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  Journey to the green hills of Tuscany for a week at Poggio Etrusco, a 15-acre organic farm located halfway between Florence and Rome. Your host is a former resident of Santa Barbara and a world-famous chef who has worked with food and wine in Italy for 25 years. The estate has an active oliveto with 800 olive trees, a small vineyard, and a garden that provides fresh, seasonal produce for the guests and cooking classes. The large swimming pool is a welcome respite in the summer months. Nearby, you can find tennis, bicycle rentals, horseback riding and spa treatments. Each day, you will prepare delicious authentic Italian meals in hands-on cooking classes featuring breads, meats, pastas, vegetables, and desserts. Customized options including gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan are happily accommodated.   https://www.poggio-etrusco.com/     Does not include airfare.

Journey to the green hills of Tuscany for a week at Poggio Etrusco, a 15-acre organic farm located halfway between Florence and Rome. Your host is a former resident of Santa Barbara and a world-famous chef who has worked with food and wine in Italy for 25 years. The estate has an active oliveto with 800 olive trees, a small vineyard, and a garden that provides fresh, seasonal produce for the guests and cooking classes. The large swimming pool is a welcome respite in the summer months. Nearby, you can find tennis, bicycle rentals, horseback riding and spa treatments. Each day, you will prepare delicious authentic Italian meals in hands-on cooking classes featuring breads, meats, pastas, vegetables, and desserts. Customized options including gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan are happily accommodated. https://www.poggio-etrusco.com/

Does not include airfare.

Weeklong Culinary Workshop in Tuscany for Two


  Known as one of the prettiest cities in the United States, and with an elevation of 7,000 ft, Park City is a great destination for downhill skiing in winter and mountain biking in summer. Bring your family and friends for a very special experience with this lovely townhome as your base of operations. Enjoy great outdoor living and entertaining with a spacious deck and concrete patio with hot tub. In winter, you have easy access to some of the best winter sports resorts in the US. Summer amenities include tennis courts, multiple parks, two lakes, and access to the public trail system.     Does not include airfare.

Known as one of the prettiest cities in the United States, and with an elevation of 7,000 ft, Park City is a great destination for downhill skiing in winter and mountain biking in summer. Bring your family and friends for a very special experience with this lovely townhome as your base of operations. Enjoy great outdoor living and entertaining with a spacious deck and concrete patio with hot tub. In winter, you have easy access to some of the best winter sports resorts in the US. Summer amenities include tennis courts, multiple parks, two lakes, and access to the public trail system.

Does not include airfare.

Weeklong Stay at Park City, Utah Townhouse for Six


  Enjoy a 4 night hosted B&B stay in Edinburgh, with breakfast and an orientation tour during the Edinburgh Festival 2018 or 2019. The International, Fringe and Book Festivals all take place in August when the city explodes with every kind of performance event from all over the world - comedy, experimental theatre, classical music. opera, circus and dance events, and more. Your accommodation is located in Stockbridge with its great cafes, restaurants, farmers market, river walk, 2 National Galleries of Modern Art and the Royal Botanical Gardens. The City Centre with Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood House, Georgian New Town and the historic Old Town is a short walk or bus ride away. Rosslyn Chapel from The Da Vinci Code is in a nearby village. Accommodations provided are guest room with private bathroom, and use of the sitting room and kitchen for making drinks and snacks. Your host is a part time resident of the Ojai Valley, who is a wealth of knowledge about the Edinburgh area.     Does not include airfare. Alternative dates can be arranged with the host.

Enjoy a 4 night hosted B&B stay in Edinburgh, with breakfast and an orientation tour during the Edinburgh Festival 2018 or 2019. The International, Fringe and Book Festivals all take place in August when the city explodes with every kind of performance event from all over the world - comedy, experimental theatre, classical music. opera, circus and dance events, and more. Your accommodation is located in Stockbridge with its great cafes, restaurants, farmers market, river walk, 2 National Galleries of Modern Art and the Royal Botanical Gardens. The City Centre with Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood House, Georgian New Town and the historic Old Town is a short walk or bus ride away. Rosslyn Chapel from The Da Vinci Code is in a nearby village. Accommodations provided are guest room with private bathroom, and use of the sitting room and kitchen for making drinks and snacks. Your host is a part time resident of the Ojai Valley, who is a wealth of knowledge about the Edinburgh area.

Does not include airfare. Alternative dates can be arranged with the host.

Four Night Hosted B&B Stay for Two in Edinburgh, Scotland for The Edinburgh Festival


  Clearly you appreciate the Los Padres National Forest, but have you ever had the opportunity to get back into the wilderness and truly experience it? If not (or if you just want to do it again), then we have exactly what you’re looking for. Take a 2-day customized wilderness trip led by Los Padres backcountry expert/explorer and author, Craig Carey, and Search and Rescue Team member and seasoned explorer, Mary Looby. Meals by Patagonia Provisions will be provided while you explore the wilderness and learn from the best. Accommodates up to 4 people including meals.     Intermediate level backpacking skills required and own backpacks & gear required.

Clearly you appreciate the Los Padres National Forest, but have you ever had the opportunity to get back into the wilderness and truly experience it? If not (or if you just want to do it again), then we have exactly what you’re looking for. Take a 2-day customized wilderness trip led by Los Padres backcountry expert/explorer and author, Craig Carey, and Search and Rescue Team member and seasoned explorer, Mary Looby. Meals by Patagonia Provisions will be provided while you explore the wilderness and learn from the best. Accommodates up to 4 people including meals.

Intermediate level backpacking skills required and own backpacks & gear required.

Craig and Mary’s Excellent Adventure: Guided Backpack Trip into the Los Padres Wilderness


  Enjoy an overnight stay for 2 at a remote 5-acre  organic, dry-farmed vineyard bordering the Los Padres National Forest. You’ll stay at Condor’s Hope which is nestled at the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountains, in the Cuyama Valley of northern Santa Barbara County, where wine tasting, dinner, breakfast, and a tour is included. Then explore the Wind Wolves Preserve with your own privately guided wildlife tour for 2-6 people. Get up close and personal with a herd of tule elk, spy a condor soaring overhead, and maybe even see bobcats and other wildlife. During the springtime, the preserve teems with beautiful wildflowers and rare plants. Wind Wolves is located two hours north of Ojai along the foothills of the San Emigdio Mountains adjacent to the Los Padres National Forest. It is an ecologically unique region where the Transverse Ranges, Coast Ranges, Sierra Nevada, western Mojave Desert and San Joaquin Valley converge. Due to elevation ranging from 640 to 6,005 feet, the preserve has an impressive array of landforms and habitats that serve as a critical landscape linkage and wildlife corridor. At 93,000 acres, Wind Wolves is the west coast's largest nonprofit preserve. Your tour will include wildlife sightings, natural history, Native American history, and so much more! The tour vehicle has an air conditioning and heating system, for the comfort of riders.     Wind Wolves Preserve tours are generally 10am-1pm based on availability of Wind Wolves Staff with one month advance reservation. Riders 8 years old and under need a car seat. 

Enjoy an overnight stay for 2 at a remote 5-acre  organic, dry-farmed vineyard bordering the Los Padres National Forest. You’ll stay at Condor’s Hope which is nestled at the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountains, in the Cuyama Valley of northern Santa Barbara County, where wine tasting, dinner, breakfast, and a tour is included. Then explore the Wind Wolves Preserve with your own privately guided wildlife tour for 2-6 people. Get up close and personal with a herd of tule elk, spy a condor soaring overhead, and maybe even see bobcats and other wildlife. During the springtime, the preserve teems with beautiful wildflowers and rare plants. Wind Wolves is located two hours north of Ojai along the foothills of the San Emigdio Mountains adjacent to the Los Padres National Forest. It is an ecologically unique region where the Transverse Ranges, Coast Ranges, Sierra Nevada, western Mojave Desert and San Joaquin Valley converge. Due to elevation ranging from 640 to 6,005 feet, the preserve has an impressive array of landforms and habitats that serve as a critical landscape linkage and wildlife corridor. At 93,000 acres, Wind Wolves is the west coast's largest nonprofit preserve. Your tour will include wildlife sightings, natural history, Native American history, and so much more! The tour vehicle has an air conditioning and heating system, for the comfort of riders.

Wind Wolves Preserve tours are generally 10am-1pm based on availability of Wind Wolves Staff with one month advance reservation. Riders 8 years old and under need a car seat. 

Cuyama Valley Vineyard Stay and Wind Wolves Preserve Wildlife & Wildflower Safari


  2 tickets to Barrels in the Plaza - Thursday, June 21 4:30-7:30pm  - Includes commemorative wine glass, wine tasting, and food. The grand tasting takes place adjacent to the historic Mission de Tolosa in downtown San Luis Obispo where wines of Coastal San Luis Obispo Wine Country are served with artfully prepared treats presented by our county's finest chefs. With live local music, winemaker seminars and more, this event is the ultimate way to celebrate SLO’s culinary experience right in the heart of San Luis Obispo.   2 tickets to Passport to SLO Wine Country - Friday, June 22nd & Saturday, June 23rd 11am-4pm -  2-day Passport, 4 tastings per day. Walk the vineyards, barrel sample the new vintage, and enjoy open houses, wine tastings, and festivities all day Friday & Saturday. Each winery will be presenting a barrel sample from the 2017 Vintage, along with additional wines, activities and educational tastings throughout the weekend.   Two night stay for 2 in downtown San Luis Obispo at B&B Petit Soleil, small European style B&B. -  Step inside the cobblestone courtyard and find yourself transported to the rustic charm and colors of Provence. Freshly brewed coffee and a full gastronome breakfast will be served to you each morning in our inviting dining room, or in the sun filled back patio. Every evening you can relax and enjoy a tasting of Local and French wines paired with delectable appetizers.   One year membership in Saucelito Canyon Vineyard Wine Club  - With first wine club shipment available to take home.  Saucelito Canyon merges new methods in sustainable winegrowing with their own family traditions and winemaking style, which they collectively call the "Saucelito Way." Spring 2018-Winter 2019, includes 4 quarterly four bottle shipments plus full club benefits for 1 year.    Check in at Petit Soliel is Thursday, June 21 and check out is Saturday, June 23, 2018

2 tickets to Barrels in the Plaza - Thursday, June 21 4:30-7:30pm - Includes commemorative wine glass, wine tasting, and food. The grand tasting takes place adjacent to the historic Mission de Tolosa in downtown San Luis Obispo where wines of Coastal San Luis Obispo Wine Country are served with artfully prepared treats presented by our county's finest chefs. With live local music, winemaker seminars and more, this event is the ultimate way to celebrate SLO’s culinary experience right in the heart of San Luis Obispo.

2 tickets to Passport to SLO Wine Country - Friday, June 22nd & Saturday, June 23rd 11am-4pm - 2-day Passport, 4 tastings per day. Walk the vineyards, barrel sample the new vintage, and enjoy open houses, wine tastings, and festivities all day Friday & Saturday. Each winery will be presenting a barrel sample from the 2017 Vintage, along with additional wines, activities and educational tastings throughout the weekend.

Two night stay for 2 in downtown San Luis Obispo at B&B Petit Soleil, small European style B&B. - Step inside the cobblestone courtyard and find yourself transported to the rustic charm and colors of Provence. Freshly brewed coffee and a full gastronome breakfast will be served to you each morning in our inviting dining room, or in the sun filled back patio. Every evening you can relax and enjoy a tasting of Local and French wines paired with delectable appetizers.

One year membership in Saucelito Canyon Vineyard Wine Club - With first wine club shipment available to take home.  Saucelito Canyon merges new methods in sustainable winegrowing with their own family traditions and winemaking style, which they collectively call the "Saucelito Way." Spring 2018-Winter 2019, includes 4 quarterly four bottle shipments plus full club benefits for 1 year.

Check in at Petit Soliel is Thursday, June 21 and check out is Saturday, June 23, 2018

“Roll Out the Barrels” in SLO Wine Country Weekend for Two


  Get an up-close and personal view of Ventura County's outdoor company, Patagonia. Your group of 4 will learn about Patagonia's heart for conservation while visiting its headquarters    The 3-4 hour tour includes an organic, sustainable and locally-sourced lunch in Patagonia’s cafe, a visit to the original tin shed where Yvon Chouinard forged some of his first climbing equipment, and a trip to Patagonia's new secret archive    Chances are Patagonia has outfitted you for many of your outdoor adventures and has kept you warm and dry year long. They have taken a leadership role in fighting for our environment worldwide and support grassroots environmental groups including ForestWatch. They embody their mission statement to “build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, and use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.”  If you are a fan of Patagonia, this is a unique opportunity to experience the vibe that makes it one of the “coolest companies on the planet.” (Fortune Magazine, 2007).

Get an up-close and personal view of Ventura County's outdoor company, Patagonia. Your group of 4 will learn about Patagonia's heart for conservation while visiting its headquarters

The 3-4 hour tour includes an organic, sustainable and locally-sourced lunch in Patagonia’s cafe, a visit to the original tin shed where Yvon Chouinard forged some of his first climbing equipment, and a trip to Patagonia's new secret archive

Chances are Patagonia has outfitted you for many of your outdoor adventures and has kept you warm and dry year long. They have taken a leadership role in fighting for our environment worldwide and support grassroots environmental groups including ForestWatch. They embody their mission statement to “build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, and use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.”  If you are a fan of Patagonia, this is a unique opportunity to experience the vibe that makes it one of the “coolest companies on the planet.” (Fortune Magazine, 2007).

Patagonia Backstage Tour


 A special weekend of camping and culinary exploration for two in the Los Padres National Forest. You will have a hands-on experience assisting Gail Kearns, author of the Gourmet Girls Go Camping Cookbook, while learning to fine tune your alfresco cooking skills. Gail will offer guidance on a make-ahead meal for you to bring Friday night, then demonstrate setting up the camp kitchen with her gear. And, on Saturday you will assist Gail with whipping up a delicious campfire cooked breakfast and dinner. Camping cuisine doesn’t get any better than this!   Includes cost of food for Saturday breakfast & dinner, two bottles of Lincourt 2014 Pinot Noir, an REI Camp Dome tent for two, 2 trail stools, a 4 place setting enamelware dinner set, a Gourmet Girls on Fire cookbook, an REI tote bag, and a campsite of winner’s choosing for a consecutive Friday and Saturday evenings within the Los Padres National Forest courtesy of Los Padres ForestWatch.    Restrictions: Dates and campsite to be coordinated based on availability and weather conditions with Gail Kearns of Gourmet Girls on Fire.     Generously donated by : Gail Kearns & Gourmet Girls on Fire

A special weekend of camping and culinary exploration for two in the Los Padres National Forest. You will have a hands-on experience assisting Gail Kearns, author of the Gourmet Girls Go Camping Cookbook, while learning to fine tune your alfresco cooking skills. Gail will offer guidance on a make-ahead meal for you to bring Friday night, then demonstrate setting up the camp kitchen with her gear. And, on Saturday you will assist Gail with whipping up a delicious campfire cooked breakfast and dinner. Camping cuisine doesn’t get any better than this! 

Includes cost of food for Saturday breakfast & dinner, two bottles of Lincourt 2014 Pinot Noir, an REI Camp Dome tent for two, 2 trail stools, a 4 place setting enamelware dinner set, a Gourmet Girls on Fire cookbook, an REI tote bag, and a campsite of winner’s choosing for a consecutive Friday and Saturday evenings within the Los Padres National Forest courtesy of Los Padres ForestWatch. 

Restrictions: Dates and campsite to be coordinated based on availability and weather conditions with Gail Kearns of Gourmet Girls on Fire. 

Generously donated by: Gail Kearns & Gourmet Girls on Fire


Culinary Camping Weekend with the Gourmet Girls on Fire


  The Ultimate Relaxing Ojai Staycation is back by popular demand with a little twist! Begin your day exploring the best gift the Ojai Valley has to offer - it’s beautiful nature trails. Enjoy and experience nature like you never have before on a 3 hr private Herb Walk and hike with Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer. Learn the multi-sensory language of the plant world as you see, touch, smell, and taste your way along the trail. You’ll discover the many uses for native plants by the local Chumash tribe as well as modern-day foragers, herbalists and aromatherapists. Then head into town for wine tasting at The Ojai Vineyard tasting room in the historic Firehouse building. Start your evening with a delicious meal at Azu where you’ll find inventive dishes from Spain, the Mediterranean and North Africa prepared with the pure, natural flavors of local farm driven produce. Wrap up your evening basking in the Pink Moment from your eclectic Airstream trailer at the Caravan Outpost. Finish up your delightful staycation the next morning with breakfast prepared with fresh, organic ingredients at Knead bakery.    Valid Monday-Thursday only based on availability with Caravan Outpost and Herbwalks. Expires December 31, 2018

The Ultimate Relaxing Ojai Staycation is back by popular demand with a little twist! Begin your day exploring the best gift the Ojai Valley has to offer - it’s beautiful nature trails. Enjoy and experience nature like you never have before on a 3 hr private Herb Walk and hike with Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer. Learn the multi-sensory language of the plant world as you see, touch, smell, and taste your way along the trail. You’ll discover the many uses for native plants by the local Chumash tribe as well as modern-day foragers, herbalists and aromatherapists. Then head into town for wine tasting at The Ojai Vineyard tasting room in the historic Firehouse building. Start your evening with a delicious meal at Azu where you’ll find inventive dishes from Spain, the Mediterranean and North Africa prepared with the pure, natural flavors of local farm driven produce. Wrap up your evening basking in the Pink Moment from your eclectic Airstream trailer at the Caravan Outpost. Finish up your delightful staycation the next morning with breakfast prepared with fresh, organic ingredients at Knead bakery.

Valid Monday-Thursday only based on availability with Caravan Outpost and Herbwalks. Expires December 31, 2018

Ojai Ultimate Staycation