Impressed with the majesty of coastal Washington's mountains, British explorers named the range after Mount Olympus, a peak so heavenly that the Greek gods called it home. Today, the Olympic Mountains and surrounding area are no less divine. See for yourself on this week's Escape to the Governor Hotel in Olympia, Washington.
You and a companion will spend two nights in a Grand King Room ($174) or Grand King Suite ($194) and receive a bottle of Washington wine, chocolate truffles, two-for-one dinner at Adesso restaurant, and two-for-one tickets to the Harlequin Productions.
The fruit of recent renovations, brand-new Grand King Rooms and Suites are outfitted with features befitting a deity, including 46-inch flat-screen LCD TVs, massage shower heads, pillow menus, floor-to-ceiling windows, and French balconies. Grand King accommodations are perched on the top floors for views of the State Capitol, Capitol Lake, Puget Sound, and, of course, the Olympic Mountains.
The ancient Greeks made routine offerings to keep the gods happy, but they wouldn't have been able to match all that Olympia has to give. "The old and charming downtown area is compact and easy on the feet," says Fodor's review of Olympia. "There are little unexpected surprises all through town, from pretty little half-block parks and blossoming miniature gardens to clutches of Thai and Vietnamese restaurants and antiques shops."
Two-for-one tickets to the nearby Harlequin Productions will surely put a smile on your face. This theater offers everything from classic plays like Richard III to '70s rock 'n' roll concerts. Whether you're in the mood for a tragedy or a comedy, Harlequin has something to keep you entertained.
When you're ready for a bit of bacchanalia, Adesso in downtown Olympia serves classic Mediterranean fare like moussaka along with delectable Italian dishes and, of course, a fine selection of wine.
Though it may seem too good to be true, this week's Escape is no myth. It's also not immortal, so snap it up while you can.
PAID VALUE DOES NOT EXPIRE
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON December 31, 2012
A Two-Night Stay for Two with a Bottle of Wine, Truffles, and Discounts on Dining and Theater
- from $174