Section 600: Getaways
600 - Escape to the North Shore
Donor(s): Kay & Mike McCarthy
Spend three nights on the North Shore in a two bedroom guest cabin just seven miles north of Two Harbors in Encampment Forest. Cabin sleeps four people, inclues a full kitchen and fireplace to curl up next to on those cool North Shore nights. A perfect retreat for hiking, cross country skiing and hearing the waves crash on the shore. Adults only, no pets, subject to availability.
601 - Cove Point Lodge and Dining
Donor(s): Linda & Steve Eckman & Cove Point Lodge
Just 50 miles northeast of Duluth on scenic 61, Cove Point sits in the middle of the North Shore's most sought after natural attractions - the Superior National Forest, Gooseberry Falls, Split Rock Lighthouse and Tettegouche State Parks. Cove Point Lodge has a fantastic lakeside location where you can take in any of the numerous North Shore activities. Within steps of our door are the Superior Hiking Trail that meanders through Split Rock Lighthouse and Gooseberry State Parks, or visit the quaint village of Beaver Bay. Includes a $100 dining certificate.
602 - Relax and Indulge at Montelucia Resort & Spa in Arizona
Donor(s): Montelucia Resort & Spa, Arizona Opera and Phoenix Boys Choir
The essence of Europe in the heart of Scottsdale. Inspired by the rich history, white-washed villages and sun-drenched hills of Spain’s Andalusia region, Montelucia Resort & Spa brings the essence of Southern Europe to the heart of Scottsdale with its arching entryways, splashing fountains and floral walkways. Upon entering the resort you’ll feel as if you’re in a far-off, enchanting destination which features well-appointed guestrooms, the award-winning Moroccan-inspired Joya Spa and six tempting dining options, including the critically-acclaimed Prado. A myriad of radiant pools and exotic touches will make your stay at this Arizona hotel magical. Nestled at the foot of picturesque Camelback Mountain in the exclusive enclave of Paradise Valley, adjacent to the cities of Phoenix and Scottsdale, this extraordinary resort’s premier location offers easy access to golf, recreation, nightlife and entertainment. Three nights in a signature guest room, gift certificate and folder of info on the resort. Rated #13 on Travel & Leisure Magazine World's Best Hotels List. Enjoy two tickets to Arizona Opera and Phoenix Boys Choir while you are in town.
603 - Weekend Hideaway near Hudson, WI
Donor(s): Art and Martha Kaemmer
Tucked way near Hudson, WI is a hideaway that is buried in the woods, on a lake and sits on 150 acres. Less than thirty minutes from theTwin Cities, this cabin includes 2 bedrooms (1 queen and 2 bunk beds) and can sleep up to 6 people. Enjoy a long weekend (Friday-Monday) at this beachfront retreat. Cabin includes AC, kitchen, wine locker (stocked), screened in porch overlooking the lake, walking trails, canoe, pontoon boat, fishing, etc. Not available Memorial Day, expires May 5, 2013.
604 - Log Cabin Living on Lake Melissa - 1 week stay
Donor(s): Meg & Frank Connolly
Located on Fern Beach near Detroit Lakes, this family cabin is available for a one week stay in late spring/early summer 2012. Main cabin has 3 bedrooms; guest cottage sleeps two and includes a 1/2 bath. On the water with large dock overlooking lake, this opportunity sleeps up to eight. This cabin is well-appointed and comfortable for a family, or 3-4 couples. Main cottage has bunk beds in one room, twin beds in upstairs bedroom and queen bed in main bedroom; guest cottage has a queen bed w/ 1/2 bath; fireplace. Speed boat and sailboat included. Mutually agreed upon dates.
605 - Waterpark Family Adventure at The Depot
Donor(s): The Depot Minneapolis
One night stay in a Historic Suite at The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel. Includes 4 waterpark passes. Valid Friday/Saturday night based on availability. Expires 4/30/13.
606 - A Galleria Shopping Excursion + Stay
Overnight weekend stay at The Westin Edina plus a $250 Galleria Gift card and a $75 gift card for dinner or Sunday brunch at Pittsburgh Blue. The Galleria is recognized as the “place to shop,” combining the basics to the extraordinary, from national favorites to local boutiques. With great restaurants, a day spa, and exquisite art collections, The Westin Edina Galleria is the destination of choice for visitors to Minnesota.
607 - A Wisconsin Weekend at the McCormick House Inn
Donor(s): McCormick House
Looking for luxury in the Northwoods? Enjoy a two night stay in any standard room at the McCormick House Inn in Hayward, WI. Only a 3-hour drive from the cities, Hayward is just the place to go for some R&R or to enjoy one of the many exciting outdoor activities. Subject to availability. Beautiful English Gardens. Includes an English Breakfast "prepared and served in true British Fashion" on Wedgwood China!
608 - Luxury at the St. Paul Hotel
Donor(s): The Saint Paul Hotel
An evening at the St. Paul Hotel. Consistently ranked among the country’s top hotels, the famous Saint Paul Hotel has and continues to provide luxurious accommodations and legendary service to visitors of the Twin Cities since 1910. The Saint Paul Hotel is known for its old-world charm and European inspired elegance, and accommodates the most discerning business and leisure travelers every day. Our superb location, premier services, style and sophistication make The Saint Paul Hotel one of the Midwest’s finest lodging experiences.
610 - A Red Wing Adventure
Donor(s): Ben Manning & St. James Hotel
Join us at the Red Wing National Guard Armory on Saturday, February 2nd 2013 for a Buddy Holly "Winter Dance Party" tribute, just like they did in the 50's and 60's. Jimmy Stanley from the UK portrays Buddy Holly, backed up by the Red Wing Crickets. Includes a Bed & Breakfast package at the historic St. James Hotel. The dance sold out in 2012 so don't miss this opportunity to get in on the ground floor - although your room could be on a higher floor. Hotel stay is for 2/2/13.
611 - A Weekend at the Henderson House Bed & Breakfast
Donor(s): Henderson House Bed and Breakfast
Named in the top 10 Romantic Getaways by the MN Tourism Bureau. Less than one hour from the Twin Cities. The countryside, right outside the back door, is indescribably beautiful. Your day can be spent hiking the trails, wild mushroom or agate hunting, golfing, snowshoeing or cross country skiing, birding, antiquing or simply relaxing.
612 - Alexis Bailly Winery Experience
Donor(s): Alexis Bailly Winery
Indulge in a wine tour and tasting at Bailly Vineyards in Hastings. To house his enterprise, Bailly designed and constructed a winery made from Minnesota limestone and white knotty pine. The winery opened its doors in 1978, when Alexis Bailly Vineyard released its 1977 vintage, wines produced from 100% Minnesota-grown grapes. Alexis Bailly wines have won over 45 national awards.
613 - Autumn Colors on Lake Melissa
Donor(s): Meg and Frank Connolly
Located on Fern Beach near Detroit Lakes, this family cabin is available for fall. Main cabin has 3 bedrooms; guest cottage sleeps two and includes a 1/2 bath. On the water with large dock overlooking lake, this opportunity sleeps up to eight. This cabin is well-appointed and comfortable for a family, or 3-4 couples. Main cottage has bunk beds in one room, twin beds in upstairs bedroom and queen bed in main bedroom; guest cottage has a queen bed w/ 1/2 bath; fireplace. Speed boat and sailboat included. Mutually agreed upon dates.
614 - In-Town Luxury
Donor(s): Minneapolis Club
The Minneapolis Club has a legacy that has stretched over the past 127 years, and has played host to world leaders and industry giants. Enjoy the stately elegance with a Friday overnight stay for two and dinner in the pub in downtown Minneapolis.
615 - A Windy City Getaway
Indulge in a Chicago getaway weekend with a two-night retreat at the luxurious new Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago. This retreat offers a unique, inspiring stay in the city with views across Lake Michigan, downtown Chicago or the beautiful Millennium Park. The fashion-inspired spaces provide a haven of tranquility in the heart of the city. Amazing opportunity includes a business class upgrade!