Exceptional regional cuisine and one of the country’s finest lists of Washington wines
Staff can arrange excellent adventure itineraries
Splendid spa uses regional ingredients and indigenous traditions
What To Know
Dog friendly, including freshly baked signature Salish dog biscuits and a Canine Cuisine menu
Crowds of staycationing Seattleites (and the falls’ one million-plus annual visitors) are the trade-off for the prime location and gorgeous views
A resort fee of $19 per day will be collected by Jetsetter at checkout
Parking on site
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Divine digs, a decadent spa and gourmet eats in a lodge atop a cliff overlooking the spectacular Snoqualmie Falls
Spruce, fir, hemlock and pine pierce the cobalt sky amid snowcapped peaks and ravines carved by glaciers that clawed the earth as they receded. Snoqualmie Falls thunders close by, the sunlight creating rainbows in the spray. With such a setting, it’s small wonder Salish Lodge & Spa had a Hollywood close-up in David Lynch’s cult series Twin Peaks, playing the fictional Great Northern Hotel. The original 1916 inn was completely remodeled in 1988 (only the restaurant fireplace remains). The re-born lodge stair-steps dramatically into the hillside overlooking the falls. Its Craftsman design takes inspiration from the wilderness outside, with floor-to-ceiling picture windows, flagstone slate floors and grain fir wood detailing.
Bed & Bath
The spacious rooms are done in olive green, rustic red or chocolate tones with cherrywood accents. Custom furniture and artwork includes Native American weavings and vintage photographs curated by the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society. All feature cozy fireplaces; in the bathrooms, there are Sanijet whirlpool tubs and a Bath Butler menu.
The Dining Room and the more casual Attic, overlook the raging froth. Their seasonal menus pay homage to the Northwest’s cornucopia: Pacific Coast seafood and produce from organic farms and wineries of the Yakima, Walla Walla, Okanagan and Willamette valleys. The legendary four-course breakfast features Redmond fireweed honey that servers drip from on high (“sweetness from the sky,” my waitress quips) onto buttermilk biscuits. The wine cellar is comprised of almost 5,000 bottles and includes one of the country’s most extensive lists of Washington bottlings.