that Dirk Winter is passionate about gardening would be an
understatement. Twenty years ago, the avid gardener built
the first of
what has become 10 garden-themed hotels in California and Oregon under
the banner of Moonstone Hotel Properties.
Dirk also created his own nursery and hired a staff of horticultural
professionals to oversee his ever-growing gardens. He established
gardening demonstrations and workshops at two of his properties.
He even founded
two annual garden festivals to help inspire and educate
guests about gardening.
In 2006, Moonstone Hotel Properties assumed management of
Garden, an 80-acre botanical sanctuary with 20 themed gardens. Now, Dirk
is building what might be considered his crown jewel: The
Resort, which is adjacent to The Oregon Garden in the historic town of
Cambria Pines Lodge,
Village Green Resort,
Oregon Garden Resort,
Cambria Nursery & Florist and The
Oregon Garden are among the
Moonstone destinations that showcase extensive gardens.
You certainly don’t have to be a gardening
enthusiast to enjoy our guest experience. But if you have an
appreciation for gardening, or are an avid gardener yourself, we
encourage you to dig into everything we have to offer.