Over-the-Top Romance Packages for Valentine’s Day from California Inns
SACRAMENTO, CA [January 17, 2017]--It’s that time of year when dutiful suitors, sweethearts, and spouses by the millions show up with drug-store chocolates and grocery-store flowers. But special romances require special displays of affection. The California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns (CABBI) has compiled a list of romance packages from California inns that have thought past the expected, curating experiences that will turn anyone into a romantic superhero with a simple phone call or a few clicks on the web.
Brewery Gulch Inn’s Once-in-a-Lifetime Package “Romance on the North Coast” is beyond sublime. The experience begins with front-door pickup in the Bay Area by a personal driver and includes a four-day, three-night stay in a 700 square-foot ocean-front cottage; use of a Porsche 911 Cabriolet; Roederer’s L’Ermitage sparkling wine; dinners on two evenings at Cafe Beaujolais and the Ledford House, plus a chef-prepared, five-course, wine-paired in-suite dinner; breakfast at the inn each morning; behind-the-scenes tastings and private lunch in the nearby Anderson Valley Wine Country; a private, guided redwood forest horseback ride; in-suite couples massages overlooking the Pacific; a chauffeured drive back to the Bay area; and more (visit www.brewerygulchinn.com for details). The package price is $10,000 per couple, and there is limited availability. Call the inn directly at 800-578-4454 to reserve.
Be whisked away to Catalina Island with Aurora Hotel’s Catalina Celebrity Style Package. This decadent package features two nights in the Aurora Suite (the hotel’s most luxurious accommodation), helicopter transportation to the island aboard Island Express, a bouquet of flowers upon arrival, dinner for two, a bottle of wine or sparkling cider, pampering at Island Spa Catalina, and return boat transportation. The package rate is $2,103 mid-week and $2,215 on weekends, including taxes. These rates are valid through March 31, 2018. Dinner reservations must be made by hotel staff. Guests may call the hotel directly at 310-510-0454 to make a reservation or visit www.auroracatalina.com for more details.
With the Churchill Manor Bed and Breakfast’s Indulge Package, guests enjoy a three-night stay in a luxurious guest room. Upon arrival they will find chilled Napa Valley champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries in the with room, along with a welcome basket featuring two individually sized luxury robes and slippers, a bottle of Churchill Manor Estate Cabernet wine, two keepsake logo wine glasses, and a box of custom chocolate truffles infused with Churchill Manor Estate Cabernet wine. The package also includes two one-hour Swedish massages, a six-hour winery tour with private driver (tasting fees included), and a picnic lunch complete with linens, tableware, and fresh flowers. The package adds $1,499 to a three-night stay; additional nights may be added. Call 707-253-7733 to book, or visit www.churchillmanor.com.
The Martine Inn’s exclusive Ultimate Fireside Romance Package provides an indulgent oceanfront escape to Pacific Grove. The package includes a two-night mid-week stay in a Romantic Fireside Room; a $100 gift certificate to Fandango Restaurant; two tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium; a 60-minute split massage (30 minutes each); chocolate truffles; a bottle of sparkling wine or cider; and two monogrammed Martine Inn bathrobes. The total package cost is $999 plus tax (a $300 savings). Reservations can be made by calling the reservation desk at 831-373-3388 and mentioning the special. See the inn’s website at www.martineinn.com for more details and restrictions.
The Farmhouse Inn’s Farmhouse Romance Package is the perfect easy addition to the perfect Sonoma County stay. The package includes a 60-minute couples’ massage, a small floral bouquet, bubbles on ice in the room on arrival, and a charming keepsake. The inn is also offering the Candlelight Tub Turndown in which guests return to their room to find it aglow in candlelight, with a bubble bath drawn, champagne on ice, rose petals scattered and soft music in the air. Guests can contact the inn at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 707-887-3300 to learn more about adding either of these packages to a stay.
Enjoy a romantic getaway to the redwood coast at the Victorian Inn in Ferndale. The inn’s Inn the Mood for Love Special includes a two-night stay in a larger king second-floor suite or room, where guests will be greeted by a fresh, seasonal floral bouquet, a bottle of chilled champagne, and handmade truffles—all for just $675, tax included. Also included is a delicious full breakfast for two each morning. The special is available year-round, but must be booked directly with the inn by calling 707-786-4949 or visiting www.victorianvillageinn.com.
At just $449 plus tax, the Centrella Inn’s “Romantic Retreat in Pacific Grove” includes a two-night stay in a recently remodeled Victorian Cottage; a $75 dinner voucher at Fandango Restaurant; a complimentary Pacific Grove backpack; the inn’s signature breakfast cooked fresh each morning; evening wine, hors d’oeuvres, and freshly-baked cookies. The offer is valid Sunday through Thursday, now through February 28, 2018. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Reservations must be made directly with the inn, either by phone 800-233-3372 or on the inn’s website at www.centrellainn.com.
The Rekindled Romance Package at Tahoe's Black Bear Lodge includes a bottle of chilled champagne at check-in, one dozen red roses waiting in the room, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a 60-minute in-room couples’ massage. The package price is $350 and can be added to any stay in one of the main lodge guest rooms or cozy cabins. The package is valid the entire month of February. The inn is within walking distance of some of the best restaurants in town and is just a five-minute shuttle ride to Heavenly Mountain. Book now at www.tahoeblackbear.com or by calling 530-544-4451.
For more information on more romantic packages and other lodging deals, visit www.cabbi.com/specials.
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