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Newsletter Archive

February 2024 – Most Romantic Small-Town Getaways in California; A Luxe, Romantic Hideaway in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley; Best Saunas to Warm Your Body and Soul This Winter; Chewy Chocolate Cookies from The Ballard Inn

January 2024 – Best Inns for Whale Watching on the California Coast; Newly-Revamped Hotels to Visit in 2024; Watching Sunsets and Whales from Mendocino Seaside Cottage; Fiscalini Cheddar Pimento Cheese

December 2023 – Magical Inns for the Holiday Season; Save with Winter Deals at California Inns; A Sonoma Coast Resort Built in Harmony with Nature; Orange Cranberry Chocolate Chip Toasted Walnut Scones

November 2023 – Coziest Boutique Hotels for Winter in California; Explore California’s Historic Missions Along the Camino Real; Best Boutique Hotels for Thanksgiving Dinner 2023; The Enduring Charm of Santa Barbara’s Oldest Hotel

October 2023 – Best Outdoor Fire Pits at California Inns; Best Places for Fall Color in California; Savor Santa Barbara’s Coastal Paradise This Fall; Pistachio-Encrusted Rock Cod with Riesling Beurre Blanc and Grape Relish from Brewery Gulch Inn

September 2023 – Harvest Festivals and Events Honor California’s Bounty; Explore a Remote Coastal Wonderland at The Inn at Newport Ranch; Fall Travel Specials at California’s Boutique Hotels and B&Bs; Poached Eggs on Polenta with Tomato Salsa from Churchill Manor

August 2023 – 12 Remote California Inns Close to Nature; Best Places to Wake Up in a Vineyard; Two Unique Silicon Valley Boutique Hotels Built by Women; Stacked Caprese Salad with Asparagus from McCaffrey House Bed & Breakfast Inn

July 2023 – Poolside Escapes for a Relaxing Summer Retreat; A Sweet Taste of Farm Life on the Southern Mendocino Coast; A Restorative Escape to Ojai, Southern California’s Shangri-La; Crustless Quiche from Seagull Inn Bed & Breakfast

June 2023 – River and Lake Retreats for a Summer Getaway; Paddling the Coves and Sea Caves of the Mendocino Coast; California Babymoon Packages for Pre-Parenthood Bliss; Grilled Oysters from The Genevieve

May 2023 – 12 Quiet, Uncrowded Beach Destinations in California; A Gourmet-Fueled Getaway to Berkeley; Mother’s Day Getaways, Brunches, and More for 2023; Lemon Bars from Alegria Oceanfront Inn & Cottages

April 2023 – Finding Refuge in the Secret Gardens of California Inns; Horseback Riding and Relaxation at Circle Bar B Guest Ranch; Elevated Cannabis Experiences from California Boutique Hotels and B&Bs; Eggs Diavolo from Inn at Sonoma

March 2023 – Rediscovering the Enchantment of Downtown Santa Barbara; A Magical Coastal Nature Retreat Near Half Moon Bay; Spring Lodging Specials and Packages for 2023; Chilled Crab Gazpacho from Montecito Inn

February 2023 – California’s Most Romantic Boutique Hotels and B&Bs; Discover the Uncrowded Seaside Haven of Summerland; Tie the Knot with Elopement Packages from California Inns; Dungeness Crab Benedict from Nick’s Cove

January 2023 – 6 Newly-Revamped Hotels to Visit in 2023; Host a Private Chef Dinner at a California Boutique Hotel; Mine + Farm: A Modern, Thoughtfully-Designed Spin on a Bed and Breakfast Inn; Cinnamon Bread Pudding Surprise with Caramelized Apples from Donner Lake Inn

December 2022 – Wintertime Magic in Sonoma County; 12 Wellness Retreats to Reset for the New Year; Cozy Up with Winter Lodging Specials from California Inns; Kelly’s Famous Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies from Chateau Tivoli

November 2022 – 14 Historic Lighthouses that Still Watch Over the California Coast; 10 Victorian Hotels that Transport Guests to California’s Gilded Age; Best Boutique Hotels for Thanksgiving Dinner 2022; Tortilla Soup from Hotel Bel-Air

October 2022 – Book a Spooky Stay at One of California’s Historic, Haunted Hotels; Wildlife Adventures and Fine Dining in Bodega Bay; 25 Boutique Hotels for an Unforgettable Corporate Retreat; Morning Pie from Elk Cove Inn & Spa

September 2022 – Best Places to Wake Up in a Vineyard; Hottest Performing Arts Tickets in California this Fall; Fantastic Fall Specials at California’s Boutique Hotels; Cloud Soufflé from Gables Wine Country Inn

August 2022 – 12 Most Pet-Friendly Boutique Hotels and B&Bs in California; California’s 10 Best Cycling Destinations; Intimate B&Bs Near the Beach in Los Angeles; Martha’s Southwestern Eggs from the Headlands Inn

July 2022 – 7 Revamped Motor Lodges for Your Next Road Trip; Endless Views and Endless Summer in Dana Point; An Unexpected Oasis of Modern Design in Downtown Napa; Rainbow Beet Salad from the Brewery Gulch Inn

June 2022 – Best Places to Kayak and SUP in California; 10 Fun, Family-Friendly Boutique Hotels in California; A Luxurious Base Camp and a Taste of Summer in Napa Valley; Crustless Gluten-Free Leek Quiche from Monte Cristo Inn

May 2022 – A Guide to Visiting California’s National Parks in 2022; Yountville: Exploring Napa Valley’s Culinary Epicenter; 7 Over-the-Top Breakfast Experiences at California Boutique Inns; Pasadena: A Treasure Trove of Cultural and Culinary Attractions

April 2022 – Top Green Boutique Hotels in California; Calistoga’s Soothing Hot Springs and Mud Baths; Unique Travel and Dining for an Unforgettable Mother’s Day; Music Festival Season Returns to California

March 2022 – 9 California Destinations for Spectacular Spring Wildflowers; Springtime Specials and Packages for a Season of Renewal; Lemon Pound Cake Muffins from Hennessey House; Profiles in Hospitality: Interviews with 6 California Innkeepers

February 2022 Most Romantic Suites at California Boutique Hotels; Solo Vacations in California: the Best Destination Inns for Traveling Alone; Savor a Romantic Valentine’s Dinner at Home with Recipes from California’s Boutique Inns; A Romantic Seaside Escape to Quiet Cambria

January 20229 New and Newly Revamped Boutique Hotels to Visit in 2022; 15 Cozy Winter Cabins in California; Savor Cabernet Season with a Stay in Napa Valley this Winter; Midwinter Herbal Tea Blend from Westport Hotel

December 2021Best Fireplaces at California Inns; Save with Winter Lodging Specials; Dungeness Crab Mac and Cheese from Nick’s Cove; Holiday Magic Returns to San Francisco this Season

November 2021 – 7 Festive California Getaways for the Holiday Season; Best Thanksgiving Dinners at California Boutique Hotels for 2021; Croissant French Toast with Spiced Fall Fruit from Candlelight Inn; Modern Luxury and Timeless Elegance of the Hotel Drisco

October 2021 – 10 Charming Small-Town Getaways for Fall; Best Historic and Outdoor Attractions at the Presidio in San Francisco; Most Unique Amenities at California Inns; East Brother Light Station Reopens to Visitors

September 2021 – Best Places for Fall Color in California; San Francisco’s Vibrant Mission District Offers Authentic Taste of the City; Enticing Fall Specials and Packages at California Inns; The Recipe for Market Mushroom Strudel from Simpson House Inn

August 2021 – Time Travel Escapes at California Boutique Hotels; Best Boutique Hotels in California’s College Towns; The Recipe for Bacon-Wrapped Polenta with Baked Eggs from the Inn on Randolph

July 2021 – The Best Time to Visit San Francisco is Now; Summer Stargazing at California’s Secluded B&Bs; Best Post-Pandemic Guest Service Innovations at California Inns; The Recipe for Raspberry Pikelets with Mascarpone from The Bissell House

June 2021 – Best Outdoor Fire Pits to Cozy Up to at California Inns; 12 Quiet, Uncrowded Beach Destinations in California; Best Summer Cocktails to Celebrate California’s Reopening; Tee Off Summer with Golf Packages from California Inns

May 2021 – 3 California Summer Road Trips; How to Spend a Perfect Weekend on Catalina Island; Pineapple Ricotta Muffins from Napa’s Hennessey House; Elopement Packages for a Memorable Wedding

April 2021 – 23 Rural Escapes to Cure Post-Pandemic Cabin Fever; Two Enchanting Escapes in Marin County; 6 California Babymoon Packages for Pre-Parenthood Bliss; Spring Blooms and Inspiring Seascapes on the Mendocino Coast

March 2021 – Suites with the Best Views; Spring Staycation Specials from California Inns; 3 Fast Breakfast Recipes; Work from Home Packages at California Inns

February 2021 – 10 Snowy Winter Escapes in California; Sweeten Valentine’s Day with Dessert Recipes from California B&Bs; Dreamy Bathtubs for a Warm Winter Soak; Design Inspiration from 4 California Inns

January 2021 – Order Take-Out for California Restaurant Month; 11 Wellness Retreats for 2021; California Inns Featured in Film and Television Shows; Mökki Pannukakku from Tahoma Meadows B&B Cottages