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LOVE IS IN THE AIR AT SKAMANIA LODGE
Resort Announces Valentine‚Äôs Package and Romantic Dining
Stevenson, Wash.¬† - (January 19, 2010) -Skamania Lodge, an all-season mountain resort in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, offers a Valentine‚Äôs Value package for couples seeking a romantic getaway.¬† Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14, 2010 guests can escape with their loved one to enjoy Skamania Lodge‚Äôs cozy accommodations and a holiday themed four-course meal.
‚ÄúSkamania Lodge‚Äôs magnificent views make it a special location for romantic getaways,‚ÄĚ said Scott Spann, general manager of Skamania Lodge.¬† ‚ÄúOur Valentine‚Äôs weekend package allows couples to reconnect with each other ‚Äď and with nature, without spending a great deal of money.‚ÄĚ
Skamania Lodge‚Äôs Valentine‚Äôs Value package includes one night accommodations in a Superior Forest view room, a prix fixe four-course dinner for two in The Cascade Room, a long stem rose and a six-piece box of chocolate truffles from Portland, Ore. based Moonstruck Chocolatier.¬†
The Cascade Room at Skamania will celebrate the occasion with a specially crafted Valentine‚Äôs weekend menu which includes:
Lobster and Dungeness Crab Cake with shaved fennel and Meyer lemon cr√®me fraiche
Brick Oven Forest Mushrooms with brandied cr√®me, Rogue River blue cheese and toasted hazelnuts
Artisan Cheese Plate, an assortment of local and imported cheeses, three seeded lavosh crackers, dried local fruit, roasted nuts and wildflower honey
Organic Baby Spinach with roasted organic beets, smoked bacon, chevre and red ruby grapefruit vinaigrette
Caesar with white anchovies, shaved parmigiano-reggiano, grilled foccacia crostini, and roasted garlic and lemon vinaigrette
Oven Roasted Rack of Imported Lamb with roasted garlic and tomato confit, soft polenta and grilled asparagus
Pan Seared Breast of Duck with dried Hood River cherries, roasted pear, fresh sage and barley pilaf and haricot verts
Prime Rib of Beef with Yukon Gold potato puree, Yorkshire pudding and grilled asparagus
Seared Diver Scallops and Prawns with coconut milk, green curry, cumin infused jasmine rice, and winter vegetables
Grilled Eggplant and Portabella Lasagna with lemon infused ricotta, smoked tomato ragout, organic purple basil and fresh mozzarella
Almond Genoise with lemon infused mascarpone, organic strawberries and vanilla bean cr√®me
¬†‚ÄúMoonstruck‚ÄĚ Chocolate Stout Cake with raspberry syrup and chantilly cream
The Valentine‚Äôs Value package starts at $299 per couple.¬† Package rates do not include Lodge fee, taxes or gratuities.¬† All reservations are subject to availability.¬† For more information or to book a Valentine‚Äôs Value package, please visit www.skamania.com or call (800) 376-9116.
¬†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 ‚ÄúBest Places to Play‚ÄĚ 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. 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 www.destinationhotels.com.
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