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Winter Getaway Specials in Santa Cruz County
 

Experience a Winter Wildlife Getaway in Santa Cruz County

The winter season marks the start of the wildlife watching season on the California coast. Citing fewer crowds, amazing hotel deals and some of the most spectacular natural activity in Santa Cruz County, the winter months bring with them opportunities to see wildlife come alive. From the majestic migration of whales, wintering monarch butterflies, guided tours of an elephant seal breeding ground, and seasonal activity of a variety of birds, there is plenty to see this December and January for enthusiastic nature lovers. Now it’s easier than ever to plan a winter wildlife watching getaway in Santa Cruz County. Stay at a vacation rental property, a hotel, or a bed and breakfast inn and enjoy everything the wildlife season has to offer.

Beginning Thursday, December 1, 2016 through Tuesday, January 31, 2017, the Winter Wildlife Watching Getaway Promotion features hotels, B&Bs, and vacation rental properties offering guests an array of savings. Blackout dates and other terms, conditions, and restrictions apply. Based on availability. Ask about any other restrictions when making your reservation.

Visitors are encouraged to share their wildlife experiences on social media, using the hashtag #SCWhales or #SCWildlife.

 

Beach House Rentals

Book a 2-night stay with us stay a 3rd night for FREE! Offer applies to select availability. Mention the "Winter Wildlife Getaway Special" when calling for availability and booking.

Various locations
Capitola, Aptos, Santa Cruz, CA 95010

Tel: (800) 330-2979

http://www.beach-houserentals.com/

 

Best Western Seacliff Inn

Stay two nights for the price of 1, Sunday through Thursday. Call to book reservation. Not valid with any other special offers. Not valid on holiday weekends, holidays or special events. Not applicable to group bookings.

7500 Old Dominion Court
Aptos, CA 95003

Tel: (800) 367-2003

http://www.seacliffinn.com/

 

Capitola Hotel

Receive 25% off a 2-night weekday stay. Call and request discount with code: WWGS25%. Valid for weekday stays only. Hotel stay must be booked and used by January 31, 2017.

210 Esplanade
Capitola, CA 95010

Tel: (877) 705-7377

http://www.capitolahotel.com/

 

Carousel Beach Inn

Enjoy 20% off your next stay at the family-friendly Carousel Beach Inn! Use promotional code W16 when booking.

110 Riverside Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Tel: (831) 425-7090

http://carousel-beach-inn.com/

 

Chaminade Resort & Spa

Let Chaminade Resort & Spa show you a WHALE of a good time! Santa Cruz Winter Savings, with rates starting at just $199. Package starts at $199 for room with one king bed, other room types are based on availability and increase in package price. Other restrictions apply. Offer subject to change at any time. Package includes the following every night of your stay:

  • Overnight Accommodations
  • $50 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

One Chaminade Lane
Santa Cruz, CA 95065

Tel: (800) 283-6569

http://www.chaminade.com/

 

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, 2016 through January 31, 2017. Mention the "Visit" promotion when making your reservation. Cancellation policy is 72 hours prior to arrival. Any dietary restrictions need to be advised 5 days prior to arrival. Reservation must be made directly with Fairview Manor and must include either a Friday or Saturday night stay. Guest is responsible for the $1.75 TMD assessment on the third night.

245 Fairview Avenue
Ben Lomond, CA 95005

Tel: (831) 336-3355

http://www.fairviewmanor.com/

 

Hotel Paradox

In honor of our winter wildlife visitors, the Hotel Paradox is offering a Winter Wildlife Package! Offer valid Tuesday, November 1, 2016 – Tuesday, February 28, 2017. A portion of the room rate will be donated to a Santa Cruz-based native wildlife animal rescue organization.

  • Save 15% off room rates with a minimum 2-night stay
  • Save 10% off food & beverage

611 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Tel: (855) 425-7200

http://www.hotelparadox.com/

 

Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Stay 3 nights for the price of 2 including weekends, or stay 2 nights and receive 25% off a Sunday through Thursday stay. Mention the "Winter Wildlife Getaway Special" when calling for availability and booking. Reservations must be made in advance and are non-refundable, and non-cancellable.

130 West Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Tel: (831) 423-7737

http://www.hojosantacruz.com/

 

Inn at Pasatiempo

Book a Friday or Saturday night stay at our standard rate and receive 50% off your second night. Overnight guests qualify for a 10% discount per person on any Sanctuary cruises whale watching tour. Two night stay required, 48 hour cancellation policy.

555 Hwy 17
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Tel: (831) 423-5000

http://www.innatpasatiempo.com/

 

Mission Inn

Stay two nights for the price of one, Sunday through Thursday. Call to book reservation.

2250 Mission St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Tel: (800) 895-5455 or (831) 425-5455

http://www.mission-inn.com/

 

Ramada Limited Santa Cruz

Stay 3 nights for the price of 2 including weekends, or stay 2 nights and receive 25% off a Sunday through Thursday stay. Mention the "Winter Wildlife Getaway Special" when calling for availability and booking. Reservations must be made in advance and are non-refundable, and non-cancellable.

516 Water Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Tel: (831) 426-6111

http://www.ramadasantacruzca.com/

 

West Cliff Inn

Stay one night and receive the second night free. 'Second Night Free' is valid Sunday through Thursday 12/4/16-1/29/17. Special includes:

  • Choice of guestroom at West Cliff Inn
  • Full breakfast buffet each morning
  • Afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres
  • Complimentary cookies

Valid for stays Sunday through Thursday.

174 West Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Tel: (800) 979-0910

http://www.westcliffinn.com/

 

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