The roads are open and the weather is great so treat mom to Mother's Day at Mt. Rainier!
Mt. Rainier, Wash. -- Check out these great ideas for Mother’s Day at the Mountain:
Passport to Washington Wine Country, downtown Enumclaw
Sipping, shopping and art appreciation are all encouraged in Enumclaw this Mother's Day weekend. Cole Street in downtown Enumclaw will be closed to traffic so participants can enjoy the city's 5th annual spring wine walk. Twenty local businesses will be showcasing twenty different Washington wineries in their stores. Tickets are $25 and include 10 tasting tickets and a RIEDEL wine glass. Wine walk is May 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information call 360-825-7666 or visit, www.enumclawchamber.com.
Alta Crystal Resort, Crystal Mountain
Enjoy some pampering in the woods! Mom would love a weekend at Alta Crystal Resort in a gorgeous, renovated fireplace suite - or the romantic Honeymoon Cabin for two. Alta Crystal Resort offers in-room gourmet meals for purchase (after all, no cooking for Mom!) and charcoal barbecues throughout the grounds. The Naches Bar & Grill in Greenwater and Whistlin' Jack Lodge are also open and make great dinner options. The resort will also have a bonfire on Saturday, complete with s'mores and beverages. Discounted spring rates start at just $199.99 plus tax per night. Available May 8-10. For reservations call 1-800-277-6475 or visit, www.altacrystalresort.com.
Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad, Elbe
It is a beautiful time of year in the foothills of Mount Rainier. Treat Mom to a family day riding the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad's steam train to pristine Mineral Lake. To show Mom how special she is, upgrade her ticket and receive a fresh flower, sparkling cider, and gourmet snacks. The ride is Sunday, May 10. Departure times are 10 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Fares are as follows: Ages 13-61: $32 ($45 with goodie bag), Senior/Military: $28, Ages 5-12: $27, Ages 3-4 $18 and children under 2: free. Riders depart from the Elbe Depot and make a 40-45 minute trip out to Mineral Lake. For more information call 360-569-7959 or visit, www.mrsr.com.
National Park Inn, Longmire, Mt. Rainier
Enjoy a Mother's Day Buffet at the National Park Inn. In addition to dining surrounded by the spectacular scenery of Mount Rainier National Park, the menu is simply scrumptious. Choices include carved New York steak, salmon with basil gremoloata, roasted garlic broccolini, seared parsnips, au gratin potatoes, salads, desserts and more. The buffet is Sunday, May 10 from noon-7:30 p.m. Adult meals are $23.95, and children's meals (10 & under) are $14.95. Reservations are required. For more information call 360- 569-241 or visit, www.mtrainierguestservices.com.
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