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

Park Adventures

Two Nights on Inverness Ridge & Michael Ellis Naturalist Hike for Four Plus Mendelson Wine

Item Number
Estimated Value
$1,200 USD
$1,150 USD to mm896b37c
Number of Bids
6  -  Bid History

Item Description

Get away from it all with a two-and-a-half-hour guided hike in Point Reyes National Seashore with international naturalist Michael Ellis and enjoy a two-night stay at Lone Fir Cottage in Inverness.

Enjoy a 375 milliliter bottle of Mendelson Pinot Gris, courtesy of our friends at Mendelson Wines, a new world version of the Russian Czar's favorite wine. 

As well as leading his own natural history forays, Michael Ellis also guides trips for a number of Bay Area organizations. His B.S. in Botany and Masters in Marine Biology are the foundation for his lifelong process of gathering information from travels throughout the natural world.

Lone Fir Cottage is a private guest cottage on five sunny acres, adjacent to Point Reyes National Seashore. The cottage features an open floor plan, with the main bedroom just three steps up from the living/dining area.

Both the main floor and the second bedroom are surrounded by windows on three sides, and the cottage has high ceilings. As you look into the tree-tops, the effect is light and airy -- like being in a nest!

The cottage has a wood-burning stove, a furnace, and a heated slate floor in the full bath. Beautiful hardwood floors, slate and copper counters, Douglas fir cabinetry and beamed ceilings, and wrought iron details decorate the interior.

There is a sunny south- and east-facing deck for outdoor dining, or just relaxing. A beautiful private hot tub is steps from the deck.

On the other side of the seasonal creek lies Point Reyes National Seashore, featuring miles of beaches and trails, over beautiful rolling hills. Visitors watch whales and elephant seal pups in the winter, stroll through meadows of wildflowers in the spring, swim in Tomales Bay in summer and fall, and dine in exceptional restaurants and visit galleries all year-long.

Mendelson Wine's Pinot Gris grapes are grown in the Napa Valley and fermented in small French oak barrels and fortified with alambic pot distilled brandy, the perfect accompaniment for a wide variety of foods -- fruit-based, nut-based, salty and spicy.

Live and explore Point Reyes like a local, bid today!


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:

(2) nights lodging at Lone Fir Cottage for up to four guests. Dates subject to availability, to be arranged with the owner.

(1) 2.5-hour guided hike for four with Michael Ellis of Footloose Forays.

We will connect you with the donors following close of auction.

(1) 375 milliliter bottle of Mendelson Pinot Gris.

Offer expires September 30, 2018.

Learn more about the donors at: 

Lone Fir Cottage

Michael Ellis, Footloose Forays

Mendelson Wines


Donated By:

Footloose Forays