Kiana Lodge is the Twin Peaks Filming Location
The filming location for the Twin Peaks Blue Pine Lodge and the Great Northern Hotel interior scenes is the Kiana Lodge in Poulsbo, WA. The property is private. If you want to visit, please call ahead of time for permission. It’s located at 14976 Sandy Hook Rd NE, in Poulsbo.
Kiana Lodge is a beautiful and classically Washington place. Reservations are made months in advance for weddings, business conferences, and special events. In Twin Peaks, it’s the place where the story starts, where Laura Palmer’s body is found along the shore next to the big log. The log has been chained down so it doesn’t move and a plaque has been installed stating it was a Twin Peaks filming location. This is also the site of all the Great Northern Hotel interior scenes in the Pilot episode.
Blue Pine Lodge
In Twin Peaks, the Blue Pine Lodge serves as a home for Josie Packard, and Catherine and Pete Martell. It gets its name from the fictional Blue Pine Mountain. There are several buildings at Kiana Lodge. The house in question is the one closest to the water (now primarily used for conferences and meetings). Although it has gone through some changes over the past few years, fans of Twin Peaks will instantly recognize the place through the unique structure and totem poles.
Twin Peaks Bird Branch
One of the lesser known but still important scenes that was filmed at this location was the little bird featured in the opening credits! Some fans still try to find the “perfect” branch where the bird was filmed, but it has been around 25 years ago. Chances of success are slim but the fun is still there.
Laura Palmer's Log
The log where Laura’s body was found still remains there. In fact, the lodge celebrates its presence as they placed a small plaque nearby to commemorate the scene and the series. It’s faded from wear and tear, but it still has the Twin Peaks charm as it reads, “A pivotal scene in Twin Peaks’ pilot episode was filmed here in 1989. Laura Palmer was discovered right next to the immense log tethered before you.”
Great Northern Hotel Interior
Kiana Lodge was also the filming location for the Great Northern Hotel interiors. Agent Cooper Dale stayed inside the Great Northern for a good chunk of the series; it’s where he enjoyed his coffee, admired the view, and slept in room 315. Well, this is mostly accurate. The exteriors of the Great Northern are none other than the Salish Lodge and Spa, but the interiors were the Kiana Lodge. Room 315 can be rented out and enjoyed in Salish Lodge and Spa next to Snoqualmie Falls.
There are other filming spots involving the Great Northern Hotel interior (Kiana Lodge). These include the hotel lobby and Moose Room. The Lobby was used for the Twin Peaks pilot. In addition, hotel’s Moose Room was used as the Horne’s dining room as well as Ben Horne’s office.