Located west of Seattle, the wild and scenic
peninsula contains Olympic National Park, ocean coastline,
pristine lakes, snowy peaks, and the only temperate rain forest
in the Northern Hemisphere. From Port Angeles you can take
a ferry over to Victoria on Canada's Vancouver Island.
146 Wildflower Lane
Port Angeles, WA
T: +1 360 457-4174. 5 room b&b. US$ 160-
An elegant romantic hotel sitting
on 5 acres of gardens, forest and scenic waterfront.
Surrounded by saltwater shoreline and located in the
heart of Puget Sound between the Olympic and Cascade Mountain.
Manor Farm Inn
26069 Big Valley Rd. N.E.
7 room b&b. US$ 110-
Impeccably restored 25 acre farm. Rose trellised white farmhouse
with exposed beams, French country antiques.
Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area
Less than an hour east of Seattle, this area includes
700 lakes and some of Washington's most scenic waterfalls,
including the 270 foot cascading Snoqualmie Falls.
Washington Salish Lodge & Spa
Snoqualmie Falls, Seattle
T: +1 425 831 6581. 91 rooms. US$ 249-
A romantic hotel located at the crest of Snoqulmie Falls in Washington. The spring snow melt
season is the optimum time for viewing the falls.
San Juan Islands
Islands scattered like emeralds around Seattle's bay,
with unpretentious country inns and often first rate dining.
The four major islandsand the only ones accessible by
ferryare Orcas, San Juan, Lopez and Shaw.
Friday Harbour, San Juan Island
T: 360 378 9450. 2 suite b&b. US$ 175-
Sublime water views from your room and the wide veranada.
The two suites have Jacuzzi tubs, wood-burning fireplaces
and steam cabinet showers.
The Place at Cayou Cove
Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA
T: +1 360 376-3199. b&b. US$ 215-
1913's era Craftsman style manor house furnished with
antiques and luxury amenities. This romantic Washington b&b sits waterside
on five acres of gardens, lawn and private beach.
Washington's wine country is located in the same latitude
as France's Bordeaux and Burgundy regions; its appellations
include Yakima Valley, Walla Walla, Columbia Valley and the
Red Mountain wine region.
Walla Walla Wine
Located on Washington's southern border,
Walla Walla is an arid valley surrounded
by the rugged Blue Mountains. Famous for its sweet onions.
Washington shares this wine appelation with Oregon.
Inn at Abeja
2014 Mill Creek Road
Walla Walla, WA
T: +1 (509) 522-1234. 5 cottages w/kitchens.
Renovated outbuildings of a century-old
wheat ranch renovated into b&b cottages.
Breakfast served in the barn. The inn is located 8 minutes
outside of downtown Walla Walla and set within 25 acres of vineyards, creeks and wheat fields.
Long Beach Peninsula
Oyster farms, primeval forests and grassy dunes; where the
Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean and the Lewis &
Clark exploration reached its final destination. Located across
the river from Oregon.
China Beach Retreat
222 Robert Gray Dr.
T: +1 360 642-5660. 3 room b&b. $179-
The house sits on Baker Bay with a view from the shore over
tide-lands towards Sand Island. An antiques-filled Craftsman
cottage, it is owned by noted local innkeepers and restauranteurs,
Tony and Ann Kischner.