Washington March 29, 2019
7 Washington Weekend Getaways To Take When You Want to Be Surrounded By Nature
Washington is brimming with natural beauty. And whether you’re in need of a hike through the woods or a stroll on the beach, you’ll find it in the Evergreen State. Here are a few towns to visit when you need some nature in your life but still want the enjoy the comforts of home.
1. Sleeping Lady Resort, Leavenworth
This charming resort sits on the banks of Icicle Creek just a couple of minutes from downtown Leavenworth. Between the surrounding forest, onsite garden, and nearby outdoor adventures, you'll be in heaven.
2. Paradise Inn at Mt. Rainier
Located in the shadows of Mt. Rainier itself, this peaceful inn has been a rustic retreat for Washingtonians since 1916. Paradise Inn will open for the season in mid-May, and it's the perfect place to stay if you want to spend time in nature but prefer not to camp.
3. Bear Creek Lodge & Event Center, Mead
Bear Creek Lodge is located at the entrance to Mt. Spokane State Park, and needless to say, the sweeping mountain views are stunning. You can rent one of the 15 rooms and suites to relax in after a long day in nature, or you can rent out the thing and have a family reunion or a wedding there. The lodge has been around since 1952, but everything has been kept up-to-date.
4. Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins, Carson
Experience the sheer beauty of the Columbia River Gorge from the comfort of a luxurious cabin. These accommodations aren't exactly cheap (they typically rent for $275 to $415 nightly), but this isn't exactly roughing it, either. The amenity-filled cabins face peaceful meadows and come with a hearty breakfast like creme brulee french toast.
5. This charming cottage near Mt. Baker
Looking for a cozy cabin getaway that won't break the bank? This little cottage rents for $128 per night. Located in the tiny town of Glacier a few minutes from Mt. Baker, the studio sits tucked in a quiet forest and can accommodate four guests comfortably.
6. Kalaloch Lodge, Olympic National Park
You'll be near a little bit of everything when you stay here: lowland forest, a temperate rainforest, a marine sanctuary, and the ocean itself. The Kalaloch Lodge offers both lodge rooms and secluded cabins for rent, plus onsite dining and easy beach access.
7. Sun Mountain Lodge, Winthrop
People tend to love the little Western town of Winthrop at first sight, and there's no better place to rest your head when you're in town than Sun Mountain Lodge. Not only are the rooms cozy and comfortable and the amenities abundant, but the views of the Methow Valley are breathtaking.
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