Weekend Getaways

September 28, 2012 12:19 AM
TIMBER LODGE Orcas Island (Shown above.) Soak in the sweeping view in peace from the deck of this home; after all, you haven’t just rented...
September 28, 2012 12:16 AM
Waterfall StunnerTHE SALISH LODGE AND SPAPerched above the pounding drama of the 268-foot Snoqualmie Falls, just 30 minutes from Seattle,...
September 28, 2012 12:13 AM
Rain Forest BeautyLAKE QUINAULT LODGE(Shown above.) Built in 1926 in a wilderness rustic style reminiscent of classic lodges in the...
September 19, 2012 10:55 PM
WHERE: Lake Quinault Lodge in Olympic National Park. WHY: For the 11th annual Quinault Rain Forest Mushroom Festival (10/19–10/21. $25–$30...
August 28, 2012 11:02 PM
Created from renovated farm and mining buildings in downtown Issaquah, Gilman Village (317 NW Gilman Blvd., just east off I-90’s exit 17)...
August 10, 2012 10:30 PM
WHY: For the second annual High Country Log Show (9/1-9/2, noon. Free. Runje Field, Roslyn Pioneer Park; 509.674.8161; cleelumroslyn.org)....
July 20, 2012 1:00 AM
Oregon and the Willamette Valley AVA have established their oeuvre with Pinot Noir, but their repertoire is growing. A newfound love affair...
July 20, 2012 12:47 AM
It’s the oldest and largest wine-growing region in the state—producing more than a third of the state’s wine—but Yakima Valley isn’t always...
July 20, 2012 12:43 AM
It’s hard to find a prettier wine town than Walla Walla, the capital of the Walla Walla Valley AVA. With its restored turn-of-the-century...
July 20, 2012 12:26 AM
Tucked away in a cranny between the Columbia and Willamette valleys, the Columbia Gorge American Viticultural Area (AVA) is a little wine...
July 17, 2012 11:30 PM
Getting There: From I-405 north, take exit 23 to U.S. 2 east and follow it to Stevens Pass Highway and Icicle Road. Where:...
July 17, 2012 9:45 PM
For a lovely late-summer outing with the kids, make the 45-minute drive north to the brand-new Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History...
July 1, 2012 8:30 PM
If you’ve been pondering a jaunt to Vashon Island, this month offers the perfect reason: The annual Strawberry Festival (July 20-22;...
June 16, 2012 11:09 PM
WHERE: Quilcene, Washington, in the Olympic Peninsula. WHY: For the 29th season of the Olympic Music Festival (6/30–9/2. Sat.–Sun., 2 p.m...
May 23, 2012 1:42 AM
Crudités with truffle salt...sweet corn soup with shrimp and jalapeño cornbread...bacon and kale farro with scrambled eggs...white...