Use this month's reboot of "Twin Peaks" to spur a trip into the show's setting around Snoqualmie Falls.
Whether you’re a die-hard “Twin Peaks” fan or just a casual viewer, a show-centric trip to Snoqualmie and Salish Lodge & Spa is the perfect day trip for nature-wrapped relaxation and lots of cherry pie and damn-fine coffee.
Before you head to the picturesque Salish Lodge & Spa, located on the lip of Snoqualmie Falls, stop in North Bend for a slice of cherry pie and a coffee at Twede’s Café, the setting for the Double R Diner where Agent Dale Cooper drank his damn-fine coffee. Don’t miss the scores of photos from “Twin Peaks” filming in the hall to the bathrooms. Compare them to the new episodes, debuting on Showtime May 21.
Up the road, Salish Lodge’s exterior will bring up memories of the Great Northern Hotel. But only its exterior was used in filming — it’s much more warm and luxe inside than the moody and surreal lodging on the show.
Head to the waterfall viewing area, just steps from the lodge, to take in the rush of water that is particularly dramatic after our heavy spring rains.
Next, hit the lodge’s almost-flawless spa for the Cherry & Damn Fine Coffee Body Scrub, inspired by the show. Start your treatment with a soak in the heated soaking tubs, which were almost empty even on a bustling afternoon. Then get scrubbed down with a coffee-infused exfoliation and slathered with cherry-scented body butter for skin that’s baby-soft.
Check out the lodge’s gift shop, The Country Store, for lots of cute show-inspired merchandise, including iron owls, art prints, magnets and the lodge’s own cherry pie filling. There’s even a specialty cocktail at The Attic, one of two on-site restaurants, called The Dale Cooper, as well as its own (delicious) version of the requisite cherry pie.
If you decide to stay overnight at the lodge, book a Spa Level room, which is the top floor. It will help you avoid hearing guests in rooms above you, and it includes use of the spa facilities (excluding treatments), a light happy hour spread with wine, and a continental breakfast.