Visit Rainier News Release
June 2, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FATHER’S DAY FUN AROUND MT. RAINIER
Mt. Rainier, WA.- Roads are open, snow is melting, and Mt. Rainier is transitioning into its summer splendor. Come check it out with dad this coming Father’s Day weekend. Try a weekend in the woods, fishing in a mountain stream, brunch at Washington State’s highest restaurant, or a leisurely steam train ride to a lakeside barbecue.
Father’s Day Eats at Washington’s Highest Fine Dining Restaurant
Take Dad for a scenic ten minute ride up the Mt. Rainier Gondola at Crystal Mountain Resort to The Summit House. Beautiful views from any seat! Perched at 6,872 feet, this restaurant is the highest dining experience in Washington State and the meals are simply superb. The menu includes delectable choices including, Buffalo-style Rock Shrimp, truffle fries, beer battered halibut and chips, and more. Open 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Starting June 28, the Mt. Rainier Gondola and Summit House restaurant are open for lunch daily through September 21. Make reservations today for Dad and the whole family. For more information, visit www.crystalmountainresort.com.
Feed Wildlife on Northwest Trek’s Keeper Tour
On the two-hour Keeper Tour, stare into the eyes of a moose, or get within a few feet of a bison during a morning ride on the wild side! Hop into the back of the keeper truck and experience the thrill of seeing these incredible animals up close as the keeper makes his/her feeding rounds. Rides are $60 and include admission to the park, a naturalist-guided tram ride, and a $5 food voucher. Keeper Tours are for folks 5 years of age and older. For more information, visit www.nwtrek.org.
Father’s Day Barbecue Train Ride on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad
Bring Dad, granddad, uncles and friends out for a day on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad in Elbe. Treat him to a good ole’ fashion barbecue at Mineral Lake. Dad gets his own train engineer hat too!
Excursions depart from the Elbe Depot for a 45-minute trip out to pristine Mineral Lake. There guests will be served a barbecue ribs, chicken, cowboy beans, coleslaw, a scrumptious dessert and a beverage. There is also a beer garden, so bring ID. Enjoy the peaceful lake area, walking trail or a game of horseshoes, then, re-board the train for a leisurely 45-minute return trip to Elbe. The total excursion lasts two to two-and-a-half hours. Ride times are 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.mrsr.com
Find Privacy in the Forest
A weekend in the woods is a nice way to spend Father’s Day. Crystal Carriage House is tucked away on two acres is located less than 20 minutes to the Sunrise side of Mt. Rainier National Park. The special is $275 for the weekend and includes a welcoming bottle of wine, or non-alcoholic alternative, and a breakfast basket with huckleberry pancake mix and syrup for easy preparation in the full kitchen. For more information, visit www.crystalcarriagehouse.com.
Father’s Day Weekend at Alta Crystal Resort-Man Style
Take Dad for and adventurous mountainside stay at Alta Crystal Resort. Hike, bike, explore Rainier, ski, snowshoe, and then when he is all tuckered out, enjoy the pool, hot tub, or simply relax.
Father’s Day weekend guests can enjoy games and dessert. Try a hand at horseshoes or a round of foosball. The Wilderness Survival Quest scavenger hunt is a fun way to bond with Dad. Saturday night treat Dad to a campfire barbecue complete with grilled burgers, salon burgers, brats, gourmet mac and cheese, Cesar salad and mudslide brownies. Dinner is $14.50 for adults, $7.50 for children 10 and under. The Mt. Rainier Gondola at Crystal Mountain Resort will be open for scenic rides gondola rides that weekend, meaning Dad can have a special lunch at the Summit House, served with an incredible view of Mt. Rainier.
Discounted rates start at just $199.99 plus tax, per night, for the weekend. Available June 13-15.
Call 1-800-277-6475 or visit http://www.altacrystalresort.com/specials/bring-dad-to-the-mountains-for-fathers-day/.
Fishing Around the Mountain
Does dad like to catch his own dinner? Check out where to fish around the mountain and when. Whether it is a mountainside stream, raging river, or peaceful lake, all sorts of locations can be found at https://visitrainier.com/pg/fishing/Fishing-In-And-Around-Mt-Rainier-National-Park
For information on all there is to see and do at Mt. Rainier and its surrounding communities, visit visitrainier.com.
Visit Rainier is a not-for-profit, non-membership destination marketing organization that promotes tourism in the gateway communities around Mt. Rainier.