Mt. Rainier, WA.-Drive out winter’s chill with a little volcanic romance this Valentine’s Day. Various lodging properties and dining establishments around Mt. Rainier are offering sweet specials on dinners and romantic getaways. Bring skis or snowshoes and add adventure to romance, or simply pull up the covers and snuggle down at a cozy mountainside retreat.
Enumclaw Wine and Chocolate Festival, Enumclaw
What’s more romantic than wine and chocolate? Twenty-four Washington State wineries will be offering 80 different wines at the Enumclaw Wine and Chocolate Festival, February 5-6 at the Enumclaw Expo Center. More than a dozen chocolatiers will be serving samples to pair with wine. Music, demonstrations and artisan crafts available as well. For more information, visit www.enumclawwineandchocolate.com.
National Park Inn, Ashford
What could be better than sharing seared scallops, prime rib and flourless chocolate cake? Eating them in the cozy dining room at The National Park Inn inside Mt. Rainier National Park, of course! Spend the day snowshoeing or cross country skiing and there is no need to worry about calories! $89.95 per couple for the special Valentine’s Day menu, includes champagne. Reservations are required. For more information on Valentine’s Specials, call 360-569-22411 or visit their website.
Kelly’s Mercantile, Enumclaw
This Valentine’s Day try a five-course dinner for two at Kelly’s Mercantile in Enumclaw. This lovely meal comes with wine pairings, live music and a house-made red velvet cheesecake for dessert. $65 per couple. For more information visit, www.kellysmercantile.com.
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Alexander’s Lodge, Ashford
Check out the All Inclusive Winter Romance Package at Alexander’s Lodge in Ashford that includes a two night stay, a special Welcome Pack, breakfast for two days, dinner for two days and to-go lunch packs for two days. For more information, visit www.alexanderslodge.com.
Have you gotten a free National Park Pass for your most adored 4th grader? Every Kid in a Park is a special program celebrating the Centennial of the National Parks, running the 2015-2016 school year. After getting the pass, every 4th grade student and all the people traveling in their vehicle get in to the Parks free. Who wouldn’t love that?