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14580 NE 145th Street,

Woodinville, WA 98072

(425) 424-3900

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Things to Do Near Willows Lodge

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115+ Wineries and Tasting Rooms Are Only the Beginning

An amazing array of things to do and places to see has flourished alongside the wineries and tasting rooms in Woodinville. In fact, the rural beauty of the area and the roots of the farming community have been here for generations.

Many of the local treasures listed below feature special events all year round.

For More Information

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For more information about Washington State activities while you’re here, or for help planning an itinerary that makes the most of your stay with us, please see contact information below for Guest Services.

Winery Tours

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Woodinville Wine Country is all around us, with about 120 wineries and tasting rooms representing every appellation in Washington State.  For more information on planning your wine country tour and tastings, see below or reach out to Guest Services.

  • British Motor Coach
  • Butler Seattle
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Local Distilleries

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Woodinville's distilleries produce fine spirits that are putting our region on the map for more than wine.

  • Woodinville Whiskey Company
  • J.P. Trodden Distilling
  • Puget Sound Rum Company
  • Four Leaf Spirits
  • Wildwood Spirits Company
     

There are a number of outstanding craft breweries in the area for you to explore and taste.

  • Sumerian Brewing Company
  • 20 Corners Brewing
  • Dirty Bucket Brewing Company
  • Triplehorn Brewing
  • Black Raven Brewing
  • Metier Brewing Company
  • Hopheads Taproom
  • Good Brewing Company
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Golf Courses

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Newcastle Golf Course

There are many beautiful and challenging golf courses in the Puget Sound area, as well as several TPC courses nearby.  For more information, please see the links below.  For help with tee times, contact the concierge.

  • Willows Run
  • The Golf Club at Echo Falls
  • The Golf Club at Newcastle
  • The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge

Redmond Town Center is just a few miles away from the lodge and includes specialty shops and restaurants.

Experience over 250 world-class retail brands, including Nordstrom, along with dozens of fine dining establishments at Bellevue Square in the heart of downtown Bellevue.  Also in Bellevue, Lincoln Square and The Shops at the Bravern, home to a high-end collection of shops including Neiman Marcus, Hermes and Gucci.

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  • Lincoln Square
  • Redmond Town Center
  • The Shops at the Bravern
Redmond Town Center

Gardening & Gifts

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Woodinville is home to the original Molbak's, a landmark for garden lovers since 1956, with over a million visitors a year.  Browse the everchanging display of plants in its 16-acre greenhouse and nursery, along with hundreds of alluring gifts for home and garden.

You'll find the world's largest selection of all-natural sea salt at Saltworks - over 100 varieties of premium artisan salts.  Sample an array of products and take home some bath and spa salts or gourmet sea salts for culinary use.

See a century-old cider press in action at Off the Branch Farm. Enjoy fresh-pressed varietal ciders, and shop the 90-year old barn store for apple butter, applesauce, apple chips, Blue Cottage jams, local honey and apple syrup.

Shop 21 Acres, the year-round indoor Farm Market at this community-based demonstration farmstead devoted to sustainable living.  Located in a beautiful rural setting, 21 Acres also offers special events and classes in its Learning Center and Demonstration Kitchen.

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Bike Riding

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The Burke Gilman Trail, a 26-mile paved trail borders Willows Lodge and runs all the way into Seattle.  The multi-use trail is perfect for a scenic walk, run, or bike ride.  The lodge has complimentary bikes available to check-out through our Guest Services.

Bicycle Tours

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Bicycle Adventures explores the very best of the Pacific Northwest and Seattle by bike.  Ride all the way from the Woodlands of the Cascade Range downhill into Woodinville Wine Country and into the heart of Seattle's waterfront.

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Rafting / Kayaking / Hiking

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Burke Gilman Trail

White river rafting and kayaking are popular on the Skykomish and Sammamish Rivers.  During summer months, paddleboards and kayaks are available for rent through Whats Sup.  The nearby mountains are filled with hiking trails.

Burke Gilman Trail
This scenic 26-mile paved trail borders Willows Lodge and runs all the way into Seattle. The multi-use trail is perfect for a scenic walk, run, or bike ride.  The Lodge has complimentary bikes available to check-out through our Guest Services.

Adventura Aerial Adventure Park (Operations Temporarily Suspended)
Discover your inner ninja and remember how to play. Located next door to us at Redhook, Adventura welcomes adventurers of all skill levels. Its Adventure Park provides thrilling outdoor climbing experiences with a variety of challenging obstacles and traverse activities. Come with friends or plan a team-building activity with colleagues; booking ahead is a good idea.

Hot Air Balloons

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Experience the peace and beauty of the Sammamish River Valley with Let's Go Ballooning as you soar high in the air with scenic views of Mt. Rainier, the Seattle skyline and picturesque Woodinville.

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SUMMER OUTDOOR CONCERTS

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Outdoor Concert at Chateau Ste. Michelle

The most well-known,Summer Concerts at Chateau Ste. Michelle, has been hosting performances since 1984 but had to unfortunately cancel the 2020 season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The Summer Concert Series for 2021 was recently announced for August and September dates. The Summer Concert Series has provided a stage to some of the best artists in jazz, rock, blues and contemporary music: John Legend, James Taylor, The Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, Diana Krall, Mark Knopfler, Alison Krauss, One Republic, Crosby Stills & Nash and Sarah McLachlan, just to name a few.

The Marymoor Park Concert Series  which is in the heart of King County's most active park has published their 2021 season performances. This natural and scenic environment easily makes the 5,000-capacity outdoor venue the home to one of Seattle's best open-air concert series.

Celebrate Woodinville is a local music, wine, craft beer, and food festival typically held over several Wednesdays in July and August. Fun for the whole family, this event is held at Wilmot Gateway Park and admission is free.

FALL HAPPENINGS

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Hot Air Ballooning in the Sammamish River Valley

It's not too late to book a scenic hot air balloon ride this fall.  Enjoy the changing leaves and crisp fall air as you soar over the Puget Sound area with incredible views of Seattle, Lake Washington, and Woodinville Wine Country.

Kirkland Oktoberfest - September 24-26

Don't miss this fun fall-inspired event at Marina Park in Kirkland.  With live music, games, competitions, as well as plenty of biers and sausages, Kirkland Oktoberfest is a little slice of Bavaria right here in the Puget Sound.

Take a Class at 21 Acres this Fall

Located in our own backyard, this living laboratory focused on climate solutions offers many hands-on classes where you can learn, grow and get engaged in the local food system.  There are so many reasons to visit 21 Acres including it's farm market featuring fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as baked and homemade goods.  Book a class today!

Fall Festivals

Autumn is just around the corner with the annual Fall Harvest festivals throughout the area - several running from September 18 through October 31.  From Snohomish to Carnation and beyond, these annual events are perfect for families with children of all ages.  Capture the moment with photos of the kids in the pumpkin patch as you create memories for years to come.  Navigate the corn mazes, hop on a hay ride and pick your favorite pumpkins to take home.  These are just a few things to experience with the entire family.  

Woodinville After Hours Wine Walk

There are several wine walks scheduled this fall in the various wine districts in Woodinville.  These events fill up fast and it is recommended to boy your tickets on-line ahead of time.