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NewTree Ranch Debuts Experiences and Retreats

NewTree Ranch is a multi-sensory destination in Healdsburg that offers an array of healing and outdoor adventures. Now, it’s planning inspiring experiences and retreats for the upcoming winter season. 

Winter Wellness Retreat

The Winter Wellness Retreat includes luxury accommodations at The Ranch Estate, boasting four luxury suites sleeping eight guests more than comfortably, private onsite outdoor yoga and meditation classes as well as vegan meals prepared by acclaimed plant-based chef Matteo Silverman, to aid in revitalizing and energizing the body and mind.  Guests will also learn how to blend their own teas with herbs to specifically cater to their current health needs and will spend an afternoon at one of Sonoma County’s most sought-after day spas, where they can enjoy pampering massages and luxurious treatments. 

Immersive Plant-Based Cooking School

Thoughtfully designed for those interested in developing competence in plant-based cooking, the Immersive Plant-Based Cooking School allows guests to work with NewTree Ranch’s onsite farming team to learn about growing, harvesting and cooking with plants over the course of their three- to four-night stay.  By practicing closed loop agriculture, recycling nutrients and organic matter back into the soil they originally grew in, NewTree Ranch preserves the nutrients and carbon levels within its soil and allows farming to be carried out on a sustainable basis.  Guests can then learn to use these harvested plants to create delicious meals through several classes with on-call plant-based chef, Matteo Silverman.  By the end of this retreat, guests will have gained an appreciation for plant-based living and feel confident in their new cooking skills.  


Retreat to Romance Valentine’s Day Package

To round out the winter season with a romantic escape, guests have the opportunity to book the Retreat to Romance Valentine’s Day Package.  Upon arrival, guests will receive champagne and flowers, a private wine tasting tour at one of Sonoma County’s most exclusive wineries via the ranch’s Tesla Model X, a private plant-based cooking class with onsite chef, Matteo Silverman, a candlelit dinner with live music, and an indulgent couples’ massage, all on 120 acres of untouched land in the secluded Pacific Redwood Forest.

NewTree Ranch proves that sustainability and wellness do not have to compromise a luxurious experience.  Discerning travelers step into an alternate world upon entering The Ranch Estate at NewTree Ranch, with accommodations boasting four luxury suites sleeping eight guests more than comfortably.  For guests wishing to enjoy a peaceful night under the stars and embrace the outdoors, NewTree Ranch offers a “glamping” experience, featuring a luxury canvas tent that can sleep up to two guests and is equipped with an outdoor soaking tub, wood-burning stove and lounge chairs.  Serving as the ultimate gathering place for friends, family and associates, The Ranch Estate features a fully stocked professional kitchen and a wraparound terrace with stunning views of the encompassing redwoods in the main living area.

New Tree Ranch is located at 3600 Wallace Creek Road and is accepting reservations for winter retreats now.  For more information on the range of experiences and to book a reservation, please visit, email or call (707) 433-9643.   

Meet The Kinney SLO, a bold, new San Luis Obispo hotel

Looking for a fun weekend escape to the Central Coast? Orange County-based Pacifica Hotels just opened a brand new boutique hotel in San Luis Obispo. The new Kinney SLO is a 100-room hotel and new social experience brand built to pay homage to its local community, and the hotel’s decor is completely inspired by its collegiate surroundings. Think plaid carpet and collage walls.

It’s also home to Leroy’s—a contemporary gathering spot featuring an innovative menu with dishes like Tri Tip Bahn Mi, IPA Smoked Bacon Mac N Cheese, a Shiitake Basil Turkey Burger, and outfitted with campus throwbacks and old school games.

Leroy’s brings Good Times on Tap with its self-serve beer and wine offering that features a rotating selection of the very best local craft beers and Central Coast vintages for building your own flights and tastings by the ounce. Outdoors, guests will find The Quad for more entertainment like giant Scrabble and Lite Brite, or laidback lounging fireside, a heated pool and sundeck, and more.

The Kinney’s guest rooms and suites bring an elevated college flair to the forefront from the plaid carpet to the full wall collage of classic California prints to the hoodie-style bathrobes.

Each room is complemented by modern amenities including plush beds, 55” HDTVs, mini refrigerators, Starbucks® coffee makers, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Keeping the campus vibes alive, guests may upgrade to even more space in the Grad Suite, Professor’s Suite, or the ever-spacious Dean’s Suite, each offering separate living areas with the same great amenities.  

The Kinney SLO is just 1 mile from Cal Poly State University, and downtown making it the perfect vantage point for uncovering everything the destination has to offer. Also, within easy reach are all the Central Coast attractions that make San Luis Obispo an unforgettable California getaway: hiking, biking, beaches, shopping, dining, and wine country.

And get this, now through March 31, you can book two consecutive nights at a San Luis Obispo lodging property of your choice, and San Luis Obispo will throw in $100 cash for you to spend as you choose. Cozy up at a warm café or wine bar, make new friends at several local craft breweries, indulge in award-winning cuisine, shop the charming downtown, or catch a live show.

The Kinney SLO is located at 1800 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo. The hotel can be reached by phone at 805.544,8600 or by email at

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