There are so many things I'm thankful for and one of those is the amount of nature areas Washington state has to offer. I'm so thankful we were able to get out and walk Nisqually Wildlife Perserve before the "Stay Home, stay healthy" order the Gov. placed. It was wonderful to get out one last time, this staying home is tough and I don't know how we're going to manage?!! #pnw #nature #optoutside #stayhome #momlife #sendwine

There are so many things...

🌴On Saturday we took advantage of the sunshine and finally got out of the house! This will be a rough and trying time for our mental health, not going to lie. But we got to play at the local beach while practicing #socialdistancing it was wonderful! 🌻And we found a beautiful painted rock, thank you to who ever hid it!
#tacomarocks #pnw #optoutside
#chambersbay #beach #nature

🌴On Saturday we took advantage...

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#optoutside #flowers #nature #mondayvibes #stoptosmelltheflowers #dailyreminder

Stop to smell the flowers!...

What are you going to do with your child if homeschooling isn't cut out for them or your family? Take a deep breath, exhale and relax. It'll be okay! Everyone's health and wellness is much more important at this time than academics. I've got a list of activities if you'd like some structure in your lives though. Check it out on my blog.
#linkinbio #pandemic #school #homeschool #unschool #schoolduringcovid19 #schoolclosure #wellness #healthandwellness #health #familyfriendly #healthblogger #momblogger #momlife

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#quarantine #zoo #optoutside #tacoma #healthyliving #healthandwellness #sundayfunday #healthispriority #health #stopthespread #wellness

Glad we were able to...

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Unique places to stay in Washington

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[social_warfare]Are you looking for a unique place to stay in Washington? I've got a list of places including farms, treehouses, teepees and more.

The state of Washington is such a beautiful place and I’m so fortunate to call it home. Washington provides many places to stay; hotels, inns, bed and breakfasts, lodges, cabins and more. Whether you’re vacationing here or you live here and looking for a place to get away for a weekend, there’s a place for everyone. Over the years and searching online I’ve noticed we have so many unique places in our state that gives you the option to stay at; like lighthouses or a treehouse. Have you ever wanted to stay in a teepee? Yeah, we have that too. Find many more places you and your family and friends can stay at below and get a different experience then just staying at a hotel.

Have you stayed at any of the below or it’s on your bucket-list? Leave me a comment, I’d love to hear about it.

Farm Stays

A farm would be the perfect stay for the animal lover or someone that would like to stay out in the country and relax. Helping with the farm chores is completely optional but you get to experience farm life and visit with the animals.

Hoehn Bend FarmHoehn Bend Farm
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Stay at the farmhouse, you get the whole house exclusively to yourself, experience life on a farm, help out with the chores(optional) or just enjoy the animals. $185/night for up to 6 guests minimum two night stay.

Bull Hill Guest Ranch
Kettle Falls, WA
With this unique experience prices start at $225 ($160 per junior) per person per day, minimum of two nights. All inclusive including Lodging, Full meals, Beverages including beer, wine and spirits, Unlimited ranch activities, All resort attractions, horseback riding, fishing and cattle drives. Very cool experience!

Treehouses

Staying in a treehouse sounds like so much fun (unless you’re afraid of heights), breath the fresh air, enjoy nature and take in the views.

TreeHouse Point
Issaquah, WA
Six rent-able treehouses, a central Lodge; a multi-purpose event space; and two cedar-lined bathhouses. It’s a treehouse village. What a magical place to stay! But sadly they do not permit children under 13 or pets to stay at the treehouses.

Africa in Auburn
Auburn, WA
Stay in a treehouse built by Pete Nelson of Treehouse Masters for $125 a night with bathroom and breakfast included.Hilltop TreeHouse Retreat
Lopez Island/Whidbey Island, WA
Amazing view of the water, outdoor shower stay for $249 a night

Cabins

There are a lot more cabins in Washington I just named the two below because they were unique. What fun places they’d be to stay at!

Ross Lake Resort – Floating Cabin
Ross Lake, WA
Four styles of cabins to choose from all floating, prices start at $205, only accessible by boat.


Robin Hood Village
Union, WA
Escape to “Shirwood Forrest”, the village features 16 unique cottages along Hood Canal, restaurant and pub, hot tubs at most cottages, free kayaks to use, prices start at $140.

Teepees/Tipis

I honestly had no idea we had this many teepees/tipis in Washington. Another fun place to stay and take in nature, it’s more like glamping then camping!

Jean Marie’s Garden
White Salmon, WA
Two different teepee choices; Four Winds Tipi $30 a night sleeps 5 or Good Medicine $60 a night sleeps 2. It’s also a working farm.

Smokiam Resort Teepees
Soap Lake, WA
10 tipis to choose from starting at $99 a night.

Bainbridge Island Tipi
Bainbridge Island, WA
Stay on a farm in a tipi prices start at $175, breakfast included. No kids under 12 or pets though.


Cherry Wood Teepee
Zillah, WA
Rest in a private tipi for truly unique wine country experience, outdoor shower, try a twilight tub, breakfast included, prices start at $185

Tatoosh Tipi
Cowlitz River/near Mt Rainer, WA
Furnished tipi with private hot tub, prices are $120 per night

Lighthouses

I have always wanted to stay in a lighthouse, it looks like an amazing experience. We have a ton of lighthouses in Washington and the ones listed below are locations you can be a lighthouse keeper for a couple days or a week.

North Head Lighthouse – Illwaco, WA – Cape Disappointment
Click the link above for rates and more info.

Point No Point Lighthouse – Hansville, WA on the Kitsap Peninsula
Click the link above for rates and more info.

Point Robinson Lighthouse – Vashon Island, WA on the Puget Sound
Click the link above for rates and more info.

Brown’s Point Lighthouse – on the Puget Sound
Click the link above for rates and more info.

New Dungeness Light Station – Sequim, WA
Click the link above for rates and more info.

 

Castles

I so want to stay in a castle, especially Thornewood ever since Rose Red. Would love to see all the architecture, details and history.

Manresa Castle Hotel
Port Townsend, WA
Stay in an actual castle that was built in 1892. Prices range from $100-250

Thornewood Castle
Lakewood, WA
Stay in one of the bed & breakfast rooms. Built in 1909-1911, Stephen King’s movie Rose Red was filmed here.

Other

There are so many unique places to stay in this state; from train cabooses to places that look straight out of the movie The Lord of Rings! How great is that place?

Red Caboose Bed & Breakfast
Sequim, WA
Stay in your own private caboose, 6 choices, prices start at $222, no kids under 12 or pets though.


The Wharfside – Boat and Breakfast
Friday Harbor, WA
Stay on a boat, enjoy breakfast, two staterooms to choose from, prices start at $175

Underground Hygge
Orondo, WA
Did someone say The Hobbit? This place is absolutely stunning! Go to the link for more amazing photos of the place.


Miller Tree Inn

Forks, WA
Have a Twilight fan in the house? Stay at the “Cullen House” and experience Twilight throughout the town, prices start at $150.

 

Don’t all these places look amazing?!! Now, I think I should start planning a vacation for my family.

Are you looking for a unique place to stay in Washington? I've got a list of places including farms, treehouses, teepees and more.
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  • Lindsay A.
    August 30, 2018

    As a fellow PNW’er (also in the Seattle area), I SO appreciate this list & am bookmarking it immediately! Fantastic ideas for future local vacations that won’t break the bank. :)

  • Elizabeth
    August 23, 2018

    Great list! I’ve always wanted to try the treehouse in Issaquah for a weekend getaway.

There are so many things I'm thankful for and one of those is the amount of nature areas Washington state has to offer. I'm so thankful we were able to get out and walk Nisqually Wildlife Perserve before the "Stay Home, stay healthy" order the Gov. placed. It was wonderful to get out one last time, this staying home is tough and I don't know how we're going to manage?!! #pnw #nature #optoutside #stayhome #momlife #sendwine

There are so many things...

🌴On Saturday we took advantage of the sunshine and finally got out of the house! This will be a rough and trying time for our mental health, not going to lie. But we got to play at the local beach while practicing #socialdistancing it was wonderful! 🌻And we found a beautiful painted rock, thank you to who ever hid it!
#tacomarocks #pnw #optoutside
#chambersbay #beach #nature

🌴On Saturday we took advantage...

Stop to smell the flowers! 
This is your daily reminder to get outside, get some fresh air and your daily dose of vitamin D! 
#optoutside #flowers #nature #mondayvibes #stoptosmelltheflowers #dailyreminder

Stop to smell the flowers!...

What are you going to do with your child if homeschooling isn't cut out for them or your family? Take a deep breath, exhale and relax. It'll be okay! Everyone's health and wellness is much more important at this time than academics. I've got a list of activities if you'd like some structure in your lives though. Check it out on my blog.
#linkinbio #pandemic #school #homeschool #unschool #schoolduringcovid19 #schoolclosure #wellness #healthandwellness #health #familyfriendly #healthblogger #momblogger #momlife

What are you going to...

Looking for recipes to make at home?! I've got a list of healthy, fresh, and family-friendly recipes on my blog. Like homemade fresh bread, butter, cookies, slow cooker meals, ect. 
#linkinbio #pandemic #food #foodie #recipes #foodblogger #health #healthyfood #familyfriendly #healthblogger

Looking for recipes to make...

Glad we were able to squeeze in one more trip out into the community and zoo before things start shutting down. Friday Piper and I made an impromptu visit to Pt defiance zoo! It was great minus the cold/rain; there was only a couple other people, animals were active, didnt need to touch anything. Now schools are out for 6 weeks and we plan on quarantining ourselves at home for most of that time, except to get out into nature. 
#quarantine #zoo #optoutside #tacoma #healthyliving #healthandwellness #sundayfunday #healthispriority #health #stopthespread #wellness

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