Your Perfect In-Town Retreat: The Lodge at St. Edward Park

by | Jul 14, 2023

If you have been wanting a night or two away and are looking for a relaxing, beautiful and easily accessible location, we have the perfect in-town retreat for you.

Nestled in the middle of historic Saint Edward State Park on the northeastern shore of Lake Washington, The Lodge at St. Edward Park is a relaxing and rejuvenating oasis located just 30 minutes from Seattle and Bellevue, and 20 minutes from Woodinville.

Recently renovated from its original use as a seminary, The Lodge is an intriguing blend of Romanesque Revival architecture and Art Deco interiors that has been modernized and upgraded to suit the needs of contemporary vacationers.

With 84 well-appointed guest rooms, an upscale restaurant, two bars , a spa (and so much more!), this urban hideaway — surrounded by hundreds of acres of forest and green spaces — feels a million miles from the daily cares of the city.

Well-Appointed Rooms that are Just Right

Once student dormitories, the thoughtfully designed plush guestrooms at the Lodge at St. Edward Park encourage visitors to slow down and take in the natural beauty of the old growth forest just outside the windows. All rooms (standard and king) offer luxurious bedding and cozy robes — and a custom pillow menu. Let your inner Goldilocks come out; the staff wants your bed to be just right.

If you want a little more space to lounge, book the Daniel’s Suite or a St. Edward King junior suite

and spend some me-time in the soaking tub and eucalyptus steam shower. Accessible, ADA-compliant rooms are available for guests, as well as rooms that are pet-friendly.

Delicious Food and Drinks All Day Long

The Lodge recently welcomed Northwest native Luke Kolpin as the new executive chef for its seasonally inspired, Northwest-focused dining program that includes the elegant Cedar + Elm restaurant, the bright Father Mulligan’s Heritage Bar and the speakeasy-inspired Tonsorium Bar.

After stints at Seattle fine-dining institution Canlis and three-Michelin-starred NOMA in Copenhagen, Kolpin is back home and ready to bring his international experience and creative culinary ideas to Northwest diners. This summer, Kolpin is partnering with local wineries and breweries to design exciting dining experiences at the Lodge. Upcoming dinners include the July Pairing Dinner with Upchurch Vineyards, hosted by Chris Upchurch himself.

For a more casual atmosphere, slide into a seat at the Heritage Bar, an all-day café. It’s an excellent spot for morning coffee, a burger and beer for lunch, or an afternoon cocktail with a friend. For later nights and live music, try the cozy Tonsorium Bar, where you can find inventive small bites and a carefully curated local wine and beer list, as well as imaginative cocktails.

Relaxation and Adventure in One Place

For outdoor adventurers, the Lodge has miles of hiking and biking trails right outside the front door (and complimentary mountain bikes for guests). Guests can also book paddleboards, kayaks or even sightseeing float-plane tours on nearby Lake Washington. Once you’ve hiked and biked and paddled your fill, rest up in one of the Lodge’s Adirondack chairs overlooking the park — with a cocktail, perhaps? Join in a game of cornhole or croquet, or simply enjoy the fresh air.

If you have joined the ranks of pickleballers or are pickleball-curious, the Lodge has newly renovated the former gymnasium into a pickleball court. Court time is complimentary for guests.

With Woodinville Wine Country just minutes away, the Lodge is an ideal place to stay when spending a day tasting and touring. Need some guidance where to go? Book a day trip to Woodinville — transportation included — and start your adventure with an elevated tasting at Rocky Pond Winery, located in the new Woodin Creek Village. The Lodge offers complimentary transportation for guests to Woodinville, downtown Kirkland and even Marymoor Park.

For those more leisurely minded, consider a seasonally inspired organic spa treatment at the Vita Nova Spa or an unhurried St. Edward Afternoon Tea, replete with savory and sweet treats.

Feeling relaxed already? The team at The Lodge at St. Edward Park is ready to welcome you.

Sponsored by The Lodge at St. Edward Park


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