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The Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland is the perfect place for Lake Washington watersports and recreational activities. For a Pacific Northwest summer vacation spot, our location is just minutes away from downtown Kirkland, Bellevue and Seattle. Seattle meetings for group outings and family vacations can take advantage of Lake Washington boat rentals, Seattle kayaking and paddleboard rentals, in addition to several recreational activities this summer.

With Memorial Day weekend approaching, plan a Kirkland family outing and visit Carillon Point for a true lakeside experience. For Memorial Day hotel deals, the Woodmark is offering savings on Memorial weekend trips. Our waterfront hotel near Seattle will be offering kayak rentals, beach cruiser bikes, and Lake Washington boat tours onboard the Woodmark II.

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Take full advantage of everything Lake Washington has to offer. Woodmark Waterfront Adventures will provide exciting water recreation for everyone! Enjoy scooter rentals to explore Kirkland, Lake Washington boat rentals, Jet Ski rentals, and watersport equipment rentals.  What’s your speed? Whip along the water with waterski or wakeboard rentals on Lake Washington, or take the slow, scenic route by renting a paddleboard in Kirkland. Stay tuned for pricing and more information.
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Photo: Lake Washington Boat Rentals


Experience a tour of Lake Washington aboard The Woodmark II, our 28 foot classic Chris-Craft Sedan Express. With a capacity of six passengers, she is one of only 46 of her type built between 1956 and 1959 and every bit a classic from the retro design to mahogany decks. Learn more about our Lake Washington boat tour.
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Photo: Lake Washington Boat Tour


Explore Lake Washington in our single or double-seated kayaks. Paddle to the Yarrow Bay Wetlands, a 66-acre urban wildlife preserve just south of Carillon Point or journey five miles north to the Juanita Bay Wetlands. In addition to Lake Washington kayak rentals, Woodmark guests can enjoy complimentary Beach cruiser bikes. Our cruisers are equipped with a basket and are perfect for a trip to Kirkland, or just to see the sights along Lake Washington Boulevard.
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Photo: Kayak Rentals near Seattle

A walk within the Carillon Point pathways is scenic any time of year. The gardens showcase delicate blossoms, summer roses and vibrant perennials, highlighting several art sculptures. Located just a few blocks from the Woodmark, Houghton Beach Park is the perfect place to swim, sunbathe, picnic, or play a game of beach volleyball. The 75-foot dock is excellent for those wanting to go fishing in Kirkland. For a family outing near Seattle, the park also features a shallow swimming area and a playground for kids.
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Photo: Carillon Point Walking Tour

Guests who want a fun, interactive workout can head to FLYFITNESS. Located directly across the hotel in Carillon Point plaza, this hip, fun studio has up to eight classes a day that include spinning and boot camp style classes. Learn more about special rates for Woodmark Hotel guests.
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Photo: FLYFITNESS Bootcamp in Kirkland

Our waterfront hotel near Seattle is conveniently close to where you want to be, but far from the everyday. Enjoy Kirkland summer activities and explore Lake Washington from a new perspective!

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Mixology Series at Kirkland Waterfront Restaurants: Mayphoto

The Woodmark Hotel at Carillon Point on Lake Washington is officially prepared for the summer season! Featured at both of our lakefront restaurants, mix it up this May with Woodmark’s Mixology Series.

By definition, mixology is the art or skill of preparing mixed drinks. Woodmark's waterfront restaurants Beach Café and bin on the lake are excited to highlight their passion for mixology by providing inspired recipes and refreshing beverages at your pleasure! We encourage trying the following cocktail recipes at home or just visit us during our daily happy hour near Kirkland to enjoy our lakefront patio dining featuring sunset views overlooking the Seattle skyline.   

Binallini -- bin on the lake

  • 1 oz. St Germaine
  • Topped with Prosecco
  • Serve in a champagne glass and garnish with lemon twist if desired

    cocktail recipe binallini

Coco Mojito -- Beach Café

  •  Muddle 5-8 mint leaves, 2 lime wedges and ¼ oz. simple syrup
  • 1 ½ oz. Malibu Rum
  • 2 oz. Coconut Water
  • Shake with ice then pour over ice in a rocks glass
  • Top with soda water

    cocktail recipe coco mojito
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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas near Seattle, Washingtonphoto

This Mother’s Day, show the mom in your life how much she means to you. The Woodmark Hotel and Spa provides lifetime experiences and lakeside memories for those looking to share this special day dedicated to celebrating mom. Present mom with a hotel stay, dining or spa experience she will be sure to cherish.

For those looking to dazzle mom with an exclusive weekend retreat, we recommend Woodmark’s Mother’s day hotel package. Mother’s Day Getaway package features luxury accommodations, complimentary valet parking, and $50 Credit to Northwest Face Spa so she can take time to relax and unwind. To show your appreciation, enhance her experience by adding a dozen roses as a special welcome amenity! Learn more about the Mother’s Day Getaway Package.

To pamper mom for the day, treat her to a relaxing spa retreat at the Northwest Face Spa in Kirkland. Give mom the gift of joyful memories with the Girl Time package featuring a mimosa body treatment, mimosa manicure and pedicure, and mimosa cocktail. Join her at the spa and take a tranquil and calming moment to catch up and relax together. Learn more about spa specials and discounts at Kirkland’s favorite MediSpa. For the month of May, take $55 off mom’s Girl Time package!

Elevate your traditional Mother’s Day Brunch near Seattle by enjoying exquisite lakeside dining at bin on the lake or Beach Café.  With panoramic lake views and waterfront patios, dining at the Woodmark will provide a memorable experience for both mom and families. 

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Photo: Mother's Day Ideas

Lakeside Mother’s Day Brunch
Sunday, May 12th, 2013 11am-3pm

Beach Café
Reservations 425.889.0303

bin on the lake
Reservations 425.803.5595
bin on the lake will also be open for dinner service from 5pm-9pm.

Whether it is Mother’s Day brunch in Kirkland, a relaxing spa day, or a rejuvenating weekend retreat, the Woodmark Hotel provides the perfect gift for your special someone. Happy Mother’s Day from the Woodmark!


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Woodmark Hotel Summer Job Fairphoto

With the summer season fast approaching, the Woodmark Hotel near Seattle is looking to add team members. We would love to meet you!

Woodmark Hotel, Lowe Enterprises and Destination Hotels & Resorts has immediate openings for a variety of positions in the field of hospitality. Please join us Wednesday, May 8th from 3pm-6pm at the Woodmark Hotel to discover opportunities for future careers in the service industry.

 job openings near Seattle

Current job openings at the Woodmark Hotel:

  • Servers
  • Host/Hostess
  • Busser
  • Room Service
  • Line Cook
  • Prep Cook
  • Dishwasher
  • Banquet Cook
  • Banquet Sous Chef
  • Banquet Dishwasher
  • Banquet Houseman

The Woodmark is hiring for a variety of outlets including bin on the lake restaurant and Beach Café.

Combining intimacy and elegance, The Woodmark is a Four Diamond boutique hotel located at Carillon Point on the shores of Lake Washington between Kirkland and Bellevue and close to Seattle. Unsurpassed views of Lake Washington, the Olympic Mountains, and Seattle's skyline frame this exclusive 31-acre urban waterfront resort community. Shoreline trails, manicured gardens with sculptured art, restaurants, marina, spa, salon, and specialty shops provide travelers with the charm and comforts of home. The Woodmark is close to everything you need, but far from the everyday.

For questions and more information, please call Woodmark Human Resources at 425-803-5566.

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