Looking for an off the beaten bath B&B with both mountain and river views? We found a great combination at the Roaring River Bed & Breakfast. When following ones navigator to the establishment, one might get the feeling, once turning off the main road, that there could not possibly be a B&B at the end of the road. Keep driving; you will be greatly rewarded for your diligence. Upon arriving at the establishment our initial impressions were very positive. The grounds surrounding the cabins and rooms were decorated wonderfully and organized quite well. While there are many quaint statues and other outdoor décor which did not appear cluttered and the grounds gave off a very warm and inviting aire.
The B&B is quite good size with different rooms and cabins nestled in the woods above the Snoqualmie River. We stayed in the Rock and Rose room which is underneath and attached to the main house. As you will see in my attached picture, it has a massive rock from the hill side, occupying a majority of the room. We chose this room for this very reason and we are glad we did. We spent hours observing it and noticing more and more features the more we looked at it. The room also came equipped with a sauna in the bathroom. We had intended to use it but ended up spending most of our time out on the private deck that came with the room. The view from here was splendid and during our stay we had the amazing opportunity to observe an Osprey on his morning hunt.
Some of the other rooms and cabins come equipped with Jacuzzi Spas located within. We preferred ours as it was the closest room to the river. The room is adorned with the most comfortable amenities and it is obvious that the owners / operators have thought of everything. There was a full size coffee pot with two good size containers of espresso grounds, assorted teas, and hot chocolate. As well, there was a microwave and small refrigerator too. There is a TV of course, a small flat screen, but we did not turn it on even once. Wifi internet access was provided and we could easily get reception sitting either anywhere in the room or on the deck as well. Next to the bed on the night stands were brochures of local attractions as well as my favorite item in the room: a set of binoculars. They were glued to my face more often than not as I searched the river and surrounding areas for local wildlife. There are bear, deer and elk in the area but we only saw the majestic creatures of the air during our stay. Our night was quite restful and we slept with the windows open which allowed us to drift off to the sound of the rushing waters of the river below. Best sleep we have had in years. My only piece of advice when staying here is to remember that B&B’s usually use household size hot water supplies. One’s spouse or partner may not appreciate your extended steam bath as they step into a cold shower when you are done with yours.
For breakfast, delivered to our private balcony was a most deliciously filled basket of breakfast delights. It in was some wonderfully made French toast, sausages, fresh squeezed orange juice and, sweet peaches and crème. We very much enjoyed sitting on the deck in our silky bathrobes (provided) eating our breakfast; drinking our coffee and watching the river and woods come alive.
Upon our departure we had some wonderful conversation with the proprietors and we left more friends I think than customers. We found the value for our quality of stay was superb and in fact well above any B&B we have ever stayed at. We most definitely look forward to when we return and hope it will be soon.
See you on the trail and remember, don’t be one of “those.”
- Also Known As:
- The Roaring River Hotel North Bend
- The Roaring River Bed And Breakfast