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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!