10 Romantic Getaways You Must Take Your Sweetie in Washington State

Update 2/8/2020

Looking for kissable locales for romantic getaways to take your sweetie to in Washington State? When you envision this escape does it include a jetted tub with views of Possession Sound? Or maybe, a day of indulgence at a European-inspired spa? Perhaps, you’d rather have a wine tasting and then bask in the sun along the channel while holding hands, or explore romantic movie locales steps away from a Victoria-era castle?

To help you and your valentine get in the mood for pure romance, I’ve rounded up a list of ten romantic getaways. Best of all, each accommodation has its own amorous charms to suit your desire, and they are ALL in small towns!

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A romantic couple watching the sunset.

10 Romantic Getaways in Washington State

1 – Posthotel

When a hotel is adults-only and has a European spa, you know you’ll be in for a relaxing and romantic getaway, and such is the case with Posthotel in Leavenworth. Located along the Wenatchee River, in the heart of this much-loved Bavarian-themed small town, the hotel sets the stage to reconnect with your amour. Rooms are simple, yet elegant, and almost all come with a cozy fireplace, hand-carved marble soaking, and a private balcony or patio. I suggest reserving the balcony or terrace rooms with mountain views.

In the morning, enjoy a complimentary savory European breakfast buffet with eggs prepared to order, German sausages, potatoes, bread, cheeses, and fruits. In the afternoon, after you’ve soaked in the pool or taken a nap in one of the napping rooms, is another complimentary meal of soup and salad.

Being spa-centric, this escape is perfect for couples who prefer pampering and even if you don’t opt for a spa service the Wellness Area features a saltwater hydrotherapy pool, steam bath, sauna, cool plunge pools, and the Kneipp Stepping Pools, and lounge beds. If you do want to get outdoors there are on-site are bike, snowshoe and cross-country ski rentals.

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  • The Posthotel in Leavenworth, Washington.
  • The outdoor pools at the Posthotel.


2 – Silver Cloud Inn Mukilteo

Indulge in your passion for kissable moments with water views at the Silver Cloud Inn Mukilteo. Located on the water, and sometimes over it, the 70-room boutique hotel in Mukilteo is known for its water view rooms and Jacuzzi suites with panoramic views of Possession Sound, colorful sunsets, and ferry views. Well-appointed rooms come with Aveda bath products, and guests receive a complimentary hot breakfast buffet. Lovers will like the Escape to Mukilteo package with Rosehill Chocolates, a welcome gift, champagne with keepsake flutes and a complimentary breakfast.

If you find yourself in need of sustenance during your romantic vacation, Diamond Knot Brewery & Alehouse is a short walk from the hotel. If you are looking for upscale dining with fabulous cocktails and food, I recommend John’s Grill, which is a short walk up the hill or ride in the hotel’s shuttle. Afterward, stroll along the beach at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park for that picture-perfect romantic moment at sunset.

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  • Romantic getaway at the Silver Cloud Inn in Mukilteo, Washington.
  • Jacuzzi room at Silver Cloud Mukilteo.
  • Waterview room at Silver Cloud Mukilteo.
  • Ferry at night in Mukilteo, Washington.

~Photos courtesy of Silver Cloud Inn Mukilteo.

3 – La Conner Channel Lodge

Set along the serene Swinomish Chanel, La Conner Channel Lodge is an excellent place for a sexy escape. Steps away from boutique shops and dining in downtown La Conner, the hotel features cozy waterfront rooms and suites with warm down linens, private patios or balconies, and sitting areas warmed by a gas fireplace. All guests receive a complimentary tasting at neighboring Hellam’s Wine Shop, and a complimentary continental breakfast. For couples interested in a spa day, the hotel’s spa is steps away and offers massage treatments, including side-by-side couples massage. On the weekends, lovers of music can enjoy live piano in the lobby and in the warmer months sit fireside with their favorite beverage on the outdoor patio.

For romance packages at La Conner Channel Lodge, check out Ingredients for Love which includes a $50 dining credit at Oyster & Thistle, champagne, and chocolates, and The Love-Spell with dinner at La Conner Seafood & Prime Rib and rose petals and chocolate on the bed.

To keep your appetite for love, reserve a table at fining dining restaurants Oyster & Thistle Restaurant & Pub or Nell Thorn Waterfront Bistro & Bar. If you want to enjoy their fantastic fare in a more casual atmosphere, grab a booth in the bar.

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  • La Conner Channel Lodge
  • Outdoor patio at the La Conner Channel Lodge in La Conner, Washington.
  • Guest room at the La Conner Channel Lodge in La Conner, Washington.
  • The outdoor patio at sunset.


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5 – Inn At Discovery Coast

If you and your sweetie, love the beach, the Inn At Discovery Coast in Longbeach, Washington is the perfect locale for a romantic getaway. Set amongst rolling grassy dunes on the beach, rooms have an amazing ocean view. While you’ll be steps away from a romantic stroll with what seems like an endless beach, you might be perfectly content to not wander far and instead opt for a soothing a dip in their heated, saline indoor pool or their barrel sauna.

All the guest rooms have memory foam mattresses, a gas fireplace, a breakfast basket, a two-person jetted tub, ocean views and some have decks. Lovers will be interested in the Indulgence Package which includes local chocolates, a bottle of wine, a witty Paper Epiphanies card and a late checkout and the Romance Package with a box of Adrift bakery truffles, candles, a bottle of Argyle Brut in-room and a bed sprinkled with rose petals.

For a romantic spot to grab a bite to eat, [pickled fish] at their sister hotel next door. Arrive before sunset to grab a window seat and sip a cocktail as the ocean is painted with color. For a bit of outdoor frolicking, check out complimentary beach cruisers in the lobby.

Photos courtesy of the Inn At Discovery Coast.

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6 – Warm Springs Inn & Winery

No matter the season, Warm Springs Inn & Winery will make lovers fall in love with this charming historic 6-room bed and breakfast on the banks of the Wenatchee River. Located on Love Lane, on 10 acres with nearby fruit trees and hills, it is a slice of heaven 14 minutes from Wenatchee. Each of the B&B’s guest rooms is decorated elegantly and has a theme, such as the English Room, Orchard Room, and Bordeaux Room. There are also extensive living spaces for guest use, including a generous deck and large outdoor lawn with plenty of seating to take in the river view, and a hot tub.

During your stay, enjoy a wine tasting, poured by the winemakers (the owners of the inn) and if you find one you like, purchase a bottle to savor on the patio while holding hands with your sweetie while admiring the Eastern Washington landscape. Let your steamy adventures build up an appetite for breakfast, for a scrumptious three-course meal prepared by a seasoned chef (the owner) with lots of love and locally sourced ingredients awaits.

For sweethearts seeking a romantic dinner, I suggest Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery.

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  • Warm Springs Inn & Winery
  • Guest bedroom at the Warm Inn Springs & Winery in Wenatchee, Washington.
  • Living room at Warm Springs Inn & Winery in Wenatchee, Washington.
  • Romantic getaway at the Warm Springs Inn & Winery.
  • Gourmet breakfast at Warm Springs Inn & Winery in Wenatchee, Washington.
  • Gourmet breakfast at Warm Springs Inn & Winery in Wenatchee, Washington.

Another romantic inn I recommend is Waterfront Inn in the small town of Gig Harbor. Be sure to book a ride with Gig Harbor Gondola!


7 – Alexander’s Castle

Lovers are sure to fall for one of the most unique stays in Washington State – Alexander’s Castle in Port Townsend. Built in 1882 in what is now Fort Worden by Reverend John Alexander for his wife-to-be, it can really be called a “castle built for love.” Sweethearts staying at the castle will have it all to themselves to romp around in the apartment-style castle furnished with a kitchen, dining room, living room, and bathroom with a claw foot tub. In the tower, the bedroom awaits with plush pillows and views of Admiralty Inlet.

Heartthrobs who are suckers for romantic movies can explore scene locations for An Officer and a Gentleman which are steps away from the castle door. My favorite spot in Port Townsend for and internationally-inspired dinner is Fountain Cafe and for Pacific Northwest fare the Silverwater Cafe. Lovers looking for a pleasurable night on the town can catch a movie and dinner at the historic Rose Theater in the Starlight Lounge. For light fare, drinks, and an unusual setting, Taps at the Guardhouse is a short walk from the castle. Then, in the evening, drive or walk down to Point Wilson Lighthouse and kiss under the stars.

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8 – Cedarbrook Lodge

Romantics will fall head over heels in love with the ambiance of Cedarbrook Lodge. A hidden gem in the small town of SeaTac, the lodge has won awards in Conde Nast and Seattle Magazine. For lovers on a romantic escape, opt for a deluxe balcony king or one of the suites with a gas fireplace. All guest rooms feature Simmons® Beautyrest Black Georgetown pillow top bedding, a pillow menu, William Roam bath amenities, and Keurig coffeemakers. When you wake, enjoy a complimentary breakfast.

Surrounded by nature’s beauty, walk hand-in-hand with your love around the hotel’s stunning grounds with paths along the woods, past ponds, and an herb garden. The Copperleaf Restaurant is phenomenal and the menu focuses on sustainable ingredients, some of which are grown onsite. Romantics will be interested in the Love Is In The Air package that comes with a bottle of wine, a candlelit soak, a 50-minute couples massage, and a $100 dining credit.

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Photo credits: Cedarbrook Lodge

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9 – Friday Harbor House

There is nothing quite like a ferry ride through the stunning San Juan Islands to get you in the mood for romance. That is exactly what happens on your journey to Friday Harbor House in Friday Harbor. After an idyllic cruise through the islands, you arrive at your destination – a small cliffside boutique hotel with fireplaces, oversized jetted tubs, pillow menus, dream kits, and views of the harbor.

Upon your arrival, you’ll receive a welcome beverage, to fire up your escape to islands. You won’t have to go far to find a romantic dinner or breakfast, for the hotel’s restaurant with its delectable meals and views are sure to wow your sweetie. If you arrive on the island around lunchtime and want to pump up the romance before you check-in, swing by San Juan Bistro for a glass of wine with a cheese plate.

For romantic packages, check out the Celebrate You package with house-made truffles and sparkling wine, a $50 dining credit and a collection of bath items from Pelindaba Lavender, and an Epicurean Escape with a five-course meal and a cheese board and wine upon arrival.

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~Photo courtesy of Friday Harbor House. ~

10 – The Inn at Lynden

Lovers of small towns will take a fancy to The Inn at Lynden in the Dutch-themed town of Lynden. Located in the heart of downtown, the boutique hotel is surrounded by buildings with Dutch architecture. The hotel itself is a renovated mercantile building and on its second floor features contemporary, well-appointed rooms with luxury in mind. Those on a romantic escape will particularly like the deluxe king rooms and suites with personal minibars and the corner suite with views of historic downtown. For those who plan to spend most of their kissable moments in the room, they won’t have to wander far to enjoy the sights and foodie delights of Lynden.

Located on the first floor of the Inn and nearby are dining stops that will have you covered for all your meals. Lovers can cheers to their special getaway at Overflow Taps and split a savory breakfast or lunch at Avenue Bread. For dinner, a short walk down the street is Perfectly Paired in the town’s historic windmill.

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What romantic getaway would you choose?

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Note: As is common in the travel industry, the writer was provided with accommodations for the purpose of review. While it has not influenced this review, the writer believes in full disclosure of all potential conflicts of interest.

37 thoughts on “10 Romantic Getaways You Must Take Your Sweetie in Washington State”

  1. We’ve never been to Washington State, but it looks like there are some nice and quiet places to hide away from the crowds. So definitely perfect for a romantic Valentine’s Day! Silver Cloud Inn Mukilteo looks breathtaking, especially the rooms with a panoramic water view. We’d love to stay there one day!

    • Mei and Kerstin, The Silver Cloud Inn Mukilteo has such a great Pacific Northwest ambiance. You’ll love it!

  2. Wow! Indeed very romantic! I love this post! I love all of the hotels they are all gorgeous, with good faclities and ohh so romantic but Warm Springs Inn & Winery, Silver Cloud Inn Mukilteo, and Waterfront Inn are my top pick! I really love the ambiance and the rooms as looked on the pictures makes me feel calm especially when you go outside. Thank you for sharing top 10 romantic getaways of Washington!

  3. Really love the idea of going to a small town on Valenine’s Day. That way it’s easier just to spend time with your loved one rather than seeing sights all day long. And from your article it seems there’s no shortage of small town getaway options in Washington State!

  4. I totally forgot Valentine’s Day is coming up! I am going to save this list for future reference as we don’t live too far away. That soaker tub at Silver Cloud Inn is calling my name.

  5. I got to visit Washington State once, only got to visit Seattle. But I loved it so much that I really want to go back again, this time with my husband. I’m all about nice getaways, so I would like Alexnader’s Castle or the Lodge 🙂

    • Edith, Great choices! The castle is in such an unusual spot and it is great to be so close to the fort and lighthouse. I hope your travels find you back in Washington soon!

  6. While all of the getaways look exceptional, I think I would favor either La Conner Channel Lodge or Alexander’s Castle. They both seem to offer something different from my normal, everyday routine. But, my wife my have a different opinion. Fortunately, you have given us 10 great choices so we will have to have more romantic getaways.

    • Cristina, I’d love to hear about the places you’ve stayed at in Washington. Thanks so much for commenting. I hope you find yourself in Washington soon.

  7. Thank you for this list of romantic getaways! I was just researching getaways in Washington (I’m a resident.) last week. I’m glad I stumbled upon your list. Visiting small towns is my favorite type of travel. After traveling Italy, I was impressed with Rome, but it was the little villages in the Alps I enjoyed the most. Thank you again!

    • Ingrid, Great to meet another lover of small towns! I haven’t been to Italy and I so want to explore the small towns there. I hope the list helps you find your next Washington getaway!

    • Monik, Happy to help. I’ll be updating this page soon as the River Rock Inn is sadly no longer open.

  8. This would be a great trip for couples or families. Great list of things to do for couples. Maybe we leave the kids at home for this one.We will visit every sides.

  9. I don’t think you can possibly go wrong with any of these. They all look and sound amazing! I especially like the first one, Posthotel. Who doesn’t love the idea of Valentine’s Day and spa together?!?! And these are all great ideas for the rest of the year as well. So saving this post. Thank you!

  10. These look so nice. I don’t know if I can pick just one, but Alexander’s Castle looks the most unique. That, or the Silver Cloud Inn with the amazing water views. Thanks for sharing. Small town experiences are nice for a romantic getaway.

    • Rhonda, Alexander’s Castle is definitely a unique overnight stay and it is so cool to have the entire place all to yourself!

  11. Curious- which was your favourite? I think I like the Inn at Discovery Coast the best. I love the remoteness of it. The barren landscape of the tall grasses and sand dunes. It looks modern, yet rustic.

    • Renee, These are all great and each offers a different experience. Like you, I’m a beach fan, and I’m always up for a trip to Longbeach (and so is my beach-loving dog). Silver Cloud Mukilteo is another fabulous spot as if the tide it is out a beach is right there and if it is in a short walk away is Mukilteo Lighthouse & Park. Sunsets are gorgeous and I love seeing the ferry.

  12. Some of these getaways sound very inviting. Alexander’s Castle looks like a cute place to stay. But I think I would love the Friday Harbor House, and arriving on a ferry sounds quite romantic. The 5 course meal would be fabulous.

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