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Headed to Tacoma? Stay in a Treehouse, Hut or Castle on Your Next

Find a unique place to rest your head on a trip to the Tacoma area this winter. Visit Travel Tacoma for itineraries including mountains, a train ride, ghost tours, beverage tastings and more.

Make a Mountain Moment

  • Stay: Book a cottage near Mount Rainier for access to winter sports. The Wild Bird cottage has a pine wood interior with a cozy fireplace.
  • Stay: Catch snow-covered views of Mount Rainier, Mount Adams and Mount St. Helens at a hut inspired by the hut-to-hut system in the Alps. It’s a 4-5-mile backcountry hike to each hut.
  • Play: Make the holidays a magical experience aboard the annual Polar Express Train Ride. Perfect for kids, the round-trip train ride is a 90-minute theatrical experience.
  • Play: Explore Crystal Mountain’s natural beauty and sample sips at Crystal Mountain Resort’s Snowshoe & Sip Series.

Bustle Around Urban Tacoma

  • Stay: Rest your head at Thornewood Castle, a 15th century English manor that’s rumored to be haunted. Fun fact: the manor was featured in Stephen King’s film “Rose Red.”
  • Play: Explore downtown Tacoma with Pretty Gritty Tours. The many guided walking tour options range from antique row to sweet shops to a “Boos and Booze” ghost tour that ends at a local brewery.
  • Play: Winter snacks aren’t limited to hot cocoa and peppermint bark. Get a taste of s’mores:
    • Roast tableside s’mores at Camp Bar
    • Dig into s’mores pie at Puget Sound Pizza
    • Taste s’mores from Legendary Donuts

Find a New Favorite in Puyallup

  • Stay: Get the farm-friendly feel close to town when you stay at Cockrell Hard Ciders in Puyallup, steps away from their orchards and cider tasting room.
  • Play: Tour the Meeker Mansion, built in 1890; visit in February for a Valentine’s Day tea.

Stay the Night in a Treehouse

  • Stay: Take in Puget Sound views at a waterfront treehouse in Gig Harbor, complete with kayaks and a hot tub. Available on Airbnb.
  • Play: Bundle up and take to the water in a Venetian gondola. Gig Harbor Gondola can take up to five people on a cruise around the scenic harbor.
Maria Seville
Maria Sevilla is a Waukesha, WI native. She moved west to study media at UCLA. Her husband is a sports freak, while she prefers mimosas an anywhere her puppy is allowed on the patio. Right now she's writing a romance thriller and excited to attend her next concert!


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