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This Hotel's Rooms Now Come with Fender Guitars

Dawn Ranch has partnered with Fender guitars to give the resort a special twist.

Courtesy of Dawn Ranch
Courtesy of Dawn Ranch
Courtesy of Dawn Ranch

A memorable resort usually has something that makes it stand out. Dawn Ranch in Sonoma County, California is taking a unique angle at providing something you won’t find elsewhere.

Dawn Ranch has partnered with Fender guitars to celebrate the re-launch of its famed California Series acoustic guitars. Anyone who stays at Dawn Ranch will get access to a Redondo Play, Malibu Player, or Newporter Player guitar from Fender.

They’ll be available for in-room use or “on loan” for use around the hotel’s communal campfire. The resort says it undertook the collaboration with Fender to “foster creativity and encourage a sense of community through music and the arts.”

Courtesy of Dawn Ranch
Courtesy of Dawn Ranch
Courtesy of Dawn Ranch

In addition to the guitar, guests get free access to Fender Play, the guitar maker’s online learning platform that has lessons for anyone from seasoned players to beginners.

Dawn Ranch, situated along the Russian River, spent three years closed through the pandemic and underwent a complete renovation of its rooms, according to its announcement. Now, it touts itself as a retreat with gardens, huge redwoods, and 53 guest cabins with access to art workshops, yoga and meditation groups, community campfires, hiking trails, and access to kayaking on the Russian River.

Having a guitar in the room is a small thing, but sometimes it’s those small things that make a trip memorable or just break the tie between two places you’re thinking about staying.

Courtesy of Dawn Ranch
Courtesy of Dawn Ranch
Courtesy of Dawn Ranch

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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