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No mother is the same. Some mothers stay at home and do all the cooking, cleaning, and caring for young children, while others work hard at one job, or maybe even two, to support their families. Some are part of a couple and some are a single parent. Some are empty nesters who will still take that late-night phone call from grown children who are parents now, too, who need help with their new baby. Each mother is devoted to their families in their own way and strive to be the best they can be. There is one thing that all mothers have in common, though: they deserve a show of gratitude for everything that they do.

Here are some ideas on how you can treat your mother on Mother’s Day weekend in the Gold Country of Calaveras County:

Weekend getaway

Sometimes moms just need a break. A perfect place for your mother to unwind is the Victoria Inn in Murphys. With 13 rooms to choose from, all with luxurious amenities, as well as the V-Bistro downstairs, the Victoria Inn has so much to offer.

Perhaps your mother wants a weekend getaway with her friends. When was the last time she got together with ‘the girls’ just for fun? Check out our vacation rentals in or around Murphys that your mom and her friends can book for the whole weekend, just for themselves! We have 14 rentals to choose from, all boasting amenities like fireplaces, spa tubs, patios, and balconies, as well as modern conveniences of high-speed Internet and flat-screen televisions.

Warm open room with wood table and chairs, kitchen bar and spacious living area with fireplace and glass doors

Our vacation rentals are perfect for a mother’s weekend getaway with her friends.

While they stay with us, they’ll be close to wine tasting rooms, great restaurants, and locally-owned boutiques that line Main Street in Murphys. So, if your mother and her friends want to get out and have a little shopping spree, they can!

Wine and cheese pairing

You may not be able to afford to send your mother to France to taste great wine and cheese, but you can certainly offer her a French gastric vacation right here in Murphys.

Lavender Ridge Vineyard in Murphys specializes in Rhone varietal wines and artisan cheeses. And their tasting room is within walking distance of the Victoria Inn and several of our vacation rentals. On May 12 (Mother’s Day!), Lavender Ridge Vineyard tasting room is hosting their weekly Artisan Tasting event from 2 to 3 p.m. and will consist of pairing 4 artisan cheeses with 4 Rhone varietal wines for only $20. That’s so much more affordable than a plane ticket to France!

The event will be led by local cheese expert Judy Creighton, who also writes a delicious column, the Calaveras Cheese Lady, for the Mother Lode lifestyle and entertainment magazine, the Sierra Lodestar. If you are curious about her vast knowledge of artisan cheese, feel free to have a read!

The Lavender Ridge Vineyard tasting room is located at 425A Main Street, Murphys. They are open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday until 6 p.m. For more information about this event and their wines and cheeses, contact them at (209) 768-2441 or email them at info@LavendarRidgeVineyard.com

Spa day

Every mother deserves a spa day. Why not treat to her one while she stays here in Murphys?

Jillian’s Day Spa & Salon is an award-winning spa and local favorite. Also, it’s a very short drive from Main Street in Murphys; not even 5 minutes! You could even walk there from our B&Bs and rentals, but because it’s on the other side of a highway, the safer option may be to drive.

Regardless of how you get there, Jillian’s Day Spa & Salon has a variety of services to treat your mother from top to bottom. Whether it’s a massage, facial, pedicure and manicure, hair styling, or all of the above, this local spa and salon can make your mother feel fresh and new.

If you would like to book an appointment with Jillian’s Day Spa & Salon for your mother, contact them at (209) 728-3939 or email them at guestservices@jilliandayspa.com. They are open Tuesday through Sunday with varying hours (which you can find on their website) but are closed on Mondays. Their address is 7 E. Highway 4.

Mothers deserve a show of gratitude. Why not treat your mother with a trip to Murphys? Book your mother and her gal pals a weekend getaway with us today. They can buy some artisan wine and cheese, have a rejuvenating spa day, and unwind in fluffy slippers watching their favorite movies surrounded by their friends. If this sounds like the kind of Mother’s Day you want to treat your mom to, call the Victoria Inn at (209) 728-8933 or email victoria_inn@sbcglobal.net. The Victoria Inn booked full? No worries! Just ask about our vacation rentals we have available. Happy Mother’s Day!

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