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December 14, 2019

Looking for a happy hour spot close to our #Jewelbox Cottages in Pacific Grove? For an inexpensive drink and bar grub? For some fun? Yes please! 

Sardine Factory

The Sardine Factory’s first nightly Happy Hour, yes first!, is offered daily from 5pm-6pm. But you can also h...

November 17, 2019

When people think of Monterey Bay, marine mammals might be the first animals that spring to mind. But there's another awesome animal experience that brings your love of the beach and ocean and sweet animals together. 

The Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach offers trail...

October 10, 2019

Where's the best place to get skis or snowboards in town? That's one of the most common questions that I get from guests staying at #DonnerBliss. Here are my go-to tips for guests.


Renting at Tahoe Dave's in old-town Truckee is our favorite tip for the day or weekend,...

April 16, 2019

Limekiln State Park is on the southern end of Big Sur but it is worth the drive. There’s not a lot of camping, but when we arrived, the rangers carved out a spot behind one of their work trucks for our SUV, so we could enter. Thanks guys! 

This is a full redwood to wave...

December 30, 2018

The Aquarium is the best-known attraction in the area, but it's also one of the most expensive. Here are three attractions you can enjoy for much less.

December 18, 2018

Have a happy, merry and safe holiday! Save $25 on your next booking & get $25 when you refer a friend or relative...plus they save $25, too! Stay in touch. XOXO

June 25, 2018

When you come to Donner Bliss to celebrate a special occasion, you have great dining options in Truckee. Check out these elevated dining favorites.

January 21, 2017

On the way up the hill from the Bay area, or on the way home, here are the spots you can go sledding for free! 

Armstrong tract sledding hill, right behind Donner Bliss – Grab a sled or two from the backyard, walk out the door of Donner Bliss, turn left onto the main ro...

October 23, 2016

Don't stop at the first place you see. Even though Safeway is easy to spot on the corner Donner Pass Road and Hwy of Skip the lines and crazy parking at Safeway, especially on high-season weekends.

Save Mart at 11399 Deerfield Drive is where the locals go, and...

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