By now, most of you know that the 1990 cult classic series Twin Peaks was filmed right here on the Eastside. Our own scenic Salish Lodge and Spa is featured as the Great Northern and North Bend’s own Twede’s Café became the Double R Diner — known for its scrumptious cherry pie. But did you know that showrunners Mark Frost and David Lynch are bringing the series back for another season? Catch Salish, Twede’s, and other local landmarks in season 3 of Twin Peaks, airing on Showtime at 9 p.m. May 21 with a two-hour premiere. Don’t have cable? No problem. The Showtime app is available for streaming devices like Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, and more. New subscribers get the first week free, after which Showtime streaming subscriptions cost $10.99 per month.
Ready for the Revival
If you’re already a Twin Peaks fanatic you’re probably hunkered down on your couch with your friend “the log,” eagerly awaiting the revival. No? Well, here’s what you might need before you settle in to watch the new season.
1. First you’ll need to brush up on your Twin Peaks history by binging the first two seasons, which are currently available to stream on Netflix, or you can find the Blu-ray of all 30 episodes on Amazon for $39.99.
2. You’ll definitely want to read The Secret History of Twin Peaks, written by the show’s co-creator, Mark Frost. The artful book is assembled to represent a dossier, which was discovered at a present-day crime scene and now lies in the hands of FBI Agent Tamara Preston, who has been assigned to discover the identity of “The Archivist” who assembled the dossier. The text takes the reader through the history of the town of Twin Peaks from the days of Lewis and Clark to the moments following the end of season 2.
3. Head to Salish Lodge and Spa in Snoqualmie, where you can stock up on everything you need for the revival, including cherry pie filling, coffee, owl figurines, a plush Log Lady log, as well as assorted art print souvenirs.
Explore the Local Side of Twin Peaks
Here are some of the lesser-known Twin Peaks filming locations you can visit now:
Though the exterior shots of “The Great Northern Hotel” featured Salish Lodge, all of the interior shots were filmed inside Kiana Lodge, an event and wedding space in Poulsbo. Along the shore outside of the lodge, the massive log where Laura Palmer’s body was found in the show can also be seen.
14976 N.E. Sandy Hook Road, Poulsbo
The café (previously the Mar-T Café) was the filming location of The Double R Diner in the show, “the place where pies go when they die.” Stop in for cherry pie, and don’t forget that cup of joe.
137 W. North Bend Way, North Bend
Welcome (Back) to Twin Peaks, Population 51,201
The opening credits for the show feature one particularly iconic scene, showing the Twin Peaks sign on the side of a country road, with Mount Si in the backdrop. This would be an ideal spot for a photo; bonus points for bringing your own Twin Peaks signage.
41433 S.E. Reinig Road, Snoqualmie