The puzzle of what makes up the No. 1 spa resort in Washington is solved at Bonneville Hot Springs Resort and Spa. All the pieces fall into place at Bonneville, from the captivating scenery to scrumptious Pacific Northwest cuisine to the Bonneville Hot Springs Spa, of course.
Landscaped masterfully with rock and flower gardens, Bonneville immediately sets the tone for an elegant and restful WA getaway. Dine amidst the natural beauty pool-side, or inside the Pacific Crest Dining Room with 12-ft. windows and delicious fruits, veggies and seafood. Speaking of natural elements, Bonneville Hot Springs Spa’s Rock N’ Rain, the signature oil treatment and hot basalt rock body massage, made us recline n’ relax! Another indulgent treat we suggest is the Champagne and Caviar Pedicure. Sip champagne while your toes are pampered in a chamomile mineral salt soak and then scrubbed Turkish-style with eucalyptus, hyssop and lavender oils. Feel the muscles in your feet and legs unwind with a massage and Caviar Firming complex. Situated in the Columbia River Gorge area, Bonneville is surrounded by cascading waterfalls, such as the Multnomah Falls, and lush green trees. This lends the nature lover ample territory to hike, bike, golf and explore.
The Columbia Gorge region is called “A World of Wine in 40 Miles” by local connoisseurs and growers. Visit several area wineries like Maryhill, Klickitat Canyon or Illusion Winery.
From Seattle, take I-5 South to merge onto I-205 South via Exit 7. Merge onto WA-14 E via Exit 27 toward Camas. Continue going east on Hwy. 14 to milepost 38.5. Turn left on Hot Springs Way. Turn right at the stop sign onto East Cascade Drive and follow this for .5 miles to Bonneville Hot Springs Resort and Spa.
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While staying at Bonneville Hot Springs, take advantage of the pool classes in their mineral water pool. Try a mineral aerobics class or arthritis relief workout.
You want to go on a relaxing vacation but with the kids that seems like an oxymoron. Have no fear – our No. 2 pick will keep kids of any age endlessly entertained while you take time out for yourself. Trust us, you’ll want to make this vacation a Washington family tradition.
Great Wolf Lodge is not just conveniently located near WA area attractions like Mt. Rainer National Park, casinos, children’s museums and golf courses – it is also home to a gigantic water-park and other fun centers, such as the Northern Lights Arcade and Cub Club. While the kids are exploring Fort Mackenzie (the impressive four-story, 12-level interactive tree house water fort), take your much needed break at Elements Spa and Salon. Slip away to an island of your own with the Caribbean Body Treatment. Start with a dry body exfoliation, then a detoxifying seaweed masque and end with a rejuvenating scalp, face and body massage. And finally relieve those tired feet with a Foot Reflexology Massage! Afterwards, enjoy a family live-action adventure game at MagiQuest or the 10-min. Clock Tower Show followed by story time. End with a peaceful night’s sleep in your Northwoods-themed suite.
There is so much to do at the water-park at Great Wolf Lodge, we can hardly tell you everything. But, we will tell you our favorite: the Howlin’ Tornado, a six-story funnel with a safe splash landing!
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Sometimes kids want to do what the adults are doing, which is why there is Scoops Spa in Great Wolf Lodge. This 12-and-under spa specializes in tasty treats and fun manicures and pedicures.
From Portland, OR, head south on Naito Parkway/OR-99W toward SW Ankeny Street. Exit onto Morrison Bridge. Merge onto I-5 North via the ramp on the left toward Seattle. Take Exit 88B to merge onto Old Hwy. 99 SW/US-12 toward Aberdeen. Turn left at Old Hwy. 99 SW.
On the shores of Washington’s beautiful Bellingham Bay is our No. 3 spot, The Chrysalis Inn and Spa. Just as its name suggests, here you will enter a cocoon of relaxation and transformation to emerge a breathtaking and energetic butterfly.
Being on the bay means signs of fluid motion are all around. Lounge in your two-person jetted tub and watch fishing boats, sailboats, eagles, seals and possibly even a whale on the water. If you need more than just a view to completely relax your body, Bellingham WA Spa is your next destination. Restore your energy with a Heated Lava Shells Massage. Hand-selected Tiger Clamshells are heated and placed on your muscles. Don’t think that’s all for you, though. The Chrysalis Signature Facial will replenish your skin through antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. Finish with a maple body butter and paraffin hand treatment. And if your mind and body are still not absolutely refreshed, treat your toes to a berry wine soak, Dead Sea salt scrub and shea butter lotion application. Afterwards, visit Fino Wine Bar for traditional European meals, snacks or desserts – paired with a fabulous glass of wine, of course. Now you can spread your wings and soar.
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If you prefer spa treatments in a more private setting with your friends, check out The Chrysalis “Spajama” Party. With a one-night stay you also receive a manicure or pedicure, chair massage, champagne and chocolates, party food, spa gift and breakfast the next morning at Fino Wine Bar.
Bring your new look from the spa out on the town and take an orca whale watching tour or go shopping in downtown Fairhaven.
From Vancouver, Canada, head south on Granville Street toward W Tenth Avenue. Turn left at W Seventh Avenue. Turn right onto Oak Street. Continue on Hwy. 99 South and enter into Washington, United States. Continue on I-5 South. Take Exit 254 to merge onto Ohio Street toward State Street. Take a slight left at N State Street and then a slight right at Boulevard. Then take a slight right to go onto S. State Street and stay on S. State Street. Continue on Tenth Street for The Chrysalis Inn and Spa.
Sliding into the number four spot is Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins. The private mountain cabins offer the peak of luxury, and proximity to some of the more famous areas in Washington state. One of the local highlights is the Columbia River Gorge, special not only for it's incredible beauty, but also for the wide array of activities it provides!
In the area you can white-water raft, explore the area on hiking trails, biking trails, test your skills at kite-boarding, go wine-tasting, and much more! Visit the charming towns of Hood River and Stevenson. If you're looking to go during a cooler time of year, snowshoeing, cross country and downhill skiing, sledding, snowboarding are all viable options too! For most though, the onsite Spa is the real star of the show with a stay at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins. With a wide assortment of spa options like therapeutic massages, hot stone massages, and salt polishes, you're sure to discover the full extent of true relaxation at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins.
1261 Wind River Rd Carson, Washington 98610
Spa Treatments at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins, are not to be missed. You will feel brand new, rejuvenated and refreshed!
Mt. St. Helens, easily accessible from Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins, erupted in 1980 and caused 1.1 billion dollars of damage!
Get those chips off your shoulder and cash your chips in for a big payout! Tulalip Resort Casino has its very own spa and casino for just these purposes. Rebalance your body, mind and checkbook while indulging in luxurious suites with native Tulalip décor.
The T Spa at Tulalip Resort Casino caught our attention for the vibrant energy infused in the treatment rooms and treatments themselves. The outside world finds its way in, but only in the most soothing aspects, such as branches bathed in lavender lighting, flickering candlelight and solid granite-like tubs. Immerse yourself in the Milk Bath Ritual for smooth skin and a sweet scent. Truly reconnect with the earth in a Mud Bath that drains the body of toxic substances. Or, take a step into the deep with the Re-balance Body Wrap. Ocean bath marine crystals give your body a fresh ocean scent, improve blood circulation, eliminate toxins and replenish vitamins, minerals and trace elements in the body. After visiting the T, visit Lady Luck at Tulalip Casino. With 192,000 sq. ft. of gaming space, enjoy more than 2,000 slot and video poker machines and 50-plus gaming tables of black jack, 3-card poker, roulette and more.
Gaming is a Tulalip tribe tradition. Their ancestors used to play a game called Slehal, which is a guessing game involving bones.
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Recline in a plush chair at Tulalip’s Gallery Lounge. Enjoy the fire and a cocktail or cup of coffee. Peruse the Tulalip tribal art displayed throughout the lounge. The works of art vary from modern paintings and sculptures to traditional baskets and masks.
The fun continues at Tulalip Resort Casino with an outdoor amphitheater with famous entertainers, live music at the Canoes Cabaret or shopping at the 110 brand name outlet stores nearby.
On the shore sits a timber lodge with lit windows, surrounded by cedar and evergreen trees. Eagles and osprey soar above while salmon and seals play in the glacier-carved fjord, Hood Canal. The majestic Olympic Mtns. watch over it all and you feel a million miles away from worldly concerns.
Our No. 6 spot is a storybook world of its own, far from the everyday world of workdays and to-do lists. Arrive at Alderbrook in your boat and dock at the marina, steps away from the resort, and fill up on fresh seafood from Puget Sound and Hood Canal with a glass of wine. Now, you’re ready to visit the PGA-class golf course, the pool, the leather couches in front of the large fireplace or our favorite find: The Day Spa at Alderbrook. Truly connect with nature through the Secret Garden Signature Massage. In this fresh, open air massage you’ll experience refreshing aromatherapy, relaxation and deep issue techniques. End your day with Hood Canal Starry Night. Start in the herbal-infused steam room, then move to the marine algae, sea brine and aloe wrap to hydrate your body as you surrender to the bliss of a hot oil scalp massage.
When founded in 1913, there were no roads to Alderbrook Lodge. So, visitors arrived in boats.
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Experience the most romantic WA vacation when you elope at Alderbrook! The Elopement Package includes a wedding ceremony, wedding cake, credit to use at Alderbrook Spa, credit toward restaurant or in-room dining, overnight luxury accommodations and one dozen roses.
From Seattle, head northeast on Broad Street toward Taylor Avenue N. Make a slight right to merge onto Ninth Avenue N. Turn left at Mercer Street. Take the ramp for I-5 South. Keep right at the fork and continue following signs to merge onto I-5 South. Take the exit on the left for I-5 South. After approximately 32 miles, take Exit 132 to merge onto WA-16 W toward Bremerton/Gig Harbor. Take the left-hand exit toward WA-3 SW. Turn left at WA-3 SW. Turn right at E WA-106 to arrive at Alderbrook Resort.
You have your cards and your chips, your bathing suit and boat rental, golf club and fishing pole, hiking boots and Jacuzzi suite. What more could you possibly need for the ideal Washington State destination vacation? Oh yes, we remember – a full-service spa!
At Quinault Beach Resort and Casino, the word “bored” is eliminated from your vocabulary. Quinault Casino has Texas Hold ’Em, blackjack tournaments, Vegas-style slots and more. The Olympic National Park and Washington State Park are nearby for further exploration. And don’t forget the beach in Quinault’s back-yard! Splash in the tide, bicycle on the sand or venture out on the water by canoe or fishing boat! It’s no wonder Ocean Shores Spa is on site at Quinault. You’ll be beaming after the Luminous Spa Package which includes an aromatherapy scalp massage, full body sea salt glow, full body butter massage and aromatherapy facial massage. For local flavor, close your eyes and breathe deeply. The Cedar Fusion Massage uses cedar essential oil to invigorate you through smell and touch. If you’re looking for something more practical, the Back Release Massage focuses on the back and shoulder tension that interrupts your day.
Quinault Beach Resort and Casino has got your Washington nightlife scene covered. The Ocean Lounge has live entertainment every Friday and Saturday for your musical ear enjoyment!
From Seattle, go south on I-5 to Olympia. At Olympia, take Exit 104 (Aberdeen, Ocean Beaches) for Hwy. 101. Stay on the main highway. It will turn into Hwy. 8 West and then at Elma it changes to Hwy. 12 West. When you reach Aberdeen, follow signs to Hwy. 101 North to Hoquiam and Ocean Beaches. Be in the left lane as you cross the Hoquiam Bridge. It will curve to the right and then at the second traffic light, turn left onto Hwy. 109 (Ocean Shores and Beaches). Travel another 18 miles and then turn left onto Hwy. 115. Quinault Resort and Casino will be on the right hand side.
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Don’t neglect one of the most worked parts of your body. Ocean Shores Spa’s Aromatherapy Sole Paraffin Glow gives your feet a sugar scrub for exfoliation, hydrates the skin with a cucumber moisturizer and ends with an aromatherapy-infused paraffin shell that will leave your feet silky smooth.
A challenging obstacle course, an herb garden with intriguing artwork and a menagerie with spotted pigs and a duck. This isn’t your crazy twice-removed cousin’s eclectic backyard scene – this is the upscale and unique, fun-filled Willows Lodge!
You’ll never want to leave our exhilarating No. 8 WA spa vacation spot. A thrilling zip line ride, an adrenaline-pumping afternoon on suspended foot steps or a leisurely stroll through the garden where pleasant surprises like sculptures, waterfalls, two pigs and a crested duck await! This can all make for a very full day, which is why there is also the Spa at Willows Lodge. Listen to the soothing waters of Sammamish River during your Ahbyanga Massage, which replenishes the body while stimulating the mind through rosemary tea droplets on the forehead and a neem and coconut oil scalp treatment. Indulge in the exclusive Carita facial – only available at 18 spas in the country! The special “Renovateur” and manual massage techniques, combined with the award-winning Carita products, exfoliates, detoxifies and refines your skin. If you’ve arrived at Willows Lodge after an arduous journey, enjoy the Travelers Package. Relax in the hot tub and sauna before a Jet Lag Massage and Detoxifying Wrap.
It would be foolish to skip a meal when staying at Willows Lodge! Please your palate with a wine tasting at Willows Lodge’s Fireside Cellars or venture to two famous Northwest restaurants; the Barking Frog, a casual bistro with fresh Northwest cuisine, or the Herbfarm Restaurant, voted one of the Top 50 Restaurants in the World by Travel + Leisure magazine.
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Need some serious one-on-one time? The Do-Not-Disturb Package is for you two! Enjoy luxury accommodations, dining credit at the Barking Frog, Willows in-tub dining, a drawn bubble bath with rose petals accompanied by a tray of strawberries, whipped cream, warm chocolate fondue and a signature dessert. Top it off with sparkling wine for two, tranquil music and romantic candlelight!
From Sea-Tac Airport, follow signs to I-405 North toward Renton. Continue north for about 20 miles and take Exit 20B for NE 124th Street. Turn right on NE 124th Street. Follow NE 124th Street for three-quarters of a mile to 132nd Avenue NE and turn left at light. Follow 132nd Avenue NE for another mile to the stop sign at NE 143rd Place. Take a right onto NE 143rd Place and go down the hill, over the railroad tracks. At the bottom of the hill, stay to the right and go straight after the stop sign onto NE 145th Street. Willows Lodge will be on your left past the Redhook Brewery.
Plush rooms with velvety chairs and individualized art, two outdoor pools, an indoor pool and a two-level whirlpool beneath skylights which allow the natural light to flood the aquatic area and bounce off the colorful tiles. It may seem like a king’s palace, but it’s actually our No. 9 pick!
Bellevue Club Hotel surpasses expectations in the department of refinement. The lobby with its welcoming fire, complimentary morning coffee and afternoon tea strikes you more as your living room with a designer’s touch than a stuffy hotel lobby. Inside your suite with elegant drapes that frame your view of Mt. Rainer, it is not difficult to see why Bellevue is a four-diamond, internationally recognized boutique property. What’s also easy to see is why you should make time for the Spa at Bellevue Club. Fire up your endorphins with a Pine Exfoliating Treatment! The pine and algae mixture is an endorphin-releasing aromatherapy technique which also exfoliates and moisturizes your skin. And if you need a boost to your weight loss plan, try the Ocean Detox Mask. The pure seaweed in this body mask has slimming effects because it increases metabolism and helps release excess water and toxins from the body.
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After a morning at the Spa at Bellevue Club restores your energy, head to the gym to play pickleball, badminton or tennis. Use the four weight and cardiovascular studios or running track above the gym. Or, keep focusing on balancing body and mind with a Candlelight Yoga class.
In 2006, Bellevue Club Hotel was awarded one of the Top 500 Hotels in the World by Travel + Leisure magazine.
From the East, take I-90 West. Then take I-405 North. Exit at SE Eighth Street. Turn left onto SE Eighth Street. Turn right at 112th Avenue SE. Take another right onto SE Sixth Street and the Bellevue Club Hotel will be on your left.
Have you been itching to perfect your skin and your stroke? Well, Semiahmoo Resort Golf Spa is just the WA spa and golf vacation getaway you’ve been waiting for! Let the pristine waters of Drayton Harbor and Semiahmoo Bay be the background to a weekend of organic facials and green fairways.
First, lean back and let your body warm up in the sauna. Then, when you feel comfortable and at ease, experience the Orient Essence Ceremony. This treatment is sure to appeal to your sense of adventure with Balinese pebbles in a soft gauze aromatic bag, soaked in warmed exotic oils and spiced granite, that is used for a body massage. Or, perhaps a private soak by candlelight in a hydro-bath with botanicals and essential oils is more your style. Whichever you choose, your body and mind will be steady and focused for a challenging game of golf. Semiahmoo boasts two championship golf courses, the Graham Cooke-designed Loomis Trail and Arnold Palmer-designed Semiahmoo. The first is known for its consistently smooth and fast greens and water in play all 18 holes. The latter is tree-lined with scenic Washington backdrops and 67 strategically placed bunkers to test all skill levels.
Besides the spa and golf, there is plenty to do at Semiahmoo. Attend a Friday night grill-out on the terrace, a nightly movie, a free film and television lecture series, a beach bonfire and more!
From the South, take I-5 North and then take Exit 270 toward Birch Bay Lynden. Turn left onto Birch Bay Lynden Road. After about four miles, turn right onto Harbor View Road. Then turn left onto Lincoln Road. Lincoln Road turns into Semiahmoo Parkway, which ends at the Semiahmoo Resort parking lot.
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After swinging on the greens, come to Semiahmoo Spa for a deep tissue massage to relax those golf club-swinging muscles and a moisturizing lip treatment after you’ve spent all day in the sun and wind.