My Christmas present from my husband was a night at the Salish Lodge as we had never been. We got there right at 4, check in time and our room wasn't ready. There were quite a few of us waiting for rooms. We had to sit in the lobby for a half hour.
The room itself was gorgeous, comfortable, attractive furnishings, big tub and a view of the river. We left to go a restaurant in town where we had a reservation but before we left noticed that I had forgotten to pack a needed piece of medical equipment.
We went to our dinner, then my husband had to drive all the way back home to get it (45 minutes each way). While that was nobody's fault but our own, that in combination with getting our room late made it pretty much a wasted day.
When we got back to our room, the blinds had been drawn and the radio was playing background water noise. A lovely turn down service we were not expecting so it almost felt like a violation.
We got up in the morning and took a bath in the giant tub. The bed was like sleeping on clouds. Now that it was daylight we could see the view, which was a hydroelectric plant out one window and the water out of the other.
We didn't see one child the whole time, which was great since this was a romantic getaway for us.
Would love to go back some day. The valet service was stellar.