Press Release

Press Release
May 16, 2017

Media Contact
Yvonne Worden, Visit Seattle
(206) 461-5869 | printern@visitseattle.org

Relive the 1990s Cult Classic Twin Peaks in and around Seattle

After 25 years, the Twin Peaks craze returns to the Seattle region

SEATTLE – Coffee is brewing and cherry pie is baking as the Seattle area awaits the long-anticipated return of Twin Peaks. Laura Palmer’s mysterious murder investigation continues with an 18-part limited series airing May 21 on Showtime. Seattle’s eastern neighbors, Snoqualmie and North Bend, which both served as film locations for the 1990-1991 TV series and prequel film Fire Walk With Me, once again co-star in the new series.

David Lynch is back in the director’s chair for what promises to be an authentic continuation of Twin Peaks. Many of the original cast members will also be reprising their iconic roles, including Kyle McLachlan as Special Agent Dale Cooper.

Anything could happen next, but in the meantime, curb (or intensify) your hunger for Twin Peaks at these local hotspots. What kind of Twin Peaks fan are you? With Twin Peaks rebooting in just a couple of weeks, plan your roadmap for revisiting the show.

For “damn fine coffee” addicts:

No Twin Peaks excursion is complete without the proper caffeine and pastry fix. Start the day early with a cup of joe in Seattle before you hit the road east. Here are five popular coffee spots close to the city center.

For outdoorsy explorers:  

Journey out on eastbound I-90 to these scenic hikes and excursions.

  • Snoqualmie Falls: (6501 Railroad Ave SE, Snoqualmie, Washington, 98024) Gaze at the 268-foot Snoqualmie Falls and the Salish Lodge & Spa (used for the exterior shots of the Great Northern Hotel). The half-mile hiking trail will take you down to the bottom of the waterfall. Puget Sound Energy has mounted signage along the trail describing the local flora and fauna, reforestation efforts and energy projects.
  • Rattlesnake Ledge: Off exit 32 on eastbound I-90, this 6-mile hike to the ledge leads you to a sky-high, panoramic view of Snoqualmie and North Bend. Climb to the top and imagine the peculiar events of Twin Peaks unfolding below.

For diehard fans:

  • Salish Lodge & Spa: (The Great Northern Hotel) 6501 Railroad Ave, Snoqualmie, WA 98065
  • Twin Peaks Driving Tour (pick up the user-friendly map at the Salish Lodge & Spa)

Stops include:

  • Welcome to Twin Peaks sign
  • Ronette’s Bridge
  • Packard Saw Mill
  • The Roadhouse
  • The Giant Log
  • Twedes Café (set as the RR Diner) 137 W North Bend Way, North Bend, WA 98045

For the upscale experience:

  • Great Northern Escape *Available through May 20
    • One-night stay in a guestroom with a fireplace, balcony or window seat
    • Two Dale Cooper cocktails: crafted concoction of Batch 206
    • Copy of the Twin Peaks Driving tour map
    • Cherry pie with Pacific Northwest cherries, fresh vanilla and coffee in the Attic
    • $15 Amazon Gift Card to stream season one of Twin Peaks in your hotel room.

Other tips:

  • You can stock up for the next season of Twin Peaks with a few pounds of the “dark, rich and mysterious” Twin Peaks Blend, available for purchase here or at the Salish Lodge & Spa.
  • Other gift items include
    • Pine-cut ornament styled after Dale Cooper’s Great Northern Room Key
    • “Damn fine coffee” mug
    • Log pillow
    • Salish Lodge’s Cherry pie filling
    • Owl ornaments, pens, etc.
    • Twin Peaks-themed prints
    • Shop the Salish Lodge’s Twin Peaks collection here:

For more information about the next installment of Twin Peaks on Showtime, visit http://www.sho.com/twin-peaks. Search for ideas exploring Seattle and beyond at http://www.visitseattle.org/things-to-do/sightseeing/.

About Visit Seattle:
Visit Seattle, a private, nonprofit marketing organization, has served as Seattle/King County’s official destination marketing organization (DMO) for more than 50 years. The goal of these marketing efforts is to enhance the employment opportunities and economic prosperity of the region. For more information, visit www.visitseattle.org.

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