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
Why the Salish Lodge? Just a number of reasons why we chose the Salish Lodge...
Our 10 year wedding anniversary ; Snoqualmie Falls; Twin Peaks (The Great Northern Hotel); The Salish Spa and their restaurant (The Dining Room).
Making the most of one-night, we opted for the Rejuvenation Package. (i.e., River View King room, $100 dining credit; two 50-minute massages). We were warmly greeted by valets, and offered a cocktail upon check-in. Walked a short distance to the upper deck of Snoqualmie Falls for some great pic's. Checked in for our Spa experience (Hot soaking therapeutic pool before our pre-booked massages). Dinner at the Dining Room at 7pm, then off to bed.
Breakfast the next morning was burned off by an hour walk down the trail to the lower Snoqualmie Falls viewing deck. Thankfully, we brought our walking sticks/poles, for an hour long walk back up to the hotel. (If you don't want to walk to the lower viewing deck, you can also drive there, as there is parking available in a lower lot).
Overall, I would definitely recommend the Salish lodge to celebrate a special occasion. If not for a night stay, I would definitely splurge on a nice dinner there. My husband raves about the Dining Room's pork chop (best one he has ever had to date!!).
What a fantastic place to stay, amazing staff scenery that is off the hook. Totally recommend the breakfast in the morning must’ve meals were so big too can share and don’t forget the mile high honey which is locally sourced right on the property ❤️
This Lodge and spa will cost you a pretty penny, but from my experience it was worth every bit of it. The location next to the falls, parks, and trails is jaw dropping. If you are wanting a place to get away to enjoy nature you won’t be let done. Other then that though there is not much to do other then eat at the restaurants, and enjoy the spa. The rooms have a amazing view of the river and falls, and we were able to sit in our rooms balcony and just take it in. It’s probably best to have a rental car to explore the surrounding towns. Everything in this Lodge the shampoos, soap, lotion, and air smells of relaxation and nature, it was amazing and luckily they sell bottles of everything in the gift shop. If financially possible I recommend experiencing this place at least once, but shine your penny because it will cost you.
My husband and I stayed for one night for our anniversary.
We had the Rate type: Romance atop the Falls with the add on Room type: Spa level River View King.
Overall we had a great time, and we will go again, but for us, it wasn’t worth adding the Club 268. If you are going to do a massage while you stay, I think it’s worth it, but the couple massage packages seemed high in price, so we didn’t do one.
The food at The Dining Room was one of the best parts of our stay. Worth getting the bed in breakfast with your stay.
Overall we had a great time.
My daughter and I were in Seattle and I've wanted to stay here for years since I heard about it. I decided to splurge and am glad I did. Everyone from valet; front desk; Attic staff; spa staff was friendly and welcoming. You can tell they value customer service. They were able to fit us in for a spa treatment and we both loved it. I had by far the best, most thorough body scrub treatment ever! (thank you Yanna!) Nice amenities such as the soaking pool; steam room; etc. Room was spacious; clean and the bed very comfortable. Nice attention to details.