DeGoede Tulip Fields are in Bloom!

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The DeGoede Bulb Farm’s tulip fields are in bloom, and looking more lovely than ever! Visit Discover Lewis County’s page for more information and photos of the fields.

The tulip fields are less than a mile away from our Lake Mayfield vacation rental.  A visit there is a spectacular sight to behold and makes for a great photo opp for our guests.

Mayfield Lake and the surrounding areas are beautiful any time of year – stay with us this spring to experience it all! Call (253) 973-2848 to reserve your stay with us, or visit our VRBO listing for more information and a calendar of available dates.

*Photo credit: Discover Lewis County

Local Summer Events Near Lake Mayfield

Event listing courtesy White Pass Scenic Byway

May 24-27 Packwood Flea Market
Downtown PackwoodThis bi-annual event turns the town of Packwood into a huge flea market, one of the largest in the Western US. Hundreds of vendors sell antiques, novelties, clothing, and all kinds of household and decorative items. Tools, toys, and extraordinary finds abound! Come join the fun!
July 12 & 13 OnStage Children’s Theatre Performance at the Roxy TheaterKids ages 6 to 18 act, dance, sing, design, build, paint, and eat lunches during this intensive education program that culminates in two public performances.  July 12, at 7 p.m. &  July 13 at 2 p.m.  Tickets:  $8
July 20-21 Nile Valley Community Days
This fun family weekend is packed with activities!  Held annually at Sprick Park in Nile each July, enjoy everything from horseshoe tournaments and egg-tosses to rescue demonstrations and amateur wood events.  Vendors will offer hand-crafted items, food booths and displays.  A $1.00 donation is taken at the gate, but is donation only.  Come join us and experience the charm of this community festival.
August 3 Mossryrock Blueberry Festival
Downtown MossyrockLife is a bit more relaxed here in Mossyrock, and we hope you will take a day to slow down and enjoy our small town flavor. We have a fun day for all ages planned for you. There is free music on the lawn in the middle of town, a genuine home town parade, pie eating contest, quilt show, a great old car show, and more! Don’t miss our public market, a regular Saturday event! Take home lots of our local blueberries and sample what our country cooks can do with them.  Enjoy what small town living at it’s best is all about.
August 3-4, 6-7, 10-11 The Ties That Bind:  A Recollection of Bygone Days at the Roxy Theater
Summer Musical Theatre Commemorating Morton’s CentennialFrom family ties to railroad ties, this quasi-historical retrospective celebrates early 20th Century local events through music, explosions, romance, bear fighting, and croquet.  August 3, 6, 7 & 10 at 7 p.m.; August 4 & 11 at 2 p.m.  Tickets:  Advanced tickets: $10 adults; $5 children.  At the door:  $11 adults; $6 children.  Dress in period costume for the world premiere August 3.
August 8-11 Morton Loggers’ Jubilee
MortonThe 71st Annual Loggers’Jubilee has become “the Granddaddy of all Logging Shows” and a celebration for people of all ages. From the Main Street Parades to the Lawnmower Races, the world famous Logging shows to the Jubilee Queen Coronation, Morton’s Loggers’ Jubilee promises a good time for all.
August 25 Free Entrance Days in Mt. Rainier National ParkCelebrate the National Park Service’s birthday at Mt. Rainier National Park!  No entrance fees!  Entrance fees to Mt. Rainier National Park are waived on these days in 2013: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan 21), National Park Week (April 22-26), National Park Service Birthday (Aug 25), Public Lands Day (Sept 28) and Veterans Day weekend (Nov 9-11). Mark your calendar.
August 30 – September 2 Packwood Flea Market
Downtown PackwoodThis bi-annual event turns the town of Packwood into a huge flea market, one of the largest in the Western US. Hundreds of vendors sell antiques, novelties, clothing, and all kinds of household and decorative items. Tools, toys, and extraordinary finds abound! Come join the fun!
September 6-8 Sportsman’s Days Join us for the annual Sportsman’s Days in Naches — one of the longest running community events in the Yakima Valley. The event features free entertainment throughout the weekend along with a midway, rides, food booths, game booths, flea market, silent auction, button drawings, free shows and much more!
September 13-15 Chinook Fest
Jim Sprick Community Park, Hwy 410It’s all about the music at Chinook Fest!  Along with art displays, food vendors and camping, listen to over 30 of the finest Roots-Rock, Blues, Americana, and Folk artists around.  This year the festival has expanded to two days and will be held at Jim Sprick Community Park, a rustic retreat on the banks of the Naches River, nestled in the scenic Central Washington Cascades.  Note that Friday and Saturday are for ages 21+.  All ages welcome on Sunday – family friendly! Purchase festival tickets online.

DeGoede Tulip Fields are in Bloom!

The DeGoede tulip fields are in bloom right now in Mossyrock, just five minutes away from our Lake Mayfield Lakeside Estate.

It is truly a sight to see. Rows upon rows of colorful tulips, with views of the mountains in the background.

The next two weekends are available for reservations at our Lakeside Estate. Book now and have your chance to see the tulip fields for yourself!

The forecast also looks great for this month, so now would be the perfect time to visit Lake Mayfield for a relaxing retreat or an adventure-packed weekend.

Call (253) 973-2848 to book your stay now!

Photos courtesy White Pass Scenic Byway

Summer Activities Around Lake Mayfield

Summer is a wonderful time to stay with us at our Lake Mayfield lakeside estate.

Not only does the beautiful weather make for incredible scenery, boating, watersports and swimming, but there are many events and activities during the summer in the surrounding areas for guests to enjoy.

A very popular event that’s fun for the whole family is the Mossyrock Blueberry Festival, just five minutes from our vacation rental.  The event, held August 3-4, 2012, is full of things to do, including games, a classic car show, parade, beer garden, blueberry pie eating contest, and of course, as many blueberries and blueberry products as you can get your hands on!

Boat and Waverunner rentals are available at My Waverunner Rentals to be used on Lake Mayfield, creating endless possibilities for fun.

Chehalis Garlic Festival, held August 24-26, has endless choices of delicious garlicky foods, a craft fair, wine tastings, a beer garden and pony rides for the kids, only 40 minutes from Lake Mayfield.

There are plenty of opportunities to go antiquing in the area, including Centralia Square Antique Mall and the Packwood Flea Market, which is every Friday-Monday.

Train tours, including the Chehalis Centralia Railroad, a scenic ride on a historic steam train. Or there’s the Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad, the longest continually operating steam train, which departs out of Elbe, Washington.

For the gardening and flower lovers, no trip to Lewis County is complete without a visit to DeGoede Bulb Farms. Tour the lovely gardens and gift shop. Or visit Raintree Nursery’s garden shop to get great deals on plants to take home.

For cyclists, there are plenty of roads and trails to explore. The Lewis County Historical Bike Ride is a 20, 46, 72 or 100 mile bike ride sure to fit all skill levels of cyclists.

Many hiking spots abound nearby our vacation rental, including those at Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens.

The warmer month are a great time for  fishing, including fishing for steelhead, tiger muskie, salmon and trout. Did you know Lake Mayfield is one of the only places in Washington State to fish for tiger muskie? It’s quite an adventure!

The Southwest Washington Fair is August 14-19, 2012. There will be concerts, rides, fair food, crafts and more!

This is just a sampling of the many summer events and activities to take part in near Lake Mayfield. Please consider us as your home away from home during your stay.

Event: Fall Wine Tasting and Tour

Tour six boutique wineries in the Chehalis Valley, which is less than 30 miles away from our property, you’ll find a large variety of wine, from the basic Merlot and Chardonnays to special blends, fruit and dessert wines. Start at the winery of your choice to purchase your passport and commemorative wine glass.  Free wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres.  $15.00 at the door, $13.00 in advance at any participating winery. September 24-25, 2011 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.

Scatter Creek Winery
3442 180th Ave SW, Tenino, WA 98589

Heymann Winery
212 N Tower Ave, Centralia, WA 98531

Widgeon Hill Winery
211 Widgeon Hill Rd, Chehalis, WA 98532

Wells’ Winery
140 Eschaton Rd, Onalaska, WA 98570

Birchfield Winery
921 Middle Fork Rd, Onalaska, WA 98570

Weatherwax Cellars
300 Brim Rd, Onalaska, WA 98570

Event: Farm Experience

Ever wonder how honey and cheese are made and how vegetables are grown?  With our property so close to such a great farm, there’s no excuse not to explore The Rose of Sharon Farm, where Farmer Bob Harris is a beekeeper, master gardener and raises chickens, cows and pigs.  Bring your family and delight in the sights, sounds and fun of farm life.  Purchase homemade homegrown cheese, milk, honey and vegetables.  Tours available every Saturday starting September 10th, 2011. So come and enjoy an adventured filled weekend at Lake Mayfield.

Rose of Sharon Farm