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Winter Wildlife Getaway: Lodging Discounts!

Photo by Lisa Fay Larson

Winter Wildlife Promotions for 2019-2020

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 Santa Cruz vacation set around incredible wildlife viewing. And to top it off, there are some amazing hotel deals that will make your winter getaway even better!

See the lodging specials below at some of Santa Cruz County’s most scenic and sought after properties and start planning your Winter Wildlife Getaway! 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 hot spots!

Stay two nights at Chaminade Resort & Spa, and get your third night for free! Linger longer and enjoy local winter wildlife attractions such as Whale Watching Tours on the Monterey Bay or Rain Forest Weekends at Roaring Camp Railroads.

Phone: Toll Free: (800) 283-6569 / Local: (831) 475-5600

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Terms and Conditions: Based upon availability, plus tax and resort fee. Blackout dates and minimum length of stays. Offer available through April 30, 2020 and subject to change at anytime.

Three specials are offered this winter season!

  1. Get 20% off a two-night stay!
  2. Stay three nights for the price of two, any day of the week!
  3. Stay four nights for the price of two: check in on a Monday and select among one and two- bedroom beach level condominiums.

Phone: Toll Free: (800) 564-1771 / Local: (831) 728-7400

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Terms and Conditions: Specials available on select properties. Specials do not apply over major holidays. Call our reservations for more information.

Book a two-night stay and receive your second night free! Promotion includes: A two night stay at West Cliff Inn Four Sisters Inns, celebrated breakfast buffet, afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres. Pricing starts at $249 for a two night stay.

Phone: Toll Free: (800) 979-0910 / Local: (831) 457-2200

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Terms and Conditions: “Second Night Free” promotion is based on availability, valid Sunday through Thursdays, October 20, 2019 through March 19, 2020, is not valid during holidays and special event periods, and blackout dates may apply. Must mention this package at time of reservation. Excludes certain room types. First night must be booked at full regular rate to receive the second night free and nights must be in consecutive order. This special offer is paid in full at the time of reservation and is non-refundable. This is not offered nor bookable on other travel sites.


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 #SCWildlife! For more information about wildlife watching opportunities this winter, or to order your free Wildlife Watching Guide, visit or call (800) 833-3494.

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