Sip and save.
Northern California has a reputation: it is one of the world’s premium wine-growing regions. An hour’s drive from San Francisco, Napa Valley’s younger sibling Sonoma is a dream for wine and food lovers.
There are more than 400 wineries to keep thirsty travelers satiated, with farm-to-table restaurants, farmer’s markets, and Michelin-starred restaurants adding even more to their to-do lists. The mom-and-pop cafes and family-run wineries complement each other very well. The charm of this wine region is on display, as there are noticeably fewer crowds than the ever-popular Napa. And there are always craft breweries to give you a way to get happy high. Once you’ve had enough of tasting rooms and vineyard tours, there are hikes, charming towns, boutique hotels, and festivals to keep things soberly interesting.
What can make this dream of wining and dining in California’s finest easily come true? A quiet, romantic hotel, where you can sip on high-quality Chardonnay or Pinot Noir in your room with the sound of crackling flames of the fireplace. With these two deals we’ve scouted on Travelzoo, you can get all this and more.
Situated in the rustic town of Guerneville, boon hotel + spa is an adults-only favorite in the region. Surrounded by redwood trees in the Russian River Valley, the 14-room property promises an intimate getaway. Borrow their bicycles and explore the wineries nearby, book a massage and lounge by the pool, or simply listen to the vinyl on the turntable in your room—it’s really a happy place. And did we mention you can bring your pawsome friend along? Another highlight worth mentioning is the in-room breakfast, delivered to your door every morning!
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At Travelzoo, boon hotel + spa is offering 55% off. You can stay here for $179 per night (Sundays-Thursdays) and $449 for two nights (Fridays-Saturdays). Travelzoo members also enjoy a bottle of Russian Valley Red Wine and Russian Valley White Wine each, along with a spa voucher worth $25 per stay.
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The second name on our list is another crowd-pleaser. The Vintners Resort in Santa Rosa is nestled on 92 acres of lush vineyards and has a one-mile hiking path through the vineyards. There are 78 rooms here, with patios, balconies, French doors, soaking tubs, and fireplaces featuring in the description of many. No matter which one you pick, there will be a half-bottle of wine freshly baked cookies in your room on arrival. The resort also features a spa, an outdoor plunge pool, and electric car charging stations.
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On Travelzoo, the prices start at $249 per night (45% off) for the Courtyard King room that has a soaking tub and a private patio. But if you’re feeling indulgent, the Vineyard Fireplace room—with views of the vineyards, a spacious bathroom with dual vanities, a fireplace, and a patio/balcony—is the room to pick. It costs $429 per night.
Travelzoo members get $50 dining credit they can use at the uber-popular John Ash & Co., The Front Room Bar & Lounge, or River Vine. A complimentary tasting at Chalk Hill Winery and $10 discount at Costeaux Bakery (with a $30 purchase) is also included. We’d be remiss to not mention this: it’s not a pet-friendly property.
These hotels are offering fully refundable deals with travel dates until next year. You can book these at discounted prices and travel anytime until March 31, 2022. And if you don’t make it for any reason, you can get a full refund.
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