The Pacific Northwest has a distinct character in and of itself. In this part of the country, the laid-back vibes of California meet the grungy feel impressed on by Seattle-based bands such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam and mingle with the classy West Coast elite.
Washington State offers an expansive variety of destinations for love birds looking to get away and reconnect.
Check out our list of the top 15 spots in Washington for your next romantic getaway.
1. Roche Harbor Resort
Off the coast of the continental U.S., San Juan Islands promise an intimate experience for you and your loved one.
Fly to the Roche Harbor Resort directly from Seattle on the Kenmore Air plane service. These six-passenger floatplanes provide you with a scenic and adventurous twist on your average journey. In fact, if you want to take advantage of the views from the aircraft even more, consider the “San Juan Islands Ride-Along” tour. This two-hour experience includes two or more takeoffs and landings throughout the majestic San Juan Islands for you to really soak up the sights.
Once you do make it to the resort, pure oasis awaits you. Snag a waterfront lodge where you’ll be able to peer out onto the harbor from your room. And during the day, make sure you take advantage of all the surrounding activities: whale watching, kayaking, hiking, and more.
2. Marcus Whitman Hotel
Dash into timeless elegance at this luxury hotel established in 1928. This gem lies in the heart of Walla Walla, a city deemed “The Pacific Northwest’s Best-Kept Secret,” and named after the Native American phrase for “many waters.”
The Marcus Whitman exudes class with its historical paintings, farm-to-table cuisine, upscale furnishings, and prime location in Washington’s wine country.
Participate in a wine tasting on-site at the Whitman in one of six exclusive tasting rooms. Not only do you get to sip on world-famous wine here, but you also have the option to pair each glass with a plate of delicious food. For example, with the Semillon white wine that has tasting notes of mango, pineapple, and honeydew, you and your loved one can sample the Diver Pack Seared Scallops.
3. Kalaloch Lodge
Located high on a bluff overlooking the waters of Olympic National Park, the Kalaloch Lodge in Washington offers guests a soothing retreat away from reality. Kalaloch, meaning “good place to land” in the language of the Quinault Indians who developed the region, was the original name of this coastal area, and remains fitting to this day.
Unwind in this blissful oasis, the only lodge along the 73-mile stretch of Olympic National Park. Here, you and your loved one can watch the sun set over the water from your suite. And depending on how much privacy you’re craving, you can pick between the main lodge, the individual cabins, or just a good ol’ campsite.
Explore the mighty Pacific Ocean with your significant other when you stay at the Kalaloch. Among other beach activities, make sure you check out tide pooling. These waters make up an animal sanctuary, where all the marine life is protected. You can therefore get up close and personal with sea stars, rock crabs, wolf eels, pricklebacks, barnacles, sea snails, and any other creature claiming this stretch of ocean as its home!
4. The Woodmark
You know what day it is? It’s Treat Yo’self Day at the Woodmark! This luxury hotel and spa is ready to welcome you and your partner for an extra special getaway weekend. The winner of several awards, including the AAA Four Diamond, 2015 Condé Nast Traveler, 2015 TripAdvisor Hall of Fame, and 2015 U.S. News Best Hotel awards, you know you’re in good hands at the Woodmark.
Located on Lake Washington, the Woodmark provides high-end accommodations combined with natural beauty and tranquility. For extra romance, book an appointment at the spa and let your troubles wash away. The Woodmark offers creative treatments, such as the Chocolate Champagne Facial. This unique experience combines “the magic of cocoa enzyme exfoliation” with the “deeply purifying and healing effect” of champagne. You had me at chocolate.
5. Fairhaven Village Inn
When you’re looking for a weekend getaway with your sweetheart in a quaint town, look no further than Fairhaven Village Inn. In the small historic town at the tippy-top and Western edge of the United States, you and your loved one are sure to find the peace and quiet you need.
Located halfway between Vancouver and Seattle, this tranquil oasis is perfect for city dwellers looking to escape. Stroll through the cobblestone streets of the historic district right outside the Inn, where you’ll find charming architecture, boutique shopping, and picturesque cafés.
Venturing a tiny bit further out (still within a mile), you’ll come across many craft breweries, the Lake Padden Park for outdoor activities, historic cultural centers, and more.
6. Bacon Mansion
Right in the heart of the culture capital of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle, the Bacon Mansion welcomes you with comfort and charm. This historic bed & breakfast dates all the way back to 1909, opening its gates into a different time period where crystal chandeliers and hardwood floors abound.
Settle into this classic Tudor-style mansion with your loved one for a classy getaway in the city. Located in Seattle’s quintessential district of Capitol Hill, the Bacon gives you easy access to all the shopping and restaurants nearby. And when you’re ready to snuggle up, the Bacon Mansion provides guests with cozy accommodations to tune the rest of the world out.
7. Mountain Home Lodge
Fulfill your winter wonderland fantasy at the Mountain Home Lodge. This idyllic lodge is everything you hope for in a romantic getaway to the mountains.
Start by choosing between one of two private cabins surrounded by 20 acres of nature. Both retreats feature luxurious accommodations, a river rock Jacuzzi, and a river rock fireplace. The cabins also promote further intimacy with a two-person dual-headed shower and complimentary wine. It doesn’t get more romantic than that.
Oh wait…it does. The lodge’s chef prepares a gourmet breakfast, and hearty lunch buffet, and 4-course gourmet dinner daily for guests. Get ready to escape into luxury and romance.
8. Chevy Chase Beach Cabins
Along the water of one of many of Washington’s Northern peninsulas, the Chevy Chase Beach Cabins offer a beautiful escape for love birds. This stunning mansion was built in the late 1800s by California gold-seekers. Over the years, it has been completely refurbished as a resort offering historical charm with modern luxuries.
Gaze out onto the majestic Discovery Bay and the foothills of the Olympic Mountains when you stay at the Chevy Chase. Most cabins are perched on cliffs above the bay and give you beautiful surrounding views. And once you venture outside your guest room, you can fully take advantage of the Cabins’ private beach. Pack a picnic, swim with the waves, build a campfire, and enjoy the sunshine. The Chevy Chase Cabins are perfect for a summer getaway in Washington.
9. West Beach Resort – Orcas Island
How can you resist visiting a place called Orcas Island? Pamper yourself and your partner with a beachfront oasis where you can watch the sun set from your own private cabin.
Disconnect from the stresses of daily life and escape with your special someone to this destination that has a beach fire pit, a deck fully equipped for barbequing, and a hot tub right outside your front door. Enjoy your morning coffee on your own porch, where it’s common to spot Orca whales in their natural habitat.
During the day, consider all the activities that the region has to offer: fishing, crabbing, clamming, kayaking, canoeing, whale watching, boating, and more.
10. Campbell’s Resort
This resort may be over 100 years old, but you’d never guess its age by looking at it. Completely updated with modern finishes to enhance comfort, Campbell’s Resort boasts 170 luxury waterfront guest rooms to ensure romance on your next getaway.
With multiple romantic packages to choose from at Campbell’s, you can turn any getaway into an extra-special getaway with your partner. With “Romance on the Lake,” you can wow your significant other with a bottle of champagne, delectable chocolates, a rose petal turndown, and lotions and massage oils to connect. Or maybe you’d be interested in the “Date Night” Package, including dinner at Campbell’s waterfront restaurant.
11. Semiahmoo Resort
Washingtonians sure do love their retreats on the water. At the Semiahmoo Resort, leave behind the rat race for a vacation of golf, outdoor activities, and majestic ocean views.
This resort offers a full-service spa and a 7,000-yard golf course for guests looking to unwind. If you’re looking for even more amenities, check out the Semiahmoo’s four tennis courts (two indoor and two outdoor), outdoor pool, hot tub, and sauna. This resort definitely caters to travelers wanting to stretch out a little bit in the fresh, crisp, open air.
12. Adrift Hotel and Spa
The Adrift Hotel in Long Beach, Washington, features a modern, eclectic, urban-industrial vibe that characterizes much of Seattle, along with undertones borrowed from the local peninsula landscape.
Each guest room is adorned in exquisitely chic décor for the ultimate level of comfort and elegance. And when hunger strikes, look no further than the hotel’s own restaurant, Pickled Fish. As the name suggests, this restaurant caters to the local palate with a refined twist. Try the Rockefeller appetizer of fresh oysters, pancetta, arugula, and absinthe. And make sure you avidly appreciate the region’s seafood during your main course again. The Pickled Fish features dishes such as Wild Salmon, complete with chives, chipotle, and tequila.
13. Bishop Victorian Hotel
Relish the history of Washington when you stay at the Bishop Victorian Hotel in Port Townsend. This three-story relic holds a timeless charm for couples to rekindle their flame.
As you enter the hotel, you’ll notice antique furniture, brick walls, and cozy fireplaces beckoning guests to come in, relax, and connect. Vamp up the romance with Bishop’s “Dine and Unwind” Package. This upgrade includes two nights at the hotel, a bottle of champagne, dinner for two at a nearby restaurant, two tickets at the historic Rose Theater, dessert at the local ice cream parlor, and breakfast for two delivered to your suite each morning.
14. Green Cat Guesthouse
Relax in this quaint B&B nestled in the rural beauty of Olympic National Park. This bed & breakfast really goes the extra mile. They will stock your fridge with fresh fruit, homemade granola, locally produced cheese, yogurt, and locally caught smoked salmon.
Once you’ve regained some energy in your rejuvenating getaway, explore all that there right outside the doors of the Green Cat: three wineries, two breweries, five art galleries, five local villages, two golf courses, and more.
15. Davenport Hotel
In Eastern Washington, a lesser-known city by the name of Spokane features a world-class, luxury hotel called Davenport. This historic hotel dates back to 1914 and has been a leader in sophistication ever since.
Known as “Washington’s grandest hotel,” the Historic Davenport boasts a pool, spacious marble showers, luxurious soaking tubs, original oil-on-canvas paintings, hand-carved, mahogany furniture, HD flat-screen televisions, hot tub, and more.
This hotel is so regal, in fact, that they have a special deal where you can test drive a Lexus during your stay. If you purchase the Lexus, the Davenport guarantees your next stay with them on the house. Now those are some high-end customers.