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Two for the Road

A pair of posh hotels has teamed up to offer a quintessential Northern California excursion.


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A charming scene greets guests at Carmel Valley Ranch.

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A premium suite at The Epiphany Hotel in Palo Alto.

Photo: Courtesy of The Epiphany Hotel

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The properties’ A Tale of Two Valleys package includes the use of a BMW i8.

Photo: Aubrie Pick

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Consider it the best of both worlds: a stay in a modern urban setting, followed by an escape to a bucolic retreat. The Epiphany Hotel in Palo Alto and, about 100 miles south, Carmel Valley Ranch are currently offering a special joint package: Now through the end of the year, guests can unwind for an evening at each property—traveling between the popular destinations in an ubercool BMW i8. “California has some of the best driving roads, many of which happen to be between The Epiphany and Carmel Valley Ranch,” observes Lorenz Maurer, general manager of The Epiphany.

Thomas Becker, general manager of Carmel Valley Ranch, adds that the timing is ideal right now for the jaunt that the two hotels envisioned. “This California road trip is perfect in the fall, as the harvest season brings endless vineyard, garden, lavender and honey experiences to The Ranch,” he says. “Not to mention, Carmel Valley and the Bay Area enjoy some of the most beautiful weather this time of year, thanks to our true Indian summer.” Along with accommodations and use of the i8, the A Tale of Two Valleys package ($4,449 for two people) includes a walking guide of Palo Alto, personalized dining experiences, a spa treatment, concierge consultation on Carmel Valley wineries and more. For further details or to complete a booking, contact Seth McDaniels at The Epiphany Hotel (650.660.3311).


Originally published in the September issue of Silicon Valley

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