When I first drove through the Silver Lake Resort last spring I wasn't too impressed. The weather was gloomy and the grounds seemed cluttered. However, a trip back a few days ago proved you can't always trust your first impressions! This place is great! I stayed in a hotel unit which is right on the water - no, right IN the water. A few balconies down from me were what seemed like some Mt St Helens scientists judging from their talk. Petty cool and I can imagine that those that study the mountain might come here. Anyway, words cannot express the great vibe that I got here. This is an old, rustic resort full of nostalgia, great for families, nature lovers and fisherman. The lake is cozy but large and the waterfront area invites you to go out and explore it (I didn't). At night, you can sit by a fire or on your balcony and tell stories. Don't expect a fancy place full of modern comforts and luxuries. Do expect a quiet, cozy spot on a lake where you can get away from the city for a day. Its another world from the Seattle area or Portland, but only an hours drive. I like how it is approximately equidistant from both of them. On my next trip (guaranteed) I want to try a cabin or maybe camp out. Or just sit by the lake. The Silver Lake Resort is for me!
- Also Known As:
- Silver Lake Hotel Silverlake