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Patty-jeff MT

The two decades prior to opening up The Cedar House, Jeff and I hosted annual European ski trips for families and friends.   Mountain travel and adventure have always been a big part of our lives, and those journeys became our “why” for creating the Cedar House.

In 2011, we purchased a small adventure company to enhance the offerings for our guests, and over the years, we began hosting as well as designing adventure travel tours for clients of The Cedar House. We have partnered with an array of insightful travel experts and instructors both here in the USA and throughout Western Europe. In short, our partners and instructors are “those in the know” when it comes to creating unsurpassed alpine adventures and retreats. 

 

We are strong believers that when you are able to escape temporarily from the place you spend most, your mind is suddenly made aware of all those wayward ideas we keep suppressed. Outdoor adventure and travel is the tonic of creativity and inspiration. Nature can change cognition, allowing you to see something new in the old. Adventure and travel often shows us values and issues that we might ordinarily neglect, heightening our awareness and reception, but more importantly, it reminds us that our best moments come when we are moving and in places larger than ourselves.

Each year we host two to three trips that will take you away, albeit temporarily, from a world obscured by chatter and routine. Feel the prickles of awe in your fingertips as you journey into the unknown.  Lose your egocentric sense of self as awe brings forth wonderment and curiosity.  Come back refreshed and recharged, with new stories to share and relive.

We look forward to sharing our passion for adventure with you, both here in Tahoe and in some of the world’s most astonishing places.

In the words of John Steinbeck, “ People don’t take trips, trips take people”. Live in the Awe.

Patty Baird & Jeff Baird

Life Long Explorer

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This photo workshop-adventure simply cannot fit into a typical tour category. It’s a combination event; one part artistic self-discovery, one part photographic adventure as you explore both the hidden gems of Venice and the awe-inducing Dolomite mountains. You’ll indulge your senses and awaken your passion for art while photographing the world’s most iconic city and the crown jewel of the European Alps- the Dolomites.

June 12-21st, 2019

The Tour de Monte Rosa is one of the finest long distance walks in the Europe for avid trekkers seeking both a challenging and specular route. We hike through the impressive Pennine Alps bordering Switzerland and Italy, overlooked by 4000m (13,120ft) peaks such as the spectacular Dufourspitze, the iconic Matterhorn, and the jagged Weisshorn. This route includes the notable Europaweg between Grachen and Zermatt, a route considered by many to be the most beautiful 2 day hike in the Alps. Join Jeff and Patty Baird as we walk in the footsteps of Leonardo Da Vinci, who studied this imposing massif in the late 15th century.

August 1st – August 11th, 2019