The Spirit of Destination

So much more than your typical holiday fare, these experiences were developed in partnership with our friendly neighborhood farmers, vintners, trail guides and more to deeply connect you with this special region we call home. But we didn’t stop there – every offering puts improving your health and well-being front and center. The result: unprecedented access to a destination that is truly unmatched.

GUIDED MOUNTAIN BIKING

Explore some of the world’s best mountain biking trails on high-end full-suspension bikes. Our selected outfitters are able to offer something for every level of biking, from novice to expert. All equipment, including helmet, gloves, and pads will be provided. E-bikes are available upon request. Hydration and snacks will also be provided.

3-4 hours | Prices may vary

EQUUS COACHING

Experience the powerful healing and therapeutic benefits of interacting with a horse in a controlled environment during a session with a certified Equus coach at the Ciara West Equestrian facility. Learn from the horse to be present, calm and reassured. By leaving the distractions of real life behind and focusing on the moment, and by learning to accept the horse’s reactions as natural, undiluted feedback, you better understand how your interactions with people can affect you and your relationships. Transportation to and from the stables (located just down the road from Woodside) is included in your experience.

2-4 hours | Prices may vary | No riding involved

WALKING VINEYARD TOUR

A short drive from property, the award-winning Thomas Fogarty Winery is one of the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA’s most innovative producers. Join knowledgeable vineyard staff on a walking tour of the estate vineyards located along Skyline Blvd. Here you will visit Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyards used to make appellation blends and Single Vineyard bottlings. Following the walking tour, enjoy a guided tasting of five estate wines.

3 hours | $100/person; please call to discuss for groups larger than 10 people

MARKEGARD FARMS VISIT

Woodside Executive Chef Isabelle Jackson Nunes has personally selected Markegard Farms as a partner for our culinary program. Join Chef on this one-of-a kind farm tour to the picturesque ranch located in Half Moon Bay and learn first-hand about the importance of Community Supported Agriculture and how you can champion small farms in your own community. Listen to Markegard family members explain the importance of regenerative farming and the role they are taking in returning lands to their nutrient dense heritage.

3-4 hours | $100/person; please call to discuss for groups larger than 10 people

DJERASSI DINNER WITH ARTISTS

One of the peninsula’s best kept secrets, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program plays host to some of the most interesting creative and scientific minds from across the globe, all of whom come to the 583-acre estate to temporarily live and create during an annual residency program. Our guests have the unique opportunity to support this independent 501(c)3 during an exclusive dinner invitation. Mingle with a diverse group of juried artists from around the world. Fuel your own creativity as you hear what drives them to create, build, write and perform. Due to its unique nature, this experience is limited to two people each month during residency (March through October). Please contact us to enter the lottery to attend.

3-4 hours | $150/person

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