A Pool In A Backyard

College Stress-Buster Experience at Sycamore

We want to help our local college students and faculty members melt away the study and school stress with a day at Sycamore Mineral Hot Springs Resort and Spa! This Stress-Buster Experience is designed to be a full or half-day getaway for you and your favorite crew.

Our College Stress-Buster Experience includes:

  • Choose 1 Private Fitness Class: Yoga, Pilates, or Guided Mindfulness Hike
  • Boxed Lunch to Enjoy in the Secret Garden
  • 1hr Soak in the Oasis Waterfall Lagoon

$55 per student or faculty member.

For group size: Minimum of 10. Maximum of 25.

Reservations are available Monday through Friday 10 am -2 pm only.


Must show valid Student or Faculty ID to Cal Poly, Hancock, or Cuesta College. 


  • Yoga Class is designed to release deep layers of tension. With a slow flow for all levels, this class focuses on increasing flexibility and reaching a relaxed state of mind.
  • Guided Mindfulness Hike to ground yourself in all 5 senses as you consciously move through the stunning Sycamore Crest Trail. Your instructor will lead you to focus on your breath as you take in the beauty of your natural surroundings.
  • Mat Pilates focuses on posture, balance, coordination, and flexibility. Strengthen your "core" abdominal and spinal muscles to improve muscle tone and prevent or relieve back pain.

Classes are available upon request. Depending on availability. 


The Secret Garden is a beautiful outdoor hang-out spot with an intimate earthy vibe. Complete with corn hole and garden games, locals love to grab a drink and lounge on the Adirondack chairs until the sun goes down!

Build Your Own Boxed Lunch includes your choice of a salad, sandwich, and dessert served with potato chips, fruit, and bottled water.

Choice of Salad (choose one) 

  • Baby Gem Lettuce Caesar Salad croutons, shaved pecorino, grated egg
  • Baby Spinach Salad strawberries, candied pecans, goat cheese, balsamic vinaigrette
  • Baby Greens Salad cherry tomatoes, carrots, Dijon vinaigrette
  • Orzo Pasta Salad olives, cherry tomatoes, grilled artichoke hearts, feta cheese, avocado goddess dressing

Choice of Sandwich (choose one) 

  • Grilled Tuna Spinach Wrap baby gem lettuce, lemon aioli, cucumber
  • Roast Turkey Croissant pesto, baby gem lettuce, Swiss cheese, tomato
  • Sycamore BLAT bacon, gem lettuce, avocado, tomato, garlic aioli on brioche
  • Tomato Caprese tomato, mozzarella, balsamic reduction, basil on brioche

Choice of Dessert (choose one): Cookie or Brownie


Step into your very own Oasis! This unique outdoor pool is actually a large-format hot tub perfect for you and your crew.

Need we say more?



Please complete the form below 5 business days prior to your requested date. Our team will reach out to you to coordinate all the details. For questions, please reach out to [email protected].

College Stress-Buster Experience Request Form

College Stress-Buster Experience Request Form

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