Did I mention that the purpose of this one particular trip to Seattle was to propose? She accepted, whew, and as any good proposal deserves a great dinner, we were off to celebrate! In thinking about our style, I decided on visiting Snoqualmie Falls and The Salish Lodge as the location to celebrate. Snoqualmie Falls is about an hour drive east of Seattle on I-90. If this is your first drive on I-90 out of Seattle, you are in for a treat. The road leaves Seattle and goes under the Mount Baker neighborhood of Seattle through a tunnel before heading out across Lake Washington on a floating bridge – a totally Northwest experience.
I hadn’t told Melissa where we were going for dinner or what to expect. The drive out I-90 is pretty as the freeway crosses Lake Washington and then out through the Lake Sammamish area. The road from I-90 out to the Salish Lodge is deceiving, you are just driving through the suburbs before you finally arrive at Snoqualmie Falls. One hint: If you are going out to Snoqualmie Falls and Salish Lodge for dinner, keep in mind Seattle’s rush-hour traffic, it can make a pleasant drive miserable. The Salish Lodge sits on the cliff overlooking the 270 foot Snoqualmie Falls. If you are going for dinner, arrive early to allow plenty of time to walk down the path and enjoy the view of the falls from across the gorge. Well worth the effort.
The Salish Lodge did a wonderful job of making dinner special, the sever was attentive, without being intrusive and the food was excellent.
For reservations: www.salishlodge.com