Thursday, May 20, 2010

Escape Seattle at the Twin Peaks Lodge

Where do you go when you need a little break?

After the eating frenzy and pace of downtown Seattle, we found respite at the Salish Lodge in Snoqualmie Falls, WA. Originally built in 1919 as a rest area for Seattle residents enjoying an outing at the falls, it was so cozy on that chilly May day we visited.

You may recognize this hotel as the "Great Northern Lodge" in the TV show, Twin Peaks.

Our room was really peaceful and had a beautiful views of the greenery outdoors.
We loved that our jacuzzi tub had shutters opening to the room and large window.
The hotel had a cozy a library. We popped in before dinner for a game of pinball on an ancient wooden pinball machine and browsed the book selection.
Then we got our fancy threads on and drank our dinner in the bar. Yes, I'm sitting next to a fire in May- and I loved it.
The next day, can you believe I was the only person in this amazingly serene spa?
The breakfast dining room was especially gorgeous with giant windows overlooking the tumbling falls.
I recommend staying at the Salish on a weekday for a considerably reduced rate. Flashing a military ID also affords an extra discount.

What's your favorite escape hotel?


shopgirl said...

Mary, you guys get to stay at the best places! I love all your hotel posts. They're so cool!

Grande Baccia!

Uncork and Unwined said...

Hello! Thank you for stopping by my blog & following. It's great to "meet" new people who enjoy the same things we do- food, wine, and travel! Your pictures are beautiful and that spa looks amazing!

We would love to visit Japan & that area in general. Let me know if you guys make it out to Germany!

bingata744 said...

We love this place. Haven't been in the area for a number of years, but this just puts the need to go out west up front and center. Looks as if you two had a fun time.


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