Ask any bride about her dream honeymoon and it most likely will revolve around romance, relaxation, peace & quiet and maybe even a little adventure. Some couples go to the Bahamas, Mexico or Hawaii, but many couples are postponing their honeymoon due to job restrictions or other financial reasons. Choosing a local destination is most often less expensive, and you can still customize your honeymoon to fit your needs.
Bed & Breakfasts are the new vacation spots for people of all ages because it basically is a three-in-one deal: destination, lodging & food. First, consider what your needs are and find the Bed & Breakfast that best fits what you are looking for. Things to consider are:
- Price per night
- Minimum Stay Duration
- How far in advance do you need to book the room
- Room Size
- Private Bath
- Honeymoon Packages (Champagne, Dinner, Spa Services or other perks)
- Food & Drinks
- Proximity to desired attractions (Beaches, Restaurants, Amusement Parks or Events)
Some of the Bed & Breakfasts that stood out, offer a charming and romantic alternative to honeymooning out of state. With many reasonable rates & packages, you really can plan a romantic and memorable honeymoon.
Carmel Country Inn
Toll Free: 1 (800) 215-6343
Features several room options, perfect for special occasions such as honeymoons and anniversaries.
"You'll find our B&B in Carmel, CA, situated near Monterey, on the beautiful Central California coast offering galleries, fabulous antique & boutique stores, award winning restaurants and the enjoyable Sunset Center all within walking distance. Our Carmel California Inn provides spacious suites and cozy studios all with comfy down comforters, romantic fireplaces and some with luxurious Jacuzzi whirlpool tubs." - Carmel Country Inn
Weller House Inn
524 Stewart Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Toll Free: 1 (877) 893-5537
Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, this Bed & Breakfast is a breathtaking Victorian Mansion with charm.
"Easy walk to dining, shopping, and live music nightly. Very quiet street two blocks from the ocean and off of the main street. 10 minutes North of the village of Mendocino. Within 10 minutes of a wide variety of activities including Skunk Train, party boats, canoeing, golf, tennis, and a health club. Horse back riding is also available within 5 minutes."
The Chateau Tivoli
1057 Steiner Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
"Step inside to enter a world of Victorian splendor, filled with hand-carved woodwork, crystal chandeliers, period wallpapers, and oriental rugs. Charm and color are what San Francisco is all about, and there is perhaps no inn more charming or more colorful than the city's most celebrated "painted lady", the Chateau Tivoli."
Durham House Inn
2280 Durham Dayton Hwy
Durham, CA 95938
Featured on the National Registry of Historical Places, you will find generously sized rooms decorated with Victorian furniture. Surrounded by beautiful greenery, almond orchards and two 500 year old oak trees, you will have no trouble escaping to this retreat!
Cory's Country Inn
Chico, CA 95973
"The Inn is a lovely blend of country lodging, fine food, bird watching, a bocci court, guided hikes to Mount Lassen, an outdoor movie theater and beautiful art representing the best of Northern California." - Cory's Country Inn
O'Brien Mountain Inn
18026 O'Brien Inlet Road
O'Brien, California 96070
If you are looking for romance & adventure, The O'Brien Mountain Inn offers you the best of both worlds in a elegant yet casual environment surrounded by lush forest views. Located near Lake Shasta, you can find outdoor adventures such as fishing or exploring the Shasta Lake Caverns or go wine tasting at some of the nearby wineries.
On The Beach Bed and Breakfast
181 N. Ocean Ave
Cayucos CA, 93430
Toll Free 1 (877) 995-0800
On the Beach Bed & Breakfast, well the name speaks for itself doesn't it? With ocean view rooms, immediate access to the pier and the beach, and great amenities you might end up wanting to never leave! It's the Perfect blend of comfort and class in addition to the beautiful scenery, plus with activities available including wine tasting, Hearst Castle tours, horseback riding, surfing, kayaking, fishing and hiking.
If you know of a Bed & Breakfast or honeymoon destination that you would like to recommend, let us know!