Unique Travel and Dining for an Unforgettable Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is just around the corner (May 8, 2022), so there’s no time like the present to start thinking of a gift as comforting, luxurious, and tailor-made as a mother’s love. Since the charm of a boutique inn checks all the boxes, we’ve rounded up some unique Mother’s Day gift ideas from members of the California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns (CABBI). Whether Mom prefers a decadent brunch, a quiet getaway, or the chance to choose her own adventure, there’s an idea here that will let her know without question how much she’s appreciated.
Mother’s Day Brunches
Volcano Union Pub + Inn
Volcano Union Pub + Inn is hosting its annual Mother’s Day Brunch, featuring delicacies like house-smoked salmon eggs benedict, sourdough berry French toast with bacon, and chicken and mushroom crepes. The pub’s regular lunch and dinner menus will still be available, along with a Mother’s Day dinner special. And by adding a stay in one of the inn’s four guest rooms, loved ones can easily turn Mom’s special day into a peaceful Gold Country getaway. Brunch reservations are available by calling 209-296-7711.
The culinary team at Hotel Cerro’s Brasserie SLO has created a Mother’s Day menu sure to impress any hard-working Mom. Menu highlights include crab cake Benedict, lobster, and pea risotto, lemon poppy seed waffles, whole-roasted prime rib, and pan-seared Alaskan halibut. Paired with bottomless mimosas, a bottle of champagne, and a choice of fresh-pressed juices, this delightful brunch in walkable downtown San Luis Obispo is the perfect way to show Mom just how much her loved ones appreciate her. For reservations, call 805-592-3880.
Skyview Los Alamos
Norman Restaurant at Skyview Los Alamos is offering a two-course Mother’s Day brunch for just $40 (with available add-ons). It’s the perfect gift for a deserving mother, complete with good conversation, casually elegant menu items like the popular Wagyu beef Bates burger, and a drink list highlighting the best winemakers in the region. Whether from a cozy corner booth or poolside, Mom will appreciate the opportunity to spend time with her favorite people while perched on a hillside overlooking Santa Ynez wine country. Reservations are available on OpenTable.
Inn at Zaca Creek
This year’s three-course prix fixe Mother’s Day brunch at The Tavern at Zaca Creek promises to be an elegant culinary excursion fit for a queen. Amidst the old-world Santa Ynez Valley charm of a brick-walled tavern built half a century ago, mother and guests can choose from starters that include Ligurian-cured halibut crostini with red onion and chili flakes, main entrees like soft scrambled eggs with Grana Padano and truffle, and a luscious dessert of chocolate and pistachio cream cannoli. Call 805-688-2412 or email The Tavern for more information and reservations.
Luxe hotel packages for Mother’s Day
After brunch at Brasserie SLO, Mom will surely want to check in for a Central Coast getaway, and Hotel Cerro is making that easy by offering a 25% discount on stays from April 10th through May 15th. Also included is a $50 property credit at Brasserie SLO or the full-service Spa Cerro. Mom won’t miss the typical flowers and chocolates when she’s made the star of her own travel show. Use promo code “MOMLOVE” when checking room availability.
Inn at Moonlight Beach
For stays from May 4th through 10th, Inn at Moonlight Beach is offering a Divine Mother’s Day Celebration with any stay. Simply by mentioning the special when booking, thoughtful loved ones will procure for Mom a complimentary alfresco herbal foot soak featuring essential oils and medicinal botanicals from the inn’s biodynamic garden, a pot of ayurvedic tea, and an organic chocolate and fruit plate. The result will be soothed muscles, hydrated skin, and alleviated aches and pains.
For just $499 plus tax, Mom can experience the Monterey Peninsula from one of the recently remodeled Victorian Premier Rooms at Centrella Inn. In addition to the two-night stay, this special package includes a dozen seasonal flowers, chocolate-covered strawberries, and champagne, plus morning scones, yogurt parfait, and coffee. Based on double occupancy, the package is available for stays from May 6th through 8th. Other restrictions may apply. To reserve, call the inn directly at 831-372-3372 or visit their website.
Gift certificates for Mother’s Day
With a gift card from Coronado’s 1906 Lodge, Mom can create her own coastal getaway, choosing between a historic lodge room, garden suite, garden spa suite, or grande spa suite overlooking a beautifully landscaped courtyard. Grande Spa Suites boast huge in-room spa tubs, private porches to catch the ocean breeze, and fireplaces facing fing-sized beds. All accommodations include the lodge’s signature breakfast, mimosas, happy hour wine and hors d’oeuvres, on-site parking, bikes, and other exclusive perks.
With 25 guest rooms from which to choose, Mom is sure to find a favorite at Pacific Grove’s Centrella Inn. Many of the rooms at this striking Victorian feature antique furnishings and clawfoot soaking tubs. Some even offer ocean views. Always included are the inn’s signature breakfast cooked fresh each morning, early evening wine & hors d’oeuvres, and freshly-baked cookies in the evening. Call 855-204-6358 to purchase a gift certificate to present on Mother’s Day.
CABBI Gift Certificates
In addition to the Mother’s Day offers from individual inns, CABBI also offers gift certificates for celebrating mom. The CABBI gift certificates can be used at nearly 200 inns around the state, including wine country escapes, coastal retreats, and mountain hideaways. CABBI gift certificates are available in any dollar amount and have no expiration date. To order a CABBI gift certificate, visit cabbi.com/gift-cards.