Retreat To The Santa Cruz Redwoods With Chaminade Resort & Spa

Summer 2020 may not sound as exciting as we had all hoped, but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan a nice getaway. Although California is still quarantined in Phase 2 (at the time of this review), hotels are reopening their doors and welcoming back guests. At MiLLENNiAL, travel is a big part of our coverage. So we decided to hop in the car and take a tour up the coast from Los Angeles to Santa Cruz. We got lost in the forest and found sanctuary in the Chaminade Resort & Spa.  

The Chaminade Resort Tree Side Escape

Social distancing isn’t so bad when you’re on a mountain top. And rest assured, Chaminade has taken every measure to ensure your health and safety. There is no place better to remind yourself of your humanity than being in the woods. 

What was once an all-boys Catholic high school in the 1930s has transformed into a bougie camp-style retreat for adults and families alike. Immersed in 300 acres of trees and nature paths, this hotel has a lot to offer your soul. 

Each room comes with a private porch or balcony that leads directly to the enchanting grounds. Enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, like hiking, tennis, bocce ball, horseshoes, cornhole, or swimming. Shed some of that Quaran-15(lbs) with the on-site fitness center. And when the sun goes down, head over to The View, the hotel’s tree side restaurant, for an unforgettable evening experience. 

Complete with a newly renovated outdoor patio, The View is a whimsical al fresco dining room overlooking the Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay ocean horizon. A Spanish courtyard with a wisteria-laced pergola offers the perfect setting for those choice Instagram selfies or elegant engagement photos. Catch the sunset on the deck with dinner and drinks, or grab a book and get lost amid the serene indoor lounge.

Work Hard Play Harder in Nature

While we can’t thank quarantine for too much, we can thank it for giving Chaminade Resort time to complete their main building’s renovations. This includes the lobby, communal study, and large meeting spaces, in addition to the restaurant and lounge. 

The first thing you’ll notice upon check-in is the gorgeous hand-painted Spanish tile floor. The second might be the sanitation station, precautionary health signage, and front desk plexiglass partitions. And the third is the beautifully designed and inviting study. Here you’ll find modern lounge furniture cozied up to a wood-burning fireplace, a small library, and a rustic conference table.  

Chaminade Resort also offers businesses and wedding parties over 12,000 sq ft of indoor meeting space. Imagine working while overlooking treetops! And with a strong secure Wifi connection, there is no comparison when conferencing with your colleagues. But when you’re ready to explore outside of the pines, Santa Cruz and Capitola are just 10-20 minutes away. 

Don’t let the quarantine stop you from enjoying your life. Plan a trip to Chaminade Resort and scratch that travel itch. You get the best of all worlds – nature, comfort, and isolation. Be sure to check out the new features of the hotel and one of their hot summer deals to save 20% off when you book your stay this summer!

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Written by Britt Hysen

Britt Hysen is the Editor-in-Chief and founder of MiLLENNiAL. In response to the branded ad campaigns absorbed by the media platform, Britt launched Kreativ Ctrl, a full-service marketing agency specializing in experiential programming and strategic partnerships.

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