Discover Pacific Northwest’s Hidden Gems: Resorts Where Wilderness Meets Luxury
Nestled amidst the breathtaking wilderness of the Pacific Northwest are a collection of luxury resorts. Ideal for travellers seeking the perfect blend of exclusivity and nature’s wonders. I invite you to discover the hidden gems of the region, where wilderness meets luxury.
Escape to a world where soaring mountains, pristine lakes, and dense forests provide a stunning backdrop for your next vacation. Channelling the spirit of adventure, the Pacific Northwest boasts unspoiled landscapes and diverse ecosystems waiting to be explored.
Indulge your senses with gourmet dining experiences. Rejuvenate your body and soul with world-class wellness treatments. And create unforgettable memories in a setting that truly embodies nature’s magnificence. Only here can you truly experience the splendour of the great outdoors without ever compromising on comfort or sophistication.
Salish Lodge & Spa Voted Second Best Pacific Northwest Luxury Resort
The Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie, Washington was recently voted the second Best Resort in the Pacific Northwest by Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice. Tetherow Lodges in Bend Oregon took first place, but we are going to focus on the Salish Lodge & Spa because they have a ton of holiday offerings coming up.
Salish Lodge & Spa, the iconic Northwest resort located atop Snoqualmie Falls has announced its events lineup for the 2023 holiday season. Visitors and locals alike are encouraged to enjoy the frosty beauty of the Pacific Northwest at one of Washington’s most popular attractions.
Let’s check out their special events, dining experiences and seasonal offerings happening at the lodge this holiday season.
Salish Lodge & Spa Special Events
Thanksgiving Dinner in The Dining Room – Thursday, November 23
Spend your Thanksgiving in The Dining Room. Enjoy all the classics you know and love for dinner or a delightful brunch elevated with Honey from Heaven harvested from the Lodge’s 12 on-site apiaries. Join Salish Lodge and enjoy exquisite flavours and fresh ingredients while making special memories atop the falls. Call to reserve your table, or book here. Costs are $140 per person | $40 for children 10 and under.
Lobby expansion & new Lounge at Salish Lodge & Spa – Opening November 22, 2023
The newly expanded Lobby and Lounge at Salish Lodge opens just in time for the festive holiday season. It will provide lodge guests and locals alike with an inviting and luxurious space to relax and enjoy the picturesque surroundings.
The space will highlight local purveyors and seasonal ingredients with a rotating menu of elevated small plates and craft cocktails. Cozy up at the bar or a cozy lounge chair throughout the space while enjoying a morning coffee, freshly squeezed juice, a post-hike bite or an after-dinner cocktail.
Annual Tree Lighting at Salish Lodge – Sunday, December 3; 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Witness this fun and festive tradition at the Lodge filled with activities for all ages. Enjoy the magical tree lighting ceremony, hot chocolate, cider, cookies, Dickens Carolers and more! Santa and his reindeer, who will be on-site for photo ops.
Guests can visit The Shop at Salish Lodge, formerly The Country Store, for early holiday shopping, enjoy a delicious meal in The Dining Room and take a trip down Candy Cane Lane to the Snoqualmie Falls Gift Shop and Visitor Center. A portion of the proceeds from the night will be donated to Encompass NW.
Salish Lodge & Spa Christmas and Holiday Specials
Santa Visits The Dining Room – every Sunday from December 3 – December 24; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
These family-friendly occasions are a real treat for kiddos and adults alike! Santa will be visiting Salish Lodge to spread the holiday cheer atop the falls. After sharing the season’s Christmas wishes, guests can indulge in delectable brunch delights in The Dining Room, where Pacific Northwest beauty harmonizes with the joy of the season.
Holiday Tea at Salish Lodge & Spa – December 13 -15 and 18 – 21; 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“Teas The Season” for this beloved annual tradition is limited to just 7 days in December. This fanciful holiday event includes a variety of Salish signature teas, delicate tea sandwiches, scones, and desserts as well as the famed Honey from Heaven presentation. Call to reserve your table, or book here. $79/adults; $30 children 10 and under
Christmas Dinner in The Dining Room – December 24 & 25, 2023; 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy the most magical days of the year with an intimate dinner celebration at The Dining Room at Salish Lodge. Enjoy an exclusive three-course menu and indulge in delicious dishes while enjoying the company of loved ones. Call to reserve your table, or book here. $150 per person | $40 for children 10 and under
Pacific Northwest Luxury Resorts Spa
Seasonal Spa Offerings at The Salish Lodge
The award-winning Spa at Salish Lodge is the perfect place to take a reprieve from the chilly winter air. Offering luxury treatments featuring in-season ingredients in a quintessential Pacific Northwest setting, spa-goers can expect a one-of-a-kind pampering experience with incredible fall and winter specials featuring products from local and female-owned businesses.
- Pumpkin spice and everything nice – November
Guests will have the opportunity to add seasonal spa enhancements to their treatments like a Pumpkin Spice Emulsion, Pumpkin Latte Peel & Mask, Farmhouse Fresh Butter Rum Body Polish or Pumpkin Delight Fragrance Oil.
- Holly Jolly Hands & Feet service – December
Celebrate the Christmas season at The Spa with this seasonal treatment and leave with a cozy pair of socks. Guests who visit in December can enjoy a glass of welcome bubbles and scent enhancements like cranberry and peppermint.
- Botox & Bubbles – October 24 & 25, November 28 & 29
Practice self-care this year and join Salish Lodge & Spa for Botox & Bubbles! Guests can sip on bubbles, revive their radiance and relax in the luxurious soaking pools, all with the serene backdrop of the falls.
Each unit is $12 and professionally administered by Michelle M. Lydston, DMSc, PA-C for guests who book spa treatments such as a From The Forest facial or an Organic Glow Dry Exfoliation body treatment. Guests indulging in Botox & Bubbles receive $40 off their spa treatment.
- The Giving Tree – Thanksgiving through Christmas 2023
Give yourself the gift of another gift! Guests who enjoy a spa treatment in November and December can pick a card off the tree to open and redeem discounts and treatments in 2024. Prizes include complimentary treatments, free treatment upgrades and even a full spa day with a night stay at Salish Lodge.
Salish Lodge & Spa – A PNW Luxury Resort
Consistently ranked among the best small resorts in the world, Salish Lodge & Spa overlooks the 268-foot Snoqualmie Falls. Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, every guest experience is inspired by its surroundings.
Honey and herbs from the Lodge’s own apiary and garden appear in treatments at the world-renowned spa, as well as the locally sourced Northwest fare and libations in The Dining Room and The Attic.
Each of its 86 newly renovated guestrooms has a fireplace, comfortable seating and an oversized soaking tub or an oversized shower with dual showerheads. A stunning destination for weddings, special occasions or meetings, Salish Lodge & Spa offers an array of indoor and outdoor spaces for a truly unique event.
The resort is located 30 minutes east of downtown Seattle and within 40 minutes from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. It’s approximately a 3.5-hour drive from Vancouver, BC. Be sure to buffer additional time for crossing the border.
Salish Lodge & Spa is owned by the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe and managed by Seattle-based Columbia Hospitality, Inc.
*Photos provided by GreenRubino, Public Relations for Salish Lodge & Spa
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