Are you ready for a “Twilight” hotel in Forks, where you can experience the series and follow Bella Swan throughout her journey in western Washington? Did you know that Forks remains a popular tourist destination where avid fans can witness the places that Bella traversed?
The old town of Forks, Washington is located on the Olympic Peninsula encompassed by the beautiful Olympic Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. It’s right in the middle of one of the country’s top road trip itineraries, too, featuring Olympic Peninsula National Park. Bordered by ocean shores to the north and west, and neighboring meadows and valleys to the south and east, Forks is a full of natural beauty.
The many miles of rivers that run through Forks are abundant with natural salmon and steelhead populations. Thus, before the Twilight phenomenon swept the globe, Forks was mainly an attraction for nature-loving fishermen.
Now, in the ongoing Twilight fantasia, fans of all ages flock to the northwest city to delve into the world of Bella, Edward, and Jacob. Many Forks businesses have incorporated Twilight-themed goods into their repertoire. Restaurants now serve items named after the characters, hand-made jewelry is inspired by the books, and even hotel rooms are decorated with a Twilight theme.
When to Visit Forks, WA
It’s as busy as might be expected during summer, yet in the coming fall and winter seasons, many hotels are offering deals that are difficult to dismiss.
We’re not talking about the Forever Twilight in Forks Weekend, of course. That takes place in mid-September every year and celebrates author Stephenie Meyer, who chose this small town as the setting for her blockbuster novel. (It’s very popular.)
Come at any other time of year for great deals. Then, once you’ve got a place to stay, there is quite an itinerary of things to see and do, and places of exceptional natural beauty.
Twilight Hotels & Dining Options
For a truly inspired visit, the Pacific Inn Motel offers Twilight Hotel Rooms starting at just $109 per night for double occupancy. These rooms come equipped with all the amenities necessary including flat screen TVs, WiFi, minifridges and microwaves and are decorated with the most dedicated fan in mind; non-themed rooms start at only $79/night.
For any team-Jacob fans out there, Quileute Oceanside Resort allows you to experience the tribe and history that define Jacob. Not only will you be right in the heart of La Push where Jacob and Bella became friends, but you will also be surrounded by the natural beauty of the Pacific coastline and over 1,000 years of Native-American culture. This resort, currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, offers tempting Twilight hotel packages when open.
In another Twilight hotel savings package that’s a bit farther away — yet still on the scenic Olympic Peninsula — check out the offers at these four lodges, such as the 3rd Night Free at the lakeside Lake Quinault Lodge where cozy rooms are available with fireplaces. Get free passes to the springs at Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort, where you can bathe in hot spring pools just steps from the front door, surrounded by forested peaks. There are seasonal savings at the full service, lakefront Lake Crescent Lodge in fall and winter, and at the summers-only, rustic Log Cabin Resort. Visit the website of the Olympic National Park for reservations.
After a long day of touring the town, visit a local restaurant for some delicious Twilight-inspired cuisine. You can visit Bella Italia where Bella and Edward had their first date and order the same mushroom ravioli as Bella, now named for her. The restaurant boasts authentic Italian cuisine and is located in Port Angeles, near the Black Ball ferry to Victoria.
Sully’s Burgers welcomes fans with the “Bella Burger.” Located in Forks, the drive-in also serves ice cream, chicken and pizza.
It’s hard to pass up such tempting deals! If you truly are a Twilight fan, don’t miss out on all that Forks has to offer.
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