Salish Lodge & Spa
What We Love
- Serene, spectacular setting atop dramatic Snoqualmie Falls
- 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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
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.
How to Get There
Stayed here for 5th wedding anniversary. We live in Portland and always wanted to visit.
The lodge is in a beautiful setting, the free valet was nice and the valets were helpful the entire trip.
The welcome drink and front desk staff were nice and helpful.
The room decor was fantastic and even though the river view was a joke the treed backdrop was amazing.
The room service was timely, courteous and food delicious.
The rest of the resort was just ok.
We tried to grab breakfast, almost empty dining room and were required to wait, we went to get espresso or a snack somewhere else and couldnt find anything. We ended up leaving the lodge for anything we wanted.
The lodge guests seemed like an afterthought to the general public or wedding guest on property. It was not in anyway and exclusive feeling and we actually felt like a bother to the staff.
We left all day and spent time in Snoqualmie which was darling, great food, great people.
We come back to a room, to nap before dinner, that hasnt been touched and it was 4pm.
When they did clean it they didnt restock with essentials.
TV wasnt working, some sort of resort wide issue.
We are pretty low key but this place isnt one we will return to.
We will return to the area and the town of Snoqualmie was amazing.
Wonderful new rooms, quiet, good dining options, and the falls just a short walk away. Everyone was very helpful and we got some good advice on hiking trails in the area. So nice to wake up to the sound of the falls.
I have been recently for summer time in Salish Lodge and Spa. I have book for one night stay. Price in total for a king standard room has been 397 USD included taxes and for a 4 star hotel is a bit expensive.
But atmosphere of wood and smell of pine tree is a very good sense of quiet. There is no swimming pool and the spa is an extra costs .. and this is not good for an hotel that cost so much. The position is great as is a side by the Snoqualmie falls. Valet parking was included in my price . The Spa is awarded and it was a pity I had no time to go there ( price expensive ... a massage basic 150 usd + tax). I normally work with spa and that price is bit high.
Again if the room was not ok ( they use l’occitane products for bath amenities ) because of the price and spa limit I would put 3 stars on my “recensione”.
By the way in Seattle and near by this is the best place and in line with very high price (over price ) of other hotels ...
I think is no worth to spend so much to visit Seattle and neighbors any more. There is so much to see in USA for better price.
Breakfast “ a la carte” was great and not so expensive compared with the standard breakfast I had in my previous hotels in this summer usa trip.
The Honey from the Heaven way to put honey on a pancake is a great business idea to show ;). Very very good!
If you look at my photos you will see what I am saying.
We have reserved a table for 4 at a special room ( reserved only for us) that look at the fall. Extra cost 50 usd but worth it!
Dinner was very good and price included one bottle of wine was 503 usd ( tip included ) so bit expensive.
My wife and I visited the lodge this past weekend. We were celebrating our 5th anniversary and the lodge went out of their way to make it special for us. When we entered the room was in excellent condition, soft carpet and there was a bottle of champagne on ice. My wife loved the dual head tiled shower. Obviously the falls were beautiful so no surprise there. We had breakfast the next morning which was very nice at "The Dining Room".
Overall we had a wonderful stay and experience. I work in the hospitality industry and you can tell when a property is well maintained and given the tools to execute a great guest experience. That is exactly what is provided at Salish.
We initially thought we were at the wrong place because we couldn't believe this Lodge is right next to the "power plant" but then we realized that's where the waterfall is. The valets are very professional, the front desk ladies friendly but a bit too California. Apparently this Lodge had a major makeover and although aesthetically it looks good, overall there is a lack of comfort. No couches in the Lobby, just sleek chairs, etc. etc.
Our room was nice looking but we felt we were overlooking a power plant from our terrace, with workers in hard hats looking at us. The bedding was very comfortable and 100% cotton! The bathroom has a huge tub, which takes a very long time to fill up, and that does not exactly seem "green" to us. There are no dimmers on any of the lights so you either have really harsh unflattering light or you can't see anything, you pick! There was a light on one side of the bed only so no reading was possible on the other side. Then there are super bright lights above the fire place, where you don't need light, and no light over the area that fit our second suitcase and we couldn't see much in that area. So odd!
The Attic restaurant has horrible acoustics and below average food, but fast and friendly service. It apparently is the only place in the Lodge where you can actually see some of the waterfall!
Our Breakfast in the Dining room was fantastic and the staff there is well trained and very professional. Lindsey is an excellent server with a can-do attitude! The chairs in the dining room might look interesting but no thought was given on how the guests would feel sitting in them. They are the most uncomfortable chairs we have ever encountered and have no support where you need it, in the lumbar area, and are way too straight up and high. See picture below. Luckily Lindsey found some banquet chairs we could use and were very comfortable. The other issue with those chairs is that we noticed the servers having a very difficult time trying to reach over and around them! Hello, who ordered those things? Our dinner in the Dining room was excellent, with a great bottle of wine and delicious food, served by Amanda, who has the most amazing attitude and memory. We do not know how she remembers everything without writing anything down. The sunset was wonderful from our window table in the dining room, see picture!
The Spa needs some help, many of the tub jets didn’t work, and there was no eucalyptus or any other pleasant smell in the steam room so it just smelled like BO, yikes. The so called one-hour massages should be at least 50 min, not 40 min like ours were.