Relax, unwind at a bed and breakfast
October 2, 2008 · Updated 11:28 PM
Life is often packed with too many deadlines, projects and
problems. What better way is there to escape reality for a day or a week than to
pamper yourself at a local bed and breakfast? Enjoy the scenic beauty and
solitude of the Valley or participate in the many activities that the area has
"There is an awful lot you can do here, like antique shopping,
hiking and skiing is nearby," said Peggy Backues, a bed and breakfast
owner. "Guests feel like they're seeing the rural part of King County, yet
there's access to Mount Rainier, the San Juans or Victoria."
Whether you like mountain scenes or river views, there is a bed
and breakfast in the Valley that's right for you.
Located along the Tolt River is Alendra's River Inn Snoqualmie
Valley, 4548 Tolt River Road, (425) 333-6000. Wondderfully luxurious accomodations in a natural panoramic river and forest setting. Honeymoon suites withtwo-person spa tubs, or steam rooms are available. Hand crafted touches give the feel of a French country chateau, perfect for small group gatherings. Room
prices range from $95 to $225.
Three miles out of town is Windsong Farm Bed &
Breakfast, 515 286th Ave. S.E., (425) 222-4734. The farmhouse has one
bedroom with a private bath for guests. The property's backyard is a
designated wildlife sanctuary where birds, deer and even coyote often roam.
A full breakfast of freshly baked bread, meats, cheese and fruits is
included. Room rates start at $95. Sorry, no pets allowed.
Located between Mount Si and the Snoqualmie River is
Roaring River Bed & Breakfast, off the Mount Si road., (425) 888-4834.
Located around the property are several benches, swings and places
to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. There are four units
and each has a private entrance, bathroom and deck. The "Rock and
Rose Room" features a private sauna and steam room. And as the name
implies, there is a huge boulder in the room and a rose garden
outside. "Herb's Place" was named after
the owner's uncle and is decorated in a fly fishing motif. The cabin has
a kitchenette, loft with two twin beds, living room and bedroom.
The "Mountain Room" has an in room spa and a cozy sitting area a gas fireplace.
Room" features a deep Japanese soaking tub and a propane fireplace for guests
to enjoy. Room rates start at $85 which includes a hot breakfast. Check
out the Roaring River on the Web at www.azl.com/roaringriv.
Minutes away from downtown is the Old Honey Farm Country
Inn, which will be renamed the Kimball Creek Inn 9050 384th Ave. S.E., (425) 888-9399. The New England style bed
and breakfast is ten years old. The large back lot offers guests many
outdoor opportunities with breathtaking views of Mount Si. This
10-bedroom inn includes one master suite that has a fireplace and in-room spa. The
other rooms have queen-size beds with full bathrooms. Room rates start at $89.
Located on 20 acres near Highway 18 and Interstate 90 is
House in the Trees at Bethabara Farms, 35909 S.E. 96th St., (425)
888-2549. Bethabara Farms has two guest rooms in the bed and breakfast and
a retreat center. On the grounds is a heated swimming pool, fitness
center, gardens, meadows and areas for picnics and barbecues. The House in
the Trees also has a small indoor waterfall, stained glass decor and a
towering stone fireplace. Room rates start at $65, which includes a full
breakfast. Day retreats start at $35 per person.
Frantzian Mountain Hideaway, located at Alpental, (425)
434-6370, is a mother-in-law apartment located under the Frantz
family home. The room has its own kitchen, bedroom, and fireplace and
comfortably accommodates between four and six people. Guests are surrounded
by recreational activities including skiing, sledding and snowshoeing in
the winter and hiking in the summer. Summer room rates start at $75
a night plus taxes. The apartment is currently being renovated and is expected to reopen in July. Check out the Frantzian
Mountain Hideaway on the Web at www.moriah.com/frantzian.
One mile from the ski resorts is Wardholm West Bed &
Breakfast, 861 Yellowstone Trail Road, (425) 434-6540 , where each room
has its own style and charm. Choose from Oriental, country or railroad
decor. The Wardholm West Bed & Breakfast has six bedrooms and two
bathrooms. Room rates start at $50. The entire bed and breakfast can be rented
to larger groups and can comfortably accommodate 19 people.