Luxury California Road Trip with a $140,000 BMW i8

Luxury California Road Trip with a $140,000 BMW i8
...and the help of a coveted BMW i8 (valued at $140,000)! This “tale of two valleys” is one travelers will never forget.

Starting in innovation center SILICON VALLEY – Palo Alto, to be exact – THE EPIPHANY HOTEL welcomes guests with all the trappings of an upscale, design-centric, urban retreat. The destination that caters to the start-up zeitgeist will kick-off the trip with a gifted set of Master & Dynamic x The Epiphany Headphones and an exclusive walking guide to Palo Alto before setting off on foot or via loaner bike. Following a private consultation with Chef Patrick Kelly of the hotel's signature restaurant, Lure + Till, a Private Dinner featuring a Wine-Paired Tasting Menu will be served En-Suite, in the comfort of the Luxury Suite with Private Patio that will serve as the evening's accommodations.

The next morning, following Breakfast served en-suite or at Lure + Till, guests will be acquainted with their exclusive, luxury hybrid vehicle – the BMW i8, which is the first sports car with the consumption and emission values of a compact car. Travelers set off for the coast in the i8 with a bag of Locally-Sourced Road Snacks and an Exclusive Road Trip Map in tow. Along with the custom map (in print and with Smart Phone accessibility), comes a series of Suggested Stops Along The Way – from must-see landmarks to lesser known “hidden gems.”

Ultimately, the first day's route will lead to the idyllic CARMEL VALLEY RANCH for the exploration of a second valley. A respite from the city, the sprawling luxury resort features lush surroundings, miles of hiking trails, an organic garden, vineyards, pools, golf and spa. After settling into a Vineyard Oak Studio Suite and indulging in the Artisan's Welcome Amenity featuring products produced on property (from wine to honey to lavender bubble bath), a Private Tour of the Organic Garden, Salt House and Vineyards will follow. Armed with a custom-made Salt & Fresh Herb Scrub, guests will unwind at Spa Aiyana with a 90-minute Customized Spa Treatment. Fully relaxed, the couple will settle in for an Interactive “Dine Like a Chef” Experience curated by Chef Tim Wood and his team, featuring a Seasonal Menu and Locally-Sourced Wines to pair.

Breakfast at Valley Kitchen will provide sustenance for another day's drive. Next, a Concierge Consultation discussing wine preferences and the day's schedule will result in a Winery Map and Tasting Passes for some Wine Tasting before heading back up North. Guests will grab their Picnic Treats before reuniting with their BMW i8 for a Different Route back to San Francisco, where the road trip can commence at a choice of The Epiphany, San Francisco Airport, or San Jose Airport.

With all-inclusive rates starting at $4,449 for two people, bookings are to be made through The Epiphany Hotel, by contacting Seth McDaniels at 650-660-3311 or and must be made at least 14 days in advance. Package is first come, first served for use of the one vehicle and based on property availability. If luggage will exceed the maximum capacity of the BMW i8 trunk, a Luggage Currier can be coordinated for an additional fee.

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