Suncadia: Get Away for Thanksgiving

by Shona Milne on November 17, 2013

thanksgiving feasts for holiday getaways

Guests invited to Thanksgiving dinner and buffet at Portals Restaurant and the Gas Lamp Grill

Roslyn, Wash. – (November 6, 2013) – Guests are invited to celebrate this year’s harvest season at Suncadia, Washington state’s premier all-season resort located 80 miles east of Seattle. On Thanksgiving Day, guests can indulge themselves in a family-style Thanksgiving feast in Portals and a festive buffet by Gas Lamp Grill at The Inn during their “close enough, but far from home,” holiday getaway.

“There is no place like Suncadia where families and friends can gather together and revel in an array of year-round activities,” said Scott Spann, general manager of resort operations. “Guests can experience fine dining, explore hiking trails or relax at the spa – whatever they choose to make this vacation a perfect one this Thanksgiving holiday.”

Portals Restaurant offers a four-course, family-style Thanksgiving menu that showcases the flavors of fall, including:

First course

Lodge clam chowder, house recipe

Second Course

Warm goat cheese cake with pomegranate, arugula and citrus

Third Course

Roasted turkey with traditional gravy

Classic sage stuffing

Roasted root vegetable medleyMom’s green bean and bacon casserole

Creamy garlic mashed Yukon Gold potatoes

Fourth Course

Apple or pumpkin pie with homemade spice whipped cream

A vegetarian entrée is available for substitution, which offers polenta cake with roasted eggplant, oven-dried tomatoes, grilled squash and pesto. The Portals Thanksgiving menu is available for $48 per person for adults, $18 for children ages four to 12 and free for children ages three and younger.

Guests can also enjoy a Thanksgiving buffet at The Gas Lamp Grill at The Inn. The menu offers:

Suncadia clam chowder

Wild grain salad with cranberries and scallions

Harvest field greens with pears and Oregonzola

Roasted beets with goat cheese and hazelnuts

Arugula with citrus and pomegranate

Fresh fruit and berry display

Roasted turkey with traditional gravy

Smoked fillet of salmon with Granny Smith apple chutney

Hand carved strip loin with red wine jus

Penne with prosciutto, roasted butternut squash and pepitos in a sage cream sauce

Classic sage stuffing

Roasted root vegetable medley

Mom’s green bean and bacon casserole

Brown sugar glazed sweet potato

Creamy garlic mashed Yukon gold potatoes

Assorted dinner rolls

Assorted desserts (apple pie, pumpkin pie, bread pudding, pecan pie, chocolate torte and pumpkin cheesecake)

The Thanksgiving buffet will be served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is available for $48 per person for adults, $18 for children ages four to 12 and free for children ages three and younger.

To make guests feel right at home on their getaway, Suncadia is offering a special Thanksgiving rate for guests who arrive on Wednesday, November 27th or Thursday, November 28th and stay until Sunday, December 1st. The promotion offers guests half off the regular rate on Saturday, November 29th with full rates on other nights of their stay at The Lodge at Suncadia or Trailhead Condominiums. Rates start at $200. Restrictions may apply.

For more information about Suncadia Resort or to book a reservation, visit or call 509-649-6400.

About Suncadia

Suncadia has quickly become a recreational playground for Seattleites and travelers across the Pacific Northwest.  Located 80 miles east of Seattle in the Cascade Mountains, Suncadia is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city, offering a unique combination of activities and amenities that make it an ideal Northwest getaway and resort residential community.  Suncadia Resort received the 2013 AAA Four Diamond Award, the fourth time the resort has received this award since its opening in 2007.

Suncadia is set on six miles of pristine Cle Elum River frontage, with 80 percent of the resort community designated as open space.  It features over 50 miles of hiking and biking trails and is a certified Built Green Community.  Its three golf courses – Prospector and Rope Rider Golf Courses and the private Tumble Creek Golf Course – were ranked among the top ‘10 Best New Courses in America’ in 2006 and 2011 by Golf Digest. Rope Rider, was named 2011 Best New Course of the Year by Golf Magazine.

Amenities at Suncadia Resort include Portals restaurant, two bars, the Suncadia Swim & Fitness Center, a skating rink and outdoor amphitheater, and the LEED Silver-Certified Glade Spring Spa.  Ownership opportunities throughout the resort vary from condominiums to cabin-style homes to open lots for custom homes throughout nine individual neighborhoods.  Suncadia Resort is operated by Destination Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Lowe Enterprises, Inc.  For more information about Suncadia, please visit

Suncadia is also home to the renowned Swiftwater Cellars winery, Washington’s ultimate destination winery, offers guests an unparalleled experience complete with fine wine and excellent service. Please visit

About Destination Hotels & Resorts

Destination Hotels & Resorts is the country’s fourth largest hospitality management company with a portfolio of extraordinary resorts and hotels that span the nation, from exhilarating alpine adventures to stunning beachfronts to vibrant urban destinations. Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2013, Destination manages 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, each offering authentic, enriching experiences for the discerning traveler. The company’s award-winning collection features 113 unique restaurants, lounges and bars, 18 golf courses, 17 full-service spas and six IACC certified conference centers. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in premier locales in metropolitan and resort markets including Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Maui, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Aspen, Vail, Lake Tahoe, Seattle, Denver and San Diego. Headquartered in Colorado, the privately owned company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises and the Lowe Hospitality Group.  For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

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