Hotel Charlotte Coupons and Deals
The Fine Print
Limit 1 per customer, additional as gifts; vouchers may not be combined to extend stay • Only valid for stays now - March 31, 2014; must book by March 1, 2014 • Reservations required and subject to availability • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations • Voucher includes daily buffet breakfast for each guest, one welcome bottle of wine, and $25 credit credit per person towards a massage • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay • Voucher valid for 2 guests (traditional room) or 4 guests (Sage, Saffron, Cayenne, Cardamon or Coriander room); up to 4 additional guests may be added based on availability and at an additional cost of $20 per person • Traditional rooms: merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy of 72 hours in advance of scheduled arrival; voucher subject to forfeiture (may reschedule outside of 72 hours for $30 fee) • Sage, Saffron, Cayenne, Cardamon or Coriander rooms: merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy of 14 days in advance of scheduled arrival; voucher subject to forfeiture (may reschedule outside of 14 days for $45 fee) • 10% taxes not included; payable directly to the property • Incidental charges, charges for additional services and gratuity at the property are not included • Children are welcome at the property • Select deluxe rooms accept pets; call for details and rates • Upgrades available; please inquire with merchant at time of booking reservation • Blackout date(s): November 27 - December 1, 2013; December 22, 2013 - January 1, 2014
The Destination What did California look like in the 1800s? A drive through Groveland, 25 miles from the entrance to Yosemite National Park, will give you a good idea. A former mining hub and home to the oldest continuously operated watering hole in the state, this small town would be a blink-and-you'll-miss-it kind of place if it weren't for the carefully preserved "downtown." It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and it's not uncommon to see ranchers running their cattle down Main Street. But while the Gold Rush has come and gone, the gem that draws out-of-towners to Groveland these days is outdoor recreation, from nearby Pine Mountain Lake to the breathtaking Yosemite Valley. The Digs The 12-room Hotel Charlotte, which opened in 1921, is among the buildings in Groveland listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This blue two-story charmer welcomes guests with warm hospitality and the kind of touches you'd expect from an Old West town like Groveland, from the second-story balcony to the Edison lightbulbs. The Charlotte Bistro & Bar, while channeling that same throwback vibe, is nothing if not modern, serving tapas-inspired California cuisine, local wine, and specialty cocktails. Walk past the refurbished upright piano and to one of the hotel's 12 rooms, all of which come equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and a private bathroom with a cast-iron or clawfoot tub, plus a queen or two twin beds. Meanwhile, the freestanding vacation rentals are large enough to accommodate parties of up to eight (four are included with this voucher; add additional guests for a fee), with a full kitchen, washer/dryer, free Wi-Fi, a balcony overlooking the golf course, a BBQ grill, and access to the lake and pool in Pine Mountain Lake. All guests, regardless of accommodation, will wake up to a buffet breakfast each morning.
Historical Boutique Hotel in Sierra Nevada Foothills Charlotte DeFerrari was born in Italy in 1881 and migrated with her family to Groveland in the late 19th century in pursuit of gold. After losing her father to a mining accident, Charlotte supported her family by cooking meals for ranch hands and local settlers. Between 1918 and 1921, she opened a restaurant and later a boutique hotel, which stands to this day as Hotel Charlotte. Husband-and-wife innkeepers Jenn and Doug Edwards have worked to protect the property's historical integrity with period appointments and distinctive accents, such as a mural depicting Groveland's frontier days. Upstairs, the individually decorated guest rooms call to mind frontier days with details such as patchwork quilts, clawfoot tubs, and brass bed frames. Alternatively, the hotel’s vacation rentals, which house between four and six guests and are located in the gated community of Pine Mountain Lake, all have a full kitchen, a washer and dryer, and a barbecue grill and fireplace. You can access a swimming pool, tennis courts, and balconies that overlook the community’s golf course. Every morning, the innkeepers prepare a breakfast buffet with a spread of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages in the bistro. Groveland, California: Historic Town Near Yosemite National Park After the gold rush subsided, Groveland became a boomtown once more—between 1915 and 1935—as the base of operations of the Hetch Hetchy water project, a massive plan to bring fresh water to San Francisco. These days, natural resources remain the area’s biggest draw. Groveland borders nearly a million acres of woodlands comprising the Stanislaus National Forest. The small town has remained a popular destination on the route to Yosemite National Park, about a 30-minute drive to the east. Winter in Yosemite is a tranquil period as traffic decreases, allowing visitors to take in the snowy mountainscapes at their own pace. Some hiking trails remain open through the valley, and plows clear the roads leading up to downhill and cross-country ski areas.