Romantic Getaways at Bargain Rates
The secret to an affordable, romantic getaway this month is pointing your GPS north. Thanks to some great deals at California’s higher latitudes, there’s no time like the present to enjoy a relaxing escape to Napa wine country, do some storm watching on the Mendocino coast, explore the snowy wonderlands of the Sierras, or stroll the wind-tossed beaches of the Monterey Peninsula.
Affordable Winter Escapes to Wine Country
Once the vines go dormant and all the wine has been tucked away into barrels, winter is the most relaxing of seasons in Napa Valley. Thanks to limited-time winter offers, it’s also the perfect time to visit. You can unwind with wine by the fire at Napa’s Inn at Randolph and extend your midweek stay with the inn’s “three nights for the price of two” special through March 30, 2020. In Calistoga, save 25% off two or more midweek nights at the Mount View Hotel & Spa when you when book direct and pre-pay.
Storm Watching Deals on the Mendocino Coast
The rugged beauty of the Mendocino coastline is a made all the more dramatic by winter storms that roll in off the sea. Enjoy the storm watching while cuddled by the fire in a cozy oceanfront bed and breakfast. A wellness-centered eco-resort, Stanford Inn by the Sea is offering a 30% discount on rates that include free use of mountain bikes, access to the heated indoor pool, sauna and hot tub, and an organic breakfast each morning. If you’re an active or retired military member, you can enjoy savings of 25% off at the Elk Cove Inn & Spa, which offers panoramic ocean views, evening happy hour, and an abundant breakfast buffet.
Discounted Snowy Winter Wonderland Getaways
Up in the mountains, you’ll find savings ranging from 25% to 30%–with rates starting as low as $133 per night. Just south of Lassen National Park, stay two nights at the upscale rustic Highlands Ranch Resort and get the second night 50% off. The special is valid Thursday through Sunday through April 30, 2020. Five minutes from Sugar Bowl Resort, Donner Lake Inn is offering three nights for the price of two for Tuesday-Thursday night stays in one of the inn’s cozy queen rooms. Near Dodge Ridge Ski Area, Tuesdays are free with any four-night stay at the McCaffrey House Bed & Breakfast Inn. For three-night stays that include a Tuesday, Tuesday is 50% off.
Nature and Culture on the Monterey Peninsula at Great Bargains
Thanks to its prime location on the Pacific Coast and an abundance of natural and cultural attractions, the Monterey Peninsula is one of California’s most desirable destinations. It’s certainly not a place where you’d expect to score a night’s stay for under a hundred bucks. Centrella Inn in Pacific Grove is promising exactly that, with a two-night stay in their recently remodeled Victorian Premier Rooms for just $199 plus tax. Just a block from the beach in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Colonial Terrace Inn is offering mid-week stays for as low as $195 per night, nearly 25% off its regular rates.