CMLC's Trip-Of-Your-Choice RAFFLE

The Choice is Yours!

Buy a Raffle Ticket, Win an Once-in-a-LifetimeTrip, and Support CMLC!

Raffle tickets are $100 each, and only 150 will be sold. 

Drawing will be held August 27th, 2016 at CMLC's Conservation Celebration.  You need not be present to win.

LIMITED RAFFLE TICKET AVAILABILITY! Please call Jenn at 828-697-5777 ext. 209 to check availability and to purchase raffle tickets. Online sales of raffle tickets has ended, but we may have a few tickets left in house. Don't miss your last chance to win the trip of a lifetime. 

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Winner chooses from one of the following options:

1) COSTA RICA: An 8 day/7 night stay in Costa Rica for Two (transfers and breakfast included).  Arrive in San Jose and drive up the mountains to Chayote Lodge where for 3 nights you will be treated to a unique blend of authentic Costa Rican lifestyle and culture.  You will stay in one of the Lodge’s spacious bungalows, featuring a private terrace with breathtaking views.  View the morning sunrise over the Irazu Volcano and let the natural light fill your suite and awaken you into a world of peace and beauty.  While here, chose two from four different day activities which include lunch. Options are hiking to Toto Waterfall, a visit to Zarcero and Bajos del Toro where gardens and flowers abound, a visit to Naranjo, home of Costa Rica’s best coffee plantations, or a cooking lesson in authentic Costa Rican cuisine.  Then you will be transported to the Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort for the next 4 nights.  You will be treated to a stay in the elegant Rainforest Suite where indoor luxury blends with outdoor enchantment, including a terrace overlooking the native tropical landscape.  Room also includes a Jacuzzi and a spectacular view of the rainforest.  The four elements of nature are present in this unique Arenal Volcano luxury hotel and resort, featuring the heat of the volcano, the flowing waters of the hot springs, the pure air of the rainforest and the fertile earth of the Fortuna de San Carlos Region.  You will be offered a variety of optional activities, some of which will require an additional fee.  Examples include:  A Private Rainforest Tour and Hike; Canopy Adventure and Tarzan Swing; Horseback Riding; ATV and Canopy Tour; Arenal Volcano Tour/Hike;  Biking Tour; Bird Watching;  Waterfall Hike; Kayaking and Canoeing; Paddle Boarding; Sport Fishing; Safari Floats; White Water Rafting; and more!  Blackout dates:  Dec. 17, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017; Feb. 11-18, 2017; April 8 -16, 2017; and overall subject to availability.

2) SANTA FE: A 5 day/4 night stay for Two at the Award-winning Four Seasons Rancho Encantando Resort in Santa Fe, New Mexico (upgrade available at time of check in, subject to availability; breakfast included and additional $100 credit toward food and beverage).  Subject to availability. Enjoy the luxury of your Patio Casita which includes an indoor wood-burning fireplace and a private terrace with stunning views.  Terra, the resort’s 4-Diamond rated restaurant, features regional cuisine.  Fitness and Pool facilities are on site. The Spa, also on site, includes massages, manicures, facials, and traditional Eastern medicine.  This property is serene, relaxing and located at the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains with many resort amenities.  Adventure awaits at the resort where a dynamic blending of three cultures—Native American, Spanish and Anglo—creates a diverse and vibrant local flavor.  Activities include hiking, horseback riding, skiing, white water rafting, fly fishing, mountain biking, hot air ballooning, experiencing the work of local artisans, visiting historic attractions, and more!   If you would like to extend your trip while visiting the wonderful destination of Santa Fe, Tamsin (our almost resident travel designer!) can help you plan your trip to include surrounding locales--perhaps a visit to Taos and the Indian Pueblo or branching out to national parks in the vicinity.  You are within very manageable travelling distance of the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Canyon de Chelly, and more!


3) TRIP OF YOUR CHOICE: Customize the trip of your choice with travel expert Tamsin Allpress of Tamsin & Cooke, LLC. Our 2014 trip raffle winner decided to use the raffle prize to fulfill a lifelong dream to take his family to Scotland.  He told Tamsin that without this prize, he may never have been able to do it.  “I can’t tell you how grateful we are for all your help and how excited we are about making the trip.”

Just imagine the possibilities! You could visit Timbuktu in West Africa, riding a camel along the Sahara Desert, or you could walk the streets enjoying the unique cuisine of the Philippines, a chain of Southeast Asian islands in the Western Pacific. Have you ever wanted to visit an ancient castle in heart of Scotland or Ireland? What about scuba diving with sharks, manta rays, and clownfish off the coast of Australia in the Great Barrier Reef? Or, maybe skiing, snowboarding, building snowmen, and drinking hot chocolate are more your style. Whatever vision you have in mind for the perfect vacation, this "Trip of Your Choice" option will suit any desire.

The raffle prize is a $3,000 credit toward the trip of your choice.  Please see terms and conditions below.

You need not be present to win.

Terms and conditions for the Raffle:  The winner must travel within applicable dates for the prize location within a year of the drawing, but if the winner cannot go within that period of time, the package may be given away at the winner’s discretion. Black-out dates and holiday restrictions may apply.  Reselling the winning trip is not permitted.  The winner may choose to receive a credit of $3,000 in lieu of one of the two trips described above to be used with Tamsin & Cooke, LLC for a single trip.  There is no cash value to the prize, whether in part or whole value.  Some additional costs could apply, including taxes, and will be the responsibility of the winner.  The winner may add to the package and customize the trip in any way at additional cost.  Fine amenities and preferences will be coordinated only through Tamsin Allpress at Tamsin & Cooke, LLC.  The package does not include travel insurance, and neither CMLC nor Tamsin & Cooke, LLC will be held responsible for any personal damages, claims, thefts, injuries, trip disruptions or disappointments.  We encourage the winner to purchase travel insurance independently. By purchasing a raffle ticket, I hereby acknowledge that I have read the foregoing and confirm my intent to participate in CMLC’s Trip Raffle.  I hereby waive andrelease CMLC, its employees, agents and directors, and Tamsin & Cooke, LLC from any and all claims for damages, liabilities, and losses which accrue to me as a result of my participation.

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