Get To Know Alderbook
It's A Team Effort!
My job title here at Alderbrook Resort and Spa is Trails Steward. “What does that mean?” ask many people. Simply put, I’m here to make sure you have a great experience on our trails. But really, I just play in the woods all day.
Learn with Morgan!
Now that you know a little about me and what Alderbrook Resort and Spa has to offer from my first and second blog posts, let me tell you what to expect out of this series. Most simply, I love learning about our natural world. Having just moved to the Olympic Peninsula not too long ago from a very different place, there is so much to learn.
An Alderbrook Adventure with Morgan
Strap on some sturdy shoes because I’m going to take you on an adventure. Oh, and not just any adventure… an Alderbrook Adventure!
Trail to Sea: Exploring with Morgan
Hi! I’m Morgan Scherer (SHEAR-er), the Trails Steward at Alderbrook Resort & Spa. I will be coming to you with periodic blog posts about anything outdoors at Alderbrook!
Explore the Hood Canal in February
From the trails of Olympic National Park and Forest to the beautiful waters next to Alderbrook Resort, serene adventures and sweet treats are coming to the Hood Canal. As the dreary days of winter start to wane, we find ourselves wanting to get out and explore. After being stuck inside during the rainiest months of the year, we emerge from our dens hoping to dust ourselves off and get back into the wilds of the Pacific Northwest. We long to connect with others, eating good foods and spending time with loved ones, away from the dwellings we have been in for the past few weeks and months. Along Hood Canal, you’ll be able to find both indoor and outdoor activities that will make the gray skies seem sunny.
Meet Our Team: Liv Bourne
With 10 years of experience working in the event industry for Fairmont Hotels and Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Liv found her home at Alderbrook Resort & Spa. She grew up in the Olympia area and graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Hospitality Business Management. Liv fell in love with Alderbrook when she and her husband married at the property in 2015 and joined our team shortly after. She is currently pursuing an MBA with a focus in Hospitality Management at Washington State University and enjoys cooking, wine and traveling with her husband and family.
Drawing inspiration from the land, sea, and air of the Pacific Northwest region in which it’s situated, Alderbrook Resort & Spa announced today it completed the first phase in a full property enhancement: the refresh of its 77 guest rooms.
Alderbrook has enhanced its guest room experience with a sleeker, lighter and brighter design drawing from the colors in and around the picturesque waters of the Hood Canal. The guest rooms within the main building are now home to updated carpeting, lighting, paint colors, linens, upholstery, entertainment centers, wardrobes, amenity decor and larger, high-resolution TVs.
Meet Our Executive Chef
Alderbrook Resort & Spa, located on the picturesque Hood Canal two hours west of Seattle, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Jones as Executive Chef. Chef Jones was most recently Executive Chef at The Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, Mont. and brings skills in fine dining, banquets, off-site catering, and large special events. He also has extensive experience in fostering community relationships and utilizing local fare, which is a key pillar of Alderbrook’s culinary program.
Canal Confections Lollipop
A Hood Canal native, Dallas Miller renders confections in canal kitchens such as the Union City Market and Alderbrook Resort & Spa. Dallas contributes to a creative collective of women focused on showcasing Hood Canal’s bounty and beauty. Purchase handmade confections at Union City Market.
Raikes Beef Co Debut on Menu
The Raikes family places a deep care for the quality of products and services. From the Nebraska family farm started in 1901, to ownership of northwestern iconic destination Alderbrook Resort & Spa, the Raikes Family Farm welcomes you to their family table. Please follow us as we embark on a culinary journey to tell stories from the Raikes family farm table.
Meet our Team: Kimberly Wyckoff
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.
Guest Blog Post on A Family Reunion by Esther Liu
It all started with the very first phone call of excellent customer service that this trip happened. 2 nights, 26 adults, 19 kids, 11 rooms, 1 cottage, 9 pac n play and 1 catered dinner buffet in a private room. Thanks to the entire team at Alderbrook for making this happen, it is now the highlight of our summer 2018 that will be remembered forever. Alderbrook no doubt has the best team to assist you in any event planning with them. Throughout the whole planning process they were extremely responsive and made not even one single mistake despite all the various requests made to accommodate families of different needs. Dinner buffet was exceptional and was replenished constantly. I’ve had various people coming to me telling how surprised they are with regard to the quality of the food. The final invoice and charges all came through as expected, no hidden charge or unexpected surprise. The families are already talking about coming back again next year.
3 Reasons To Hit The Ball At The Alderbrook Golf Course...and stay at the Alderbrook Resort & Spa
In northwest Washington, along the banks of the Hood Canal, sits the sprawling Alderbrook Golf and Yacht Club as well as the stunning Alderbrook Spa and Resort. Sitting in the shadows of the majestic Olympia Mountains, both destinations have become known for their hospitality as well as the wide variety of activities available to visitors.
Guest Post: Birth Mother Found, Embraces Second Chance To Be A Mother, Family Gathers For Ceremony
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.