The Price Is Right
6 deals for the off-season
Miles of rolling green vines and abundant grapes during harvest season sure are beautiful, but do you know what’s even more appealing? Wine country without the throngs of tourists.
Skip the crowds and relax fireside while sipping a glass of vino with one of these off-season deals (mostly now through the end of March and into April). Hotel rates are discounted by as much as 50 percent, which makes a quick weekend jaunt simply irresistible.
This swank Calistoga hot spot is offering a Ride into Spring promotion, in which you’ll score complimentary cruiser bikes to pedal around town. The deal at this property--which has 83 studios and six suites--also includes a $50 resort credit (use it toward a treatment at the exceptionally gorgeous spa) and made-to-order cold-pressed juices at the newly revamped Michelin-starred Solbar. Ask about a possible room upgrade at check-in; if they have anything available, it’s yours at no extra charge.
755 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707-266-7531 or solagecalistoga.com
Take an outdoor bath while sipping a glass from the complimentary bottle of sparkling wine--part of the inn’s Wine Country Celebration package, which also includes a $100 dining credit and a s’mores kit to use with your room’s outdoor fireplace. Think of it as an under-the-radar adult spring break.
4048 Sonoma Hwy., Napa; 707-299-4900 or thecarnerosinn.com
You’ll be greeted with a glass of wine and house-made truffles upon your arrival to this downtown Healdsburg hotel. The Winter Bliss package also includes a $100 per night property credit, which you can use toward a meal at the award-winning Spoonbar down the street or for an indulgent Meyer-lemon-and-sage massage at the spa.
25 Matheson St., Healdsburg; 707-431-2800 or hotelhealdsburg.com
Buy into the Ultimate Russian River Wine Experience ($125 per person) for a day of Pinot Noir tasting and tours at Benovia, Gary Farrell and Dutton Goldfield wineries. Extend your trip with a stay at the acclaimed Farmhouse Inn, which is offering 15 percent off one night?s stay and 25 percent off of two or more nights through the end of March, as part of this wine-tasting package. (Weekends require a two-night minimum.) Now?s the time to stay, as the inn has recently completed major renovations that include new luxury guest rooms, a revamped pool and a luxury spa that resembles a glammed-up stable.
7871 River Rd., Forestville; 707-887-3300 or farmhouseinn.com
This tranquil Anderson Valley inn is offering 50 percent off a second night midweek and 30 percent off a second night on weekends. Book a yoga instructor or bodywork specialist for a private in-room session to get you centered for spring.
9000 Hwy. 128, Philo; 707-895-2955 or themadrones.com
Hotel Les Mars
This 16-room Relais & Châteaux property is like a trip back in time to the home of French royalty. Les Mars is offering 50 percent off midweek rates and 30 percent off weekend rates so you can enjoy the extravagance of four-poster canopy beds, stately Louis XVI chairs, in-room fireplaces and the best jetted tub we’ve ever soaked in.
27 North St., Healdsburg; 707-433-4211 or hotellesmars.com