Mount Vernon Salmon Makes Great BBQ

April 25, 2017 by Mount Vernon Hotel

Dining on Salmon for a Worthy Cause The Kiwanis Noon Club of Mount Vernon is again the proud sponsor of their yearly Kiwanis Salmon BBQ. Almost all of April is dedicated to this endeavor. From April 1 to April 23, 11am – 7pm daily, all roads lead to Mount Vernon’s scenic Hillcrest Park Lodge. Wild ...

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Perfect for Spring: Washington Pink Wines

April 10, 2017 by Mount Vernon Hotel

Know Your Pinks and Roses Spring has come, and though rose wines they say are perfect summer drinks, actually no season applies to this lovely pink wine. The wine’s beautiful blush, increasing complexity and overall approachability make it pairable with just about anything – and anybody. Experts say that pinks enable red wine and white ...

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Tulips and Arts near Mount Vernon Hotel

March 23, 2017 by Mount Vernon Hotel

Welcoming Spring in Skagit Valley The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is a family destination. There is always something for everyone at any age. Now on its 33rd year, Mount Vernon is once again the center of a county-wide celebration of flowers, arts and crafts, food and fun activities. April is when tulips by the millions ...

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Whale-Watching Season near Mount Vernon Hotel

March 10, 2017 by Mount Vernon Hotel

Know Your Whales Before You Go! Whale watching in Washington is on! Orcas or killer whales are the most frequently sighted, common up and down the Washington coast, especially in and around the San Juan Islands of Northwest Washington. However, other species of whales can also be spotted, like gray whales and humpback whales. Locals ...

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Catching Fish Like a Pro near Mount Vernon Hotel

February 17, 2017 by Mount Vernon Hotel

Fishing for Salmon in the Skagit River How about spending a day in one of Washington’s premier rivers catching salmon, trout and steelheads? You would not miss it for the world. The Skagit River in Northwest Washington is the largest and most biologically important river draining to Puget Sound. It straddles southwestern British Columbia and ...

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A Birdwatchers’ Eden near Mount Vernon Hotel

January 20, 2017 by Mount Vernon Hotel

Mount Vernon: Where The Birds Are January is the time to see the largest concentration of migrating American Bald Eagles, and thousands upon thousands of swans and snow geese, right here in Mount Vernon and Skagit Valley. With its vast farmlands, protected nature trails, and the nurturing river banks of the Skagit, Mount Vernon is ...

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For the Foodies

December 12, 2016 by Mount Vernon Hotel

A Food Trip into Downtown Downtown Mount Vernon has some of the most exciting food finds you’ll experience when staying in our little city. If you are ready to explore and are quite a serious foodie, Downtown invites to offerings of a mix of American and international spots. Some leading restaurants are cited by reviews. ...

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The Wines of Washington

November 18, 2016 by Mount Vernon Hotel

Why Washington Grapes Produce Great Wines Washington state has over 850 wineries making it the second largest, after California, wine-producing region in the United States. Its wine history is fairly of recent times with the first vineyards appearing in the Yakima and Walla Walla Valleys by 1914. Prohibition stopped wine production all over, yet after ...

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Calling Boating Enthusiasts to Diablo Lake

October 12, 2016 by Mount Vernon Hotel

Diablo Lake: Popular Northwestern Destination Diablo Lake is a water reservoir in the North Cascade Mountains in Washington state. It’s the lake created by the Diablo Dam, built in 1930, rans along the Skagit River and elevated at 1200 feet above sea level. The vivid turquoise color of the lake is mesmerizing, coming from the ...

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The Skagit Valley Wine Route

September 8, 2016 by Mount Vernon Hotel

There are many great opportunities in the area around our hotel in Mount Vernon, Washington to partake of a quality wine-tasting experience. However, if you’d like to make a full day out of your wine-tasting, you may wish to check out the Skagit Valley Wine Route. Brought to us by Skagit Valley Wineries, this route ...

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