Refer a friend, stay here for free!

Refer a friend, stay here for free!

Mill Rose Inn, an award-winning bed & breakfast in Half Moon Bay

Refer, or better yet, bring in a new customer to our store and if your friend spends $20 or more, you and your friend will be entered to win a weekend away for four people at the Mill Rose Inn in Half Moon Bay.

The scoop:

  • Check out the details about the Mill Rose Inn below

  • Bring in or refer a new customer to Sigona’s between May 5th and June 13th

  • Encourage your friend to spend a minimum of $20 so they can be entered to win

  • Once your friend has reached the $20, make sure they tell the cashier that 1). this is their first time at the store 2). that they were referred by you and 3). they’re interested in entering the contest.

  • The cashier will enter you and your friend to win a one night stay for four (two rooms) at the Mill Rose Inn for you to redeem at your convenience (your friend fills out the entry form and will list you as their reference)

  • Remember…the more people you refer, the greater your chances of winning!

Refer a friend and win a free night at the Mill Rose Inn on Sigona’s!

Article by Christine Thompson

The Mill Rose Inn in Half Moon Bay is one of the Bay Area’s favorite B&Bs and the perfect place for a quiet weekend getaway.

Since Sigona’s is sending four lucky customers to the Mill Rose Inn in Half Moon bay, the store sent my husband and me to scope out the place. How else would you, a possible winner, get a tried-and-true overview of the inn and its amenities?

I’m not one to argue with the boss, so when asked to go to Half Moon Bay for the weekend, we gladly agreed, packed an overnight bag and headed west.

Our last-minute stay at the Mill Rose Inn was incredible. Within just the time it took to get settled in our room, we felt we’d been transported to another part of the world, far away from the hustle and bustle of reality. Half Moon Bay is just a quick drive from Redwood City, but the beach-town aura of Half Moon Bay made it easy to switch to vacation-mode.

From the moment we arrived we were taken care of in every way. After Terry and Eve Baldwin, the innkeepers, gave us an introduction to the grounds and our room, Terry made us dinner reservations at a restaurant just a few blocks up the street and then delivered a complimentary fruit, cracker and artisan cheese tray to our room. (We recommend taking some wine and the cheese plate out into the rose garden to enjoy the blossoms and rejuvenate in the sun and salty sea air.)

We stayed in the Botticelli Rose Room which has views of the courtyards. Photo from Goodeye Photography.

Each room has a fireplace which makes for a cozy stay. Photo from Goodeye Photography.

Terry & Eve took care of every detail of our stay. They’ve run the award-winning Mill Rose Inn in downtown Half Moon Bay – the very first B&B in San Mateo County — for 30 years, and their dedication has earned them the No. 1 ranked B&B in Half Moon Bay on Trip Advisor.

“This is our passion and we get to live it every day,” said Eve. “What we do is really a natural extension of our longtime interests in food, travel, gardening, nurturing and we live for that sense of richness you get when you do something that works. There is nothing better than hearing a visitor say our inn ‘feels like paradise, like a heaven on earth.’ You feel so validated in every way.”

“The most rewarding part about running the inn is seeing how people change over the weekend,” said Terry. “Those who arrive stressed, crabby or grouchy are totally transformed when they leave. They look and feel so relaxed and refreshed and we know they got the most out of their stay.”

The country garden setting offers many places to sit and read or take a catnap, but the inn is also just a 10 minute stroll from the beach and only a couple blocks from Main Street, which overflows with all the eclectic shops, cafes and restaurants with live music and gourmet food that downtown Half Moon Bay has to offer.

If dinner at one of these 15 restaurants doesn’t fill you up, Terry and Eve make sure there are always cakes, cookies, tea and fruit at anytime in the dining area. All of these extra bonuses, right down to the vast DVD selection and well-stocked minibar in the room, are complimentary.

Inside the gazebo is a private hot tub which guests can reserve anytime. Photo from Goodeye Photography.

Terry and Eve have a beautiful garden at Mill Rose Inn.

My husband, who had been away on a business trip all week, found the private garden hot tub to be his favorite part of the inn. The hot tub is in an enclosed gazebo for privacy and guests can sign up for an hour of more to guarantee you’ll have the space all to yourself. This was the perfect way to relax before melting into the most comfortable bed around.

“They’re really the most plush, opulent beds you could ever imagine,” said Eve.

Terry and Eve spend as much time tending to the outside gardens as they do to the rooms and service. In fact, Terry, a former landscape contractor, met Eve in the horticulture department at San Francisco City College. With their green thumbs combined, they keep the grounds well maintained and each corner of the property in blossom nearly year-round.

“It takes a lot of time and dedication, but it’s worth it,” said Eve. “The inn has become a desired wedding venue for outdoor ceremonies and receptions, and we have heard from many other innkeepers that they were inspired to open a B&B of their own after visiting Mill Rose.”

In addition to gardening, Eve has a passion for interior design, and with six rooms in the inn, she has most definitely found the right place to exercise her talent. The Victorian-esque rooms are elegant yet cozy and welcoming; each is unique in its own way through use of antiques and watercolor paintings.

The part about our stay that I loved the most was the champagne breakfast Terry delivered to our room in the morning. When we checked in, Terry asked if we’d like to enjoy breakfast in our room or down in the dining room. If it’s been a while since you had breakfast in bed, ask for room service, switch on the fireplace and enjoy a little more cozy, one on one time with your sweetie.

Terry and Eve prepared a spectacular spread, complete with a fresh fruit tray using produce from Sigona’s!

“Though Half Moon Bay has many produce stands, Sigona’s has them all beat, hands down,” said Terry. “Plus, Sigona’s has orange-flesh honeydew, which we’ve discovered through years of trials, our customers prefer over regular honeydew and cantaloupe.”

Our last-minute trip to the Mill Rose Inn was an unforgettable experience. We’re thankful for the opportunity to enjoy an escape to Half Moon Bay and experience Terry & Eve’s hospitality. There is no doubt they are dedicated to making each visitor’s stay as luxurious and relaxing as possible.

On our way out, Eve mentioned a few deals and specials they make available and encouraged us to, “never be shy about calling and asking for a special package.” They’re happy to work with budgets and requests from groups planning weekend getaways, to mothers and daughters who sign up for the in-house massage service and spend the weekend pampering themselves.

Can you think of a better way for your friend to thank you for introducing them to our store? A stay at Mill Rose Inn is truly an escape worth taking.

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