Set on more than 6,000 acres of forested terrain filled with meadows and rushing rivers just 80 miles southeast of Seattle, Washington’s Suncadia Resort is the ideal mountain retreat for couples or families. Miles of hiking and biking trails, a 36-hole golf course, ice-skating, snowshoeing, and fly-fishing are just some of the activities on offer. At the heart of the resort is the 9,900-square-foot Glade Spring Spa, which offers 14 indoor spa-treatment suites and four outdoor hot mineral baths.
Guests have two accommodation options: The Lodge at Suncadia is a full-service condo hotel with 254 guest suites and penthouses featuring all the amenities of a private mountain retreat—from stainless-steel kitchens to stone fireplaces, sleeper sofas, and washer/dryers. For those looking for a proper hotel stay, however, the intimate Inn at Suncadia features just 18 rustic-yet-comfortable guest rooms with vaulted ceilings, gas fireplaces, deep soaking tubs, and outdoor balconies with rocking chairs—perfect for watching elk graze and hawks soar above the Cle Elum River and the Cascade mountains.