Get Away From It All Each Month Of The Year With These 12 Magnificent Escapes In Washington
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At the start of a new year, thoughts turn to resolutions, goals, and dreams for the year ahead. The possibilities are endless. Is your dream to travel more? Do you hope to set aside time to unplug and enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Pacific Northwest? Are you looking for the perfect getaway but don’t know where to start? Well, you’re in luck! We’ve compiled a list of 12 magnificent escapes, one for each month of the year, so you can get out and explore all that The Evergreen State has to offer.
January – Iron Horse Inn Bed and Breakfast
Nestled in the Cascade foothills in Cle Elum,
The Iron Horse Inn
is one of the most unique lodging experiences in the state. With options to stay in a Bunkhouse or Caboose Suite, you’ll stay snug and cozy during your stay. Explore the grounds and you might even meet some of the local goats who roam the property.
February – Orondo's Underground Hygge
If you are a fan of Lord Of The Rings, (and even if you’re not) you’re going to love this
underground hobbit house
in Orondo. Enchanting is the word for this charming cottage near the Columbia River Gorge. With attention to every little detail and six acres to explore, you’ll feel like you’ve just stepped into a fairytale. Expect snow during the months of December-March, providing an even more magical experience.
March – Robin Hood Village Resort On The Hood Canal
Another unique lodging experience with a fairytale feel sits along the shores of the Hood Canal.
The Robin Hood Village Resort
was built in 1934 by Don Beckman. When set designers for the Walt Disney Company were visiting the Hood Canal area, they were so impressed by Beckman’s vision, they hired him to design the sets for Disney’s 1938 film, "The Adventures Of Robin Hood", starring Errol Flynn. Today you can stay in updated cottages and enjoy forested hiking trails and complimentary kayak use.
April – Africa In Auburn Writer’s Cottage
Escape from the usual to this
unique treetop retreat
in Auburn. Designed as a writer’s cottage, this inspiring dwelling sits high in the trees and is furnished with authentic African artifacts. Private bath facilities are located in a separate building next to the treehouse. Whether you’re a writer, an artist, or just looking for a secluded getaway, you’ll find the tranquility you’re looking for.
May – Oostema Farmstead In Lynden
Peaceful tranquility awaits at this
serene country farm
in Lynden. A beautifully maintained, real working farm, Osteema Farmstead offers many options for your stay, including a cozy tiny farmhouse, a chic farmstead apartment, and a tiny barn cabin, as well as RV and tent spaces, all with spectacular territorial views.
June – Point No Point Lighthouse Keeper’s Quarters
Point No Point, Hansville, WA 98340, USA
Unsurpassed views and fresh, sea air make Point No Point the perfect place to visit during the summer. As guests of the
Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters
, you’ll enjoy comfortable accommodations adjacent to a nature preserve where you can catch a glimpse of abundant birds and sea life.
July – Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast, and Barn In Zillah
If you’re looking for an unmatched camping getaway, you’ll find it at
Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast, and Barn
. Sleep in a cozy teepee nestled in Zillah’s wine country. Take a soak under the stars in a soothing outdoor Twilight Tub. Horse lovers will appreciate Cherry Wood’s mission as a non-profit dedicated to saving neglected horses, with many of these majestic beauties wandering the property.
August – Ross Lake Resort
Ross Lake, Washington 98283, USA
For a truly rustic getaway, put on your hiking boots and head to
Ross Lake Resort
. The 15 floating cabins can be accessed by foot (a one-mile hike each way), or by ferry but there is no direct road to the resort. You will truly feel like you’re getting away from it all. The resort is a popular destination, so reservations are required.
September – Sleepless In Seattle Houseboat
Lake Union, Seattle, WA, USA
We’ve all seen the movie and envisioned ourselves curled up on a deck chair overlooking the water, sipping a cup of coffee. This daydream can become a reality at the
cutest little houseboat
on Lake Union. Don’t worry, you won’t be sleepless in Seattle. The inviting and comfortable accommodations will ensure a restful night’s sleep.
October – Thornewood Castle in Lakewood
Thornewood Castle, 8601 N Thorne Ln SW, Lakewood, WA 98498, USA
We can’t imagine a more fitting place to stay in October than this
grand, historic castle
. This 27,000 square-foot gothic Tudor manor sits on four acres at American Lake, giving guests ample room to wander and take in the beauty of the autumn landscape.
November – Alexandria Nicole Cellars in Prosser
The fall is a great time to plan a wine-cation and this
beautiful estate vineyard
is the perfect place to enjoy wine-tasting in the heart of Prosser. Savor the gorgeous landscape as you stay in one of the vineyard’s tiny homes with elegant interiors ranging from cozy farmhouse to urban chic.
December – Rolling Huts in the Methow Valley
Tucked away in the snowy Methow Valley you’ll find the winter wonderland of your dreams! If you like the idea of camping but prefer more of the comforts of home, check out the
in Winthrop. Clean, modern design and plenty of windows provide amazing mountain views, and each unit is equipped with a cozy fireplace to warm you up after a day of winter adventures.
So, there you have it, twelve magnificent getaways to inspire you to explore the beautiful state of Washington this year. Want more ideas? Check out these
unique accommodations in Washington.
What would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments.
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