Mountains, Pacific, the Gorge: there's more to Washington than Seattle. With majestic forests and sparkling lakes, Washington offers great getaways off the beaten path. While summer is the busiest season for tourism, the Evergreen State's natural beauty means there are reasons to visit year-round.
The Evergreen State may have a reputation for rain, but your disposition will always be sunny when you spend time in a Washington vacation rental. The spirit of the Pacific Northwest thrives in every corner of the state, from the forests to the oceanfront cliffs to the Central Washington wineries. Blaze your own trail in Washington—book a vacation rental for your next visit and experience the magic for yourself.
In the southwestern corner of Washington sits the Long Beach Peninsula, an aptly named vacation hub with miles of sandy shoreline, charming coastal towns, and some truly jaw-dropping scenery and state parks. Work your way up the coast, and you'll find many of the Pacific Northwest's best beaches, including Moclips, Westport, and Port Angeles. The mighty trees and stunning cliffs of the Washington Coast set the scene for a truly magnificent beach house getaway.
Heading north, visitors can board a ferry for the unique experiences awaiting on the San Juan Islands. Enjoy the peace and solitude of a long bike ride around Lopez Island, or take in some world-class whale watching as you paddle around Puget Sound in a sea kayak. Vacasa offers vacation rental options in the Seattle area, too, including many throughout the secluded Olympic Peninsula, where you'll be tucked away in the woods yet within easy reach of the city.
Central Washington holds a very different kind of charm. Our Lake Chelan vacation rentals border the 50-mile-long body of water, setting the scene for boating, fishing, and wine tasting at the plentiful local wineries. A little to the west, Leavenworth boasts not just small-town charm, but one of the nation's most celebrated Oktoberfests. Be sure to book your Leavenworth cabin with plenty of time in advance if you're visiting in October—rentals tend to fill up quickly!
And along the southern border of the state, the majestic Columbia River Gorge awaits. Less crowded than the busy "waterfall alley" area across the river, many consider the Washington side of the Gorge to be even more beautiful. Soak up a postcard-perfect view of Mt. Hood from the small town of White Salmon, or book your own riverfront Columbia Gorge vacation home near lovely Stevenson.
Experience all of this for yourself from the comfort of a Washington vacation rental.