You deserve a break. It’s been a long year, and there’s nowhere better to enjoy a winter vacation than right here in Washington! If you’re ready for an unforgettable trip, here are some spectacular places around the state to inspire your Northwest adventures this season:
1. Stay warm and cozy this winter in a cabin, like the Carson Ridge cabins.
Not only does this place offer scenic views and warm hot tubs to relax in, but it's ideally located by the Columbia River Gorge where you'll be able to find numerous trails for hiking during the day. Pictured is their Green Leaf Cabin!
2. Head up to Steven's Pass for an epic weekend full of skiing and/or snowboarding.
Nearly everyone in our state appreciates a day out on the mountain, and it's almost that time of year again when we can head up there with all of our gear. They're
to open for the season next Wednesday, the 25th!
3. Take the scenic snow train out to Leavenworth.
has been voted one of the best escapes in the Northwest by Evening Magazine, and you'll agree on its worthiness once you board the train in Seattle, Edmonds, or Everett. After being seated, you'll be able to enjoy a continental breakfast and beautiful snowy scenery out the window until reaching the destination in our state's Bavarian village!
4. If you're not up for taking a train, you could always just stay in one at the Red Caboose Getaway in Sequim.
All of the awesome caboose engine cars come with their own track, queen-sized beds, fireplaces, 2-person whirlpool tubs and robes, an LCD TV/DVD with movies, mini fridge, hair dryer, coffee and even free Wifi.
5. Rent a cozy cottage by the beach.
Who says you can't enjoy a stay by the beach during the winter too? Seabrook Cottage Rentals is a serene little place just south of Pacific Beach where you can plan the perfect coastal getaway. All of their cottages come fully furnished and feature phenomenal views of the ocean!
6. Warm up at the Bonneville Hot Springs Resort and Spa.
This polished hot springs resort is located not far from Beacon Rock State Park and has some of the most rejuvenating mineral baths in all of southern Washington, as well as luxurious lodging for overnight accommodations.
7. Escape to the San Juan Islands.
From fascinating historical sites to fine art galleries, there are countless things to see and do on the islands. While you're visiting, check out Moran State Park, Lime Kiln Point, The Whale Museum, Roche Harbor Mausoleum, Sculpture Park and the Pelindaba Lavender Farm.
8. Enjoy a stay at the lodge/spa located right above Snoqualmie Falls.
You may already be aware of how awesome this waterfall is (after all, it is
100 feet higher
than Niagara Falls) - but the building located right above it is often overlooked. The Salish Lodge and Spa is an incredibly comfy resort that not only offers stunning views of the cascade, but also a wide variety of amenities including two-person jetted spa tubs, fireplaces, six different types of pillows for your bed and much more.
9. Plan a relaxing weekend getaway to a bed and breakfast in Walla Walla's wine country.
Cameo Heights Mansion offers the ultimate tranquility just outside of Walla Walla in Touchet. Their resort is even located on "Oasis" Road and not far from a number of local wineries. How much more perfect can you get?
10. Treat yourself like royalty at Alexander's Castle in Port Townsend.
This adorable little castle in Fort Worden State Park was built in 1883 to reflect the style of castles in Scotland, and is open for individuals and couples to reserve a homely getaway!
11. If you just wanna get away from it all, look into spending a couple of nights in the Cedar Creek Treehouse by Mount Rainier.
This remarkable bed and breakfast near Mount Rainier is open this winter, weather permitting. The privately owned and operated treehouse offers a unique lodging experience 50-feet high up in an old Western Red Cedar tree. They also have a Treehouse Observatory where you can admire extraordinary views, accessible from a rainbow-painted foot bridge!
Ready for a vacation yet?? Where are you heading to this winter? Share your ideas with us below!