Mother’s Day Getaways, Brunches, and More for 2023
Whether it’s the one you or your kids call mom, the sister or daughter who’s now raising her own children, or the circle of mom pals you lean on, honor the special person in your life this Mother’s Day (May 14, 2023) with a pampered getaway, curated gift bundle, or scrumptious brunch at these California boutique hotels and B&Bs.
The Stanford Inn by the Sea
The Stanford Inn by the Sea in Mendocino is offering a Mother’s Day Stay and Brunch package that includes a two-night stay and a gourmet spread at the inn’s Ravens Restaurant. Moms will be treated to a glass of local sparkling wine at brunch. The menu features Ravens’ signature Stanford Herbed Polenta entrée of grilled sun-dried tomato polenta served with braised garden greens and cashew cream sauce as well as the popular Portobello Benedict with house-made English muffins stacked with spinach, grilled tomato, and portobello mushroom and finished with a rich hollandaise sauce. The brunch menu also includes a variety of other sweet and savory plant-based options. The two-night Mother’s Day package is priced from $882, plus tax and fees, and includes brunch, breakfast for the other morning, and Afternoons at the Inn. Call (707) 937-5615.
Inn at Moonlight Beach
Nothing says “Thanks, Mom!” like a gift certificate for a therapeutic 60-minute massage and an overnight stay at the Inn at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. This restful retreat includes the sanctuary of afternoon teatime with snacks, organic breakfast delivered to the room, and a bath ritual infused with flowers and herbs from the inn’s biodynamic garden. Optional add-ons such as a relaxing foot soak in the peaceful garden or a gourmet chocolate and fruit board are available. Use the code THANKSMOM for 10% off gift card purchases before Mother’s Day. Gift certificates are valid for six months from the purchase date and can be emailed for immediate delivery.
Mar Vista Farm & Cottages
On the Mendocino Coast, Mar Vista Farm & Cottages is an idyllic place to bring your mom. Through May 14, 2023, Mar Vista is offering 10% off gift card purchases and direct bookings made in your mom’s honor. Reservations must be made for stays in the 2023 calendar year. Upon arrival, your mom will be treated to a small gift. Enter promotion code MOMS23 to receive the discount. Interested in sharing a visit to Mar Vista with your mom? Visit together and receive a breakfast basket of farm-fresh treats delivered to each cottage. Use promotion code WITHMOMS23 to receive the package.
Brewery Gulch Inn
Treat Mom to a rejuvenating Mendocino getaway with Brewery Gulch Inn & Spa’s Rosé in May lodging package. In addition to luxurious accommodations, delicious daily breakfast, complimentary wine hour, and unlimited access to the inn’s famous Great Room with views of Smuggler’s Cove, guests who Rosé in May will receive a complimentary bottle of rosé wine to enjoy at their leisure. The package also includes a surprise gift for Mom to take home in remembrance of her pampered time on the Mendocino coast. Book online and mention Rosé in May to apply this special offer to your May 2023 reservation. Offer is limited and restricted to new reservations only.
Black Bear Lodge
South Lake Tahoe’s Black Bear Lodge is showering moms with Mother’s Day appreciation during the whole month of May. Every mom who stays at Black Bear Lodge in May will receive a Comfort & Care gift bundle featuring curated items from owner (and mother) Rachel’s list of favorite things. The gift bundle includes an East York Street candle, salt scrub from Three Sisters Apothecary, chocolate truffles from Le Belge, and an arrangement of fresh spring flowers. Book online with code iheartMOM to redeem.
Timber Cove Resort
Timber Cove Resort is pairing its breathtaking location on the Sonoma Coast with an exquisite made-for-mom menu on Sunday, May 14, 2023. Point Reyes oysters, coffee-rubbed flat iron steak, pan-seared salmon, and farmers’ frittata are just a few dishes featured on the Mother’s Day brunch menu. Brunch will be served in the resort’s Coast Kitchen restaurant from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Coast Kitchen, open to Timber Cove guests and the public, is known for its seasonal cuisine featuring locally sourced ingredients and wines from the Sonoma region. Timber Cove guests can call the front desk or reservations (707-847-3231) to book a table. Brunch reservations can also be made online through RESY.
Santa Barbara Hotel Collection
Santa Barbara sister properties Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach, Inn by the Harbor, and Lavender Inn by the Sea are honoring motherhood with a Four Days/Three Nights in Paradise package sure to bring a smile to any mother’s face. The package includes three nights’ accommodations at the inn of your choice, $50 dining credit at Bouchon restaurant, a sunset cruise, a guided Santa Barbara wine country tour, a welcome bottle of local chardonnay, pinot noir, or sparkling cider, gourmet chocolates, and a gift card for McConnell’s ice cream – a local favorite since 1949. This package requires a minimum three-day advanced reservation. Activities are subject to availability. Other restrictions apply. Contact the inns for rates and cancellation policies.
Highlands Ranch Resort
Lassen Volcanic National Park is the backdrop to a relaxing Mother’s Day getaway to Highlands Ranch Resort, a 175-acre forested estate with seven luxuriously appointed cottages. This Mother’s Day, Highlands Ranch is offering a special brunch menu of hand-crafted meals, seasonal specials, and smooth beverages delivered with distinguished service. For the gift of travel, Highlands Ranch Resort gift cards are available for purchase online.
The Cow Tipper restaurant at Oceanpoint Ranch is the Cambria hot spot for raising a toast to moms this Mother’s Day. Ranch-chic casual and spacious, The Cow Tipper is perfect for families with hearty appetites. On Mother’s Day, special breakfast items like garden frittata and strawberry ricotta French toast will be featured alongside the Tipper’s regular breakfast favorites like the wrangler burrito, chicken and waffles, and canteen hash. Make reservations online at OpenTable.
Treat mom to a garden of delights and pampering with a stay at the Lavender Inn in Ojai. The inn offers massage in an intimate spa studio as well as an outdoor massage gazebo tucked away in the back gardens. With the inn’s Treat Her Right package, you can surprise Mom with champagne, chocolates, and a bouquet of fresh flowers in the room to take home. The add-on package is just $95. In addition, the Lavender Inn is offering an expanded breakfast on Mother’s Day to include specially prepared pastries, scones, and other treats, as well as a mimosa bar.
CABBI Gift Certificates
In addition to Mother’s Day offers from individual inns, CABBI offers gift certificates for celebrating moms any time of year. CABBI gift certificates can be used at nearly 200 inns around the state, including wine country escapes, beachside getaways, desert oases, and mountain retreats. CABBI gift certificates are available in any dollar amount and have no expiration date. Order online at cabbi.com/gift-cards.