The Great Northern Hotel

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The Great Northern Hotel
Snoqualmie Falls in June 2008.JPG
Snoqualmie Falls and exterior of the Snoqualmie Falls Lodge,[1] used for The Great Northern Hotel, upper left, in June 2008
Created byDavid Lynch, Mark Frost
Notable locationsTwin Peaks

The Great Northern Hotel is a fictional setting featured in the television series Twin Peaks.[1] It is where much of the series takes place. The lead character, FBI Agent Dale Cooper, is a resident of the hotel for the length of the series.[2][3][4][5][6] The exterior of The Great Northern Hotel is the Snoqualmie Falls Lodge in Snoqualmie, WA.[1] (In 1988, the building was completely remodeled and reopened as the Salish Lodge.)[7] The lodge that inspired The Great Northern Hotel is the Kiana Lodge in Poulsbo, Washington.[4] The Kiana Lodge was built in the late 1920s and is furnished with alder bentwood pieces dating from that era.[4]


The hotel is owned by Ben Horne, a business associate of Leland Palmer; the death of whose daughter Laura Palmer is the catalyst for the series.[8]


  1. ^ a b c "The Real Great Northern Hotel".
  2. ^ "Stay At The Great Northern Hotel in Twin Peaks For Half The Price, No Joke". November 2, 2012.
  3. ^ "Twin Peaks". The New York Times.
  4. ^ a b c Shields, Jody (October 4, 1992). "Design; American Rustic". The New York Times.
  5. ^ "Twin Peaks".
  6. ^ Diaz, Eric (February 19, 2015). "Twin Peaks Revisited: Episode Six – "Cooper's Dreams"". Nerdist.
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  8. ^ Mactaggart, Allister (2010). The Film Paintings of David Lynch: Challenging Film Theory. University of Chicago Press. p. 59. ISBN 9781841503325.

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