arthisto February 8th, 2012
Spring is waterfall season in Yosemite, when the snowmelt comes rushing over rock walls and races 3,000 feet straight down in a powerful ribbon to crash on the rocks below. Juxtaposed against the power and strength of water is the delicate wildflower season, a gorgeous time to be in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
AHA’s Gold Rush, Wines, and Yosemite, April 19 – 26, 2012, is a great 8-day getaway—from San Francisco to Carmel-by-the-Sea, with Yosemite as the ”jewel in the crown.” However, we are offering our guests the choice of an abbreviated version as well. For those who just can’t get away for a full 8 days but long to get up into the hills and stay in Yosemite, AHA is offering a 5-day, 4-night version. This “Sierra” version, April 19 – 23, 2012, will begin in San Francisco, followed by 2 days in Sonora, including a massage and facial, Murphy’s wine tasting, and, of course, Yosemite and the Ahwahnee.
I love this area, know it quite well, and enjoy sharing it. The links will take you to details and pricing.
Days 1 – 5: (Sierra) We will begin this trip at sea level in San Francisco, with all its culture and color, and then meander on to spend two days in the heart of the Gold Rush area in Sonora. While here, our guests will enjoy a European body massage and facial by leading professionals in the area. We will then go wine tasting in the adorable little town of Murphys, and finally make our way into Yosemite National Park, arguably one of the most beautiful places on earth. After checking in to the historic and very majestic Ahwahnee Hotel, we will explore the park and picnic along the way, just soaking in Yosemite.
Days 6 and 7: We will come full circle as the final two days of this itinerary find us back on the California coast in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea. Quaint as can be, with its storybook architecture, we will wander the streets, share some delicious meals, the fresh salt air, and prepare to return to life.
To sign up for Gold Rush, Wines, and Yosemite or Sierra, click here.