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Unique Places to Stay in Washington

Unique Places to Stay in Washington


The State of Washington is such a beautiful place and I’m so fortunate to call it home. There are many places to stay in Washington; 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.

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

Updated: January 12, 2021 Prices and Availability may have changed this past year. Please visit each place to find out more info. Also, many new locations were added to each category and can be found towards the top of each – check them all out, lots of awesome ones like a CAVE!



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.



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

The Betty MacDonald Farm
Vashon, WA
Writer Betty MacDonald lived on this 6 acre farm while she wrote her books. The farm has a beautiful scenic setting perfect for executive escapes, honeymooners, writers retreat, bird watchers, nature lovers and book clubs. Either stay in the Cedar Lodge or Cedar Loft.

Lanthrop Family Ranch
Naches, WA
This elegant ranch house features that magnificent country vibe everyone craves. We have two rooms available, each with their own bathroom. We have a small herd of cows, goats, dogs, cats, and a couple of friendly horses that love treats. 

Oostema Farmstead
Lynden, WA
Stay in the farmhouse apartment, tiny farmhouse, rv or campsites. It’s a 117 acre working farm that has Wagyu cattle that roam the farm and the barns are home to pigs, goats and chickens. And raspberry fields. 

Oostema Farmstead

The Gooserosa B&B Farm Stay
Mount Vernon, WA
Nestled right in the center of the beautiful Skagit Valley rests our sleepy small 4-acre farm we fondly call The Gooseosa (like the Ponderosa). Also on the farm are a horse, chickens, goats and more.

Hoehn 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. 

Bull Hill Guest Ranch

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. 




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. 

Tree House Point

Mountain View’s Tree House Joint – Must be 21+
Monroe, WA
Mountain Views Tree House Joint is the brainchild of Tracy Rice. She has slowly added to her eclectic collection of tiny houses, outdoor chill-out lounges, and has crowned the property with 3 beautiful tree houses. The Pot Leaf Tree House, The Hashtag Tree House and the 420 Tree House located in Monroe WA offering a glamping experience in the trees less than one hour from Seattle.

Tree House 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

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 Tree House Retreat
Lopez Island/Whidbey Island, WA
Amazing view of the water, outdoor shower stay for $249 a night



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

Rolling Huts
Winthrop, WA
Whether you’re a hiker, mountain biker or cross-country skier, the Rolling Huts, located in Washington’s Methow Valley, are the perfect accommodation. Designed as a modern alternative to camping by Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects in Seattle, the six huts are grouped as a herd, each with views of the mountains.

Alexandria Nicole Cellars Tiny Houses
Prosser, WA
Alexandria Nicole Cellars is pleased to offer a small glimpse into vineyard living with our “Tiny Houses”. So if you’re looking for a unique experience that leaves you feeling restored, we think you’ll find that escaping for a Tiny Houses get-away is just the thing.

Tiny House Village
Leavenworth, WA
The Leavenworth Tiny House Village offers vacationers a unique way to experience the Bavarian town of Leavenworth. Each tiny house is appropriately themed and will elevate your experience in this German town. 

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

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.



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

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 Forest Tipi on a Farm with a Pool
Bainbridge Island, WA
Stay on a farm in a tipi with a pool, price $207

Cherry Wood 

Cherry Wood Horse Rescue & Barn – Teepee
Zillah, WA
When you rent our venue, take a winery tour or enjoy our teepee lodging, you are helping save a horse. They also have twilight tubs, outdoor showers and offer natural connection services. 

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



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.



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

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.



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?

Millertree Inn

Leavenworth, WA
Cave guests have, of course, the cave. They also have exclusive us of the cavern hot tub. Cave guests have a large outdoor area with picnic table. They have a gondola from Whistler. How weird is that!? Horseshoe pit. Outdoor ping pong. In a word, guests of the cave have it all. And, deservedly so.

Lake Roosevelt Adventures Houseboats
Davenport, WA
Lake Roosevelt Adventures offers our guests the finest houseboat rentals in the area, access to small boat rentals, a full service restaurant, retail, and the area’s only convenience store.

Nordic Hill Manor
Poulsbo, WA
In the outskirts of Little Norway Poulsbo, Nordic Hill’s castle like manor sits atop of a hill with sweeping views of Liberty Bay and the Cascades Mountains. Our 10,000+ square foot Manor has 7 bedrooms and can accommodate sleeping quarters for 15 individuals or up to 25 as couples and kids.

Bryant Barn: Sleep Inside A Wine Barrel
Walla Walla, WA
Romantic stay with private pool, the home boasts a private pool and a fireplace, while a washing machine and a kitchen offer the comforts of home. Other amenities include 2 bathrooms, a patio, and a TV.

Heybrook Lookout
Mt. Baker Snoqualmie
The 14 x14-ft. lookout cabin sleeps four and is furnished with one twin-sized bed with mattress, two additional floor mattresses, a table and chairs, propane stove, pot, pan, silverware, coffee pot and battery operated lanterns. A primitive vault toilet is located several hundred feet down the ridge from the lookout.

Forest House
Orcas Island, WA
This magical house is nestled in the woods with a view of the water and mount baker on beautiful Orcas Island. The property is formerly called The Hobbit House.

Iron Horse Bed & Breakfast
Cle Elum, WA
Featuring secluded caboose suites along the Palouse to Cascades State Park trail.

Cave B Inn & Spa Resort
Quincy, WA
The resort featuring a restaurant, spa, music and games. And stay in one of their luxuries rooms; Cliffehouses, Cavern Rooms, Desert Yurts, and Inn Room.

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

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.

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


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

Here's a list of unique places to stay at in Washington state.

*Photos were found on the business’ website, they are not my photos. We have not had the pleasure of staying at any of the above, but when we do I’ll update with a review of the place.

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Lindsay A.

Thursday 30th of August 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. :)


Thursday 23rd of August 2018

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