Southern California is known for its pristine oak forests—thousands of acres of towering broadleaf trees that enjoy basking in the abundant sunshine almost as much as its people do. If you're looking to rustle up some leisure time, and prefer a getaway that's firmly rooted in luxury, this Escape is for you: a one-night stay for two at the scenic Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego.
You and your companion will spend a night in a Deluxe Room and receive your choice of wine or beer tastings ($144) or two spa passes and a bottle of champagne ($149). All stays receive one appetizer or dessert at Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant, valet parking, and Internet access.
Pack a trunk and head to Rancho Bernardo's breathtaking 265-acre property in the shade of towering oaks. Your spacious guest room features a platform bed that'll have you sleeping like a log, as well as a flat-screen television, a private balcony or patio overlooking lush gardens, and included high-speed Internet.
If all you want to do is lounge around the hotel, you'll be barking up the right tree. Cozy fireplaces and comfortable furniture are scattered throughout the common areas, providing the perfect place for leafing through a newspaper. In addition, the property boasts one of the area's best loved golf courses—a tree-lined expanse that has hosted several professional tournaments.
When you're ready to branch out a bit, take advantage of your included tastings at three area wineries (Orfila, Cordiano, and Bernardo) or breweries (Port Lost Abbey, Iron Fist Brewing Co., and Latitude 33). Or, grab your spa passes and plant yourself at the hotel's on-site day spa before uncorking your included bottle of champagne.
Thankfully, you're not out of the woods yet: at dinnertime, you'll delight in a complimentary appetizer or dessert at the Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant, offering a menu of Mediterranean-inspired dishes with a southern California flair served on a patio with a stunning view of the resort grounds. We're not going out on a limb when we say this Escape's got it made in the shade.
PAID VALUE EXPIRES ON August 1, 2020
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON February 28, 2013
Rancho Bernardo Inn
Made in the Shade in Southern California
- from $144