Social Activities

Please check back in May for 2019 Options

2018 Social Participant Options

We have a number of options for our “Social Participants.” With so many great choices you are guaranteed to find something that will enhance your Governor’s Cup experience. Many of these activities will take up the better part of one day. Social guests can choose a maximum of 4 activities that the Governor’s Cup offers.

Some of these options are limited by availability. The limits are placed by the vendor providing the activity. We apologize in advance if you do not get your first choice of activities. Cancellations do occur and you can inquire in the registration room upon arrival.

If you sign up for an activity and do not attend, the Governor’s Cup will have to pay for your spot. Please notify us in the registration room 24 hours prior to the activity, should you choose not to attend the activity for which you are registered.



Social guests can choose a maximum of 4 activities from the choices below:

Cooking classes - Friday and Saturday – Culinary Stone (Limited to 26 people)

This year, cooking classes will be offered through the Culinary Stone. Participants can attend classes both days provided there is space available. Classes will be filled on a first come-first serve basis.

French Quiches: Friday and Saturday, 11am-1pm

French Chef Patricia Hebert Jenks will demonstrate to the class how to bake three different kinds of French quiches. The quiche will be served with a green salad dressed with a simple to make shallot and Dijon mustard vinaigrette. For dessert: the irresistible chocolate mousse.

Thai Cooking: Friday and Saturday, 2pm-4pm

Chef Lesa Le Beau will provide an afternoon filled with bright and fragrant delicacies of Thailand. You will learn the art of making a green papaya salad in a mortar and pestle with a sweet and spicy dressing. This will be followed by Larb, an addictive dish that consists of lean ground pork cooked in fish sauce, lime, coconut sugar and chilies served in a lettuce leaf with many bright vegetables and herbs. Last, Thai yellow curry with coconut cream and local vegetables. All served over a fragrant Jasmine rice and garnished with basil, mint and cilantro.

Cider Tasting: “An Apple a Day” – Thursday, 3:30pm – Shore Room

The cider craze that swept the Northwest has found its way to Idaho! Join Brian Golden from Hayden Beverage to learn more about how this exciting apple product is made and to sample a variety of cider styles from across the Northwest.  By the way, cider is gluten free, so all can enjoy!

Wine Tasting: “The Wine Game of Game Shows” – Friday, 3:30pm – Shore Room

Suire to be a hit, we are combining wine tasting and classic game shows like “The Price is Right” and “Family Feud.” Join Brian Golden from Hayden Beverage for some great wine, good fun and plenty of laughs!

Spirits Tasting – Saturday, 3:30pm – Shore Room

We are working on finalizing the details for this event. Please check back for updates soon!

Biking: Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes – Friday, 8am-2pm (Limited to 12 people)

Recognized as one of the finest “rails-to-trails” projects inn America, the Trail of the Coeur d’Alene’s has 73 miles of newly-paved trail, once part of the Union Pacific Railroad. This is an easy ride on a paved trail taking you through nature and history. Transportation to and from Coeur d’Alene is included.

Biking: Centennial Trail to Higgins Point – Saturday, 8am-10am (Limited to 30 people)

Following the shoreline of Lake Coeur d’Alene and the course of the Spokane River, the Centennial Trail is a paved trail with gentle inclines. From downtown Coeur d’Alene we will ride eight miles to Higgins Point, have a trailside snack and ride back to town.

Lake Kayaking – Friday and Saturday, 1-3pm (Limited to 15 people)

Lake Coeur d’Alene is a paddler’s paradise. Paddle over crystal clear waters along shores of pine, fir and cedar. As you paddle, learn about the Native peoples of the area, early pioneer history, the steamboat era and Lake Coeur d’Alene today. You may see osprey, great blue herons, bald eagles and song birds.

Conditioning Hike – Friday and Saturday, 9-10:30am

Hikers will enjoy a scenic loop around Tubbs Hill. This hike features spectacular views and is a great hike for guests of all skill levels.

Fun Pass – Participants choose 5 of these 9 activities:

-1 hour kayak rental

-Virtual reality in CdA – 30 minutes

-Personal sized Gooey at Dockside Restaurant

-Sun catcher workshop at Summers Glass

-1 hour paddle board rental

-Glass of wine and cellar tour at Beverly’s

-Pickleball game

-Beer and an appetizer at Taphouse Unchained

-1 hour bike rental