If winter is the season to be jolly, fall is the season to be cozy. There’s nothing quite like soaking in the crisp air and slanting sun of an autumn afternoon, and there’s nothing quite like curling up by the fire afterward.
Here’s how Semiahmoo Resort offers the crisp and the cuddly – and a perfect getaway – this fall.
1. A warm welcome
Semiahmoo is under two hours north of Seattle, and at the end of your drive a cozy lobby living room awaits. Feel the warmth from the grand fireplace and sip on some complimentary hot apple cider while you check in.
2. Stunning stomping grounds
Because it’s located on a coastal spit with more than 300 acres of tideland, Semiahmoo Resort is a lovely place to get out and about. Enjoy hiking trails while the autumn air keeps you cool, or put on a coat and stroll along the shoreline to see what the tide brings in.
Alternately, hit the greens at Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club or Loomis Trail Golf Clubtwo award-winning golf courses. If it’s really cold, you can also play Spyglass Hill, Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, and other famous courses on the indoor golf simulator.
3. A comforting meal
Packers Bar & Grill and Pierside Kitchen are both perfect places to savor the flavors of fall. Get a Grilled Vegetable Pizza starring foraged mushrooms and garlic crème at Packers, or slurp down some oysters on the half shell.
At Pierside Kitchen, diners can enjoy local, seasonal cuisine while taking in expansive views of Drayton Harbor. Try a fresh salad with pumpkin dressing and butternut squash, or indulge in Crab Mac ‘n’ Cheese or Duck Confit Poutine. To finish your meal, go for Pear Bread Pudding with ginger ice cream and whiskey caramel sauce, or keep it classic with a Chocolate Royale, featuring dark chocolate mousse.
4. Some fireside fun
Grab a blanket and cuddle up next to your in-room fireplace for a cozy and relaxing evening. Or, head outside at sunset for a beach bonfire complete with s’mores. Watch the tides come and go and look up at the star-specked night sky, letting your mind wander from the waters to the heavens and back again.
5. Prime indoor entertainment
Hole up in the intimate library to play board games with your family and friends, or go see a family-friendly movie screened in the 50-seat Discovery Theater. Learn a new cooking technique at a culinary demonstration, or challenge your family to a badminton battle on the indoor court.
6. A hot massage
Warm up with a hot stone massage at The Spa to melt away your stress and pamper yourself during your stay. Massages, facials and wraps feature Eminence Organic Skin Care products, which are free of parabens, animal by-products and harsh chemicals.
The Spa’s seasonal specials include the Eminence Cranberry Pomegranate Sugar Scrub, the Orange & Clove Massage and the Eminence Marine Flower Facial. After your treatment, slip into the warmth of the hot tub or relax in the quiet solitude of the sauna.
7. A chance to build some body heat
Semiahmoo’s fitness center features an indoor running track and exercise machines as well as daily classes like Weights & Bands, Yoga, TRX and Pilates. With these resources, you can get away without having to give up the healthy habits that keep you happy.
Right now, Semiahmoo Resort is offering guests who book two or more consecutive nights a bonus night for free! Check availability (with the special code applied) here.