Romance can be handled any time of day any time of year, but being we're right around the corner from Valentine's Day, if you're searching for some inspiration, locally, here you've come to the right place!

The Staycation

I am always a big fan of treating yourself but if leaving town just isn't in the cards for you currently, have you considered renting a local hotel room for the night?

Before you balk at the sound of it, there are rooms with a private tub inside your room like Comfort Suites, Oxford Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Yakima, the Best Western Plus Vintage Valley Inn in Zillah, and more! I'm not talking about a bathtub, located in the bathroom, I'm talking about an actual jaccuzi tub near the bed! Order room service, watch a movie, take a soak and you'll feel like a brand new person!

The Birchfield Manor Inn & Resort keeps it close to home but still mixed it up

Freehand Cellars in Wapato, WA features a hot tub with views of the vineyards and spots to spend the night

Chrysalis Inn in Bellingham, WA

The Hyatt Lake Washington - gorgeous hotel literally on the water with a stellar restaurant, luxurious rooms and a huge dock you can sit and watch boats & have a cocktail!! - Laura Fettig-Nunez

Air B&B Cabins in Packwood, WA

To the Mountains

We are blessed to live so near gorgeous mountains and have romantic options to escape too.

Leavenworth - The Post Hotel

Suncadia

Salish Lodge at Snoqualmie Falls, WA

One of my favorite wineries is Terra Blanca over on Red Mountain! Delicious wine and they have a yummy restaurant inside

Mt. Ranier Cabins

Whistlin Jacks

Even More Places to Visit

The Marcus Whitman Hotel in Walla Walla, WA

The 19th floor of Hotel Theodore in Seattle, WA

The Harrison House on San Juan Island

The San Juan Islands have so many waterfront properties! It's absolutely gorgeous there with a lot to do from visiting spas to hiking. One time I went with a group of friends on one of their boats to help them pull up their crab cages in the ocean. We ended up on an empty part of the beach, set up a campfire with a pot, and cooked them right there with butter and garlic  One of my bestest memories ever and that was like 15yrs ago! I've always wanted to go back - DawnMarie Pettit

Rosario Resort on Orcas Island

Port Orchard, Washington is home to a Hobbit House

The landing above the home plate entrance at T-Mobile Park looking out over Elliott Bay at a Mariners game! - Todd Lyons

The Davenport Hotel in Spokane, WA

Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort in Port Angeles, WA

Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, WA

Chehalis Centralia Dinner Train

TreeHouse Air B&B's in Washington State

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