Lodges of the Pacific Northwest

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    Paradise Inn, Mount Rainier National Park

    If you want to fall asleep gazing at majestic Mount Rainier, book a room at Paradise Inn in Mount Rainier National Park. Built in 1916, this rustic mountain lodge is steeped in history and surrounded by flower-filled meadows and miles upon miles of hiking trails, all within a 100-mile radius of both Portland and Seattle.

    Photo courtesy of Michael Myers

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    Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood, OR

    For lodging with spectacular views of Mount Hood, you won't find better than the Timberline Lodge, located on the base of the iconic Oregon peak just 60 miles east of Portland. Built during the Great Depression, the lodge was dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937 and has been housing visitors in its inviting accommodations for more than 75 years since.

    Photo courtesy of K _ Thomas

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    Lake Quinault Lodge, Olympic Peninsula, WA

    Built in 1926, the historic Lake Quinault Lodge was fashioned after the iconic Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park. The blissfully rustic lodge makes an excellent base from which to explore Olympic National Forest, and after a day out hiking, biking or skiing, you can curl up in front of the lodge's grand fireplace or relax in your room with a lakeside view.

    Photo courtesy of Shilad Sen

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    Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg, OR

    If your idea of the perfect Pacific Northwest getaway involves a few glasses (or bottles) of wine, then a stay at the Allison Inn & Spa in Oregon's wine country fits the bill. Occupying 35 hillside acres in the Willamette Valley, about 45 minutes from Portland, the resort features a staggering 800-label wine list.

    Photo courtesy of Allison Inn & Spa

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    Salish Lodge & Spa, Snoqualmie Falls, WA

    When it comes to prime real estate, it doesn't get much more picture perfect than the spot on top of the Snoqualmie Falls occupied by Salish Lodge & Spa. Located just 30 minutes east of Seattle, the Salish Lodge will make you feel worlds away from everyday life in the city, and the sounds of the cascading waterfall are sure to lull you to sleep at night.

    Photo courtesy of fletcherjcm

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    King Pacific Lodge on Princess Royal Island, BC

    The King Pacific Lodge might just be the most unique lodge in the Pacific Northwest in that it floats! Located in the Great Bear Rainforest on the western coast of British Columbia, the King Pacific Lodge has been ranked as one of the best resorts in Canada for five years and running.

    Photo courtesy of King Pacific Lodge

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    Deer Lodge, Lake Louise, Alberta

    The Rocky Mountains represent the eastern border of the Pacific Northwest, and tucked in these mountains near the sparkling blue waters of Lake Louise, you'll find Deer Lodge. The century-old resorted property offers the best in rustic mountain accommodations, including a rooftop heated whirlpool with views of the Victoria Glacier.

    Photo courtesy of Deer Lodge

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    Long Beach Lodge Resort, Vancouver Island, BC

    The beachfront Long Beach Lodge Resort on Vancouver Island allows you to enjoy the rugged beauty of the Tofino coast from the comfort of one of Canada's best resorts. While relaxation is certainly welcome, you'll also find opportunities to take surfing lessons or embark on a marine excursion to Pacific Rim National Park or beautiful Clayoquot Sound.

    Photo courtesy of Vince Klassen - Long Beach Lodge Resort, Tofino

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    Sun Mountain Lodge in Winthrop, WA

    The all-seasons Sun Mountain Lodge in Methow Valley of Winthrop, WA enjoys some of Washington's most stunning scenery. Whether you're cross country skiing in the winter, hiking in the spring -- there are more than 100 miles of trails -- or horseback riding in the summer, the Sun Mountain Lodge is one of the best places from which to explore the North Cascades.

    Photo courtesy of Sun Mountain Lodge

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    The Ocean Lodge in Cannon Beach, OR

    Located just steps away from the Oregon Coast's iconic Haystack Rock, the Ocean Lodge in Cannon Beach is one of the most romantic seaside hotels anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. Private decks overlooking the Pacific Ocean come equipped with Adirondack chairs, perfect for enjoying a glass of wine and a sunset.

    Photo courtesy of The Ocean Lodge

About Lydia Schrandt

Lydia graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Philosophy and quickly bid farewell to the United States for good. She's traveled throughout Europe, Asia and South America, and has lived in Albuquerque, Galveston, Austin, Thailand, Korea, China, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina and Brazil.

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