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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
We stayed here for two nights as part of a larger trip for our honeymoon. This place was amazing! They knew it was our honeymoon and pulled out all the stops. They congratulated us at the front desk and upgraded our room. When we got to the room, which was very clean and spacious, there was also a champagne toast ready for us. Huge soaking bath! Nice patio to sit out on and hear the waterfall. (We were on the ground floor and couldn't see the waterfall, but the river leading to it was nice! The two restaurants were awesome. The attic has amazing views of the waterfall area and the main dining room had amazing food with a great staff who also congratulated us with a piece of cake to celebrate! The spa was awesome and priced like every other hotel spa. However the facility was great as we both got massages and other services there. Overall, we would definitely stay here again and really enjoyed the close access to the waterfall viewing area and hiking.
My family and I had a wonderful lunch at the Salish Lodge this week. Our waitress, Jessica, was so enthusiastic that it was contagious. She told us that she had a surprise for us, and we couldn’t wait. Her excitement for the drizzling of the honey on the biscuits was infectious. All of our meals were wonderful. I especially enjoyed the elderberry pear mimosa, and my salmon. I can’t wait to go again.
We spent one night at the Salish Lodge at Snoqualmie Falls. It is a rustic but posh lodge with excellent service and wonderful staff. The rooms are newly redone, clean, well appointed and comfy. We had a ground floor room with a fire place, HUGE bathtub, comfortable bed and lovely furnishings. The on site restaurant is superb with fresh, local cuisine and views of the falls.
Easy 5 minute walk to the falls -- and so enjoyable to see the falls at different times of the day (and night). They are spectacular......
Salish Lodge is just an hour from Seattle and only 45 minutes from SEATAC Airport.
The little town of Snoqualmie is quaint, walkable, charming. Lots of little shops and very friendly people. Railroad Museum as well.
If possible, try to stay TWO nights at Salish Lodge!