Editor's Note: The following is a press release issued by Visit Rainier.
Mt. Rainier, WA.- Roads are open, snow is melting and Mt.Rainier is transitioning into its summer splendor. Come check it out with dad this Father's Day weekend. Try a weekend in the woods, fishing in a mountain stream, brunch at Washington State's highest restaurant, or a leisurely steam train ride to a lakeside BBQ.
Father's Day Lunch at Crystal Mountain's Summit House
Take Dad for a scenic ten minute ride up the Mt. Rainier Gondola. Beautiful views from any seat! Perched at 6,872 feet, this restaurant is the highest dining experience in Washington State and the meals are simply superb. Starting June 16, the Mt. Rainier Gondola and Summit House restaurant are open for lunch daily through September 23. Make reservations today for Dad and the whole family.
Father's Day Lunch
Date: Sunday, June 17
* Time: 11am - 3 pm (last seating at 2:30pm)
* Brunch Pricing: Ages 11 & older: $29, ages 4-10: $10, 3 & under: free
* For more information, visit www.crystalmountainresort.com.
Father's Day BBQ Train Ride on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad
Bring Dad, granddad, uncles and friends out for a day on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad in Elbe. Treat him to a good ole' fashion BBQ at the lake, he'll have a chance to pull the whistle of a historic steam locomotive and make new memories. Dad gets his own train engineer hat too!
Excursions depart from the Elbe Depot for a 45 minute trip out to pristine Mineral Lake. There guests will be served a good Ole' Fashion BBQ with BBQ ribs, chicken, cowboy beans, coleslaw, a scrumptious dessert and a beverage. During the 30 minute stay, enjoy the peaceful lake area, walking trail or a game of horseshoes. Then re-board the train for a leisurely 45 minute return trip to Elbe. The total excursion lasts two to two-and-a-half hours.
Date: Sunday, June 17
* Departure times: 11am & 3:30 pm
* Fares: Ages 13-61: $46; Senior/Military: $42; Ages 4-12: $36; Children under 4: free
* For more information, visit www.mrsr.com.
Fishing page added to VisitRainier.com
Does dad like to catch his own dinner? Check out where to fish around the mountain and when. Whether it is a mountainside stream, raging river or peaceful lake, all sorts of locations can be found at www.visitrainier.com.
Father's Day Weekend at Alta Crystal Resort-Man Style
Give Dad a rugged weekend in the mountains. Hike, bike, explore Rainier, ski, snowshoe, and then when he is all tuckered out, enjoy the pool, hot tub or simply relax.
Father's Day weekend guests can enjoy a special scavenger hunt set up for Dads (and everyone else), plus a horseshoes tournament on Friday night and a barbecue on Saturday night. The Mt. Rainier Gondola at Crystal Mountain Resort will be open for scenic rides every day starting June 16, meaning Dad can have a special lunch at the Summit House, served with an incredible view of Mt. Rainier.
Available June 15-17. Discounted rates start at just $189.99 plus tax, per night, for the weekend. Call 1-800-277-6475 or visit www.altacrystalresort.com.
For more Father's Day specials and information on all there is to see and do at Mt. Rainier and its surrounding communities, visit www.visitrainier.com.
Visit Rainier is a not-for-profit, non-membership destination marketing organization that promotes tourism in the gateway communities around Mt. Rainier.