V-DAY GETAWAYS | NORCAL EDITION / by Brackett Bilodeau

Image courtesy of theroadlesstraveled.com

Image courtesy of theroadlesstraveled.com

What’s more romantic than a Valentine’s Day getaway? Check out our favorite spots for some R&R -- best when coupled with champagne and chocolate.


1. Glamping | Treebones Resort | Big Sur


Camping sans the trials and tribulations of life in the great outdoors...now that’s our cup of hot chocolate by the fire. Take in the panoramic views of the Big Sur coast at Treebones’ breathtaking property, made up of 16 circular fabric structures decked out with plush queen-sized beds, electricity, and running water. Domed ceilings canopy polished pine floors, plus a skylight and French doors opening into an expansive redwood deck. Cozy deck chairs and a sunrise, anyone?

2. Rest and Relaxation | Bernardus Lodge and Spa | Carmel Valley

Get pampered à deux at the breathtaking Bernardus Lodge & Spa in Carmel Valley. Part wine country, part peaceful retreat -- there’s a reason Spas of America named it among its top California spas, while also ranking in the top 10 percent of hotels in the country. Accolades don’t lie, and neither do the private gardens or balconies in each room.

3. City Escape | Inn at the Presidio | San Francisco

Ever dreamed of a romantic retreat in the middle of a national park, yet still within reach of civilization? Us too. Built in 1903, this Georgian-revival-style building features 22 gorgeous guest rooms, 17 of which boast a roaring fireplace and all the bells and whistles of a true romantic staycation. Historic chic, as we like to call it.
 

4. Wine Country Getaway | The Carneros Inn | Napa Valley

Cottages and wine tastings? Done and done. Napa’s Carneros Inn combines rustic elements with California cool, all wrapped up in the property’s glorious grandeur with what are arguably the best rooms in town. Choose from quaint cottages, spacious suites with fireplaces and all, or the coveted Carderos Courtyard Homes, the ultimate in luxury. Sun deck, here we come.
 

5. Lakeside Lounging | The Landing Lake Tahoe Resort and Spa | Lake Tahoe, CA
 

Contemporary European design, superior service, and general 5-star worthiness collide in Lake Tahoe’s most exquisite resort. Named #1 among Condé Nast Traveler’s Top Resorts in Northern California, it’s no wonder this destination captures the hearts of each of its guests. Make it a spa weekend with The Spa at The Landing Resort’s therapeutic treatment packages, designed for the ultimate in R&R.


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