California Weekend Bargains for September 2006

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Wine Country Inn, Napa Valley

It's always a special occasion when you stay at The Wine Country Inn. This year, for example, we're celebrating thirty-one years of making friends and having fun. To help make your stay at the Inn even more memorable, we've assembled a special 'Welcome Gift' with a retail value of $175 for every couple who stays with us through October 31, 2006. You'll receive free: A coupon booklet for free tastings at approximately 15 local wineries; Two Wine Country Inn logo wine glasses; A Wine Country Inn logo corkscrew; Gourmet munchies. We look forward to seeing you soon! For room rates and availability, or for more information, please call us toll-free. Phone 888-465-4608.

Double Eagle Resort and Spa, June Lake

Three nights lodging for two in one of our spacious luxury rooms featuring rustic stove, whirlpool tub, mini-bar and private deck. Includes one 50-minute Creekside Signature massage or Sierra Cleansing facial, a $25 Eagle's Landing restaurant voucher and three days full use of the Creekside Spa and Fitness Center. Slightly higher rate for same package in one of our family-sized deluse two-bedroom cabins featuring full kitchen, fireplace and spectacular views. 3-day Spa Package for Adults or Families, $759-$889. Phone 760-648-7004.

Greenhorn Ranch, Quincy

Weekend Getaways August 19 – December 1:  Looking for a romantic weekend or a break from it all? This great vacation package for two includes a special gift basket, Friday evening BBQ, private ride Saturday morning, picnic lunch on the lawn, group ride Saturday afternoon, candle light dinner and Sunday champagne brunch for just $957 per couple.  800-334-6939.

LaQuinta Resort, Palm Desert

Swing through the summer and enjoy unlimited play on La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST courses. Special mid-week package includes: Resort Casita accommodations; Unlimited play for one; Unlimited use of practice facilities on day of play. Rates start from only $129* per room (not including nightly tax or $20 resort charge. Phone 800-598-3828.

Cabrillo Inn at the Beach, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara's "East Beach" Midweek Oceanview Bargains: From $129-$149 Sunday-Thursday for a Limited or No View non-smoking room with one King bed. Full Oceanview room with one King bed from $159-$179 Sunday - Thursday. Weekend rates start at $179. All rates plus tax and subject to availability. 800-648-6708.

Hotel Mar Monte, Santa Barbara

Hotel Mar Monte's "Date Night, Dinner & A Movie" Santa Barbara Romantic Getaway Package from $179 per night.* Enjoy an evening of simple romance and togetherness with this classic Santa Barbara hotel special. Treat your loved one to an enchanting dining experience at our famed Bistro Eleven Eleven restaurant, then cuddle up tight with a complimentary in-room movie. Available throughout the year, this blockbuster-favorite Santa Barbara vacation package includes: Deluxe accommodations, with view of the Pacific Ocean $40 credit for dining, at Bistro Eleven Eleven or in-room Complimentary in-room movie. Free parking, *Limited Availability. 800-643-1994.

Embassy Suites LaJolla, LaJolla

Several new lodging packages: Fun Fish Package includes 2 backpacks with fish food, a fish theme beach ball, activity coloring book, disposable camera and more; Room and a Movie Package includes a new movie release, popcorn and sodas; Romance Package includes iced sparkling wine or cider and See's chocolates upon arrival, along with comfy robes and slippers; Suite Dinner for Two Package includes diner for two daily either in our Coast Cafe Restaurant or ordered through room service -- meals include choice of two salads, two appetizers, two entrees, two desserts and two beverages including wine. 858-453-0400.

Inns by the Sea, Central Coast

Nine romantic California inns offer various specials for specific dates shown on their website. Click HERE to see current specials or phone 800-433-4732.

Pacifica Hotels, San Francisco to San Diego

$50 gas card when you stay three nights at any one of dozens of Pacifica Hotels. Phone 800-720-0223.

San Diego Marriott, San Diego

Package includes guest room, two for breakfast, free self-parking. Save 10 to 15 percent on tickets to SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum, Wild Animal Park, Old Town Trolley, Maderas Golf Course, Hornblower Cruises, bicycle rentals, Seaforth Boat Rentals and Sunset Sails. Up to 25 percent off specific treatments at Spa Tiki "Islands Influenced" Day Spa. Also good at San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter and Coronado Island Marriott Resort. Call 619-234-1500 for package rates.

Tributary Whitewater Tours, Gold Country

$10 off 1/2 day trips, $20 off 1 day trips and $20-$30 off 2 day trips on all rivers. Monday through Friday.  Phone 800-672-3846.

Costa Mesa Online, Costa Mesa

When travelers book a two-night minimum stay in a participating Costa Mesa hotel this summer, they will receive a $30 reimbursement on their airfare with a copy of their e-ticket, or on the purchase of gasoline. Additionally, they will receive $30 per night in dining certificates redeemable at many fine Costa Mesa area restaurants. Costa Mesa is in Orange County and close to world-class shopping (South Coast Plaza), theme parks and beaches. Phone 800-399-5499.

Paradise Point Resort and Spa, San Diego

The Bungalow Bed and Breakfast package:  Escape for the night and wake up to a private island paradise filled with lush palms and sparkling pools. Our Bungalow & Breakfast Vacation Package includes a night in one of our beautifully appointed bungalows overlooking lush gardens or San Diego’s Mission Bay, breakfast for two* at the Barefoot Bar & Grill restaurant and complimentary parking. Restrictions may apply. Limited room types available online. Contact reservations for additional room type availability and package rates. *Breakfast credit valued at $36 per day. $295 for Bungalow and Breakfast; $335 for SeaWorld Splash Package. Phone: 858-274-4630.

The Portola Plaza Hotel, Monterey Bay


Save over $150 with the Ultimate Monterey Experience: Guest room for one night, 2 Aquarium passes, Breakfast for Two, Bottle of Monterey County wine, Complimentary Wine Tasting, 15% off entire bill at JACKS Restaurant, Wine Tasting Guide and Map. Rates starting at $219. Call 888-222-5851

Northwoods Resort, Big Bear Lake

Mid-Week Fisherman's Package ~ $105 (Per person, based on double occupancy) Grab your favorite fishing rod & reel for this one! Package includes guestroom, breakfast in Stillwells Restaurant and fishing boat rental plus fuel .

Mid-Week Lake Tour ~ $125 (Per person, based on double occupancy) Relax and tour the lake. Package includes guestroom, breakfast in Stillwells Restaurant, and a 2 hour pontoon boat rental plus fuel.

Mid-Week Hiking ~ $75 (Per person, based on double occupancy) Hiking boots required! Enjoy mountain breezes while on the trail. Package includes guestroom, breakfast at Stillwells Restaurant and a few special hiking essentials.

MId-Week Mountain Biking ~ $85 (Per person, based on double occupancy) For the adventurer on the fast track! Over 40 miles of roads and trails, offering some of the best mountain biking in Southern California. Package includes guestroom, breakfast at Stillwells Restaurant and a 2 hour mountain bike rental.

Mid-Week Off Road Tour ~ $110 (Per person, based on double occupancy) Tour Big Bear's scenic and historic high country in a Pinskauer (open air vehicle). Package includes a guestroom, breakfast in Stillwells Restaurant and a 2 hour tour with Big Bear Off Road Adventures. Advance booking is required.

Mid-Week Pampered Guest ~ $142 (Per person, based on double occupancy) For Those seeking a more leisurely pace during their high country visit, Northwoods offers three mid-week spa packages - The Romance Package, Run Away and Play Package, and Couples Indulgence Package. Each features a guest room and a menu of spa services offered by Elevations Day Spa in Big Bear Lake.  800-866-3121

Sorensen's Resort, Lake Tahoe

Stay three nights for the price of two in this log cabin resort in the mountains a few miles from South Lake Tahoe. Valid M-Th, non-holiday, during off-season -- call for details (click on link). 800-423-9949.

Riverside Resort and Casino, Laughlin

3 days/2 nights for two people plus two show tickets for major artists. Reservations must be cancelled no less than 7 days prior to first concert date. Show/packages subject to cancellation without notice. Not valid with any other offer or promotions. Subject to availability. $88-94. 800-227-3849.

Fess Parker Wine Country Inn and Spa Vigne, Santa Barbara

This package is a one night getaway for people who want to pamper themselves while enjoying our relaxing spa and beautiful Fess Parker’s Wine Country Inn. Includes: Deluxe Accommodations with Fireplace; Full American Breakfast; Choice of 1 Hr. Aromatherapy Facial; or 1 Hr. Therapeutic Massage per person; Wine Tasting for two at Fess Parker Winery and at the Epiphany Cellars Tasting Room; Complimentary Parking. $365 Sunday through Thursday; gift certificates available. 800-446-2455.

Callalily Inn, Palm Springs

Wednesdays are free with additional two-night stay. Subject to availability and certain restrictions apply. Available through Sept. 16, 2006. Phone 888-888-5787. lists monthly bargains here as a free service for advertisers. To inquire about listing your property on, please phone 760-471-7693 or write


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