Seven Gables Inn
Celebrate the 125th anniversary of this iconic 1886 Victorian mansion. The inn has 25 bedrooms in seven buildings with spectacular views of the ocean, Monterey Bay, and Monterey Peninsula. Days begin with a full English breakfast, followed by wine and cheese at 4 p.m. and warm homemade cookies and milk with nightly turndown service. Explore the walking trail that skirts the spewing sea, and tour the 1855 Point Pinos Lighthouse, the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast. A visit here also means a stroll through the vineyards and the nearby town of Pacific Grove, home to restaurants and shops just two blocks away.
DON'T MISS: Pacific Grove’s holiday season kickoff, with the Christmas at the Inns bed-and-breakfast tour on November 30; 831/372-4341 or thesevengablesinn.com.
EXCLUSIVE DEAL: Book three nights and receive a $50 gift certificate for dinner at nearby Fandango restaurant and a bottle of fine Monterey wine. Rates start at $209. Offer valid until January 31, 2012.