Researching off-the-beaten-path honeymoon hotels near Seattle, WA is maybe (okay, definitely) just exciting enough to make us want to pack our bags and head directly to the Pacific Northwest. Both charming and adventurous, it’s all there and waiting for you to pick up your phone and make a reservation. We have three absolute favorites that we’re dying to see ourselves. So please, please, don’t forget to send us a postcard when you go.
North of Seattle, south of Canada and right smack dab in between breathtaking mountain views and the San Juan Islands, Bellingham is a town with options – and the Hotel Bellwether's Lighthouse Suite. A freestanding, three story lighthouse replica, the suite is often referred to as one of the Pacific Northwest’s most unique hotel experiences.
We’d like to preface this next locale with four little words: take us with you. Cedar Creek Treehouse may not be for the height-sensitive but when it comes to uncommon adventures…well, we dare you to find somewhere less commonplace than a treehouse cabin 50 feet up a 200-year old Western Red Cedar tree outside of Mount Rainier National Park. Hiking, huckleberry picking and creek swimming hole included.
…And Castles, Oh My!
With 500 years of Tudor-Gothic history and a romantic nickname, Thornewood Castle, “the house that love built,” is not only an ideal wedding venue but also an elegant honeymoon retreat. The castle, one of only a few private castles in the United States, was moved – brick by brick – from England by Chester Thorne in 1907 as a gift for his bride, Anna. Anna’s Bridal Suite is a popular pick for honeymooners, although some of us are partial to the Casa Blanca Suite with its ready supply of Humphrey Bogart films.