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11.28.2012

Winter room rates packaged with sweet treats and snow activities offer visitors to Sequoia National Park a winter wonderland of memories
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif., Nov. 28, 2012—Celebrate winter and the holiday season the way nature intended. From play-and-stay packages and snow chain concierge services, to Christmas with Old St. Nick and a “Trek to the Tree,” Wuksachi Lodge’s winter offerings let guests take advantage of one of the most wonderful times of year in Sequoia National Park.

On Dec. 9, head from Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia to a unique holiday ceremony in the neighboring Kings Canyon National Park. The annual “Trek to the Tree” program begins in Grant Grove at 2:30 p.m. at the stately General Grant Tree. The giant sequoia was proclaimed the Nation’s Christmas Tree by President Calvin Coolidge and serves as a living memorial to fallen soldiers. Because travel between the parks may be impacted by winter weather, it is advised that travelers check current road conditions by calling the National Park Service hotline at 559-565-3341.

Christmas Eve, bring the kids to the Wuksachi Lodge lobby to meet Santa and decorate holiday cookies. Then snuggle up around the fire with a cup of hot cocoa for Christmas storytelling including a reading of “T'was the Night Before Christmas.” On Christmas Day, enjoy a delectable feast at The Peaks. Along with its seasonal menu, the lodge’s signature restaurant will feature specials created with holiday flavors in mind. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.

Looking to stay overnight? Wuksachi Lodge’s winter packages* take full advantage of the picture-perfect season.

Snowy weather sets the scene for romance in Sequoia National Park and Wuksachi Lodge’s Winter Romance Package provides the perfect excuse to stay inside. It includes one night’s accommodation, locally-crafted chocolate truffles, a bottle of red wine and two Sequoia souvenir wine glasses, plus a cozy souvenir throw blanket. The Winter Romance Package starts at $176 ($88 per person) in a Standard room (based on double occupancy).

The Winter Family Fun Package gives everyone in the family just what they need for a day of snow play. It includes one night’s accommodation, a winter sports map, snowshoe rentals for each adult guest and a new snow disc for the kiddos to keep! The Winter Family Fun Package starts at $154 ($77 per person) in a Standard room (based on double occupancy).

The always-popular Sweet Treat Package offers an enjoyable way to stay toasty on a cold night. Available for adults age 21 and older, it includes one night’s accommodation plus two Sequoia souvenir mugs complete with hot cocoa mix, marshmallows and a bottle of peppermint schnapps. The Sweet Treat Package starts at $140 ($70 per person) in a Standard room (based on double occupancy).

The Winter Adventure Deluxe Package makes it easy to traverse the park’s more than 800 miles of trails. It includes on night’s accommodation, full-day snowshoe rentals, winter sports map, box lunch for each guest, plus one daypack and a Sequoia logo souvenir thermos complete with hot cocoa. The Winter Adventure Deluxe Package starts at $215 ($107.50 per person) in a Standard room (based on double occupancy).

*Availability of winter activities is subject to weather conditions. Room rates are per night, based on double occupancy, and do not include the current county hotel tax of 10% which is subject to change at any time. All rates and packages are subject to availability and valid from now until March 31, 2013.

Wuksachi Lodge is also pleased to announce that this year it will provide a snow chain concierge to assist park visitors with installation. Service will be available Fridays from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the chain-up area along the Generals Highway between the southern park entrance (Highway 198) and the hotel. The service is free of charge for Wuksachi Lodge overnight guests or $20 for non-hotel guests. Additional assistance will be available at Wuksachi Lodge on Sunday mornings for departing guests beginning at 8 a.m.

For additional packages or more information about Wuksachi Lodge, visit www.visitsequoia.com or call 866-449-4902. 
About Wuksachi Lodge
Located in the heart of Sequoia National Park on the western slope of the Central Sierra, the 102-room Wuksachi Lodge features a panoramic mountain setting, full-service restaurant, cocktail lounge, retail shop, and 1,320 square feet of dedicated meeting space. Furnishings reflect an upscale, natural decor highlighting native granite rock, oak, cedar, and hickory woods as well as modern guest amenities such as Internet access. Wuksachi Lodge is operated by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, one of the nation’s leading hospitality management companies, under contract with the National Park Service.

About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is an industry leader providing Stewardship and Hospitality in Special PlacesSM with hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations at historic and scenic properties in North America and Australia. The company operates Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and in Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Sequoia and Yosemite national parks, including The Ahwahnee and other Yosemite lodges; Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite & the Cottages at Tenaya Lodge; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa in British Columbia; Niagara Falls State Park; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake in Ohio; Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga; Holiday Inn West Yellowstone, Gray Wolf Inn & Suites and Yellowstone Park Hotel. The company also owns and operates five luxury resorts in Australia: Lizard Island Resort, Heron Island Resort, Wilson Island Resort, Kings Canyon Resort and El Questro Homestead and Wilderness Park. To learn more about Delaware North Companies’ hospitality management expertise, visit www.experiencednc.com.
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