End the world in the West County
If those who equate the end of the Mayan calendar with the end of the world are correct, travelers have until December 21, 2012 to live it up. Towards that (possible) end, Sonoma County hotels and wineries are encouraging travelers to eat, drink (still responsibly) and be merry with one final party, surrounded by food, wine, family and friends. With just 100 days left, reservations are being accepted now.
“We’ve earned a reputation for being a perfect place to celebrate any and all occasions, so why not the possible end of the world?” says Ken Fischang, President & CEO of the Sonoma County Tourism Bureau. Below are packages and events taking place throughout Sonoma County in conjunction with the end of the Mayan calendar.
Sonoma Coast Villa and Spa between Valley Ford and Bodega has the End of the World Package . It includes the opportunity for family and friends to celebrate the End of the World together with a group package that includes: 18 rooms for two-night accommodations; spa services for up to 40 people; all food included up to 40 people and the opening of the only bottle of Louis Roederer Cristal 2000, a 6.0 liter bottle valued at $25,000, along with an oyster buffet, Artisan cheeses, caviar and more. This package costs $55,000 as a buy-out option or $1,375 per person and is available December 21-22, 2012. For more information, call 707-876-9818 or visit www.scvilla.com.
Wine Country Vespa tours shower guests with hidden treasures of Sonoma County. This one-day tour includes: The last appetizer: Artisan cheeses from Bohemian Creamery in Sebastopol — hand-milked, from organically fed goats; The last drink: John Retak’s bio-dynamically grown “Ceritas” Pinot Noir from the small but mighty, award-winning Porter-Bass vineyard; The last meal: Chef Josh Silver’s (Syrah) Sonoma grown foie gras, local Pacific Salmon, and oysters from Sonoma Coast’s Hog Island; The last dessert plate: Local olives from DaVero, organic fruit from Gabriel Farm, and Cabernet chocolate from Wine Country Chocolates and The soundtrack: The surf of the mighty Pacific Ocean — at Goat Rock near Bodega Bay. For more information, call 707-523-2371 or visit www.winecountryvespa.com.
All Seasons Vacation Suites: Fiesta de Santa Tomas Package. Rather than adhere to the theory that “the world is ending” All Seasons Vacation Suites is celebrating the end of one Mayan calendar and the beginning of another, with the Fiesta de Santo Tomás package, including: two-night accommodations in a suite; zip lining through the redwoods; a three-course dinner of Mayan-inspired food and an “I experienced the End of the World in Sonoma County” t-shirt. Rates for this package start from $725, all inclusive. For more information, call 877-727-8182 or visit www.allseasonsvacationsuites.com/index.html.