Favorite romantic places in California. Stay overnight, have dinner nearby & make a night of it, or perhaps a whole weekend. Certain places may require a 2-night minimum stay, especially on weekends or any holiday weeks. A wide variety of destinations are listed below, from rustic mountain cabins, to palm oasis hot springs, to historic lodges located in a spectacular scenic setting.
Neighboring lodges or nearby small towns could have equally as nice accommodations, perhaps still affordable, quaint, uncrowded, and “undiscovered” by the masses. Call the innkeeper and ask questions. They should be thrilled to hear from you.
WINTER NOTE: Some of these remote locations may not be open year-round, due to snowy weather, so please confirm by phone before you make the drive. Tioga Pass Resort may require a snow-mobile to access.
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Hotel Del Coronado near San Diego
Julian Historic Hotel, Julian CA
Beachcomber Motel, San Clemente, CA
Benton Hot Springs, N of Bishop, CA
Blue Lantern Inn in Dana Point Marina
Cambria, on Moonstone Beach, Central Coast
Camp Nelson Lodge, Giant Sequoia NM
Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey Bay California
Downieville River Inn, N Yuba River, Downieville CA
Furnace Creek Inn, historic Death Valley NP
La Fonda Hotel, Baja California
Laguna Beach – all of it, pretty much
Lantern Inn, hiking trails, Paradise, California
Lido Palms Resort Spa, Desert Hot Springs, CA
Lucia Lodge, Cottages on cliffs, North Big Sur
Miranda Gardens, Redwood Cottages, NorCal
Panamint Springs Resort, Death Valley, CA
Rainbow Lodge, granite/river near Donner Pass
Sardine Lake Resort & Cabins, North Sierra
Tioga Pass Resort, Eastside Yosemite
Treebones Resort, Yurt Camping in Big Sur
Wine Country Towns $$$ – Napa Co / Sonoma Co
see also –
NFS Rental Cabins & Fire Lookouts
This new California Lodge List will grow as DanaMite finds more ideal places, deep in wilds of California.