Romantic Places in Washington
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 garden, 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. Poulsbo, WA 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 including 700 lakes and some of Washington’s most scenic waterfalls, including the 270 foot cascading Snoqualmie Falls.
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.
Fall City, Washington
T: +1 425 441-8087. 6 tree houses. US$ 255-
Whimsical hand-built treehouse cabins created by treehouse guru Pete Nelson. Located 30 minutes from Seattle in a beautiful forest beside the Raging River.
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.
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 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-
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.