Q:

The Best Romantic Getaways: Olympic National Park, Washington

I want to take my girlfriend for an outdoorsy, romantic weekend in a state or national park in the Northwest. What are your suggestions?

May 2, 2012
Outside
Outside Magazine
Lake Crescent

Lake Crescent via Shutterstock    Photo:Albert Pego

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No national park in the country has a better collection of lodges within its boundaries than the vast Olympic National Park in Washington. Lake Quinault Lodge looks and feels like an old Adirondack Great Camp, Kalaloch Lodge is a cozy, weather-worn Northwestern legend, and the Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort cabins draw people from across the West for their soaking pools and spa treatments. But the most appealing of all are the Roosevelt Cottages on the grounds of the nearly century-old Lake Crescent Lodge. The four cottages, which sit on the shores of the glacially fed lake, are built with fireplaces in the main living areas and front doors that open onto lake and mountain views. Rates start at $199 per night.

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