Stunning Pacific Northwest Getaways to Celebrate the Return of a Cult Classic
In 1990, the world was first introduced to a fictional small town in the Pacific Northwest and its quirky inhabitants, rocked by a mysterious murder and the quest to uncover the truth. Almost overnight, everyone became obsessed with the twisting plot lines and eccentric cast of characters, as well as the dramatic real-life landscapes that provided the brooding backdrop for this spine-tingling prime-time soap opera.
After 25 years, the story is set to continue with a whole new season, including the anticipated return of many of the show’s most beloved characters, as well as some surprising new ones. In celebration, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has put together a list of the most stunning, secluded and majestic stays in the Pacific Northwest. Think luxurious log cabins nestled in evergreen forests and surrounded by imposing, jagged mountain peaks—the perfect places to immerse yourself in the real-world locations that inspired this cult classic.
Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie, Washington (USA)
Featuring expansive views of the surrounding mountains, perched near the top of Snoqualmie Falls, the Salish Lodge & Spa is an idyllic getaway. Guests gush about the incredible service and the absolute sense of seclusion at this rustic, yet luxurious getaway, even though it’s conveniently located just a few short minutes from town. Fans will instantly recognise this iconic hotel and its dramatic waterfall location from the opening sequence of the show and as one of the most important locations in the series.
Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes on San Juan Island, Washington (USA)
Surrounded by sparkling water and dense groves of pine trees on picturesque San Juan Island, guests at Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes can enjoy a unique stay in their very own private cottage. In addition to indulging in an authentic log cabin experience, adventurous travellers can venture further to explore the stunning coastline of this beautiful island in search of local wildlife or nip down to the bustling seaside town of Friday Harbor, which is just a short drive away.
Tetherow in Bend, Oregon (USA)
Located right on the edge of Deschutes National Forest in Oregon, guests at the Tetherow resort can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, as well as the convenience of an on-site 18-hole semi-private golf course. Every room at the resort comes with its own fireplace, cosy sitting area and a private terrace, so it’s the perfect escape for those who want to combine comfort and a bit of pampering within reach of untamed wilderness.
Cathedral Mountain Lodge in Field, British Columbia (Canada)
Located in the Kicking Horse River Valley, ringed by the towering peaks of the Canadian Rockies in British Columbia’s Yoho National Park, guests at the Cathedral Mountain Lodge can fully immerse themselves in the spectacularly rugged surroundings. After taking advantage of one of the property’s guided hiking tours to explore the nearby lakes, rivers and waterfalls, guests can retreat to their own private cabin to relax by the stone fireplace or simply bathe their cares away in the deep soaker tub.
Emerald Lake Lodge in Yoho National Park, British Columbia (Canada)
Set right on the banks of the iridescent and impossibly green, glacial waters of the lake with the same name, the Emerald Lake Lodge offers guests comfy, cabin-style accommodations in the heart of Yoho National Park. Whether kayaking across the water or embarking on one of the many day hikes around the lake or through the surrounding mountains, travellers can revel in the majestic vistas of this remarkable retreat.
Mount Engadine Lodge in Kananaskis Village, Alberta (Canada)
Impressive mountain views abound at this striking escape in Spray Valley Provincial Park, where guests at the Mount Engadine Lodge can get up close and personal with the majesty of Mother Nature. No matter the season, travellers can strap on their boots—or their skis—to marvel at the jagged snow-capped peaks and meandering alpine streams that surround the property.
Wya Point Resort in Ucluelet, British Columbia (Canada)
Situated on a narrow peninsula on the western coast of Vancouver Island, Wya Point Resort boasts two private beaches for guests to explore. Just minutes away from Pacific Rim National Park, the chalets at this exclusive getaway are all located on the site of an old First Nation village, featuring breath-taking sunset views over the water that can be enjoyed from the private terrace or snuggled up in front of the fireplace.