Treat yourself to an escape in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley, where breathtaking views, relaxation, fine dining, and a little thrill combine for the perfect end to a busy week. The Salish Lodge & Spa and Snoqualmie Casino, both owned by the Snoqualmie Tribe, are equipped and honored to offer you a much-needed escape from the ordinary routine that has become far too predictable in the last year.
Making it happen is easy. Quick online reservations, an overnight bag, gas in the car, and your favorite companion are all you need for this exhilarating staycation.
COVID-19 has thinned the traffic these days, making the quick drive east on I-90 easier than ever. Taking Exit 25 will place you about five minutes from the Salish Lodge & Spa and the breathtaking Snoqualmie Falls, the sacred site of the Snoqualmie People.
4 p.m. check-in: Salish Lodge & Spa
You pull up to the valet to be warmly greeted by the staff, colorful flowers, and roaring falls in the distance. As you approach the lobby, your senses ignite with the smells and sights of true Pacific Northwest luxury.
Your guestroom feels like coming home to a personal mountain retreat. Thoughtful touches include a gas fireplace, spa-like showers, oversized soaking tubs, and Pacific Northwest-inspired furniture. You pause to take in the rushing waters of Snoqualmie Falls, feeling a connection between your spirit and the land.
7 p.m. reservations: Vista Prime Steaks & Seafood, Snoqualmie Casino
You unpack your outfit for a night out on the town and head to Snoqualmie Casino excited for a wonderful evening of fine dining and fun.
You walk into Vista and are escorted to a window seat overlooking the entire Snoqualmie Valley. You see Mt. Si in the distance, displaying remnants of snow from winter. The beautiful sounds of the harpist add to the ambiance of the venue's dim lighting and comfortable décor.
The farm-to-table menu offers a large variety of Northwest-inspired dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. As extensive as the steak menu is, the Wagyu Reserve Flight catches your eye. Enough to share, you and your companion eagerly await three different cuts of Wagyu and decide on truffle potato puree and roasted asparagus to complete the meal. With a little room left for dessert, the 21-layer chocolate cake with drizzled Mexican hot chocolate sauce beckons to your cravings.
9 p.m.: Bask in the energy of the gaming floor, Snoqualmie Casino
You emerge from Vista with a fully satisfied stomach, but your night is just beginning. The sights and sounds of the gaming floor immediately greet your senses. The liveliness draws you to the variety of table games in the center of the floor, and you immediately hear the cheers coming from one of the most popular games at Snoqualmie Casino: craps! Wander around some more and lose yourself among the buzzing machines and sparkling lights. And don't forget to start or end your outing (or both) by grabbing your drink of choice at the MIST Bar!
Midnight: Nightcap by the fire, Salish Lodge & Spa
Before crawling into your luxurious bed with extra thick plush quilting and Parachute feather bedding, you enjoy a nightcap by the fire. The end to a perfect day!
8 a.m.: Country Breakfast in The Dining Room, Salish Lodge & Spa
Rise and shine! You'll begin your day like travelers back in the early 1900s with the Snoqualmie Falls Lodge Farm Breakfast. Back then, the Lodge was an eight-room inn that housed visitors before their journey over the mountain pass.
Today, the Salish Lodge & Spa are proud to continue the tradition with the Country Breakfast, featuring four courses, the first of which is highlighted by a baker's basket of fresh pastries with the Lodge's iconic Honey from Heaven service. Relax into paradise as honey from local hives is poured from high above your plate onto your buttery house-made biscuit. The rest of the meal includes the Lodge's famous old-fashioned steel-cut oats, buttermilk pancakes, and the main course (three free-range eggs any style, smoked bacon, ham steak, apple pork sausage, and hashed Yukon potatoes).
10 a.m.: Spa Day, The Spa at Salish Lodge
You can feel the calm wash you as you breathe in the soothing aromas of cedar and eucalyptus. Gorgeous, natural surroundings reflect the calm, contemplative environment of the Pacific Northwest. The Spa offers a variety of treatments using Pacific Northwest ingredients, including massage and body therapies, all performed by expert practitioners. Following your treatment, schedule time in the soaking pools where you can submerge yourself in the therapeutic and tranquil water to rejuvenate your mind and body. Browse the boutique retail store to discover new products or stock up on your tried-and-true favorite retail lines like Éminence, the popular organic skincare line used in the spa facials.
As your time at Salish winds down, there is still so much to experience in the Snoqualmie Valley. Visit historic downtown Snoqualmie, ride the rails on the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad, walk along the Snoqualmie River, go on a hike, watch a movie at the historic North Bend Theatre, or visit any of the Valley's wineries or breweries.
The adventure is yours to create! What are you waiting for?
Snoqualmie Casino features several dining and entertainment options, as well as 1,700 slot machines and more than 50 gaming tables. Spend your day relaxing at the Salish Lodge & Spa, take on the night at Snoqualmie Casino, and then return for a restful night at the Lodge, all in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley.
You can book your room, dining, and spa reservations at the Salish Lodge & Spa here.