Ever Stayed at a Hotel with Its Own Waterfall?
It's one thing for your hotel to have its own swimming pool or, if you're seeking to get "out in nature," perhaps a pond or lake for boating. It's entirely another thing for that hotel to boast a waterfall in its side yard.
Well, that's actually the case at Washington's Salish Lodge, a small five-star retreat 30 minutes outside of Seattle. While it's all Pacific Northwest-typical dark leather couches, wool and stone on the inside, the exterior of the main building is awash in the green and granite of the raw parkland and Snoqualmie River, into which the Snoqualmie Falls drop.
And they aren't just there for looks, either. The Snoqualmie Falls are one link in a hydroelectric chain that produces 54,400 kW of power. Want to hang out and watch the Falls make their magic? The Lodge has a hiking trail along the clifftops for ideal viewing, but it's the Attic Bar that makes the difference. Local beer, local wines, free WiFi and large windows straight down into the mist of the rushing waters...it makes that 30-minute drive through traffic so very worth it.