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Celebrate Easter and Mother's Day at Skamania Lodge
Pacific Northwest Resort offers traditional brunches for families.
Stevenson, Wash. - (March 17, 2009) - Skamania Lodge, an all-season mountain resort in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, invites families to celebrate Easter and Mother's Day.
The Easter celebration will take place on Sunday, April 12, 2009 beginning with the annual Easter Egg Hunt at 8 a.m. on the front lawn of the resort. Guests are invited to enjoy a children's petting zoo, pictures with the Easter Bunny and Easter Sunday brunch.
"Skamania Lodge offers the perfect setting for families to celebrate Easter and Mother's Day," said Scott Spann, general manager of Skamania Lodge. "The annual Easter Egg Hunt and holiday brunches are traditions that we love to bring to our guests each year."
The Easter Sunday Brunch, held in The Cascade Room on Sunday, April 12, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., features a selection of breakfast and lunch offerings. Menu highlights include:
Pine cured salmon lox with cream cheese and bagels, capers and onions
Goat cheese tapenade and roasted garlic, with grilled pita bread
Assorted local house smoked fish with condiments
Buffalo mozzarella with yellow and red tomatoes and fresh basil
Waldorf salad with toasted walnuts and sundried cranberries
Grilled asparagus, cauliflower, broccoli, red peppers and eggplant with a lemon scented tarragon vinaigrette
Smoked ham glazed with pomegranate molasses
Slow roasted prime rib of beef with au jus and horseradish sauce
Sesame crusted loin of pork with grilled pineapple, cucumber and roasted red pepper relish
Scallop, shrimp and dungeness crab thermidor with mushrooms, shallots and artichokes
Assorted French pastries, cakes, cobblers, cookies, baklava and short cakes with berries
Hand-dyed Easter eggs
The Mother's Day Buffet, held in The Cascade Room on Sunday, May 10, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., features a variety of special offerings throughout the day. Menu highlights include:
Dungeness crab with mignonette, cocktail sauce and remoulade
Assorted terrines, pates, and galantines
Pasta salad, artichokes, grape tomatoes and asiago cheese with lemon basil vinaigrette
Bay shrimp and green peas with roasted cashew-tarragon Louie dressing
Native American-style potlatch salmon with remoulade
Oven roasted smoked ham with a brandied cranberry sauce
Roasted halibut with fresh dill, tomato fennel concasse and pinot gris beurre blanc
Grilled breast of chicken with green peppercorn demi-glace, roasted forest mushrooms, Oregon blue cheese and toasted hazelnuts
Green curried beef with pan fired yaki soba noodles and fine julienned vegetables
Cheese cakes, chocolate eclairs, strudel, pies, pastries and truffles
Strawberries dipped in chocolate
Prices for the Easter Sunday Brunch and Mother's Day Buffet are $38.95 for adults and $18.95 for children 12 and under. To make reservations, please call (800) 221-7117. For more information about Skamania Lodge, please visit http://www.skamania.com/.
About Skamania Lodge
Surrounded by the waterfalls, peaks, forests and canyons of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Skamania Lodge is an all-season mountain resort and conference center, situated on 175 acres, 50 minutes east of Portland, Ore., in Stevenson, Wash. With 254 guest rooms and a 22,000-square foot, International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) approved conference center, Skamania Lodge offers a destination for outdoor enthusiasts and groups. Skamania boasts the Waterleaf Spa, indoor swimming pool and whirlpools, a fitness center, onsite hiking, an 18-hole par-70 Golf Course that earned a four-star rating from Golf Digest magazine in their "Best Places to Play" for 2008, the Cascade Room, River Rock Lounge and the U.S. Forest Service Information Center located in the lobby. Skamania Lodge is centered in a Pacific Northwest playground with hiking, biking and Sternwheeler cruises along the Columbia River in the summer; skiing and snowshoeing in the winter; and golfing, fishing and whitewater rafting all year long for outdoor enthusiasts. Skamania Lodge is a spectacular location to soak in the natural beauty and to enjoy a vast array of outdoor activities. http://www.skamania.com/.
About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Skamania Lodge is one of more than 30 independent, upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. To protect and preserve the unique communities in which the company operates, Destination launched Destination Earth, an environmental sustainability program in 2008. New for 2009 is the 582-room Terranea Resort situated on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in southern California. The 102-acre ocean front resort will feature a 25,000-square-foot destination spa, three swimming pools, three restaurants and a Todd Eckenrode-designed par three golf course. In addition to Terranea in the greater Los Angeles area, Destination operates properties in key metropolitan areas and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Palm Springs, Houston and Lake Tahoe. Destination is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit http://www.destinationhotels.com/.
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