Small Town Washington

By Lara Dunning | Sharing small town travels in Washington State.

Riverside Getaway at Twisp River Suites

Twisp River Suites is situated next to the Twisp River—an idyllic spot in the small town of Twisp, WA. Many of the guest rooms have screen porches …

Twisp River Suites Signature Scones

I liked Twisp River Suites Signature Scones – <b>White Chocolate and Cranberry Scones with Almonds</b> – so much that I asked if I could share their recipe, …

Gondola Rides Aren’t Only in Venice

Gondolas are the most iconic images of Venice, Italy. And, a gondola ride through Venice’s canals is probably high on many travelers bucket …

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Best Western Plus Bainbridge Island Suites - Great for Extended, Family, Budget & Pet-Friendly Travel

When I go to Bainbridge Island, I usually stay with family, but when a group of us are all in town that means we sometimes stay in local lodging. …

Getaway to the Old West in Winthrop, WA

A getaway to the Old West in Winthrop, WA is a little western, a little pioneer, and very walkable. This themed town sits next to the Chewuch and …

Foodie Friday: San Carlos Restaurant on Bainbridge Island

San Carlos Restaurant is one of my parent’s favorite restaurants on Bainbridge Island, which means when I visit we often dine there. The food isn’t …

Stonehenge Isn't Only in England

In 2015, the stars aligned and I got to see Washington’s Stonehenge with my own eyes. We arrived at Maryhill in the early evening, and after we had …

Foodie Friday: Adrift in Anacortes, WA

Adrift in the small town of Anacortes, Washington has a laid-back vibe and is very popular with locals and visitors. The tables have a no-cell-phone …

Five Reasons to Stay at Alexander's Castle in Fort Worden, WA

Destinations with the word castle attached to them create images of lavish court dinners with royalty in attendance.<p>It’s a romantic vision for sure, …

Wild Horse Monument-Roadside Art Along the Columbia River

<b>Wild Horse Monument</b><p><b>Wild Horse Monument is perched on a ridge along I-90 east of the small town of Vantage, Washington. It’s easily seen from the road</b> …

Foodie Friday: Masselow's Steakhouse in Airway Heights, WA

This slideshow requires JavaScript.<p>There is nothing better than a flavorful ribeye to set things right in the world.<p>Masselow’s Steakhouse in the …

An Art Museum at the Edge of the Columbia River

<b>An Art Museum at the Edge of the Columbia River</b><p><b>You’ve seen Maryhill’s Stonehenge, now what?</b> I suggest a visit to the Maryhill Museum of Art, which is …

Top 6 Reasons to Stop In Maryhill, WA

On the surface the small town of Maryhill, Washington might seem like it is only a few intersecting roads that cut through basalt, farmland and cheat …

Opt Outside in Anacortes, WA—it's Easy

This small Washington town sits in the banana belt on Fidalgo Island, which means it usually has warmer and drier weather than the surrounding area. …

Foodie Friday: Knead & Feed in Coupeville, WA

This slideshow requires JavaScript.<p>When I visit small towns, I like to get advice from the locals.<p>This summer, when I stayed in the small town of …

Foodie Friday: Secret Cove in Anacortes, WA

I’m always on the lookout for a good Happy Hour. And by Happy Hour, I mean cheap drinks and good food priced well.<p>Foodie Friday: Secret Cove in …

Six Reasons to Visit Double Bluff Beach on Whidbey Island, WA

The beach is two miles long and flat, which means it’s easy to walk and find shells, rocks (agate and jade) or go clamming.<p>The sand and the abundance …

Foodie Friday: The Madison Diner in Winslow on Bainbridge Island, WA

<b>Have you dreamed of eating in a diner you’ve seen on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives?</b><p>Old-school charm is on your side. The Madison Diner, …

Six Reasons to Glamp at Moran State Park in WA

Every summer around 42 million Americans leave their small towns and big cities and head for state and national parks to enjoy the great outdoors and …

Foodie Friday: NYP Bar and Grill in Burlington, WA

I’m not really into chain restaurants, but when one promotes locally sourced products, natural ingredients with food made from scratch and Pacific …

A Day at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

The tulip comes in ever color imaginable, and some shades you didn’t even know existed. You don’t have to travel to Holland to see this iconic flower …

Foodie Friday: The Manor House on Bainbridge Island, WA

I visit Bainbridge Island several times a year as my parents live there. Last summer, I heard of an area called Pleasant Beach Village and started …

Highlights from the Anacortes Spring Wine Festival

Thinking of going next year’s Anacortes Spring Wine Festival, but not sure what to expect? Let the photos lead the way.<p>#1 Location, Location, Location<p>…

5 Reasons to Visit Pleasant Beach Village on Bainbridge Island, WA

Over six million people ride the Seattle-Bainbridge ferry every year. Some of those are commuters, and some are visitors. Half are walk-on passengers …

Motel 6 Walla Walla ― Save Money So You Can Drink More Wine

This weekend I attended the Travel & Words Conference in the small town of Walla Walla, Washington. Since this town is completely on the other side …

Foodie Friday: 5th Street Bistro in Anacortes, WA

I’m a fan of early bird dinners as they are an excellent way to eat well and save money while traveling.<p>When a friend came through town we decided to …

Foodie Friday: Sully's Bistro & Bar in Suquamish, WA

On my way to Bainbridge Island, I decided to stop in the small town of Suquamish. I had intended to dine at Agate Pass Café, but it was closed. So I …

A Ride on the Amtrak Thruway Bus

On Monday, I decided to ride on the Amtrak Thruway Bus from Seattle to the small town of Mount Vernon, Washington. The last time I rode a …

Foodie Friday: Courtyard Café in Port Townsend, WA

A couple of weeks ago we added a new member to our family a Blue Heeler puppy we named Hazel. What does that mean for me and Small Town Washington? I …