“From the time we arrived, until the time we said goodbye, we felt welcomed, pampered, and able to rest and relax.”

–Barbara, TripAdvisor review

  • .01 Driving Trips from The Inn
  • .02 Day Trips from The Inn
.01 Driving Trips from The Inn
Mt Rainier in the distance on a beautiful clear day

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 in the alpenglow and covered in snow

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.

tall straight trees covered with moss and greenery

Olympic National Park

6-7 hours from the inn

Olympic National Park is a challenge to see in a few days and it is 6-7 hours from the Inn. We recommend staying at our sister property Domaine Madeleine.

The enchantment mountain range is spectacular in the Leavenworth 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.

The Anacortes area in Washington has beautiful sights at night through a lens

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.

.02 Day Trips from The Inn
A woman looks at Snoqualmie Falls from below as it pours over the edge of the cliff

Snoqualmie Falls

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.

Wallace falls is lush and green all around as you hike through old growth

Wallace Falls

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.

A sculpture outside at the Culture Museum in Seattle

Local Museums

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.

An airplane takes off and is photographed from below

Boeing Factory Tour

nearby the inn

The Boeing Factory Tour is amazing. The scope of the plant and the equipment will astound all comers.