Check These Out! California Edition

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about summer vacations. Don’t worry, the IMS Travel Department has a few properties you should check out:

1.) Camellia Inn

Welcome to the Camellia Inn, a charming 1869 Italianate Victorian Inn in California's Wine Country where Old World charm blends perfectly with modern luxury amenities to provide an affordable Healdsburg Bed and Breakfast Inn experience.

The Camellia Inn in Sonoma County is a peaceful place for your next visit to California’s wine country.


2.) 1083 Guest House

Enjoy the beauty of the Wine Country with a stay at 1083 Guest House, 1 bedroom, in Healdsburg, your private haven in the Wine Country. Come and experience tranquility and luxury with a country feel just minutes from downtown Healdsburg, known for some of the best restaurants, wineries, antique shops in Northern California.




3.) McCaffrey House Bed & Breakfast Inn

Nestled in a quiet forest hollow in the California Mountains, this delightfully warm and charming 3-story country home was designed and built by your hosts, Michael & Stephanie McCaffrey. Each guest room is artfully decorated in an accent of colors borrowed from the queen or king-sized quilts, all handmade by the Amish of Lancaster County, PA. All rooms have a black iron fire stove, private bath and shower or tub, individual thermostat and some have private balconies or patios. The peaceful forest provides the back-drop from each window. An outdoor spa is available for guest use.


4.) St. Bernard Lodge

St. Bernard Lodge is the perfect home base for outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes. No matter what season you visit, an adventure is waiting here for you. The region is filled with endless opportunities for hiking, cycling, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping, fishing, kayaking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, wildlife viewing, and so much more. We are located just over a mile away from the world-renowned Pacific Crest Trail, 20 minutes away from the SW entrance of Lassen Volcanic Park, 15 minutes from Lake Almanor, and one hour from Drakesbad, Juniper Lake, and Cinder Cone. We are also the perfect place to stopover on your journey from Crater Lake or the Redwoods National Forest.

When you are not off exploring the wonders of the Northern California wilderness, there is much fun to be had inside the St. Bernard Lodge. Kids will have a blast playing our, puzzles, checkers, backgammon, chess, and ping-pong maze. For the adults, we offer a custom-made Olhausen pool table and dartboard. The lounge area is a great place to visit with other guests or to just catch up with your favorite book.


5.) Miracle Springs Hot Mineral Water Resort & Spa

Nestled in the foothills of Desert Hot Springs, just minutes from Joshua Tree National Park, MIRACLE SPRINGS RESORT & SPA overlooks beautiful Palm Springs (13 miles away) and the California desert's Coachella Valley. Beneath our clear blue skies, where the sun shines year-round, you can calm your mind, enjoy spectacular scenic landscapes, and soak your cares away in our courtyard of eight natural hot mineral pools.



6.) Requa Inn

The Historic Requa Inn is located at the mouth of the Klamath River less than 1 mile from the Pacific Ocean along California's north coast in Redwood National Park. There are 12 guest rooms, each is different. Breakfast is included. While staying at the historic Requa Inn, please ask us about dinner. We serve dinner each evening by request of a hearty, homemade soup or salad with artisan bread. Dinner options run 6:30-7:30pm each evening. Call for reservations. There are no phones or TV's in the guest rooms. Well-behaved children over 8 may stay in specific rooms. Rates are on the website.



7.) WorldMark San Diego - Inn at the Park

Inn at the Park is a historic boutique resort located centrally near many San Diego sights making it a desirable starting point for your journey in this amazing city. This resort is located on the edge of Balboa Park West, within walking distance to the neighboring San Diego Zoo, the Old Globe Theatre, 15 museums, beautiful gardens, and acclaimed performing arts venues. Other nearby attractions include the vibrant Hillcrest neighborhood, SeaWorld® San Diego, the Gaslamp District, Little Italy, Cruise Ship Terminal, and the USS Midway and Maritime Museum. Old Town, Coronado Island, and the beaches are also just minutes away.

At Inn at the Park, you will enjoy the spacious resort suites. These gorgeous studios, one- and two-bedroom suites feature deluxe bedding with one king or two queen beds, an additional twin sofa sleeper in the living area, and a queen or two double beds in the guest room (two-bedroom only). All suites include kitchenettes and in-room safes.

Discover a beautiful coastal destination with wonderful weather year-round, glorious beaches, and world-class attractions. San Diego is a sunny destination stacked with palm trees that features historic neighborhoods, upscale shopping centers, eclectic dining, nightlife, and all sorts of entertainment. Relax and enjoy this laid-back Southern California lifestyle and watch breathtaking sunsets over the Pacific Ocean.


8.) The Peninsula Beverly Hills

The only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star-rated hotel in Southern California every year since 1993. is located at the intersection of Wilshire and South Santa Monica Boulevards, within easy walking distance of Century City and Beverly Hills’ legendary Rodeo Drive. The Peninsula Hotels is also thrilled to be the only hotel brand to achieve the highest possible Five-Star status across all ten of its hotels, as announced by Forbes Travel Guide in 2019.



To book your stay at any of these amazing accommodations, call the IMS Travel department at (800) 559-8515 ext 4 or email them at travel@imsbarter.com.

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