The 258-acre Sonoma wine country retreat introduces a truly immersive offering, which includes private Jet Edge roundtrip flights, accommodations in the premier Guest House, and exclusive stargazing experiences
Montage Healdsburg Debuts The Sky’s the Limit Package
HEALDSBURG, CALIF. (July 29, 2021) – Montage Healdsburg unveils a new exceptional astrotourism package, developed to celebrate its stunning setting within the heart of Sonoma wine country. Designed as an exclusive opportunity for guests to connect with nature and absorb the natural wonders of the night sky, The Sky’s the Limit package* brings together the best of the valley and beyond to include: private roundtrip flights and airport transfers from anywhere in the United States with leading global private aviation company Jet Edge; two nights in the resort’s premier three-bedroom Guest House; a private dinner for up to six people on the Guest House terrace; a private tour of the Robert Ferguson Observatory; and lastly, a personalized two-hour photography session with acclaimed astrophotographer Rachid Dahnoun to create a limited-edition night sky image, including a photo featuring the guests, to take home. Rates start at $95,000 for a two-night stay for up to six (6) guests*.
The guest arrival experience sets the stage for a truly elevated journey with roundtrip flights via Jet Edge, Montage International’s exclusive global partner for private aviation. With the most elite private aviation offerings and industry leading fleet of super-midsize and large cabin aircraft, Jet Edge provides further amenities, premier in-flight experiences, and of course, travelers can expect the highest existing safety standards in private aviation and best-in-class service.
After arriving in luxury, guests are escorted to the Guest House, a transformative 4,600 square foot hideaway perched high on a knoll with sprawling views of Mount St. Helena and the rolling vineyards of Alexander Valley, brimming with natural beauty, expansive outdoor spaces, and minimal light pollution, prime for stargazing. Come evening, Montage Healdsburg’s talented food and beverage team will curate a private dinner featuring exclusive wines and local produce for up to six people on the Guest House terrace overlooking the Mayacamas mountain range.
Beyond the resort experience, guests will also have access to a private tour of the Robert Ferguson Observatory in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park in nearby Santa Rosa. The Robert Ferguson Observatory is Northern California’s most active public observatory and the largest observatory in the western United States completely dedicated to public viewing and education. The dark night sky of Sugarloaf Ridge makes it an ideal location for stargazing, surrounded by a protective ring of hills, decreasing the light pollution from nearby cities. This astronomy observatory houses several telescopes, including a 40” reflector telescope (the largest telescope accessible to the public in Northern California) and a two-meter long refractor telescope with an 8-inch front lens, ideal for viewing planets, stars, and galaxies light years away.
Lastly, guests will enjoy a personalized two-hour photography session with acclaimed astrophotographer Rachid Dahnoun to create a limited-edition night sky image, including a photo featuring the guests, to take home to encapsulate the experience. Both a photographer and director, Dahnoun is an award-winning visual storyteller whose images earned him a coveted spot on the Nikon 100 List composed of the world’s top 100 rising photographic stars. Nighttime photography is one of Dahnoun’s specialties (the cover of National Geographic’s Night Sky of North America features one of his spectacular Milky Way shots) and his work has appeared in hundreds of publications, spanning National Geographic, Forbes and Outside.
*Subject to availability. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Additional restrictions may apply. Flight pricing varies based on getaway and time of week.
About Montage Healdsburg
Montage Healdsburg is located on 258-acres in the heart of California’s world-renowned Sonoma wine country and is the first Montage property in Northern California. Built within the constraints of the natural landscape, the transformative hideaway offers 130 bungalow-style rooms and 40 privately Montage Residences settled among oak trees and vine-covered hills with a contemporary aesthetic. The resort features four dining outlets including signature restaurant, Hazel Hill; an 11,500-sq. ft. Spa Montage with zero-edge pool overlooking the resort’s own 15.5 acres of vineyards; and Montage’s signature, immersive children’s program, Paintbox. For more information, follow @montagehealdsburg or visit www.montage.com/healdsburg.
About Montage International
Montage International, the ultra-luxury hospitality management company founded by Alan J. Fuerstman, features a distinctive collection of hospitality brands. Montage International encompasses the ultra-luxury brand Montage Hotels & Resorts, the new luxury hospitality brand Pendry Hotels & Resorts, Montage Residences, Pendry Residences and the management of some of the country’s premiere golf courses and clubs. Founded in 2002, Montage Hotels & Resorts is an artistic collection of distinctive hotels, resorts and residences including: Montage Laguna Beach, Montage Deer Valley, Montage Kapalua Bay, Montage Palmetto Bluff, Montage Los Cabos and Montage Healdsburg. Opening in 2021 is Montage Big Sky, opening in 2022 is Montage La Quinta and opening in 2023 is Montage Cay. Pendry Hotels & Resorts, founded in 2014, is a collection of new luxury hotels for today’s cultured world traveler located in taste making destinations including Pendry San Diego and Sagamore Pendry Baltimore. Opening in 2021 is Pendry West Hollywood, Pendry Manhattan West, Pendry Park City, and Pendry Chicago. Opening in 2022 is Pendry La Quinta, Pendry Natirar, and Pendry Washington D.C. – The Wharf. Montage International also manages and operates Spanish Peaks Mountain Club in Big Sky, Montana and The May River Golf Club in Bluffton, South Carolina. For more information, please visit www.montage.com.
About Jet Edge International
Jet Edge International is a leader in full-service global private aviation. As an integrated large cabin and super-midsize management operator and maintenance provider, Jet Edge services aircraft owners and charter flyers with a world-class operational platform and extends individual clients and corporations 365-day-a-year access to one of the most diverse and luxurious aircraft fleets in the world. Backed by unparalleled award-winning safety programs and overseen by a leadership team with wide-ranging experience in commercial and private aviation operations and management, Jet Edge delivers excellence in aircraft management, charter management, on-demand charter, aircraft sales, and maintenance. More information can be found at www.flyjetedge.com.