If you know me, or have followed this blog for any amount of time (in the oh, 8 years I’ve been running it) you might have realized I have a bit of a thing for Twin Peaks. Audrey Horne is my hero, Dale Cooper is a babe (as is my cat, Agent Cooper, named after the man himself) and I know, wholeheartedly that the owls are NOT what they seem.
Last November I spent a significant amount of time in Seattle for work (getting UNIQLO’s first PNW store off the ground and the various marketing and events that went into it). Once everything was up and rolling, it was time for a little break, Scott flew into town and we headed up to the mountains for an IRL Twin Peaks experience. A dream trip.
Pictured above is the Salish Lodge, perched right on the Snoqualmie Falls. The Salish Lodge is a rustic mountain retreat and most well known as The Great Northern, the hotel at the centre of Twin Peaks. This is, naturally, where we stayed during our trip. It’s charming and complete with real fireplaces and a hot tub in the bathroom, oh so romantical.
Naturally for dinner and some drinks we felt it necessary to swing by the Roadhouse. Whilst there were no Bookhouse Boys in sight – they make a mean chili and have a pretty good selection of local beers. The Roadhouse is located in Fall City, right next door to Snoqualmie and in terms of oddity, the town gives imaginary Twin Peaks a run for it’s money.
It wasn’t all fireside chats and chili with the Bookhouse Boys. Twin Peaks is known, for well, some peaks. So we decided to conquer one of the lesser peaks in the area Little Si. The 5 mile round trip lead to some sore muscles but some fantastic views.
There was one very important stop we had to make on our Twin Peaks tour. RR Café (also know as Twede’s Café) baby.
It’s true what they [Dale Cooper] say. This must be where pies go when they die.
If you’re a Twin Peaks fan looking for a Lynchian style trip, it’s a highly recommended 24 hour jaunt.