Christmas getaway in the Pacific NW
November 24, 2018 8:59 AM   Subscribe

We are a collective of people - 4 adults, a baby, a tween, and 2 dogs - and we want to do something driving distance from Seattle and Portland the weekend before Christmas up to Christmas Day. What should we be looking at?

There is an unexpected need to be out of the home where we normally celebrate Christmas, and even the (well-behaved) dogs need to be out.
Any suggestions for a cabin or something for such a collection of people? Names of towns, specific links, whatever...
And yes, I realize that we are pulling this together at the last minute.
posted by k8t to Travel & Transportation around Portland, OR (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
posted by matildaben at 9:05 AM on November 24, 2018 [1 favorite]

If you can swing it, the cabins and the landscape at Kalaloch are always lovely.
posted by wotsac at 9:21 AM on November 24, 2018 [2 favorites]

Are you trying to do/see something different? Because Vancouver, BC is gorgeous, even if it's just kind of a nicer version of Seattle. I don't know what it will be like during the holidays since I've only been there in the summer, but you can say you went to a whole other country. I'm sure AirBnb will have options in British Columbia for you.
posted by AppleTurnover at 9:44 AM on November 24, 2018 [1 favorite]

(plug) Whidbey Island is not usually too crowded for holidays, and it's GREAT for dogs-- we have several great HUGE off-leash places (including a long beach, a hilly farm with great views, and two fully-fenced areas of several wooded/fields acres) and leashed dogs are welcome in Langley (and you'll see lots). There's lots of rental cabins around.
posted by The otter lady at 10:09 AM on November 24, 2018 [1 favorite]

Doe Bay on Orcas Island is lovely and dog friendly, plus hot tubs, a fancy and delicious restaurant, and pretty views.
posted by centrifugal at 11:59 AM on November 24, 2018 [1 favorite]

Seabrook is close to the coast and has some lovely, dog friendly vacation rentals!

If you're more into the mountains, try out Suncadia, also dog-friendly.
posted by alathia at 12:25 PM on November 24, 2018

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