Sun Mountain Awards

2019

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room

 

AAA Sun Mountain Lodge has been named a 2019 AAA Inspector’s Best Of Housekeeping hotel, an award that indicates our property’s cleanliness and condition rank in the top 25% of the 27,000 AAA Inspected & Approved hotels.

 

Evening Magazine’s Northwest Escapes Awards: Best Mountain Resort”

 

2018

Voted “Best Luxury Getaway” in the KING5 “Best Northwest Escapes” Contest

 

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room

 

2017

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room

 

DiRoNa:  Achievement of Distinction in Dining

 

2016

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room

 

Northwest A-List Voters named Sun Mountain Lodge Best Romantic Hotel for 2016 as well as runner-up for Best Horseback Riding, Best Honeymoon Destination, and Best Girl’s Weekend Destination.

 

2016 “Sip Northwest” Awards:  “Best of Travel”, Washington State

 

KING5 “Best Northwest Escapes” Contests: Voted “Best Lodge”; Runner Up: “Romantic Hotel”;  Runner Up:  “Best Horseback Outfitter”: “Red” at Sun Mountain Lodge

 

Ten Best Cross-Country Ski Resorts in the USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards:  Sun Mountain Lodge was voted #7

 

2015

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

 

Wine Spectator 2015 Award of Excellence

 

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015 Winner

 

Best Romantic Hotel — Northwest Escapes

 

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.

 

Wine Spectator 2014 Award of Excellence

 

AAA Four Diamond Award for the Dining Room

 

Sun Mountain Lodge has been ranked #10 out of 25 of the “Best Hotels in the Pacific Northwest” Reader’s Choice Awards, 2014 by Condé Nast Traveler.

 

Top 10 Snowshoe Adventures for Couples

 

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award

 

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.