Point Reyes National Seashore Association – Dinner on the Pacific Plate 2017
Auction Ends: Oct 11, 2017 06:00 PM PDT

Unique Experiences

Big Sur Seaside: Hot Tubs and Lunch at Esalen Institute

Item Number
Estimated Value
$1,000 USD
$575 USD to benethangreg
Number of Bids
4  -  Bid History

Item Description

Escape to Esalen, on the Central California coast!  Enjoy a day of healing and relaxation in the scenic beauty of Big Sur.  This package includes a day pass for two to Esalen Institute's Big Sur campus, farm-to-table communal lunch in the lodge, and use of the healing hot springs mineral baths.

Esalen. The word itself summons up tantalizing visions of adventure, of unexplored frontiers, of human possibilities yet to be realized. There is the wonder of the place itself, 120 acres of fertile land carved out between mountain and ocean, blessed by a cascading canyon stream and hot mineral springs gushing out of a seaside cliff.

There is the delicate and subtle Big Sur air of a late afternoon in May, the midnight mist of July, and the drenching February rain. There are October nights so clear the Milky Way can light your walk along the darkened garden path. And always there is the sound of the sea.

And then there are the people the people who live there and love the land, and many others who come from all over the world for the intellectual freedom to consider systems of thought and feeling that lie beyond the constraints of societal norms.

Esalen is a place with a global reach. In the words of Thomas Wolfe about America, It is a place where miracles not only happen, but where they happen all the time.

Discover the magic in a place beyond time, bid today and discover Esalen!

Special Instructions

Funds from the Dinner on the Pacific Plate Auction support important park preservation and environmental education projects at Point Reyes National Seashore, located just 90 minutes northwest of San Francisco on the Marin County coast. All winning bids made above fair market value are tax-deductible.

This package includes: 

(1) Day pass for two to Esalen Institute's Big Sur campus, including communal lunch in the lodge for two, and use of the hot springs.

Certificate will be mailed to you and expires October 7, 2018.

Learn more about our donor at Esalen.

Donated By:

Esalen Institute