The Latest Edition! Have Lunch and a Tour for Two of The New York Times with Chairman Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr.
Here's the real scoop - get "all the news that's fit to print" by having lunch at The New York Times with the chairman in 2021! Preserve Board Member Arthur Sulzberger will welcome you and a friend to join him for lunch at one of the world's leading bastions of journalism, followed by an insider's tour of the paper, where you'll get the feel of the newsroom in action and the impact of the digital age. This is a very special invitation to witness how today's most important stories are given voice - make big news yourself with a big bid!
Please note: Advance reservations required. Subject to availability after March 1, 2021. Expires: December 31, 2021.
Sip Like a Local with a Case of Wine a Month for a Year
When locals in the know want just the right bottle of wine, they head to Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits, where Preserve supporter Tim Sweeney and his talented staff will help pick out the perfect red, white, or sparkling wine. Now imagine enjoying 12 of Tim's picks a month for a year - that 144 bottles! You'll be ready for any occasion, from backyard barbeques to gourmet galas. Let's toast to Tim and thank him for his generosity with bountiful bidding!
Please note: Pick up at Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits. Expires: September 12, 2021.
Where's the Beef? In Your Kitchen with Local 100% Grass Finished Beef from Sophie's Farm in Kerhonkson
Enjoy true farm-to-table meals with a quarter of one of Nik and Nelda Gerner's naturally raised Red Devon cows. That's about 80 pounds of beef, including rib eye, porterhouse, T-bone, short ribs, filet, stew meat and ground beef to be picked up from the farm in late November, packaged and ready to savor. Discover how delicious free-range, hormone and antibiotic free, grass finished beef can be. Thanks, Nik and Nelda for supporting the Preserve and protecting the agricultural heritage of the Rondout Valley!
Please note: Pick up at Sophie's Farm in Kerhonkson in November 2020.
Adventure and Fun for Six in the Great Outdoors - Dinner and Sleepover at Spring Farm
What a special treat! Six lucky winners will gather at Spring Farm's Slingerland Pavilion to explore the area, have a delicious outdoor dinner, and then sleep under the stars! You'll be the only people sleeping on the land that evening, along with the Preserve's own Andy Reynolds, an avid hiker and guide, as your host. We'll provide dinner, tents, snacks and a light, healthy breakfast. Bring out your inner camper as you count fireflies, listen for owls, and enjoy your custom evening. This is a one-of-a-kind experience for all ages, so place a one-of-a kind bid to win!
Please note: Advance reservations required. Subject to availability. Expires September 12, 2021.
Photo by: Jeff Severson
Relax, Rejuvenate and Reconnect with a Midweek Night for Two at Mohonk Mountain House
Recreation, relaxation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and the tea and cookies! It's all part of the mountaintop magic at Mohonk Mountain House! With its unique charm and spectacular setting, the Mountain House welcomes you like a cherished friend. From walks in the woods or by the lake, to strolls in the garden or cocktails on the rocking-chair porch, this is the perfect way to treat yourself or someone special to a special piece of paradise and support Mohonk Preserve.
Please note: Subject to availability; weekends, holidays and the months of July, August and October excluded.
Tee Up with a Season Pass for Two to Mohonk Mountain House's Legendary Course!
Enjoy complimentary greens fees for a full season at the historic Mohonk Mountain House Golf Course. One of the oldest courses in the United States, this scenic nine-hole, par-35 course has expanded from 1,600 to 2,707 yards, and still embodies its original Scottish influence and charm. Tall trees, undulating greens and spectacular view are part of the course's appeal. Get on the green with a great bid!
Please note: Valid for May 1, 2021 through Sept. 30, 2021. Golfers are required to book tee times in advance through the Mohonk Golf Shop at 845-256-2154.
Join Smiley Family Members for Gourmet Hors D'oeuvres and Craft Cocktails for Up to Ten at Mohonk Mountain House's Iconic Sky Top Tower!
Fifth generation Smiley family members and Mohonk Mountain House executives Eric Gullickson and Tom Smiley and their spouses Robyn and Kate will be your hosts for sunset hors d'oeuvres and cocktails by the campfire at the Sky Top Tower. You'll enjoy magnificent views as Eric and Tom will share their insider's stories of the history and legacy of the Mountain House. Secure your opportunity to be an honorary Smiley for the night by making a sky-high bid!
Please note: Advance reservation required. Expires: September 12, 2021.
Meet and Dine with Kathrine Switzer and Receive a Personally Autographed Copy of Marathon Woman
You and a friend will meet Kathrine Switzer for dinner at the Mohonk Mountain House and receive a personally autographed copy of her best-selling memoir, Marathon Woman. Kathrine's best known for changing the course of women's running history by becoming the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon in 1967, a feat she repeated 50 years later in 2017 at the age of 70. She also played a key role in establishing the first women's Olympic Marathon and is the founder of 261 Fearless, a foundation that uses running as a vehicle to empower and unite women. Make an exceptional bid to meet this exceptional athlete and advocate!
Please note: Meeting and dinner to be scheduled between May - November, 2021.
Party at the Pavilion - Have Your Own Special Event in This Special Spot
Here's your opportunity to party at the Preserve as you host the three-hour celebration of your choice at Spring Farm's Slingerland Pavilion. Whether you are planning an intimate wedding, marking a milestone birthday, celebrating an anniversary, hosting a family reunion, or just want to enjoy an unforgettable party with friends, you'll have the full use of the Pavilion for the three-hour event of your choice for up to 50 guests. This magnificent open-air cedar pavilion includes a small kitchen space with running water and restroom facilities. Tables and chairs available for your use or bring in your own rentals. You'll also receive expert guidance on planning your event from Preserve Special Events Manager Tom Leader. So make your next event an affair to remember with a bid to match!
Please note: Subject to availability. Not applicable to prior events already booked at Slingerland Pavilion. Expires: September 12, 2021.
Photos by: Tom Leader
Dinner on the Land: Farm-to-Table Dinner for Six at Slingerland Pavilion
Enjoy a cocktail reception and sumptuous 3-course dinner and the Million Dollar View from the Preserve's rustic, open-air Slingerland Pavilion. What an extraordinary spot to gather with friends for an unforgettable evening. Thanks to Chef/Owner Bruce Kazan of Main Course Catering & Marketplace and CEO and Stylist Tammy Basten of Hudson Valley Vintage Rentals, this will be an exceptional meal enjoyed in a beautiful setting. And all with a breathtaking view in the heart of the Spring Farm Trailhead. This is an amazing donation from exceptional local businesses, so show your support with a four-star bid!
Please note: Date of dinner to be coordinated with the Preserve, Main Course Catering & Marketplace, and Hudson Valley Vintage Rentals from May to early September 2021.
PHOTO OF THE NORTH FACE OF MOUNT EVEREST BY JIMMY CHIN
Legendary photographer, mountain sports athlete, and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jimmy Chin has climbed, skied and filmed one of the world's most iconic mountain peaks - Mount Everest. This is your chance to win your own copy of one of his personal prints, "The North Face of Mt. Everest," the location of what Jimmy described as his most dangerous climb. Part of a series of Everest photographs shot over the course of four expeditions, this black and white print measures 16" x 24" and is printed on Fuji Crystal Archive paper with a matte finish, Jimmy's chop in the lower left corner, and a digitally printed signature. This amazing image of the world's highest mountain can be yours with the highest bid!
Item note: This item can be shipped for an additional charge.