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  • Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Thursday, October 18, 2018

  • The Briar Club

    The Briar Club

    2603 Timmons Ln
    Houston, TX 77027

  • 6:30 - 7:30 PM

    6:30 - 7:30 PM

    Silent Auction

  • 7:30 - 9:30 PM

    7:30 - 9:30 PM

    Dinner and Program

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Bien Edition Audubon Print - Pileated Woodpecker 202//202

ITEM #501
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Bien Edition Audubon Print - Pileated Woodpecker -

Enjoy this authentic and beautifully rare John James Audubon Bien Edition print of the Pileated Woodpecker. "It would be difficult for me to say in what part of our extensive country I have not met with this hardy inhabitant of the forest." wrote John James Audubon about Plate 111 titled Pileated Woodpecker.

Produced between 1858 and 1860, the Bien edition of John James Audubon’s "The Birds of America" is the largest and most valuable color plate book ever published in America, and the rarest of all John James Audubon folios. Also on sheets measuring 26 1/2 by 39 inches, called double-elephant, this edition of the Pileated Woodpecker represents one of the finest examples of early large-scale color printing. The new technique of chromolithography was perceived as an advancement in printmaking technology that promised to achieve effects entirely different from engraving.

This print is accompanied by a recent appraisal allowing the buyer to be confident not only of authenticity but value.



Value
$15,000.00

Leading Bid
$7,500.00

Time Left
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Bien Edition Audubon Print -  Red-headed Duck 202//136

ITEM #502
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Bien Edition Audubon Print - Red-headed Duck -

Consider adding this authentic and stunning John James Audubon Bien Edition print of the Red-headed Duck to your art collection. "At New Orleans, this bird is commonly known by the name of 'Dos Gris.' It arrives there in great flocks, about the first of November, and departs late in April, or in the beginning of May. On the lakes Borgne, St. John, and Ponchartrain, it is very abundant, keeping in large flocks, separate from the other species." wrote John James Audubon about Plate 322 titled Red-headed Duck.

Produced between 1858 and 1860, the Bien edition of John James Audubon’s "The Birds of America" is the largest and most valuable color plate book ever published in America, and the rarest of all John James Audubon folios. Also on sheets measuring 26 1/2 by 39 inches, called double-elephant, this edition of the Red-headed Duck represents one of the finest examples of early large-scale color printing. The new technique of chromolithography was perceived as an advancement in printmaking technology that promised to achieve effects entirely different from engraving.

This print is accompanied by a recent appraisal allowing the buyer to be confident not only of authenticity but value.



Value
$8,500.00

Leading Bid
$4,250.00

Time Left
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Montana Guesthouse 202//135

ITEM #503
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Montana Guesthouse -

Experience Montana's Wide Open Spaces in a beautiful guesthouse on the Missouri River between Great Falls and Helena, Montana.This birdy property in north-central Montana is almost 3 acres.

Package includes 3 nights for 4 people in the guesthouse, all meals, a "Montana birding safari" into the front-range of the Northern Rocky Mountains and a fun day on the deck for Susie Maclin's 18th annual Bird Day on May 19th.

The non-negotiable dates are from May 17 - May 20, 2019.



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$3,500.00

Time Left
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Sabine Ranch Experience 202//134

ITEM #504
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Sabine Ranch Experience -

Enjoy a 2-night Texas staycation at the historic Sabine Ranch. This amazing 20,000 sq. ft. lodge sleeps 14 people with 9 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 4 living room areas, a pool table, shuffleboard, backgammon and poker!

The Conservation Fund purchased Sabine Ranch to be added to McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge, completing the original McFaddin family boundary of 106,000 acres. Sabine Ranch is located along the Upper Texas coast, just 70 miles from Houston. Included in the package is accommodations, local cuisine and the following 3 tours: a birding tour of Monteaux Pond, home of the nation's largest population of resident Mottled Ducks, an airboat tour of Willow Slough Marsh and a sunset wine and cheese viewing along the Intracoastal Waterway.

This package includes "Field to Table", a cookbook by best-seller Susan Ebert. Susan is a local writer, hunter, wild forager, fisherwoman and an all-around conservation champion. Susan Ebert will also be catering the meals during your stay at Sabine Ranch. 

Expires 10/18/2019. Valid for a 2-night stay for 14 people. Blackout dates November 2018 - January 2019. Recommended booking dates during spring migration from March - June 2019.



Value
$5,050.00

Leading Bid
$4,500.00

Time Left
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Calligraphy of Cranes Framed Art by Thomas Swanston 202//154

ITEM #505
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Calligraphy of Cranes Framed Art by Thomas Swanston -

Adorn your wall with this beautiful one-of-a-kind artwork by Thomas Swanston - Calligraphy of Cranes. Exhibiting regularly in non-profit and for-profit galleries in Boston, Atlanta, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Houston, Santa Fe and with Fine Art consultants across the country, Thomas Swanston has had 14 solo and 46 group gallery exhibitions. He has been included in 8 museum exhibitions and published in over 55 trade and lifestyles magazines. Swanston’s work is collected in public and private collections in the US, Europe, Korea, China, Japan, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Aluminum on paper (7x10"). Framed art measures 10.25x13.25".



Value
$1,500.00

Opening Bid
$750.00

Time Left
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Binoculars, Birder's Haven and Birding with Richard Gibbons 202//140

ITEM #506
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Binoculars, Birder's Haven and Birding with Richard Gibbons -

Take your birding to the next level with this package. Stay in walking distance of all the birding action at the Birder’s Haven located near the Winnie Street entrance of Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary in High Island, Texas. Valid for 3 nights from April 4-7, 2018 and accommodates 4 guests.

During your stay, spend a day birding at High Island with Houston Audubon’s Conservation Director, Dr. Richard Gibbons. On your outing, you will be led through Smith Oaks and other High Island sanctuaries seeking spring migratory birds and have access to a behind the scenes perspective of current and future management and projects.

Bring along your new pair of Kowa Genesis 8x33 binoculars for the perfect birding experience! To attain the pinnacle of binocular performance, a total of 4 XD lenses are utilized in the objective end of the binoculars. This design significantly reduces chromatic aberration and provides high contrast across the field of view. These binoculars are multi-coated for contrast, and waterproof, fog proof to ensure image clarity. In summary, they are ready for birding!



Value
$2,250.00

Leading Bid
$1,275.00

Time Left
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Kendra Scott Necklace 202//252

ITEM #507
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Kendra Scott Necklace -

With a dainty Gold chain and a frameless Black pendant that takes center stage, the Inez Long Pendant Necklace is an updated take on a Kendra Scott classic. This bold yet delicate pendant necklace is the perfect statement piece to dress up any outfit. You are sure to draw attention while wearing the stunning Inez Gold Long Pendant Necklace.



Value
$80.00

Leading Bid
$170.00

Time Left
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Kendra Scott Earrings 202//252

ITEM #508
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Kendra Scott Earrings -

Striped, beaded tassels create an on-trend tonal look with the Dove Gold Statement Earrings in Black. These statement earrings are anchored with Kendra Scott's signature oval stone, paying tribute to an icon in a fresh way. Refresh your wardrobe with these beautiful and fun Dove Gold Statement Earrings.



Value
$150.00

Leading Bid
$180.00

Time Left
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Private Wine Class 202//135

ITEM #509
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Private Wine Class -

Enjoy a private, seated wine class for your group of 10-16 people at NICE Winery. NICE Winery's sommeliers and winemakers will guide you and your guests through a fun and educational tasting of six of their highly-rated rare wines from all over the world. Wines will be served with specialty meat and cheese.

Expires 10/1/2019. Valid for 10 - 16 people. Classes are Mon-Fri at 5:30 PM or Sat 12 PM or 3 PM. Book in advance to ensure availability.



Value
$800.00

Leading Bid
$400.00

Time Left
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Set of Cement Planters 202//269

ITEM #510
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Set of Cement Planters -

Bring the outdoors into your home or workspace with a set of three beautiful cement planters perfect for highlighting your succulent plants. These custom cement planters are created in recyclable material molds by Anna Vallery, Houston Audubon's Conservation Specialist.



Value
$50.00

Leading Bid
$120.00

Time Left
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Hand carved scissor-tailed flycatcher by Doug Jobes 202//269

ITEM #511
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Hand carved scissor-tailed flycatcher by Doug Jobes -

This stunning Scissor-tailed Flycatcher woodcarving is a perfect addition to any birders collection. Doug Jobes captures the elegance of this Texas bird of paradise. This one-of-a-kind piece is hand carved from Tupelo wood, mounted on a walnut base and painted with acrylics.



Value
$600.00

Leading Bid
$600.00

Time Left
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South Padre Island Condo 202//198

ITEM #512
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South Padre Island Condo -

Spend 3 nights at The Breakers Plaza Condominiums in South Padre Island. This 3 bed/3 bath beachfront condo sleeps 6-8 people and is the perfect Texas getaway! Dive into the indoor pool or one of the 2 outdoor pools if you want some sun. Covered parking available.

Expires 10/18/2019. Booking is subject to availability. Limited availability during Spring Break and June-August.

Includes ceramic Sandpiper figurine from The Gallery Birds by Gorham.



Value
$830.00

Leading Bid
$900.00

Time Left
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Sunset on the Prairie <br />with Don and Sarah 202//151

ITEM #513
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Sunset on the Prairie
with Don and Sarah -

Enjoy Lawther Deer Park Prairie with prairie conservationist Don Verser and Houston Audubon staff member, Sarah Flournoy. Walk among the ancient grasses and flowers, listen for the chorus of frogs and insects, and discover the birds that are part of this unique urban prairie system. As the sun sets on the prairie, relax on the observations deck with a selection of fine wine and cheeses...maybe even see a coyote off in the distance.

Expires 10/18/2019. Tour is 2-3 hours and is valid for 4 people. Date to be arranged.



Value
$500.00

Leading Bid
$325.00

Time Left
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Autumn Falcon Painting <br />by Doug Hiser 202//153

ITEM #514
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Autumn Falcon Painting
by Doug Hiser -

This 32x48" framed acrylic watercolor painting titled Autumn Falcon is the perfect statement piece for any room. Doug Hiser is a wildlife artist that travels the world for inspiration. He is a master at traversing the wilds and wrapping it all up in a renaissance of creativity meant to inspire a closer look at the world around us. Hiser creates paintings to convey an awareness of the world around us and captures the magic of nature that we should never lose.



Value
$1,000.00

Leading Bid
$650.00

Time Left
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GO Birding Ecotours + Swift binoculars 202//194

ITEM #515
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GO Birding Ecotours + Swift binoculars -

Allow Glenn Olsen, Houston Audubon’s very own birding class instructor, to take you and 3 of your friends on a birding adventure tailored for you in the Houston/Galveston area. This full-day trip will include transportation and guide services.

Your birdwatching will be enhanced with a pair of Swift Audubon Binoculars. These 8.5x44 binoculars are waterproof, fog proof and shockproof. They feature a 5-lense optical system, twist-up eye cups, and a 25-year warranty.

Expires 10/18/19. Valid for 4 people.



Value
$800.00

Leading Bid
$800.00

Time Left
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Pure Barre Classes 202//135

ITEM #516
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Pure Barre Classes -

Enjoy a month of unlimited classes at Pure Barre Sugar Land for you and a friend. Pure Barre is a fast, effective, safe way to change your body. In less than an hour, you will achieve a full-body, low impact workout, followed by a stretching section to create long, lean muscles. The technique works to defy gravity by tapering everything in and lifting it up!

Expires 10/31/2019. Valid for 2 people for 1 month of unlimited classes. Includes a pair of Pure Barre sticky socks.



Value
$375.00

Opening Bid
$200.00

Time Left
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Pintail Duck Wood Carving 202//151

ITEM #517
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Pintail Duck Wood Carving -

What a rare find! This exquisite detailed Pintail Duck wood carving is carved out of American Chestnut. Before the American Chestnut species was devastated by the chestnut blight, a fungal disease, it was one of the most important forest trees throughout its range and was considered the finest chestnut tree in the world.



Value
$300.00

Leading Bid
$325.00

Time Left
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Birds & Brunch 200//280

ITEM #518
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Birds & Brunch -

Have brunch with the birds! You and 7 of your closest friends will meet some of Houston Audubon's favorite educators, the raptors - Tskili, Simon, Juliet, Percy, Spirit, Winston, Skeeter and Luna. Your brunch will be hosted by Houston Audubon's Education Director, Mary Anne Weber, on the deck of the log cabin at Houston Audubon’s Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center.

Step back in history as you tour the center built on the original land grant of John Richardson Harris who founded Harrisburg near the site in 1825. Enjoy the raptors, native gardens, tall grass prairie, woods and the historic bayou during this morning adventure.

Expires 10/18/2019. Valid for 8 people. Date to be arranged. Package includes owl pillow and raptor mug.



Value
$500.00

Leading Bid
$600.00

Time Left
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A Day of Photography <br />with Greg Lavaty 202//134

ITEM #519
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A Day of Photography
with Greg Lavaty -

Whether you're a novice or expert photographer, spending the day out in the field with Greg Lavaty will improve your photography. Greg is a well-known Texas photographer who leads birding trips in North, South and Central America. Greg will share some of his secrets and techniques to photographing birds in their environment. Come home with that winning shot worthy of a magazine cover. Includes a full-day of instruction for 2 people in the Houston/Galveston Area.

Expires 10/18/19.



Value
$400.00

Leading Bid
$550.00

Time Left
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Scentsy Gift Basket 202//186

ITEM #520
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Scentsy Gift Basket -

Scentsy is completely in love with fragrance - and how it makes life better. Scentsy products use decorative ceramic warmers to melt scented wax with the heat of a warming plate. Basket includes full sized elements wax warmer, scented wax bars, Scent Circles, room spray, bath bomb, 2019 planner and dish towel.



Value
$150.00

Leading Bid
$90.00

Time Left
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Mariquita Masterson <br />Gift Certificate 202//229

ITEM #521
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Mariquita Masterson
Gift Certificate -

Treat yourself with this $250 gift certificate for any jewelry item available at Mariquita Masterson Inc. Mariquita Masterson is a Houston jewelry designer who creates beautiful work with glass, blown, cast and enamel. Each piece is individually made and set in sterling and vermeil. Blown glass, pate de verre and enameled glass are used in combination with pearls, semi-precious stones and a variety of beads to create a very distinct and glamorous collection.



Value
$250.00

Leading Bid
$225.00

Time Left
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Jeff Bagwell <br />Autographed Bat 107//280

ITEM #522
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Jeff Bagwell
Autographed Bat -

This Jeff Bagwell Rawling bat autographed by Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell is a must-have for any Astros fan! Whether it's for your personal collection or a gift for a baseball enthusiast, this is the perfect addition to any home.



Value
$220.00

Leading Bid
$360.00

Time Left
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Alex Bregman Autographed Baseball 202//201

ITEM #523
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Alex Bregman Autographed Baseball -

Any Astros fan will want to bid on this 2017 World Series Rawling baseball autographed by third baseman Alex Bregman, winner of the 2018 All-Star Game MVP award. What a great gift for collectors of all ages.

Includes Astros New Era Navy/Orange League 9FORTY adjustable hat.

Go Astros!



Value
$215.00

Leading Bid
$400.00

Time Left
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Houston Dynamo Tickets 202//101

ITEM #524
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Houston Dynamo Tickets -

Attend a Houston Dynamo regular-season home game and enjoy access to the sideline before kick-off to watch the team practice. Then cheer them on in the rally tunnel and high-five the players before the game. This is a special treat for 4 soccer-loving fans! Expires 4/1/19. Game to be mutually agreed upon by all parties.



Value
$150.00

Leading Bid
$105.00

Time Left
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Leica Compact Binoculars (2 pairs) 202//109

ITEM #525
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Leica Compact Binoculars (2 pairs) -

For the couple who has everything: two pair of Leica Ultravid 8x20 binoculars in Lemon Yellow & Aztec Beige! With a close focusing limit of only 1.8 metres, the light and compact Leica Ultravid 8 x 20 Colorline is an ideal glass for use in ancient monuments, in museums, open air events, in the theatre or at concerts. With simple and easy handling and comfortable grip characteristics, these timeless and enduring pieces are sure to be a perfect accompaniment wherever closer viewing as well as good overview is needed. Paired with matching leather cases.



Value
$1,700.00

Leading Bid
$1,750.00

Time Left
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Kayak Rentals & Gift Vouchers 202//121

ITEM #526
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Kayak Rentals & Gift Vouchers -

Treat your friends or family to a kayaking trip for a special occasion or just for fun. This package of 20 kayak rentals and 10 gift vouchers ($50 value each) will have you covered for your holiday gifts!

Rental and gift vouchers expire 7/1/2019. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 5 tandem and 20 singles available for rental. Gift vouchers are for $50 off a $50 purchase, exclusions may apply.

Please contact the Houston ACK location to reserve your kayaks.



Value
$1,300.00

Leading Bid
$650.00

Time Left
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Wooden Tea Rack 190//280

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Wooden Tea Rack -

This tea-shelf was made by Luke Kuebler with traditional woodworking techniques from sustainable materials. Simple mortise and tenon joinery was combined with hard maple, a domestic hardwood, resulting in a classic design with modern details.



Value
$250.00

Leading Bid
$125.00

Time Left
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 Family Portrait package with Robin Jackson 202//151

ITEM #528
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Family Portrait package with Robin Jackson -

Robin Jackson Photography 11x14 Family Portrait package with one hour of retouching. To see a slide show of Robin's portraiture, go to http://rjackson1.photobiz.com/viewing Robin makes the portrait session fun and easy! Session can be at your home or at one of Robin's beautiful outdoor locations in Dallas, Fort Worth, Waco, Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Houston, Albuquerque & surrounding areas. Pets are welcome. Gift certificates do not expire.



Value
$500.00

Leading Bid
$150.00

Time Left
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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Painting by Cin-Ty Lee 202//133

ITEM #529
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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Painting by Cin-Ty Lee -

Cin-Ty Lee is a well known scientist at Rice University. Among his various skills, he is a talented artist. Adorn your wall with this beautiful 24" x 20" framed painting of a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher soaring over a field of Bluebonnets in the Texas Hill Country.



Value
$500.00

Leading Bid
$450.00

Time Left
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The Lodges at Lost Maples Cabin Rental 202//255

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The Lodges at Lost Maples Cabin Rental -

From the gentle sound of rustling leaves to the breathtaking views, The Lodges at Lost Maples is truly the ultimate Hill Country experience. This quiet property is a great habitat for Golden-cheeked Warblers and Black-capped Vireos. It's also convenient to many great birding spots in the area.

Included in the package: - 3-night stay for 2 people in a standard cabin (additional nights can be purchased at 30% discount) - the opportunity to take a self-guided hike in the canyon on the private property - continental breakfast consisting of homemade pastries and/or breads, fresh fruit, yogurt and granola - coffee/tea service in the cabin - complimentary wine tasting for 2 at nearby Lost Maples Winery. 

All cabins have central air/heat, fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens, full-size stove, refrigerator, microwave, linens, towels, paper goods, toiletries, BBQ grill and private front and rear porches with seating and bird feeders.

Blackout dates are Oct. 1 - Nov. 30, 2018 and major holidays. Expires Sep. 30, 2019. Early check-in available when possible. This offer is for the Cottage, Red Rooster, Firefly or Treehouse only and excludes the Villa and River Lodge.



Value
$500.00

Leading Bid
$800.00

Time Left
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