We all have tried-and-true favorites. Whether the all-knowing barista we visit for our morning coffee or a local diner whose menu you’ve memorized, there is comfort in familiarity. But, there is also a thrill in trying something new. And sometimes, those new spots become instant favorites.

Little Creek Casino Resort is less than 30 minutes from Olympia but worlds away from the chores and obligations of daily life, making it a favorite “staycation” for many locals. Marketing promotions coordinator Jennifer Brines is proud that they offer “a little bit of everything on site – a spa, golf course, X-Box arcade, gaming, live weekend entertainment, an RV park and national level performers.”

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Starting Summer 2017 newly renovated rooms and suites are available for your close-to-home getaway. Photo credit: Little Creek Casino Resort

With newly remodeled rooms available starting summer 2017, overnight guests can stay in multi-room suites, regular hotel-style rooms or spa-like retreats. Prefer to bring your RV but still want the full resort experience? An on-site, pet-friendly RV Park offers free wi-fi, water/sewer/power hook-ups and full laundry facilities. A highly-rated Good Sam Club park, read glowing reviews online or reserve a space by calling 800-667-7711.

Once inside, stop by the Players Club and join for free. Members receive an array of benefits including pre-sale event tickets, gift shop discounts, valet parking, birthday specials and game play bonuses. Then it’s time to hit the casino floor. Beyond slot machines, table games and poker, try Black Light Bingo or Bonus Craps and you may find yourself on the illustrious list of big winners.

Brines encourages guests to check out the casino’s large non-smoking area, Tuesday’s double-point specials for Players Club members and weekly Senior Days for players 50+. Running Monday through Wednesday, this “extremely popular” promotion earns dining credits, free play, Keno discounts and more.

Many of these games can be played in exciting, multi-player formats. Says Brines: “We offer many tournaments: blackjack, Keno, poker, pai-gow, roulette and craps. We are also having our first Bingo tournament in September with a prize pool of over $150,000.”

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Dining options include the all you can eat Creekside Buffet, decadent Island Grille, or local seafood from the Squaxin Island Seafood Bar. Photo credit: Little Creek Casino Resort

All this fun definitely works up an appetite. Thankfully at Little Creek there are dining options galore. For fast and casual dining, pick up a coffee on the go at Little Creek Espresso or visit the Water’s Edge Café directly on the casino floor.

Want to sit down for a bit? The Island Grille is the casino’s most popular dining destination with steaks, seafood and a full bar. Overnight guests—or early risers—can enjoy a 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. breakfast special with eggs, toast, hash browns and bacon or sausage for only $4.99.

For fresh, local seafood look no further than the Squaxin Island Seafood Bar. Brines explains that there, skilled chefs “prep, season and cook your order right in front of you.” From Dungeness crab to briny oysters, Thai shrimp to crab cocktail, it’s the Pacific Northwest on a plate.

But few things top a traditional casino buffet. At the Creekside Buffet you can have it all, seven days a week, for unlimited breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Find weekly specials and latest dining deals on the Little Creek website.

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Don’t pass up the Salish Cliffs Golf Club with it’s award winning course. Photo credit: Little Creek Casino Resort

Now it’s time to burn off that third trip through the buffet’s ice-cream bar. Step outside and onto the award-winning Salish Cliffs Golf Club. At Salish Cliffs, GPS-enabled golf carts take you across gorgeous native landscapes, wetlands and forests. Rated GolfAdvisor.com’s 2016 Best Course in Washington and the world’s first Salmon Safe Certified Course, afternoons spent on the green will refresh body and soul. Book your tee-time online or by calling 360-462-3673.

After a few holes, relaxation calls. At the Seven Inlets Spa, you can “choose from a relaxing collection of massage therapies, organic facials and body treatments that incorporate Native American influences and healing elements to soothe the mind and awaken the spirit.” Add a package to your room stay, book individual services online, or call 360-462-1772.

Little Creek offers entertainment throughout the year, including national acts every few months. The event center calendar and casino Facebook page are frequently updated gateways to concerts, car shows and karaoke. Check back regularly for advance pre-sale tickets, dates and specifics.

Whether gaming or dining, enjoying the golf course or the spa, Little Creek has something for everyone. Photo credit: Little Creek Casino Resort

All resort amenities are available for large groups, business retreats and weddings. “We can accommodate many groups of all sizes in our banquet rooms and event center. We have done masquerade balls, business expos, weddings, galas and hundreds of company holiday parties. The golf course is also able to host tournaments and provide lessons with the golf pros,” says Brines. Professional event planners are also available. Call 360-462-3463 to start planning your event.

Located at 91 West State Route 108 in Shelton, Little Creek Casino Resort is the jewel of the Squaxin Island Tribe, the People of the Water. Let it become your favorite home away from home and year-round entertainment destination.

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