This may be my best giveaway yet!
When a friend or family member says they want to get away and escape the everyday â€“ but not take a flight necessarily, or head abroad â€“ I recommend Roche Harbor Resort. The resort is a gem set amongst the San Juan Islands, about 30 minutes from Friday Harbor, on San Juan Island. Take a ferry (or a floatplane, if you must) and youâ€™re far away from school, work or other worries.
Cascadia Kids is hosting a giveaway for a two-night stay at Roche Harbor Resort. You and your family will enjoy staying at one of the propertyâ€™s 800 sq. ft. Historic Company Town Cottages â€“ near the pool and playground.
These cottages go for between $199-339 a night, and are worth every penny. You get a two-bedroom cottage all to yourself (and the kids), along with a fully equipped kitchen for cooking your farm-fresh purchases. A BBQ and picnic table offers outdoor dining as well.
While at Roche Harbor, you can enjoy the resortâ€™s family activities, like a scavenger hunt (with an ice-cream prize), a historic walking tour, hiking or whale watching. I can certainly vouch for the Roche Harbor doughnuts served up at Lime Kiln CafÃ© as a total kid-pleaser.
As I wrote in my book, Northwest Kid Trips: Portland, Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver, I love the resortâ€™s grand historic feel (the signature â€œHotel De Haroâ€ was constructed back in 1886 as part of a company town) and waterside setting. But thereâ€™s also plenty of modernity to be found â€“ just visit the 19-acre sculpture park.
If you win the prize, you can reach Roche Harbor by taking a Washington State Ferry, the Clipper (passenger ferry to Friday Harbor; May-Sept only, includes whale-watching) or by Kenmore Air’s seaplane. Transportation is not included in this giveaway; the ferry is the cheapest option.
To Enter: Leave a comment on this blog, below, describing what you’d like to doÂ onÂ San Juan Island with your kids.
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This contest begins today, December 8, 2010, and ends at 11:59 pmÂ Pacific Standard Time on Tuesday, December 15, 2010. On or aboutÂ December 16, 2010, the winner will be selected at random from allÂ eligible entries received on this pageâ€™s comments, using Random.org.Â The winner will be notified by e-mail on or around December 16. PleaseÂ ensure that you have entered the correct e-mail address in your entry.Â Your e-mail will not be sold or displayed.
If no response is received from the first-drawn winner within one weekÂ (7 days), the first winner will forfeit the prize and another entrantÂ will be selected at random using Random.org. The value of the two-night hotelÂ stay is (Â $850.00) and the Roche Harbor Resort has provided aÂ gift certificate for the giveaway.
The prize is valid for a two-night stay in a Company Town Cottage at RocheÂ Harbor Resort. The room must be redeemed by December 30, 2011, but isÂ not valid in July, August and certain high-occupancy weekends. OtherÂ restrictions may apply.Â Please reserve your room as soon as possible.
The prize informationÂ must be presented when making reservations. There is no cash value.Â There are no substitutions. The prize is not transferable. Guests areÂ responsible for transportation to San Juan Island. The winner isÂ solely responsible for any national, state, provincial or city taxesÂ incurred. Sweepstakes void where prohibited by law. Entrants must beÂ 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 requiredÂ to correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whetherÂ mechanical or otherwise, a timed, mathematical skill-testing questionÂ (3*6)+(12/2)-8 to be administered by Lora Shinn by e-mail before theÂ awarding of the prize.
By participating in the â€œRoche Harbor Resortâ€ giveaway, you releaseÂ and agree to hold harmless CascadiaKids.com subsidiaries, affiliates,Â directors, (collectively, the â€œReleased Partiesâ€) from any liabilityÂ whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of anyÂ kind arising out of or in connection with the getaway or acceptance,Â possession, or use of any prize (including, without limitation,Â claims, costs, injuries and losses related to personal injuries,Â death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity orÂ privacy, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theoryÂ of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.
CascadiaKids.com or the administrator is not liable for technical error, omissions or InternetÂ inaccessibility.
I did not accept money, services or gratuities in exchange for thisÂ giveaway. I requested the giveaway prize, because I like the hotel andÂ think itâ€™s a good match for CascadiaKids readers.