Monday, May 1, 2017

Mother's Getaway to a California B&B

For Mother’s Day, pamper mom with a getaway to a California bed and breakfast inn or boutique hotel.  Several members of the California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns (CABBI) are offering specials and packages just for Mother’s Day.  Gift certificates are also available and can be used at any one of more than 200 CABBI-member inns in California.  For details, visit

Spoil mom with a Mother’s Day Weekend package at the Hotel Marisol Coronado.  The package includes a two-night stay in a suite or king room, a bouquet of roses in the room upon arrival, a bottle of wine of her choice and a private, in-room massage.  The suite package is $799 plus tax; the king package is $649 plus tax.  The specials are only valid for the nights of May 12 and 13, 2017.  The package cannot be combined with any other discounts or specials.  The massage is available for Friday evening or anytime on Saturday, but must be scheduled at least two days in advance. To reserve, call 619-365-4677.

Treat mom to a hands-on sourdough bread baking class and a stay at Lavender Inn in Ojai on Mother’s Day.  Led by Eva
Hoffman, the class will provide an introduction to sourdough starters and demonstrate how to create a well-structured loaf with beautiful crust and crumb. Participants will go home with a picture-perfect, scored, fresh-from-the-oven loaf of sourdough bread, plus the sourdough starter.  The class will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 14, and is $75 per person.  Participants who stay at the inn the night of the class will receive 10% off their room.  For more information about the class and to reserve, call 805-645-6635.

Whisk mom away to Catalina Island with a decadent package from the Aurora Hotel.  The Happy Mom’s Day package includes a two-night stay at the hotel, a welcome bottle of wine, lunch and a day of indulgence at the Island Spa Catalina, round-trip boat transportation and taxi transfers to and from the hotel.  Package rates start at $716 for midweek stays in a standard room.  Upgrades and weekend stays may be available for an additional charge.  The special is valid through the month of May 2017.  To reserve, call 310-510-0454.

Nestled in the Sierra Foothills, enjoy two nights in the tiny, bucolic village of Volcano (population 103) with the Volcano Union Pub + Inn’s Love Your Mom Package.  The package includes a two-night stay at the inn, mimosas delivered the room each morning, locally-made sweets, and a gift card to the Amador Flower Farm (a $25 value).  Nightly snacks and a homemade breakfast each morning are also included.  Package rates start at $230 midweek for a queen room and $260 midweek for a king suite. Local taxes and fees are not included.  The special is valid through July 2017.  To make a reservation, call 209-296-7711.

Moms who love gardening will delight in the “Dig It” package from Rest, a Boutique Hotel in the Sierra Foothills. The package includes a welcome gardeners’ gift, a gift card to Amador Flower Farm (a $45 value) and discounts at local gardening shops in Amador County.  The package is $55 and can be added to a stay in any room.  Room rates start at $150.  The special is valid through July 2017.  To book the package, call 209-245-6315. 

Catalina Island Inn offers two packages to celebrate mom.  The Spring Fling includes a one-night, midweek stay at the inn 
and starts at $137.50 per person (based on double occupancy) in a basic queen, non-view room.  The package is valid Sunday-Thursday only through May 30, 2017.  The Plan to Take Mom Away package is available for two weekends in May (May 12-14 and May 19-21. 2017) and includes a two-night stay in a basic queen, non-view room.  The package starts at $323.18 per person (based on double occupancy).  Both packages include roundtrip transportation for two on the Catalina Express and taxi transfers to and from the hotel. Room upgrades are available for additional fees. Packages are subject to availability, non-refundable and must be booked three days in advance.  Call 310-510-1623 to reserve.

For more information about Mother’s Day deals and other specials at California bed and breakfast inns, visit

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