From workshops to hands-on tours, squeeze every drop out of your Unique Inns visit with experiences to remember for a lifetime. Become enraptured with local artistry, challenge yourself with an outdoor adventure or surprise each other by discovering hidden talents.
Napa Valley Olive Oil Workshop
Stimulate your mind and experience the Napa Valley in a whole new way with a workshop through the Wine Country Inn. Yes, the Napa Valley focuses on wine. But with that goes a close relationship with great food. New this year, experience a weekend olive oil making workshop with The Wine Country Inn innkeeper Jim Smith! Learn more about olive oil and make some of your own with olives picked on the Inn’s grounds.
Historic Tour of Jacksonville
Customize a personally guided tour through Jacksonville, including a gourmet picnic lunch. Experience a guided nature walk through the vast network of beautiful trails surrounding Jacksonville, learning specifics on the distinct flora and fauna in the area, as well as the historic use of the land during the gold mining days of the 1800s. Alternately, take in a guided tour through historic points of interest in the town, including historic facts regarding the various buildings and beautifully restored homes and their uses in the late 1800s.
Fly Fishing on the North Umpqua River
Steamboat Inn is located in the middle of 31 miles of "fly-fishing only" water on the North Umpqua River. The river is famous as the home of some of the most challenging year-round steelhead fishing in the world. The river bottom is extremely slippery, the current strong and the fish most particular! The average North Umpqua steelhead weighs eight pounds, with an occasional fifteen pounder. The Inn features a well stocked fly shop specializing in the type of fly fishing equipment needed from waders to flies, as well as one day fishing licences.
The River Dance Lodge is situated near three of the original eight Wild & Scenic Rivers protected by Congress in 1968. ROW Adventures is licensed to guide whitewater rafting trips on each of these rivers. Together, the Lochsa River, Selway River and Clearwater River offer exciting whitewater for every skill level ranging from a big water river with a gentle current to Class IV+ rapids delivering huge raft pounding and paddle bashing fun.
A special opportunity for Unique Travelers is the Stanford's Celebration of Nature Package. Explore the historic and ecologically preserved Big River, California's longest undeveloped estuary, by traditional canoe or kayak complete with the Inn's interpretive map of Big River Estuary. Alternately, explore coastal trails and back roads on quality mountain bikes with a custom map to guide you on your journey.
Eco-cruise in Brentwood Bay
Enjoy a scenic wilderness cruise guided by an ecologist to discover starfish, eagles, jellyfish, seals and sometimes whales. Escape for a remote picnic or romantic champagne cruise. Celebrate a family occasion. Charter a 'floating' meeting room for a corporate event. The comfortable glass-domed SeaStar is a great way see beautiful Brentwood Bay. Contemplate the area's rich history from a First Nations perspective while cruising past remote shorelines. Or catch the water limo to Butchart Gardens and watch the fireworks.