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Sea Island
All that’s left to do is pack your bags! Experience a two-night stay for two at the Forbes five-star Sea Island Resort in Georgia! One lucky couple will have the opportunity to choose between The Cloister or The Lodge for hotel accommodation, two rounds of golf for two on the Seaside, and the choice between plantation or retreat courses with cart and forecaddie included. Along with the premier resort and golf experience, this winner will receive breakfast for two each day and one complimentary dinner for two at Tavola, River Bar, Oak Room or Southern Tide. Resort fee, tax and parking are included in the package. Alcohol excluded. Please note, the stay must be completed by December 30, 2023 and all included credits must be used during stay.

 

Oregon Vineyards
Waiting just outside the hustle and bustle of Portland, Oregon, is an awe-inspiring paradise for the wine lover’s palette. Two lucky people will spend five days and four nights traveling through Oregon’s gorgeous wine country with a group of top-performing Auburn University hospitality management program seniors. Enjoy three nights in the wine country and one night in the city of Portland. Get a glimpse of what makes the area a world-renowned home of pinot noir by indulging in private tours and tastings at Domaine Serene, Maysara Winery, Soter, Argyle, Lingua Franca, Domaine Roy and Cristom. This journey takes place the week of October 3, 2022. Airfare and accommodations not included. Venues are subject to change based on availability.

 

Cashiers
Just a short drive from the plains of Auburn is an awe-inspiring paradise in the mountains of Cashiers, North Carolina. Three lucky couples will be hosted by Tesha and Larry Thorne to a three-day/two-night stay in their beautiful mountain home overlooking the 17th tee box of Discovery Mountain Top golf course. While the ladies spend the day shopping and sightseeing, the gentlemen play a round of golf at the acclaimed Tom Fazio course at the Discovery Mountain Top golf course on day one, and another round of golf on day two at the exclusive High Hampton Inn golf course. You will also be hosted to a fine dining experience by the Thorne’s at the High Hampton Inn Resort restaurant.

 

Caribbean
Enjoy a four-night stay for two in a one-bedroom suite with daily breakfast at the Mandarin Oriental Canouan, a five-star resort located on a private island in St. Vincent & the Grenadines. Retreat to your luxurious suite with uninterrupted ocean views from your elegantly appointed bedroom and balcony. To unwind, enjoy a moment of relaxation with complimentary 60-minute signature massage treatment at the spa nestled in the lush hillside and overlooking the ocean. A round of golf awaits at the only championship 18-hole golf course in the Grenadines. Discover epic views of the beaches and the surrounding islands as you golf with friendly tortoises on the par-72 Jim Fazio course. Air transfer from the islands of Barbados or St. Lucia is included on the resort’s private jet. International air travel not included.

 

California
On this exceptional trip, you’ll experience four days and three nights in the California wine country like you never have before! Organized by Thomas Price, our own master sommelier for“1856 – A Culinary Residence”, our teaching restaurant in the Rane Center, this is the kind of experience only a Master Somm can create for you. Staying at a winery is normally reserved for the trade only. However, you and three of your friends will be staying at one of the finest wineries in California. Enjoy private tours and tastings, luncheons and dinners, and take part in customized experiences at the finest wineries. Airfare not included. Blackout dates apply. Lot donated by Ithaka Hospitality Partners.

 

Spain
Experience wine from a totally different perspective with this amazing journey to Spain for four with Master Sommelier Emmanuel Kemiji and Hans van der Reijden, best friends and partners in Clos Pissarra! You and three of your friends will kick off your experience with us in Barcelona with dinner at Cal Pep, Barcelona’s finest tapas restaurant. On day two we will travel to Priorat, Spain’s hottest new wine region with a vineyard luncheon and tastings followed by dinner in Gratallops. On day three, after an authentic wine crew breakfast on open fire in the vineyard, we move to Rioja to the Hotel Marques de Riscal for a private winery visit and dinner. On day four we will visit wineries in Rioja and drive to San Sebastian, the Michelin Star capital of the world to have tapas and dinner in the heart of the old city. On day five, we will have a private visit to Txakoli winery and dinner in Elkano. On day six, the last day of this amazing journey, we will enjoy a meal at a three-star Michelin restaurant before returning home on day seven. Airfare not included. Blackout dates apply. Lot donated by Ithaka Hospitality Partners & Clos Pissarra/Miura Vineyards.

 

Lake Martin
Begin your getaway at Willow Point Golf & Country Cub Villas. Enjoy lunch at The Stone Grille and be ready to tee off on “America’s most beautiful lakeside course” for an afternoon round of golf. That evening, prepare to be spoiled at SpringHouse for a private night dinner in the WellHouse. Rising out of the hilltop, SpringHouse treats diners to fresh and seasonal southern food with a casual, sophisticated elegance. The following day, start your day at The Stables in the 10,000 square foot equestrian center as you prepare for your choice of guided horseback trail or carriage ride through Russell Forest. There’s no better way to enjoy a little adventure than a tour of the Russell Trails that weave and wind for more than 100 miles. Along the way, you’ll be surrounded by lush pines and hardwoods and serenaded by many of the area’s native birds. After your ride, enjoy good ol’southern favorites in fresh, casual, family-friendly atmosphere – lakeside at Kowaliga restaurant. From award-winning catfish tacos and ribs to succulent steaks and Alabama shrimp, you will delight in truly delicious southern comfort food – and the warmest hospitality. Includes four rooms for one night. Round of golf for eight. Trail ride for eight. All meals for eight. Meals exclude alcohol. Subject to availability. Expires September 2022.

 

Nappa
Immerse yourself in the ultimate wine experience during a six-day/five-night wine adventure alongside 15 of Auburn University’s most promising hospitality management program seniors. In this exciting trip, you will visit California’s most popular wine regions, from Santa Lucia Highlands, Carmel Valley and Carneros to Napa Valley, Alexander Valley and Sonoma. Delight in private winery tours and vineyard dining experiences with owners and winemakers. Additionally, you’ll explore the region’s culinary side and meet some of the country’s top chefs while getting behind-the-scene tours of Michelin three-star restaurants. Venues include Holman Ranch, Pisoni Vineyards, Quintessa, Domaine Carneros, Far Niente, Opus One, Robert Sinskey Vineyards, Trinchero Family Estates, Auberge, Miura Vineyards, Fisher Vineyards, Continuum, The French Laundry, Single Thread Farms and others. This journey takes place in May 2023. Airfare and accommodations not included. Airfare and accommodations not included. Venues are subject to change based on availability.

 

Bruce Pearl
Join Auburn University Basketball Coach and the SEC Coach of the Year Bruce Pearl for a night on the town throughout Auburn. Eight guests will be chauffeured around in one of Tiger Limo’s most comfortable limousines. The evening will begin with cocktails and appetizers at Saugahatchee Country Club, followed by a culinary creation paired with wines by award-winning Chef Scott Simpson at The Depot. The evening would not be complete without a stop at Acre to indulge in some of Chef David Bancroft’s famous desserts. The date for this package is Thursday, June 23, 2022.

 

Silent Auction

Special Note: “Descriptions may be abbreviated in some instances. Packages may be ordered/appear differently at the event. Packages may only be altered for late additions and retail values may be increased accordingly.”

 

Culinary Bootcamp
Enjoy a fun culinary boot camp at the new Rane Culinary Science Center! Learn the fundamentals of culinary arts and create tasty, flavorsome, and healthy dishes from around the globe in this three-week culinary immersion camp in Summer 2023.
Retail Value: $600.00

 

Perdido Beach
Enjoy a weekend in the sun at Orange Beach, AL with a 2-night stay in a gulf front room at Perdido Beach Resort, dinner for 2 Voyagers restaurant, and a $100 gift card to one of the select restaurants located at The Wharf.
Retail Value: $1,900.00

 

Big Sky
Vacation in Big Sky, Montana with a two-night stay at the luxurious, Montage resort. During your stay you will also enjoy a traditional Italian cuisine for two infused with local flare at Cortina restaurant conveniently located inside the resort.
Retail Value: $1,600.00

 

Low Country
Relax with a two-night stay for two at the Forbes 5-star resort, Montage Palmetto Bluff. Package includes a lagoon view room along with dinner for two at Octagon or River House. Reservation subject to availability. Gift certificate expires April 21, 2023.
Retail Value: $2,500.00

 

World Games
Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime event located in Birmingham, Alabama. Enjoy two VIP Opening Ceremony tickets for The World Games, along with a Swag Bag, including two T-shirts, a baseball cap, a sweatshirt.
Retail Value: $317.00

 

PF Chang's
Host your next party or family gathering for 30 of your closest friends and family with The Whole Kitchen Package from P.F. Chang’s Catering.
Retail Value: $475.00

 

Savannah
Explore Savannah, GA on the Explore Trolley Tour for 2, a two-night stay with parking at any NorthPoint Hospitality Property, and a $100 gift card for dinner at Belford’s Seafood & Steak.
Retail Value: $660.00

 

College Town Accessories
For Her: A one-of-a-kind, 100% hand crafted necklace custom made by Evocateur in 22 karat gold. For Him: A charming, fashionable bow tie created in Denver. Hand-sewn, this beautiful tie is sustainably made with materials from 100% recycled water bottle that mimic the look and feel of silk. The key fob was hand sewn and created in Haiti as part of a mission that supports working women and their children.
Retail Value: $600.00

 

 

Town Creek Chef Knives
Top-of-the-line chef knives locally made in Auburn, AL by Jake Williamson. These aren't just any knives they are custom designed with high carbon Damascus steel and handles made of beautiful maple burl and resin.
Retail Value: $800.00

 

Wind Creek
This package contains 2 $100 gift cards to redeem at any Wind Creek hotel, a dinner for 2 at the FIRE restaurant, and 2 Wind Creek Spa Vouchers for a relaxing getaway. Our friends at Wind Creek also have included some items from the Wind Creek Spa and a gift basket full of local goodies.
Retail Value: $625.00

 

 

Alabama Tourism Department
Enjoy an amazing gift basket that includes Lee Sentell's Civil Rights Trail Book, Sweet Home Alabama Book, American Peanut Sheller Peanut Butter, and Two framed posters from Alabama Tourism.
Retail Value: $280.00

 

Hole in One
Create fun memories with a private experience at Auburn's newest entertainment venue, the 19th Hole Sports Bar and Restaurant. Host up to 25 people with exclusive access to the course-side bar and putting course, a personal bar tender and a variety of appetizers and finger foods.
Retail Value: $1,250.00

 

 

Greystone Mansion
Host a private three-hour event at the historic Greystone Mansion located in Auburn, Alabama. Redeemable between Spring and Summer of 2022, this $3,500 package includes tables, seating, and linens for up to 80 attendees, with an on-site venue coordinator. This package can be extended to include additional event services such as bar and rentals.
Retail Value: $3,500.00

 

Oktoberfest
Enjoy a one-night stay at the Auburn University Hotel & Conference Center with tickets for two for the festival along with brunch. Package includes a swag bag upon check in.
Retail Value: $500.00

 

Atlanta
Enjoy a two-night weekend getaway for two in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. Included is a 360-degree dining experience with stunning views of the city from the Sun Dial restaurant. Complete your trip with a visit to the Georgia Aquarium for an up-close encounter with the Sea Lions followed by a stroll through the enchanted Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
Retail Value: $1,047.00

 

Scottsdale
Start your Arizona retreat with a one-night stay at The Omni Montelucia and dinner at a Houston's, a Hillstone Restaurant in Scottsdale. On day two, travel to The JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa where for a three-night stay and enjoy a couple’s massage. Room tax and Resort fee included at the JW Marriott.
Retail Value: $2,950.00

 

 

Birmingham
Enjoy a two-night stay at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Mountain Brook and follow your curiosity to craft a new dish at the Habitat Cooking School. To complete this package, enjoy an experience at Birmingham’s Premiere Supper Club and Micheline star meals with two golden tickets to the Tasting TBL with Chef Tyler Lyne.
Retail Value: $1,050.00

 

Braves
Have a ball in Atlanta with four pregame VIP experience tickets, terrace-level tickets to the game, and a parking pass at the Battery. Also includes a one-night stay in a King room at the Epicurean Hotel.
Retail Value: $1,437.00

 

Tailgate
College Town Toiles goodies - custom bar board, birch wood tray, absorbent stone coaster set, 3 qt acrylic ice bucket, flasks, cups, coasters, and table runner. Country's BBQ catering for 8, B&B bartending services for 8, and tailgate tent.
Retail Value: $1,280.00

 

Flight
Enjoy a day in Auburn that includes 2 flight certificates for a 30-minute flight in a Cessna 172 S Skyhawk, Dinner for two at Amsterdam Cafe, and TCBY Auburn Gift Card!
Retail Value: $465.00

 

New Orleans
Enjoy a weekend trip to New Orleans with a four-night, two nights at Maison la Luz, and two nights at Hotel Monteleone. During your trip, you will also attend Jason Aldean's Rock n' Roll tour on September 24th. Ending your weekend, you get to take part in a tasting and distillery tour at The Sazerac House.
Retail Value: $2,340.00

 

Brunch and Blowouts
You and four friends can enjoy a blowout at Halo Salon and Blowout Bar, pedicures at Royal Nails and Spa, and brunch at Lucy's! Transportation will be provided by Auburn Downton Limo, with five mimosa boxtails provided by B&B Beverage Management!
Retail Value: $1,630.00

 

Tanology
This package includes health and wellness gift cards from businesses all over Auburn! From workout studios and coffee shops, to facial spas and hair products, this package will make you look and feel your best!
Retail Value: $872.00

 

Auburn Experience
This package includes 1 hardback book and 3 paperback books of your choice at the Auburn Oil Co. Booksellers, a Toomer's Drugs Replica and T-Shirt, Charcuterie Boards, book, and utensils provided from Wrapsody. A $75 Taco Mama Gift Card, $25 Tacorita Gift Card, Beyond The Wok Dinner for 2 and a $75 Flower Smith's Gift Card.
Retail Value: $745.00

 

Hidden Gems
Get to know the hidden delights of Auburn, AL with a 2-night stay at The Crenshaw Guest House, a $250 gift card for dinner for 2 at The Waverly Local, a $200 gift card to Acre, and both a merchandise bundle and 2 tickets to any Standard Deluxe event.
Retail Value: $1,150.00

 

Iron City
Explore Birmingham through a one-night stay and breakfast for two at Ross Bridge, a Red Clay Civil Rights tour, and dinner at Chez Fon Fon. Also receive copies of Chef Frank Stitt’s Southern table and Botegga Favorita cookbooks, and a bottle of Botegga olive oil redeemable at the dinner.
Retail Value: $940.00

 

Revel
Enjoy this Auburn tailgate experience with a 10x10 tailgate tent provided by Tailgate Guys/RevelXP, B&B Beverage service, and catering by Chick-fil-A, at your choice of the Kentucky, San Jose State, Mercer or Kentucky football game.
Retail Value: $1,675.00

 

The Laurel
Two guests are awarded with a luxurious two-night hotel experience at The Laurel Hotel & Spa, at the Rane Culinary Science Center. Retreat to an elegantly appointed room for a two-night getaway and enjoy a relaxing spa treatment and dinner at 1856. Your experience also includes a fun and immersive, private culinary class where you will hone your cooking skills to prepare dinner. Package redeemable Spring or Summer 2023.
Retail Value: $2,300.00

 

The Lodge
Enjoy a weekend of relaxation in Gulf Shores, AL with a 2-night stay at The Lodge at Gulf State Park and a $100 gift card to one of the select restaurants located at The Wharf.
Retail Value: $900.00

 

Continuum
Connect with the legacy of the Mondavi family, one of the most recognized and respected families in America’s wine industry. You and a guest will be treated to a private, immersive tour of the Continuum Estate in Napa Valley. Following your tour is a seated tasting experience of the winery’s current offering. Included in this experience is a two-night stay at The Hilton Garden Inn in the Napa Valley Wine Country with a complimentary breakfast.
Retail Value: $1,700.00

 

Tiger Walk
Two large ornate gold antique framed picture of Auburn’s favorite animal, the tiger donated by Ithaka Hospitality Partners.
Retail Value: $150.00

 

Anvil Pub
Sunday Brunch for Four at the Anvil Pub in Birmingham, AL including food and a 1.5 Liter of French Brut Rose as well as a magnum of Lucien Albrecht Brut Rose.
Retail Value: $300.00