Baby will be here before you know it and life will forever be changed (say hello to the 2 a.m. wake-up calls). If you’re considering taking a babymoon — your last relaxing, romantic vacation before baby arrives — but don’t want to travel a long distance, we’ve rounded up 10 babymoon-worthy destinations all within an easy drive from Seattle. From mountain getaways to seaside escapes, there’s something for every mama- and papa-to-be.
Located just three minutes south of SeaTac Airport is where you will find Cedarbrook Lodge. Once you turn off the main road and wind down the luscious, tree-lined drive, you will suddenly feel hundreds of miles from home. This well-hidden gem works hard to preserve the peace and tranquility that you are sure to experience here.
The magic of Cedarbrook lies within the carefully selected, Northwest inspired ambience. From the natural restored wetlands surrounded by giant cedars, to original artwork wherever you turn, you will feel surrounded by the best our region has to offer.
Once you get settled, take advantage of the property’s many amenities. Take an afternoon stroll on the walking paths that wind throughout the property, enjoy the fresh, outdoors while overlooking the on-site gardens (instrumental in growing the fresh farm-to-table ingredients served in the restaurant), visit the property's state-of-the-art gym or dine at Copperleaf Restaurant. The dishes are thoughtfully prepared and inspired by the bountiful ingredients found within our region, and vegetables are grown on-site with additional elements sourced from locally selected farmers, fishermen and artisans.
Make sure to take advantage of the Alder Living Room, which is also the location of (potentially) the best part of your Cedarbrook Lodge experience. This relaxing space, with comfy seats and books, is stocked with a 24-hour refreshment bar. That’s right! During your stay, you get to enjoy a fully-stocked snack bar, anytime day or night. Perfect for any of those pesky cravings. Delight in string cheese or individually packaged yogurt or go for a variety of gourmet malted milk balls (a signature for Cedarbrook). Last but not least, when the 2 a.m. ice cream cravings come on, hit the freezer for mini containers of Haagen Daaz ice cream.
In the morning, delight your taste buds in the Northwest-inspired complimentary breakfast. Served daily and filled with popular selections such as freshly baked banana walnut bread and Lummi Island smoked pink salmon, this breakfast is sure to cap off your peaceful night’s sleep.
Ready to be pampered? Head down to the on-site spa and get ready for some serious relaxation. The Cedarbrook Spa offers a selection of services, including the Mother-to-Be Massage. Choose from a 50- or 100-minute session and let the aches and pains slip away with this specialized treatment.
18525 36th Ave. S.
SeaTac, Wa 98188
photo: Jeff Caven
Have you been on a babymoon lately? We’d love to hear about your last pre-baby trip in the Comments below!
— Jennifer B. Davis & Jenifer Castillo