Washington state has some pretty cool yurts and cabins you can rent and they aren't too expensive either! There are 124 state parks in Washington and quite a few of them have rentals on the beach or the lake. Rent one during the off-season to save money!
Having recently moved to Yakima from the Seattle-Tacoma area, new resident Lorrie Brown says there is, actually, a LOT to do in the Yakima Valley and that the grass isn't always greener on the other side.
I moved to Yakima in 2002 and there are still places in town that I have never been to this whole time. That made me think of all of the other places I have never ventured out to. I could think of a few.