In Seattle, a room with a view typically refers to sights of the Space Needle. But at the Salish Lodge and Spa, just 30 miles east of the city, the views are much, much different.
Perched at the edge of the Snoqalmie Falls, the hotel overlooks the river as it tumbles nearly 300 feet over granite cliffs to the water below. Dating back to 1916, the lodge was originally an 8-room inn, but was completely remodeled in 1988 to feature two award-winning restaurants as well as a full-service spa.
And if the Lodge looks familiar, that’s because it was used as the setting for the David Lynch TV series, “Twin Peaks.”
Guestrooms here are designed as luxurious mountain retreats with amenities such as over-sized whirlpool tubs, wood-burning fireplaces and plush beds complete with goose-down comforters and your choice of pillows selected from a “pillow menu.” The lodge is even pet-friendly, allowing dogs to stay in the rooms.
For the ultimate in relaxation, visit the spa, or take advantage of the Bath Butler, who can arrange a signature Rosemary and Mint bath right in your stateroom. Or try a Milk and Honey Country Pampering Bath, made with honey by the Salish’s on-site honeybees.
Rates start around $279 per night for a weekend stay.
photo credits: Salish Lodge and Spa