COMMUNITY-CONSCIOUS

PHILANTHROPIC VACATIONS

IN THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

community-conscious

philanthropic vacations

in the scottish highlands

Husband & Wife, Kenny and Melissa, currently based in Charleston, SC. Kenny is originally from Appin, where the lodges are located, and through this venture, we look forward to spending more time in Scotland and sharing the magic of this beautiful land.  It is a dream to give to others and we will provide Artists, Instructors, Conservationists, and most importantly, Foster Families with an opportunity to visit this spectacular part of the world. Starting with two cabins The X Pollen Collective will share all that is beautiful in the West Highlands through and overall joie de vivre!

our giving mission

I. The X Pollen Collective will offer up to 4 artists in need of support a residency for one month in the lodges.   Perfect to inspire any and all forms of creative expression the lodges offer the peace, and solitude of both the mountains and the sea.   We will be providing stocked lodges with WiFi and with funding we will be able to support musicians with quality production services, equipment and support.

II.  The X Pollen Collective will donate the lodges for one month to organizations educating in conservation, wellness, and athletic training. Fort William, 30 minutes from Appin, situated at the foot of Ben Nevis (the UK's highest peak) is known as the outdoor capital of the UK. With some of the most beautiful hills, climbing, and nature available, organizations will be able to teach or train a select number of their members.

III.  The most important of our 3  initiatives to our Founder Melissa Mathieson,  is the donation of the lodges to under-privileged Foster kids and their foster families. The Foster Care system is widely overlooked and rarely gets the support and attention it deserves. We will be working with several Family Services organizations to give Foster families the opportunity to vacation, and enjoy the beautiful outdoors in ways they rarely could imagine. We want these families to feel appreciated and hope to inspire foster care kids. In the time we are not donating the lodges we will be renting them on Airbnb to pay the mortgage and expenses. We plan to build experiences enriched by the history of the Highlands, the stories of Robert Louis Stevenson, and the magic of Scotland.

40% off our lodge packages!

I See what You See

I See what You See

Signed Limited Edition Original Print

You see our vision, and want to support us. We will be publishing an EZine with all of our adventures and updates of our causes, and you will also receive a signed original print by Kenny Mathieson that celebrates all that we love in The Highlands.

Included:

Signed Limited Edition Original Print

$50

$75

vacation packages

THE NATURE LOVER

THE NATURE LOVER

Vacation Package No.1

$850

$1500

Harry Potter meets Lord of the Rings in this beautiful landscape and you get to spend 1 week in one of the lodges stocked with Scottish goodies, a tour of Oban Distillery, and dinner at the beautiful Kingshouse Hotel at the top of Glencoe. 8 available in 2023, 8 available in 2024.

Included:

Tour of Oban Distillery (4)
Basic Provisions
6 night Stay in Lodge (up to 4 pl)
Dinner at the Kingshouse Hotel

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I'M ALL IN!

I'M ALL IN!

Vacation Package No.2

$2,800

$4,500

This is perfect for a getaway or give the gift of Highland magic to a loved one this holiday season! We make it easy with airfare, and car rental for 2! With easy access to the climbing, hiking, Inverness, The Isle of Skye, Glencoe, Fort William and Oban, The lodges can be your home away from home while you do what we do best here.. wander.

Included:

Signed Original Print
Tour of Oban Distillery
Basic Provisions
6nt Stay in Lodge (up to 4 pl)
Dinner at the Kingshouse Hotel
Return Flights from the US (2)
7 Day Car Rental
Seal Island Cruise Tour (2)
Gift Certificate of purchase

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WE'LL NEVER GET RID OF YOU!

WE'LL NEVER GET RID OF YOU!

Vacation Package No.3

$3,000

$4,500

Because in a world of unknowns you want the assurance of peace, wonder, and rest, you can come back over and over again or better yet gift the magic of Scotland! Quantity of 4 annual full week stays in one lodge. Stay can be transferred or gifted to other guests.

Included:

Signed Original Print
Tour of Oban Distillery
Basic Provisions
6nt Stay in Lodge (up to 4 pl)
Gift Certificate of purchase

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faq

Is The X Pollen Collective a registered charity?
The X Pollen Collective is a registered LLC, with 501c3 application in process to support the retreat and philanthropic plans. This process takes up to 18 months for approval.

When can I plan our trip? Are trips guaranteed?
Your trip is guaranteed unless we do not complete our funding. Under those circumstances, you will be immediately notified and you will be refunded. Thexpollencollective.com will have a calendar for booking starting December 15 2023. There will be few, if any, blackout dates. We want to be flexible for all of our guests, and show our appreciation for your support. You can book anytime in the future for the next 4 years, and you do not have to book now.

What are basic provisions?
General Scottish and European goodies- Tea(of course), coffee, milk, sugar, bread, butter, meats, cheeses, breakfast goodies, 1 bottle of wine and whiskey. We will also be happy to help stock with necessary additional provisions based on your preferences.

Details on RT flights and car rental
Airfare is valued at maximum of $1,250 pp and $500 car rental.

Information about the The X Pollen Collective
The X Pollen Collective started as a creative collective in music, art and agency services. With the formation of The X Pollen Collective as a 501c3 we are building a foundation that supports conservation, wellness, the arts and the opportunity to share the beauty of Scotland and travel with families that would otherwise not have the opportunity.

contact

2202 Cameron Boulevard
Isle of Palms SC 29451