Salish wins award

SNOQUALMIE - "Wine Spectator," the nation's leading wine enthusiast publication, has named Salish Lodge and Spa as one of the "Best U.S. Resorts for Wine Lovers."

The editors of "Wine Spectator" surveyed the best small luxury resorts in the United States and selected 15 resorts that wine lovers would most enjoy. Salish Lodge and Spa is the only Northwest resort featured as one of the 15 "great getaways" in the Sept. 30 issue of "Wine Spectator."

The magazine notes the resort as having the "deepest cellar of Pacific Northwest wine anywhere." Under the direction of Randall Austin, cellar master, the Salish Lodge and Spa has created one of the most unique and extensive wine collections in the world.

With the largest selection of Washington wines available in the world and one of the most extensive wine lists in Washington state, the wine cellar at Salish Lodge and Spa lends another dimension to the Salish experience.

The wine cellar at Salish Lodge and Spa has grown from a 100-item list in the 1980s to its current collection of more than 1,020 wines. Nearly 40 percent of these labels are from Washington state wineries, with numerous Pacific Northwest, California and French wines represented as well.

Consistently ranked among the best small resorts in the world, Salish Lodge and Spa overlooks the 268-foot Snoqualmie Falls. Each of the 91 guest rooms has a bedside wood-burning fireplace, two-person whirlpool tub, goosedown comforter, votive candles and balcony or window seat. The resort offers a variety of recreational activities, treatments at the award-winning spa, contemporary Northwest cuisine and personalized service.

* For more information or reservations, call (800) 2-SALISH, a travel professional, or visit the Salish Lodge and Spa Web site at

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