“From the time we arrived, until the time we said goodbye, we felt welcomed, pampered, and able to rest and relax.”
–Barbara, TripAdvisor review
Mt. Rainier National Park
3.5 hours from the inn
Coupled with a hike and time at the visitor’s center, this is long day. We can help with recommendations for lodging at or near the park if you want to make a more leisurely trip.
Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
6-7 hours from the inn
Mt. St. Helens national Volcanic Monument is beautiful and well worth the visit, but is about a 6-7 hour drive from the inn (map). Contact us for recommendations for lodging in the area.
Leavenworth / Rosyln / Snoqaulmie Pass
extensive day trip
Leavenworth / Roslyn / Snoqualmie Pass is an extensive day trip, but several guests have made it. Contact us if you want to spend a bit for time for lodging recommendations.
Anacortes / Whidbey Island / Ferry Ride
4-5 hours from the inn
Anacortes / Whidbey Island / Ferry Ride loop is a comfortable day trip north through the tulip fields around Mt. Vernon, to Anacortes and then south across Deception Pass to Whidbey Island and down to Clinton for the Ferry ride back to the inn. This is only about 4 – 5 hours of driving, but with lots to see is a good full day.
16 mi. from the inn
There are lots of great short trips around us. Snoqualmie Falls is beautiful and very accessible. There is also a wonderful indoor museum to visit. It is 16 miles each way from the Inn and there is great dining (or lunching) at the Salish Lodge at the falls or at the Woodsman Inn in Snoqualmie a couple of miles up the road. Snoqualmie also has the railroad museum with a lot of stock on the sidings with an interesting museum exhibit as well.
15 mi. from the inn
Wallace falls is about a 5.5 mile hike with 1200 gain but the nine waterfalls that make up the series are spectacular. The start of the hike is about 15 miles from Meritage Meadows Inn. Other nearby hikes include Big and Little Mt. Si, Cougar Mountain, Tiger Mountain and Rattlesnake Ridge.
Nearby the Inn
There are many good museums in the area. At least three of which are stand out quality: The Boeing Museum of Flight is a great hands-on exploration of the history of aviation. The Tacoma Museum of Glass is fascinating because of the always in use hot shop. Watch glass blowers in action. Finally, the Seattle Art Museum and Olympic Sculpture Park has world class touring exhibits with a good collection. The Olympic Sculpture park is a great collection of public art.