PNW Getaways: Where to stay This Valentine’s Day

by | Feb 2, 2023

Looking for adventure? Fantastic drinks with a great meal? Perhaps an incredible spa? You can find all of these highlights and amenities at a variety of destinations throughout the Pacific Northwest. Instead of roses or a box of chocolates, consider focusing on an experience this Valentine’s Day, whether you’re searching for the perfect gift for your partner, or you simply want to spoil yourself. Book a getaway (or staycation!) for the ultimate treat.

Below, discover nine area destinations to book a stay for Valentine’s Day, or any other occasion.

Photo: Molly Allen

Brasada Ranch | Pilot Butte, Oregon

Brasada Ranch sits just 20 miles northeast of Bend. The 1800-acre resort offers suites in the adult-only ranch house, or you can book a two-, three- or four-bedroom Sage Canyon cabin. The cabins cascade up Pilot Butte, each with stunning views from a large deck and dreamy private hot tub. Explore the property by booking a horseback ride, head to the spa or get in a round of golf. Finish off the day at the Range Restaurant and Bar featuring panoramic views of spectacular sunsets over the Cascades.

Photos: Courtesy THE FINCH

The FINCH | Walla Walla, Washington

Head to Walla Walla for a wine tasting getaway and stay at The FINCH downtown for easy access to tasting rooms, restaurants and cafes. This boutique hotel is a modern-meets-unique accommodation with architectural features from Northwest suppliers and art pieces in each room from local artists. Walk to tastings at Browne Family Vineyards, Bledsoe Family Winery and House of Smith. Don’t sleep on grabbing pastries in the morning from Colville Street Patisserie.

Photos: Courtesy Coeur d’Alene Resort
Photo: Courtesy Coeur d’Alene Resort

The Coeur d’Alene Resort | Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

The Coeur d’Alene Resort sits right on the edge of Lake Coeur d’Alene, with easy walking access to many taprooms, bars and restaurants downtown. Many rooms offer lake views, as well as fireplaces, for the ultimate cozy room. The resort has six restaurants to choose from, as well as an on-site spa and the unique opportunity to golf on a floating green on the lake.

Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa | Pacific City, Oregon

Headlands is the ultimate destination on the northern Oregon coast, sitting right on the beach with incredible views of a large haystack rock and towering sand dunes. Oceanfront rooms feature large decks, fireplaces and cast-iron soaking tubs. Head to the on-site restaurant, Meridian, to try a dish made with ingredients sourced from local farmers and the sea, or walk across the parking lot to Pelican Brewing Company.

Salish Lodge & Spa | Snoqualmie, Washington

Contemporary luxury meets rustic charm at Salish Lodge, where you can stay next to the magnificent Snoqualmie Falls. Rooms feature fireplaces and oversized soaking tubs, along with a balcony or patio for enjoying the sounds of rushing water. Take a short hike down to the base of the falls or head to the spa for a treatment. Finish the day with a meal in the dining room or The Attic, each offering gorgeous views and a robust beverage menu featuring local wineries and breweries, along with Salish Lodge’s can’t-miss Dry Honey Cider.

Photos: Courtesy Alderbrook Resort

Alderbrook Resort & Spa, Union WA

Alderbrook is a waterfront property located on the Hood Canal offering resort rooms, as well as separate cottages. Explore miles of nature and hiking trails, or hunt for treasure on the private Geocache course. Schedule a service at the spa, or book a boat and head out to experience the Hood Canal. For dinner and drinks, find locally sourced options at The Restaurant at Alderbrook, or book a reservation for one of the resort’s Culinary Adventure tents for an immersive four course meal with wine pairings all served in a private, cozy outdoor pod.

Photo: Courtesy Hood River Hotel

Hood River Hotel | Hood River, Oregon

Hood River’s craft beverage scene boasts options for beer, wine, cider and spirits lovers. And this downtown historic hotel is at the center of it all. Many of the charming architectural details dating back to the early 1900s still remain today. Choose from historic hotel rooms or consider the pFriem Brewery or Evoke Winery suites, each decked out to represent a local beverage producer. While you’re visiting, explore the many wine tasting rooms downtown, as well as Full Sail Brewing and Double Mountain Brewery. For more great sips and bites, head to the nearby waterfront or make a day of exploring the wine and cider producers along the Hood River Fruit Loop. 

Photo: Courtesy LOGE

LOGE Bend | Bend, Oregon

For the adventurous, this is the ideal spot, whether you’re getting in a hike, skiing or snowboarding, or making an itinerary for visiting Bend’s many breweries. LOGE is dedicated to getting people outside and exploring, and each of the company’s properties embraces that mission. Just off the road on the way to Mt. Bachelor, the camp-like property features a variety of room types, each with a hammock hanging from the ceiling. Take a dip in the hot tub or hang out around one of the many fire pits. Grab a local beer or cider on tap from the café.

  • Photo: Alexandra Ribar
  • Photo: Alexandra Ribar
  • Photo: Alexandra Ribar
  • Photo: Alexandra Ribar

Captain Whidbey Hotel | Coupeville, Washington

Take the ferry to Whidbey Island for a cozy getaway at this historic property. The lodge dates back to 1907, featuring a more-than-100-year-old stone fireplace, along with preserved wooden beams throughout. Stay the night in the lodge, or choose rooms by the private lagoon. The hotel is a great homebase for visiting the bunker that houses Whidbey Island Distillery, along with making stops at Spoiled Dog Winery and Penn Cove Brewing.

Photo: Courtesy The Vintage Trailer Park

The Vintages Trailer Resort | Dayton, Oregon

Escape to Oregon’s Willamette Valley and book a spot at The Vintages Trailer Resort for a unique stay. Choose from 36 different restored Airstreams for the ultimate glamping experience, complete with 21-and-over fire pits on property with cozy seating. Guests of The Vintages also receive a tasting passport to use at local wineries, which offers complimentary or 2-for-1 wine tastings, along with discounted bottle purchases.

 

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