Now I just want to say I'm not truly a nature girl but I do care about the environment and the beauty of the trees and landscapes, not to mention the cool, fresh air! So when I heard about this place, I told my husband we've got to do a weekend trip one day and I"m glad to say that the time has come!
We were coming up on our 17-year wedding anniversary and thought "WHY NOT?!" So, I booked us a stay and am so glad we did. Beautiful surroundings, stylish room, fun things for the both of us to do (i.e. poker for him, spa for me) and the best part? The place is only about 20 minutes away from our house.
The SUITE Life
Very "northwest contemporary" interior design - so classy! Simple lines with a little bit of oomph in the details (metal casings, raw edge accessories and accent furniture, lighting fixtures to name a few...). A nice neutral color palette with a touch of warmth in the pillow colors, wood tones, and dark bronze bathroom fixtures. I was getting inspired by some of the elements that I immediately soaked everything in.
Restaurant #1: The Attic
There were a few families and the ambiance was casual yet intimate. Children were present and noise volume was what you'd expect at a casual restaurant - a bit loud but not so much you can't hear your table mate(s) talk.
Restaurant #2: The DINING ROOM
Food was tasty and we definitely felt satiated - enough so that we were good until dinner.
BONUS: They have a Salish tradition where they drizzle honey they harvested in their own backyard (so to speak) on your biscuits from high above. Our waitress was able to demonstrate it for us (there's something satisfying about it that I can't quite explain).
The last time I was at the falls was way back in high school and I feel like it's only gotten even more beautiful.
By the way...for those of you who end up bringing your pets along, PLEASE pick up after them. There were a couple of kids behind us who screamed that they accidentally picked up poop. GROSS.
Prices are comparable to some higher-end spas so I didn't find the costs too surprising. There's a small room tucked away next to their check-in desk that houses their spa shop. I was able to pick up a couple of cool new items.
If you're interested in booking a stay, check out www.salishlodge.com/
~ XOXO, Mari