December 9, 2008 2:40 PM Subscribe
Quaint, cheap-ish lodging in Northern California. I can has?
We need to go somewhere. And when we're there, we need to stay somewhere for under $100 a night. When? Some weekend in January or February. Where? Near the coast or the foothills. We've traveled most of NoCal, so nothing's really new. Thought we'd base a trip around finding some exciting, affordable place to stay.
Pluses: Quaintness, funk, charm, solitude. We don't mind 'rustic,' but we're not willing to sacrifice cleanliness in favor of it. Proximity to outdoor activities is necessary (though that's pretty much a given anywhere in CA). Also, we like gardens. Add gardens to the plus column.
Location: On the coast, we're willing to go anywhere between Pescadero and Jenner. Mid-state, anywhere from Napa up to the Anderson Valley. (Mendocino's a bit too far for a weekend, alas.)
Foothill-wise, from Sonora in the south to Nevada City in the north. We could head to Truckee, too, but probably won't since chain controls are always a possible complicating factor.
So. Have you stayed in any cool inns, B&Bs, cabins, or similar places in Northern California that can be had for under $100 a night?