Twin Peaks visit: Salish Lodge & Snoqualmie Falls

We’re fans of the now cult classic TV show Twin Peaks by David Lynch. Remember it? Laura Palmer, cherry pie, and damn fine coffee!

It only aired from 1990-1991 on ABC. I recall my mom watching it. I was around 12 years old at the time, but still remember the name Laura Palmer. We watched the pilot episode last year and then blazed through the rest. We were hooked. You can watch all 30 episodes on Hulu.

The character Laura Palmer from Twin Peaks.

The character Laura Palmer from Twin Peaks.

Since we would be in the Seattle area a few days before our Alaskan cruise, we knew where we would be staying: Salish Lodge & Spa at beautiful Snoqualmie Falls.

You see, Twin Peaks filmed many of their exterior shots near Seattle, in and around the communities of Snoqualmie, North Bend, and Fall City.

Salish Lodge & Spa functioned as the “Great Northern Hotel” on Twin Peaks and the falls are prominently featured in the opening credits of the show.

And the show has been resurrected! Look for it sometime in 2017 on Showtime.

Salish Lodge

Salish Lodge

So after landing at Sea-Tac airport, we rented a car and drove the 40 minutes to Salish Lodge. They must get enough Twin Peaks fans, because I opted to purchase the “The Great Northern” package:

  • One night’s stay
  • Map of local Twin Peaks filming locations
  • Two Dale Cooper cocktails
  • Cherry pie and “damn fine coffee” for two
  • $15 Amazon card so you can stream Twin Peaks episodes

The hotel is beautiful and rooms are spacious and well-appointed: jacuzzi tub, fireplace, balcony. After checking in, we did some hiking around the falls. There are a couple of different viewing platforms. Make sure and take the trail that goes down to the bottom of the falls.

Hiking near Snoqualmie Falls, Washington

Hiking near Snoqualmie Falls, Washington

We also had a late dinner (more like a snack…we weren’t that hungry) at The Attic, located at the hotel. Took advantage of our complimentary Dale Cooper cocktails and also had a delicious cheese plate.

This was definitely a one-night “splurge” for us…but if you are a Twin Peaks devotee, well worth it! Below are some more photos of our Twin Peaks tour. For the full set, check out my Flickr album.

One Comment on “Twin Peaks visit: Salish Lodge & Snoqualmie Falls

  1. Pingback: Twin Peaks visit: Snoqualmie & North Bend, Washington | Travel on the Side

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