Pacific North West, into the mist
Oregon and Washington State unveil a beautiful coastline and vibrant cities, like avant-garde and bohemian Portland and innovative and attractive Seattle.
Bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Rocky Mountains on the east, this region is well-known for its natural beauty.
Inland there are a succession of grandiose natural parks, renowned vineyards, lakes and volcanic landscapes.
Washington State: The Evergreen State
Surrounded by the Pacific Coast, Canada, Idaho and Oregon, this is a beautiful state with grandiose landscapes.
You will encounter natural parks, a rugged coast battered by the swell of the Pacific and renowned vineyards.
A rich flora and fauna and of course a urban area in full creative swing: Seattle.
Seattle: « emerald city », full of vitality and creativity, ever-evolving food and beer scene, and innovative architecture. Make sure to visit: Pioneer Square District with its brick and cobbled alleys, have a Fish & Chips lunch in the picturesque Pike Place Market, make a trip to Alki Beach to admire the skyline, explore the district of Fremont, for its street art and its pretty shops. Let’s not forget those native iconic industries that are now world known such as Microsoft, Starbucks and Amazon.
Olympic National Park and Whidbey Island: An International Biosphere Reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The diversity of its ecosystems makes it a unique place. You will find glaciers, volcanic peaks and a temperate rain forest, thousand-year-old cedar trees and primitive coastal habitat.
This is a beautiful park, which offers both a mountainous and oceanic appearance, and is home to many endemic animal and plant species.
North Cascades or the American Alps: Bordering Canadian British Columbia, this park of some 2770 km² reveals some of the most spectacular alpine landscapes of the United States: deep valleys, hidden waterfalls, sparkling lakes, alpine meadows, glaciers.
For a trip into the wild, you will enter dense ancient forests, home to a diverse fauna including several endangered species, such as grizzly bears and pumas.
Mount Rainier National Park & Mount St Helens: Asleep for more than a century, Mount Rainier is the tallest volcano in the Cascade Range (4,392 m), and forms a majestic cone that presides over Seattle. Its summit is covered with nearly 90 km² of ice and snow, and its crater has 26 glaciers. This is a paradise for hikers, beautiful trails with stunning Alpine views, forests, torrents and streams where you will find salmons.
San Juan Islands: Between Washington State and Vancouver Island, north of Puget Sound, the peaceful San Juan Islands archipelago.
More than 700 islands and islets floating in the mist of the Pacific Ocean. Most of them are inhabited. The three main islands are: San Juan, Orcas and Lopez. Formerly a mountain range, the archipelago served as a hunting ground for the Indians before the settlers established farms and orchards. These islands offer peace and authentic charm. This is the ideal spot where to rest, hike, bike and watch orcas and other wild species.
Portland: An eclectic ambience and an avant-garde atmosphere environmentally, artistically and musically. Discover Portland on foot, shop at alternative and funky boutiques and above all enjoy the hyped food scene. Go from microbreweries to wine and cheese bars and of course try the world-famous VooDoo doughnuts.
Willamette Valley wine region: An influential wine producing region, dominated by Pinot Noir, due to its cool-climate, but also Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling.
Simply breathtaking, from rough shorelines, immense wild beaches and dunes, gray whales migrating from Alaska to Mexico.
Crater Lake National Park & Klamath Falls: Crater Lake is one of the most fascinating natural parks. Its pine forests occupy the center of an extinct volcano, offering a real playground for bears, elks or coyotes. With almost 600 m deep, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the country.
For hiking: more than 160 km of marked trails between forest and ridge paths.
Explore its natural wonder: beautiful coast line, sandy beaches and dunes, deep lakes, volcanoes, glaciers, Alpine mountains and amazing fauna and flora, this is the ideal spot if you like the great outdoors.
Discover a rich and vibrant culture: lighthouses and fisherman villages, among the richest paleontological sites in the world, and museums like the Portland Art Museum (the nation’s seventh-oldest museum)
For foodies: famous covered markets, craft beer, coffee, street food, food trucks, sea food and of course great wines and a passion for experimentation makes it a must destination for foodies.
For active travels: hike in rain forests or Alpine mountains, go for a buggy ride on sand dunes, fish salmons, kayak with orcas, raft and bike. And of course, ski and snowboard during winter time.
Take a Haunted Underground Tour
Ever since the city’s underground network of passageways and empty basements was created in 1914 there have been rumors. Take a walking tour through the abandoned underworld and hear the stories the city has tried to cover up…
Walk on Reese Witherspoon’s steps
Hike Oregon’s section of the Pacific Crest Trail that runs 2,650 miles through from Mexico to Canada. Read the book by Portland author Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild,” or watch the movie before!.
Attend the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Internationally renowned and has featured actors on its stages who have gone on to prominent roles in Hollywood.
Take a wine tasting tour
Enjoy a drive to Oregon’s rolling wine country and indulge in great pinot noir and an organic farm to table lunch.
RECOMMENDED HOTELS & LODGES
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle*****
This downtown Seattle hotel is 2 km from the Space Needle. This hotel features a full spa, rooftop infinity pool, and outdoor fireplace. Every guest room features Northwest-style decor with wood and stone details.
The Four Seasons Hotel Seattle has a 24-hour business centre. Guests can work out in the gym or use the steam room or hot tub. Guests can dine at the Goldfinch Tavern, which features Pacific Northwest cuisine by world renowned chef Ethan Stowell.
Rooms at the Seattle Four Seasons have a marble bathroom with rain showers. Guests can watch the 42-inch flat-screen TV.
The Four Seasons Hotel is within 5 minutes’ walk to Pike Place Market. The Seattle Art Museum is 2 minutes’ walk to the hotel.
Hotel Inn at the Market****
Overlooking Elliott Bay and in the heart of Seattle’s vibrant Pike Place Market, this boutique hotel offers an on-site bar, and sweeping views from the rooftop deck. Rooms include free Wi-Fi.
Cable TV is provided in each room at the Inn at the Market. A small fridge, minibar, and views of the city are also included.
Various shops are available in the hotel and a 24-hour reception is provided for guest convenience. Dry cleaning and laundry services are offered at the Seattle Inn at the Market and a business centre is provided for guest use.
The Olympic Sculpture Park is less than 20 minutes’ walk from the hotel. The Space Needle is 1.6 km away.
Hotel Kimpton Monaco****
Located in Central Seattle, Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle features a morning coffee and tea service. All of the contemporary rooms offer free WiFi, a yoga mat, and luxury bath amenities. The Space Needle and Safeco Field are both 1.5 km away.
A flat-screen cable TV with pay-per-view channels is included in each guest room. All of the air-conditioned rooms feature modern décor and include a minibar, a coffee machine, a desk and a seating area. Select rooms provide deep soaking bathtubs and city views.
A 24-hour business centre and a 24-hour fitness centre are available to guests of Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle. Guests can enjoy an afternoon wine reception.
Hotel Thompson Seattle****
Offering a terrace and views of the sea, Thompson Seattle is set in Seattle. Guests can enjoy the on-site rooftop bar, and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi.
The rooms include a 42″ flat-screen TV with a customized movie library. Some rooms feature a seating area for your convenience. The beds are complimented with 400 thread count SFERRA linens. The private bathrooms include state-of-the-art rain showers and soaking tubs, D.S. & DURGA luxury bath amenities, and over-sized Frette bathrobes.
Boasting views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains, The Nest is the rooftop bar and cocktail lounge located on-site at Thompson Seattle. You will find a 24-hour front desk and shops at the property.
Pike Place Market is 100 m from Thompson Seattle, while Pike Place Market is 200 m from the property.
The State Hotel****
Conveniently situated in the centre of Seattle, The State Hotel provides air-conditioned rooms, a fitness centre and a bar. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property is close to popular attractions like Washington State Convention Center, Columbia Center and Seattle Great Wheel.
At the hotel each room is equipped with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.
The State Hotel offers a terrace.
Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Pike Place Market, Space Needle and CenturyLink Field.
Hotel Theodore Seattle****
Hotel Theodore is a non-smoking hotel located in the heart of downtown Seattle and features a concierge service and fitness centre. Rooms offer free WiFi. Washington State Convention Center is 5 minutes’ walk away.
A locally influenced honor bar and a gourmet coffee machine are also provided. Guests can also choose to select specialty pillows from the Pillow Bar at the hotel.
The pet-friendly hotel includes dry cleaning and laundry services.
Located next to the lobby, Made Coffee bar is open daily. Rider Restaurant is also on-site, offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the week days. Brunch and dinner are served on the weekends. Light cocktails are available.
Lake Quinault Lodge***
Offering free WiFi and a terrace, Lake Quinault Lodge is located in Quinault. Free private parking is available on site.
Some units include a dining area and/or balcony. Some units also have a kitchenette, equipped with a microwave. There is a private bathroom with a bath or shower in every unit. Towels are provided.
Relax in the heated indoor pool or dry sauna at Lake Quinault Lodge. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The property also offers packed lunches.
Guests can play table tennis at the property, and the area is popular for fishing. Enjoy a quiet ride or guided tour across the lake in a kayak or canoe, or take a scenic hike among the world’s tallest trees.
Lake Crescent Lodge***
This historic, a bit rustic lodge on the Olympic Peninsula in northwest Washington was built in 1915 and is an ideal base camp for enjoying Olympic National Park, while experiencing the charm of a turn-of-the-century resort.
The most popular accommodation at Lake Crescent Lodge. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, these cabins offer a warm and luring fireplace and remarkable views. All Roosevelt Fireplace Cabins are located along the shores of Lake Crescent. The Roosevelt Fireplace Cabins are available daily during the summer season and weekends-only (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) in the winter.
Salish Lodge & Spa****
Venture into the world of one of America’s favorite mystery drama television series at Salish Lodge & Spa. Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, overlooking the 268-foot Snoqualmie Falls, Salish Lodge served as inspiration for the iconic Great Northern Hotel, and offers guests a Great Northern Escape package.
This one-of-a-kind experience allows you to explore the show’s locations around the Lodge, cozy up in one of the 85 guest rooms while binge-watching the first season, relax with Damn Good Coffee and Cherry Pie, in The Attic, or join your fellow Peakies for a Dale Cooper cocktail.
With an award-winning spa, locally-sourced, seasonal cuisine in both The Dining Room and The Attic, a fantastic wine list featuring over 50 Washington wines, and an on-site apiary, Salish Lodge & Spa is known for providing an iconic, Pacific Northwest experience. With such a stunning natural setting in Snqoualmie Washington, just 30 minutes from Seattle, you can also enjoy skiing, hiking, mountain biking, river rafting and fishing.
Sun Mountain Lodge***
Featuring a spa centre, Sun Mountain Lodge offers accommodation in Winthrop. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site.
A balcony or patio are featured in certain rooms. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes and a hairdryer.
There is a 24-hour front desk and a shared lounge at the property.
This resort has a private beach area on Patterson Lake and ski-to-door access and ski equipment hire and bike hire are available. You can play tennis and table tennis at this resort, and the area is popular for skiing and horse riding. Loup Loup Ski Bowl is within 45 minutes’ drive of the property, while Methow Trails cross-country ski area is less than 20 minutes’ drive away.
Offering accommodation in Woodinville, Washington, Willows Lodge provides a Northwest ambiance with it’s massive fireplace, luxurious beds, and 5 acres of gardens. Seattle is 20 minutes’ drive of the property and several award-winning wineries are located nearby. A full-service spa and 2 restaurants are located on-site.
Each rustic guest room features a soaking tub facing the fireplace and flat-screen TV. A fully-stocked minibar, coffee machine, and bathrobes are also included.
Offering a seasonal menu and extensive wine list, the Barking Frog restaurant is located on-site at Willows Lodge. Guests can enjoy a multi-course dining experience at The Herbfarm Restaurant, also located on-site
Hotel The Nines*****
This five star hotel in Portland, Oregon is located next to Portland’s Pioneer Square. It offers 2 on site restaurants and free Wi-Fi in every guest room.
Every guest room at The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel features a 42-inch flat-screen TV with a DVD player and in-room movies. In-room massage treatments are also available. Room service is available 24-hours.
The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel offers a 24-hour fitness centre and business centre. A billiards room is featured on site and includes pool tables.
Guests can visit the Portland Art Museum or the Japanese Gardens which are both within walking distance of The Nines. The Oregon Zoo a 15 minute drive from the hotel..
Situated in downtown Portland, this hotel is just a 3-minute walk from Providence Park. It boasts an on-site restaurant and offers spacious rooms with a flat-screen TV and living area. Complimentary fitness class passes are available at the front desk.
Every room at Hotel Deluxe features warm colors and traditional décor. Guests can enjoy the property’s signature Well & Fit kit in their room, which includes a yoga mat, resistance bands, weights, core ball, and a tablet pre-loaded with fitness videos. A large desk and a Bluetooth clock player are provided next to the seating area. Wi-Fi is also available.
The Deluxe Hotel fine-dining restaurant, Gracie’s, features Pacific Northwest cuisine and is open all day. Afternoon tea is also available at the restaurant. In the evenings, guests may choose to sip on specialty cocktails in the Driftwood Room.
Guests can borrow bicycles at Hotel Deluxe to explore the city. Additional signature amenities include a spiritual book library, tasting receptions every Wednesday from 17:00 until 18:00, and pet amenities.
This hotel is a 4-minute drive from Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and the Portland Art Museum. Portland State University is 2.4 km away.
The Heathman Hotel****
The luxurious Heathman Hotel, 2 blocks from Max Light Rail Train in Portland’s cultural district, features an on-site restaurant and a Russian tea experience. It offers guests 24-hour room service and flat-screen cable TVs.
Rooms provide free Wi-Fi, Bluetooth clock radios, and desks. They have safety deposit boxes and also include bathrobes and slippers. The suites feature 2 TVs, a separate living room and a dining area. Additional room amenities include local-inspired minibars, pet amenities, pillow options, and in-room fitness equipment.
Guests at The Heathman Hotel are offered a gym and library. The hotel has an art gallery, business center and meeting rooms. It provides concierge and childcare services and also offers in-room massages.
Headwaters restaurant features local cuisine and seafood options, and is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, in addition to afternoon tea.
The Heathman Hotel is less than a half mile from Portland Art Museum. It is within one kilometer of Portland State University, Portland Japanese Garden and Oregon Museum of Science & Industry and is 3.2 km from Oregon Zoo
Situated within easy walking distance of the city centre, this luxury hotel offers full-service facilities and first-class service just steps from Portland’s theatres, restaurants and shopping centres.
Relax in a spacious guestroom boasting pillow-top mattresses, plush linens and towelling bathrobes. Nightly turndown service is available upon request. Pet amenities, a pillow menu, and an iPod menu is available. Guests can enjoy the property’s signature Well & Fit kit in their room, which includes a yoga mat, resistance bands, weights, core ball, and a tablet pre-loaded with fitness videos.
The Downtown Streetcar stops right outside the Sentinel and provides service to the Pearl District, shopping areas and the South Waterfront. Visit the knowledgeable concierge staff for reservations at the best area restaurants or information on nearby attractions. Complimentary fitness class passes are also available at the front desk.
Stay in and order a delicious meal from Sentinel’s 24-hour room service or enjoy a well-cooked steak at the on-site restaurant, Jake’s Grill. Guests can relax and unwind after a long day at the on-site bar, the Jackknife, or the Domaine Serene Wine Lounge.
This oceanfront hotel overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers free shuttle to the shops and restaurants of downtown Cannon Beach, Oregon. It offers on-site dining and rooms with free Wi-Fi.
The elegant guest rooms at the Stephanie Inn are equipped with a flat-screen TV and DVD player. They are furnished with a fireplace and whirlpool tub.
Massage and specialty treatments are available at this Cannon Beach hotel. Wine tastings take place in the afternoons and guests receive free passes to a nearby fitness center.
The stylish dining room serves fresh fruit, eggs, and granola for breakfast and offers a variety of gourmet dishes for dinner. It features large windows providing panoramic views of the grounds.
Hotel Allison Inn & Spa*****
The Allison Inn & Spa is located in Willamette Valley wine country. Opened in 2009 on 35 acres of gardens, walking paths, and a pinot noir estate vineyard, the resort came naturally to its organic ways and eco-friendly philosophy.
Guests settle into 85 deluxe guest rooms and suites, all with inviting window seats, gas fireplaces, spalike bathrooms with deep soaking tubs, and private terraces or balconies wrapped in countryside views. They dine on Oregon wine country cuisine at Jory, a signature restaurant that draws from an 800-label wine cellar and 1.5-acre chef’s garden and greenhouse. It offers a private dining room, chef’s table, and open kitchen with counter seating.
Hotel Tu Tu’ Tun Lodge****
On the banks of the Rogue River in southwestern Oregon, the Tu Tu’ Tun Lodge offers a comfortable, out-of-the-way stay. Enjoy their cozy river-view rooms.
No TV or radio in the rooms and so so Wi-Fi and phone signal, but a beautiful location of woods and river, good food and a place to enjoy peace and tranquility, and get a glance at deer and eagles.
Turtleback Farm Inn***
Turtleback Farm Inn is a country farmhouse located on Orcas Island. This graceful and comfortable inn offers seven bedrooms, each with a private bath and decorated with a blend of fine antiques and contemporary pieces. The addition of the very private Orchard House with four spacious bedrooms, each with full baths and private decks, adds another dimension to these fine accommodations. Highlighted by a spectacular setting, detail perfect restoration and expansion, spotless maintenance, and award-winning breakfasts, Turtleback Farm Inn is a haven for discriminating travelers, who enjoy comfortable lodgings, breathtaking scenery, varied outdoor activities, unique shopping, and fine food.
Hotel Friday Harbor House***
Next door to the Whale Museum in Friday Harbour, this hotel features an on-site restaurant offering room service. Guest rooms feature harbor views from the patio.
A flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi are provided in all rooms at the Friday Harbor House. A fireplace and a spa bath are also included for guest relaxation. Coffee-making facilities and a small fridge are also offered.
The on-site restaurant is open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday and features a locally-focused menu. Special diet menus are available upon request.
The Ferry Terminal is less than 5 minutes’ walk from the hotel. Whale-watching adventures with San Juan Safaris and Crystal Seas Kayaking are both less than 5 minutes’ walk away.
Otter’s Pond Bed and Breakfast
Located on a protected nature reserve on Orcas Island, this eco-friendly Rosario B&B features a daily breakfast prepared by a chef and with local ingredients. Shopping and dining in Eastsound Village is 10 minutes’ drive away.
Plush bathrobes are provided in each guest room at the 100% non-smoking Otter’s Pond Bed and Breakfast. Free WiFi, an en suite bathroom and ceiling fan are also included.
A hot tub and garden are available for guest use. Nearby activities include Orca whale watching, kayaking, hiking, sailing, nature walks and bird watching.
Moran State Park is 3 minutes’ drive away. The ferry terminal is 20 km away from Otter’s Pond Bed and Breakfast.
Built in 1916, this historic guest lodge sits in the shadow of Mount Rainier surrounded by mountain meadows lush with wildflowers. Paradise Inn is a National Historic Landmark, designated as one of the Great Lodges of the West.
Miles of hiking trails are just outside the front door with panoramic views of glaciers and waterfalls. The inn features a full service dining room featuring northwest cuisine serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Tatoosh Cafe, located near an outdoor seating area, provides a quick meal, early morning espresso, beer, wine and ice cream.
Situated deep within Mt. Hood National Forest and featuring ski-to-door access, Timberline Lodge is located in Timberline, Oregon. A sauna, a heated outdoor pool, three restaurants, and free WiFi access can all be found on site.
The rustically inspired rooms here offer original handcrafted furnishings, a TV with cable or satellite channels, ironing facilities, and a private bathroom with a bath or shower and free toiletries.
Several dining options are available on site. The Blue Ox Bar offers pub style cuisine, Ram’s Head Bar specialises in casual dining, and the Cascade Dining Room highlights a fine dining atmosphere. Guests can unwind after dinner with a drink at the bar or relax in the sauna or hot tub.
Additional amenities featured here include a concierge service, a tour desk, a fitness centre, a business centre, and on-site shops. Guests can rent ski equipment at the lodge, and first time skiers can learn the basics at the ski school.
Featuring an on-site restaurant, this boutique eco-friendly Bend hotel provides free WiFi in each guest room. It offers a free airport transfer service to Redmond Municipal Airport, 26 km away.
Each guest room at Oxford Hotel Bend offers 2 flat-screen TVs, one with a Smart Panel allowing quests to plug in an external device and enjoy the playback of their content on the TV. Other room amenities include iPod docking stations, tea and coffee making facilities complete with local coffee and organic teas, guest robes and en suite bathrooms with organic bath products. Select rooms and suites include fully equipped kitchens and balconies with views.
Serving an array of locally sourced organic cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 10below Restaurant and Lounge is located in the lower level of the Oxford Hotel Bend. Guests can enjoy local wines and a variety of locally brewed beers at the restaurant bar.
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