Bring Mom Mountainside for Mother’s Day

DATE: 5/1/12

May 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Julie Johnson
Media and Community Relations
Visit Rainier
Office: 360-825-0407
Cell: 253-347-1414 [email protected]< /a>< /p>

Bring Mom Mountainside for Mother’s Day< /strong>< /p>

Mt. Rainier, WA.< /span>< /strong>– It’s not to late to plan a great Mother’s Day surprise! Whether it’s a wine walk along the streets of a mountainside town, a sky-high brunch or a leisurely steam train ride through the woods, there are plenty of ways to spoil Mom this Mother’s Day< /span>< /p>

Passport to Washington Wine Country, downtown Enumclaw < /strong>< /p>

Sipping, shopping and art appreciation are all encouraged in Enumclaw this Mother’s Day weekend. The streets of downtown Enumclaw will be closed so participants can enjoy the city’s 2nd < /span>annual wine walk. Twenty local businesses will be showcasing twenty different Washington wineries in their stores. The event caps off the Enumclaw Artists’ Studio Tours which are held earlier in the day. Artists’ work will be featured in the participating businesses as well. Tickets are $25 and include 10 tasting tickets and a RIEDEL wine glass.< /p>

Wine walk is May 12, 2012 (Mother’s Day weekend) 5pm to 9pm.

Tour starts at the Enumclaw Chamber office.

Enumclaw Artists’ Studio Tours runs 10am – 5pm.

For more information, visit< /a>or call 360-825-7666.

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Alexander’s Country Inn, Restaurant & Vacation Rentals, Ashford< /strong>< /p>

Mother’s Day Celebration at Alexander’s Country Inn< /strong>
Sunday, May 13th
Brunch 10:30am – 2:30pm. Dinner 3:00pm – 8:00pm (< /span> < /a>See the menu< /a>)

Pricing: Brunch $12 – $28. Dinner $18 – $28.
Reserve Now: call 800-654-7615, email

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Alta Crystal Resort, Crystal Mountain< /strong>< /p>

Mother’s Day Weekend at Alta Crystal Resort< /strong>

Discounted spring rates start at just $189.99 plus tax per night.

Stay two nights, and receive a welcome bag of goodies and late checkout on Sunday!

Available May 11-13.< /p>

Treat mom to a weekend in a gorgeous, renovated fireplace suite – or the romantic Honeymoon Cabin for two.
Reserve Now: call 1-800-277-6475 or visit < /a>< /a>

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Alta Crystal < /strong>will have a bonfire on Saturday night, complete with s’mores. In-room gourmet meals available (after all, no cooking for Mom!) or utilize the resort’s charcoal barbecues throughout the grounds so Dad can barbecue. Take a scenic Mt. Rainier Gondola ride at Crystal Mountain Resort. Enjoy Mother’s Day brunch at 6872′ with Mt. Rainier as the backdrop-or simply enjoy a Saturday lunch on top of the world. The Snorting Elk at Crystal and the Naches Bar & Grill in Greenwater are also open and make great dinner options.< /p>

Crystal Mountain Resort< /strong>
All guests are welcome – young, old and everyone in between. Take Mom for a scenic nine minute ride up the Mt. Rainier Gondola offering beautiful views. The gondola accommodates strollers and wheelchairs. Perched at 6,872 feet, this restaurant is the highest dining experience you will find in Washington State and the meals are simply superb. < /p>

Make reservations today for Mom and the whole family, 360-663-3085.< /p>


Mother’s Day Lunch at Crystal Mountain’s Summit House< /strong>
Sunday, May 13th
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Pricing: Scenic gondola rides are $20 for adults, $15 for youth or seniors, $5 for children 3-10 and 0-2 are free.
Lunch entrees range from $12- $20.
Reserve Now: call 360-663-3085 or visit < /a>< /a>< /p>
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Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad, Elbe< /strong>< /p>

Mother’s Day Brunch Train Ride on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad< /strong>

It is a beautiful time of year in the foothills of Mount Rainier. Treat Mom to a family day out on the train which includes a gourmet brunch at pristine Mineral Lake. To show Mom how special she is, she will receive a fresh flower corsage as she boards the train.< /p>

Sunday, May 13th
Departure times: 11:00am & 3:30pm
Fares: Ages 13-61: $46, Senior /Military: $42, Ages 4-12: $36, Children under 4: free
Riders depart from the Elbe and make a 40-45 minute trip out to Mineral Lake where brunch will be served. Then reboard the train for a ride back to Elbe.
Reserve Now: call 1-888-STEAM-11 or visit < /a>< /a>.

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National Park Inn, Longmire, Mt. Rainier< /strong>< /p>

Mother’s Day Buffet at the National Park Inn< /strong>

Surrounded by the spectacular scenery of Mount Rainier National Park, the National Park Inn is offering a bountiful Mother’s Day buffet. The menu features roasted apple stuffed pork loin with a cranberry glaze, hand carved baron of beef, potatoes au gratin, fresh asparagus with hollandaise sauce, wild rice and mushroom pilaf, roasted fresh butternut squash, ambrosia salad, pasta primavera, fresh strawberry shortcake, chocolate mousse and more.< /p>

Sunday, May 13th
Time: 12 noon – 7:30pm
Cost: Adults: $19.95; Children (10 & under): $10.95
Reservations are required. Call (360) 569-2411.
For reservations call 360-569-241 or visit < /a>< /a>< /p>
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Westwood Chalet, Ashford< /strong>< /p>

Mother’s Day Getaway at Mount Rainier!< /strong>

Visit Mount Rainier on Mother’s Day and enjoy delicious Sunday Brunch at one of the Ashford area restaurants! Westwood Chalet is located just outside the Paradise entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park. Guests can enjoy the hot tub in a private wooded setting, with a full kitchen, cozy gas stove, wireless, and mountain-home accommodations for up to eight persons.< /p>

Reserve four or more nights at Westwood anytime in May and receive a 15% discount.
For reservations call 360-569-2860,

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Check out last minute lodging deals year round! Visit the website between Thursday at noon, to Friday at noon, and check out the last minute lodging deals section. Lodging properties offer yet unsold inventory at a discount of their choice, for the upcoming weekend. For more information,< /a>.< /p>

For information on visiting Mt. Rainier, its surrounding communities, and to see which properties are currently offering lodging discounts, visit < /a>< /a>.< /p>
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Visit Rainier is a not-for-profit, non-membership destination marketing organization that promotes tourism in the gateway communities around Mt. Rainier.< /span>< /p>

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