Photo Source: Village Lodge, Mammoth Lakes
The Village Lodge at Mammoth Lakes, California is part of the Mammoth Mountain Lodging Collection’s distinctive series of properties that make up the largest grouping of year-round accommodations available in Mammoth Lakes, California. At an elevation of 8000 ft., the Village Lodge itself provides 205 units in three distinct buildings of four or five floors each. Visitors will be at the center of town where there’s gondola access to the slopes (approximately December through April), easy access to the free Mammoth area shuttle system, free parking, and loads of shopping, dining and nightlife options.
Photo Source: Ponte Vineyard Inn, Temecula
The Ponte Vineyard Inn in Temecula, California is surrounded by 300 acres of Ponte Family Estate and offers 60 elegant and eco-friendly guestrooms with private sitting balconies overlooking the vineyards and San Jacinto and Mt. Palomar mountains. The inn is a country hotel and its parking lot is made of pervious DG (Decomposed Granite, AKA Dirt & Gravel) and has a captivatingly wonderful pond that attracts a multitude of wildlife. The inn’s Bouquet Restaurant provides visitors with a relaxing and romantic ambience including fountain courtyard and vineyard views. Downstairs, visitors will encounter the rustic Cellar Lounge and its small-plate, gastro pub fare starting at 4pm each evening. The Cellar Lounge boasts a full bar and a complete cellar of all Ponte Wines in addition to a carefully selected list of locally produced wines, signature cocktails and craft beers.
Photo Source: Andaz Hotel, San Diego
The Andaz Hotel in San Diego, California is a boldly progressive addition to the city’s historic Gaslamp Quarter. With its sleek style and fresh attitude, this chic new destination flies in the face of typical hotels in downtown San Diego. The hotel’s 159 ultra-modern guestrooms and suites are studies of style and sensuality dressed in rich textures, warm woods, and daring architectural elements, creating high design sanctuaries of cosmopolitan comfort where visitors often luxuriate in the fashionable indulgence of platform beds, glass-enclosed bathrooms and flat screen TVs, details which make Andaz San Diego the most alluring of San Diego hotels.
Photo Source: Casa Laguna Inn & Spa, Laguna Beach
The Casa Laguna Inn & Spa in Laguna Beach, California is unique among Laguna Beach hotels. Intended as a tranquil getaway for couples and individuals, this Coastal California bed and breakfast inn is all about romance and serenity. Maximum occupancy is strictly limited to two persons per room, regardless of age. Thus, the inn has no accommodations suitable for families or groups. However, providing the ultimate in personal attention and service, the inn is consistently rated as one of the top Laguna Beach hotels on TripAdvisor. Relax by the heated pool, take a box lunch to nearby Victoria Beach, schedule a couples massage, or reserve a private sunset soak with champagne. After a restful sleep on a cloudlike, seven-layer bed with luxurious linens, visitors choose from a menu of acclaimed gourmet breakfast entrees served in the garden setting of our Palm Court at no extra charge. Casa Laguna Inn & Spa is within walking distance of two superb restaurants and is just 1.5 miles from downtown Laguna Beach shops, eateries, art galleries, and summer art festivals.
Photo Source: Novato Oaks Inn, Novato
The Novato Oaks Inn in Novato, California is a Marin County resort hotel nestled against the scenic hills of Northern Marin County situated halfway between the business communities of Novato and San Rafael. In 2011, the Novato Oaks Inn was recognized by Best Western International with its highest honor for quality and service. It was one of only 6 hotels in North America (out of 2,400) to receive this prestigious award. The 107 spacious guest rooms and suites are the largest in Marin County and have been designed to bring visitors the ultimate in comfort and convenience. The warm and comfortable lobby greets you with its coffee bar and a private library featuring a varied collection of recent best sellers and literary classics. Each morning visitors enjoy a deluxe continental breakfast buffet served on the Club Level adjacent to the garden pool deck and then on to discover the beauty and diversity of Marin County. Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, or the quaint town of Petaluma. Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley and the city of San Francisco are all less than 30-minute drives away. The Novato Oaks Inn is proud to be a California Certified Green Hotel and 100% non-smoking.
Photo Source: Milliken Creek Inn & Spa, Napa
The Milliken Creek Inn & Spa in Napa, California is an elegant Napa hotel hidden away on three verdant acres overlooking the idyllic Napa River, in California’s esteemed wine country. In this superb Napa Valley setting, sumptuous accommodations are bathed in serene colors and accented with an exotic flair. Thoughtful touches invite pampering and romance, such as flickering fireplaces, canopy beds with the finest linens, rain showers and oversized hydrotherapy tubs outfitted with green tea bath salts and votive candles. Combining the best signature service of larger Napa hotels with a very exclusive and intimate ambience, this luxury Napa hotel offers 12 exclusive and very private suites, each with a unique style all its own. Visitors find they can ease into their day with a gourmet breakfast served wherever they wish, from the privacy of a private room to al fresco on the Waterfall Terrace. And at day’s end, visitors may wish to unwind at the Magic Hour, the inn’s complimentary wine and cheese reception area.
Photo Source: Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, Fish Camp
The Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite in Fish Camp, California is an all-season destination located just two miles from Yosemite National Park’s south entrance. The resort features AAA Four-Diamond accommodations, including Lodge Rooms and Three-Diamond Cottage Rooms, offering the cozy feel of a mountain retreat with the amenities of a world-class resort. A full-service spa with 12 treatment rooms, men’s and women’s steam rooms and saunas, relaxation rooms, fitness center, signature organic treatments and a spa boutique with local and organic product lines. Two indoor heated pools, a newly expanded outdoor pool area complete with a zero-entry main pool and adjacent kids’ splash pool, poolside cabanas and café. And Tenaya Lodge’s dining options range from the casual to the candlelit with five dining venues, on property, featuring fresh, local, sustainable cuisine. In addition to Yosemite National Park hiking, biking, climbing, and sightseeing, this mountain resort features archery, racquetball, rock climbing, swimming, kids’ camp, sledding, ice skating and guided hikes. Enjoy!