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SKAMANIA LODGE CELEBRATES FALL WITH ANNUAL HARVEST MARKET WEEKEND
For the second year, Skamania Lodge, located in the heart of the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, will welcome fall with its annual Harvest Market Weekend.
From Friday, October 21, through Sunday, October 23, visitors and lodge guests will have the opportunity to sample great local cuisine as well as purchase meats, produce, wines, beers and crafts directly from local farmers, wine makers, brewers and artisans at the Harvest Market held on Saturday.
The weekend will kick off on Friday night with a Gorge Harvest Dinner at which locally grown produce and regional cuisine will be featured and served in the Lodgeâ€™s signature Cascade Dining Room. Chef James Boheim will incorporate many of the regionally grown and raised products that will be sold the next day by local farmers and ranchers at the Harvest Market.
On Saturday, the lodgeâ€™s Cascade Lawn will be teeming with fun activities for young and old alike. The cornerstone event of the weekend will be the Harvest Market, which will showcase products from local food vendors including:
J&K Growers (vegetables);
Hood River Fruit and Produce;
Northwest Premier Meats;
Ryanâ€™s Fruit Juice;
Sweet Things by Julie (brownies, pies, toffee); and
White Oak Woodland (greens and garlic).
In addition to the food vendors, local artisans will display and sell one-of-a-kind crafts and provide demonstrations. These include:
Stefan Vincze Wood Carving;
Lori Presthus Jewelry ; and
Vancouverture (Wood Carvings).
There also will be lots of activities for children of all ages. Throughout the day, families can bob for apples, enjoy a ride on a hay truck, make caramel apples, and get in the spirit of Halloween with face and pumpkin painting. For adults, there will be wine and beer tastings, cooking demonstrations by Chef Boheim, cocktail demonstrations by a local mixologist, all capped off by sipping hot toddies by the glow of the Lodgeâ€™s fire pit.
For more information about the Harvest Market, visit the Skamania Lodge website at 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.Â 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.Â Skamania boasts the Waterleaf Spa, indoor swimming pool and hot tubs, a fitness center, onsite hiking, an 18-hole par-70 Golf Course that earned a four-star rating from Golf Digest magazine in their â€śBest Places to Playâ€ť for 2008, the Cascade Room, River Rock and the U.S. Forest Service Information Center located in the lobby.Â 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.Â 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
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held lodging management company headquartered in suburban Denver, Colo. With more than 35 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the third largest independent hospitality management company in the country. The companyâ€™s portfolio features more than 8,200 guest rooms, 13 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Seattle, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For a complete list of properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.
EDITORâ€™S NOTE: Â SEE ATTACHED FOR A COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF HARVEST MARKET WEEKEND ACTIVITIES.
HARVEST MARKET WEEKEND
Friday, October 21, 2011
5:00 â€“ 7:00 p.m.: Â Local Wine Tastings
Â· Served in the Gorge Room
5:00 â€“ 9:00 p.m.: Â Gorge Harvest Buffet
Â· Served in the Cascade dining room
Saturday, October 22, 2011
11:00 a.m. Â â€“ 4:00 p.m.: Â Harvest Market
Â· Featuring the freshest produce from the best local farmers as well as local artists and crafts from throughout the Gorge
Â· Fun fall childrenâ€™s activities featuring pumpkin and face painting, hay rides, apple bobbing and more
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