Washington’s beautiful landscapes bring visitors from all around the world, and contrary to popular belief, it’s a wonderful destination year-round due to its incredibly diverse climate. We’ll help you plan your romantic Winter getaway where Pacific Northwest forests and beautiful snow-capped mountain ranges surround you. Bundle up and explore the beautiful outdoors and cozy up at one of our local inns.
Goldmeyer Hot Springs (North Bend)
Part of what makes Washington a special place is its hot springs, one of which is Goldmeyer. Located 25 miles east of North Bend, this geothermal hot spring is accessed from a 4.5 mile hike through old growth forest with waterfall views. Soaking in a secluded, natural hot spring after a long hike needs to be on your winter Washington bucket list. This adventure will surely be the highlight of your romantic Washington getaway, whether it’s your first time or not. Remember to plan ahead, register your visit and learn more about traveling to Goldmeyer Hot Springs here.
Skiing And Snowshoeing
Stevens Pass Ski Area is located in the Cascade Range and is a two hour drive east from Seattle. Hit the slopes and enjoy Washington’s incredible snowfall and spectacular views from 5,845 feet. Nearby, the city of Leavenworth offers shopping, dining and a variety of entertainment options. Every second of your adventure will be memorable, from the cozy and beautiful drive to the mountaintop experience and finally winding down in a magical winter city.
Snowshoeing is an alternative to skiing if you want to slow down and enjoy the views a little bit more while still surrounding yourself with snowy PNW forest. On a clear day, any of these trails will leave you feeling awestruck. The scenery of the Mount Baker Snoqualmie Forest and Mount Rainier National Park will have you planning your yearly winter visits right away. Additionally, Artist Point on Mount Baker, Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park and The Summit at Snoqualmie have beginner-friendly snowshoeing trails. This activity is inexpensive and a wonderful way to be active in the winter. Your romantic Washington getaway will only be enhanced by a snowshoeing experience in a secluded winter wonderland.
Whether you decide to hit the slopes and mountain trails or not, Leavenworth is a popular destination nestled in the Cascade Mountains. Experience the Bavarian-themed fun offered here as well as the many wineries in the region. Even in the colder months there are events happening regularly and tons of winter recreation in a romantic and festive environment. Try a world-class spa experience, head to the theater or take a walk around the village.
Rent A Cozy Cabin
Washington is filled with natural beauty and serene views. Romantic settings are everywhere in the Evergreen state and our inns and B&Bs provide luxurious and relaxing accommodations perfect for any romantic Washington getaway, some of which offer cabin stays for seclusion and pampering. While you indulge in the amenities our incredible members offer, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore the outdoors of Washington and wind down in the comfort of your very own cabin.
Go Wine Tasting
Wine-tasting season doesn’t end when summer’s over. The weather is cooler and the wine country region is more calm, but a quiet winter vacation could be the perfect way to wind down with your loved one. Wine-tasting is a well-loved activity for couples and what better way to slip into your romantic getaway than enjoying locally produced award-winning wines against the backdrop of a beautiful PNW landscape. In Washington’s wine country region, there’s plenty of opportunity to explore in a drier, sunny climate this winter. Cities like Walla Walla and Woodinville are known for their wine production, but you can find tasting rooms all over the state. Use our guide to Washington state’s best wineries for your romantic getaway.
Walk On The Beach
Washington's beaches are the perfect place to connect with your loved ones and the natural beauty of the state. In the colder months, the beaches are likely to be less crowded. Bring a lunch, take a stroll while admiring the incredible coastal views unlike any other you’ve seen before, and enjoy the serenity of a Pacific Northwest beach in the winter. Washington Innsiders compiled a list of the state’s more secluded beaches. From Whidbey Island to the San Juans and the Olympic Peninsula, our beaches are magnificent and diverse. Try Meadowdale Beach Park for a sandy beach experience north of Seattle or head east toward Leavenworth for the Old Pipeline Bed Trail that leads to the Columbia River. Wherever you decide to explore will satisfy your need for a romantic and calming getaway.
If you’re planning a romantic getaway this winter, our inns and B&Bs provide the best that local Washington lodging has to offer. Our members pride themselves on their exceptional hospitality and the properties they reside on offer ultimate comfort and relaxation.