Community February 3, 2022

Recharge with a Staycation or a Weekend Getaway

In need of a relaxing staycation or a fun getaway? We’ve rounded up some great places that are right here in our corner of the Pacific Northwest. Whether you’re looking for something exciting or romantic, these gems are sure to help you unwind and recharge.

Angeline Spa & Clearwater Casino Resort in Suquamish

Part of the Clearwater Casino Resort, the Angeline Spa offers traditional spa services, including facials and massages. A couple’s massage ($220) is the perfect way to create a relaxing, romantic experience. Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s six restaurants after your spa services. Resort amenities include a zero-entry pool with views of Agate Passage. Not only do you have the casino right there, but you also have the perfect jumping-off point to check out the rest of the Kitsap Peninsula. We may be biased, but our area does have many popular beaches, hiking and biking trails, and cute towns to enjoy. Plus, there are other hidden gems you can explore all in the course of a weekend.

Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville

If you’re looking for a wonderful getaway, plan a trip to Chateau Ste. Michelle. It is just one of the 110+ wineries you can find in the Woodinville area.  One of the most famous wineries in Washington state, its origin dates back to the repeal of prohibition. Their best-known wine is their Riesling, and they are the top producer of Reisling in North America. They’re open daily from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and on weekends until 7:00 PM. Be sure to check out events on their calendar. Tasting flights start at $15 and they have a full food menu. Virtual tastings from home are also available.

Float at Dogfish Moon Sanctuary in Poulsbo

Located on 77 acres within the farmlands of Big Valley Road in Poulsbo, this wellness sanctuary is the perfect place for a day of relaxation. The main attraction at Dogfish is their float services, with both indoor and outdoor options available. You can add to your experience by selecting a cedar sauna or massage. The supersaturation of Epsom salts provide a weightless floating experience. The cost is $71+ and services include access to the sanctuary’s beautiful grounds.

Kitsap Great Escape in Silverdale

Sometimes, in order to recharge, you need to break out of your usual routine and do something totally different. Grab a group of friends and head to Kitsap’s Great Escape. They have three immersive escape rooms and a party room. Find the relic, save the ship, or stop the train with your small group. It’s $40 and you can book online. After your great escape, there are many options for a bite to eat in downtown Silverdale. A few ideas include enjoying a meal and a craft beer at Silver City Restaurant & Ale House, experiencing authentic Thai food at Bahn Thai, or savoring a sweet treat at Bella Bella Bakery.

Port Ludlow Inn

This picturesque inn is tucked beside Ludlow Bay. Rooms have fireplaces and jetted tubs, and the New England-inspired look of the resort makes you feel like you’re at a faraway beach. Enjoy meals at the Fireside Restaurant with changing offerings based on what’s in season from local farms. Port Ludlow offers biking trails, an 18-hole golf course, and plenty of water activities. It’s a wonderful home base to explore more of the Olympic Peninsula. To golf, it’s $23+ (9 and 18 hole options), and to stay the night at the inn, it’s $189+ per night.

Port Townsend Day Trip

Just a hop, skip and a jump across the Hood Canal Bridge, Port Townsend offers so many dining and shopping options. Whether you are looking for a high tea, a fancy cocktail, or want to stroll through some art galleries, there’s something here for everyone. Book a sunset sail, a saltwater float, or explore the history of Fort Worden. If you want to extend your stay, there are plenty of charming lodging options available. 

Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort near Port Angeles

Open April through October, this rustic cabin resort nestled in the evergreens offers a variety of lodging options ($240+ per night). You can easily visit the hot springs for the day and there are three mineral hot spring pools, a freshwater pool, and lovely walking trails throughout. There’s also the famous Lovers Lane Loop, which takes you to beautiful Sol Duc Falls. Please note that there is a national park fee.