Sol Duc Hot Springs in Olympic National Park Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Promotions, Special Event

Sol Duc Hot Springs in Olympic National Park is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The resort opened for the season March 29 and will commemorate the anniversary with promotions and a special event.

“Sol Duc Hot Springs has been the northwest’s premier natural hot spring destination for the past century,” says Amanda Lovelady, district manager for ARAMARK Parks and Destinations, Olympic Peninsula. “The resort is deeply tied to the history of this area, and we hope to share that story with locals and our visitors.”

May 5 – 6 there will be a 100th anniversary celebration at the springs. Hosted by the Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort, the National Park Service and the Clallam County Historical Society, the day will be filled with food, entertainment and a special look at the hot springs’ history. The celebration will include an original Stanley Steamer Mountain Wagon which early visitors rode the last part of their two-day journey from Seattle to visit the hot springs.

Often touted as a ‘natural remedy,’ the hot springs at Sol Duc have long been a source of relaxation and recuperation from life’s stresses. Located on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State, visitors have traveled from around the world to experience this natural wonder since the first Sol Duc hotel opened in 1912.

Today, visitors can indulge in one of three mineral hot spring soaking pools and one freshwater pool, with temperatures ranging from 85 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit, healing massages and relaxing hikes on the variety of trails in the lush mountains.

To celebrate the 100th Anniversary, Sol Duc Hot Springs is offering a $100 rate for Sunday – Thursday stays for the month of May. Based on promotional availability, blackout dates may apply. There is a $20 upgrade for kitchen-cabins.

To learn more about Sol Duc’s history or to reserve a stay, visit http://www.olympicnationalparks.com.

Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort is managed by ARAMARK Parks and Destinations and is authorized by the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior to serve the public within Olympic National Park. Prices are approved by the National Park Service.

Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort is located 12 miles within the heart of Olympic National Park. The resort, which includes cabins and RV facilities, is surrounded by forested peaks and the babbling Sol Duc River. It features three outdoor pure mineral water hot pools, a freshwater pool, an on-site masseuse, dining options and access to hiking trails. The Sol Duc Hot Springs have been a popular vacation spot for over a century. The resort is a family-friendly destination for those seeking the relaxation and rejuvenation of the mineral pools.

Located on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state, Olympic National Park offers 922,651 acres of preserved coastal, mountain and rainforest terrain. It is the fifth most visited national park in the United States, drawing 3.3 million visitors in 2010. It is located near Seattle, Wash., Vancouver, British Columbia, and other Northwestern population centers. Declared a national park in 1938, the region boasts World Heritage Site status and is an International Biosphere Preserve. Its pristine nature is preserved as 95 percent of the land expanse is designated as wilderness, a designation above national park status. To join the conversation, like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/olympicnationalpark.

ARAMARK Parks and Destinations, a division of ARAMARK, delivers authentic and memorable experiences at national and state parks, national forests, specialty hotels, museums, and other tourist destinations throughout the United States. In partnership with its clients, ARAMARK Parks and Destinations seeks to enhance the guest experience by offering industry-leading hospitality, environmental stewardship, recreational, and interpretive programs. For more information on ARAMARK Parks and Destinations and each of its properties, visit http://www.aramarkparksanddestinations.com.

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