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July 12, 2016

Recipe: Buttery Banana-Nut Bread from Fairview Manor

Fairview Manor7 Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez All images by Garrick Ramirez
Fairview Manor is a cozy redwood escape tucked into the lush forests of the San Lorenzo Valley. Innkeepers Gael Abayon and Jack Hazelton run a charming, nearly 100-year old guest home that sits on a beautiful patch of land alongside the San Lorenzo River. The peaceful respite is immersed in nature with squirrels darting between trees and deer nimbly strolling at river’s edge.

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June 02, 2016

Where Comfort Meets Budget-Friendly Convenience

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Memorial Day Weekend is behind us and the official, unofficial summer kickoff has begun! If you're looking to visit Santa Cruz with a punch list of must-sees ranging from beach days and roller coasters to train rides and mountain air, than you're probably going to want to stay somewhere that's at the center of it all. Add kids to the mix and that convenient location priority jumps up a few notches.

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May 15, 2016

Recipe: Almond Poppy Seed Muffins from Flora Vista Inn

Flora Vista Inn5 Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez
In the tiny coastal town of La Selva Beach, you’ll find the wonderful Flora Vista Inn, a historic farmhouse tucked among flowering fields near the Monterey Bay. The 1871 home — originally designed as replica of Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, IL — is now a bed & breakfast run by husband-and-wife team, Ed and Deanna Boos.

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May 13, 2016

Mission Inn - What's New & What You'll Love

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The Mission Inn Santa Cruz is known as the go-to Westside place to stay. It's just a hop away from the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz, at the gateway of the north county’s rugged coast, and just minutes from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, West Cliff Drive, Natural Bridges and UC Santa Cruz. Clearly location is key here, but the Mission Inn's prime locale is just the beginning!

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May 05, 2016

Chaminade Resort - A Place to Meet, Gather, Retreat & Repeat

Chaminade Resort and Spa Farm to table wine dinner - September 2014-38-X2
It's not hard to see why Chaminade Resort & Spa is a popular choice for meetings, weddings, reunions and other special events. The impressive hilltop views have a way of surprising guests with a panorama of green hills, redwoods, eucalyptus trees and of course, those ocean views. Take a peek at some of the ways Chaminade can be at the center of your next special event!

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