Sun Mountain Awards

Sun Mountain Lodge has a long and distinguished history of award-winning achievement for the resort, our dining room and wine program.  While we take great pride in these accomplishments, our greatest reward is to share this success with you, our valued guests.  Thank you for continuing to inspire us to raise the bar!

Accomplishments and Awards

2014

Washington Wine Commission Restaurant Awards:  “Washington Wine Grand Award” 
Restaurants who are considered as the industry leaders in support of the Washington wine industry.

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room

 

2013

Washington Wine Commission Restaurant Awards:  “Washington Wine Grand Award” 
Restaurants who are considered as the industry leaders in support of the Washington wine industry.

Wine Spectator 2013 Award of Excellence

Trip Advisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room

Fodor’s Top 100 Hotels in the World, “Local Characters” category

 

 2012

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room and the Resort

Wine Spectator 2012 Award of Excellence

Washington Wine Commission Restaurant Awards:  “Washington Wine Grand Award” 2012:
Restaurants who are considered as the industry leaders in support of the Washington wine industry.

2012 Wine Press Northwest Best Northwest Wine List

DiRoNA Award: Distinguished Restaurants of North America

“Restaurant Appreciation Award” by the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers
for outstanding wine list featuring Washington State wines

 

2011

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room and the Resort

Washington Wine Commission Restaurant Awards:  “Washington Wine Grand Award” 2011

Wine Spectator 2011 Award of Excellence

2011 Wine Press Northwest Best Northwest Wine List

 

2010

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room and the Resort

“Washington Wine Restaurant of the Year”, by the Washington Wine Commission

Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence:  made annually to those
properties worldwide that represent the finest standards and best value for money.
Sun Mountain Lodge won “Most Excellent Lodge” and “Most Excellent Ranch”.

Wine Spectator 2010 Award of Excellence

Santé Award:  Wine Hospitality Award, honoring restaurants and professionals that exhibit
outstanding achievement in wine service and hospitality, Hotel/Resort Fine Dining category.

 

2009

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room and the Resort
Washington Wine Restaurant Award, Washington Wine Grand Award

The Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence are made annually to those properties worldwide that represent the finest standards and best value for money in luxury and independent accommodation.  Sun Mountain Lodge won “Most Excellent Lodge”, United States and Canada

Santé Award:  Wine Hospitality Award, honoring restaurants and professionals that exhibit outstanding achievement in wine service and hospitality, Hotel/Resort Fine Dining category.

Outstanding Northwest Wine List, The Wine Press Northwest

 

2008

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room and the Resort

The Condé Nast Johansens “Top 50 Ski Hotels”, #31

Zagat Survey:  Top US Hotels, Resorts & Spas – “Heaven on Earth”, “Absolutely Amazing”

Washington Wine Restaurant Award, Washington Wine Grand Award

Excelsior Business Club of Germany “Golden Service Crown Award” for excellent service to customers and guests  

Outstanding Northwest Wine List, The Wine Press Northwest

Wine Spectator 2008 Award of Excellence

 

2007

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room and the Resort

“Special Places of Washington Top 40 Places for Romance, Adventure, and Gourmet Cuisine”

1,000 Places To See Before You Die in the USA and Canada

Best Spas USA:  The Guidebook to Luxury Resort, Hotel and Destination Spas

DiRoNA Award: Distinguished Restaurants of North America

Wine Spectator 2007 Award of Excellence

Washington Wine Restaurant Award, Washington Wine Grand Award

 

2006

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room and the Resort

Santé Magazine “Wine Hospitality Achievement” Award
Gardner Building, Dining Room and Lounge remodel completed

Washington Wine Grand Award for Hotel Dining Room  from the Washington Wine Commission and the Seattle Times

Outstanding Northwest Wine List, The Wine Press Northwest

 

 2005

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room and the Resort

Outstanding Northwest Wine List, The Wine Press Northwest

 

 2004

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room and the Resort

 

 2003

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room and the Resort

 

 2002

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room and the Resort

 

 2001

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room and the Resort

“Outstanding Washington Wine List” award by the Wine Press Northwest Magazine

“International Wine Award of Excellence”, International Restaurant & Hospitality Rating Bureau

DiRoNA Award: Distinguished Restaurants of North America

 

 2000

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room and the Resort

DiRoNA Award: Distinguished Restaurants of North America

     

 1999

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room and the Resort

Mobile Travel Guide Four Star Award

DiRoNA Award: Distinguished Restaurants of North America International Award of Excellence: “One of America’s Top 100 Hotels in the 20th Century “, International Restaurant & Hospitality Rating Bureau

New swimming pool, patio, and hot pool, remodel of Activities Center and game room

 

 1998

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room and the Resort

Mobil Travel Guide Four Star Award

Best Places To Kiss in the Northwest: a romantic travel guide to the Northwest has given Sun
Mountain Lodge its highest kiss rating of four lips: “Sublime!”

 

 1997

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room and the Resort

 Mobil Travel Guide Four Star Award

“Best Remote Lodge”, Seattle Magazine Reader’s Poll

 

 1996

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room and the Resort

Mobil Travel Guide Four Star Award

Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator

 

 1995

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room and the Resort

Northwest Best Places: The premier guide to restaurants, lodging, and touring in the Northwest
has given Sun Mountain Lodge a three star rating: “Distinguished!”

Five Star Diamond Award for the Dining Room by the American Academy of Restaurant & Hospitality Sciences

 

 1994

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room and the Resort

 

 1992

 “Best Mountain Resort”, Pacific Northwest Magazine Reader’s Poll

AAA Four Dining Award for the Dining Room

 

 1991

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room

 

 1990 

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room

 

 1989

New Lodge opens: $20 million remodel & expansion completed, “Excellence in Construction” Award,

Lease Crutcher Lewis13th Annual Interiors Award for Best Hotel Design

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room;  “Gold Key” Award for Excellence in Hospitality

Design, Guest Room and Suite Finalist.  Issued by the American Hotel and Motel Association and Hospitality Design.