About Alderbrook

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With more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Kimberly was drawn to Alderbrook Resort & Spa because of its beauty and healthy work-life balance. After 10 years of being a part of the Alderbrook family, she still strives to create that same special feeling for each client and guest. It is not only a place of work but also where she and her family vacation to make their own Northwest memories. Kimberly resides in Woodinville, WA with her husband and two children.

Contact Kimberly at: kimberly.wyckoff@alderbrookresort.com or 206.795.7309.


Corporate retreats, meetings and conferences at Alderbrook Resort will inspire and awe even the most jaded attendee. Click HERE to watch our Group Retreat movie.

Accommodating groups from 12 to 200, it starts with exceptional meeting facilities in a gorgeous setting and genuine service. Alderbrook Resort & Spa offers 7,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with state-of-the-art multimedia presentation technology and high-speed internet access. Our grand ballroom is filled with natural light and has stunning mountain, garden and water views. It’s also adjacent to an inviting foyer ideal for conference registration, meeting breaks and cocktail receptions.

Our meeting facilities have easy access to expansive decks and waterfront venues. We can prepare a selection of snacks, a buffet, or even a beachfront barbecue. This is the quintessential place for people to unwind, get to know each other, and experience something out of the ordinary. Evening cocktails and stargazing. New relationships are forged. Old ones are reconnected.

The resort provides complimentary self parking and valet parking service options for your event and meeting attendees.

Don’t forget tee times at our PGA golf course. Or the Spa at Alderbrook. Chartered boat trips, tennis, kayak tours and custom team building. Let us know what your group needs. We want to make it happen.

Since 1913, Alderbrook Resort & Spa has had the honor of being a special place for memories and traditions of all kinds. Enjoy this guest post by Alisa Tongg about her friend’s story about reconnecting with her son in a ceremony on our property.

Alisa Tongg, Celebrant www.alisatonggcelebrant.com
Bradley Lanphear, Photographer http://bradleylanphear.com/
Alderbrook Resort https://www.alderbrookresort.com/
PF Films http://pfweddings.com/

Mother’s Day can be a day filled with longing for so many. We long for the dead, healthier times, the ones we have broken relationships with, or children we don’t know or who no longer call (psst, if you can, call your mother right now!), some of us long to become mothers, and all of us long to be seen, known and loved. That’s the human condition.

Earlier this year, I was privileged to perform a ceremony in the misty woods of Union, Washington, to reunite a young man with his birth mother and her family. The experience was one of catharsis, healing and new beginnings. I hope that by sharing their story and how I created their ceremony, that others yearning to repair this primal bond, will find inspiration and hope.

When I was in college, my friend Tisha discovered she was pregnant her junior year. Downstairs in the girls’ dormitory bathroom at our Christian college, Tisha remembers the pregnancy test indicator show “positive”. She went home at Christmas break, taking the next semester off to have and then give up the baby boy, JJ. Although she looked the same when she returned to school the next fall, she was forever changed by the experience — she had transformed into a mother.

For the next five years, she sent JJ cards and packages on his birthday and bought Christmas ornaments for him. Her parents and closest friends would even send Tisha acknowledgements on Mother’s Day. JJ was never a secret, how could he be? He had transformed Tisha into a mother and introduced her to a depth and capacity to love that she had, up until then, only been on the receiving end of.

Life went on, Tisha eventually got married and had two more sons. And as the years passed, Tisha’s husband Rob, was always confident that one day they would know JJ — that they would somehow make up for lost time and create and shape a reunited future in a larger tribe. In the meantime, in those years of separation, Tisha was determined to become the best she could for that day when JJ would show up.

20 years after she took the pregnancy test in the dormitory bathroom, Tisha received a Facebook friend request from her first-born son, a handsome young man who looked just like her brother. She immediately, without hesitation, clicked to accept. The following day, they had their first Skype date.

Tisha shares, “I will never forget the sound of that Skype video dialing up and the face I had wondered about for 20 years — it was suddenly there in front of me. It was surreal and it was surprisingly so natural and easy.”
JJ remembers seeing his mother for the first time on his laptop screen, he says, “this was not the woman he had braced and conditioned himself to meet. He felt at peace and trusted everything about her immediately.”

A month later, Tisha flew into Bozeman for their reunion in person. The last time she had held him, JJ was only seven pounds, now a grown man, he had come to the airport to pick her up. As Tisha walked across the terminal straight for her son, she said, “I have 20 years of love to catch you up on.”

Twice during that first weekend they spent together, conversation between them came completely to a halt mid-sentence. It was because of their eyes. JJ and Tisha have matching eyes. And out of all the compliments they each receive from others, it’s their expressive beautiful blue eyes that solicit the most attention.
Tisha remembers, “all those moments when conversation stopped were because we literally saw ourselves in each other. We finally were able to see what others see when they look in our eyes.” At one point, at a park, Tisha even pushed JJ on a swing. At that moment she says she realized that “there was still so much time for them.”

Over the next few months, Tisha brought JJ into her family, introducing him to extended family and friends all over the country. She had new family pictures taken, framed and displayed them proudly in the living room.
As I listened to her share about their reunion, all the ways she was bringing him into her family — how their connection was primal and inexplicable — I was reminded of something I had learned in AP biology class when I was still in high school (many many years ago), about the unique characteristics of heart cells, and why they beat in time.

This science lesson coupled with JJ’s bravery to seek out a relationship with his birth mother, not knowing if it would be welcomed or not, and Tisha’s determination to seize this second chance to be a mother to JJ, ultimately lead the family to gather in the woods of Alderbrook Resort and for me, their celebrant friend, to create an adoption reunion ceremony that would formally induct JJ into the family tribe of his birth mother.

These are the major parts of that ceremony, and I offer them here as a guideline for anyone else seeking to reestablish a relationship or come home to a family tribe.

1) Science Lesson- remember when I said that their story reminded me of AP Bio? Listen to how I introduce myocytes to the family at the start of the ceremony and how I connect this science lesson to their story of connection, family, tribe, purpose and most of all second chances.

2) Retelling of the Birth Story- I interviewed many people to gather details, memories and perspectives of the events leading up to JJ’s birth. His grandparents, mother and her best friend all contributed and shared their memories and impressions of prenatal appointments, first heartbeats, what labor and delivery was like, their first two days together in the hospital, their painful goodbye, and how they each coped with the separation. I wanted JJ to have as much information about his origin as possible while also making it clear to him, that he was always an important part of this family even though he wasn’t raised in it.

3) Family Tartan Receiving Blanket- The Leslie Clan has a motto — ‘Grip Fast’. It means that you show up for each other, that you’re brave and courageous, determined and strong, that you have strength of character and grit…it means that you are a substantial force. It means, being prepared to face anything that may come your way with an attitude that says ‘bring it!’

I was particularly moved at how much JJ exemplified these family characteristics naturally, when he very courageously and with an open heart, reached out to his birth mother. Luckily Clan Leslie also has their own official tartan plaid, which we used for this family induction ceremony. Tisha took the tartan that had been draped around her shoulders and passed it around the entire circle, ending with Grandpa Bob who then placed the symbol of their family over the shoulders of JJ, his firstborn grandson. This tartan plaid is a physical representation of the family legacy, identity and inheritance that now belongs to JJ.

3) A Birth Mother’s Vows- It was important for Tisha to make public promises to her son, especially since so much of their past had been private. Here are the promises and vows that she made to her first born son:

“As we look toward the future together, I want to thank you for finding me and forgiving me and for giving me the privilege to be a mother to you again. Whether you were aware of if or not, I want you to know that you have always been an important part of me, and this family, and you’ve always been loved…and you will continue to be loved. Always.
In the days ahead, I promise that I will continue to build and invest in a relationship with you, pledge to always act in your best interest, and I will work diligently on my own heart — not letting my negative thoughts, judgments or disappointment of missed opportunities, rob me, or us, of all the amazing things that still can be — a life of love and family that I hope for all of us.

I will continue to work on myself so that I can be a bright light on your path, a source of strength and be someone you can look up to. I will be present both emotionally and physically, I want you to feel secure in knowing that you have my complete trust and unconditional love, that you belong here. With me. With us.

I will support and protect your freedom while giving you room to grow. I will be on your team, will always support and encourage you as you chase your dreams. I will delight in your becoming, trusting what I know of you — that you are kind, open, brave and loving — you have everything you need inside of you already. I am proud of you.
I can’t promise that life will be easy. But I can promise that you have my loyalty, gratitude, affection and my unconditional love for a lifetime. I will grip fast to this sacred connection between us today, tomorrow and forever.”

4) Sacred Connections — The final part of the ceremony was devoted to affirming every member of the tribe’s connection with JJ as well as with each other — to reinforce the value that everyone, no matter their age, has the potential and the responsibility to initiate a new impulse if and when, the beat of this tribe momentarily becomes lost.
Every member got a bundle of colorful yarn and took time exchanging their cords with every member of the tribe, starting with JJ. This ritual action was done to demonstrate the unbreakable bonds they all share as a family and how they were all interconnected. The final result was a beautiful, brightly colored, messy and complicated web that reminded everyone present of their linchpin roles within the evolving family.

Creating and then performing this ceremony was an amazing experience for me. I’ve seen many examples of adoption ceremonies and entrustment ceremonies (both are focused on the beginning process of adoption and joining a new family), but couldn’t find anything to aid and ease the way for adult children desiring a relationship with a birth family and parent. I spent weeks interviewing other people whose lives were touched by adoption, spent hours upon hours reading adoption boards and chat rooms. What I discovered is that it’s natural to see one’s own story in a way that discounts you from feeling like you have a legitimate experience of loss, maybe because the details of your own story don’t fit neatly into a clean cut uncomplicated boxes. This is true for this family as well.

As a celebrant, I am always looking for the hero of a story, and with this family ceremony, there were many heroes who emerged. There were the grandparents who prayed for their grandson everyday from the moment they learned of his conception, who visited him when he was a toddler, and loved their daughter unconditionally through the hardest thing she’s ever gone through. There were hero best friends who accompanied Tisha to Planned Parenthood for blood tests to confirm the pregnancy and who were by her side through labor and birth, who sent her Mother’s Day cards and supported her through all the years of separation and not knowing. There is a hero husband who always encouraged Tisha that one day their family would be whole. There’s the hero birth mother, who chose life and gave up raising her son so that he could have more than she could give. Then there are adoptive parents in general, these heroes crack their lives wide open and love in ways that many of us can not begin to comprehend. For Tisha, the adoptive parents she interviewed while pregnant “gave her hope that she could still be a respectable person with a bright future”, they inspired her to hope for more for her son. There’s the hero father, adoptive mother and all the brothers and sisters who love and raised JJ for 20 years. And then of course, there’s the hero, JJ, who went looking for his mother not knowing what he would find.

I’m sharing the creation process of this new ceremony in hopes that others who find themselves in a similar situation, separated and not knowing a birth parent, can have a blue print to follow and help with a reunion.
After the ceremony, both JJ and Tisha reported that they definitely felt a shift in energy, even though they had been together over the past year, there was something about calling together their family with this intention, to align themselves for the future, that made everyone feel secure in their relationships.

I also understand that my friend Tisha is an extraordinary example, and not everyone has the know how and fearlessness to stand so firmly and securely in her story and not become paralyzed with shame or regret for not raising her son. Her bravery in being willing to experience fully, these raw emotions and acknowledge her vulnerability, allowed her to grip fast to this second chance and be a shining example for her whole family.

The Dalai Lama recently tweeted, and I agree wholeheartedly: “The future can be different if we choose to make it so. There is no time for complacency, hope lies in what action we take.”

Alisa Tongg, Celebrant www.alisatonggcelebrant.com
Bradley Lanphear, Photographer http://bradleylanphear.com/
Alderbrook Resort https://www.alderbrookresort.com/
PF Films http://pfweddings.com/

Here at Alderbrook, the Spa team strives to capture elements of nature and bring them into our beautiful treatment rooms, allowing our guests to close their eyes and be transported to a wellness wonderland, featuring elements from our gorgeous trails and our pristine Hood Canal. When building the menu of offerings at the Spa, we take a multifaceted approach, concocting services that are not only luxurious and pampering, but also make wellness the priority. We do this by offering services composed of natural and organic products, aimed to treat not only the body but mind as well.

One of our favorite services offered at the Spa is our Aromatherapy Salt Glow, which features organic Sea Salt, rich in trace minerals. Through the gentle buffing done by our Spa team’s expert therapists, dry and dull skin is removed, revealing skin that is smooth and summer ready. Through the use of essential oils, selected by the guest, the service is customized to aid in natural healing. As the salt scrub is washed away, organic and raw shea butter is massaged into the skin, giving you the perfect dose of moisture. And moisture is the key to healthy and luscious skin!

Whether you are needing a little lavender to aid in relaxation, or blood orange essential oils to help energize and invigorate, the Spa has just what you need. We invite you to visit the Spa and experience this custom service, letting our first-class therapists indulge your senses and ease your mind.


 

Create your own northwest tradition at Alderbrook Resort & Spa with our year-round experiences. Most activities are complimentary to hotel guests and $10 for non-hotel guests.

 

MAY GUEST EXPERIENCE BROCHURE

Daily: 

Tasting Menu
Restaurant & Lounge

Mondays:

Spa Experience
Lobby, 10-11AM
Enjoy a complimentary, abbreviated spa experience as part of your Alderbrook northwest tradition.

Trivia 
Lounge, 6-8PM
Put your trivia skills to the test and enjoy a casual night in our Lounge with a chance to win weekly prizes as well as a grand prize of an overnight stay in June.

All Levels Yoga
Twanoh Room, 7PM, Complimentary to Hotel Guests, 8 Class Session, $80 Per Non-Hotel Guest, 6 Student Minimum Pre-Registration Required, ONLINE REGISTRATION, Please call 360.556.6205

Tuesdays:

Geocaching
Property-Wide, All Day
Explore our property and our private set of caches on a self-guided, GPS-driven scavenger hunt.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 

1/2 Off Select Bottles of Wine
Restaurant, 5-9PM

Thursdays:

Watercolor Painting Class
Waterfront Checkerboard, 5-6PM
Capture the beauty of the Hood Canal in this weekly Creativity on the Canal experience.

Fridays:

Aqua Yoga
Saltwater Pool, 10-11AM
Greet the weekend with a soothing aqua yoga class held in our indoor, heated, saltwater pool resting on Hood Canal’s shores. This weekly class is led by local Yogini, Michelle Pugh, of Joonbug Yoga.

Welcome Reception Featuring Sparkling Rose & House-Made Chocolates
Lobby, 5-6PM

Live Music & Happy Hour
Lounge, 9PM-Midnight
May 5th: Scott Taylor
May 12th: Anna Robinson
May 19th: Tracy Sayler
May 26th: Scott Lesman

Saturdays:

Chef’s Table: Trail to Table Foray
Nature Trails & Lobby, 3PM
Forage for edible greens, mushrooms and berries on our nature trails and then enjoy a cooking demonstration with these foraged items with our Chef in this weekly, complimentary, edible landscape experience.

Saturdays & Sundays:

Union City Shopping Shuttle
Leaves Resort entrance every half hour between 11AM-3PM
Explore the area and support local businesses on our weekly shuttle.

EVENT:

Canal Cinemas: May 4th (Thursday)
Union City Market, 6-8PM, featuring My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea
Enjoy a night out in Union City at our monthly Canal Cinema showing in partnership with Dragonfly Cinema.

Canal Cinema showings are the 1st Thursday of every month and are held inside a historic marina in the winter and outdoors on the marina’s patio in the summer. Cost of the movie is $10 per guest. All are welcome to attend. Outside food and drink is not permitted. Refreshments are available on premise for purchase. Online tickets can be found on Brown Paper Tickets.

Full Moon Yoga: May 10th (Wednesday)
Twanoh Room, 7-8PM

Revel in the serenity of moonlit yoga on the shores of Hood Canal in a class led by local Yogini, Michelle Pugh, of Joonbug Yoga. Full moon yoga is complimentary to hotel guests and $10 for non-hotel guests. Non-hotel guests are welcome to pay for the class at our hotel front desk prior to the class. The Full Moon yoga class in May will be held indoors in our Twanoh Room on Wednesday, May 10th, at 7PM. Please email or call us at 360.898.2145 for information

Mother’s Day Brunch: May 14th (Sunday)
Located in our Restaurant, $49-adults, $16-children 10 & under, 8AM-2:30PM, MENU, ONLINE RESERVATIONS, or call 360.898.5500
Honor the fabulous women in your life with our luxurious brunch.

Queen’s Picnic: May 14th (Sunday)
Aboard Lady Alderbrook & at Union City Market, ONLINE TICKETS, $95 per person+tax & gratuities, Space limited to 40 guests
Treat Mom like a Queen aboard our private yacht, the Lady Alderbrook, with a caviar cruise and mimosas, brunch at our historic marina and a dessert return cruise. 

TIMELINE:

Depart Alderbrook Resort 11:00AM
Caviar Cruise 11:00-11:45AM
Arrive at the Union City Market 11:45AM
Brunch Served 12:00PM
Depart Union City Market 1:00PM
Desert Cruise 1:00-1:45PM
Arrive at Alderbrook Resort 1:45PM

MENU FEATURES:

Fresh Pastries
Fruit and Berries with Chantilly Cram
Huckleberry Bran Muffins w/ Lemon Curd
House made Brioche French Toast
Local Skokomish Valley Greens
Dungeness and Hood Canal Spot Prawn Frittatas w/ house made Crème Fraiche
Foraged Spring Hash
Crepes with Blue Ox Whiskey Caramel
Cheese and Charcuterie featuring local cheeses and house cured meats
Poached Spring Salmon w/ accompaniments

Canal Cookout Featuring a NW Paella: May 18th (Thursday)
Union City Market, 6-8PM, $45 Per Person, ONLINE TICKETS, Advanced Reservations Strongly Recommended online or phone at 360.898.3500 

Memorial Weekend

Guided Hikes with Author, Craig Romano
Saturday & Sunday, May 27th & 28th: Presentation at 10AM in our Twanoh Room & Guided Hike at 11AM on Nature Trails

Magic & Comedy Shows with Nate Jester
Sunday, May 28th, Magic Show at 4PM & Comedy Show at 7PM in our Mount Washington Conference Center

Outdoor Patio Opening
Patio, 5/26: 4-9PM, 5/27-28: 12-9PM, 5/29: 12-4PM, Weather Permitting
Kick off the summer in true Hood Canal fashion by dining on our seasonal outdoor patio. 

Live Music: Rob Hill, 12-4PM 

Our friend Obsessed by Portia visited earlier to help us kick off Oyster Month, which goes through April and celebrates our favorite local bivalves! Follow along the next few days to check out how she and her family spent a sunny weekend on the canal.

A spring vacation does a family good.  Taking a few days to play on the beach @alderbrookresort is exactly what we needed.

One of our favorite discoveries @alderbrookresort was finding the opportunity to create around every corner.  Easels and art supplies are readily available and encouraged by the resort

 The Restaurant at Alderbrook offers a quintessential Northwest culinary experience with an emphasis on farm to table.  I recommend the homemade pasta paired with a @mosquitofleetwinery Petit Verdot. 

Brunch goals achieved

     

There was nothing but sun during our stay (despite rain everywhere else in the PNW) – so we did a whole lot of this…(

The saltwater pool entertained the girls for hours!  I loved the hot tub, sauna and steam room 🙂  

People always ask me if Alderbrook is family friendly. . .uuuhhh, yes-it’s my family’s favorite spot to get away, so even when I’m not working, you may see me out here! In fact, we spent a few days here over Spring Break. I was working part of the time (on Alderbrook’s complimentary wifi!) and playing part of the time.

First stop is always the indoor pool. We spend lots of time there! A few of our other favorite things to do include making smores by the fire pit. . .(we enjoy this even during the winter), playing with the resident kitties—Alder and Brook, walking on Alderbrook’s amazing trails where there is even complimentary geocaching available if you feel like adding a little more adventure and excitement to your family hike.

 

Our kiddos love art projects so the complimentary sketch books and pencils in the room are wonderful along w/ the art stations throughout the resort. One is located up near the Xbox game room which Dad loves to frequent w/ the kids while I enjoy some relaxation time in the spa. Thanks Hon 😊

While we aren’t enjoying all of the above, you can probably find us running around on the Cottage Lawn playing one of the many games Alderbrook has for their guests to enjoy or dining in the restaurant which has a huge children’s menu and fun pictures for the kids to color. (My kids prefer “room service” so we do give in to that at least once but the hubs and I like the restaurant so we can easily order another drink if need be 😊).

Seriously, if you are looking for a place to get away with your kids you should check out Alderbrook Resort & Spa…my son just said he likes Alderbrook best, even over Hawaii and Disneyland!! I like it best because it’s only a few hours from home so we can make last minute plans on a whim!


With more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Kimberly was drawn to Alderbrook Resort & Spa because of its beauty and healthy work-life balance. After 10 years of being a part of the Alderbrook family, she still strives to create that same special feeling for each client and guest. It is not only a place of work but also where she and her family vacation to make their own Northwest memories. Kimberly resides in Woodinville, WA with her husband and two children.

Contact Kimberly at: kimberly.wyckoff@alderbrookresort.com or 206.795.7309.

Create your own northwest tradition at Alderbrook Resort & Spa with our year-round experiences. Most activities are complimentary to hotel guests and $10 for non-hotel guests.

APRIL GUEST EXPERIENCE BROCHURE

Daily: 

Oyster MENU
Restaurant & Lounge

Oyster Harvest
Dock, 4:30-5PM

Mondays:

Skin Oxygenation 
Lobby, 10-11AM
Replenish your skin with a natural, hyperbaric oxygen treatment available in our Spa.

Trivia 
Lounge, 6-8PM
Put your trivia skills to the test and enjoy a casual night in our Lounge with a chance to win weekly prizes as well as a grand prize of an overnight stay in June.

Restorative Yoga
Twanoh Room, 7PM, Complimentary to Hotel Guests, 8 Class Session, $80 Per Non-Hotel Guest, 6 Student Minimum Pre-Registration Required, ONLINE REGISTRATION, Please call 360.556.6205

Tuesdays:

Kid’s Watercolor Painting Class
Waterfront Checkerboard, 5-6PM
Capture the beauty of the Hood Canal with your family in this weekly Creativity on the Canal experience.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 

1/2 Off Select Bottles of Wine
Restaurant, 5-9PM

Wednesdays:

Beach Tour
Waterfront, Times are Tide Dependent, 4/5: 2PM, 4/12: 9AM, 4/19: 2PM, 4/26: 9AM
Explore the shores of Hood Canal and identify the sea life with this weekly guided beach walk.

Thursdays:

Oyster BBQ
Cottage Lawn, 5-6PM
Savor a perfectly cooked oyster-fresh from our beach and BBQ!

Fridays:

Aqua Yoga
Saltwater Pool, 10-11AM
Greet the weekend with a soothing aqua yoga class held in our indoor, heated, saltwater pool resting on Hood Canal’s shores. This weekly class is led by local Yogini, Michelle Pugh, of Joonbug Yoga.

Welcome Reception
Lobby, 5-6PM
Start the weekend with fresh oysters, served by our friends at Hama Hama Oyster Company paired with sparkling wine at our weekly welcome reception.

Live Music & Happy Hour
Lounge, 9PM-Midnight
April 7th: Scott Lesman
April 14th: The Folkers
April 21st: Dan & Shannon
April 28th: Tiffiny Theis

Saturdays:

Chef Oyster Shucking Demonstrations
Restaurant, 2-3PM

Saturdays & Sundays:

Union City Shopping Shuttle
Leaves Resort entrance every half hour between 11AM-3PM
Explore the area and support local businesses on our weekly shuttle.

EVENT:

Canal Cinemas: April 6th (Thursday)
Union City Market, 6-8PM, Featured movies will be announced 2 months prior to the event.
Enjoy a night out in Union City at our monthly Canal Cinema showing in partnership with Dragonfly Cinema.

Canal Cinema showings are the 1st Thursday of every month and are held inside a historic marina in the winter and outdoors on the marina’s patio in the summer. Cost of the movie is $10 per guest. All are welcome to attend. Outside food and drink is not permitted. Refreshments are available on premise for purchase. Online tickets can be found on Brown Paper Tickets.

Full Moon Yoga: April 10th (Monday)
Twanoh Room, 7-8PM

Revel in the serenity of moonlit yoga on the shores of Hood Canal in a class led by local Yogini, Michelle Pugh, of Joonbug Yoga. Full moon yoga is complimentary to hotel guests and $10 for non-hotel guests. Non-hotel guests are welcome to pay for the class at our hotel front desk prior to the class. The Full Moon yoga class in April will be held indoors in our Twanoh Room on Monday, April 10th, at 7PM. Please email or call us at 360.898.2145 for information.

Easter Egg Coloring: April 15th (Saturday)
Mount Washington Room A, 12-4PM, Complimentary to hotel guests, $10 for non-hotel guests
Get ready for our Easter egg hunt at our egg coloring stations!

Easter Brunch: April 16th (Sunday)
Restaurant, 8AM-2:30PM, $49-Adults, $16-Children 10 & Under, MENUONLINE RESERVATIONS  or call at 360.898.3500, Advanced Reservations Required
Make our Easter Brunch your Northwest Tradition!

Easter Egg Hunt: April 16th (Sunday)
Waterfront Lawn-Children 5 & Under, Cottage Lawn-Children 6-10, Begins at 1PM, Complimentary

Canal Cookout Featuring a Celebration of Shellfish: April 20th (Thursday)
Union City Market, 6-8PM, $45 Per Person, ONLINE TICKETS, Advanced Reservations Strongly Recommended online or phone at 360.898.3500 

Mark has been with Alderbrook Resort since the reopening in 2004. He has over 20 years experience in the hospitality industry, working in restaurants, private clubs, and hotels. Mark has held several positions at the Alderbrook, including Banquet Manager, Food and Beverage Director, and Director of Catering. For the past several years, Mark has been the Director of Sales. Outside of work, Mark enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports and kayaking.

Contact Mark at: mark.phelan@alderbrookresort.com or 360.204.4776. 


Corporate retreats, meetings and conferences at Alderbrook Resort will inspire and awe even the most jaded attendee. Click HERE to watch our Group Retreat movie.

Accommodating groups from 12 to 200, it starts with exceptional meeting facilities in a gorgeous setting and genuine service. Alderbrook Resort & Spa offers 7,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with state-of-the-art multimedia presentation technology and high-speed internet access. Our grand ballroom is filled with natural light and has stunning mountain, garden and water views. It’s also adjacent to an inviting foyer ideal for conference registration, meeting breaks and cocktail receptions.

Our meeting facilities have easy access to expansive decks and waterfront venues. We can prepare a selection of snacks, a buffet, or even a beachfront barbecue. This is the quintessential place for people to unwind, get to know each other, and experience something out of the ordinary. Evening cocktails and stargazing. New relationships are forged. Old ones are reconnected.

The resort provides complimentary self parking and valet parking service options for your event and meeting attendees.

Don’t forget tee times at our PGA golf course. Or the Spa at Alderbrook. Chartered boat trips, tennis, kayak tours and custom team building. Let us know what your group needs. We want to make it happen.

Explore yoga, meditation, nutrition, tai chi, forest bathing, art, journaling and more at this weekend yoga retreat. Register by March 17th, 2017 at www.JoonbugYoga.com

Our introspective yoga retreat offers modifications for all levels of experience. Learn the basics on how to balance your yoga lifestyle with healthy nutrition practices and feel the benefits of daily exercise, stress relief, a sense of peace, increased energy, flexibility and strength in mind, body and spirit. Return home refreshed, rejuvenated and renewed from a weekend within!

Create your own northwest tradition at Alderbrook Resort & Spa with our year-round experiences. Most activities are complimentary to hotel guests and $10 for non-hotel guests.

MARCH GUEST EXPERIENCE BROCHURE

Daily: 

Whiskey Flights
Restaurant & Lounge, All Day

Sundays: 

Sea to Shore Menu
Restaurant, 5-9PM

Mondays: 

Sea Salt Body Scrub
Lobby, 10-11AM
Combine sea salt, oils and essential oils to make your own personalized body scrub to take home or to your guestroom as an introduction to the full relaxation that our fabulous Spa has to offer.

Restorative Yoga
Twanoh Room, 7PM, Complimentary to Hotel Guests, 8 Class Session, $80 Per Non-Hotel Guest, 6 Student Minimum Pre-Registration Required, ONLINE REGISTRATION, Please call 360.556.6205

Tuesdays: 

Geocaching
Nature Trails, All Day
Explore our private geocaching course throughout the property for a high-tech scavenger hunt.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 

1/2 Off Select Bottles of Wine
Restaurant, 5-9PM

Mondays-Thursdays: 

Winter Tasting Menu
Restaurant, 5-9PM

Mondays-Fridays: 

Happy Hour
Lounge, 3-6PM

Fridays:

Aqua Yoga
Saltwater Pool, 10-11AM
Greet the weekend with a soothing aqua yoga class held in our indoor, heated, saltwater pool resting on Hood Canal’s shores. This weekly class is led by local Yogini, Michelle Pugh, of Joonbug Yoga.

BattleBrook Private Label Beer Tasting by Fish Tale
Lobby, 5-6PM
Raise a glass of our private label saison, BattleBrook Beer, crafted exclusively for Alderbrook by Fish Tale.

Live Music & Happy Hour
Lounge, 9PM-Midnight
March 3rd: Anna Robinson
March 10th: The W Lovers
March 17th: The Lady Drinks Whiskey
March 24th: Northwest Chill
March 31st: The Side Project

Saturdays in March: 

Trail to Chef’s Table: Foraging for Nettles & Mushrooms
Lobby & Nature Trails, 3-4PM
Meet our Executive Chef, Josh Delgado and chat with him while he prepares and serves you bites showcasing our “edible landscape” foraged from our nature trails and grounds.

Saturdays & Sundays in March:

Union City Shopping Shuttle
Leaves Resort entrance every half hour between 11AM-3PM
Explore the area and support local businesses on our weekly shuttle.

EVENTS:

Canal Cinemas Featuring 2017 Oscar Nominated Short Action Films: March 2nd (Thursday)
Union City Market, 6-8PM
Enjoy a night out in Union City at our monthly Canal Cinema showing in partnership with Dragonfly Cinema.

Canal Cinema showings are the 1st Thursday of every month and are held inside a historic marina in the winter and outdoors on the marina’s patio in the summer. Cost of the movie is $10 per guest. All are welcome to attend. Outside food and drink is not permitted. Refreshments are available on premise for purchase. Online tickets can be found on Brown Paper Tickets.

Whiskey Dinner: March 10th (Friday)
Restaurant, $105 per person, MENU, ONLINE RESERVATIONS
Enjoy 5 courses created by our Executive Chef, Josh Delgado, paired with whiskeys finely distilled by Seattle’s OOLA Distillery, including the private label Blue Ox Blend made for Alderbrook. This is event is or 21+ guests.

Full Moon Yoga: March 12th (Sunday)
Twanoh Room, 7-8PM

Revel in the serenity of moonlit yoga on the shores of Hood Canal in a class led by local Yogini, Michelle Pugh, of Joonbug Yoga. Full moon yoga is complimentary to hotel guests and $10 for non-hotel guests. Non-hotel guests are welcome to pay for the class at our hotel front desk prior to the class. The Full Moon yoga class in March will be held indoors in our Twanoh Room on Sunday, March 12th, at 7PM. Please email or call us at 360.898.2145 for information.

Canal Cookout Featuring “Heading North”, Beaver & Moose Poutine: March 16th (Thursday)
Union City Market, 6-8PM, $45 Per Person, ONLINE TICKETS, Advanced Reservations Strongly Recommended online or phone at 360.898.3500 

St. Paddle’s Day: March 18th (Saturday)
Waterfront, Please call us at 360.898.2145 for more information.  Please register online for the race HERE. Follow our Facebook event page for updates.

Celebrate the beginning of paddling season with our annual tradition: St. Paddle’s Day! Enjoy family-friendly non-sanctioned races, hearty fare, warm beverages, our BattleBrook Beer by Fish Brewing and SUP yoga by Joonbug Yoga! This event is co-hosted by Salmon Bay Paddle.

Online race registration is available online via Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2880869).

Online SUP Yoga class registration is available online (http://joonbugyoga.com/events-retreats/).

TIMELINE:
8:30 race registration and vendor set up
10:00 safety meeting (mandatory for all racers)
10:30 kid’s paddle (parents must be present)
11:15 start of adult long course
11:30 start of adult short course
11:45-12:30 kid’s SUP clinic taught by Michelle Pugh of Joonbug Yoga
12:45-1:30 SUP yoga taught by Michelle Pugh of Joonbug Yoga
2:00 Results and prizes

Health & Wellness Yoga Retreat: March 24th-26th (Friday-Sunday)
Locations Vary, advanced registration by February 24th required ONLINE REGISTRATION
Explore a creative approach to the art of health and wellness during a fabulous weekend of yoga, meditation, nutrition, tai chi, art, journaling and more.

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Please call us at 360.898.2145 for reservations

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Based on double occupancy. Subject to room and rate availability. Not applicable towards contracted rates, with any other offer or for groups. Not applicable during Federal holiday weekends. Package does not include room taxes. Other restrictions may apply. Can not be combined with additional discounts.

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Last Minute Wedding Dates

-11/4/17
-11/11/17
-12/16/17

Please call us at 360.898.5514 for information. $75 per person food and beverage minimum required.

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