Two luxury bus tours will be offered to the 11th annual Lavender Festival at Highland Springs Resort on June 13 or June 20 in Beaumont.
Tallgrass Trading Company, Hiking, Van and Bus Tours will provide round trip narrated tours leaving promptly at 10 a.m. from the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 72-559 Highway 111. Enter parking lot from Painter’s Path at El Paseo (west end) and park in the west section by the chamber building. Bus boards at 9:45 a.m.
Cost for the trip is $55 per person and includes admission to the Lavender Festival and professionally narrated tour from the desert to Highland Springs in Beaumont, covering the fascinating history and geography of the area by longtime desert area tour guide Nancy Cohee.
All tour bus guests must be able to walk unassisted, and guests are asked to wear walking attire, bring hats, and sunscreen.
At the Lavender Festival will be live classical music, guided tours of the Highland Springs historic grounds on horse-drawn hayrides, an organic marketplace, and lavender-inspired cuisine from lemonade and ice cream to lavender lattes and much more, all amid fields of fragrant lavender and under cool shade trees. Onsite activities, food, and beverages are additional cost.
Bus departs from Highland Springs Resort at 1:30 p.m. and returns to the Palm Desert Chamber parking lot at approximately 2:15 p.m.
Advance paid reservations are required by calling 760-219-3000 or 760-568-4422. Checks or credit cards are accepted. Checks must be made payable to Tallgrass Trading Co., 45300 Portola Ave, Box # 1514, Palm Desert, 92261.
Lavender Festival, June 13 and June 20, Highland Springs Resort, 10600 Highland Springs Ave., Cherry Valley, CA, 760-219-3000; website: http://www.hsresort.com/events_upcoming.php