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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!
Surrounded by the Cascade Mountains, the Sleeping Lady is the perfect destination to seek preserved nature. Take a walk along the banks of the Icicle Creek or go for an early morning hike. In the winter time, cross-country skiing will show you all this beautiful Washington area has to offer. Keep your eyes open for native wildlife.
Explore the natural beauty of Mount Baker and the surrounding area with Mt. Baker Lodging. Whether you choose to go hiking up the mountain itself, fishing in a nearby stream, or even rafting down the river, there is a memorable experience waiting for you. The beauty of nature is all around when you stay at Mt. Baker Lodging!
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!
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.
The nearby waterways are ideal for viewing the abundant sea life present in the Pacific Northwest. Visit nearby historic national and state marine parks. Bring your own boat and gear, or let Snug Harbor make arrangements for you. You can enjoy the sight of whales, or head to the hills and hike the trails. After exploring by day, head to the beach...
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 at your own pace. Or, you can watch the river from your deck's hot tub or relax by the fireplace on a cool evening. In the winter,...
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 a kayak tours a private chartered tour of the area. You'll never want to leave this lush and lively Washington paradise.
While staying at Ocean Crest Resort you can discover the true natural experience of the Olympic Peninsula and nearby Olympic National Park. There you will find world-class fishing and hiking. Plus, there is a world of mountains, rain forest valleys, and untouched wilderness to explore.
Discover Washington wilderness at Westhaven State Park, an 80-acre exploration area with 1,215-feet of shoreline on the Pacific Ocean and Half Moon Bay, with beach access to both shores. Hike the trails and observe the lush habitat at Weatherwax Coastal Rain Forest, which showcases over 70 species of birds and 50 species of plants!
Surround yourself in the refreshing and relaxing nature atmosphere at Carson Hot Springs Spa and Golf Resort. Here, you can simply let loose and enjoy the revitalizing energy of their hot springs. Soak in the waters, head out on a fishing or hiking excursion, and let mother nature soothe and rejuvenate you as only she can.
Wake up as the sun creeps over the Cascade Mountains, where evaluated cliffs, lush greenery and the Wenatchee River's cool waters welcome you to explore. Hike along the miles of trails, take a leisurely horseback ride, or shop, dine and stroll through Front Street Park. Your camera will want to capture the beauty that surrounds you, so don't forget...
Although Alpen Rose Inn offers beautiful and luxurious suites with in-room spas and private balconies, visitors come to the Pacific Northwest to explore the natural playground around them. Spend the day hiking the local trails, enjoy horseback riding and whitewater rafting in the summer, or downhill and cross-country skiing in the winter. All year...
Bonneville Hot Springs Resort & Spa is located close to the Beacon Rock State Park, Bonneville Dam, and just a short drive from Gifford Pinchot National Forests. This area provides nature enthusiasts hiking and biking trails to explore the Columbia Ridge Gorge. After a long day in the wilderness, come home to relax in the mineral waters and...
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When it comes to the best locations for a weekend getaways, your activities may differ but lodging is always a category where you want the best. Washington is a unique location because of its varying... more
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