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If you would like to place an absentee bid or would like to inquire about any of our auction items please contact Melissa Sumera at 970.963.8440 or melissa@avlt.org

 


GOURMET FARM-TO-TABLE DINNER FOR 14 IN THE PRIVACY OF YOUR HOME and a SCENIC FLIGHT FOR 2 OVER CONSERVED LANDS

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Begin your day with a scenic flight for 2 over conserved lands with Pilot Polly Ross, followed by an intimate, gourmet dinner party in your home for 14 with Farm-to-Table cuisine with wine pairings from Seth Siobhan O’Donovan and The Guest House. Invite your favorite people to a exquisite culinary event, then sit back and enjoy a catered and pampered evening for you and your guests.

Seth Siobhan O’Donovan, owner of The Guest House, will arrive with her team of servers, dinnerware, place settings and all the necessary dinner preparations to set a beautiful table and create a relaxing environment for you and your guests.

Your evening will begin with cocktails and move into a lavish and delicious Farm-to-Table 4-course dinner. Your private sommelier will personally select the finest wines to compliment each course.

From a private gathering of friends, your evening will become a true celebration of sustainable farming and ranching, locally-sourced ingredients, unique offerings, and a deep connection to our land and neighbors.

Guided and mentored by Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey of Frasca Food & Wine, The Guest House is a concept built by Seth Siobhan O’Donovan, a seasoned hospitality professional coming from a career in such restaurants as The French Laundry and Frasca Food & Wine. A passion for the stewardship of the land and people’s connection to the land is what drives Seth to utilize hospitality and food as tools for awareness and change. “The Guest House is about connecting people with the land and fostering an understanding of something greater than ourselves.”

Further information and restrictions:
Your Dinner must be complete by August 12, 2018. You are encouraged to contact the Guest House soon, so that you can find a time that works best for you, The Guest House, and their Chef.

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PARADISE IN EXUMA, BAHAMAS!

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Calm, turquoise waters and soft, powdery sand await your group of 8 for one-week in paradise.

This breathtaking 4,000 sq. ft. home with 2,600 sq. ft. of outdoor luxury overlooks turquoise waters and surrounding cays from one of the highest elevations on Great Exuma Island, Bahamas. This beautiful 4 Bedroom, 4 ½ Bath Luxury Home, is so exquisite you will never want to leave.
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the owners’ staff and treated to a privately guided boat excursion to acquaint you with Great Exuma’s hidden beaches and wonders. You’ll receive first-hand, local knowledge, including tips to make your island visit unforgettable. We know you can’t get enough of these turquoise waters … so, the boat (and captain!) are yours to use for the entire week enjoying all the fun these exquisite waters offer! The owners will also share their “insider’s guide” to the island: where to buy fish, how to find the perfect beach, the friendliest tour guides, and access to the best local music!
To ease you into island life, the owner’s private cook will prepare your first evening’s dinner, a feast of locally caught seafood and Bahamian fare. With spiny lobster in the fridge, rum in the cabinet, private concierge service and housekeeping… all that’s left to do is relax! So, slip into the infinity pool or walk down to the beach for a swim in sapphire blue waters. You’ll have plenty of time to take in the island’s world-class fishing, ocean side championship golf course, coral snorkeling and barefoot lifestyle. Welcome to Great Exuma!

Insider information:
4 Bedrooms include: King, Queen, Queen, and 2 Twins
American Airlines and Delta offer one-stop jet service to Great Exuma

Further information and restrictions:
Airfare is not included. Travel must be booked within two months of the Auction, and completed within one year. Booking is based on availability, blackout dates for the two week period encompassing Christmas and New Year’s. 8 person maximum, children must be older than 12. Gas for the boat at the expense of the purchaser. Will be guaranteed at least four weeks to choose from. No refunds for rescheduling for cancelations or unused bookings. Cannot be resold and is not transferable. Stays are only from Saturday to Saturday.


A Spectacular House in Burgundy, France!

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Luxurious trip to Burgundy for 10 guests with a private dinner and tasting from a local French chef

Take this trip of a lifetime with your group of family or friends to explore Hidden Burgundy, France staying at this fabulous farmhouse as your base. With a vast interior living space and an outdoor heated pool and garden, it’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy a spectacular vacation. The farmhouse is complete with bicycles for all in the party to explore the magnificent countryside surrounding this fabulous 400 year old farmhouse which was once part of the local Chateau dating back to the 12th century. This spacious property is within easy reach of famous attractions, rich in French History and tradition.

La Cote D’Or – The Golden Coast, kingdom of the Dukes of Burgundy – A patchwork of landscapes, valleys, rivers, canals & vineyards await!

Around the bend is Marigny le Cahouet, a charming typical sleepy French village, with a bar, bread shop, provisions shop & post office. Just 10 minutes away is the medieval Town of Semur en Auxois, uncontestedly, one of the most picturesque towns in France. Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, also close by, is where the famous film, ‘Chocolat,’ was filmed. A gorgeous village on top of a hill surrounded by wall.

Inside the home are 5 spacious bedrooms, which all have bathrooms en suite, and beds that are super kings that can be split into generous twins. Modernized inside, it’s complete with wifi, washer and dryer, up-to date kitchen and duo wine cellar.

Say “Oui!” to your personalized gourmet dinner for your party of 10, prepared by Chef Katherine, which will include the very best of French seasonal cuisine sourced from the local markets and some of the finest wines in Burgundy. Chef Katherine’s own wine expert will also host a private tasting in the home where he will introduce you to the Chardonnay’s and Pinot Noir’s from the best Domaine’s in Burgundy.

Hidden Burgundy is situated in the middle of France in a landscape of valleys, vineyards, canals, rivers, and medieval towns with an abundance of history. Rail links with the TGV high speed trains from the Paris airports and central Paris to the local station in Montbard is only 20 minutes away, with access to rental cars, is a great option for those taking the Eurostar or flying in from abroad.

Further information and restrictions:
Airfare is not included. Travel must be booked within one month of the Auction, and completed within one year. Booking is based on availability. Will be guaranteed at least four weeks to choose from. No refunds for rescheduling, for cancellations or unused bookings. Cannot be resold and is not transferable. Stays are only from Saturday to Saturday.


PRIVATE BOUTIQUE VILLA EXPERIENCE FOR 12 IN CEPAKA, BALI

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Immerse yourself for a whole week in an island escape where you are cocooned in peace, tranquility, local style, and luxurious contemporary sophistication.

Bali is a living postcard, an Indonesian paradise that feels like a fantasy. From its immaculate, elegant interior to the extraordinary service, this award-winning boutique villa takes the 5-star hotel experience to the next level. The villa offers everything you would expect from the world’s finest hotels, with the added bonus of privacy and exclusivity. It’s perfect for families or friends on holiday together.

Your group of 12 will be accommodated in 5 King pool-side suites and the 6th in an outdoor leisure pavilion. There are 7 en-suite bathrooms, complete with tropical open-air showers.

The staff-to-guest ratio is amazing and the customer service philosophy is benchmarked against the most exclusive boutique chains in the world. The accommodations are lavish, the cuisine is decadent, and the service is exceptional. This is truly an escape of distinction — exclusive, sophisticated and nothing short of magical.

Included in the package:
• Pre-arrival guest preference and booking/planning service
• Airport transfers in two, 7-seater chauffeured vehicles
• Concierge service during stay to arrange all bookings, tours, cruises, etc.
• Comprehensive Villa staff of 14 includes chefs and spa therapists*
• Evening canapes on your first night
• Daily full breakfasts (a la carte). Other meals charged at cost of ingredients
• Unlimited bottled waters in rooms and dining areas
• All day imported teas and Bali’s famous local coffee
• Chopard natural bathroom products
• Room service twice daily, including turn down during dinner
• Laundry and pressing service
• 24-hour Butler Service
• Drive/tour guide for up to 8 hours a day

Terms:
Available for bookings year-round, except for the following premium timeframes: Week of Easter, July & August, December 15-January 15. To book an available week during any of the above-mentioned timeframes, an additional US $1,300 surcharge will apply. Bookings are handled on a first-come, first-served basis — subject to availability. Valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

Further information and restrictions:
Airfare is not included. Travel must be booked within two months of the Auction, and completed within one year. Available for bookings year-round based on availability. The following are premium time frames: week of Easter, July & August, December 15-January 15. To book an available week during a premium time frame, an additional US $1,300 surcharge will apply (payable to resort). Restrictions: Cost of food and ingredients to prepare all non-included meals. Fuel used for chauffeured vehicles during stay. Mandatory gratuity of US $550.
* Fees for in-house yoga and spa treatments are not included.


A Wine Lover’s Dream Come True!

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Become the toast of the town when you leave AVLT’s 50th Anniversary Celebration with an Instant Wine Cellar of 50+ bottles of fine wines and champagnes, a scenic flight tour over conserved lands with pilot Andrew Doremus, and a private dinner in your home for 10 with Chef Mawa McQueen

In honor of AVLT’s 50 years, several of the finest restaurants, valley sommeliers, local wine & liquor stores, Board members, and others have donated over 50 bottles of wine. Are you wanting to try some new and exciting wines? A few examples of your new acquisitions include:

Dom Pérignon ’03
Dom Pérignon ’04
Truett-Hurst Osprey
Chateau Beaucastel Blanc
Château L’Evangile

To kick-off a celebration of your new acquisitions, take a scenic flight for two over AVLT conserved lands care of Wally Obermeyer’s personal airplane and pilot Andrew Doremus (son of AVLT Founder John Doremus). Then wind things down with a personal sommelier who will assist you in pairing your favorite wines with a gourmet cuisine for 10, prepared in your home by Chef Mawa McQueen. With a focus on fresh, pure and locally sourced ingredients, Chef Mawa will treat you and your guests to a wonderful feast with a healthy twist.

Further information and restrictions:
Your Dinner must be complete by August 12, 2018. You are encouraged to contact Chef Mawa McQueen so that you can find a time that works best for you, your guests and Chef Mawa McQueen.

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Tuscany, Italian home for 10 with a Private Chef!

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“Vacation in a Renaissance Painting …” This is the perfect experience for families and friends, a romantic getaway, and an ideal retreat. Your group of 10 will enjoy privacy, serenity and spectacular views in a 16th century home immersed in an oasis of natural beauty.

For one week, you will enjoy the surrounding countryside, which offers stunning valley and mountain views, many walking trails, the exquisite pool, and hundreds of miles of country roads for bicycling or touring by car. Here you will get a taste of the traditions and customs, while enjoying breathtaking views over Cortona’s mountains and valley, in the utmost of privacy.

You will live like Etruscan Royalty, as you will have a private cook for the entire week preparing your breakfast each morning and spectacular dinners every evening featuring amazing dishes … and the food is included! Each time you sit at the table will become a memorable experience in itself! Here you will taste the real flavors of Tuscany’s traditional food. On one of your days, we have even arranged for a cooking class, with your cook. This class is not only about executing recipes, but you will discover the authentic traditional Tuscan cooking the way that it was in the past, when families were self-sufficient thanks to their own farms.

Complete your adventure with a private wine tour in the charming countryside of Cortona where you will learn the secrets behind some of the world’s finest wines. Afterward, you will have the exclusive opportunity to join the vineyards’ owner for lunch at his private home.

Once here, you will not want to leave!

Further information and restrictions:
Airfare is not included. Travel must be booked within two months of the Auction, and completed within one year. Booking is based on availability. Will be guaranteed at least four weeks to choose from. No refunds for rescheduling for cancellations or unused bookings. Cannot be resold and is not transferable. Stays are only from Saturday to Saturday.


Aspen Valley Land Trust

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Protecting the places you love since 1967.

Aspen Valley Land Trust proudly celebrates 50 years of protecting the places you love. Born as Park Trust in Aspen in 1967, AVLT is the oldest land trust in Colorado and deeply woven into the fabric of our landscape and communities.

Clean air, healthy rivers and open spaces enrich our lives and are the economic engine that supports our local quality of life. AVLT’s work touches the lives of each of us, whether you savor locally grown food, watch wildlife moving through historic working ranches, catch your breath at a scenic overlook, or hike or bike the many miles of trails that pass through open meadows, roaring rivers and high-mountain forests.

Raise your paddle high in support of the work AVLT does to sustain this legacy for our children, our grandchildren, and our grandchildren’s children. 100% of donations made to Aspen Valley Land Trust go directly towards supporting AVLT’s land and water conservation work. This land is our future. Please help us protect it… forever.

 

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