Most Romantic Resorts in Washington State

Most Romantic Resorts in Washington State

by Michelle Santos

About Michelle Santos

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Michelle Santos is a freelance editor, writer, and photographer with a law degree from the University of San Francisco and an undergraduate degree in psychology. Her editor's eye comes from early work as a fiction editor for the award-winning "American River Literary Review," where she also published poems and prose.

Washington state offers amazing natural beauty for an idyllic romantic getaway. Stroll through the rainforest in Olympic National Park, escape to a Garden Suite on Whidbey Island or taste the fruits of Yakima Valley Wine Country with your special someone. You can spend some rejuvenating time together taking in the natural Pacific Northwest beauty or sitting in your room at the resort and sipping some of the region's fine wine.

The Inn at Langley, Whidbey Island

Located above the Saratoga Passage, The Inn at Langley on Whidbey Island promises coastal and mountain views from every room. With Zen charm, jetted tubs and woodburning fireplaces, this resort is perfect for restoring romance. For an extreme pampering session, check out the inn's Luxury Spa Retreat. Whidbey Island is one of nine Washington state islands that make up the north border of Puget Sound. Stroll the long beaches hand in hand while taking in Olympic Mountain views. Whether easy walking or strenuous hiking is your style, Whidbey Island offers a serene landscape to nourish your partnership. If you're looking for more than a hike, other activities available on the island include cycling, golfing, scuba diving and kayaking. Ferry service to Whidbey Island is available from Port Townsend and Mukilteo and takes 20 to 30 minutes. The Inn at Langley 400 First Street Langley, WA 98260 360-221-3033 innatlangley.com

Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort - Olympic National Park

Located in Olympic National Park, Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort provides a magical getaway for nature loving couples. The resort has three mineral hot springs pools for your soaking enjoyment and one freshwater pool in case you want to cool off after your soak. From the resort, you can take in Washington's diverse wilderness during a hike to Hurricane Ridge or through the Hoh Rain Forest. The Olympic National Park is open year round. Whatever the season, it offers a plethora of outdoor activities to get your romantic energy flowing. Delight in endless miles of high country hiking, cross-country skiing or a beach picnic with your sweetheart. Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort 12076 Sol Duc Hot Springs Road Port Angeles, WA 98363 866-476-5382 visitsolduc.com

Bethel Ridge Retreat Bed and Breakfast

For a romantic road trip alongside vineyards and wineries, follow the Yakima Valley Highway to Yakima Valley Wine Country. This premium wine region produces the grapes utilized in over half of Washington state's wines. Bethel Ridge Retreat Bed and Breakfast is tucked away 30 minutes west of the wine country, perfect for romantic seclusion. Cabins with hot tubs, fully equipped kitchens and fireplaces are available. Bethel Ridge Retreat 134 Flying H Loop Naches, WA 98937 509-658-2992 bethelridgeretreat.com

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