Romantic Places in Washington
Olympic Peninsula 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. Domaine Madeleine 146 Wildflower Lane Port Angeles, WA T: +1 360 457-4174. 5 room b&b. US$ 160- www.domainemadeleine.com An elegant romantic hotel sitting on 5 acres of gardens, forest and scenic waterfront.
Kitsap Peninsula 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. Poulsbo, WA 7 room b&b. US$ 110- www.manorfarminn.com 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- www.salishlodge.com 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 islands—and the only ones accessible by ferry—are Orcas, San Juan, Lopez and Shaw. Highland Inn Friday Harbour, San Juan Island T: 360 378 9450. 2 suite b&b. US$ 175- www.highlandinn.com 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- www.cayoucove.com 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. Wine Country 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 Region 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. US$ 185- http://abeja.net/inn 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. Ilwaco, WA T: +1 360 642-5660. 3 room b&b. $179- www.chinabeachretreat.com 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.