Win a free Suncadia family stay

As you may recall, I recently visited Suncadia Resort in Washington State.

Would you like to go, too?

Suncadia has offered our readers an exclusive one-night stay in a Lodge one-bedroom, which can be used any time in the next year – excluding all holiday weekends and weekends in July and August.

Still, that leaves you plenty of time to try one of Washington State’s newest family resorts.

Want to enter? Go visit the Suncadia page (or my previous post here about Suncadia) and tell me what you and the kids would like to do at Suncadia or in nearby Roslyn, and what time of year you’d like to visit.

The winner will be drawn at random.

You have three ways to enter this drawing:

  1. Read any of my articles on Roslyn or Suncadia or visit the Suncadia resort site and tell me what you want to do in the area. Leave a note below.
  2. Sign up for the mailing list (enter at right) and come back and tell me you did so (leave a comment.
  3. Tweet this contest. Come back and tell me you did so (leave a comment).

Please be patient when waiting for your comment to appear. I have to hand-approve all comments. If it doesn’t come up in 4-5 hours, e-mail me.

See you at Suncadia!

Contest Rules:

This contest begins today, June 30, 2010, and ends at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time on Tuesday, July 6, 2010. On July 6, 2010, the winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries received on this page’s comments, using The winner will be notified by e-mail on or around July 7. Please ensure that you have entered the correct e-mail address in your entry. Your e-mail will not be sold or displayed.
If no response is received from the first-drawn winner within one week (7 days), the first winner will forfeit the prize and another entrant will be selected at random using The value of the hotel stay is $215+ and the Suncadia Resort will provide a gift certificate for the giveaway.
The prize is valid for one night in a Lodge one-bedroom room. Prize is valid for one year from start of contest. Redemption is subject to availability and excludes weekends in July and August and all holiday weekends. Other restrictions may apply.
Please reserve your room as soon as possible. The prize information must be presented when making reservations. There is no cash value. There are no substitutions. The prizes are not transferable. The winner is solely responsible for any national, state, provincial or city taxes incurred.
Sweepstakes void where prohibited by law. Entrants must be age 18 and over and residing in the U.S or Canada.
If a resident of Canada is selected as a winner, they will be required to correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a timed, mathematical skill-testing question (3*6)+(12/2)-8 to be administered by Lora Shinn by e-mail before the awarding of the prize.
By participating in the “Suncadia Giveaway” giveaway, you release and agree to hold harmless CascadiaKids subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Seattle getaway or acceptance, possession, or use of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries and losses related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. CascadiaKids is not liable for technical error, omissions or Internet inaccessibility.
I did not accept money, services or gratuities in exchange for this giveaway. I requested the giveaway prize, because I like the hotel and think it’s a good match for CascadiaKids readers.


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About Lora

Lora Shinn writes about travel for regional and local publications, including AAA Journey, National Geographic Traveler,, Natural Health and Whole Living.


  1. Greg Barnes says

    I would like to go in the winter, do some cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, and then retire indoors to swim in the pool.

  2. Darcy Dawson says

    I’d like to go in the summertime – I’ve always wanted to check out Roslyn (MMMMMM cinnamon rolls sound delish) and stay at Suncadia!

  3. Darcy Dawson says

    Tweeted the contest.

  4. Darcy Dawson says

    I’ve signed up for your mailing list.

  5. I’d love to take a hike with the kids out at Suncadia! And swim, of course.

  6. I also joined the mailing list. Can’t figure out how to Tweet tho’.

  7. Cheri Shope says

    W O W, Breathtaking. I never knew this place existed. I would love to forget about my stressful life and just relax, enjoy the scenery. Hike. Take Photo. Beautiful!

  8. I’d love to stay & see all the sites from the television series. And of course, go geocaching in the area!! 🙂

  9. I want to go hiking in the area, and relax in the pool! I’ve lived in WA all my life and been along I-90 many times a year, but have never stopped at the resort, or in the area! I also want to go to Roslyn to see the cafe that was in northern exposure 😀

  10. I’m signed up for the email list!

  11. I like your facebook page!

  12. Jennifer says

    My girls love to go on hikes. We’d definitely have to check out the pool too!

  13. Jennifer says

    I subscribe via e-mail.

  14. Jennifer says

    I’m a fan on Facebook.

  15. Stefanie Tomko says

    Just became a fan on Facebook!

  16. swimming and hiking top my list

  17. Katie Julison says

    I would love to go in the summer time and enjoy the hiking and biking on the trails. We would be one of those “many” jogging strollers that you’d see! 🙂

  18. I want to just loll around the lodge area – maybe hike and go to the Brick (never been on the “family side” so that will be new!

  19. I like you, I really like you – on fb

  20. I’m on your mailing list

  21. I tweeted!

  22. Caitlin Racey says

    I have always wanted to take my kids to Suncadia but haven’t had the chance. Maybe now I will! I am really enjoying your posts on Facebook!

  23. I liked your facebook

  24. I joined the email.


  26. I grew up in that area but haven’t been back in years. I’d love to visit and if I were lucky enough to win a night there, I would go hiking. I read that they have 1200 acres of conservation area in which to explore. That would be fantastic!

  27. I’m an email subscriber (reducefootprints (at) gmail (dot) com)

  28. Oh, I forgot to mention … I’d like to visit at any time of year but I think late August would be the most perfect time for a visit. The weather is usually very nice about that time.

  29. Lauri Ellis says

    I “Like” your Facebook page.

  30. Jeannine Martindale says

    I *like* you (on fb) and forwarded your contest to friends! We want to visit Rosyln (huge Northern Exposure fan) and Suncadia! The pool/hikes in the summer would be fun with our kiddos (6 & 3). Winter would be a great time ice skating, sledding, etc. 🙂

  31. Thomas Tan says

    We would definitely check out Roslyn and the Cafe, especially after we hike on the 10-mile trail! I hope the Front Desk service at Suncadia has improved since your last experience there:)

  32. Thomas Tan says

    I have previously signed up for the mailing list.

  33. Thomas Tan says

    I liked your Facebook page & posted your giveaway on my Wall.

  34. Thomas Tan says

    Just tweeted your Contest.

  35. Nancy Mickley Sikora says

    Hi Lora,
    I signed up on your mailing list!

  36. I like you on FB!

  37. I had no idea there were fun things to do in Roslyn. We’ve been there twice, but didn’t see anything to get out of the car for. We went to Suncadia once and always thought it would be great to stay there. I would love to go in winter and take the kids ice skating and tubing with the rope tow. I liked you on facebook and week ago and I’m following your newsletter. Keep up the great work.

  38. I would get a massage at the Glade Spring Spa!!!

  39. I like you on Facebook 🙂

  40. I would love to go in the fall and take a hike and experience the leaves changing. The kids would love the pool.

  41. I tweeted the contest. If I’m already a fan, does that count as a second entry?

  42. I definitely want to go peek at the old miner cabins in Roslyn. Will we be lucky enough to see a moose wandering through the street?

  43. I just shared it on my facebook profile too. Shameless!

  44. I’d like to go swimming and checking things out in the town (ie. eating)

  45. My family and I would go in the fall and hike as that is one thing we all thoroughly enjoy 🙂

  46. I am following on twitter, liked FB page and subscribed to your blog.

  47. Paisley Rankin-Smith says

    I retweeted this contest for you on twitter @AMPaisley. I also really thought your article was great. You outlined such great things to do I feel like visiting now! Please enter me to win!

    Thanks so much


  48. I’ve tweeted, retweeted and sent many folks to your web page via facebook – love your site!! We have always wanted to try Suncadia – looks like a fabulous place for a snow getaway or Summer fun. Thanks for this contest!

  49. I re-tweeted your contest! @lauramears

  50. Hello,

    I retweeted your contest @pchaubal. Great article…we would have a blast with our 19 month old son. Thanks for giving the opportunity & please enter me to win!!


  51. I just retweeted for your contest on twitter @pchaubal. Loved your article and owe would have a blast there with our 19 month old. Thanks for the opportunity to enter in the contest.


  52. I read the article about what to do with kids at Suncadia. Being a mother of 3 with active kids, i’d love to explore the trails by foot and follow it up with a a dip in the pool. It’s a beautiful resort!

  53. i read your article about what to do with kids at Suncadia. Being a mother of 3 I’d love to hike the trails with my family and then take a dip in the pool after. It’s such a beutiful resort and would be such a great family place.

  54. I read about taking kids to suncadia and would love to hike and swim with the family!

  55. Walt Campbell says

    Just tweeted about the contest (@waltcamp45):

    Win a free Suncadia family stay – (hurry, ends July 6)

  56. Walt Campbell says

    Just tweeted (@waltcamp45) …

    Win a free Suncadia family stay – (hurry, ends July 6)

  57. Rachelle says

    I just Liked Cascadia Kids on Facebook. I’ve heard great things about Suncadia and all of the activities, sounds like a great place to take the family.

  58. Crystal @ Travelersb Barista says

    The resort just looks relaxing, beautiful and full of things to do year round. We’re not big on snow, so I suppose we’d want to vacay there sometime in Fall or spring would be nice, or even a last minute trip before my daughter starts school in September.

  59. Crystal @ Travelersb Barista says

    I Liked your facebook page…can’t believe I wasn’t already :o)

  60. I liked you on FB and posted on he Rozlyn page! Thanks for the opportunity.

  61. Crystal @ Travelersb Barista says

    I signed up for the newsletter :o)

  62. Crystal @ Travelersb Barista says

    Ok totally forgot what I’ve already posted, left a post…like you on FB…subcribed to newsletter

    Hope I left a comment for all those and now I re-tweeted your contest :o)…but hoping I win anyways!

  63. Our family, with three kids, has been hoping to visit Suncadia for some time now. We want to visit in the Fall, to enjoy crisp air and a warm, cozy room. Our kids will love the indoor pool, and the kitchen to cook our own food.

  64. My family and I would love to go to Suncadia Resort. We would enjoy the hiking and also renting a boat for the lake.
    I have liked the Cascadia Kids Facebook Page.

  65. Sarah Alexander says

    Oooh! I’ve been wanting to check this place out! We’d love to take the 3 girls here for some swimming, hiking and biking!

  66. Oooh, sounds like fun. We’d swim and then the grown-ups would reminisce about Northern Exposure while visiting Roslyn.

  67. Jenni Pertuset says

    I’ve been for a wedding and want to go back and explore. Meg wants to go on the water slides. I’d like to go in the winter and have a dogsled ride.

  68. I just retweeted (@emilyforsha) the contest. We would love the hiking best…and the pool! It looks beautiful!

  69. I retweeted contest (@KeriSue). Suncadia is amazing! I am following you now too- love your blog topic. We like to travel local with our kiddo!

  70. Kristina says

    I would love to go to the Roslyn Museum and our family are always up for good cinnamon rolls– it’s hard to find the perfect ones.

  71. Kristina says

    I just retweeted for the contest too.

  72. I retweeted and love your facebook site! I’d love to have a family getaway and enjoy that swimming pool!

  73. This sounds wonderful! Never been to Suncadia, but would love to with our little one.

  74. Our winner was Nancy!

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