for two, a guestroom upgrade upon check-in (if available), and a copy of The Kitchen at Four Sisters Inns hard-cover cookbook. Stays also include complimentary afternoon wine and appetizers, freshly baked cookies, bicycles to borrow, and more. The “Keep Dreaming” gift certificate offer is valid now through May 31, 2020. To purchase, visit the website or call 831-649-0908.
The Eagle Inn
Located just two blocks from the beach and the marina in Santa Barbara’s popular West Best neighborhood, The Eagle Inn is offering a sale on gift certificates for future stays at the inn. Now through May 15, 2020, you can receive an additional 20% on the value of any gift certificate. For example, a $120 gift certificate will only cost $100. Gift certificates can be purchased online or by calling 805-965-3586. To redeem the certificate, reservations must be booked directly through the inn.
Benbow Historic Inn
Nestled on the banks of the Eel River in the heart of Northern California’s redwood country, Benbow Historic Inn is offering added value on gift certificates for future travel as well as additional perks. Now through May 31, 2020, you can receive an additional 20% on the value of any gift certificate. A $50 gift certificate will be valued at $60, and a $100 gift certificate will be valued at $120. Purchase a gift certificate with a value of $500 or more, and receive an additional bonus of either an 18-hole round of golf for two with a cart or a $50 food and beverage credit at the inn. To purchase a gift certificate, call the inn at 707-923-2124.
Alegria Oceanfront Inn & Cottages
Plan for a post-quarantine vacation for mom at Alegria Oceanfront Inn & Cottages, where she’ll find one of Mendocino Village’s best kept secrets with secluded ocean views and a private path to the beach. To help with planning, the inn is offering a 10% bonus added to the value of any gift certificate purchase for the inn. You can purchase a gift certificates for Alegria online or call 707-937-5150.
CABBI Gift Certificates
If you’re not sure which B&B your mom would want to visit, you could purchase a CABBI gift certificate, which is valid at most CABBI-member inns with no expiration date. Use code MOM2020 to have the processing fee waived and receive free priority shipping on orders over $150. The offer is valid now through May 10, 2020.