Romantic Getaways in Washington
- SWATHI RAMASWAMY
- UPDATED May 31, 2018
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An amalgamation of the past, present and future, Washington caters to all kinds of people, whether you are a tech freak, history buff, foodie or a nature enthusiast. This west coast state is one of America’s most developed states. Home to some monuments, museums, vineyards, cultural events, visiting Washington with your loved one is a once in a lifetime experience. Tap into your inner travel junkie with a visit to the space needle in Seattle, the Olympic national park, the wineries and vineyards and Tacoma museum these phenomenal places. Listed below are some of the best places to go for a romantic rendezvous with your partner.
1. Roche Harbor, San Juan Islands
Accessible by car, boat or plane, this place has contemporary accommodations with picturesque seaside views. This full-service resort let you unwind amidst the historic beauty of the village and nature at its finest. Internationally renowned for its marine wildlife, whale watching is one of the best experiences that you can get here if you visit between October and May. Paddle through the kelp forests with your loved one on a sea kayaking for a one of a kind experience. A number of trails to the National Park or National museums are organized to help you find an adventure that interests you.
2. Semiahmoo Resort, Blaine
The Semiahmoo resort provides the experience of the great outdoors as well as the warm comfort of the indoors. They offer a wide range of amenities as well as activities to make your romantic getaway memorable. Indulge and pamper yourself as well as your partner with one of the spa treatments that this resort has to offer. The golf course here could prove to be a perfect bonding session for the competitive couple. Bird Watching and skiing at Mt. Baker are activities for the nature enthusiasts. Let loose with wine and the amazing dining options that this place has to offer.
3. The Woodmark, Kirkland
Situated on the shores of Lake Washington, The Woodmark is the most luxurious boutique hotel in the area that also features a marina and a beach. Only a short walk from the hotel will lead you to downtown Kirkland, a shopping hub, which can prove to be the perfect indulgence. Activities range from kayaks to beach cruisers to bonfires depending upon the season. Be sure to visit this place for a luxurious stay along the shores of the magnificent Washington Lake.
4. Hotel Davenport, Spokane
One of the first hotels in the USA to have air conditioning, it has earned its place on the National Register of Historic Places. It boasts of being the grandest hotel in Washington with its modern amenities but the rich historical background. Spokane is a cosmopolitan city that boasts of its vibrant theatre and music scene. Enjoy an evening of art and culture with your partner. An ale trail to the local breweries that offer tours and tastings is another in the list of things to do. Whitewater rafting in the Spokane River and the Centennial Trail are great options if you want to explore the great outdoors.
5. The Bacon Mansion, Seattle
A cosy bed and breakfast situated in the heart of Seattle, the bacon mansion is an amazing retreat that offers you the old world charm but is still extremely modern. Visit the Pacific Science Centre for an engaging tour with interactive exhibits. The museum of pop culture is another must see for those interested in pop culture and the movie buffs. The volunteer park in Seattle, which is the home to Asian Art Museum as well as the volunteer park conservatory, is at a distance of 0.5 miles from the bacon mansion and has been designated as a Seattle landmark.
6. Icicle Village Resort, Leavenworth
This place is perfect for a romantic getaway with your partner situated at the foot of the Cascade Mountains and complete with an array of activities, food and wine. Festivals and celebrations like the Ice festival, Film festival, Springbird festival take place throughout the year. Take your partner for a romantic picnic at the Waterfront Park for a surreal experience along the icicle river through the riverbank forests. Don’t forget to experience the magic of Live German Music at restaurants nearby.
7. Kalaloch Lodge, Olympic National Park
This lodge is the only coastal lodging in the Olympic National Park. It provides the view of the gorgeous Pacific Beach and is an ideal beach getaway for couples and offers a range of boarding options including cabins and a campsite. Whether it is a ranger program, whale watching or a beach walk, this place has something to offer to everyone. The tide pools are home to some sea stars, rock crabs, wolf eels, etc. Visit these for a learning experience as well as a deeper appreciation towards the beauty of nature. A meal at the creek side restaurant with your loved one will definitely bring you closer to one another.
8. Mountain Home Lodge, Leavenworth
If you love mountains and want to take a break from your busy schedules and unwind, then this is the place for you. The Mountain Home Lodge offers cosy cabins for two overlooking mountains and meadows along with modern amenities. Mountain biking trails, as well as hikes, are organized on a regular basis. Take a stroll in the organic orchards and breathe in the fresh air of the Cascade Mountains. The Leavenworth Town area is also a place brimming with markets and other places that you can explore with your partner.
9. Marcus Whitman Hotel, Walla Walla
Fall into the lap of luxury with a visit to this wonderful place located in the heart of Walla Walla, a hub of beautiful architecture, indie-bookstores and warm cafes. The beautiful landscapes have given many an artistic inspiration. The Walla Walla Valley is filled with art museums that are aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. The valley is dotted with hundreds of wineries that one must visit for a taste of the local culture and taste. The Blue Mountains to the east and the valley form the perfect scenario for a romantic getaway.
10. Chevy Chase Beach Cabins, Port Townsend
These clean and comfortable cabins are a great option for a relaxing trip with your partner away from all the hustles of daily life. Equipped with all modern facilities, the spectacular views are a treat for your eyes. There are a number of eateries, creameries and wineries for your taste buds to indulge with. The rose theatre is a quaint old cinema, for a romantic movie-going experience with your partner. Spend a day or two at this beautiful town for a memorable and relaxing getaway.
11. West Beach Resort, Orcas Island
The west beach resort offers cottages and cabins with a splendid view of the ocean and lake. It offers a northwestern style accommodation with all modern amenities. Enjoy your days swimming, whale watching, boating and fishing with your partner. The resort also hosts a bonfire for a full camping experience. The Sucia Island state park is also a must visit to experience a fossil hunt, walks and beach trails.
12. Freestone Inn, Wilson Ranch
Beautiful wooden cabins, magnificent lake and forest views, the Freestone Inn provides for one of the most tranquil getaways in Washington. Take your partner for an enthralling vacation to this lodge. A recreation centre named Jack’s Hut hosts some interesting events and activities throughout the year. A myriad of outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking and cross-country skiing are available. Freestone inn is perfect for an impromptu rendezvous with your partner.
13. Adrift Hotel and Spa, Long Beach
A chic boutique hotel, Adrift Hotel is a mix of local landscapes and urban lifestyle. It offers comfortable rooms and all modern facilities and services. The restaurant, Pickled Fish, situated on the top floor of the hotel, boasts of a sea view and a fun menu of local specialities. An indoor game house with ping pong, foosball, etc. is the perfect way to bond with the competitive couple. The hotel also offers a variety of spa and massage therapies for an unwinding session.
14. Lake Quinault Lodge, Quinault
The Lake Quinault lodge is a quaint rustic place with an amazing lakeside view and warm hospitality. It boasts of experience of home away from home. A number of trails, whether it be short ones or long ones are available for an invigorating experience. An exclusive Quinault Rainforest Tour is also arranged by the Lodge that develops an appreciation for the rich history of the place. The Roosevelt dining room, named after President Franklin D. Roosevelt serves delicious Pacific Northwestern cuisine.
15. Salish Lodge, Seattle
Set beside the Snoqualmie Falls, the Salish Lodge is one of the finest and most romantic getaways in the West Pacific region. Equipped with all the luxurious amenities one can imagine, it offers a once in a lifetime experience. The lodge houses an apiary for bees which produces up to 600 pounds of honey and an 800 square foot vegetable farm that produces a substantial part of the food consumed in the lodge. Various activities like wine tastings, a celebration of festivals take place with grandeur at the hotel. Even though a little on the pricier side, the Salish Lodge is one of the most beautiful spots in Washington.
Washington is the place to go if you wish to whisk your loved one away for a peaceful but fun and adventurous trip. As they say, couples that unwind together, stay together.