From the waters of Puget Sound to the current of Sammamish River, Seattle wine country has the accommodations of your choice, all within an easy drive of wineries such as Chateau Ste. Michelle and Columbia. Visitors to the area can choose from ultraluxe suites like the Cascade at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle or spend some time in the rustic outdoors at an upscale lodge like Salish Lodge and Spa. With great dining nearby or on the grounds of each, plus quick drives to tasting rooms, you can find one to fit your mood and style.
Please note that prices and other details can often change. We recommend that you call ahead before you go. Reservations are always recommended.
Fairmont Olympic Hotel
411 University St.
Seattle, WA 98101
Telephone: (206) 621-1700
Fax: (206) 682-9533
Rates: $299 to $3,500
Services / Amenities: Concierge, Dry Cleaning, Fitness Center, Internet Access, Jacuzzi, Laundry, Parking, Pet Friendly, Pool, Restaurant/Bar, Room Service, Sauna, Spa
Seattle's venerable luxury hotel is in the heart of the city, near Pike Place Market, Seattle Waterfront, the Space Needle and more. It's also a 45-minute drive from winery-filled Woodinville, a suburb 20 miles northeast of the city. Deluxe rooms are 430 square feet and offer high-speed Internet access and soft, terrycloth robes. But the pie-in-the-sky lodging—if you have deep pockets—is the 3,074-square-foot Cascade Suite (from $3,500 per night) with a king-size bed, picture windows overlooking the financial district, antiques and marble master bath with Jacuzzi tub.
Guestrooms here either overlook Pike Place Market or Puget Sound.
Inn at the Market
86 Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98101
Telephone: (206) 443-3600; (800) 446-4484
Fax: (206) 448-0631
Rates: $285 to $650
Services / Amenities: Business Center, Concierge, Dry Cleaning, Free Internet Access, Laundry, Parking, Restaurant/Bar, Room Service
The location is ideal: The inn is in the famous Pike Place Market, and it's about 20 miles from more than a dozen wineries in Woodinville. (Don't miss Columbia and Chateau Ste. Michelle, two of the state's biggest wine producers.) The inn gives off a low-key, boutique-hotel vibe, close to the water and the market. Request a room overlooking Pike Place, the best spot to people-watch and soak up the local culture. And be sure to check out the roof deck with views of Puget Sound.
Salish Lodge added Northwestern accents like historical photographs and custom-made furniture to its rooms.
Salish Lodge and Spa
6501 Railroad Ave.
Snoqualmie, WA 98056
Telephone: (425) 888-2556; (800) 272-5474
Fax: (425) 888-2533
Rates: $250 to $400 for rooms; $600 to $800 for suites
Services / Amenities: Business Center, Dry Cleaning, Free Internet Access, Jacuzzi, Laundry, Parking, Restaurant/Bar, Room Service, Sauna, Soaking Pools, Spa, Yoga
Salish Lodge might look familiar: Episodes of Twin Peaks, David Lynch's quirky, macabre show, were filmed here. But the elegant retreat is anything but quirky or macabre. All of the guestrooms have Jacuzzi tubs and real-wood fireplaces and include such cultural additions as photographs from the Snoqualmie Historical Society and custom-built furniture. Guests can still choose one of seven different pillows, from lavender-scented to hypoallergenic, to ensure a good night's rest. At the lodge's restaurant, a Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence winner, request a window table. You can gaze across the gorge at old-growth cedars and pines or watch the water of Snoqualmie Falls tumble 268 feet into the rocky stream. The picturesque setting is also a convenient 30 miles from Seattle and a 15- to 30-minute drive from wineries such as Hedges, Chateau Ste. Michelle and Columbia.
Willows Lodge is the ideal spot to cozy up by the fire with a glass of wine.
14580 N.E. 145th St.
Woodinville, WA 98072
Telephone: (425) 424-3900; (877) 424-3930
Fax: (425) 424-2585
Rates: $350 to $650
Services / Amenities: Business Center, Concierge, Dry Cleaning, Fitness Center, Free Internet Access, Jacuzzi, Laundry, Parking, Pet Friendly, Restaurant/Bar, Room Service, Sauna, Spa
Though it's just 20 miles north of Seattle, Willows Lodge's pine forest location feels idyllic, not suburban. More than 50 Woodinville wineries are a five-minute drive away, and a new complex with restaurants (sushi, Mexican, pizza) and about 20 tasting rooms is right down the road. After tastings, guests can traverse trails parallel to the Sammamish River or retire to the luxe spa for a soothing hot-stone massage. Local wines are poured in the evenings at the lodge's Fireside Cellars, and there's no need to go far for dinner. State star the Herbfarm and the more casual Barking Frog, which holds a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for its wine list, share the same wooded grounds.