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SKAMANIA LODGE INVITES GUESTS TO EAT AND BE MERRY AT THE CHRISTMAS DAY BUFFET
Pacific Northwest Resort Offers Holiday Dining for Guests and Community
Stevenson, Wash. ‚Äď (November 17, 2009) ‚Äď Skamania Lodge, an all-season mountain resort in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, invites guests and members of the surrounding communities to celebrate the season with a gourmet Christmas Day buffet showcasing local ingredients prepared by the Lodge‚Äôs award-winning culinary team.
‚ÄúBringing family and friends together during the holiday season is something we are honored to do at Skamania Lodge,‚ÄĚ says Scott Spann, general manager of Skamania Lodge.¬† ‚ÄúOur staff will cook the holiday feast so that our guests can enjoy winter activities like snowshoeing and cross-country skiing or warming up by the stone fireplace in the Gorge Room.‚ÄĚ
The Christmas Day Buffet, held in The Cascade Room on Friday, December 25, 2009 from noon to 8:00 p.m., features a wide selection of gourmet offerings.¬† Menu highlights include:
Dungeness Crab with mignonette and cocktail sauce
Roasted Sweet Potato salad with driedHood River cherries and maple walnut vinaigrette
Oven Roasted Butternut Squash with vanilla bean meringue and maple syrup
Forest Mushroom Risotto with Oregon blue cheese, truffle oil and toasted hazelnuts
Smoked Ham with grilledpineapple pomegranate relish
Rock Shrimp, sea scallop, Dungeness crab and lobster St. Jacque
Bananas Foster, Pumpkin Crumb Pie, Pecan Pie, Fruit Cobblers
For a complete Christmas getaway, Skamania Lodge offers the Holiday Dining and Dinner package, which includes one night accommodations in a Superior Forest View guestroom and a $100 dining credit towards the Christmas Day Buffet.
The Christmas Day Buffet is $38.95 for adults and $17.95 for children under 12.¬† The Holiday Dining and Dinner package is available on Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25, 2009, and rates start at $259.¬† Rate does not include Lodge fee, taxes or gratuities.¬† To make reservations, please call (800) 221-7117.¬† For more information about Skamania Lodge, please visit 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 ‚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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