Snoqualmie mayor Matt Larson talks with other guests at the Salish Lodge and Spa grand reopening. The lodge underwent a $13 million remodel which was recently finished. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

Snoqualmie mayor Matt Larson talks with other guests at the Salish Lodge and Spa grand reopening. The lodge underwent a $13 million remodel which was recently finished. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

Salish Lodge celebrates remodeling

The lodge underwent a $13 million remodeling effort over the last year.

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.

Part of the renovation at the Salish Lodge and Spa included a facelift for the exterior facing the Snoqualmie River. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

Part of the renovation at the Salish Lodge and Spa included a facelift for the exterior facing the Snoqualmie River. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

Salish Lodge and Spa director of operations Alan Stephens addresses those gathered at a grand opening ceremony on July 10. The lodge underwent the largest remodeling effort since 1988. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

Salish Lodge and Spa director of operations Alan Stephens addresses those gathered at a grand opening ceremony on July 10. The lodge underwent the largest remodeling effort since 1988. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

A bottle of champagne is opened with a saber at the Salish Lodge and Spa’s grand reopening following remodeling. The lodge overlooks Snoqualmie Falls. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

A bottle of champagne is opened with a saber at the Salish Lodge and Spa’s grand reopening following remodeling. The lodge overlooks Snoqualmie Falls. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

The Salish Lodge and Spa was originally built in 1916 as an eight-room hotel and was later renovated to include 84 guest rooms. The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe purchased the lodge, which overlooks Snoqualmie Falls, in 2007. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

The Salish Lodge and Spa was originally built in 1916 as an eight-room hotel and was later renovated to include 84 guest rooms. The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe purchased the lodge, which overlooks Snoqualmie Falls, in 2007. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

The Salish Lodge and Spa overlooks the iconic Snoqualmie Falls. The falls are seen here from a lookout at the bottom of the Snoqualmie Falls Trail. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

The Salish Lodge and Spa overlooks the iconic Snoqualmie Falls. The falls are seen here from a lookout at the bottom of the Snoqualmie Falls Trail. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

One of the remodeled rooms. Courtesy of Salish Lodge and Spa

One of the remodeled rooms. Courtesy of Salish Lodge and Spa

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