Bently Heritage Estate Distillery

the Carlito still

Now open to the public! The Bently Heritage Estate Distillery, located in Minden, Nevada, is a short drive from our Tahoe resorts. The mill, over 100 years old and once the largest in the area, has been beautifully restored and modernized. Bently Ranch, located nearby, sustainably grows and harvests all of the grains used in production (and the barley is malted in-house, too).

Gin and vodka are currently offered, with whiskey coming as soon as it can be aged! Take a tour of the mill and creamery, and finish with a tasting of premium spirits while over-looking the single malt whiskey production area.

Have you visited the Bently Heritage Estate Distillery? Let us know what you think!

stairs in the tasting room


Spring Adventures Around Bandera

Winter may be keeping many of us chilly, but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream of warmer days to come! Here are a few perfect springtime adventures around the Texas Hill Country:

  • San Antonio Zoo: Open year-round, the San Antonio Zoo has 750 species of animals on 56 acres!
  • Brackenridge Park Conservancy: Also located in San Antonio, the Brackenridge Park Conservancy offers historical sites, biking, hiking, bird watching and eateries, as well as the beautiful Japanese Tea Garden and Botanical Gardens.
  • The Saga at the San Fernando Cathedral Church: This video art installation takes place on the facade of the oldest operating sanctuary in North America, in the heart of historic San Antonio. The 7,000 square foot projection, with custom choreographed music in surround sound, narrates the historical discovery, settlement and development of San Antonio.
  • Fredericksburg Pie Company: Come early for the freshly made pies (once they sell out, they close for the day!), then explore handmade quilts, vintage books and other treasures.
  • Old German Bakery and Restaurant: Also located in Fredericksburg, this family-owned and operated bakery serves breakfast, lunch and fresh bread!
  • Wildflower Ridge Alpaca Ranch: Just a few miles from Fredericksburg, here you can learn all about the care and ownership of alpacas (and even purchase one to take one home!).
  • Wildseed Farms: This is the nation’s largest working wildflower farm, with over 200 acres in Fredericksburg alone. There is no charge for admission or for use of the beautiful walking trails. They also offer vineyards and a tasting room.

What are your favorite places to explore in the Texas Hill Country?

Refer a Friend!

Calling all members! We’re still offering our popular refer-a-friend program: refer your friends and family to us and, when they buy a membership, you’ll receive a FREE bonus week AND a free direct exchange or world bank! Travel where you want, when you want, and help your loved ones do the same.

For more information about our referral program, or about purchasing a membership, contact our Membership Development Director here.

Daytona Bike Week!

Daytona Beach Shores

It’s almost here: Bike Week in Daytona! Between March 8th and 17th, there are lots of events happening around town, celebrating the 78th year of Bike Week, the largest motorcycle event in the world. Here are a few resources if you’ll be visiting during this time:

Happy travels!