Saratoga Springs Community Annual Holiday Dinner & Celebration

  • Saratoga springs Saratoga springs
  • Saratoga Springs, CA, USA
  • Dec 24 - 25, 2018 (2 days)
  • $5-$100 siding scale

About us

COME HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Saratoga Springs Community Annual Holiday Dinner & Celebration

Our hosts Paul Mueller & Charlie Seltzer offer a special invitation to all our Saratoga Springs friends for a very special Holiday Party!

Come for the food!

Saratoga Springs will provide turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. You are invited to bring your favorite pot luck dish to share

When?

Arrive any time after 12 noon on Dec 24. Dinner is at 6 pm. Leave by 12 noon on Dec 25 (if you’re staying overnight.)  

How much should I donate?

Just the meal and wonderful company:  $5-35 sliding scale.
The meal, wonderful company, overnight accommodations AND a simple breakfast on Christmas Day: $30-100 sliding scale. We supply all the bedding!  If you bring a pillow, ask us for a special encasement. 


Event Highlights

  • Holiday Dinner: turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. You are invited to bring your favorite pot luck dish to share
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Christmas Day Breakfast

Venue Highlights

Our amenities & facilities:
The Heart Lodge ~ A beautiful 2,400 sq ft multi-purpose room with radiant heated floors & stone fireplace.
Main Lodge ~ Historic 2 story lodge with dining room, large meeting area and conference room, and overnight lodging for up to 28 people.
Guest Cabins ~ 5 guest cabins and 8 smaller one room cabins (2 are not available in Winter) with bathrooms and both private & shared rooms. The Cabins can sleep between 50-80 guests.
Camping ~ generous grounds for camping allow for groups of over 100 people especially in warmer months.
Commercial kitchen & dining room
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Color Sketch of Valley & Buildings
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High speed wireless Internet access
Hot soaking pool ~ great relaxation.
Large swimming pool ~ clean, clear and refreshing!
Stone Labyrinth plus numerous hiking trails
Massage ~ a massage therapist is available by appointment
Acres of hiking trails with spectacular views
An antique 19th century round house mineral pool
Yoga and Exercise classes can be arranged in advance.
Outdoor showers
Fire and ceremonial circle
Large common grounds which are perfect for outdoor concerts or shows
Ancient native American natural power spot used often for weddings and group experiences

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian

Menu/Cuisine

Saratoga Springs works with private chef Gary Alinder, a 25-year veteran chef who delivers creative, high quality cuisine. His initial training came in a small restaurant in Osaka, Japan followed by six years working in French and natural foods restaurants in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

In the Bay Area, Gary has been a private chef and caterer specializing in cookery for weddings, special events and groups on retreat.

The Seasonal Menus that Gary has designed for our retreat groups include California comfort cuisine and a wide variety of ethnic and vegetarian cuisines using seasonal, fresh ingredients cooked from scratch. Whenever possible locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs are used in food preparations.

Accommodations

Main Lodge - Historic 2 story lodge with dining room, large meeting area and conference room, and overnight lodging for up to 28 people.
Guest Cabins - 5 guest cabins and 8 smaller one room cabins (2 are not available in Winter) with bathrooms and both private & shared rooms. The Cabins can sleep between 50-80 guests.
Camping - Generous grounds for camping allow for groups of over 100 people especially in warmer months

Directions

Drive time from San Francisco is about 2 1/2 hours; from Sacramento, about 2 1/4 hours.

From San Francisco:

Take 101 north 5 miles past Ukiah, then follow Highway 20 east for about 17 miles. 1.1 miles past Scott Valley Road (watch for Saratoga Springs sign), turn left at Saratoga Springs Road and drive three-quarters of a mile to end.

From Sacramento:

Take Interstate 5 north to Williams. Take Route 20 west from Williams about 60 miles to Upper Lake. 4 miles past Upper Lake, and after Witter Springs Road (watch for Saratoga Springs sign) take first right onto Saratoga Springs road and drive three-quarters of a mile to the end.

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Thank you!

We're glad you've joined our retreat community. See you around :)

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