Here’s a soothing twist on holiday shopping: The Milliken Creek Inn and Spa in Napa Valley is offering a free massage with every reservation made on Black Friday or Cyber Monday.
The deal: The setting alone at this three-acre spread, with redwoods and quiet gardens, looks relaxing. The Serenity Special adds one 75-minute aromatherapy massage, valued at $160, to each reservation. Rooms at the inn start at $275 plus tax per night and include hot breakfast, wine reception, free Wi-Fi and other extras.
When: The offer is good for future dates, based on availability. But reservations must be made on Nov. 26 (Black Friday) or Nov. 29 (Cyber Monday) to receive the free massage. The deal doesn't apply to existing reservations.
Tested: The massage is available at the inn’s spa or, depending n the season, in an open-air pavilion that overlooks the Napa River. The inn has just 12 guest rooms.
I found a room with a king-sized bed for $275 plus tax on Jan. 5 and a weekend rate of $350 plus tax for a Friday night stay on Jan. 7. The website says you don't need a special promotion code to get the free massage, and that it will be included on your e-mail receipt after you book. However, I suggest making the reservation by phone to ensure that you get the deal.
Contact: Milliken Creek Inn and Spa, (800) 835-6112.