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Woodmark Hotel - Romance Offers

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Wake Up on the Water- Receive $89 worth of amenities for just $30!

In addition to luxury accommodations, enjoy daily breakfast at our waterfront restaurant. Read More

Love on the Lake

Plan the perfect romantic getaway on Lake Washington. Enjoy 10% off Best Available Rate, luxury spa treatments, a relaxed yet sophisticated dinner, and feel free to sleep in. Read More

Destination Discoveries: Wine, Water, Wellbeing

Nestled northeast of the Seattle metropolitan area, within a quarter mile of each other, are a brewery, a whiskey distillery and two wineries. Enjoy the ultimate Woodinville Weekend by touring all four! This package includes 10% off Best Available Rate, and transportation so you may enjoy a self-guided tour and learn about the unique area of Woodinville, Washington. Read More

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Wake Up on the Water- Receive $89 worth of amenities for just $30!

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Love on the Lake

Plan the perfect romantic getaway on Lake Washington. Enjoy 10% off Best Available Rate, luxury spa treatments, a relaxed yet sophisticated dinner, and feel free to sleep in. Read More

Woodmark Hotel - Recreation Offers

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Wake Up on the Water- Receive $89 worth of amenities for just $30!

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Destination Discoveries: Wine, Water, Wellbeing

Nestled northeast of the Seattle metropolitan area, within a quarter mile of each other, are a brewery, a whiskey distillery and two wineries. Enjoy the ultimate Woodinville Weekend by touring all four! This package includes 10% off Best Available Rate, and transportation so you may enjoy a self-guided tour and learn about the unique area of Woodinville, Washington. Read More

Woodmark Hotel - Seasonal Offers

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Wake Up on the Water- Receive $89 worth of amenities for just $30!

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Destination Discoveries: Wine, Water, Wellbeing

Nestled northeast of the Seattle metropolitan area, within a quarter mile of each other, are a brewery, a whiskey distillery and two wineries. Enjoy the ultimate Woodinville Weekend by touring all four! This package includes 10% off Best Available Rate, and transportation so you may enjoy a self-guided tour and learn about the unique area of Woodinville, Washington. Read More

Woodmark Hotel - Family Offers

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Wake Up on the Water- Receive $89 worth of amenities for just $30!

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Destination Discoveries: Wine, Water, Wellbeing

Nestled northeast of the Seattle metropolitan area, within a quarter mile of each other, are a brewery, a whiskey distillery and two wineries. Enjoy the ultimate Woodinville Weekend by touring all four! This package includes 10% off Best Available Rate, and transportation so you may enjoy a self-guided tour and learn about the unique area of Woodinville, Washington. Read More

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CP's Grill: Summer Pop-Up Restaurant

July 05, 2016 - September 05, 2016. Starting 7/5, CP’s Grill is serving up fresh & fun Mediterranean fare for lunch Monday — Friday from 11-1. Look for the blue striped umbrella by bin on the lake. Grab & go or eat on the patio!   MENU DIPS + HOUSE PITA FROM THE GRILL Creamy Feta + Cucumber Spring Onion, Wild berries, Za’atar - 7  Summer Pea Hummus Blistered Shishito’s - 7     SALADS Prosciutto + Peaches Mozzarella, Pistachio, Cilantro Vinaigrette - 8 Baby Romaine Washington Tomato, Haloumi Cheese, Wild Berries, Avocado, Balsamic - 8 Spiral Pasta Salad Mint, Grapes, Almonds, Feta, Zucchini, Olive, Sherry Dressing - 8   PROTEINS Lemon Chicken Sandwich Salted Walnut + Yogurt Spread, Caramelized Onion, Local Greens - 10 Grilled Skirt Steak Sandwich Fire Roasted Peppers, Fig-Balsamic Aioli - 10 Marinated Portabella + Zucchini Sandwich Roasted Stone Fruit, Citrus Aioli, Local Greens, Caramelized Onions- 10   SWEETS Assorted Ice Cream Bars - 5   BEVERAGES Bottle Water…$2 Assorted Soda…$2 Peach Sangria…$10 Beer…$5/$7 Wine by the Glass…$7 Red, Rose or White Bin on the Lake’s full wine list available for sale All Open Container Alcohol must be consumed on the Bin on the Lake Patio Read More

Carillon Point Outdoor Movie Night: Minons

July 09, 2016.  Come down early, set up your chair and blanket and enjoy a delicious dinner from one of our great restaurants, then relax and enjoy a late night movie on a huge screen overlooking Lake Washington.  All proceeds from the evening will benefit Hopelink, a local non-profit organization dedicated to promoting self-sufficiency to members of the community. The movie will begin at dusk (about 9:15 PM); the plaza will be open one hour prior to dusk for seating.  Recommended $5.00 donation to Hopelink. Read More

Yappier Hour is Back! 7/18, 5 PM - 7 PM

July 18, 2016. Show off your canine companion and socialize with other dog lovers during this extra-entertaining outdoor happy hour we call “Yappier Hour”. Guaranteed fun for everyone! Featured the third Monday of each month from June through September (7/18, 8/15, & 9/19), enjoy a personalized experience with chef’s choice of featured appetizers and fun cocktails alongside our four-legged friends. Visit The Woodmark Hotel Facebook to see photos of Yappier Hour fun! View Woodmark Hotel’s Pet Policies Read More

Carillon Point Outdoor Movie Night: Inside Out

July 23, 2016.  Come down early, set up your chair and blanket and enjoy a delicious dinner from one of our great restaurants, then relax and enjoy a late night movie on a huge screen overlooking Lake Washington.  All proceeds from the evening will benefit Hopelink, a local non-profit organization dedicated to promoting self-sufficiency to members of the community. The movie will begin at dusk (about 9:00 PM); the plaza will be open one hour prior to dusk for seating.  Recommended $5.00 donation to Hopelink. Read More

Carillon Point Outdoor Movie Night: Star Wars, The Force Awakens

August 06, 2016.  Come down early, set up your chair and blanket and enjoy a delicious dinner from one of our great restaurants, then relax and enjoy a late night movie on a huge screen overlooking Lake Washington.  All proceeds from the evening will benefit Hopelink, a local non-profit organization dedicated to promoting self-sufficiency to members of the community. The movie will begin at dusk (about 8:30 PM); the plaza will be open one hour prior to dusk for seating.  Recommended $5.00 donation to Hopelink. Read More

Woodmark Hotel - Blog

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Woodmark Hotel 2016 Yappier Hour is Back!

Woof, Woody Meg here! I have to say, I am so excited for this summer - our first Woodmark Hotel Yappier Hour for the season was just last week and we have three more thoughout the summer. I hope to be there as much as I can, in-between my vacation plans :)  The team has been working hard to make this dog-friendly event a success. We're looking forward to making memories under the sun on the beautiful Woodmark lawn! I hope you can join us along with your furry friends. Please see details for the event below.  Should be a paw-some time! _______________________________________________________ Show off your canine companion and socialize with other dog lovers during this extra-entertaining outdoor happy hour we call “Yappier Hour”. Guaranteed fun for everyone! Featured 5-7 PM the third Monday of each month from June through September (7/18, 8/15, & 9/19), enjoy a personalized experience with chef’s choice of featured appetizers and fun cocktails alongside our four-legged friends. Visit The Woodmark Hotel Facebook to see photos of Yappier Hour fun! View Woodmark Hotel’s Pet Policies Read More

Proud to be Local...

At the Woodmark, we are proud to be local. We are a favorite gathering spot for those that live in the area, and we support the community in a variety of ways - from hosting the Kirkland Chamber and Kirkland Rotary meetings, to doing community service projects in and around the greater Puget Sound, to featuring local products in our spa and our restaurants. We are so fortunate in the Seattle area to have an abundance of quality ingredients that contribute to nutritious, sustainable, and delicious dishes. We are thankful for the purveyors that focus on crafting these products. Each individual flavor is a part of the whole, and all are important in delivering an authentic, Pacific Northwest flavor to our guests, and providing a taste of home to our locals as well. The Woodmark is 27 years young, so many of these partnerships are long-standing. We are proud to support the following business in Beach Cafe. We will announce our bin on the lake partners in the weeks to come, as we finalize our summer menu.  Dillanos Coffee - Seattle, WA Image: Dillanos Dillanos sources the best coffee beans from around the globe and meticulously roasts them to their full potential. Dillanos has also created an internal culture that values fun, creativity, and integrity. As they near their 20th anniversary, they're proud to say that they still live by these same values every day.  Barnes & Watson Teas - Seattle Barnes & Watson expertly blends fresh, high quality loose leaf teas. From Rooibos to Oolong, and award winning Iced Tea blends plus everything in between, they create excellent aromas and flavors with their thoughtful expertise.   Image: Barnes & Watson Pacific Seafood - Seattle For more than 70 years, Pacific Sustainable Seafood has distributed the highest-quality and best tasting seafood to their loyal consumers. They have a focus on sustainability, serving the oceans through a continuous commitment to sustainable fishing practices. Not only does this help protect the longevity of our oceans and the important ecological balance within them, and they can continue to serve great tasting seafood for generations to come.  Macrina Bakery - Seattle According to founder and Chef Leslie Mackie, Macrina is based on the model of the traditional old-world village bakery; the bread has unique characteristics because of the use of available regional ingredients. The rustic European breads and baked goods from Macrina use as many indigenous products as possible as well as organic grains and natural ingredients. The philosophy of the bakery is to enhance both the natural products and the flavor of the various grains. The baked goods are created from Northwest apples, potatoes, cranberries and hazelnuts, as well as wheat, rye, barley and buckwheat flour. Macrina Casera, the house bread, was developed to be eaten at any meal, complementing all foods. The bakers at Macrina love bread and that shows in the quality. This is bread that celebrates the tradition of breaking bread with family and friends. Image: Macrina Uli's Famous Sausage - Seattle Uli’s Famous Sausage, owned and operated by German Master Butcher Uli Lengenberg, first opened its doors in Pike Place Market in May 2000. Uli’s Famous Sausage is made daily from the best cuts of meat, using special spices, and, most importantly, with love for their craft and customers. Uli’s Famous Sausage is all natural, has no fillers. Their sourcing methods support small scale farmers committed to responsible, sustainable stewardship of our planet and humane raising and handling of livestock. All of their production takes places in-house, providing consistent, delicious results. Beecher's Cheese - Seattle Flavor and purity go hand in hand at Beecher's. Customers watching the time-tested craft of cheesemaking can see firsthand that Beecher's cheeses are made with care and a commitment to purity. All products are free of bovine growth hormones, hydrogenated oils, nitrates and polysorbate. The Beecher's credo says it best: "Beecher’s Handmade Cheese makes foods only with ingredients we trust, are proud of, and would eat ourselves. It’s just authentic and original food, full of flavor." The artisan cheeses they sell, and the meats, vegetables and other foods we use to make Beecher's café and restaurant items, are chosen with care and a desire to support broadly local, small-scale enterprises who share their philosophy and commitment to pure food. Image: Beecher's Tillamook Cheese - Tillamook, Oregon Tillamook is an award-winning, farmer-owned, dairy co-op, with over 100 years of cheesemaking experience. Their co-op is made up of nearly 100 farmer families, most of who have been farming in Tillamook for multiple generations. From cheese, to yogurt, to sour cream, to butter, to ice cream, they are committed to providing the best tasting dairy products made in the most natural way. Snake River Farms - Boise, Idaho Snake River Farms and Double R Ranch are part of Agri Beef Co., a family owned and operated business dedicated to producing the highest quality beef and pork in the United States. Snake River Farms works in the bountiful Pacific Northwest with the most reputable ranchers using the best practices to make certain our cattle are well cared for. This attention to detail translates to steaks and roasts that are always juicy and tender.   Image: Snake River Farms Dairigold - Seattle Dairgold is farmer-owned, producing quality milk, butter, cottage cheese, sour cream and yogurt. For these farmers, it's a matter of personal pride. They also care about their cows and what's best for them. And if it's not a good decision for the cows, it's not right by their farmers. As a farmer-owned company, they also strive to follow sustainable practices. By being stewards of our land, air and water, they're working to ensure that future generations can follow in the Darigold tradition. Cucina Fresca - Seattle Cucina Fresca Gourmet Foods began making handcrafted pastas in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market more than 30 years ago. Inspired by fresh, high quality ingredients like vine-ripened tomatoes, first cold press extra virgin olive oil, premium cheeses and fresh picked basil, a gourmet line of prepared foods was born to a cult-like following of foodies, families and friends. Chef-owned and operated, Cucina Fresca remains true to its roots, guided by a philosophy of “product over profit.” Chef Glaberson leads a “taste-driven” company, creating superior quality offerings made in small batches from the freshest, highest quality ingredients. The company is dedicated to sourcing local ingredients and adopting sustainable practices whenever possible. Everything Cucina Fresca creates is handcrafted in the company’s own 12,000 square foot culinary facility in Seattle to ensure delicious perfection every step of the way. Image: Cucina Fresca Read More

Summer of Events: What’s Happening In and Around Seattle

Summer is nearly upon us, and with it comes long days spent boating on Lake Washington, a seemingly endless lineup of quirky and cool outdoor festivals, and the return of all of our warm weather favorites from farmers’ markets to food trucks. To soak up this wonderful surge of sunshine (Seattle sees the longest hours of summer daylight in the Lower 48), here’s a look at the season’s most noteworthy events and happenings—be it at our hotel, in our community, or in the nearby Emerald City. Enjoy! Events at The Woodmark Yappier Hours   Third Wednesday of each month from June to September | 5 to 7 p.m. The Woodmark The dog days of summer are far from sultry or hot when it comes to events at the Woodmark. Make plans with your pooch to attend Yappier Hours, a two-hour event on the third Thursday of each month where you can socialize with other pet owners and show off your furry friend’s latest tricks. The outdoor gathering takes place right on the waterfront, offering an assortment of gourmet cocktails and savory appetizers hand picked by the Chef. Outdoor Movie Nights July 9, July 23, August 13, August 27 | At dusk Carillon Point The brilliant summer sun setting over Lake Washington is a sight to behold every evening, especially when followed by an Outdoor Movie Night on the waterfront. This summer, the Woodmark will be playing several family-friendly movies in July and August at Carillon Point Plaza. Arrive before dusk to set up your blankets and chairs – and feel free to bring a picnic – then stay for sunset and the movie showing. A $5 donation is suggested, and proceeds will benefit Hopelink, a nonprofit that provides assistance to families in need in north and east King County. Tall Ships August 25 to September 5 The Woodmark Take part in a living history experience this Labor Day as The Woodmark hosts a fleet of historic tall ships including The Lady Washington, better known as the HMS Interceptor in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. The time-honored ships will make their way from Bremerton to Kirkland, and three regularly occurring sailing tours will be offered on Lake Washington over the course of the event. There will also be dockside tours over Labor Day weekend. All Porsche Grand Display September 18 | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Carillon Point The All Porsche Grand Display is returning for its fifth annual installment this September at Carillon Point. Set to a striking view over Lake Washington, car enthusiasts can spend a full day exploring an equally striking collection of Porsches—including exclusive designs and iconic models from classic 1954 RS Spyders to modern-day 911 GT3s. Porsche experts will be on hand to answer any and all questions, culminating with an afternoon awards panel presenting honors for Best in Class and People’s Choice. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 13-17, and free for kids 12 and under. All proceeds will benefit Evergreen Health. Community Events in Kirkland Kirkland Uncorked Photo Credit: Kirkland Uncorked July 15 to 17 | Hours Vary Daily Marina Park in Kirkland Kirkland’s culinary classic returns this July with a fresh, new menu of Washington wines from more than 20 wineries, bite-sized fare from several illustrious Eastside restaurants, and appearances by the Northwest’s most prestigious celebrity chefs and culinary personalities—whose names will be announced in the coming weeks. The weekend-long summer wine and food festival will take place in Marina Park in two distinct areas: the 21 and up Tasting Garden, which will offer all of the wine tastings and a beachfront grilling stage, and the all ages Promenade, where guests will find the Boat Show and Uncorked Market. There will be music happening all weekend as well as artist pop-up boutiques to explore and several fun chef showdowns. The fest will be open on Friday from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday from noon to 10 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. A $25 ticket gets you a commemorative glass, 10 tastes of wine, and the event’s signature cocktail. Kirkland Wednesday Market Photo Credit: Kirkland Wednesday Market Yelp Wednesdays from June to September | 2 to 7 p.m. Marina Park in Kirkland Fresh, local farm produce awaits at the Kirkland Wednesday Market along with a selection of homemade desserts, hot food, and artisanal crafts. Buy your produce straight from the farmers and then sit down for dinner with a fleet of food trucks featuring Asian cuisine, barbecue, pizza, Mexican fare, and more. A leisurely stroll through the market will introduce you to some of the area’s most talented artisans selling their wares, including hand-crafted furniture, handbags, and gifts. And don’t leave before trying a fresh batch of delicious kettle corn. Kirkland Art Walk Photo Credit: Kirkland Art Walk Second Friday of each month year-round | 5 to 8 p.m. Downtown Kirkland Experience an array of different art mediums each month during the Kirkland Art Walk, as oil paintings, acrylic paintings, watercolors, photography, and much more spills out of local art galleries and onto the streets. From mixed media creations to ceramics to inks, this is the perfect place to find that new piece for your home—or catch an impromptu show by local musicians and entertainers around every street corner. The Art Walk takes place on Park Lane, Central Way, Kirkland Avenue, and Lake Street. 4th of July Parade July 4 | 12 p.m. Downtown Kirkland Photo Credit: Celebrate Kirkland Our favorite old-fashioned, annual downtown parade returns this summer for a spectacular 4th of July celebration. The theme for the parade’s 16th year is “It’s a Small World,” promising a colorful array of patriotic floats and marchers lining the streets of downtown as early as mid-morning. The parade starts at the intersection of Market Street and Central Way at noon, and marchers will make their way through the streets of downtown. There will also be children’s activities and a children’s parade at Marina Park prior to the main event. After the parade, head to the park for live music and local food vendors, and in the evening, look skyward for the holiday fireworks. Citywide Events in Seattle Chateau Ste. Michelle Concert Series Photo Credit: Chateau Ste. Michelle Concert Series May 28 to September 16 Chateau Amphitheatre Ever since 1984, the Chateau Ste. Michelle Concert Series has been hosting some of the best artists in jazz, rock, blues, and contemporary music from James Taylor to The Beach Boys to Stevie Wonder. This summer is no different, as the winery’s outdoor amphitheater welcomes Bob Dylan, The Goo Goo Dolls, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Bonnie Raitt, and many more notable artists. Consider coming early for a tour of the winery and to purchase wine on-site. You can also bring your own picnics and non-alcoholic beverages. Seattle Seafair Photo Credit: Seattle Seafair June 15 to August 21 Seattle Seattle Seafair is an iconic, ten-week summer festival that has been bringing people together for more than 67 years. Over the course of the summer, there will be parades, marathons and triathlons, airplane exhibitions, air shows, boat races, a large scale scavenger hunt, and, of course, the ever-popular 4th of July celebration. The Navy and the Coast Guard are present during many of these events, which take place in various locations throughout Seattle or occasionally citywide. Many of the Seafair gatherings are free, while others are individually ticketed. Seafair Summer Fourth Photo Credit: Seattle Seafair Facebook July 4 | 12 to 11 p.m. Gas Works Park Independence Day in Seattle calls for a larger-than-life celebration and fireworks show. Seafair Summer Fourth answers the call, kicking off at noon with live entertainment, food vendors, beer gardens, exhibits, and all-American games such as hula-hoop contests, pie eating contests, and sack races. There will be skydivers in the sky during the day and a massive fireworks show over Lake Union after dark – a display that can be seen from all over the waterfront. The free celebration is one of the largest in the city and is not to be missed. Bite of Seattle Photo Credit: Bite of Seattle July 15 to 17 | Hours Vary Daily Seattle Center Foodies will delight in the delectable offerings of 60 plus restaurants and vendors at the Groupon Bite of Seattle this summer. The free annual event features flavors ranging from all-American to ethnic and provides a generous selection of craft beer, cider, and wine. The Bite Cooks! stage will see local chefs (to be announced!) preparing their signature dishes and competing in mystery ingredient cook-offs in which the audience judges, while five outdoor music stages and a family fun stage offer additional entertainment. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Make sure to attend the free Bite Movie Night on Friday to see local star Chris Pratt in Jurassic World.  Read More

Well-Known vs Unknown: Must-See Places in Seattle

Some of Seattle’s most noteworthy destinations require little to no introduction, like the world-renowned Pike Place Market or the one-of-a-kind view from the Space Needle. Others fly more under the radar—like the historic underground tours or eccentric Ye Old Curiosity Shop. Below is our guide to both: the not-so-secret sights you simply cannot miss and the under-the-radar gems giving the city its personality. Pick and choose your favorites for a truly well rounded sampling of the ever-inspiring, evergreen city of Seattle.    Famous Favorites Pike Place Market   Photo Credit A staple of the Elliott Bay waterfront since 1907, Pike Place Market attracts over 10 million visitors in one year alone. If you’re one of them, of course check out the iconic fish market on the main level—where exquisite seafood comes both fresh and flying—but don’t stop there. America’s most famous market continues on the two floors below, where hundreds of local farmers, merchants, and craftspeople offer something to see (and buy) around every corner—from rare comics to vinyl records to unique Seattle collectibles.   The Space Needle   Photo Credit Seattle’s horizon would not look the same without the iconic Space Needle. Even from below, the towering structure and its streamlined design are almost overwhelming—and that’s before you reach the viewing platform. Accessible while the sun is shining, or well after it’s set, the 360-degree views of the city and its dramatic natural surroundings are truly the best in town. On a clear day you’ll see past the city all they way to Mt. Rainier.   Discovery Park   Photo Credit Seattle offers hundreds of verdant parks for locals and visitors in need of a break from the fast pace of city life. Our favorite is the seaside Discovery Park, the biggest in Seattle featuring 534 acres of lush greenery, 11.8 miles of hiking trails, and countless views over Puget Sound and the Cascade and Olympic Mountains. From beaches to forests to prairies to lighthouses (the park is home to the West Point Lighthouse, which is the westernmost point in Seattle), Discovery Park is the perfect combination of Seattle’s beautifully diverse coastline.   Chihuly Gardens   Photo Credit: Chihuly Gardens and Glass The works of legendary glass artist Dave Chihuly are displayed in dozens of exhibits across the world, but Seattle’s collection hits especially close to home. Opened in his native state in 2012, Chihuly Gardens transforms the bustling Seattle Center—which neighbors the Space Needle— into a must-see attraction for visiting art enthusiasts. It’s divided into three main display spaces—the Garden, the Glasshouse, and the Interior Exhibits—and showcases a wide selection of Chihuly’s most powerful sculptures, from fiery glass chandeliers to winding plant installations. The 100-foot-long flower-themed centerpiece hanging in the Glasshouse, in fact, is one of his largest suspended sculptures anywhere in the world.   Boat Tours   Photo Credit: Argosy Cruises Flanked by shimmering waters and fringed by evergreen forests and a distant glimpse of Mount Rainier, the skyline view from Elliott Bay is arguably the city’s finest. Take to the seas with Argosy Cruises and catch a different perspective of Seattle, including the bustling harbor and Washington’s picturesque archipelago. Guided cruises at varying lengths are available throughout the day and with several different sightseeing cruises from various departure locations in and around Seattle: Harbor, Locks, Lake Union, Lake Washington, or Tillicum Village Excursion.     Olympic Sculpture Park   Photo Credit Opened in 2007 along the city’s northern seawall, Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park adds some inspiring color and creativity to what was once an old industrial site for oil and gas giant Unocal. There’s a lot to love about this larger-than-life, 9-acre exhibit, including Alexander Calder’s iconic “Eagle” from 1971 and Louise Bourgeois’ “Father and Son” from 2004. What’s more, it’s free to all and open 365 days a year.   Seattle Aquarium   Photo Credit It’s no surprise that one of the country’s quintessential waterfront cities is also home to one of its best aquariums. Perched on Pier 59 above the waters of Elliott Bay, the Seattle Aquarium gives a captivating peak into the marine habitats of the Pacific Northwest. Come rain or shine, families will love this interactive experience with hundreds of underwater species, from Harbor Seals to Sixgill Sharks to Giant Octopuses to Pacific Salmon.   Local Gems Bellevue’s Mercer Slough   Photo Credit: City of Bellevue It’s easy to forget about Seattle’s freshwater pursuits when you’re surrounded by a literal sea of activities on Puget Sound. Mercer Slough Nature Park, however, is worth ever minute of your time—the perfect place to canoe and kayak, stand up paddleboard, or just unwind amidst the area’s lush forests. Nestled at the heart of Bellevue, the park also offers a plethora of nature trails for those who prefer to explore the area by foot.   Fremont Troll   Photo Credit: Roshan Vyas via Flickr Born in 1990 under the George Washington Memorial Bridge, the Fremont Troll has grown into a true urban legend in and around Seattle. Thirteen feet high and thirteen thousand pounds heavy, this beloved sculpture camps out along N. 36th Street at Troll Avenue and has a voracious appetite for cars, like the Volkswagen Beetle he’s currently devouring. The “Troll Under the Bridge,” as he’s affectionately known, is the work of four local artists—Steve Badanes, Will Martin, Donna Walter, and Ross Whitehead—who were inspired by the Norwegian troll in the fairy tale Three Billy Goats Gruff.    Seattle Underground Tours   Photo Credit Directly below the streets of downtown Seattle lies a vast network of old passageways remaining from the mid-19th century. Bill Speidel’s tours allow you to travel these very tunnels, starting in a mystical saloon revived from the late 1800’s. It’s a flashback to what used to be Seattle’s bustling downtown, including ancient roadways, classic storefronts, and plenty of stories from your personal tour guide. Needless to say, it’s a must-try for families visiting with kids.    Chinatown   Photo Credit As the gateway to America for millions of Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese immigrants during the mid-to-late 1800s, Seattle is home to one of the country’s most vibrant Asian communities. That enduring culture is reflected in its extensive Chinatown International District, which spans from 4th Avenue South to Rainier Avenue and from Yesler Way to Charles Street/Dearborn and includes three separate sections: Chinatown, Japantown, and Little Saigon. From genuine Asian restaurants to family-run shops to Chinese pagoda architecture, this is as close Shanghai or Tokyo as you’ll get anywhere in the U.S.    Seattle Pinball Museum   Photo Credit: Seattle Pinball Museum Seattle’s Pinball Museum turns all your favorite arcade games into one giant art collection—and better yet, they’re not just there for display. Test your luck on one of over 50 vintage pinball machines, from Superman to Ripley’s Believe it or Not to, of course, Baby Pac Man. A stroll down memory lane from the 1960’s to the present, it’s a must-see for game collectors and a one-of-a-kind arcade adventure for families.   Ye Olde Curiosity Shop   Photo Credit It’s been called weird, bizarre, crazy, and totally out of this world, and that’s precisely the point. A wildly eccentric souvenir shop located on the outer edge of Pier 54, Ye Old Curiosity Shop is one of the oldest (and oddest) landmarks on the Settle waterfront (established in 1899). From shrunken heads to two-headed baby animals to 4-legged chickens and so many other peculiar sights, this place offers a truly one-of-a-kind spectacle. It’s so addicting, in fact, that over 1 million people walk through its doors each and every year. Read More

A Wellness Sanctuary

The Still Spa at the Woodmark Hotel has luxury and tranquility front and center. Its lake-inspired lobby is bright and airy and contrasts the dim and soothing lighting of the relaxation room. From the moment you slip into your plush robe and slippers, you immediately feel your anxiety subside. We sat down with spa therapist, master esthetician, massage practitioner, and nail tech Laura Bailey, for her treatment recommendations and tips for radiant skin. What are the top three unique treatments guests can receive? Skincare: LB: “Intraceuticals Facial is an Oxygen facial and a preferred signature treatment. What I like about this facial is the technology is hyaluronic, which is a natural moisturizing factor for the skin. Specialists at Intraceuticals created three different weights of hyaluronic, including a low, medium, and high—which is the standard weight. For the treatment, we actually use an oxygen machine (oxygen concentrator). It is unique from most facials and what I love are the instant results you see tighter, firmer, plump, and hydrated skin. It’s perfect for before an event, and your skin looks even better days after. It also works great as a stand-alone treatment or combined with anything else on the menu.” Massage: LB: “A hot stone massage is a lovely treatment that is ideal for sore muscles. We use basalt stones because it has a high iron content, which holds in the heat longer. The stones are warm and soothing and then the therapist can get in and further any muscles with her hands.  My favorite aspect of hot stones massage is that we add cold marble stones on the face at the end of the treatment; people really enjoy the contrast of temperature on their skin. We also include a back scrub with the hot stones, so it’s essentially like a mini body treatment along with a massage.” Nails: LB: “Our luxury manicure/pedicure is great option for pampering, with the added luxury of an extended foot massage with paraffin. For the foot scrub, we like to use sugar because it is gentler on the skin; it is a high-quality sugar scrub with beautiful aromas. We finish the service with a moisturizer and polish from any of our colors that we have available from a lacquer to gel finish.” Skincare at Home: LB: “When you look at your skin care regimen as a whole, 80% of what your skin looks like is what you are doing at home, and 20% is what we are doing in a treatment room. With each service at the Still Spa, we recommend a custom routine targeted to your specific skin type.  Clients love this because they are able to maintain a healthy and rejuvenated glow.” “Something that I would recommend for everyone to use is sunscreen.” The importance of using sunscreen only increases when you are using products with retinol (vitamin A). Retinol makes your skin more vulnerable to the sun’s rays, and excess sun can lead to skin cancer and other damaging skin effects. Bring the Spa Home: Aromatherapy isn’t a just a recent trend, but has actually been practiced for centuries. Different scents have been known to reduce stress, relieve pain, and improve mood and wellness. Many are achieving serenity with oils and candles. LB: “Available at the Still Spa is Beauty of Hope, a local soy based candle maker. In addition to the rejuvenating scents from Grapefruit and Vanilla to Jasmine and Lavender, I love that a part of the proceeds goes towards preventing human trafficking. It’s inspiring to support a mission that is such a serious global issue while also really dear to our hearts. They donate 10% of their revenue to the cause.” Read More

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Woodmark Named in Top 5 Best Hotels in Seattle

Nestled in the über-upscale suburb of Kirkland (guests here share vistas with Bill Gates' mansion), The Woodmark Hotel feels more like an exclusive resort than a hotel. Basic amenities include complimentary "Raid the Pantry" late-night snacks, cozy in-room chenille throws, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and Molton Brown toiletries. And then there's Woody Meg, the hotel's pet Labradoodle, official complaints department manager and host of the dog-friendly "yappier" hour (held every Wednesday from late May through September). Recent travelers were really impressed with their dinner at the Bin on the Lake restaurant and the stellar service staff throughout the hotel. The Beach Café is another waterfront dining option that guests love for its fresh fish selection. Read More

Woodmark Named #4 in Conde Nast Traveler's Reader's Choice Best Resorts of the Pacific Northwest

http://www.cntraveler.com/readers-choice-awards/2014/united-states/best-resorts-in-the-pacific-northwest-readers-choice-awards-2014 Read More

Seven Sensation Spas- Still Spa in Kirkland

http://www.seattlemag.com/article/seven-sensational-spas-seattle-and-eastside Still Spa at the Woodmark Hotel 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland; 425.803.9000; woodmarkstillspa.com The newly renovated and gorgeous Still Spa is located in the glamourous waterfront Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland. Our experience there was heavenly with friendly staff and beautiful, natural lighting upon entry. Still Spa has recently been remodeled with new carpeting, soothing blue hues, ambient lighting, a private mani/pedi corner and a fully stocked locker room including a dry sauna. The spa menu is highly customizable for your needs. What to Book: We experienced the signature massage, which was so incredibly relaxing that it put us into somewhat of a trance. Follow it up with a customizable facial addressing all types of skin. Read More

Husky Sailgating with the Woodmark Hotel in Seattle

http://www.komonews.com/seattlerefined/lifestyle/Photos-Sailgating-like-a-Husky-277280361.html Read More

Woodmark to Host Fish Frolic in Kirkland, WA

More than a dozen Pacific Northwest artists and the Kirkland community will come together for the Kirkland Fish Frolic Gala. Hosted by the Woodmark Hotel, impassioned Seattle art and community supporters will have the exclusive opportunity to bid on over two dozen uniquely embellished fish sculptures from 5:30-9:30 p.m. on Sept. 25. The reception-style event will also feature food from Woodmark’s award-winning chefs as well as drinks, and a performance by the Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra Ensemble. The gala and auction marks the culmination of a yearlong program that saw the commissioned works exhibited throughout Kirkland-area festivals. Proceeds will benefit Kirkland community programs and Lake Washington School’s Foundation. Tickets for the event are $100. The Woodmark Hotel is located at Carillon Point in Kirkland. For more information visit http://www.bit.ly/fishfrolic. Read More



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