A charming Pacific Northwest lodge
Set among the wineries of Woodinville, east of Seattle, Willows Lodge pairs luxury with Northwest rusticity. The hotel reflects a woodsy, log-cabin aesthetic with large wooden beams and stonework, and the result is a soothing warmth that makes guests feel far-removed from the hustle of city living. The carefully manicured gardens along the Sammamish River stretch over five acres surrounding the property, showing off native Northwest plants and art from Northwest Coast Native American artists. Adirondack chairs around an outdoor fire pit are a welcoming gathering place on crisp evenings.
The rustic Northwest décor is carried throughout each of the 84 guest rooms and suites at Willows Lodge. Each room has a stone fireplace and a private patio or balcony, with some overlooking the gardens. Beds are topped with luxurious Australian lambs wool mattress pads and fine linens, and bathrooms come with deep soaking tubs. The hotel also pampers guests at its spa, where hot stone pedicures, detoxifying body wraps and relaxing dips in the hydrotherapy pool await. The spa also provides Carita Facials, a method available at only a few spas in the country.
Dine on some of the best cuisine in the region at the hotel’s Barking Frog restaurant. Renowned chef Bobby Moore is at the helm, serving up sophisticated New American dishes with Pacific Northwest influences. Pan roasted sea scallops with confit chicken hash and truffled macaroni and cheese are two favorites. The restaurant’s wine list predominantly features Washington labels so guests can further partake of the region’s bounty.