Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Happy Valentine’s Day! The only thing I love more than my wife is the great outdoors! Okay—I love my wife more—and I love spending time in the great outdoors with her. Now, despite the fact that we both love to camp—we are also admirers of warm, cozy, snuggly lodges—especially this time of year! So, here are three picks for you and your loved one for a great romantic, snuggly getaway in some of Washington’s prettiest locales.
Lopez Farm Cottages

Truly unique, these gorgeous little cabins are located on a 40 acre farm not too far from Lopez Village. They’re quiet, secluded and definitely romantic. Share the grounds with furry rabbits and adorable sheep. Enjoy a soak in the outdoor hot tub. The cabins are a close bike ride from the ferry terminal and they make for a perfect base camp for exploring the island by bicycle.
Scottish Lakes High Camp

You’ll absolutely love these snuggly little A-frame cabins with wood stoves on the edge of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Perched at an elevation of 5,000-feet, head out right from your cabin on miles of excellent cross-country ski trails or venture into the backcountry on your skis or snowshoes. Wonderful hosts and a wood-fired outdoor hot tub make this place even more memorable.
Mount Haven Resort

Historic 1920s-built cabins set in an old growth forest at the foot of Mount Rainier give this place plenty of charm. Located just a half mile from the national park boundary, they’re an ideal base for skiing and snowshoeing in the park and the nearby Mount Tahoma Trails Association’s system. Come back to your cabin after a cool day outdoors and stoke up the wood stove. No TVs, no distractions—just snuggle up and enjoy the sounds of a crackling fire.


B said...

Hey this article is great. I am from Pennsylvania, and my girlfriend and I would like to take a trip out west this summer. We are big on the outdoors and these places look right up our alley. I emailed her a link to your post so she can check them out too. She's currently kayaking in Martinique with some friends, but I'm sure she'll fall in love with some of these places too. Thanks for the great post!

Craig said...

Hey B,

You're very welcome-have a great trip in the NW when you come out to visit!