Or I could just turn off my phone and lock the door.
March 10, 2011 1:27 PM Subscribe
Help me find a weekend retreat somewhere in the Pacific Northwest. I'll be by myself and ideally, but not necessarily, would like to learn some sort of new skill.
posted by halogen to travel & transportation (15 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I live in Seattle, and I'm willing to drive up to 4 hours or take a seaplane (I have enough frequent flyer miles to fly for free to the San Juan islands or Victoria) to get to my destination. My car is insured in Canada as well, so driving north would be great, too. I've done most of the "city" things in Victoria, Vancouver, and Portland, so that doesn't really appeal to me.
Since I want to be alone, camping will be too scary for me so I'd like to stay in a lodge or cabin somewhere. A spa vacation would be lovely, but outside of my budget. Most importantly, once I get there, I'd like access to activities that are appropriate to engage in by myself (i.e. no hiking or anything that leaves me alone outside of civilization). Structured classes, like a weekend photography program or a yoga workshop or fishing or horseback riding would be even better, but I don't mind spending two days just taking walks and reading books and playing my banjo.
Do you have any experience doing something similar? Can you suggest any great places to go? Alternatives to this whole thing are welcome, too.
I'm looking to go the weekend of April 1st or April 8th. Thanks!