The Pacific Northwest has a unique look all its own – a combination of the Native American influence, pioneer spirit, and the abundance of natural elements such as timber and stone. There are many opportunities to stay at a lodge with that special Northwest style – from grand early 1900s lodges, to small and intimate inns and bed and breakfasts. From rustic and minimal to grand and luxurious, you are sure to find one to suit your desires.
Lake Quinalt Lodge
In need of a disconnect from the harried modern world? Step back in time to circa 1926 and enjoy the simple pleasures of a truely relaxing vacation. Set among the tall evergreens on the Olympic Peninsula, southwest of Seattle and northwest of Portland, is a quiet haven of respite where books and floating on the lake are the plans for the day. Find a room with a lakeside view, sit by the fireplace, or try a spot of fishing while at this grand old lodge.
There is something magical about the Columbia River Gorge, and Skamania Lodge takes full advantage of its location with views overlooking the river and situated with 70 waterfalls nearby, including the iconic Multnomah Falls. Whether you choose to stay in a room with a view of the river, or among the towering forest in a treehouse, you are sure to love the modern lodge feel at Skamania. Built in 1991 following the creation of the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, the lodge sits amongst 175 wooded acres and was designed to feel like a grand old lodge, but with a modern touch. Plenty of recreational opportunities are in the area including the Lodge’s own golf course.
Lake Crescent Lodge
This beautiful lodge has been receiving guests since 1915 on the peaceful Lake Crescent. Located in the Olympic National Park, from the antique lobby to the enclosed sun porch, Lake Crescent Lodge will take you back in time and engulf you in the charms of stone fireplaces, wood panelled rooms, and lounging in a chair by the lake to enjoy the sunset. You can choose a room in the lodge or one of their charming cabins. Lake Crescent Lodge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for good reason.
Salish Lodge and Spa
Surely one of the most perfectly situated lodges around, the Salish Lodge and Spa overlooks the spectacular Snoqualmie River Falls. What a spot for breakfast or an afternoon glass of wine! Since it first opened in 1916, the Lodge has grown and now is a first class destination in true Northwest style with luxurious rooms, pampering spa, and a fabulous food.
Minam River Lodge
For a unique get away – a real western getaway… visit the Minam River Lodge overlooking the wildflower meadows of the Wallowa mountains in eastern Oregon. The former hunting lodge has been reinvented and is now a wilderness hideaway far from civilization. You can’t drive there – you can arrive on horseback along the 8 mile trail or charter a flight from nearby Enterprise. Once you arrive you are treated to the ultimate relaxing vacation and experience Oregon as few vacationers do, with horseback rides, fishing, and hiking along the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Welcoming visitors for 60 years, the unspoiled surroundings make this a Lodge experience you won’t soon forget.
Tu Tu Tun Lodge
The Tu Tu Tun Lodge is a small lodge situated along the banks of the Rogue River in southern Oregon. Offering a more mid-century example of a lodge, the TuTuTun was built in 1970 and has a gracious, modern feel. Located in Gold Beach, you will not be short of activities to fill your day, whether walking the beach, fishing for salmon, kayaking on the Rogue River, golfing, or heading to the spa. This little hideaway resort has been described as a mixture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Mission Style, with a bit of Asian influence. It all blends well with the Northwest textures found in the wood beams, river rock fireplaces, and grasscloth walls. TuTuTun Lodge is a gem for those who find it.
Crater Lake Lodge
One of the most stunning views in the Northwest is right outside the window. Imagine sitting down with a cup of coffee in the morning and looking out at the crystal blue waters of Crater Lake before you. The Lodge was built in 1915 and is located inside the US National Park. With four floors and 71 rooms, the rooms are fairly basic, but what a location! The lodge is rustic in feel and filled with period mission style furniture. Feel yourself stepping back a hundred years and marvel at the extinct volcano before you.
Willows Lodge is just a short drive from metropolis of Seattle, but worlds away in feel. The quaint Northwest styled lodge offers you 5 acres, beautiful gardens to explore, rejuvenation at the spa, golfing, bike rides, and a concierge to help you get out and explore the area at local wineries, breweries, hot air balloon rides, and shopping. For dog lovers, this is the best bit… you are welcome to bring your dog family member with you.
LakeDale Resort at Three Lakes
Get away to the natural beauty of the San Juan Islands west of Seattle and get back to nature at the Lakedale Resort. Situated on 82 acres with three lakes, the resort is like a breath of fresh air where you can create your own personal experience. They offer a variety of accomodations including a 10 room hotel, log cabins, canvas cabins, and camping. Just want to some quiet down time? No problem. Want to get out and explore the full Northwest experience? San Juan Island has that in abundance, with whale watching, kayaking, fishing, bicycling, wine tasting, hiking, and more.
Modernly rustic, the newly restyled Suttle Lodge in the Deschutes National Forest has an eclectic hip vibe with a nod to its more rustic past. Located among the pines and cedars of central Oregon on a natural lake, the Lodge offers 11 rooms, plus lakeside cabins and basic rustic cabins. Come unplug (no cell service here!) enjoy the natural beauty of this popular lake, smell the conifer trees, hike the trails in search of native wildlife, bike ride, go fishing, lounge out on a boat, or just kick back and enjoy a craft brew while you gaze at the stars.
The Paradise Inn
Paradise Inn, located on the foothills of Mt. Rainier, is one of the great lodges of the west. Built in 1916, the historic building was designed by an architect from Tacoma. With 121 rooms boasting amazing views, you will have no problem leaving busy, complicated life behind, especially as they have no telephone, internet, or television to distract you. The fascinating architecture, historic lodge feel, and stunning scenery, are sure to make a stay at the Paradise memorable.
The iconic Oregon lodge, situated on the slopes of Mt. Hood, was built in 1937 during the great depression as part of the National WPA program. Designed with a style described as Cascadian with steeply pitched roofline, the architecture of the building is pure quality Northwest style. Inside you are surrounded by amazing craftsmanship, from the door handles to the wood letter box, everything was created with care. A soaring circular stone fireplace will greet you in the gathering room. In winter the snowy peak of Mt. Hood is just outside the window. In summer, the wildflowers take over and invite you out to hike. Timberline always has been, and still is a ski lodge, with the history of its skiing heritage on display throughout. But for those non-skiers, you can still enjoy the grace and history by relaxing by the fire, dining in the fabulous restaurant, or watching nature on display just outside the window.
Allison Inn & Spa
The new modern lodge. While not tecnically a lodge, it has that special Northwestern lodge feel with a modern twist. Situated not on a mountain or lake, but in the heart of wine country, the Allison Inn offers a lodge experience with a good bottle of chardonnay nearby. Come for the spa experience, a relaxing weekend to unwind, or just to be surrounded by beauty and elegance. Luxurious rooms and excellent dining await you at this 21st century lodge.
Run of the River Inn
Originally a log home built in 1986, the home may not be historic, but Run of the River knows how to give you that special Northwestern Lodge feeling. Located on a greenbelt wildlife refuge, and in the charming Bavarian village of Leavenworth, Washington, the location couldn’t be more enticing. The Inn will pamper you with a sumptuous breakfast to get you started on your day of lounging on the deck watching wildlife, or hitting the trails or adventures on the Icicle River. Explore the abundance of wilderness nearby or explore the many festivals, events and shopping that lively Leavenworth has to offer. Either way you will have a fabulous vacation at Run of the River.
Bridal Veil Lodge Bed & Breakfast
Intimate and cozy, the Bridal Veil Lodge is a quiet oasis situated in the Columbia River Gorge. Bridal Veil Lodge is a historic building built in 1927 and has been renewed to offer the best of its historic past with modern amenities including luxurious robes, a refined farm-to-table organic breakfast, and private bathrooms and patios. Located on the historic Columbia River Highway and near the many hiking trails and amazing waterfalls, including Multnomah Falls. Just 30 minutes from PDX, yet worlds away in time.