With its breathtaking views and awe-inspiring terrain, Northern California is one of the top picks for holiday travel. From the cosmopolitan atmosphere of San Francisco to the wineries of the famed Napa Valley and from the beauty of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains to the wonders of Yosemite National Park, taking a family vacation in Northern California is one of the best ways to ignite your imagination and sense of adventure.
Enjoying local events and festivals, exceptional culinary experiences, abundant outdoor activities, international culture, and the vast expanse of unadulterated nature are just some of what Northern California is all about. In the spirit of celebrating this exceptional region, we at Select Registry have put together a short list of inns that are ideal for hanging your hat, as you immerse yourself in all there is to offer in and around these marvelous towns and cities.
In the town of Twain Harte, CA, this gorgeous mountain lodge is nestled in a forest in the midst of the High Sierras. Near the town of Sonora and Yosemite National Park, the Four Diamond AAA property is just the spot for the family to revel in a truly idyllic setting. With guestrooms filled with handmade Amish quilts, fire stoves, lovely private bathrooms, and expansive views of the forest, you can also bring your four-legged best friend to join you on your adventure.
Enjoy a sumptuous, full, country, complimentary breakfast replete with fresh brewed coffee, fresh fruits and juices, a delicious hot entrée, fresh baked goods and more to fire up your engine for the day to come. With cross country and downhill skiing in the winter and whitewater sports, tennis, bike riding, hiking, and other outdoor activities in warmer weather, you can spend hours amidst some of the most extraordinary natural settings in this Northern California oasis.
Old Monterey Inn
If you have children over 12 years old, this Monterey, CA bed & breakfast provides a gorgeous haven for one and all. The 1929 English Tudor inn offers a unique setting, with beautifully tended gardens and a hillside dotted with oaks, with every room overlooking this inspiring view.
Attention to detail is the signature of this Northern California Inn, where you will bask in perfectly appointed guestrooms complete with featherbeds, luxury linens and robes, fireplaces, whirlpool or Jacuzzi tubs, and all the amenities you could desire.
Enjoy a delectable complimentary breakfast each morning and then go out to take advantage of the great outdoors. Enjoying beaches, boating, kayaking, canoeing, biking, antiquing, hiking, visiting museums, watching sports events, whale watching, and taking winery tours are just some of the things you and your family can experience in one of the most coveted areas on the globe.
Inn on Randolph
The contemporary feel of this Napa, CA boutique hotel is what attracts many travelers who seek a great place to stay in Northern California. A renovated historic site that is both secluded and central, the Inn features exquisite amenities in its rooms and private cottages. Luxurious beds, top-quality linens, and heated bathroom floors are just a few of the things you will find at the Inn on Randolph. With peaceful private spaces amongst the lovely outdoor gardens, you and your family can enjoy an intimate holiday that caters to the senses.
Near excellent restaurants and wine tasting rooms, the Inn is also near the waterfront. Enjoy a world-class complimentary breakfast before heading out for the day to take part in all that Napa has to offer, and you will be making family memories that will last you a lifetime.
Only minutes from Mendocino Village in the town of Little River, CA, this 1867 country farmstead is a first-class Inn, complete with panoramic ocean views. The Inn boasts a wonderful wine barn with local Anderson Valley wines, along with a contemporary art gallery created to inspire. Book an apartment, cottage, or suite to revel in antique furnishings, cozy bathrobes, featherbeds, luxury linens, and a private deck and entrance.
A full, hot, complimentary breakfast is offered each morning to eat either in your room or outside in the morning sun. Wednesday through Saturday a three-course farm-to-table dinner is offered at the Inn at Cobbler’s Walk. With State and National parks to explore, art galleries, horseback riding, and a plethora of other outdoor activities, you can enjoy a wonderful setting that will revive the spirit and lift the soul.
This Napa, CA Inn provides the perfect wine country stay for you and your family. Built in 1889, it features charming hand-painted doors created by local artists. Each guestroom is named after a famous Napa Valley winery location and features a welcoming fireplace, luxury bedding, microfiber bathrobes and slippers, and other exceptional amenities.
Enjoy your three-course complimentary breakfast in the frescoed sunroom or outdoors on the veranda overlooking rose gardens when the weather permits, and then off you go to visit wine-tasting salons bike, hike, swim, go boating, or engage in any other outdoor activity that strikes your fancy. Have lunch and dinner at one of the nearby restaurants that are known for their exceptional cuisine, and then head back for a night of sweet dreams that come from a time well spent.