With such an extensive list of diverse resorts, award-winning restaurants and entertainment venues, California rates with the top family vacation destinations, seen as an ideal place for each possible type of a vacation, from weekend getaways to family vacations. Some of the most widely reputed resorts in California include Golden Bear Cottages Resort and Spa, Timber Haven Lodge, Fern River Resort Santa Cruz Mountains, Vichy Hot Springs Resort and Inn and Sea Mountain Inn just to name a few.
A renowned four season vacation destination, Golden Bear Cottages Resort and Spa is a historic mountain retreat lodge and the only spa resort in the Big Bear Lake area. Opened in 1924, one of the most popular resorts in California has expanded to include 29 private cabins, ranging from small studios to six-bedroom cottages. All of them feature knotty pine interiors and rock fireplaces, designed in a country mountain decor. Property amenities include conference room for weddings and meetings; salon, services offering massages, facials and some special treatments; family movie nights and heated pools, available May through October; outdoor spa, open all-the-year-round; movies and game rentals; fax and Internet services; office with free maps, newspapers and brochures; and much more.
Guests are also welcome to visit nearby attractions, including antique shops, Alpine Trout Farm, Convention Center, Discovery Center, Performing Arts Center, Movie Theater, Mountain Animal Zoo, Lake Marinas and Solar Observatory, and enjoy an array of activities, notably golf, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, cross country skiing, snowboarding and shooting.
Another renowned California resort, Timber Haven Lodge is considered by many to be an ideal getaway for relaxation and fun for the entire family, providing its visitors with the finest vacation rental cabins away from the traffic and noise of buzzing cities. Thus, visitors are free to choose from romantic Jacuzzi suites, log cabins and cozy cottage suites across from National Forest, with the first-class accommodations and amenities making you feel at home.
You'll relax in the outdoor spa and lounge, play ping pong on the patio, and experience great shopping, restaurants, theatres and art galleries that make Timber Haven Lodge one of the most attractive and widely reputed resorts in California.
Located two hours north of San Francisco, Vichy Hot Springs Resort and Inn is famous for being the only place in North America that has naturally warm and carbonated mineral baths, including famous champagne baths. Also available are Olympic size swimming pool, hot soaking pool and more than 700 acres for hiking and nature walking. Some of the resorts facilities include creekside rooms, mountain-view rooms, suites with two queen beds and cottages.
Attractions can be found in abundance here, making your stay at one of the renowned resorts in California more diverse and exciting. Within an hour of Vichy Springs are 35 wineries, three museums, the Russian River, Cow Mountain Nature Reserve, Montgomery Woods State Park, live theater, the coastal towns of Albion and much more.