The Timber Cove Inn, which has recently undergone a makeover, is offering some sweet incentives for making an autumn drive up the coast.
Book two nights and you get 50 percent off your second night. Rooms have to be booked by Sept. 30 but you can visit up through Dec. 27.
The deal also incudes breakfast for two in the hotel’s upscaled Alexander’s Restaurant, ably helmed by Chef Benjamin St. Claire.
The scenic location on a rocky ledge high above the ocean has always been its main attraction, a view captured in the lens of famed California photographer Ansel Adams. But the opening of the new Fort Ross Tasting Room just 15 minutes away on Meyer’s Grade Road — so often shown in car commercials — offers a nearby destination to break the low-key quiet of the lodge.
Mention you’re visiting from the Inn and you’ll receive a special VIP tasting. And bottles purchased from the tasting room, the first to open in the new Fort Ross Seaview AVA, can be enjoyed at Alexander’s without a corkage fee (
With sweeping, open timber ceilings and a massive stone fireplace anchoring one end, the inn’s lounge is a cozy spot for an autumn beer or taking in the occasional live music show.
On Sept. 14 the inn presents Blues and Brews with “The Wilson-Hukill Blues Revue” in the Sequoia Lounge from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Or book ahead for a winter solstice getaway. The trio Swingfish is booked to play romantic jazz from what has come to be called “The Great American Songbook,” made cool again thanks to Tony Bennett.

The reinvented Timber Cove Inn earned a certificate of excellence this year from TripAdvisor. High praise since regular travelers can be harsher than professional critics. 21780 N. Coast Hwy 1., Timber Cove. 800-987-8319 or


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