MEDIA RELEASE: In Defense of Animals & Stanford Inn Partner to Give Away a Dream Getaway

MEDIA RELEASE: In Defense of Animals & Stanford Inn Partner to Give Away a Dream Getaway

MENDOCINO, Calif. (February 7, 2022) — Just in time for Valentine’s Day, In Defense of Animals has partnered with the Stanford Inn By the Sea Resort to give one lucky winner the getaway of a lifetime in honor of Activist Appreciation Month.

Overlooking California’s picturesque Mendocino Bay, the Stanford By the Sea Resort, North America’s premier plant-based eco-lodge and retreat center, offers exquisite opportunities to reconnect with one another and nature, enjoy delicious plant-based foods, and welcomes guests’ animal companions to join in on the adventure.

“We celebrate each and every person who takes action to make the world a better place for animals. For Activist Appreciation Month, we are so excited to partner with Stanford Inn By the Sea Resort to give one lucky supporter the getaway of a lifetime!” said Julie Massa, Campaigner and Volunteer Director for In Defense of Animals.  

Guests can take a stroll through the resort’s gorgeous Big River Organic Nursery and Farm, get active on a scenic bike tour, or spend the day canoeing and enjoying the serene surroundings and wildlife along Big River Canyon. Relaxing spa treatments and classes are also available to enjoy. The resort’s award-winning Ravens Restaurant is plant-based dining at its finest, featuring local, organic ingredients that are transformed into mouth-watering works of art. 

The Stanford Inn & Resort has been featured in National Geographic Traveler, won the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2022 for Best for Green Practices & Sustainability, and is named by VegNews as one of the “7 Best Vegan Hotels in America.” 

One Lucky Winner Will Get:

  • Lodging for two adults, including an animal companion (optional), at The Stanford Inn by the Sea Resort in a suite featuring wood burning fireplaces and views over the extensive gardens and farm out to Mendocino Bay.
  • Dinner for two both nights of their stay at Ravens Restaurant, the Stanford Inn’s award-winning plant-based restaurant (alcohol and gratuities are not included).
  • A chance to explore Big River California’s longest undeveloped estuary by canoe or kayak and mountain bike through Big River State Park and along coast backroads.
  • Breakfast at Ravens Restaurant specializing in sustainable, organic gourmet cuisine (alcohol and gratuities are not included).

To enter, follow the simple steps on In Defense of AnimalsInstagram post. All entries must be received by February 13, 2022 at midnight PT. The winner will be announced on February 14 on In Defense of Animals’ Instagram story. 

Contact: Julie Massa, 415-448-0048 x232,

In Defense of Animals is an international animal protection organization based in Marin, California, with over 250,000 supporters and a 39-year history of fighting for animals, people, and the environment through education and campaigns, as well as hands-on rescue facilities in India, South Korea, and rural Mississippi.

Activist Appreciation Month is part of In Defense of Animals' Sustainable Activism campaign. It is celebrated each February with special programs to show how much we appreciate animal activism.


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