Visit Rainier Invites You to Bring Mom Mountainside for Mother's Day

The non-profit, non-membership destination marketing organization that promotes tourism in the gateway communities around Mt. Rainier offers many options for what to do with mom on her day next Sunday.

Whether it's a wine walk along the streets of a mountainside town, a sky-high brunch, or a leisurely steam train ride through the woods, there are plenty of ways to spoil Mom this Mother's Day. Visit Rainier offers these following options:

Passport to Washington Wine Country, Enumclaw

Sipping, shopping and art appreciation are all encouraged in Enumclaw this Mother's Day weekend.  The streets of downtown Enumclaw will be closed so participants can enjoy the city's 2nd annual wine walk.  Twenty local businesses will be showcasing 20 different Washington wineries in their stores.  The event caps off the Enumclaw Artists' Studio Tours which are held earlier in the day.  Artists' work will be featured in the participating businesses as well.  Tickets are $25 and include 10 tasting tickets and a RIEDEL wine glass.

The wine walk is Saturday, May 12 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The tour starts at the Enumclaw Chamber office.  Enumclaw Artists' Studio Tours runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the same day.  For more information visit www.enumclawchamber.com or call 360-825-7666.


Alta Crystal Resort, Crystal Mountain

Mother's Day Weekend at Alta Crystal Resort begins with discounted spring rates starting at just $189.99 plus tax per night.  Stay two nights, and receive a welcome bag of goodies and late checkout on Sunday!  Rates available May 11-13.  Treat mom to a weekend in a gorgeous, renovated fireplace suite - or the romantic Honeymoon Cabin for two.

Alta Crystal will have a bonfire on Saturday night, complete with s'mores.  In-room gourmet meals are available (after all, no cooking for Mom!), or utilize the resort's charcoal barbecues throughout the grounds so Dad can barbecue. While there, take a scenic Mt. Rainier Gondola ride at Crystal Mountain Resort. Enjoy Mother's Day brunch at 6872' with Mt. Rainier as the backdrop, or simply enjoy a Saturday lunch atop the ridge.  The Snorting Elk at Crystal Mountain and the Naches Bar & Grill in Greenwater are also open and make great dinner options.   

For reservations call 1-800-277-6475 or visit www.altacrystalresort.com.


Crystal Mountain Resort

Take Mom for a scenic nine minute ride up the Mt. Rainier Gondola and take in beautiful views of Mt. Rainier and its surrounding foothills.  Perched at 6,872 feet, this restaurant is the highest dining experience you will find in Washington State and the meals are simply superb.  The gondola accommodates strollers and wheelchairs.  Mother's Day Brunch at Crystal Mountain's Summit House is Sunday, May 13, 11am-3pm.  Rides are $20 for adults, $15 for youth or seniors, $5 for children 3-10 and 0-2 are free.  Brunch entrees range from $12- $20.

For reservations call 360-663-3085 or visit www.crystalmountainresort.com.


Train ride to brunch with Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad, Elbe

It is a beautiful time of year in the foothills of Mount Rainier. Treat Mom to a family day aboard a steam train which includes a gourmet brunch at pristine Mineral Lake.  Mom will receive a fresh flower corsage as she boards the train.  Riders depart from the Elbe and make a 40-45 minute trip out to Mineral Lake where brunch will be served, then reboard the train for a ride back to Elbe.  Rides are Sunday, May 13, 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Fares: Ages 13-61: $46, Senior/Military: $42, Ages 4-12: $36, Children under 4: free

For reservations call 1-888-STEAM-11 or visit www.mrsr.com.


Mother's Day Buffet at the National Park Inn, Longmire, Mt. Rainier National Park

Surrounded by the spectacular scenery of Mount Rainier National Park, the National Park Inn is offering a bountiful Mother's Day buffet.  The menu features roasted apple stuffed pork loin with a cranberry glaze, hand carved baron of beef, potatoes au gratin, fresh asparagus with hollandaise sauce, wild rice and mushroom pilaf, roasted fresh butternut squash, ambrosia salad, pasta primavera, fresh strawberry shortcake, chocolate mousse and more.

Sunday, May 13, Noon - 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Adults: $19.95; Children (10 & under): $10.95

For reservations call 360-569-241 or visit www.mtrainierguestservices.com.


Mother's Day Celebration at Alexander's Country Inn, Ashford

Sunday, May 13th

Brunch 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Pricing: Brunch $12 - $28.  Dinner $18 - $28.

Reserve now by calling 800-654-7615 or visit www.alexanderscountryinn.com.


Mother's Day Getaway at Westwood Chalet at Mount Rainier, Ashford

Westwood Chalet is located just outside the Paradise entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park. Guests can enjoy the hot tub in a private wooded setting, a full kitchen, cozy gas stove, wireless internet, and mountain-home accommodations for up to eight persons.  Reserve four or more nights at Westwood anytime in May and receive a 15 percent discount.  Treat Mom to a delicious Sunday brunch at one of the Ashford area restaurants!  

For reservations call 360-569-2860 or visit www.westwoodchalet.com.


Check out last minute lodging deals year round! Visit the website between Thursday at noon, to Friday at noon, and check out the last minute lodging deals section. Lodging properties offer yet unsold inventory at a discount of their choice, for the upcoming weekend. For more information, www.visitrainier.com.

Click here for a direct link to all Mother's Day specials.


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