Best American Retreats


Craftsman Inn Craftsman Inn
1213 Foothill Blvd.
Calistoga, California  94515

(707)­ 341-3035  
The Craftsman Inn is romantic Napa Valley retreat just steps from downtown Calistoga and its fabulous restaurants, spas, shopping and wine tasting. Our luxury Calistoga bed and breakfast features guest rooms with all the amenities of a modern boutique hotel. Guests will enjoy relaxing on their own private porch and waking up to a full gourmet breakfast. The elegant yet casual wine country style rooms feature special touches including jetted tubs, spa robes and L’Occitaine luxury toiletries.
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Romantic Retreats, Honeymoon Retreats, Relaxation Retreats, Wine Country Retreats

Aurora Park Cottages Aurora Park Cottages
1807 Foothill Blvd
Calistoga, California  94515

(707)­ 942-6733  (877)­ 942-7700
Complimentary Champagne and Chocolates! Tell us you found us on Best American Retreats and we'll have some chilled champagne (sparkling cider, if you prefer) and chocolates waiting your arrival. Aurora Park Cottages is your private vacation retreat in Napa Valley wine country. Located in beautiful Calistoga – the spa capital of California – our peaceful, country haven is just minutes from world-class Napa Valley wineries, excellent restaurants, and quaint gift shops.
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Wine Tasting Retreats, Romantic Retreats, Honeymoon Retreats, Relaxation Retreats

Wine Way Inn Wine Way Inn
1019 Foothill Blvd.
Calistoga, California  94515

(707)­ 942-0680  (800)­ 572-0679
The Calistoga Wine Way Inn offers comfort, charm and great cuisine in the heart of Napa Valley. Located just steps from the fabulous restaurants, spas, shopping, and wine tasting in downtown Calistoga, our Napa Valley inn is the perfect place for a relaxing wine country getaway. Guests will enjoy the period charm of a restored Craftsman-style home with all the modern hotels amenities, plus a beautiful garden courtyard and a gourmet breakfast each morning.
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Romantic Retreats, Honeymoon Retreats, Relaxation Retreats, Wine Country Retreats

Carmel Country Inn Carmel Country Inn
Dolores Street at Third A
Carmel, California  93921

(831)­ 625-3263  (800)­ 215-6343
The Carmel Country Inn is a romantic pet friendly retreat in the quiet village of Carmel by the Sea. Surrounded by colorful gardens, our ideal location puts you just a short walk from fabulous restaurants and shopping. Our Carmel bed and breakfast offers luxurious one and two bedroom suites and studios, all featuring fireplaces and luxury baths. Guests will enjoy starting their day with our breakfast buffet before exploring nearby Carmel Beach, Big Sur, Cannery Row, or the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Visit Website: California, Oceanside, Small Town, Bed & Breakfast
Romantic Retreats, Honeymoon Retreats, Relaxation Retreats

Dennen Dennen's Victorian Farmhouse
7001 North Highway 1
Little River, California  95456

(707)­ 937-0697  (800)­ 264-4723
Dennen’s Victorian Farmhouse, a Mendocino bed and breakfast, is located just south of Mendocino Village on the Northern California Coast. Relax with beautiful scenery, fine wines and cuisine, and peaceful days that the Mendocino Coast is known for. Each morning enjoy a full gourmet breakfast which features fresh, local ingredients delivered to your room. Our private hideaway features cozy suites, romantic rooms and a private cottage, offering affordable elegance for the perfect Northern California Coast Getaway.
Visit Website: California, Oceanfront, Small Town, Bed & Breakfast
Romantic Retreats, Honeymoon Retreats, Relaxation Retreats

Old Monterey Inn Old Monterey Inn
500 Martin Street
Monterey, California  93940

(831)­ 375-8284  (800)­ 350-2344
The Old Monterey Inn is a romantic retreat in the heart of Monterey, CA. Enjoy being a short walk from popular attractions, dining and shopping in the Fisherman’s Wharf area. Spend time exploring the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel, Pebble Beach, or Big Sur. Our luxurious Monterey bed and breakfast offers beautifully appointed rooms and suites with modern amenities and thoughtful touches, including delicious breakfasts and evening refreshments.
Visit Website: California, Oceanside, Lakeside, Bed & Breakfast
Romantic Retreats, Wedding Retreats, Honeymoon Retreats

Inn at Occidental Inn at Occidental
3657 Church Street
Occidental, California  95465

(707)­ 874-1047  (800)­ 522-6324
This unique Sonoma Wine Country Inn offers 16 individually decorated rooms. It is conveniently located near Healdsburg and Bodega Bay, and is within an hour drive from all of the Sonoma wine valleys. The Inn at Occidental is centrally located for Russian River Wine Country retreats and Sonoma Coast accommodations. Historic and peaceful Bodega Bay and the rugged California coast are just a half-hour drive away. Experience the best Northern California has to offer.
Visit Website: California, Wine Country, Bed & Breakfast
Romantic Wine Country Retreats, Girlfriend Getaway Retreats, Wedding Retreats, Corporate Retreats

Las Fuentes Inn and Gardens Las Fuentes Inn and Gardens
2990 Araby Circle
Palm Springs, California  92264

(760)­ 989-4097  (888)­ 345-1320
The Las Fuentes Inn & Gardens is a beautiful property located in the peaceful Araby area of south Palm Springs. The inn is a quick and simple drive from the Palm Springs Airport, and is a few miles from downtown and other desert attractions. This very private, bright, 800 square foot suite, designed in contemporary style, has a garden with fountains, jacuzzi tub, steam shower with rain shower head, massage chair and private Japanese spa.
Visit Website: California, Desert, Bed & Breakfast
Romantic Retreats, Honeymoon Retreats, Relaxation Retreats, Outdoor Adventure, Writer's Retreats

Solvang Gardens Solvang Gardens
293 Alisal Rd
Solvang, California  93463

(805)­ 688-4404  
Solvang Gardens is a charming and tranquil escape from the chaos of contemporary life. Located in a quiet setting within gardens and fountains on the edge of Solvang's old world European village in the Santa Ynez Valley, home of more than 75 wineries located a short distance away. If you would like to create a special event of your own, from a corporate meeting, to golf tournament or a fairytale country wedding, we'll be happy to help you plan a memorable experience.
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Wine Retreats, Romantic Retreats

Black Bear Inn Black Bear Inn
1202 Ski Run Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, California  96150

(530)­ 644-4451  (877)­ 232-7466
Black Bear is an elegant, rustic lodge in South Lake Tahoe offering luxury accommodations in a relaxed mountain setting and it is positioned close to all mountain and Lake Tahoe activities. Voted one of the best B&Bs in California, Black Bear's main lodge has five comfortable guest rooms, each with private bath, king bed and gas fireplace. Three spacious, romantic cabins of varying sizes and a hot tub gazebo sit on the back grounds beneath the pine trees. Each cabin has a private patio and includes a full, hot breakfast.
Visit Website: California, Mountains, Small Town, Bed & Breakfast, Lodge & Cabins
Romantic Retreats, Honeymoon Retreats, Outdoor Adventure Retreats