Waterfront Romantic Getaways in Washington State

The options for waterfront romantic getaways in Washington State are practically endless from breathtaking rugged coastal destinations to spectacular island shores and dazzling inland lakes.

Here is a look at some of our very favorite places for a romantic escape along Washington's magnificent waterways.

Snug Harbor Resort

Snug Harbor Resort on San Juan Island is renowned as one of the best romantic getaways in the nation. Here you'll find waterfront cabins that are less than 50 feet from a private pebble beach with the opportunity to walk out to a small island in the front of the resort during low tide. Choose the "Tree House" for especially awe-inspiring views.

The resort offers kayak and whale-watching tours daily from their own docks while the historic seaport town of Friday Harbor offers many award-winning dining establishments and a wide range of eclectic shops, art galleries, beautiful gardens, museums and more.

The Inn at Langley

The Inn at Langley on Whidbey Island has a long list of accolades including being named one of the ten best resorts in the Pacific Northwest by Conde Nast Traveler and ranked on the list of the top ten most charming inns in all of America by Departures.

This romantic retreat overlooks the Saratoga Passage boasting coastal and mountain views from every room. Each includes a balcony to enjoy them from as well as an oversized jetted tub and wood-burning fireplace. Leave your door ajar to listen to the waves as you drift off to sleep.

Lake Crescent Lodge

Lake Crescent Lodge sits on the shores of Lake Crescent, a deep lake with emerald hued waters carved from glaciers centuries ago located inside the northern region of Olympic National Park. This treasure offers an idyllic romantic setting.

Choose a Roosevelt Fireplace Cabin for the chance to be at water's edge. Rent a rowboat and enjoy a romantic ride, a picnic lunch in a private hidden cove, bask in the sun or take a cool dip in the crystal, clear waters with your loved one at your side.

Quileute Oceanside Resort

If you'd like to spend time among the beauty of Washington's rugged coastline, Quileute Oceanside Resort in La Push may fit the bill. This resort offers deluxe oceanfront cabins furnished with fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs but sans TV or telephones in order to "better facilitate your escape from the chaos of the outside world."

The only sounds you'll hear are the waves crashing just steps from your door on this truly magical section of the Pacific coast with its beautiful wide, crescent-shaped sandy beach, sea stacks and breathtaking sunsets.

During whale migration between March and May, hundreds of grey whales can be spotted passing through these waters right offshore.

Silver Bay Inn Resort

If you're looking for a wild, remote escape with the opportunity to disconnect from civilization, Stehekin Island on Lake Chelan provides the ideal answer. The Silver Bay Inn Resort is set on this island featuring cozy, romantic cabins with spectacular views of the craggy 7,000-foot North Cascade Peaks and the edge of the crystal-clear lake.

The ultimate peace and quiet can be found here. The resort caters to adults and even the incessant ringing of the cell phone or blaring of a TV is nonexistent. There is no cell service, no television and no roads that lead to Stehekin. Getting there is part of the fun as it requires a private boat, a trip via the Lake Chelan Boat Company ferry, or a flight with Chelan Seaplanes.

You'll also be provided with bikes to explore the island, canoes and kayaks to explore its surrounding waters, hammocks for those lazy days and a hot tub to soak your cares away.

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