Are you craving a getaway? I sure am. This is the time of year when I begin to feel worn out. It must have something to do with being 7 months into the school year with 3 months remaining, the holiday season behind us, and tax day before us. If Wednesday is the hump day of the week, this is the hump season of the year. So, it was music to my tired ears when two college students recently offered to stay with our kids for 24 hours. Score! My husband and I are going on a romantic escape! I smiled and envisioned the unforgettable scene from Bridget Jones' Diary, pictured below.
Our M.O. is to borrow friends' homes for getaways. This is a great way to reduce spending, but there is a time to save, and a time to splurge. Yet, even when I splurge, I prefer to splurge on a deal.
I began the hunt for a bed & breakfast by heeding to my late mother-in-law Joany's advice: take advantage of the Four Sisters Inns winter/spring specials. Boy, was she right. They currently have some spectacular deals for Sunday-Thursday reservations at their 16 luxurious California inns. Many locations are offering 30-40% off a one-night stay as well as 2-nights-for-the-price-of-1. Four Sisters Inns are generous with amenities that make your dollar go further and include: afternoon wine & hors d'oeuvres; freshly-baked cookies; evening turndown; and a hearty, delicious, protein-packed breakfast. Some locations have: bikes, pool & hot tub, in-room fireplaces, in-room jetted spa tubs. Many of the inns welcome children, which is a nice option for a couple with a baby.
Time is running out on these deals, so take action soon. Go by yourself and be refreshed by alone time, go with your spouse and invest in your romance, go with a friend and have girl time. Whatever you do, just go and enjoy!