Activities

Adventure Starts Here

To make reservations or sign up in advance for any of the following activities contact the activities department at (650) 879-7312 or at oallan@costanoa.com. 72 HR cancellation policy applies to all activities. Scheduled Activities are subject to change at the discretion of the Activities Department. Please see the most updated schedule upon check-in.



September

Guided Bird watching Hike with Scott Smithson

Live Music with the Apple City Slough Band
Saturday September 30th, 5-8pm

October

Trail Camera Footage of Local Wildlife presentation by Katharina Pierini
Saturday October 7th at 8pm
Take a candid look into lives of Foxes, Mountain Lions, Bobcats and more via footage taken with a motion sensor trail Camera. Katarina will show recent footage of our wild neighbors hiding in plain sight and offer suggestions on how to set up trail cameras on your own property. Presentation is complimentary and open to all Costanoa guests.

Complimentary Yoga Class with Kathryn Keller
Sunday October 8th at 10am
The perfect way to start the day.  Register upon arrival for this one hour class with Kathryn Keller.  $20 per non guest participant.

Halloween Arts and Crafts Workshop
Sunday October 14th, 1-3pm                                                                              
Open to ages 6-12, $25 per participant

Live Music with the Apple City Slough Band
Saturday October 14th, 5-8pm

Guided Bird watching Hike with Scott Smithson
Saturday October 21st at 9am
Explore nearby Foothills, Creeks and Streams on a guided hour of Ornithological exploration.  Sign-Up upon check-in to reserve your spot.  Open to all ages, children must be accompanied.

Halloween Arts and Crafts Workshop
Sunday October 21st, 1-3pm                                                                              
Open to ages 6-12, $25 per participant

Live Music at the Pine Tent with Whisky West
Saturday October 21st, 4-7pm
Enjoy 100% organic free range coastal groove at the Pine Tent with Whisky West.

Trail Camera Footage of Local Wildlife presentation by Katharina Pierini
Saturday October 21st at 8pm
Take a candid look into lives of Foxes, Mountain Lions, Bobcats and more via footage taken with a motion sensor trail Camera. Katarina will show recent footage of our wild neighbors hiding in plain sight and offer suggestions on how to set up trail cameras on your own property. Presentation is complimentary and open to all Costanoa guests.

Complimentary Yoga Class with Kathryn Keller
Sunday October 22nd at 10am
The perfect way to start the day.  Register upon arrival for this one hour class with Kathryn Keller.  $20 per non guest participant.

Climbing Wall on Pine Lawn with Mobile Climb
Saturday October 28th, 3-6pm
Gravity defying fun for all ages. $12 per participant Cash only.  No reservations necessary.

Pumpkin Carving Halloween Arts and Crafts Workshop
Saturday October 28th, 1-3pm                                                                             
Open to ages 6-12, $25 per participant.

Live Falconry Presentation with Kenny Elvin
Sunday October 29th, 10am
Outdoor flight presentation and ornithological history with local Falconer Kenny Elvin. Several live specimens will be displayed up close and personal. Bring your sense of curiosity and questions. Rain Cancels Event. Event is complimentary to all registered Costanoa guests.

November

Trail Camera Footage of Local Wildlife presentation by Katharina Pierini
Saturday November 4th at 8pm
Take a candid look into lives of Foxes, Mountain Lions, Bobcats and more via footage taken with a motion sensor trail Camera. Katarina will show recent footage of our wild neighbors hiding in plain sight and offer suggestions on how to set up trail cameras on your own property. Presentation is complimentary and open to all Costanoa guests.

Live Falconry Presentation with Kenny Elvin
Sunday November 5th, 10am
Outdoor flight presentation and ornithological history with local Falconer Kenny Elvin. Several live specimens will be displayed up close and personal. Bring your sense of curiosity and questions. Rain Cancels Event. Event is complimentary to all registered Costanoa guests.

Complimentary Yoga Class with Kathryn Keller
Sunday November 5th at 10am
The perfect way to start the day.  Register upon arrival for this one hour class with Kathryn Keller.  $20 per non guest participant.

Guided Bird watching Hike with Scott Smithson
Saturday November 11th at 9am
Explore nearby Foothills, Creeks and Streams on a guided hour of Ornithological exploration.  Sign-Up upon check-in to reserve your spot.  Open to all ages, children must be accompanied.

Trail Camera Footage of Local Wildlife presentation by Katharina Pierini
Saturday November 18th at 8pm
Take a candid look into lives of Foxes, Mountain Lions, Bobcats and more via footage taken with a motion sensor trail Camera. Katarina will show recent footage of our wild neighbors hiding in plain sight and offer suggestions on how to set up trail cameras on your own property. Presentation is complimentary and open to all Costanoa guests.

Complimentary Yoga Class with Kathryn Keller
Sunday November 19th at 10am
The perfect way to start the day.  Register upon arrival for this one hour class with Kathryn Keller.  $20 per non guest participant.

Complimentary Yoga Class with Kathryn Keller
Friday November 24th at 10am
The perfect way to start the day.  Register upon arrival for this one hour class with Kathryn Keller.  $20 per non guest participant.

Guided Mushroom Identification Hike                                                            
Sunday November 26th, 1-3pm                                                                 
Mushrooms are fascinating, tasty and sometimes deadly.  Learn about the life cycle and ecological importance of our fungi friends. Join Phillip Carpenter and explore nearby Foothills, Creeks and Streams on a guided hour of Mycological exploration.  Please sign-up at check-in to reserve your spot.  Open to ages 12 and up, Children must be accompanied.

December

Holiday Wreath Workshop with Katharina Pierini
Saturday December 2nd, 1-3pm                                                                         
Experiment with clippings of local flora to make your personalized Holiday Wreaths. $25 per person. Open to ages 12 and up.

Trail Camera Footage of Local Wildlife presentation by Katharina Pierini
Saturday December 2nd at 8pm
Take a candid look into lives of Foxes, Mountain Lions, Bobcats and more via footage taken with a motion sensor trail Camera. Katarina will show recent footage of our wild neighbors hiding in plain sight and offer suggestions on how to set up trail cameras on your own property. Presentation is complimentary and open to all Costanoa guests.

Complimentary Yoga Class with Kathryn Keller
Sunday December 3rd at 10am
The perfect way to start the day.  Register upon arrival for this one hour class with Kathryn Keller.  $20 per non guest participant.

Live Falconry Presentation with Kenny Elvin
Sunday December 3rd, 10am
Outdoor flight presentation and ornithological history with local Falconer Kenny Elvin. Several live specimens will be displayed up close and personal. Bring your sense of curiosity and questions. Rain Cancels Event. Event is complimentary to all registered Costanoa guests.

Holiday Wreath Workshop with Katharina Pierini
Saturday December 9th, 1-3pm                                                                         
Experiment with clippings of local flora to make your personalized Holiday Wreaths. $25 per person. Open to ages 12 and up.

Guided Mushroom Identification Hike                                                            
Sunday December 10th, 1-3pm                                                                 
Mushrooms are fascinating, tasty and sometimes deadly.  Learn about the life cycle and ecological importance of our fungi friends. Join Phillip Carpenter and explore nearby Foothills, Creeks and Streams on a guided hour of Mycological exploration.  Please sign-up at check-in to reserve your spot.  Open to ages 12 and up, Children must be accompanied.

Holiday Wreath Workshop with Katharina Pierini
Saturday December 16th, 1-3pm                                                                         
Experiment with clippings of local flora to make your personalized Holiday Wreaths. $25 per person. Open to ages 12 and up.

Trail Camera Footage of Local Wildlife presentation by Katharina Pierini
Saturday December 16th at 8pm
Take a candid look into lives of Foxes, Mountain Lions, Bobcats and more via footage taken with a motion sensor trail Camera. Katarina will show recent footage of our wild neighbors hiding in plain sight and offer suggestions on how to set up trail cameras on your own property. Presentation is complimentary and open to all Costanoa guests.

Guided Bird watching Hike with Scott Smithson
Saturday December 16th, 9am
Explore nearby Foothills, Creeks and Streams on a guided hour of Ornithological exploration.  Sign-Up upon check-in to reserve your spot.  Open to all ages, children must be accompanied.

Complimentary Yoga Class with Kathryn Keller
Sunday December 17th, 10am
The perfect way to start the day.  Register upon arrival for this one hour class with Kathryn Keller.  $20 per non guest participant.

Trail Camera Footage of Local Wildlife presentation by Katharina Pierini
Saturday December 30th at 8pm
Take a candid look into lives of Foxes, Mountain Lions, Bobcats and more via footage taken with a motion sensor trail Camera. Katarina will show recent footage of our wild neighbors hiding in plain sight and offer suggestions on how to set up trail cameras on your own property. Presentation is complimentary and open to all Costanoa guests.

New Years After Party with DJ Now!!
Saturday December 31st, 10:30pm-1am
Exclusive DJ Dance Party for Costanoa Guests and New Year’s Dinner patrons. Get your groove on with Santa Cruz' DJ Now and dance into 2018. Open to all Costanoa Guests of age 21 and older only. Call x 7314 to make your dinner reservations as seating is limited.  Tickets to the Dance Party are included with any New Year’s Dinner reservation.  A limited number of tickets will be available for the Party at the door for purchase for $25 per person.

January

Complimentary Yoga Class with Kathryn Keller
Monday January 1st at 10am
The perfect way to start the day.  Register upon arrival for this one hour class with Kathryn Keller.  $20 per non guest participant.

Trail Camera Footage of Local Wildlife presentation by Katharina Pierini
Saturday January 13th at 8pm
Take a candid look into lives of Foxes, Mountain Lions, Bobcats and more via footage taken with a motion sensor trail Camera. Katarina will show recent footage of our wild neighbors hiding in plain sight and offer suggestions on how to set up trail cameras on your own property. Presentation is complimentary and open to all Costanoa guests.

Guided Bird watching Hike with Scott Smithson
Saturday January 20th at 9am
Explore nearby Foothills, Creeks and Streams on a guided hour of Ornithological exploration.  Sign-Up upon check-in to reserve your spot.  Open to all ages, children must be accompanied.

Trail Camera Footage of Local Wildlife presentation by Katharina Pierini
Saturday January 27th at 8pm
Take a candid look into lives of Foxes, Mountain Lions, Bobcats and more via footage taken with a motion sensor trail Camera. Katarina will show recent footage of our wild neighbors hiding in plain sight and offer suggestions on how to set up trail cameras on your own property. Presentation is complimentary and open to all Costanoa guests.

Guided Mushroom Identification Hike                                                            
Sunday January 28th, 10am-12 noon                                                      
Mushrooms are fascinating, tasty and sometimes deadly.  Learn about the life cycle and ecological importance of our fungi friends. Join Phillip Carpenter and explore nearby Foothills, Creeks and Streams on a guided hour of Mycological exploration.  Please sign-up at check-in to reserve your spot.  Open to ages 12 and up, Children must be accompanied.

February

Guided Mushroom Identification Hike                                                            
Saturday February 3rd, 10am-12 noon                                                      
Mushrooms are fascinating, tasty and sometimes deadly.  Learn about the life cycle and ecological importance of our fungi friends. Join Phillip Carpenter and explore nearby Foothills, Creeks and Streams on a guided hour of Mycological exploration.  Please sign-up at check-in to reserve your spot.  Open to ages 12 and up, Children must be accompanied.

Trail Camera Footage of Local Wildlife presentation by Katharina Pierini
Saturday February 3rd at 8pm
Take a candid look into lives of Foxes, Mountain Lions, Bobcats and more via footage taken with a motion sensor trail Camera. Katarina will show recent footage of our wild neighbors hiding in plain sight and offer suggestions on how to set up trail cameras on your own property. Presentation is complimentary and open to all Costanoa guests.

Live Falconry Presentation with Kenny Elvin
Sunday February 4th, 10am
Outdoor flight presentation and ornithological history with local Falconer Kenny Elvin. Several live specimens will be displayed up close and personal. Bring your sense of curiosity and questions. Rain Cancels Event. Event is complimentary to all registered Costanoa guests.

Trail Camera Footage of Local Wildlife presentation by Katharina Pierini
Saturday February 10th at 8pm
Take a candid look into lives of Foxes, Mountain Lions, Bobcats and more via footage taken with a motion sensor trail Camera. Katarina will show recent footage of our wild neighbors hiding in plain sight and offer suggestions on how to set up trail cameras on your own property. Presentation is complimentary and open to all Costanoa guests.

Complimentary Yoga Class with Gabriel Benjamin
Sunday February 11th at 10am
The perfect way to start the day.  Register upon arrival for this one hour class with Gabriel Benjamin.  $20 per non guest participant.

Trail Camera Footage of Local Wildlife presentation by Katharina Pierini
Saturday February 17th at 8pm
Take a candid look into lives of Foxes, Mountain Lions, Bobcats and more via footage taken with a motion sensor trail Camera. Katarina will show recent footage of our wild neighbors hiding in plain sight and offer suggestions on how to set up trail cameras on your own property. Presentation is complimentary and open to all Costanoa guests.

Complimentary Yoga Class with Gabriel Benjamin
Sunday February 18th at 10am
The perfect way to start the day.  Register upon arrival for this one hour class with Gabriel Benjamin.  $20 per non guest participant.

Guided Bird watching Hike with Scott Smithson
Saturday February 24th at 9am
Explore nearby Foothills, Creeks and Streams on a guided hour of Ornithological exploration.  Sign-Up upon check-in to reserve your spot.  Open to all ages, children must be accompanied.

Complimentary Yoga Class with Gabriel Benjamin
Sunday February 25th at 10am
The perfect way to start the day.  Register upon arrival for this one hour class with Gabriel Benjamin.  $20 per non guest participant.

All Scheduled Events are subject to Change, Please see the most updated schedule upon Check-In.
Advance Reservations are required for all Kids Camp Programs, Horseback Riding and Spa Services. 
72 Cancellation policy strictly enforced for all Activities and Services.

For Reservations and additional information on any of these activities, please contact:
J. Oscar Allan
Activities and Spa Manager
Costanoa Lodge & Camp
2001 Rossi Road
Pescadero CA, 94060
650-879-7312

Highlights at Nearby State Parks

Año Nuevo State Park – Elephant Seals!
The Park offers naturalist-guided walks between December 15 and March 31, which feature the seals in their natural habitat. To view the seals during this period, you must be on a Guided Walk. These popular three-mile walks, over rolling sand dunes, last about two and a half hours and are considered moderately strenuous. They operate daily from early morning to mid-afternoon rain or shine. Reservations can be made starting October 20 up to 56 days in advance, and must be made at least one day in advance. ReserveAmerica handles all reservations either by phone (800) 444-4445 or online (anonuevo.reserveamerica.com). Any unreserved tickets, no-shows or other available spots are sold directly at the park daily on a first-come first-served basis, starting at 8:30am. If you are unable to get reservations ahead of time, your best bet is to arrive at the park at 8:30am and put yourself or your group on a waitlist. If you arrive anytime after 1pm without a reservation your chances of getting on a tour are pretty low. Tickets cost $7 per person over 3years, parking rates $10 per car. Año Nuevo is about 3 miles Sou of Costanoa on Highway 1.

Natural Bridges State Park-Tours of the Monarch Grove!
October through January Saturdays & Sundays at 11:00 & 2:00
Join a Docent Naturalist for a tour of the state designated monarch butterfly preserve at Natural Bridges State Beach.  Monarch butterflies are returning this fall to their winter home along our coast.  Learn the story of this beautiful creature and its fascinating seasonal migration. Public tours are offered on weekends and no reservations are necessary, or you may call 423-4609 to arrange a tour for a group of 10 or more.  Fall walks begin October 21 and continue through January.  Monarch numbers vary; usually the highest numbers are visible in November/December.  Meet at the Visitor Center for the hour-long program.  The walk is wheelchair accessible. Natural Bridges is 25 miles Sou of Costanoa off of Highway 1 .

Wilder Ranch Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours
Weekends from 11:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
Tour of the ranch houses at 1:00p.m.

Visit an early day dairy ranch and step back in time to the late 1800’s at Wilder Ranch State Park. Weekends at 1:00p.m., join the 1-hour tour of the 1897 Victorian home, 1896 water-powered machine shop, and other historic buildings. You can also play Victorian games or bring a picnic to enjoy on the front lawn, visit the farm animals and see what activities are taking place on the ranch this weekend; You may learn about hand quilting, watch blacksmithing, or learn about other innovative early-day ranch operations. Call (831) 426-0505 for all activities and dates.
Wilder Ranch is 22 miles Sou of Costanoa off of Highway 1.

All Scheduled Events are subject to Change, Please see the most updated schedule upon Check-In
Advance Reservations are required for all Kids Camp Programs, Horseback Riding and Spa Services. 
72 Cancellation policy strictly enforced for all Activities and Services.

For Reservations and additional information on any of these activities, please contact:
J. Oscar Allan
Activities and Spa Manager
Costanoa Lodge & Camp
2001 Rossi Road
Pescadero CA, 94060
650-879-7312

State Park Events at Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center

Rancho Del Oso Nature Center is located 7 miles south of Costanoa on the left hand side just past Waddell Creek Bridge
Open Weekends Noon to 4 pm.  Call (831) 427-2288.

Wildflower and Nature Hike of Waddell Valley

  • Friday, October 13th at 10am
    Friday, November 10th at 10am
    Friday, December 8th at 10am

    Join docent botanist Bryce Stauble and learn to identify many of Waddell Valley’s plants within Rancho del Oso’s seven diverse habitats. Observe the monthly change of the ecosystems. Each walk is unique as blooming flowers and pollinators are constantly in flux! This walk takes a leisurely pace that is great for learning the native habitat we are experiencing. Bring lunch, questions and curiosity!

Snake Park Saturday

  • Saturday, October 14th at 2pm
    Why are snakes important to us? How do they see, smell, taste, hear? What and how do they eat? What does a snake feel like? Come to the Rancho del Oso Ranger Station to learn about the fascinating world of snakes. Several snakes will be on display and native reptile adaptations will be discussed in the beautiful backdrop of Waddell Valley!
    Ranger Station is located ¼ mile inland from the yellow gate across from Waddell Beach parking lot.

Nature Wander

  • Sunday, October 8th at 1pm
    Sunday, November 12th at 1pm
    Sunday, December 10th at 1pm

    Find out what’s growing and blooming right now in the Waddell Valley on this approximately 1 mile, 1.5 hour guided walk with docent naturalist Ann Garside. She will share information about the plants of Rancho del Oso as the group walks from coastal scrub through one of the last native stands of Monterey Pine left in the world.  Hike starts at the Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center.

Birding for Beginners in Waddell Valley

  • Saturday, October 14th at 8am
    Saturday, November 11th at 8am
    Saturday, December 9th at 8am

    Interpreter Jeremy Lin will lead an approximate two-mile hike to observe and enjoy morning wildlife at Rancho del Oso. We will take our time and explore the beautiful coastal valley. No previous experience necessary. It is helpful to bring binoculars, bird guides and a readiness for patient observation as we witness wildlife awakening on a crisp Waddell Valley morning. We will meet at the deck in front of the Nature Center.

When Species Collide

Saturday, October 21st at 10am
Saturday, November 18th at 10am
Saturday, December 16th at 10am

How did Rancho del Oso become the park it is today? Who are the plants and animals that live here? Why are they here? How did humans influence the natural history of the Waddell Valley?
Join Rancho del Oso docent Ken Koll for a hike on the beautiful Skyline to Sea Bypass Trail. Along the way we will pass through the varied habitats of the Waddell Valley and explore topics like natives vs. non-native, invasives, and adaptations.
The hike will begin at 10:00 at the Rancho del Oso entrance gate (yellow gate on the inland side of highway one, across from Waddell Beach parking lot) The hike will be approximately 4 miles. Bring water, snacks if you wish, and wear sturdy footwear. Don’t forget your curiosity and inner-naturalist. It will be a great day.

For more information regarding events at Rancho Del Oso please contact :
Jeremy Lin
Program Coordinator
Rancho del Oso - Big Basin Redwoods State Park
(831) 427-2288 
www.ranchodeloso.org


oallan@costanoa.com