Washington Vacation: Boutique Stays, Outdoor Adventures, and Natural Retreats

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A vacation in Washington means loads of adventure and outdoor fun. The spectacular river gorges, scenic mountains, fertile national parks, and picturesque coastal towns are ideal destinations for nature lovers. Moreover, there are boutique hotels and resorts, which can serve as a perfect base for exploring various scenic areas in the state.

Skamania Lodge, Stevenson – Escape into the Wilderness

Only a 45-minute drive from Portland, Oregon, Skamania Lodge – Destination Hotels & Resorts awaits you with modern amenities right in the middle of Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Stevenson, Washington. Guests can enjoy uninterrupted views of the river and the Cascade Mountains from the hotel rooms. Nestled in the wood of Douglas firs, Skamania Lodge’s newly built tree houses promise an exceptional living experience for solitude seekers. Your stay at the resort entails access to hiking trails and a range of outdoor recreation opportunities including golf, tennis, basketball, volleyball, zip line tours, and excursions into the wilderness of the Cascade Mountains.

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Watertown Hotel, Seattle – Bring Your Pets Along

Located in the University District of Seattle, Watertown Hotel – A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality  welcomes tourists and their pets. Keeping with the vibrant urban culture of the U District, Watertown Hotel offers studio rooms with stylish interiors, king beds, bathrobes, slippers, flat-panel TVs with premium channels, Wi-Fi, microwaves, coffee makers, and refrigerators for modern living. Enjoy complimentary shuttle service to downtown and nearby attractions. Complimentary bicycles are also available for guests.

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Cave B Resort, Quincy – Soak in the Scenic Beauty

If you’re looking for a peaceful retreat, Cave B Inn is the place. The resort’s well-appointed cavern rooms exude a rustic charm, while private balconies overlook the estate’s vineyards and the Columbia River. Rooms feature plush beds, satellite televisions, work desks, and private bathrooms with separate showers and bathtubs. Explore the resort’s wine country and gardens on bicycles, available to guests for free. After a busy day, soak in the outdoor pool while enjoying the view of the river gorge, or rejuvenate your senses with the resort’s signature spa treatments.

Woodmark Hotel, Kirkland – Experience Lakefront Luxury

Situated by Lake Washington, this Kirkland hotel is hardly 10 miles from Seattle. Due to its strategic location at Carillon Point, business travelers may find this hotel convenient. With amenities like kayaks, boats, Jet Skis, and watersports equipment rentals, you’ll have ample opportunity to enjoy your favorite waterfront activities at Woodmark Hotel and Still Spa. Pet-friendly accommodations come with luxurious beds and furnishings, LCD televisions with movies on demand, bathrobes, minibars, work desks, and free access to fitness facilities.

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Emerald Queen Hotel & Casino, Fife – Entertainment on Weekends

With live music, fine dining and casino games, the Emerald Queen Hotel & Casino in Fife aims to provide unlimited entertainment. In your room, watch movies on a 42-inch TV, or use the high-speed internet connection to carry out business transactions. If you want something more than casinos and gaming, Fife Square and other attractions such as the Museum of Glass, LeMay Car Museum, Point Defiance Park, Pacific Bonsai Museum, and Wild Waves & Enchanted Village are easily accessible from the hotel.