Willows Lodge was the first hotel in Woodinville, taking 14 months to build, and then welcoming its first guest on September 19, 2000. Its rural elegance marked as a destination, not as a “property”.
The owners and building architect intended to respect the horizontal nature of the valley; having the building eventually recede into the landscaping.
The on-property water features, Pacific North Coast Indian Art, reclaimed furnishings and infrastructure, and thoughtful gardens, are all here to offer an element of surprise. To allow you to “feel good”.
The original goal of the Willows Lodge experience was to have people “leave here totally satisfied and very happy”. We believe we have kept that promise.
As we look back on 20 years, we wanted to share our very first brochure for the lodge. So much has changed in the past two decades, but one thing remains and that is our desire to take the best care of our guests and team members.
Share Your Special Memories at Willows Lodge
For the last 20 years, Willows has married thousands of happy couples, hosted hundreds of meetings for large and small businesses, and wined and dined countless guests at Barking Frog and Fireside Lounge. From now through October 9, 2020, Willows Lodge is inviting guests, partners, and employees past and present to share a photo and memory of a special time they spent at Willows Lodge by using this link:
PHOTOS OF PRE-OPENING AND OPENING
OVERNIGHT & DAY SPA PACKAGES
20 Years of Romance Package
In honor of our 20 Year Anniversary, we created the 20 Years of Romance package for anyone celebrating a special occasion with their loved one. This package is available only in 2020 and includes all you need for the most memorable stay imaginable.
Platinum Spa package
In honor of our 20th Anniversary, our Platinum Spa package includes a soothing one hour couple's massage along with a 60 minute Neroli body wrap and scrub for each of you. After two hours of pure bliss, you'll be so relaxed you may never want to leave.
20th Anniversary Frog Box
We are bringing our Frog Boxes back to commemorate our 20th Anniversary on September 19, 2020! This very special Frog Box includes all you will need to make a delicious dinner for two at home. Chef Bobby has partnered with some of the best and recreated some of the favorite dishes from Barking Frog, as well as procured a very special 20th vintage bottle of Dead Horse by Mark Ryan winery. You will also get a recipe card to assist you in cooking your special dinner for two, as well as video instruction from Chef Bobby on our YouTube Channel.
- ½ dozen Grand Marnier Prawns
- 20 oz. Prime Dry Aged Delmonico Steak for Two
- Ecolibrium Farms Summer Succotash
- Burratta and Heirloom Tomato Salad with Pickled Peaches
- Yukon Gold and White Cheddar Gratin
- Marionberry Pie from Whidbey Island Pies
- Loaf of Bread from Grand Central Bakery with Barking Frog Herb Compound Butter
- Jar of Barking Frog Salt from Saltworks
- Special 20th Vintage Bottle of Mark Ryan Dead Horse Cabernet Sauvignon blend
- Willows Lodge 20th Anniversary Commemorative Wine Stopper
Price: $250 + tax
Bonus: Inside two 20th Anniversary Frog Boxes will be two lucky “platinum” ticket winners who will receive one of these special prizes: a 3 Liter of Dead Horse or dinner for two at Barking Frog.
Frog Boxes go on sale on Friday, September 11th until September 14th with pick-up at Willows Lodge on Saturday, September 19th from 1-3pm.
The Simkins Suite
Our Nicest Suite at Willows Lodge is dedicated to our first General Manager and part owner of Willows Lodge, James Simkins. James was an amazing leader, mentor, and hospitality professional who helped change lives and shape the hotel and restaurant industry. He left us much too soon, but his values and legacy burn bright at Willows Lodge thanks to his many contributions and early oversight of this property.
PETS ARE GUESTS TOO
In our community of Woodinville, an annual Celebrate Woodinville parade occurred, and in year’s past, it was coupled with a Bassett Bash. Bassetts and owners would travel across the country to convene for the parade, the reunion, and contests that included longest ears, best costume, best howl, etc. (of course, I refer to the contest being for the dogs, not owners). In homage to the parade, and to the fact that our owners felt that having a Lodge dog in the lobby was essential to greet weary travelers, our first Willows Lodge Four-Legged Ambassador was Gus, a Bassett Hound. After Gus, we rescued Preston, then the most remembered Lodge dog of all time, Ruthie. All three dogs were promoters of our WVIP – Willows Very Important Pet program - that we continue to this day.