Located in California’s southern wine country, the European-style Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa focuses on romance. The four-star hotel is tucked away on a quiet country road, set on 60 acres of rolling pastures, terraced gardens, and walkways lined with wildflowers. When they’re not serving delicious housemade dinners, the innkeepers can arrange private horseback rides.
Gourmet meals: Every day, Austrian-born innkeeper Johannes Zachbauer prepares meals using fresh Pacific seafood and vegetables plucked from the hotel’s organic gardens.
Wine lovers’ paradise: Select options include a bottle of chocolate wine, and one option includes a bottle of sparkling wine.
Have a spa day: With one of this Getaway’s options, you’ll be treated to a 75-minute couples massage.
Work on your short game on the nine-hole putting green.
Enjoy the great outdoors by admiring the inn’s gardens or striking out on one of the nearby hiking trails.
Go for a swim in the outdoor pool.
Bodega Bay, California: Tiny Fishing Village and Site of Hitchcock Film
Bodega Bay is set along California’s rocky Sonoma coast, roughly 70 miles north of San Francisco. Much of the town’s activity centers on its namesake harbor. Professional and sport-fishing fleets haul in dungeness crab, king salmon, and cod. You can watch boats bring in their catches, and then dine on ultrafresh seafood at local restaurants. Whale-watching tours are also popular; thousands of gray whales pass through the area from December to May as they migrate south.
Fans of Alfred Hitchcock may recognize Bodega Bay as the setting for his 1963 film The Birds. Potter Schoolhouse, which has a prominent presence in the movie, still stands today. But don’t worry: in real life, there’s nothing murderous about the local bird population. As you hike along the trails and granite bluffs of Sonoma Coast State Park, keep an eye out for warblers, pelicans, and sandpipers.
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What You Get
Stay for two in a deluxe villa room
Option 1: $199 for 1 night with a bottle of chocolate wine, valid for check-in Monday–Thursday; not valid for Friday–Sunday stays (up to a $310 value)
Option 2: $399 for 2 nights with a bottle of chocolate wine, valid for check-in Monday–Wednesday; not valid for Friday–Sunday stays (up to a $575 value)
Option 3: $755 for 3 nights with a bottle of Piper Sonoma sparkling wine and a 75-minute couples massage at Courtyard Spa (up to a $1,360 value)
Policies and Fees
Book by: 8/16/15
Travel by: 10/31/15
Blackout dates: not valid 7/3, 7/4, 8/7, 8/8, 9/4–9/6, or 10/9–10/11/15
Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to $35 fee; 14-day cancellation notice or fee of applicable 1-night stay up to Groupon price applies; no-shows subject to fee up to Groupon price.
Taxes: 11% tax not included
Additional fees: $15 daily resort fee not included. 20% service charge for massage not included.
Daily continental breakfast
Outdoor pool and indoor hot tub
Nine-hole putting green
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 17, 2015. Amount paid never expires.
Must book by 8/16/15 or promotional value expires
Must complete travel by 10/31/15
Not valid 7/3, 7/4, 8/7, 8/8, 9/4–9/6, 10/9–10/11/15
Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
Limit 2 per visit
Valid only for option purchased
Reservation required, subject to availability
All cancellations subject to $35 fee; 14-day cancellation notice or fee of applicable 1 night stay up to Groupon price applies; no-shows subject to fee up to Groupon price
Must be 21 or older to check in
Credit card required at booking and check-in
Not valid with reward points
$15 daily resort fee not included
20% service charge for massage not included
11% tax not included.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Deluxe Villa Room
One California king bed
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 2
Marble walk-in shower or double-size jetted tub
Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Resort fee includes: parking, pool, hot tub, putting green
Parking: included in resort fee
Rollaways: not available
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets may be added for $50 per pet per night.
Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
Room upgrades: not available
Nearest airports: Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport (STS; 23 miles), San Francisco International Airport (SFO; 74 miles), and Oakland International Airport (OAK; 75 miles)
Distance from San Francisco: about 61 miles
Make reservations for spa treatments and horseback riding in advance.
Plan ahead—the area’s narrow, winding roads can add to travel times.