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Anniversary in Seattle

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Anniversary in Seattle

My husband and I would like to celebrate our anniversary in Seattle. I would love to see Mount Rainier or some other beautiful mountain setting (we're from Florida). So, I was thinking of some sort of cabin. Then, I would also like to stay downtown for a couple of days. Any suggestions on either stays? What would you consider a must see in the Seattle area. Also, any super romantic places to stay? Thanks so much!

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For your time in Seattle, The Sorrento Hotel is very romantic. Wonderfully elegant lobby where they also serve drinks.

Gosh, a cabin? Usually I can help with Seattle questions, but living in the city... I'm drawing a blank.

Must-sees to me are: Pike Place Public Market, the Space Needle, Smith Tower observation deck and Pioneer Square historic distict all conveniently located fairly near each other and downtown.

Maybe take a ferry ride over to Bainbridge Island and back (1/2 hr each way, $6.95pp), great views.

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When are you coming? For how long?

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Here's a long list of Mt. Rainier cabins. I haven't stayed in any myself.


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Hmmm - the deal is you are looking for romance - right? When are you traveling? Mt. Rainier is glorious, but the Paradise Inn is currently under renovation, and typically only open from May to Oct. Seattle is surrounded by mountains, the Olympics to the West, the Cascades to East, both have some terrific romantic lodging options, so there are many locations (with cabins, B & Bs or smallish inns) that I think might be of interest to you, perhaps more than Mt. Rainier. It depends on your travel times, etc. Here are some places to start, I am sure others will add to it.

East of Seattle, in the Cascades, consider the Leavenworth area (Mt. Home Lodge) or the Methow Valley/Winthrop/Mazama areas (Sun Mountain Lodge, Mazama Country Inn, etc). West of Seattle, the Olympic Penisula is most romantic, with many spots to stay, cabins for rent; within the Olympic National Park, I would recommend Lake Crescent Lodge or Lake Quinault Lodge.

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The Salish Lodge is beautiful, although definitely not a cabin! It's next to the Snoqualamie Falls, which is in North Bend (about 45 minutes from Seattle), towards the mountains. Maybe spend one night there, & the rest in downtown Seattle. The Alexis is a boutique hotel to consider.

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