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One Tank Trips: Get away from it all

When you hear “The mountain is out,” it means the weather is fabulous in Seattle. We think you should take advantage of the sunshine and go check out “the mountain”, aka Mt. Rainier, this summer.

Welcome to the third edition of our one-tank trip series, traveling to the most picturesque one-tank destinations and to give you an opportunity to win exciting prizes!

With the One Tank Trips sweepstakes from your Western Washington Honda Dealers, there are many chances to win weekly prizes, outdoor expeditions, vacation getaways, and the grand prize…a 3-year lease on a new 2016 Honda Civic!

If you’re heading to Mt. Rainier, you need a car made for a road trip, and the Honda CR-V checks all the boxes. With 25-26 city/31-33 highway MPGs, the CR-V gets better mileage than the RAV4, Escape, Equinox or Forrester. The CR-V has 104.1 cubic feet of passenger room, and 70.9 cubic feet of cargo room (with the second row folded down), so there’s plenty of room for all your hiking gear, without sacrificing comfort. The CR-V is also affordable (win!), with KBB.com listing it as a Best Buy Small SUV, Best Family Car, and Best SUV Under $25,000.

We loaded up our CR-V with the necessities for a night away and headed up to Stormking Spa and Cabins. This is “glamping” at its finest, folks. Five cabins, each designed specifically for a romantic couples getaway. Did we mention each cabin has its own hot tub? Throw in a couples massage and we dare you to find a more relaxing, romantic getaway.

Stormking Cabins are conveniently located just minutes outside the entrance of Mt. Rainier, but you can do more than hike and take in scenery in this region. Elbe is a quaint little town, home to sculptor Dan Klennert, who creates art out of recycled iron. His sculpture park, titled Ex-Nihilo, which means “something out of nothing” in Latin, is free to the public.

You can also learn more about the history of Mt. Rainier and the logging industry in the area at the Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum. If you really want to step back in time, hop aboard the steam train for a journey through the forest and foothills south of Mt. Rainier.

Safe to say, you’ll find plenty of ways to spend the day, or the weekend, around Mt. Rainier. And getting there on just one tank of gas? Sounds like a trip we need to check off our summer bucket list.

For your last chance to win a one-tank getaway and a 3-year lease on a new 2016 Civic visit http://www.westernwashingtonhondadealers.com/one-tank-trips. Hurry, the promotion ends soon!

Be sure to keep your eye on Seattle Refined and SeattleRefined.com for more one-tank trip recommendations!

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