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Historical - Resorts and Lodges in Washington
Experience a diverse mosaic of agricultural, industrial, and maritime history in Washington! Visit Seattle’s Pike Place Market and learn about Seattle’s local agriculture, study some of the area’s first residents at the Yakama Nation Museum & Cultural Heritage Center, learn about the sculpting of our country at the Lewis and Clark Trail State Park, and explore the Pioneer Highway in Snohomish and Skagit counties. Hike through the lush landscape of Mount Rainier National Park, where The National Park Service's master planning process in 1920s marked a significant evolution in the professional management of scenic and recreational lands. At the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, you’ll step back in time to when everyone headed west to strike it big. Soak up some maritime knowledge when you scope out the Virginia V, the only wooden-hull, steam-powered, passenger vessel that operates on the West Coast of the United States.
Sleeping Lady's rich past makes it a wonderful destination to experience and explore. The area is steeped in Native American history, originally home to the Yakama and P'squosa tribes in the 1800s to 1900s. Narrow Bottom Canyon, which eventually became home to Sleeping Lady, was known as "Na-sik-elt."
"Natapoc" is the Native American-given name for the mountain Natapoc Lodging stands beside on a secluded stretch of the Wenatchee River. Each cabin also boasts a Native American name originating from a local wildflower or tree. Come experience this historic destination on your next Washington vacation!
Some of the cabins at Lochaerie Resort maintain a rustic elegance that has endured for nearly 100 years of service. In the mid-1920's adventurers and trail blazers came to this area for settlement opportunities. Lochaerie provided shelter, a cooked meal and a dry place to lay down for weary travelers!
Dating back to the early 1900s when the resort's then-owner first started charging tourists to camp and picnic at the property, Watson's Harverene is full of history that makes it what it is today. The Watson Homestead was nearly wiped out in 1928 thanks to the raising of Lake Chelan, and you can hear about this and other historical events during...
Carson Hot Springs Spa and Golf Resort was discovered in 1876 by Isadore St. Martin while on a hunting expedition. After the springs had helped relieve his wife's sufferings, many people traveled up to experience it themselves. The resort was created in 1892 and continues to rejuvenate and relax its many guests.
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As the Columbia River meanders through the gorge, forests of cedars and pines tower up the edges of cliffs and mountains looking down on lakes, hot springs, creeks, and waterfalls splashing into the... more
Tranquil seclusion, vertical cliffs, bubbling volcanoes, and incredible rainforests are just a small sample of Washington's capturing beauty. And of course there is the renowned hiking, rafting,... more