A Twin Peaks Themed Day Trip in Washington

Mark Frost and David Lynch's American mystery serial drama, Twin Peaks, has captivated pop culture for over 35 years. It all started in a cluster of small towns to the east of Bellevue, where you'll find The Great Northern Hotel, Ronette's Bridge, the Twin Peaks Sherriff's Department, Double R Dinner, The Roadhouse Bar, and more. After a good night's sleep in your hotel, hop in the car and let's get going. 


BREAKFAST at Twede's Cafe


Address: 137 W North Bend Way, North Bend, WA 98045

Directions: You'll take the I-405 S to get on the I-90 East for about 22 miles, or 21 minutes, take exit at N Bend/WA-202, and you'll be there before you know it. 

Twede's Cafe has been a staple of downtown North Bend since the 1940's, through its many iterations it is well known for it's role in Twin Peaks as the Double R Diner. Including the reboot. You can learn a lot about the diner's history here, or check out the photo wall and souvenirs for yourself.

Breakfast Items: Grab some pancakes, an omelette, or a classic American breakfast combo. And some cherry pie, damn fine cups of coffee, and dreamy milk shakes, while you're at it. 

Next stop.. nature trails! 


NATURE TRAIL to Snoqualmie Falls

(Twin Peaks Waterfall)

Address: 6501 Railroad Ave, Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Parking: There's parking around the Salish Lodge & Spa to the left and to the right of the street.

The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe owns and operates the Salish Lodge as well as the 45 acres of surrounding land, a sacred site for the Snoqualmie People. Here, you'll enjoy an observation deck, gift shop and visitor center that highlights the significance of the Snoqualmie people and their heritage.

The Snoqualmie Falls drops 268 feet or 82 meters, and is a major source of hydro-electric power for the region. This is the waterfall that features prominently in the opening credits of Twin Peaks.

Hike: From here, you can take the Snoqualmie Falls Trail for an 1.4 mile out-and-back trail from the upper viewpoint to the shores of the Snoqualmie River, for a different vantage point. 

LUNCH at the Salish Lodge & Spa

(The Great Northern Hotel)

The exteriors of the Salish Lodge & Spa were used in the show, and lunch at The Lounge or The Restaurant is all about local ingredients and purveyors. They offer a separate vegan menu. Outside, near the Snoqualmie Falls viewing area is a Cafe and Coffee Bar offering baked pastries and ice cream. Don't forget to visit the Visitor Center! They have Twin Peaks themed souvenirs. 


(Twin Peaks Sheriff's Department)

Address: 7001 396th Dr SE, Snoqualmie, WA 98065

DINNER at The Roadhouse Restaurant & Inn

(The Roadhouse & Bang Bang Bar)

Address: 4200 Preston-Fall City Rd SE, Fall City, WA 98024

Directions: Take the WA-202 W towards Redmond-Fall City Rd SE. Turn left onto Preston-Fall City Rd SE, and the Roadhouse is on your left. It should take around 12 minutes, driving.

Known as the Roadhouse and restyled as the Bang Bang Bar in Twin Peaks, Fall City's Roadhouse Restaurant & Inn has been a community staple since 1916. Focusing on American cuisine and pub classics, the Roadhouse menu features starters, small plates, salads, burgers, pub classics, signature entrees, and more. There's also beers, billiards, and big screens, making for a comfortable hangout spot.

SLEEP WELL in Bellevue

Like Charlie's character in Twin Peaks, you're probably feeling a little sleepy. Have no fear, for Bellevue, Washington has plenty of well appointed hotels and short term rentals with cozy beds. 

Choose Bellevue as your base camp

Big city amenities. Easy access to mountains, evergreen forests, and beaches. Countless adventures. Stay the weekend.