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10 Enchantingly Romantic Getaways Near Seattle, Washington

by Brittany Varano
Updated September 21, 2022

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Chickadee Cottage. Photo: Airbnb

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Trade the chaotic streets of Seattle for the serenity of a romantic getaway in one of the country’s most beautiful regions.

Outside of Seattle lies incredible landscapes begging to be explored. While romance isn’t only found in nature, there’s something about the great outdoors that adds a touch of magic to any getaway.

And in a region like the Pacific Northwest, with its lush evergreen forests, majestic mountain peaks, and vast waterways, there’s no denying that romance fills the fresh air. Not to mention, all around Seattle lies sprawling vineyards and exceptional spas where couples can spend quality time enjoying one another’s company.

This list shares some of the most enchanting romantic getaways near Seattle for the next time you and your love need some time away.

1. Artisan Log Cabin

romantic cabin near seattle
Photo: VRBO

Why you should stay: A beautiful log home surrounded by mountain and forest views an hour outside of Seattle.

  • Location: Arlington
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates start from: $249/night

At the Artisan Log Cabin, guests are treated to a home-away-from-home romantic experience on a secluded property. Only the presence of natural wonders like Mt. Pilchuck and the Stillaguamish River are there to distract you, allowing you to fully connect with your partner. Although you may also see the occasional woodland creature through the home’s floor-to-ceiling windows.

This quaint log home also features towering ceilings and log accents throughout. The primary bedroom features an ensuite bathroom with double vanity. While at home, curl up with your partner next to the living room’s wood stove or in the soaking tub. With your booking, the hosts provide complimentary coffee and snacks.

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Related read: The Ultimate Portland to Seattle Road Trip Itinerary

2. Salish Lodge and Spa

Salish Lodge and Spa
Photo: Salish Lodge and Spa

Why you should stay: A luxurious wellness lodge along the riverfront owned by the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe.

  • Location: Snoqualmie
  • Sleeps: 2-4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates start from: $409/night

Conveniently located just 30 minutes from Seattle, the Salish Lodge and Spa is the perfect romantic staycation for couples seeking ultimate relaxation.

This four-star hotel is immersed in a quiet corner of the river valley, perched over the Snoqualmie Falls — an impressive 270-foot tall cascade. When you’re not admiring the view, the hotel hosts excellent amenities like access to a nearby fitness center and golf at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge.

Each room is outfitted with a soaking tub and fireplaces, and upgrade options include private patios, spacious suites, and river views. The onsite spa has various treatments you can enjoy with your partner, including couples massages and facial packages. There’s no need to leave the property, with onsite dining offering fresh Pacific Northwest dishes.

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3. house upon the sand

romantic tiny home
Photo: Airbnb

Why you should stay: A contemporary cabin with a private stretch of shore overlooking the Hood Canal.

  • Location: Seabeck
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates start from: $399/night

Nestled out in the woods, the house upon the sand is a romantic retreat just outside of Seattle. The first thing to catch your eye is the home’s many windows, especially the large picture pane that frames the waterfront nicely. Inside, white shiplap walls and modern finishes create a bright and airy atmosphere.

However, the best view in the house is in the cedar hot tub along the water’s edge, where mountain views and calm waters set the scene for a romantic evening. After your soak, rinse off in the modern outdoor shower with dual showerheads. For adventure on the hood canal, consider bringing your kayaks or stand-up paddle boards.

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Related read: 10 Best Weekend Road Trips From Seattle, Washington

4. Beachfront Treehouse

romantic treehouse near seattle
Photo: VRBO

Why you should stay: A treehouse complex on idyllic Vashon Island with excellent views of the Puget Sound.

  • Location: Vashon Island
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates start from: $225/night

Only a 45-minute ferry from Seattle, this beachfront treehouse along the Puget Sound makes escaping the busy streets a breeze. This romantic getaway has a unique setup that includes a bathhouse, sleeping quarters, and living quarters connected by a marked path. The primary cabin has a sitting area, a private bedroom, and a lofted sleeping space to accommodate small groups.

Below the primary cabin, a kitchen and separate living room offer more lounge space. And in the bathhouse, you’ll find a retro clawfoot tub.

To reach the water, you must walk through the property’s fragrant apple orchard, where you can pick a fresh snack on the way. The beachfront has a cabana, fire pit, and water gear for you to make the most of your time on the water.

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5. The Lodge at St. Edward Park

The Lodge at St. Edward Park
Photo: The Lodge at St. Edward Park

Why you should stay: A four-star hotel in Saint Edward State Park that welcomes pets.

  • Location: Kenmore
  • Sleeps: 2-4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates start from: $246/night

The Lodge at St. Edward Park can be found in a historic building that was once a seminary dating back to 1931. The building was previously a dormitory for students, but today has been updated with modern decor and finishes without sacrificing the original old-world charm. In the name of comfort, the rooms feature modern touches like Nespresso machines and plush mattresses.

During your stay, plenty of amenities keep you busy such as the onsite restaurant and bars. The hotel also features a fitness center and a spa with massage and healing-focused offerings. Saint Edward State Park protects a dense second-growth forest and features hiking trails along Lake Washington and places to unpack a picnic.

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Related read: 10 Scenic Drives in Washington State That’ll Blow Your Mind

6. Chickadee Cottage

Chickadee Cottage airbnb
Photo: Airbnb

Why you should stay: A cozy cottage with a magical outdoor area in the countryside of  Whidbey Island.

  • Location: Clinton
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates start from: $262/night

Run away together to the Chickadee Cottage, a peaceful little home equipped with everything needed for a romantic getaway for two. The house is furnished with mid-century modern decor, and potted plants add a touch of whimsy. And in the primary bathroom, you’ll find a spa shower and jacuzzi tub.

Outside, there’s a fire pit, dining table, and grill where you can relish the surrounding gardens. In other corners of the yard, you’ll find a shared wood-burning sauna, a private soaking tub, and an outdoor shower. Whidbey Island is a romantic retreat where visitors can see sprawling vineyards and take in the sights of Deception Pass State Park.

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7. The Hummingbird’s Nest

The Hummingbird’s Nest
Photo: VRBO

Why you should stay: A private apartment on two acres with a bird’s eye view of the Snohomish Valley.

  • Location: Cathcart
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates start from: $161/night

The Hummingbird’s Nest is a tastefully decorated mother-in-law-suite above the host’s garage. The home’s star feature is its idyllic outdoor seating area, where you can catch sight of passing hot air balloons and fluttering hummingbirds.

If you’re up for some adventure, you can hop on your own hot air balloon ride in neighboring Snohomish. More conventionally romantic things to do in the area include wine tasting, antique shopping, and a distillery visit.

“Laura and John have created the perfect ‘Hummingbird’s Nest’ – a really cute cottage incorporating all things hummingbird,” said guest BJ. “The property is several acres, private, relaxing and beautifully landscaped.”

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8. SkyCabin

romantic cabin near seattle
Photo: Airbnb

Why you should stay: A modern cabin surrounded by the beauty of towering evergreens near Stevens Pass Ski Resort.

  • Location: Skykomish
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates start from: $207/night

The SkyCabin is an architectural gem, featuring a dramatic butterfly roof accented by an asymmetrical wall of windows that will take your breath away. The magic continues inside, where a modern yet boho aesthetic makes you feel at home in the woods. Other homey touches include the open floor plan and toasty wood stove.

This one-of-a-kind romantic retreat is just over an hour from Seattle, not far from the slopes of Stevens Pass Ski Resort. In fact, this two-bedroom makes for a lovely ski retreat and has a boot dryer for wintertime guests. In the summer, the area is a hiker’s paradise and is centrally located to many trails like the Iron Goat Trail and Beckler Peak.

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9. Alderbrook Resort & Spa

Alderbrook Resort & Spa
Photo: Alderbrook Resort & Spa

Why you should stay: An upscale outdoorsy resort with a spa overlooking the Olympic Mountains.

  • Location: Union
  • Sleeps: 2-6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates start from: $209/night

Enjoy the best of the great outdoors and the convenience of a resort with a stay at Alderbrook Resort & Spa. This four-star sits on an impressive 88 acres, with waterfront access to the Hood Canal. Take your pick from standard rooms or spacious cottages with private kitchens. But regardless of your booking, all enjoy in-room soaking tubs, Keurig single-cup coffee, and access to the indoor pool and spa.

While you’re there, hop aboard the Lady Alderbrook for a cruise around the Hood Canal, the resort’s private yacht. For an extra touch of romance, the hotel also offers add-on packages like chocolate-dipped strawberries and wine service you can select at booking. The resort is about an hour and a half away from Seattle, not far from Potlatch State Park.

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Related read: 11 Epic Glamping Spots in Washington State

10. Pacific Northwest Retreat

Pacific Northwest Retreat
Photo: Airbnb

Why you should stay: A secluded cabin next to a babbling creek set in a classic PNW evergreen forest.

  • Location: Issaquah
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates start from: $245/night

The Pacific Northwest Retreat is a stylish home just 20 minutes outside Seattle. Its interior features glamorous monochromatic decor that’s wonderfully highlighted by the natural light and outdoor views from the living room’s wall of windows. A walk-in shower and double vanity ensure ample space for you and your partner in the modern bathroom.

In the backyard, the patio features Adirondack seating around a fire pit lit by the glow of string lights. A private network of trails encircles the home, where you can cross the creek over a little wooden bridge.

The yard also features a hammock and a hammock chair nestled in the forest. Issaquah is surrounded by exciting outdoor destinations like Cougar Mountain and Squak Mountain.

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