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FUN FACTS

1,500 year old Cedar Snag at Willows Lodge

CEDAR SNAG

Gracing the entry drive is a 1,500 year old Western Red Cedar snag collected from a site near the Hood Canal floating bridge in Kitsap County in 1995.  This remnant followed the early logging of the old growth timber during the 1880's.  It's naturally hollow trunk rendered it useless for lumber, but its hollowness acted as a chimney when the fires followed the logging.  Only it's hollowed shell remains as you now see it.

Stone bench by hotel entrance

STONE BENCH

The stone bench installed to the north of the hotel entrance was created by stone craftsman Roger Rosenbach, of Triple-R-Aggregate in Snohomish.  Naturally formed as a bench, the basalt rock came from the Reider pit by Gold Bar, Washington.  The rich rusty patina is the work of eons of weather "rusting" the iron particles on the stone's surface.  The intricate detail of the Willows Lodge logo was meticulously sandblasted into the bench at Roger's studio in Snohomish.

Large root mass in the Fireside Courtyard

LARGE ROOT MASS

There are several root masses throughout the property, but the largest one resides east of the Fireside Courtyard. This gnarly root system, collected from an alpine lake in the Cascade Mountains, is really composed of three separate trees. The center and largest is a Western Red Cedar.  On one side is a Mountain Hemlock and on the other is a Pacific Silver Fir. Merged through several hundred years of close growth, a total fusion occured

Chestnut wood lobby table, a local Seattle favorite

 LOBBY TABLES

The chestnut wood used for the tables in the lobby came from a local Seattle favorite -  Green Lake Park and the wood was obtained through the Parks Department.

Outdoor shower spa, weighing 4 1/2 tons

 OUTDOOR SPA SHOWER

 The shower stone weighs approximately 4 1/2 tons and was created by Will Robinson.

450 year-old Barking Frog Patio Tree

BARKING FROG PATIO TREE

The dwarf Alpine Hemlock started growing in approximately 1565, making it 450 years old. It's unusual shape was made by the relentless slushy Maritime snow loading.

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