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SKAMANIA LODGE TREATS DADS RIGHT ON FATHER'S DAY
Pacific Northwest resort offers traditional brunch, golf and weekend getaways
Skamania Lodge, an all-season mountain resort in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, invites families to celebrate Father's Day with a traditional brunch buffet.
"The old cliche says that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, and our traditional Father's Day brunch helps families say I love you to the special men in their lives," said Scott Spann, general manager of Skamania Lodge. "Skamania Lodge provides the opportunity for families to relax together with brunch, a round of golf or a weekend getaway."
The Father's Day Brunch, held in The Cascade Room on Sunday, June 21, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., features a selection of breakfast and lunch offerings. Menu highlights include:
Dungeness crab and shrimp with mignonette, cocktail and remoulade sauces
Goat cheese with tapenade, toasted garlic and grilled pita bread
Steamed prawns with lemon, cocktail sauce and oyster shooters
Summer organic greens with assorted dressings
Marinated tomatoes and fresh buffalo mozzarella with basil and extra virgin olive oil
Green bean salad with roasted crimini mushrooms and Oregon blue cheese
Traditional potlatch salmon with chipotle aioli and remoulade sauce
Slow roasted prime rib with herb au jus
Cheese blintzes with fruit marmalade
Sesame crusted roasted pork loin with sun-dried cherries, pistachios and braised cabbage
Penne pasta alfredo with prosciutto, forest mushrooms, shallots and kefalotiri cheese
Beef pot pie with pearl onions, mushrooms, green peas and Tillamook cheddar dumplings
Chocolate eclairs and strawberries dipped in chocolate
Creme brulee, profiteroles, kataifi
Seasonal berries sabayon
Guests may book a round of golf for dad and the whole family at the Golf Course at Skamania Lodge, an 18-hole, par-70 course located on the resort's 175 wooded acres. Boasting breathtaking views of the Pacific Northwest landscape, the golf course services include a driving range, practice bunker, chipping and putting greens, full-service golf shop, cart rentals and an onsite staff of PGA professionals. Recently rated as a four-star course by Golf Digest magazine in their 2008 "Best Places to Play," and named by Golf for Women magazine as one of the "Top 100 Courses" in 2007, the Golf Course at Skamania Lodge provides an enticing challenge to experienced players.
For families who wish to squeeze in a little golf before or after brunch, the Skamania 3-, 6- or 9-Hole Challenge Loop allows golfers to play the most scenic and challenging holes in a variety of different formats: team relay, speed golf, alternate shot, Skamaniac-style or standard. Ranging from thirty minutes to two hours of playing time, these Challenge Loops are the perfect way to squeeze a little golf into a hectic schedule.
Prices for the Father's Day Brunch are $38.95 for adults, $18.95 for children ages eight to 12, and $11.95 for children ages four to seven. To make brunch reservations, please call (800) 221-7117. Per person costs for the Challenge Loops are $15 for three holes, $25 for six holes and $35 for nine holes. The Skamania Lodge Golf Course dress code requires collared shirts and does not permit denim or alternative spikes. Please call (800) 293-0418 to make reservations and tee times. For more information about Skamania Lodge or to book a weekend getaway, 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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