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CU Super Fan
Attention Buffs Super Fans: two seasons of excitement! You and three of your lucky friends will experience Colorado Football as VIPs. With four premium seats to a 2019 home football game of your choice, including on-field pre-game passes, you'll cheer right along with Ralphie. Later in the year, you and three friends will be treated to courtside seats at a non-Conference Men's Basketball game! It will be an unforgettable experience! Game choices are flexible as available but excludes CU v. Nebraska Football game.
Donor: University of Colorado Athletic Department
Wine & Dine Experience for Six
You and your friends are sure to savor this community-style chef's dinner with wine pairings at River and Woods on Pearl Street in Boulder. Highly acclaimed Chef and co-owner Daniel Asher is the culinary wizard behind some of Denver's buzziest eateries, including the newly opened Ash'Kara - Unorthodox Cuisine, as well as Root Down, Linger, and Ophelia's. He has helped define true farm-to-table cuisine in Denver and Boulder. Chef Daniel's menus are created by sourcing from the most honest and local ingredients available. River and Woods is delighted to offer you this unforgettable chef's tasting dining experience and share with you an expression of the joy and inspiration that comes from gathering at the table to share thoughtfully prepared food.
Dinner reservations are to be set up in advance and based on availability. Expires 11/15/19
Donor: River and Woods
Cape Cod Getaway
Make memories to last a lifetime in this spacious 5-bedroom Cape Cod cottage with inviting screened-in porch and beautiful gardens located in Orleans, MA. Every activity - beaches, the bay, restaurants and shopping - is within 5 minutes, including one of the best beaches in the country - Nauset Beach. This picturesque home can comfortably accommodate 10 people and is fully equipped with beach chairs, boogie boards, toys, umbrellas, and everything you need to enjoy lobster dinners and entertain inside and out.
Available September 6-October 11, 2019, for one week from a Friday to a Friday. Airfare not included.
Donors: Kristin and George Karakehian
Winter Park Retreat
Look forward to a week-long stay in this 3-bedroom, 4-bath condo with spectacular views of the Fraser Valley, Byers Peak, and the Winter Park ski area. You can comfortably sleep 10-12 people with 3 levels of living space. Relax in the dry sauna or jetted tub after a day of skiing or hiking. The ski shuttle stops right in front of the condo, and other seasons are just as delightful with summer festivals, mountain biking, hiking, and beautiful fall colors to enjoy. Whether you're an adventure seeker who loves extreme sports, or a family planning the ultimate Colorado vacation, the Winter Park area is a can't-miss destination.
Timing flexible, to be coordinated with owner. Expires 12/15/2019
Donors: Karen and Don Brown
California Wine Tour
Envision rolling hills, towering oaks and lush vineyards. Nestled at the gateway to wine country is La Bellasera luxury boutique hotel in Paso Robles, CA, offering guests an indescribable Central Coast travel experience with 80 world class wineries within 10 miles. Includes one King Deluxe room for two people for three nights, a three-day car rental, and $400 in airfare credit.
Restrictions apply, and space is subject to availability. Expires 11/06/2019
Donor: Cain Travel Group
Gorgeous Greek Island Villa
Enjoy a magical week at a deluxe villa on Lefkas island off the west coast of Greece. Villa sleeps six in three bedrooms with a private pool, tennis courts, and breathtaking ocean views. Cross the swing bridge to the mainland where you can explore ancient archeological sites or settle in at your villa and enjoy the island's many offerings including sailing, diving, and windsurfing, or simply soaking up the sun.
Redeemable in 2020 & timing flexible to be confirmed with owner as available. Airfare not included. Expires 12/31/2020
Donor: Palmos Development Corporation
Flagstaff House for Six
Prepare yourself for an unparalleled dining experience with exquisitely prepared cuisine, impeccable service, and a world-renowned wine list at Flagstaff House. You and five people will be nestled high on the side of Flagstaff Mountain - surrounded by breathtaking views, while you enjoy a delectable five-course meal with wine pairings. With multiple awards for their cuisine, wine cellar, and service - you and your guests are sure to have an unforgettable night!
Tax and gratuity are not included. Date subject to mutually agreed upon day. Excludes holidays and CU graduation. Expires 1/26/20.
Donor: Flagstaff House
Playa Viva Eco-Trip
Get away for a four night stay for two adults in a luxury Queen Eco Casita at beautiful Playa Viva - a sustainable boutique hotel located 30 minutes from Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa (ZIH) in Mexico. Enjoy 200 acres of private reerve with close to a mile of pristine beach, a turtle sanctuary, archeological sites and much more. Your stay includes airport transfers, all meals and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as onsite yoga classes. Playa Viva is committed to preserving the cultures, traditions, communities, species and habitats that make this planet worth exploring. You will find out more about yourself, and the world, at Playa Viva.
Holiday Weeks are excluded (Christmas and New Year's) and the sanctuary is closed from mid-July to early October. Trip must be booked before 1/26/2020.
Donors: Playa Viva
Estes Park/Maserati Staycation
Get away for a luxury staycation with a two-night stay at Fall River Village in Estes Park. You will stay in a two-bedroom, two-bath riverside condo that sleeps up to 7 people with a full kitchen, jetted tubs, and lots of great amenities including a seasonal heated pool & hot tub, fire pits, propane grills, lawn games, river fishing, picnic area, hammock, and so much more! You will have spectacular views and are close to Rocky Mountain National Park and within walking distance to downtown Estes Park - making it the perfect place for all of your adventures. Travel in style with 3 days and 2 nights in a Maserati Ghibli or Lavante all-wheel drive.
Fall River stay excludes June 15-August 15 & holidays, and expires 1/26/2020.
Driver must have full coverage insurance on a car they own and an unrestricted and valid driver's license.
500 mile limit.
Donors: Fall River Village Resort & Sill-TerHar Automotive
Costa Rica Paradise
Experience paradise with an unforgettable stay at Casa De Manana - a 3 bedroom, 2-bath villa with private pool in the highly desirable beach town of Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica, on the northern Pacific coast of the Guanacaste region. The house is equipped with everything you need to enjoy your vacation in this wonderfully remote area that is still close to everything you want to do. The house accommodates up to six people with a California king bed, a queen bed and two twins with air conditioning throughout, and even a golf cart for your personal use! Enjoy amazing untouched beaches, a variety of restaurants within walking distance, jungle river tours, hiking, caving, snorkeling, scuba diving, zip lining, horseback tours, a turtle nesting sanctuary and so much more!
Airfare not included. Subject to availability. Expires 1/31/2020
Donor: Keith and Al Toney, Casa De Manana
Your unforgettable adventure starts with six days and nights for two people at your choice of two Zulu Nyala lodges, both situated in the heart of one of South Africa's most diverse conservation regions, nestled between the great Hluhluwe, Mkuze and St. Lucia Reserves. Home to a diverse assortment of animals, including elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard, this is also a birder's paradise. All rooms are air conditioned and your stay will include three delicious meals prepared daily by South African chefs. Your package includes two professional ranger guided safaris each day with the opportunity to add air tours, elephant back and horseback safaris and so much more. You are sure to have an unforgettable experience viewing animals, birds, plants and culture unique to this diverse ecological region. Relax in the outdoor swimming pool or schedule a spa treatment - you can tailor your stay to your whims and are sure to make memories to last a lifetime!
Expires 1/26/2021. Airfare not included.
Donor: African Eyes Travel
Spoil your sweetheart with a special weekend that you both deserve! The romance begins with flowers - a beautiful arrangment of your favorite blooms with $100 at Sturtz & Copeland Florist. Next, a shopping trip to select an exquisite piece of jewelry with $500 to Walters & Hogsett Fine Jewelers. The setting is perfect when you check in to your luxurious King Room at the beautifully appointed historic Hotel Boulderado. Situated a block from Pearl Street, you can find adventure right outside your door, or choose to stay in - just the two of you. A short stroll will bring you to a romantic dinner for two at Boulder ChopHouse. Take home a bottle of fine wine and save it for your romantic weekend, or start celebrating tonight!
Donors: Hotel Boulderado, Walters & Hogsett, Sturtz & Copeland, Boulder ChopHouse, Judy & Bob Charles