To go along with my post last week to don’t delay your honeymoon I thought I’d share
9 great places to honeymoon in the Pacific Northwest.
Being a wedding photographer, I get a chance to see some amazing venues… and some of these venues are equally amazing honeymoon options if you want to honeymoon in the Pacific Northwest. You don’t have to go far to get away to a place that is relaxing and fun. Check out this list and please let me know in the comments if you have any additional suggestions!
Catch a Ferry to:
There isn’t really anything else that screams PNW more than catching a ferry to get to your get away. The PNW is teeming with islands and beautiful little secluded spots that you have to boat to get to, and the Washington State Ferry system helps you on your way.
Roche Harbor Resort(3.5 hours Northwest w/ ferry from Seattle)248 Reuben Memorial Drive, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Roche Harbor Resort is a beautiful and historic getaway on San Juan Island. The Hotel de Haro was built in 1886 and sits today right in front of the marina. It’s an unbelievably beautiful and old world feel and is perfect for a couple day to full week honeymoon.
Doe Bay Retreat and Resort(3.5 hours Northwest w/ ferry from Seattle)107 Doe Bay Road, Olga, WA 98279
Doe Bay is on Orcas Island right on the water. A peaceful and rustic get away, you rent cabins or yurts so you have a more private get away. Their outdoor hot tubs overlooking the sound are breathtaking at sunset. Just be aware that clothing is optional.
Tucker House Inn(3 hoursNorthwest w/ ferry from Seattle)275 C Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Tucker House Inn is a block or two off the ferry landing in Friday Harbor. When you want the feel of island life but still want to be a tourist. This bed and breakfast is a quick walk to the downtown area where you can shop and dine on seafood in one of their amazing mom and pop shops. The owners of the Tucker House Inn are there and ready to help create a relaxing and wonderful experience for you. I
Water with a view:
Alderbrook(1 3/4hours Southwest from Seattle)10 E Alderbrook Dr, Union, WA 98592
Alderbrook is down in the Gig Harbor area, a beautiful drive brings you to the beautiful resort. With a private dock where you can boat in as well, it’s a huge resort with all the amenities you may want, while also being able to sit outside and just watch the sunset.
Semiahmoo(2 hours North from Seattle)9565 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine, WA 98230
Heading North, and you almost get to the Canadian boarder when you find Semiahmoo on a spit looking over water at the peace arch in the distance. Another large resort and spa with all the amenities you may want including golf if you so choose.
Go into the mountains:
Suncadia (1.5 hours East of Seattle)3600 Suncadia Trail, Cle Elum, WA 98922
Suncadia is nestled in the Cascade mountains up in Cle Elum. When you want big resort and rustic cabins, Suncadia is a perfect choice. It’s a close drive to beautiful hikes, rivers and of course golfing on site. In the winter, it’s covered in snow and is it’s own winter wonderland.
Less than an hour from Seattle:
Salish Lodge(35 minutes East of Seattle)6501 Railroad Avenue, Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Salish is nestled right in next to the Snoqulamie Falls. You can hear the roar of the falls from your rooms. The rooms are very cabin like and cozy and their food is delicous. It’s a great cabin like get away that is surprisingly close toSeattle.
Willows Lodge(30 minutes Northeast of Seattle)14580 Northeast 145th Street, Woodinville, WA 98072
Willows Lodge is the place to go nearby if you love wine. Right in the middle of the Woodinville Winery district, Willows has lots of wine tasting and other things to do. If you want to stay in, their spa is fabulous, and the cozy warmth of the rooms make it perfect for a little bit of everything.
Cedarbrook Lodge (20 minutes South of Seattle)18525 36th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98188
Cedarbrook is a gem within the city as it’s down in the South end of the area, pretty close to the airport. You would never know it though as soon as you step on the grounds. A beautiful resort, wonderful spa and great amenities, it’s the perfect honeymoon location if you don’t want to do a drive.
There are so many great places to honeymoon in the Pacific Northwest, this just highlights 9 that I’ve been to in my wedding career and thoroughly enjoyed!