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9 Oregon and Washington getaways, from $69

A range of easy, affordable experiences await: bottle your own wine or sample local pinot noirs, hike the foothills of Mount Rainier, attend a festival, golf, or just kick back by the water.
The majestic Mount Rainier watches over pleasure boats on Washington's Puget Sound.
The majestic Mount Rainier watches over pleasure boats on Washington's Puget Sound.Tim Thompson
/ Source: ARTHUR FROMMER'S BUDGET TRAVEL

Oregon
Silverton, from $69 per room per night
The newly opened Oregon Garden Resort in the Willamette Valley, just 45 miles southeast of Portland, is offering an introductory package that includes one night's accommodations for two, breakfast, dinner for two, and a bottle of the house wine. The package also covers admission to the adjacent Oregon Garden, 80 acres of themed gardens: a pet-friendly garden, a children's garden, a rediscovery forest, water wetlands, and more. The resort's 103 guest rooms are designed as single-story Craftsman-style "cottages" with private landscaped patios or decks and garden-themed furniture. The resort also boasts a state-of-the-art day spa and a restaurant led by executive chef Jeff Nizlek, a leading local culinary figure. Rates start at $69 per room per night for the first night; additional nights start at $109 per room.

When: Sundays-Thursdays through Dec. 18, 2008.

Details: Taxes are an additional 10 percent. Based on single or double occupancy.

Contact: 800/966-6490, moonstonehotels.com.

Joseph, from $89 per room per night
The Wallowa Lake Lodge is in northeastern Oregon, home to the deepest gorge in America. The town of Joseph, surrounded by the Wallowa Mountains, hosts Alpen Fest during the last week in September. You can hear Swiss music, enjoy custom-made German sausage, beer, and wine, and pick out a piece of local art. The lodge, built in 1923, has lake views and 22 fully restored rooms, plus eight cabins on the lakeshore. Some rooms have kitchens. Rates start at $89 per room per night.

When: Through Oct. 13, 2008.

Details: Does not include tax of 1 percent. Based on single or double occupancy.

Contact: 541/432-9821, wallowalake.com.

Willamette Valley, from $119 per room per night
At the 42-room Hotel Oregon, book the Wine Country package, and you'll receive lodging for one night, a glass of wine for two at the Cellar Bar, and dinner and breakfast at the hotel's McMenamins Pub. This hotel makes a good base for wine tasting in Willamette Valley, which has more than 200 wineries and is known for its excellent pinot noirs. Rates start at $119 per room per night.

When: Ongoing.

Details: Does not include tax of 1 percent. Based on double occupancy; no single bookings.

Contact: 888/472-8427, mcmenamins.com.

Cannon Beach, from $318 per room per night
With the Fabulous Northwest Picnic package at the Ocean Lodge, enjoy regional products like Tillamook cheese with wild smoked salmon, summer sausage, Oregon hazelnuts, fresh fruit, and a Northwest pinot noir in complimentary wineglasses. The waterfront lodge also offers a light breakfast every day, wireless Internet, fireplaces in each room, and a enviable location — the Haystack, the huge beach rock and symbol of the Oregon coast, is literally in the backyard. Cannon Beach is a lovely beach town with boutique shopping, fine dining, and, the star of the show, the beach. Package rates start at $318 per room per night (whereas regular room rate starts at $229 per room per night).

When: Ongoing.

Details: Does not include tax of 7 percent. Based on single or double occupancy.

Contact: 888/777-4047, theoceanlodge.com.

Washington
Camano Island, from $120 per rental per night
Accommodations at the two-bedroom retreat on Smith Lake, start at $120 per room per night. The cottage encourages longer stays; if you book seven nights, you'll only pay for six. The fully furnished A-frame home is in the small residential community of Camaloch. A master bedroom, a living room, a full kitchen, a bathroom, and an oversize walk-in closet with a washer and dryer are on the main floor. The lower level, which opens to the lakefront, has another bedroom and a gas fireplace. A spiral staircase leads to the top floor, which has two wingback chairs and an ottoman. Nearby attractions include the Camaloch Golf Course, shopping at the Commons, and Camano Islands State Park. It's about a 90-minute drive north to the Canadian border or south to Seattle. Rates start at $120 per rental per night.

When: Ongoing

Details: Breakfast is not included. Taxes are an additional 8.4 percent for sales and 2 percent for lodging. Based on single or double occupancy; add $30 per night for a total of three to five guests.

Contact: 368/387-3490, camanolakeside.com.

Lummi Island, from $150 per room per night
The Agritourism Adventure package includes one night in the Nettles Farm Cabin at the historic Willows Inn, breakfast, and a harvesting activity, which can be anything from feeding chickens and picking and washing eggs to tending to a pig or harvesting produce (depending on the timing of your stay). Guests will take home a dozen fresh eggs and some just-harvested produce. The inn's restaurant prepares locally grown organic meals in line with the Slow Food movement. You'll also find a tree-ringed hot tub with marine views and a bocce court. Lummi Island, the northeasternmost of the San Juan Island chain, is in the northwest corner of Whatcom County. It's reachable by a six-minute ferry ride from Bellingham ($11 for round-trip transfer of a car with two passengers). Rates start at $150 per room per night; add $80 per night to upgrade to the deluxe Farmhouse Suite, with a gourmet kitchen and a private deck.

When: Through Nov. 15, 2008.

Details: Taxes are an additional 8.4 percent for sales and 2 percent for lodging. Based on double occupancy; deduct $40 for single occupancy.

Contact: 888/294-2620, willows-inn.com.

Kennewick, from $159 per room per night
The Tri-Cities' Golf in Wine Country Getaway special offers 16 "stay & play" packages. They include a one-night hotel stay, breakfast, and 18 holes of golf for two (cart included) at some of the leading public golf courses in southeastern Washington: Canyon Lakes, Columbia Point , and Horn Rapids Golf & Country Club. The starting rate is based on a stay at the GuestHouse International Suites in Kennewick, the most populous of the cities that make up the metropolitan area known as Tri-Cities (the other two are Pasco and Richland). Each of the 56 suites comes with a kitchenette, separate sitting and sleeping areas, and high-speed Internet access. Hanford Reach National Monument is about 10 miles away, and more than 150 wineries are within an hour's drive. Rates start at $159 per room per night. Pay at least an additional $20 per room per night to upgrade to the Best Western Kennewick Inn or the Hilton Garden Inn.

When: Ongoing.

Details: Taxes are an additional 10.3 percent for sales and a $1.50 per night for local tourism. Based on single or double occupancy.

Contact: 800/214-8378, guesthouseintl.com.

Seattle, from $189 per room per night
The Weekend Getaway package at the Homewood Suites by the Seattle-Tacoma airport includes a one-night stay in a one-bedroom suite with a kitchen as well as continental breakfast. Plus, you'll learn how to bottle your own wine at the Castle Bridge Winery. You'll even get five bottles of wine to take home with you. Rates start at $189 per room per night.

When: Through Sept. 30, 2008.

Details: Does not include tax of 13 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Friday through Sunday bookings only.

Contact: 206/433-8000, homewoodsuites.hilton.com.

Mount Rainier, $495 per person
There are lots of ways to challenge yourself in the Pacific Northwest — take this Mount Rainier Classic Hike from REI, for example. You'll meet up with other participants and your guide at REI's store in Tukwila, Wash., and then head to Mount Rainier National Park to set up camp. The next two days will be spent hiking by towering waterfalls, serene alpine meadows with wildflowers, and perhaps even to the foot of enormous glaciers (depending on weather and skill level). This trip is a great way to see views of snowcapped Mount Rainier, a symbol of the Pacific Northwest. Rate is $495 per person for the two-night trip.

When: July 11-13 and 25-27; Aug. 22-24; and Sept. 5-7 and 19-21.

Details: Includes all taxes, as well as tent, all meals, campsite and entrance fees, and transportation between Seattle and the campsite. Become a lifetime REI member for only $20, and the trip cost goes down to $450 per person.

Contact: 800/622-2236, rei.com/adventures.

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