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Nature - Resorts and Lodges in Washington
Wilderness activities abound in Washington! Nicknamed The Evergreen State, hikers will find plenty of tree-lined nature trails in this Pacific Northwest paradise. Reach the summit of adventures in both the Cascade Range and the Olympic Mountains. Both the Olympics and the Cascades offer countless places for outdoor activities, whether you’re interested in hardcore climbing, mountain biking, or hiking. When the snow falls, Washington’s mountains offer everything from black-diamond runs for skiing savants to bunny hills for beginning boarders. Taking into account the Pacific Coast of Washington and the state’s extensive tidal waterways and island perimeters, there are more than 3,000 miles of coastline here. And with an amazing number of glacier-fed rivers, freshwater lakes and scenic reservoirs, this place is a paradise for people who love water and all things you can do on it, in it and near it. You can even go whale watching in the San Juan islands. Explore the nature splendor!
The Port Ludlow Marina offers numerous chartered tours of the Puget Sound area, allowing you to explore this amazing landscape from a different vantage point. If you prefer to explore on dry land, the Olympic Mountains feature miles of hiking trails, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Try your hand at sport fishing and reel in a halibut or salmon!
Silver Beach Resort's prime location on the shores of Waitts Lake makes it a great nature destination for families, couples and groups. Take in the stunning views as you kayak or canoe on the waters, or explore the surrounding nature trails. Around the lake is a 4 1/2 mile paved, scenic road for a relaxing walking or hiking trip!
Nature surrounds you at Rain Forest Resort, in the "Valley of the Rainforest Giants." See the world's largest Spruce tree or play a round on America's only rainforest golf course at Lockes Landing, just next door. Soak it all in on a nature hike, bike ride or with a swim in pristine Lake Quinault.
Getaway from the hustle-bustle of the cities and enjoy a quiet, natural escape at Robin Hood Village. Here, you can choose from a variety of charming cabins that put you in the heart of nature. Experience great activities from hiking to kayaking to paddle-boating! It's the perfect nature vacation!
The secluded woodlands of Leavenworth, Washington offer four seasons of fun. Summer activities such as hiking, rock climbing, and kayaking are all available and let you truly experience the beautiful natural scenery. Or, you can watch the river from your deck's hot tub or relax by the fireplace on a cool evening. In the winter, cross country and...
There are plenty of ways to explore the natural beauty that surrounds you in the form of Olympia National Park. This area is home to some of the largest tress on record with the American Forest Registry keeping track of some 826 species. The Olympic Peninsula is a bird watcher's paradise offering a wide variety of species that live in the nearby...
Nature is literally all around you at West Beach Resort. Beachcomb for sea creatures during low tide or scope out wildlife like orcas, minke whales, harbor seals, dolphins, eagles and more on its kayak tours and private charters. You'll never want to leave this lush and alive Washington paradise.
Natural beauty is all around at Boardwalk on the Water. With it's prime location by the Washington State Ferry Dock to the San Juan Islands, you're just minutes away from incredible outdoor experience. Whether you discover this magnificent area on a hiking trip through the island or choose to explore the waves on a kayaking adventure, you're sure...
Make the Heathman Lodge the center hub on your nature adventure! Vancouver, Washington offers 7,000 acres of parkland, including Salmon Creek Park and Esther Short Park, more than 44 miles of hiking and biking trails. It's easy to explore the natural beauty of the area! You'll find yourself in awe of the natural wonders that are one display at...
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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