Photo courtesy of Jim Capwell
The winter season marks the start of the best wildlife watching on the California coast and Santa Cruz County is no exception! Migrating whales, fluttering monarchs, active elephant seals, and birding galore, make the winter months the perfect time for a wildlife adventure. And to top it off, there are some amazing hotel deals that will make your winter getaway even better!
Visit Santa Cruz County is inviting visitors to experience this annual event with some great lodging discounts! The Winter Wildlife Watching Getaway Promotion features hotels, B&Bs, and vacation rental properties offering guests an array of savings.
See the amazing deals below and start planning your Winter Wildlife Getaway in Santa Cruz County! And be sure to order a free 52-page Wildlife Watching Guide that will help you find your way to the area's best wildlife hotspots!
BEACH HOUSE RENTALS
Book a 2 night stay at Beach House Rentals and enjoy the 3rd night for FREE!
Phone: 831-475-1808 / Toll Free: 800-330-2979
Terms and Conditions: Not valid for Holidays or Special Event Dates.
CHAMINADE RESORT & SPA
Let Chaminade Resort & Spa show you a WHALE of a good time! Enjoy this limited time winter wildlife promotion with rates starting at just $189. Package includes the following every night of your stay:
- Overnight Accommodations
- $25 Resort Credit - For Spa or Food & Beverage
- Breakfast for Two in the Sunset Restaurant
- Two Glasses of House Wine in Linwood's Bar Grill
- 10% Off Select Spa Treatments
Phone: 831-475-5600 / Toll Free: 800-283-6569
FAIRVIEW MANOR BED BREAKFAST
Stay 2 nights and receive a third night on us! Daily room rate is $169++. Stay must include a Friday or Saturday night stay. Offer valid from December 28, 2017 through January 31, 2018. Mention the "Visit" promotion when making your reservation.
Terms and Conditions: Valid from December 28, 2017 thru January 31, 2018.
In honor of our winter wildlife visitors, the Hotel Paradox is offering a Winter Wildlife Package!
- Save 15% off room rates with a minimum 3-night stay
- Save 10% off food and beverage
- A portion of the room rate will be donated to a Santa Cruz-based native wildlife animal rescue organization.
Phone: 831-425-7100 / Toll Free: 855-425-7200
Terms and Conditions: Minimum 3-night stay. Package must be confirmed at time of reservation. Offer valid Wednesday, November 1, 2017 – Friday, March 30, 2018.
INN AT PASATIEMPO
Stay on a Friday or Saturday night at the standard rate and get 50% off your second night’s stay.
Terms and Conditions: Offer not valid November 24-26, December 22-24, 2017
WEST CLIFF INN
Stay one night and receive the second night free. Special includes:
- Choice of guest room at West Cliff Inn
- Full breakfast buffet each morning
- Afternoon wine and hors d' oeuvres
- Complimentary cookies
Terms and Conditions: Valid for stays Sunday through Thursday, October 22, 2017 through March 29, 2018.
Blackout dates and other terms, conditions, and restrictions apply. Based on availability. Ask about any other restrictions when making your reservation.*
Share your wildlife experiences on social media, using the hashtag #SCWhales or #SCWildlife! For more information about wildlife watching opportunities this winter, or to order your free Wildlife Watching Guide, see www.visitsantacruz.org or call 800.833.3494.