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Wallace Falls Lodge
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Gold Bar
Reviewed 11 October 2014

Our book club held its annual retreat at Wallace Falls Lodge....and it turned out to be our very best retreat location to date. The Lodge itself is an attractive 2-story log building, with an inviting front porch and view of the lovely wooded surroundings. The 10-acre property is situated very near the entrance to Wallace Falls Park, where one can take leisurely walks to enjoy the foliage. Lodge public spaces are perfectly suited to group activities. The large 2-story living room has a stone fireplace and much seating, great for book club discussions. We occupied all of the 10 bedrooms, with each decorated differently in lodge style. The dining area accommodated us all---with exceptionally good meals prepared by the friendly and charming caretakers, David and Mark. Each were wonderfully helpful with information when needed, but unobtrusive when group activities were in progress. We all agreed that our retreat to Wallace Falls Lodge could happily be repeated.

Room Tip: There is no elevator, so guests with mobility issues may want to specify a ground-floor bedroom.
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  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Shirley S
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Reviewed 15 September 2014

Great place and close by to everything. Quiet and on 10 acres located right next to the Wallace Falls State Park. David the Inn keeper was knowledgeable of the surrounding area and where to eat or go and do outdoorsy types of events. David was there when I had a question but not hanging around so it felt like we had the lodge to ourselves. You are out in the middle of nowhere but there is also pizza deliver service and a couple of restaurants within a couple miles. The park is a short walk from the parking lot. They take care of the grounds and the rooms were clean. Each of the 10 bed rooms had a different theme. Bonus was that each bedroom had it's own bathroom with a shower, sink and toilet. The top floor is a reading sitting room with a great view of the mountain, can not wait to come back when there is snow on the mountain. Couple of extras are there is a hot tub, wood and propane fire pits, horseshoe pits. During the Summer months there is a huge tent over a concrete pad to protect you from the rain or sunshine. Something new from the last time we were here is they put a TV and a DVD player in the cabana tied into the stereo speakers. No TVs in the lodge but there is wireless internet access available free of charge.

Room Tip: Take some friends along and reserve the whole lodge. There is no bad room in the place. Bring fire w...
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  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank brad w
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

My partner and I had our destination wedding at Wallace Falls Lodge in June. It would be difficult to find a bad thing to say about this place. It really made for a perfect wedding. We stayed 3 nights. We partied for 2 nights (rehearsal dinner and wedding) with our entire group of family and friends who made the trip (60+ people). The last night was pretty low key, spent mostly in the hot tub and sitting around the fire. We used the tent for the meal both nights which had plenty of room. Then most people either hung out in the patio area around the fire pit next to the tent or inside the huge party room (that wasn't shown in any of the pictures on the website but is SO useful). We set up our own bar in the party room and also used their new stereo system for music and dancing both nights. There are no neighbors so you can't be too loud.
David, the innkeeper was phenomenal. He was there the entire time and we barely saw him when we didn't need him (lives in the basement apartment) and as soon as we did, he was quickly on the job. Perfect situation.
We had our wedding ceremony under some gorgeous trees on the edge of the property. Our pictures were amazing! Also, the caterers (Larry's Smokehouse and Kaosamai Thai...both highly recommended) set up behind the lodge both nights and were barely noticeable.
Our group walked to Wallace Falls State Park which is right behind the lodge and we hiked 2 miles up the mountain (waterfalls everywhere!). We also white water rafted as a group the last day down the Skykomish River, only a mile away from the lodge.
Inside the lodge, the beds were all very comfy and no one complained about their room. Each room has its own restroom and shower which was really nice. We had 22 people in the house comfortably.
We also had a chance to meet the owners (who built the house themselves) when we stayed at the lodge in January. Both the owners and the innkeeper are very proud of this place and it is very personal to them all. They are passionate about taking great care of it. I think the one bad reviewer on this site clearly didn't respect this and that's why they didn't like their experience. Don't let that review change your mind. This place is a must stay, either with your group or as a couple looking for a getaway.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

This property was magical. It provided everything we could have hoped for on our special wedding weekend. Multiple guests exclaimed, "Best vacation ever!" It just had that air about it that let everyone unwind and let go. I was the least stressed out bride I have ever met, and I owe it all to the woods, the environment of the lodge - the hot tub, fireplace, firepits, and best of all, the amazing caretaker David! David made sure we were all completely at home and all our needs were met. I can't wait to rent this lodge again. For a wedding, family reunion, ski/snowboard weekend at Stevens Pass with friends, whatever, Wallace Falls Lodge is perfect!! Wish the weekend could have gone on forever :)

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank Michelle F
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Since the last comment on this lodge is already somewhat an year ago, I think it is good to have some updates on it. We are a big group of 28, consist of adults, teens and kids, going there for a count down gathering. Good things: The house itself is well-maintained, enough space for a big group like us. They have different types of bedroom to accommodate different combination: couples/family or single/single. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, also clean and updated. David, the care taker is very friendly and he (or other caretaker) stayed at the basement most of time that makes us feel secured. The driving distance from Everett is only a 40 minutes easy drive. Summer should be even nicer there.
However, it would be great if:
Most kitchen utensils and cutlery are not very clean. We have to clean everything before we use them and most pans are greasy and some appliances are at not very desirable condition. We were asked to clean everything before we leave, which is fine. But seems like they just rely on how the previous tenant clean it and did not clean it up themselves.
Dealing with the owner is an "one-of-a-kind' experience. I had booked vacation home for many times and never work with an owner like her. I was already alert about it from the comments at TA. She is no doubt pushy and cold. My feelings is her goal is to rent out her property but no hospitality to her clients. True, it is a business to run but things can be merrier when we do it in a more pleasant way.

Room Tip: Restaurant here I imply the kitchen.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Wallace Falls Lodge

Address: 14424 Wallace Lake Rd, Gold Bar, WA 98251-9222
Region: United States > Washington > Gold Bar
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Gold Bar
Price Range: €64 - €127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a custom built, Log Lodge set on 10 gorgeous view acres in the country, with hiking trails to the Wallace Lake, and Water falls. Available for Private rentals for Wedding Events, group retreats, off site work retreats, friends and family gatherings, scrapbook or quilting retreats. We can sleep up to 28 people for friends and family retreats and we do weddings with up to 125 guests in the Summer months. We do smaller weddings of 60 guests or under during the late Fall, winter, early Spring months. ... more   less 
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Wallace Falls Lodge/Bb Hotel Gold Bar

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