Having a baby is one of life’s biggest changes, and I know it felt like an especially huge shift when I was pregnant with my first. Going from a household of two, just my husband and I, to adding a new bundle of joy felt scary, exciting, and overwhelming, even if we were overjoyed. In comes the babymoon: amidst all the planning and prep, setting up a nursery and a birth plan, and debating names, a babymoon is made for expectant parents to have a few days of rest, relaxation, and calm before the baby makes their debut and everything changes. If you’re looking for a Seattle babymoon, I’ve got just the list of places to stay for you!
5 Seattle Babymoon Locations Dedicated to Making Your Stay Relaxing & Intimate
Salish Lodge is located in Snoqualmie, WA, just over thirty minutes from Seattle. Perched over the stunning Snoqualmie Falls, this retreat is perfect for moms and dads-to-be who want a natural mountainside getaway. They offer six different types of rooms, from a classic guest room to a spa-level riverside room on the top floor.
They also offer five accessible rooms, so expectant parents of all abilities can relish the relaxation. Salish Lodge also offers room add-ons, ranging from a romantic night in to specialty snacks and beverages. One of the things that wowed me the most was their selection of six pillows for guests to choose from, one being a pregnancy pillow. If you’ve ever been pregnant, you know how much help pillows can be when trying to get a good night’s sleep!
The Spa at Salish Lodge has won numerous awards and honors, including Condé Nast Traveler’s “Top 50 Hotel Spas in the United States.” It offers massage services—including prenatal massage, couples massages, body treatments, and facials. In-room spa services include Salish’s Signature Milk and Honey Bath or the Ultimate Polish, Tone & Glow.
For expectant parents who manage to pull themselves from their lush rooms and spa treatments, Snoqualmie Falls Park has an observation deck to view the falls. Additionally, Historic Downtown Snoqualmie offers a variety of unique shops and restaurants.
The Lodge at St. Edward State Park is perfect for couples with a flair for the historic. It sits on a 366-acre plot and has been beautifully restored to a blend of Romanesque Revival architecture and Art Deco inspired-interior from its original 1931 layout. Guests can choose between its 84 rooms, formerly dorms, and accessible rooms. This Seattle babymoon location also boasts a luxury suite called the Daniels Suite, their most coveted accommodation.
The Saint Edward Seminary dining hall has been transformed into Cedar + Elm. This boutique dining space focuses on seasonal produce and sustainability, sourcing ingredients from their own Chef’s Garden and apiary. Completing this dining space is an outdoor terrace for guests to soak in the beauty of the surrounding park.
Father Mulligan’s Heritage Bar, named for the seminary’s first president, is a warm and approachable space offering cocktails, craft beers, local wines, wood-fired flatbreads, charcuterie, burgers, seafood, and desserts. Lastly, the seminary’s barber shop was remodeled into The Tonsorium, an innovative mixology bar.
More on Rest & Relaxation For A Seattle Babymoon
As for rest and relaxation, there’s the Vita Nova Spa, which touts its organic herbal infusions and pure products inspired by the surrounding Pacific Northwest forest and Lake Washington. Spa services include facials, massages, spa therapy, an infrared sauna, and add-ons like cupping and aromatherapy blends. The spa also offers unique healing arts, using energy work and healing to provide a sense of renewal and rejuvenation.
For adventurous couples (and mamas not in their third trimester), the surrounding park is ripe with nature trails, and the Lodge offers weekly yoga classes and pickleball. Furthermore, for more introverted ones, there are Adirondack chairs on their spacious lawn, live music performances in the dining areas, and a quiet library perfect for curling up with a book.
For those feeling up for a taste of culture, take a historical tour of the property or wander the grand hallway in the Gallery of Fine Arts to see a plethora of work from all Pacific Northwest artists.
Only about 20 minutes from Seattle, in Kirkland, WA, the Woodmark Hotel & Spa sits directly on Lake Washington. Perfect for moms and dads with an affinity for lake days, Woodmark offers seasonal kayak, jet ski, boat, and paddle board rentals through Woodmark Waterfront Adventures, and Seaplane Scenics has personalized seaplane tours.
For those Seattle couples looking for a little more leisure and a little less lake in their babymoon, the hotel’s Still Spa has treatments of all kinds. These include massage and body treatments, facials, masks, light therapy, cupping, reflexology, and some extra pampering, manicures and pedicures as well as lash, tinting and waxing services. Just the thing for a mama-to-be who loves to treat herself to a little luxury!
Dinner, Room Amenities, & More
When dinner time comes, couples have four unique restaurants to choose from: Carillon Kitchen, inspired by the Pacific Northwest; COMO, sourcing its menu from the lakes of Northern Italy; El Encanto, with an elevated Mexican menu; or Le Grand, featuring French fare with an American twist. Five different room styles are yours to choose from when it’s time to retire for the night, as well as accessible room options.
All rooms feature rainfall showers, complimentary lush robes and towels, slippers upon request (we all know how tired pregnant feet can get), Wi-Fi and streaming services for the ideal night in, and my personal favorite, for when pregnancy cravings strike, their Raid the Pantry amenity. Every night from 10 PM to midnight, guests can visit the hotel’s snack room!
You can even watch the sunset by their outdoor fire pits, perfect for cozying up with your love. Woodmark Hotel is dog-friendly for moms and dads with fur babies. They offer welcome treats, in-room water and food bowls, and doggy beds.
For a further-out getaway, The Friday Harbor House, aptly located in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, WA, offers an exclusively themed Babymoon Getaway. Two nights of tranquility are complete with two 60-minute massages at Lavendera Day Spa, a gift certificate to Pebble, and hand-crafted sodas and Midnight Munchies, a specially curated selection of snacks to cure your common cravings in-room upon arrival.
The Friday Harbor House is located three hours north of Seattle, with seven room options and seasonal dining at The Restaurant at Friday Harbor House. This Seattle babymoon location also has various activities like whale watching, museums, and parks all over the island.
Approximately two hours east of Seattle in Leavenworth, WA, sits the Posthotel. This European-style adults-only hotel has seven types of rooms—including ones with a balcony or terrace. They also have on-site dining featuring traditional Austrian breakfast, freshly baked scones, and premier coffee and tea service, along with seasonal salads, soups, and fresh bread for a light lunch.
The hotel’s heart is in its wellness area. It has a saltwater therapy pool, nap rooms, saunas, steam rooms, a full-service spa with facials, massages (including a special prenatal massage), and light therapy. The Posthotel prides itself on providing a truly relaxing and lavish European experience with wellness concepts straight from the Alps.
I hope this list of hotels for your Seattle babymoon inspires you to take time for yourselves in preparation for this life-changing moment.
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