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A Day Trip to Remember: Ilan-Lael Foundation's Spring Tours of James Hubbell's Artistic Residences

Uncover the Beauty Within: Explore James Hubbell's Artistic Residences on a Day Trip to Remember

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Immerse yourself in the enchanting and fantastical world of renowned artist and architect James Hubbell at Ilan-Lael's Spring Tours. Don't miss out, as the Spring Tours come to a close on June 17th, offering a limited-time opportunity to experience this remarkable artistic haven. Experience the magic and beauty that his creations bring to the stunning hills of Santa Ysabel, California. As Marianne Gerdes, Executive Director of the Ilan-Lael Foundation, says, "We are proud to share James Hubbell's legacy with the world, inviting others to experience the magic and beauty that his creations bring."

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James Hubbell, a renowned artist and architect, combines nature and sustainable design in his unique creations. He has contributed to community projects and built schools in underprivileged neighborhoods. The Ilan-Lael Foundation preserves Hubbell's artistic legacy and promotes creativity and environmental stewardship. Donations support the foundation's programs and maintenance of Ilan-Lael.

Tours are approximately 2 hours long and limited to small groups to enhance your experience. Step into a realm of imagination as you wander through Ilan-Lael, marveling at the organic shapes, intricate details, and vibrant colors that define James Hubbell's artistic vision. Gain insights into his artistic process and dedication to sustainable design, and discover the Ilan-Lael Foundation's commitment to promoting art, nature, and community engagement through various programs and initiatives.

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Tickets range from $220.00 – $475.00 per car (up to 2 people), with additional passengers at $85 per person (up to 5 passengers per car). As a bonus, enjoy a 10% discount in our online and in-person gift shop, where you can find Hubbell art, books, hand-crafted artisan items, and more. Each tour participant will also receive a special "Thank you" gift, serving as a cherished memory of your day at Ilan-Lael. Additionally, you'll receive one year of unlimited streaming access to the Hubbell Online Channel, allowing you to further explore Hubbell's artistic legacy.

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Don't miss the chance to witness the magic of James Hubbell's creations up close. Book your tour now and embark on a journey through art and nature at Ilan-Lael. Tours depart from Ilan-Lael Foundation, located at 930 Orchard Lane, Julian, CA 92036, just over an hour from San Diego and about 2 1/2 hours from Los Angeles. Please Note: Driving and parking directions will be emailed upon receipt of the tour purchase. Limited availability, so secure your spot today and prepare to be inspired by the extraordinary world of James Hubbell and Ilan-Lael.

Visit for more information and to reserve your tickets. If you've been or planning to go, let me know! I would love to hear about it!


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