Salish Lodge & Spa. Credit: Andrew E. Larson/Flickr CC
Salish Lodge & Spa, Snoqualmie
Salish Lodge & Spa is a picturesque mountain retreat overlooking Snoqualmie Falls, just 30 minutes outside Seattle. It’s an easy drive with no ferries or mountain passes to wrangle. Lots of couples get married at this elegant lodge, and lots more come for a romantic kid-free getaway (you might need this after your Great Wolf trip.)
No chance of escaping without the kids? Splurge on a patio room, which includes a private patio with your own gas-burning fire pit and a few rooms feature an oversized soaking tub. S’mores and “swimming” sound like an epic vacation for my kids.
The fancy dining room is open, as is the more kid-friendly restaurant called The Attic. The spa is open with limited operations (no soaking rooms, sauna or steam room) and note that kids are not allowed in the spa. Get 20 percent off with a last-minute booking.