These exciting packages will be auctioned off during our Live Auction on October 22th!
Get ready to raise your bidder numbers!
You don’t want to miss out on these once in a lifetime experiences and incredible items!
TOTAL ECLIPSE IN THE HEART OF TEXAS
On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will reach totality over the U.S. and the Highland Lakes will be the epicenter of this cosmic phenomenon! Candlelight Ranch presents an exclusive opportunity to view this rare natural event away from the crowds, from our 41-acre property on Lake Travis. Imagine, a blazing sun blackened by the path of our moon, stars become visible in day, and a 360-degree sunrise engulfs the horizon. This once in a lifetime experience includes a three-day, two-night campout for up to 20 of your closest friends and family, facilitated climbing adventures on our high and low ropes courses, a professionally led Drumming Circle by Soulshine Rhythm Experience, specialized eclipse viewing sunglasses, and beautifully engraved commemorative wine glasses to enjoy a basket of delicious spirits from our Light a Path beverage sponsors. Also included in this once in a lifetime experience are local meals and snacks provided by Quality Seafood, 2020 Market Scratch Kitchen & Bar, and House of Cheese. This priceless adventure is sure to create lifelong memories and a lasting connection to the cosmos.
WINE, DINE & DANCE ON LAKE TRAVIS
Sip, savor, and enjoy an extravagant dinner party along the shore of Lake Travis for up to 10 guests at the beautiful custom home of Rick and Madelyn Naber, founders of the iconic Flat Creek Winery and dedicated supporters of Candlelight Ranch. This package includes intimate live entertainment by local Marble Falls favorites, the 2$ Bills and the Cryptocurrency Cowboys along with a delectable five course gourmet dinner prepared by the immensely talented chef Alex Grimsley, owner of Chez Vous 512. Go on a journey of perfectly paired wines featuring Texas favorites with exclusive insight into the wines of Flat Creek from the winery founders and hosts of the party. This evening is sure to delight any fine wine and food lover’s taste! Round trip transportation will be provided for your group by Go2Guy Party Bus. Available to the winner and their guests for a date of your choosing between March and April of 2024, 4:30-9pm, Thursdays preferred.
A Luminary Sculpture from SASAMEYER VINTAGE LUMINARIES
Donated by: Stephen C. Meyer, Artist & Sue Ann Meyer
Take a little of Candlelight Ranch home with you! Embracing Nature is a one-of-a-kind, never to be reproduced, composite sculpture that combines various lighting components with artifacts and elements of nature collected from the Candlelight Ranch property. The central theme is nature, particularly the natural beauty of Candlelight Ranch. The inspiration is the love and miracles that happen on the magical property where the Ranch resides. Embracing Nature comes with a custom carrying case, designed for protection during transport, which can double as a display pedestal. There is one certificate of authenticity for the luminary sculpture and a second certificate of authenticity for the elements of the sculpture that were collected from Candlelight Ranch. Don’t miss the opportunity to treasure this majestic work of art.
Experience a private, unique, and “Austintatious” evening for you and up to 50 of your friends. The event venue is the iconic Carousel Lounge, a hidden jewel of Austin’s history since 1963. The main show is a private concert from Austin-original musician and Sun Radio DJ, Suzanna Choffel, who’s smoky soul and indie pop sound has been enjoyed around the world since her first album in 2006.
Before and after the show, relax — or dance — to music provided by another genuine Austin musician, DJ B_Flo (also our DJ for Light A Path). Cocktails will be provided Austin-owned and operated Dulce Vida 100-proof organic Tequila. Established in 1999, Austin’s Pizza will be providing fresh ingredient pizza for your guests.
This package includes:
- Private set by Suzanna Choffel for 1.5 hours
- Private set by DJ B_Flo for 1.5 hours
- Private party at Carousel Lounge for up to 50 people
- Cocktails by Dulce Vida , including bartenders, for 2 – 3 hours
- 20 pizzas from Austin’s Pizza
This will be a spectacular evening of original Austin talent, music, and tequila, at an iconic Austin venue. Austintatious!!!
Featuring GARRISON BROTHERS BOURBON
Donated by: Jack Allen & Dan Garrison
A perpetual crowd favorite, this package is a true culinary pleasure! You and up to 10 of your closet friends will relish the meal of a lifetime prepared by the Chefs at Jack Allen’s and Salt Traders at the beautiful home of Jack and LuAnn Gilmore, owners of Austin staple Jack Allen’s Restaurant and Salt Traders. But it doesn’t stop there! Your evening will feature Garrison Brothers Bourbon cocktails complete with an educational experience from Dan Garrison himself! This package also includes a personal bottling experience at Garrison Brothers distillery in Hye, TX (at a later date). A dream come true for your taste buds, this experience is sure to wow any whiskey or food lover.
A Southwestern Painting from EDDIE BICKERS
Donated by: Eddie Bickers, Artist
This is your opportunity to own an original oil on canvas painting by Eddie Bickers. The Birth of Spring in the Desert highlights the early morning pink hues of sunrise inspiring feelings of renewal, hope, and fresh, early beginnings. As an impressionistic artist, Eddie layers textures and colors to connect with nature in a pure and dramatic way. This truly stunning oil painting sparks joy and connections with the desert southwest and would be a perfect addition to any art connoisseur’s collection.
Donated by: Candlelight Ranch, Monika Orr, & JW Marriott Turnberry Miami
Experience a 3 day, 2 night getaway for 2 guests at the luxurious JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa. This package includes a $200 gift card to award winning Bourbon Steak Miami Restaurant and a $100 Visa gift card for golf and excursions. In the heart of iconic Aventura, Florida, the JW Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa is a tropical oasis surrounded by a three-mile nature walk. Stroll through Mediterranean inspired architecture, marble walkways, and sparkling fountains. Lose yourself within a natural sanctuary, home to over 40 species of tropical birds, botanical fauna, fruit trees and gardens protecting a 100-year-old Banyan tree. Within minutes, you’ll find the sights of South Beach, Miami Beach, the Miami Seaquarium, and Everglades National Park. High-end shopping at Aventura Mall is located directly across the street. Enjoy South Florida’s golfing paradise where you’ll relax and challenge yourself across this stunning, world-renowned course home to LPGA and PGA events. The resort also hosts a world-class water park where you can surf, float along the lazy river or send the kids to play in the kids cove while you bliss out by the Oasis Pool or beneath a luxury cabana. This luxurious get away has something for everyone!