FEATURED LODGING IN OR NEAR SOAP LAKE
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The town of Soap Lake is approximately 10 miles south of Lake Lenore Caves and just north of the junction of highways 17 and 28. It sits right on the shores of the lake it shares its name with and is truly a fascinating and fun place to visit.
The history of Soap Lake is extremely interesting and noteworthy. For a very long time it was thought to be a place with medicinal value. Long before pioneers and settlers came to the region, Native Americans used the mineral rich water of Soap Lake as a source of healing. Later, after settlers had come to the area, Soap Lake blossomed to national prominence. Doctors across the country would recommend patients trek to Soap Lake, Washington in the hopes of curing or easing a wide variety of ailments. The town was platted in the early 1900’s, and boomed into a busy resort and health spa location that lasted well into the 1940’s.
Today, long after the glory days have passed, Soap Lake is still a wonderful place to visit. There are a number of great eating establishments and lodging options there that you can enjoy. That same lake water, healing to some and a source of recreation and fun to others, is easily accessed while visiting there. Soap Lake experiences well over 300 days of sunshine. This helps to make it a popular destination, both for vacationers as well as those retiring or relocating to the area. Another great thing about visiting Soap Lake is all the great attractions within an easy drive. Exploring the Coulee Corridor, for example, is a very easy thing to do when you’re visiting Soap Lake, Washington.
When you visit Soap Lake though, embrace what it was and experience what it is. Soak in the water, try a mud bath, and you can even bring home some of the mineral waters from the lake home with you thanks to the public well that still sits in the middle of town. It really is a very special place.