There’s never a bad time to plan a girls weekend trip to a dreamy destination in the Pacific Northwest
Being a parent is hard work. It’s hard to find time for rest and relaxation in between the daily grind of
work, errands, cooking, cleaning, organizing, and shuttling tiny tots around town. You’ve earned some
time off, moms, and we’re here to provide girl’s weekend trip inspiration. We’ve rounded up the best destinations around Seattle to recharge and reset. Whether you’re looking for a staycation close to home, a lavish resort nestled quietly in the rolling vineyards of wine country, a manor with sweeping ocean views, or a treehouse perched above the forest floor, we have a list that will have you booking a trip faster than you set your out of office responder. Are you feeling refreshed yet?
Oak Bay Beach Hotel | Victoria, BC
Get your passports ready, moms. A trip to beautiful and idyllic Victoria, BC is the perfect place to unwind. Getting there is easy and fun on the FRS Clipper. Ferry service runs from Seattle to Victoria (a quick 2-hour 45-minute scenic cruise through the Salish Sea). They have even taken the stress of planning off your plate. Visit their website and get discounts when you book a Victoria hotel package.
Oak Bay Beach Hotel is an elegant manor that converges old-world charm and modern comfort. The luxury boutique resort features sweeping views of the ocean and amenities fit for a queen. It’s located in the quaint and quiet community of Oak Bay Village, just 15 minutes outside Victoria’s bustling downtown. Call ahead and you can book complimentary chauffeur service to Oak Bay Beach Hotel from the ferry terminal to feel like a VIP.
The hotel has a selection of dining options, including FARO or the Snug Pub. The Boathouse Kitchen & Bar is the perfect spot if you’re looking for a light snack or a delicious beverage by the pool. Speaking of pools, you won’t want to miss out on their three mineral pools. The adult sanctuary (no kids allowed) offers breathtaking, sweeping views of the ocean and mountains beyond.
1175 Beach Dr.
The Lodge at St. Edward State Park | Kenmore
The Lodge at St. Edward Park is a tranquil Pacific Northwest treat that feels worlds away but is close to home. The beautifully restored landmark, formally a seminary designed by Seattle architect John Graham Sr., incorporates and celebrates its rich history, keeping many of the original fixtures intact. The grandeur of the hotel is tucked away down a winding road lined with old-growth trees in a lush 326-acre forest. A network of trails weave and wander through the property, a perfect place to get lost and unwind on the shores of Lake Washington.
The hotel offers a vast array of amenities, including Vita Nova Spa, gourmet dining options serving Northwest-inspired fare, a quaint library stocked with snacks, books and games, and luxurious rooms preserving the seminary’s past while incorporating modern elegance. Walk the long, airy corridors of the hotel and stand in awe of the Gallery of Fine Arts, a gorgeous, sun-soaked hallway, featuring rotating local artists.
Cedar + Elm is the perfect place for dinner. Executive Chef, Kevin Benner, has created a menu inspired by the region. The food is infused with bold, enrapturing flavors. Father Mulligan’s Heritage Bar and The Tonsorium Bar are two great bars located on site for night caps and small bites. They both boast eclectic flare and are oh-so Instgrammable.
With so many things to do, you might want to book an extra night. Whether you’re an art aficionado, Northwest foodie, or you and your gal group wants to opt for the outdoors, you’ll find it all here and more.
14477 Juanita Dr. N.E.
Eritage Resort | Walla Walla
If you are a lover of fine wine and enchanting views, Eritage Resort may be just the place for you. Located just 10 minutes from Walla Walla’s wine tasting corridor, the resort is a refreshing oasis hidden in the shadows of the Blue Mountains. Unplug by taking a stroll through their sprawling vineyards, drink a glass of wine by one of their fireplaces, take a dip in the heated pool, or commandeer one of their complimentary paddle boards for a quick jaunt around the man-made lake at the heart of the property during the warmer months. The luxurious resort offers suites and bungalows, each with spectacular views and modern, timeless details.
Eritage Restaurant is onsite and provides a menu full of locally grown ingredients that highlights the essence of Walla Walla. While you’re in wine country, don’t forget to indulge in Walla Walla wine. Eritage has a fantastic and robust wine selection—including their own—but if you’re looking to fully immerse yourself, you can take a short ride into town where more than 120 different wineries call home. Walk the charming downtown, experience unique tasting rooms, or book a tee time at the many gorgeous golf courses. Walla Walla is a great place to escape for a girls weekend trip from Seattle.
1319 Bergevin Springs Rd.
Walla Walla, WA
Posthotel | Leavenworth
Posthotel is an adult-only resort (you read that right; no pitter pattering of tiny feet here) with a full spa offering personalized facials, massages, and body treatments. The heart of the European-style property is the Wellness Area. It features a swim-out pool that’s open year-round, multiple steam rooms, saunas, cold plunges, stepping pools, and relaxation areas. Guests are encouraged to spend the day lounging in the restorative Wellness Area—you can even retreat to one of their many nap areas. After you’ve relaxed and caught up on some zzz’s, take a break to dine in your robe and satiate your hunger (breakfast and lunch are included in the stay).
All rooms have a fireplace, and most are equipped with a marble soaking tub with views of the towering mountains and bubbling river below.
Located within walking distance of downtown Leavenworth, if you want to venture away from the serenity of the hotel, shopping and attractions in the adorable Bavarian Village are only minutes away.
309 8th St.
Friday Harbor House | Friday Harbor
In need of an easy island getaway? Friday Harbor House is calling. The modern, 24-room inn is perched on a bluff overlooking Friday Harbor marina, with expansive views of the water and mountains as well. It’s a picturesque refuge far from traffic jams, Zoom calls, and alarm clocks. Friday Harbor House is located in the heart of the adorable seaside town of Friday Harbor and is within walking distance of great local shops, eateries, and museums.
You don’t have to go far if you are craving fine dining. Friday Harbor’s restaurant delivers guests a memorable San Juan Island dining experience. Take in the panoramic views and enjoy seasonal, local fare and a cocktail (or mocktail). The outdoor patio on a sunny day is a must. Sit back in the Adirondack chairs, take in the views, and cozy up by a fire.
Guestrooms feature a king bed, gas fireplace, and oversized jetted tub. While you’re on the island, take advantage of the many activities the island has to offer—both land and sea options are plentiful. Go whale watching, walk through lavender fields, meander on hiking trails and gorgeous beaches, or indulge in wine and art.
Good to Know: The journey to this girls weekend trips is part of the fun. There are many ways to get to Friday Harbor, but one of the most convenient is by ferry. You can book a ferry time in advance by visiting the Washington State Department of Transportation website and clicking on the Washington State Ferries Vehicle Registration page.
130 West St.
Friday Harbor, WA
Salish Lodge & Spa | Snoqualmie
If you call the Pacific Northwest home, you’ve probably visited Snoqualmie Falls, one of the state’s most popular scenic attractions. But have you ever stayed at Salish Lodge and Spa? Situated atop the 268-foot picturesque waterfall is a luxurious getaway just 45-minutes from the city of Seattle. It is a wonderful option for a quick trip away from the stresses of the city.
The Salish Lodge guestrooms are lavish. Each of the 86-rooms includes a gas fireplace, feather bedding, oversized soaking tub and add-ons are easy to include in your stay. Need some bubbly or artisan cheeses Yes, please! Don’t forget about the spa. Massages, facials, and various body treatments are available. Simply make a reservation.
There are two restaurants providing Pacific Northwest-inspired cuisine at the Salish Lodge. The Dining Room and The Lounge at The Attic both offer unique experiences. For a more casual atmosphere, the Lodge at the Attic is great. It’s 21 and over and offers spectacular views of the falls. Enjoy small bites and divine cocktails.
6501 Railroad Ave. S.E.
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
The Four Seasons Seattle has unique draws for mamas who need a break. Slip into their coveted Infinity pool, Seattle’s only heated outdoor pool with a view, sit by the terrace firepit or soak in the jacuzzi while the city lights twinkle. Rejuvenate at the full-service Spa. Enjoy a delicious, locally inspired meal at Goldfinch Tavern, and Ethan Stowell. Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the Four Seasons Seattle is the perfect place to get some rest and relaxation close to home.
“Service will always be our competitive advantage. No request is too large, nor any detail too minor—exceeding expectations is the focus,” says hotel manager Ryan Grande.
99 Union St.
Treehouse Point | Issaquah
Escape to a quiet treetop retreat nestled in a lush forest about 30 minutes east of Seattle. TreeHouse Point is located in a thick forest surrounded by the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. The unique resort features seven treehouses. Among the trees, you’ll feel removed from the city. Be prepared for a vacation unlike any you’ve experienced before.
Good to Know: Each morning, guests enjoy a delicious homemade breakfast.
6922 Preston-Fall City Rd. S.E.
The Chrysalis Inn and Spa | Bellingham
Upon entering The Chrysalis Inn & Spa, guests feel the welcoming and calming vibe instantly. The door to Spa at The Chrysalis seems to greet guests before the front desk staff do, beckoning you to book a treatment immediately. The spa has monthly specials but for serious pampering sign up for the Lomi Lomi massage, a traditional Hawaiian massage that provides deep relaxation. The rooms are simple and sleek, some with electric fireplaces and charming window alcoves overlooking the water. The best place to enjoy the languid nautical comings and goings is at the inn’s restaurant Keenan’s at the Pier with fresh Northwest cuisine. It’s a local fave, so plan on whiling away the later afternoon with cocktails (or mocktails) and a sunset.
804 10th St.
The Woodmark | Kirkland
Convenient Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa perches tranquilly on the shores of Lake Washington. The elegant lobby and rooms sweep guests into East Coast manor flair. Fill your wine glass then saunter down the winding path to hear the water lapping against the shore. Beach cruisers are available for quick rides into town where art galleries, wine tasting, and cafés await. Look no further than Still Spa for pampering. A spa special of note? This One's for the Gals, celebrating friendship, complete with some bubbly. Enjoy healthy breakfasts at Carillon Kitchen across the way—you can charge it to your room—or make a reservation at Como with your group. Another of our favorite dining options? Booking brunch at Le Grand American Bistro on-site.
1200 Carillon Point
Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort | Leavenworth
Take your girls weekend trip to the Bavarian village of Leavenworth, where it’s a Munich biergarten every day of the year. After shopping, dining, and toasting away, head just out of town to Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort. The cabins are scattered retreat-style—choose from lofts or double alcoves, and feel free to bring your furry bestie as Sleeping Lady is dog-friendly. Your group will sleep like babies in “Na-sik-elt,” the canyon where the property nestles among the pine trees. Indulge at Aspen Leaf Day Spa and choose from a wide menu of spa services, including their signature jade spa treatments that harness the power of the stone’s essence and healing. Afterwards, wander the serene property on a self-guided art walk. Look for Shaman Salmon, a sculpture by Richard Beyer, a renowned piece and crowd favorite.
7375 Icicle Rd.
Additional Reporting by Natalie Compagno