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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 15 total, 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners

We are unable to offer meal options outside of our standard menu on this program.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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St. Nicholas Ranch: Dunlap, CA, 5 nights
Type: Conference Center

Description: ABOUT ST. NICHOLAS RANCH: "The Ranch" as the locals call it, is a conference and retreat center located in Dunlap, California, 40 miles east of Fresno in the foothills leading up to Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park. Rolling hills, ancient oaks, an apple orchard and an olive grove provide gorgeous natural surroundings. Nestled on 230 acres of what was once a working horse ranch, our lodges, meeting spaces, and recreational facilities provide for very comfortable accommodations surrounded by rugged landscape. Both the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are only 30 minutes away from our facility, making it possible to visit both in one day! A breathtaking Byzantine-style monastery over looks our facility. Hiking trails and a swimming pool are also available. All rooms come with a private bath, individual air-conditioning and heating. All the lodge rooms, dining, and classrooms are located together on level ground. All meals are included in the registration fee. VISIT OUR WEBISITE: www.stnicholasranch.org.

Contact info:
38526 Dunlap Road
PO Box 400
Dunlap, CA 93621 USA
phone: 559-338-2103
web: www.stnicholasranch.org

Room amenities: Individual air conditioning and heating. Linens and towels provided for each guest. Smoking is not allowed in guest rooms.

Facility amenities: Trails for hiking, swimming pool, library & gift shop.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $65.00-$100.00
Contact St. Nicholas Ranch 559-338-2103

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Additional nights after: $65.00-$100.00
Contact St. Nicholas Ranch 559-338-2103

Check out time: 1:00 PM

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