When you’re in Claremont, Ontario or one of the other cities in the Inland Empire for work, or visiting one of the Claremont Colleges, Hotel Casa 425 is the perfect place to stay. Part of the Village Expansion, Casa 425 is surrounded by great shops and restaurants, including Le Pain Quotidien, Casa Moreno, the fabulous Cielo Mio Spa and a plaza where live music and events take place. The hotel boasts spacious rooms, some which can accommodate families, and is within walking distance to everything. The hip onsite Lounge is a great place to relax at the end of the day, serving innovative small plates and a fabulous selection of wine and mixed drinks. If you’re looking for a place to host an elegant yet affordable wedding, bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah, our courtyard can accommodate up to 250 people. Our meeting room seats up to 30, and offers a break-out terrace where lunch can be served.
Claremont boasts a number of great restaurants as well. Try Yiannis for lunch, sit out on their patio, and enjoy one of the best Greek salads you’ve ever had. La Parolaccia is a great little Osteria Italiana, reminiscent of one you’d find in a Tuscan village, and much easier to get to! And the farmer’s market, held every Saturday morning, features local produce and craft items, and is the perfect place for a leisurely stroll.
If you live in the Los Angeles area, and are looking for a close and affordable spot for a quick getaway, hop on the Metrolink after work, and head to Casa 425. We look forward to hosting you!
Relax poolside at Maison Fleurie
Yountville has to be one of the greatest towns in California. It truly has it all—fabulous restaurants, fun tasting rooms, quaint shops, biking and jogging trails, beautiful weather. And it is home to two of our inns, Maison Fleurie and Lavender. Last week, we redecorated the lobby, dining area and roof top deck and gave Maison Fleurie a whole new, updated look. If your travels are taking you to the Napa Valley this summer, I have some suggestions. After enjoying our signature breakfast, take a morning ride through the vineyards on our complimentary bicycles, savor a fabulous lunch on the patio at Hurley’s, experience a tasting at Frog’s Leap Winery and Charles Krug, both recommended by Gina, our Regional Manger, and plunge into our pool at the end of the afternoon. Try the Rutherford Grill for a fun and casual dinner, or walk to Bouchon, Bistro Jeanty or Bottega, all located right in town. There are fun activities going on almost every weekend throughout the Valley—check out our website or become a Facebook fan of Four Sisters Inns and stay up to date!
Miles of beautiful vineyards provide a scenic and relaxing drive through Russian River Valley..This is the ideal wine country town, designed around an historic, postcard-perfect downtown plaza, with huge, ancient trees, flower gardens, a fountain and an old-fashioned bandstand. A perfect day here might start with a guided walking tour of the town’s historic architecture, with Healdsburg Walking Tours, Inc. (Or, sample off-the-beaten-path taquerias and cafes with their Burrito Walk.)
Guests who enjoy premium wine will enjoy visiting the tasting rooms of wineries in the Alexander Valley and Dry Creek Valley appellations, both a short drive from town. Check in to the Healdsburg Inn on the Plaza, where many of the spacious guest rooms overlook the plaza itself. You can watch the Tuesday evening farmer’s market and other seasonal events from your room!
Book the inn’s popular dining package offering a four-course dinner at Cyrus, currently the hottest table in town and the darling of seemingly every food magazine in the country. Work up an appetite browsing the art galleries, antiques shops and stylish boutiques in the blocks surrounding the plaza.
One favorite: Arches Gallery, presenting the work of both regional and national fine art painters and craft artists. Meet featured artists at free receptions scheduled throughout the year. Or catch a show at The Raven, Healdsburg’s performing arts theater, presenting live theater, concerts and other performances.
Borrow our bicycles and take a relaxing ride along the Monterey Bay on the Monterey Recreational Trail, just steps from Green Gables Inn
This region is special to us because it’s where Four Sisters Inns began; the Green Gables Inn (Pacific Grove) was the first inn in our collection.
If you’re coming to the Monterey Peninsula, be sure to reserve the Second Night Free package at Gosby House Inn in Pacific Grove. Or, if you choose Green Gables Inn, definitely opt for the dining package, which lets you select from some of the best tables in town.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is world-famous for good reason, and it’s certainly worth a visit. The art galleries of Carmel are also always a pleasure. But there are many, many more diversions here. Monterey State Historic Park offers two different guided tours which include some of Monterey’s oldest and most important buildings. A self-guided Path of History tour begins at the Maritime Museum Visitor Center with a 20-minute film shown upon request. Round yellow tiles designate the path that meanders through gardens and by buildings from Monterey’s colorful past.
If you book ahead of time, you can take a hands-on, one-day class at the Culinary Center of Monterey – a huge variety is offered year-round. Our favorite: the Chocolate Decadence class.