LA Times: Dinner deal for Valentine’s Day at Rancho Bernardo Inn

Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
By Mary Forgione

January 31, 2012, 6:00 a.m.

For those seeking a no-brainer Valentine’s Day escape, Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego offers a one-night stay with a four-course meal in its El Bizcocho restaurant for $289. With the basics covered, the rest is up to you — stroll the gardens, splurge for a spa treatment or just kick back.

The deal: Rancho Bernardo Inn’s Valentine’s Day Stay comes with a Champagne welcome and the meal. Dinner is a set menu that includes strawberries and Champagne, salmon, poached grouper or short rib and Valrhona chocolate parfait. The package starts at $289 plus tax.

When: The offer is good Feb. 11 and 14 only.

Tested: I found availability for Feb. 14 at the $289 plus tax rate — $60 more than the best available rate for the same night. But that $60 covers the four-course meal for two at El Bizcocho, where entrees alone usually start at $32 each.

Contact: Rancho Bernardo Inn, (877) 517-9340