Bring in the New Year at a California Inn
You can pop the champagne anywhere on New Year’s Eve, but why not celebrate somewhere fabulous such as California. Both romance and wine abound. Wine bottles, for instance, are waiting to be opened in Napa, Sonoma, and Paso Robles where you can stay at well-crafted little inns such as Stahlecker House, Birmingham Bed and Breakfast, or Emily’s House. And what could be more romantic than a carriage ride at The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast or Carriage Vineyards Bed and Breakfast in the Central Coast.
California offers exquisite natural scenery so that you can breathe in the beauty from many areas. The Shaw House Inn near the Redwood National Park is an example of unparalleled opportunity with the immense trees in the Avenue of the Giants 22-mile drive a thrill that soaks the soul in wonder. Or travel to the very southern most region of San Diego and Coronado where you can feel the fine white sand beneath your toes with a balmy beach getaway at Casa Del Mar or Cherokee Lodge. Want to celebrate with the whole family? Make a trip to the family-friendly Hotel Del Sol in San Francisco.
A carriage ride, roses, chocolate, and champagne make for a memorable evening at The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast in Gold Country’s Nevada City. The romantic getaway package also includes a Victorian or Balcony room and reservations for dinner. The little blue house on top of a hill is convenient to the historic downtown.
The Carriage Vineyards Bed and Breakfast in Templeton offers an escape to a 100-acre ranch with 850 olive trees and 27 acres of vineyards. Celebrate the holiday and the inn’s 10 year anniversary where you can receive two bottles of olive oil, two bottles of fruit vinegar, and a bottle of wine when you book two or more rooms.
The Stahlecker House is a secluded one-and-a-half acre estate in Napa which will allow you a ride on the Napa Wine Train to find the perfect wine for toasting the New Year. Make a resolution to conquer a fear of heights on a hot air balloon ride and you’ll see vistas of rolling green vineyards below. Make new friends over a game of yard croquet or with a challenging puzzle. With fine restaurants and spas, Napa is an indulgent getaway.
Sleep in a historic landmark in Sonoma Valley. The Birmingham Bed and Breakfast in Kenwood offers guests a free wine tasting card to more than 20 local vineyards. Receive 25% off the second night or 50% off the third night of a multiple day stay in the main house. Guests may choose the child and pet-friendly Monroe Cottage for a cozy family getaway.
Walk to a celebration at a winery from Emily’s House in Paso Robles. This traditional farmhouse has vintage accents with modern conveniences. Guests are welcome to cook for themselves in the gourmet kitchen. If you stay two nights you’ll receive a romantic dinner for two and wine tour in the special New Year’s package.
Celebrate the New Year with a little bit of the past in Ferndale at The Shaw House Inn, the oldest bed and breakfast in California. An aura of romance surrounds this house which was built for a cherished fiancé. The inn is commemorating the evening with a free bottle of champagne for every guest.
Vintage comfort, Coronado Island, and San Diego call guests to the Cherokee Lodge. Located in a residential district, the historic house is walking distance to restaurants and bistros and live theatre. The Cherokee Roses that border the property and the property’s award-winning garden grace the beach town’s historic cottage area. Reserve any two nights in January and receive the third night for free.
Or spend New Year’s Eve at a Santa Barbara beach and stay a short walk away at Casa Del Mar. Snuggle next to a gas burning fireplace in a suite with a king bed and sitting area. This inn offers a Weekday Deluxe Spa Package including wine and a 90-minute full body massage.
Hotel Del Sol in San Francisco, once a motor lodge, has been transformed into a boutique hotel with colorful rooms. Ask about the Kids are VIPs program. Browse the movie library or star gaze under the palm trees and if you stay anytime through February you’ll qualify to receive 15% off using the promo code LOCAL.