A $13 million remodel to the Salish Lodge and Spa has been completed and on July 10 the lodge held a celebration marking its completion.
The remodel was the largest since 1988 when the lodge was greatly expanded. Director of operations Alan Stephens said it was undertaken to update the lodge for guests.
“It’s returning the lodge and the guest rooms experience back to what our guests deserve,” he said.
The renovation included an exterior face-lift for the building’s river-facing side as well as updating the 84 guest rooms. The design was conceptualized by Betty Blount of Zena Design Group and the renovation was announced last fall. Hallways were fitted with new carpet and repainted and the spa was also revitalized.
The lodge started as an eight-room inn built in 1916, then known as the Snoqualmie Falls, Lodge overlooking its namesake waterfall, and became locally known for its breakfast menu.
In 1988 the building was completely remodeled and reopened as the Salish Lodge. It served as a setting for the influential and popular 1990s television show Twin Peaks. The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe bought the lodge in 2007 and has operated it since.