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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.

JULY GUEST EXPERIENCE BROCHURE

Daily:

Outdoor Patio Open
Patio, 12-8PM, Weather Permitting
Celebrate summer al fresco on our seasonal outdoor patio.

Tasting Menu
Restaurant, 5-9PM

Mondays:

Spa Experience
Lobby, 10-11AM
Enjoy a complimentary, abbreviated spa experience as part of your Alderbrook northwest tradition. July will feature a Intraceuticals Oxygenation treatment.

All Levels Yoga
Waterfront Checkerboard, 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.

Mondays & Wednesdays: 

Scenic Lady Alderbrook Cruises
Lady Alderbrook, 2-3:30PM, $10-Kids, $15-Seniors, $20-Adults, BOOK ONLINE HERE
Explore Hood Canal aboard our private yacht, the Lady Alderbrook, while enjoying a narration of the local scenery. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. To-go lunch aboard the cruise can be arranged through our Restaurant by calling 360.898.5500.

Wednesdays:

Floating Golf Green 
Waterfront, 4-5PM
Perfect your swing canal-side at our weekly floating green golf challenge!

Wednesdays-Sundays: 

Outdoor Live Music
Patio, Times Vary Based Upon Day
Wednesdays: Manny, 5-8PM
Thursdays: Ethan Tucker, 5-8PM
Fridays: Emily McVicker, 5-8PM
Saturdays & Sundays: Rob Hill, 12-4PM

Thursdays:

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

Campfire Sing-a-long
Firepit, 8-10PM, Hosted by Vaughn Johannes
Enjoy a nostalgic Hood Canal summertime experience with acoustic guitar, singing and s’mores.

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
Featuring Lavender Ice Cream Floats.

Live Music & Happy Hour
Lounge, 9PM-Midnight
July 7th: W Lovers
July 14th: Scott Taylor
July 21st: Norman Baker
July 28th: Hippy and the Squids

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.

Sundays:

Kayaking 101
Waterfront, 10-10:30AM
Learn kayaking best practices from our resident expert paddlers and have fun exploring Hood Canal.

EVENT:

Thunder on the Canal: July 3rd (Monday)
Property-wide, 4PM-12AM
Dance the night away under the stars at our annual Northwest Tradition. Our seasonal patio will be open from 12PM until the fireworks show.

COST:
• Complimentary to overnight guests
• $10 per person for non-hotel guests at entrance gate*
TIMELINE:
• 12PM: Outdoor Patio Opens
• 12PM: Lawn Games begin
• 3PM: Property Access for non-hotel guests opens
• 3PM: Food & Beverage additional options available*
• 4PM: “The Big Blue Van” with live music and dancing begins
• 7PM: Oyster eating contest begins
• 7:15PM: “Type-A” with live music and dancing begins
• 10:20PM (approximately): fireworks show begins
• 10:20PM: Outdoor food & beverage options close
• 1AM: Indoor food & beverage options close

*This is a cash only event

Canal Cinemas and Peer-Pier: July 6th (Thursday)
Union City Market, Canal Cinemas: 7-9PM, Peer-Pier: 9:30-10:30PM. Featuring The Hero.
Enjoy a night out in Union City at our monthly Canal Cinema showing in partnership with Dragonfly Cinema. Explore Hood Canal sea life with under water night lights off our dock for this monthly version of Peer-Pier.

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. Guests must receive parking validation with a $10 purchase from Union City Market to attend Peer Pier exclusively. 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: July 8th (Saturday)
Waterfront Checkerboard, 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 July will be held outdoors at our Waterfront Checkerboard on Saturday, July 8th, at 7PM.

Canal Cookout Featuring the Fisherman’s Table: July 20th (Thursday)
Union City Market, 6-8PM, $45 Per Person, ONLINE TICKETS, Advanced Reservations Strongly Recommended online or phone at 360.898.3500.
Raise a glass to the local food and drink that Hood Canal has to offer at our monthly Canal Cookouts-held the third Thursday of every month at  at our offsite location, the Union City Market.

Spa Party: July 25th (Tuesday)
Spa, 11AM-1:30PM, $50 Per Person, Call for Advanced Spa Reservations at 360.898.5520, or our Reservations Department at 360.898.2145 for room and package reservations.

Open to all! Enjoy scheduled mini Opulence Eye Treatments with Intracueticals, as well as Matcha Brightening hand treatments. On-site vendors include Naturopathica and Intraceuticals. A gift with purchase of $200 or more will be open to all Spa guests the day of the event. Receive 30% off accommodations with our Spa Party package.

Invigorate Yoga Retreat: July 29th (Saturday)
Locations Vary, 10AM-4PM, $45 per person per session or $120 for the entire day, advanced registration by July 8th required, ONLINE REGISTRATION.
Enjoy SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Yoga, Aqua Yoga in our Saltwater Pool, Waterfront Yoga and Restorative Yoga sessions either as individual sessions or as a full day retreat!

JULY GUEST EXPERIENCE BROCHURE

Daily:

Outdoor Patio Open
Patio, 12-8PM, Weather Permitting
Celebrate summer al fresco on our seasonal outdoor patio.

Tasting Menu
Restaurant, 5-9PM

Mondays:

Spa Experience
Lobby, 10-11AM
Enjoy a complimentary, abbreviated spa experience as part of your Alderbrook northwest tradition. July will feature a Intraceuticals Oxygenation treatment.

All Levels Yoga
Waterfront Checkerboard, 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.

Mondays & Wednesdays: 

Scenic Lady Alderbrook Cruises
Lady Alderbrook, 2-3:30PM, $10-Kids, $15-Seniors, $20-Adults, BOOK ONLINE HERE
Explore Hood Canal aboard our private yacht, the Lady Alderbrook, while enjoying a narration of the local scenery. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. To-go lunch aboard the cruise can be arranged through our Restaurant by calling 360.898.5500.

Wednesdays:

Floating Golf Green 
Waterfront, 4-5PM
Perfect your swing canal-side at our weekly floating green golf challenge!

Wednesdays-Sundays: 

Outdoor Live Music
Patio, Times Vary Based Upon Day
Wednesdays: Manny, 5-8PM
Thursdays: Ethan Tucker, 5-8PM
Fridays: Emily McVicker, 5-8PM
Saturdays & Sundays: Rob Hill, 12-4PM

Thursdays:

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

Campfire Sing-a-long
Firepit, 8-10PM, Hosted by Vaughn Johannes
Enjoy a nostalgic Hood Canal summertime experience with acoustic guitar, singing and s’mores.

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
Featuring Lavender Ice Cream Floats.

Live Music & Happy Hour
Lounge, 9PM-Midnight
July 7th: W Lovers
July 14th: Scott Taylor
July 21st: Norman Baker
July 28th: Hippy and the Squids

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.

Sundays:

Kayaking 101
Waterfront, 10-10:30AM
Learn kayaking best practices from our resident expert paddlers and have fun exploring Hood Canal.

EVENT:

Thunder on the Canal: July 3rd (Monday)
Property-wide, 4PM-12AM
Dance the night away under the stars at our annual Northwest Tradition. Our seasonal patio will be open from 12PM until the fireworks show.

COST:
• Complimentary to overnight guests
• $10 per person for non-hotel guests at entrance gate*
TIMELINE:
• 12PM: Outdoor Patio Opens
• 12PM: Lawn Games begin
• 3PM: Property Access for non-hotel guests opens
• 3PM: Food & Beverage additional options available*
• 4PM: “The Big Blue Van” with live music and dancing begins
• 7PM: Oyster eating contest begins
• 7:15PM: “Type-A” with live music and dancing begins
• 10:20PM (approximately): fireworks show begins
• 10:20PM: Outdoor food & beverage options close
• 1AM: Indoor food & beverage options close

*This is a cash only event

Canal Cinemas and Peer-Pier: July 6th (Thursday)
Union City Market, Canal Cinemas: 7-9PM, Peer-Pier: 9:30-10:30PM. Featuring The Hero.
Enjoy a night out in Union City at our monthly Canal Cinema showing in partnership with Dragonfly Cinema. Explore Hood Canal sea life with under water night lights off our dock for this monthly version of Peer-Pier.

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. Guests must receive parking validation with a $10 purchase from Union City Market to attend Peer Pier exclusively. 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: July 8th (Saturday)
Waterfront Checkerboard, 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 July will be held outdoors at our Waterfront Checkerboard on Saturday, July 8th, at 7PM.

Canal Cookout Featuring the Fisherman’s Table: July 20th (Thursday)
Union City Market, 6-8PM, $45 Per Person, ONLINE TICKETS, Advanced Reservations Strongly Recommended online or phone at 360.898.3500.
Raise a glass to the local food and drink that Hood Canal has to offer at our monthly Canal Cookouts-held the third Thursday of every month at  at our offsite location, the Union City Market.

Spa Party: July 25th (Tuesday)
Spa, 11AM-1:30PM, $50 Per Person, Call for Advanced Spa Reservations at 360.898.5520, or our Reservations Department at 360.898.2145 for room and package reservations.

Open to all! Enjoy scheduled mini Opulence Eye Treatments with Intracueticals, as well as Matcha Brightening hand treatments. On-site vendors include Naturopathica and Intraceuticals. A gift with purchase of $200 or more will be open to all Spa guests the day of the event. Receive 30% off accommodations with our Spa Party package.

Invigorate Yoga Retreat: July 29th (Saturday)
Locations Vary, 10AM-4PM, $45 per person per session or $120 for the entire day, advanced registration by July 8th required, ONLINE REGISTRATION.
Enjoy SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Yoga, Aqua Yoga in our Saltwater Pool, Waterfront Yoga and Restorative Yoga sessions either as individual sessions or as a full day retreat!

JULY GUEST EXPERIENCE BROCHURE

Daily:

Outdoor Patio Open
Patio, 12-8PM, Weather Permitting
Celebrate summer al fresco on our seasonal outdoor patio.

Tasting Menu
Restaurant, 5-9PM

Mondays:

Spa Experience
Lobby, 10-11AM
Enjoy a complimentary, abbreviated spa experience as part of your Alderbrook northwest tradition. July will feature a Intraceuticals Oxygenation treatment.

All Levels Yoga
Waterfront Checkerboard, 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.

Mondays & Wednesdays: 

Scenic Lady Alderbrook Cruises
Lady Alderbrook, 2-3:30PM, $10-Kids, $15-Seniors, $20-Adults, BOOK ONLINE HERE
Explore Hood Canal aboard our private yacht, the Lady Alderbrook, while enjoying a narration of the local scenery. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. To-go lunch aboard the cruise can be arranged through our Restaurant by calling 360.898.5500.

Wednesdays:

Floating Golf Green 
Waterfront, 4-5PM
Perfect your swing canal-side at our weekly floating green golf challenge!

Wednesdays-Sundays: 

Outdoor Live Music
Patio, Times Vary Based Upon Day
Wednesdays: Manny, 5-8PM
Thursdays: Ethan Tucker, 5-8PM
Fridays: Emily McVicker, 5-8PM
Saturdays & Sundays: Rob Hill, 12-4PM

Thursdays:

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

Campfire Sing-a-long
Firepit, 8-10PM, Hosted by Vaughn Johannes
Enjoy a nostalgic Hood Canal summertime experience with acoustic guitar, singing and s’mores.

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
Featuring Lavender Ice Cream Floats.

Live Music & Happy Hour
Lounge, 9PM-Midnight
July 7th: W Lovers
July 14th: Scott Taylor
July 21st: Norman Baker
July 28th: Hippy and the Squids

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.

Sundays:

Kayaking 101
Waterfront, 10-10:30AM
Learn kayaking best practices from our resident expert paddlers and have fun exploring Hood Canal.

EVENT:

Thunder on the Canal: July 3rd (Monday)
Property-wide, 4PM-12AM
Dance the night away under the stars at our annual Northwest Tradition. Our seasonal patio will be open from 12PM until the fireworks show.

COST:
• Complimentary to overnight guests
• $10 per person for non-hotel guests at entrance gate*
TIMELINE:
• 12PM: Outdoor Patio Opens
• 12PM: Lawn Games begin
• 3PM: Property Access for non-hotel guests opens
• 3PM: Food & Beverage additional options available*
• 4PM: “The Big Blue Van” with live music and dancing begins
• 7PM: Oyster eating contest begins
• 7:15PM: “Type-A” with live music and dancing begins
• 10:20PM (approximately): fireworks show begins
• 10:20PM: Outdoor food & beverage options close
• 1AM: Indoor food & beverage options close

*This is a cash only event

Canal Cinemas and Peer-Pier: July 6th (Thursday)
Union City Market, Canal Cinemas: 7-9PM, Peer-Pier: 9:30-10:30PM. Featuring The Hero.
Enjoy a night out in Union City at our monthly Canal Cinema showing in partnership with Dragonfly Cinema. Explore Hood Canal sea life with under water night lights off our dock for this monthly version of Peer-Pier.

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. Guests must receive parking validation with a $10 purchase from Union City Market to attend Peer Pier exclusively. 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: July 8th (Saturday)
Waterfront Checkerboard, 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 July will be held outdoors at our Waterfront Checkerboard on Saturday, July 8th, at 7PM.

Canal Cookout Featuring the Fisherman’s Table: July 20th (Thursday)
Union City Market, 6-8PM, $45 Per Person, ONLINE TICKETS, Advanced Reservations Strongly Recommended online or phone at 360.898.3500.
Raise a glass to the local food and drink that Hood Canal has to offer at our monthly Canal Cookouts-held the third Thursday of every month at  at our offsite location, the Union City Market.

Spa Party: July 25th (Tuesday)
Spa, 11AM-1:30PM, $50 Per Person, Call for Advanced Spa Reservations at 360.898.5520, or our Reservations Department at 360.898.2145 for room and package reservations.

Open to all! Enjoy scheduled mini Opulence Eye Treatments with Intracueticals, as well as Matcha Brightening hand treatments. On-site vendors include Naturopathica and Intraceuticals. A gift with purchase of $200 or more will be open to all Spa guests the day of the event. Receive 30% off accommodations with our Spa Party package.

Invigorate Yoga Retreat: July 29th (Saturday)
Locations Vary, 10AM-4PM, $45 per person per session or $120 for the entire day, advanced registration by July 8th required, ONLINE REGISTRATION.
Enjoy SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Yoga, Aqua Yoga in our Saltwater Pool, Waterfront Yoga and Restorative Yoga sessions either as individual sessions or as a full day retreat!

Thank you to everyone for joining us at another great Father’s Day Brunch! We had so much fun celebrating with all of you and can’t wait to see you next year.  Dine with us again in June of 2018 for our next Father’s Day Brunch Celebration.

Follow our “What’s Happening” page online and social media for year-round events and activities for you to enjoy!

Thank you to everyone that joined us at our 1st annual Beer Dinner on June 16th, 2017! We had a great time sharing this event with all of our guests. Please enjoy some words about the event from Sarah Markiewicz, Duo Public Relations for Alderbrook Resort & Spa.

“To start the meal off, Chef Joshua Delgado shared about his inspiration behind the menu. The menu was heavily inspired by “staples” that we so often eat, especially as kids. Being Father’s Day weekend, Chef Josh decided to highlight some of the fun foods that we ate as children with our dads – but in an escalated way. Pulling inspiration from simple staple dishes like eggs and bacon, peanut butter and jelly, or hot dog with fries, Chef Josh was able to take guests on a journey through their taste buds back to that carefree time in our lives. Chef Josh did a great job in preparing the menu and all of the dishes were beautifully served with the escalated taste, presentation and array of ingredients in them.

The representative from FishTale Brewery also provided insight into how he chose each beer that he decided to pair with the individual dishes, while describing tasting notes, answering lots of questions and sharing his personal experience in the brewing industry.”

MENU:

“bacon & eggs”
house cured tempura porkbelly / maple kombucha pickled farm egg
paired with: Summer Full Blast Ale

“fish & chips”
herb marinated northwest halibut / pretzel spätzle / warm tartar sauce
paired with: Private Label Battlebrook Saison

“chicken & waffles”
chicken confit / washington amaretto cherry waffles / cherry gastrique
paired with: Fish Tale Organic Porter

“hot dog & fries”
northwest wagyu sausage & foie gras / brioche bun / pickled fries
paired with: Hodgsons Bitter End IPA

“peanut butter & jelly”
compressed berries / summer hill farms hazelnut butter / house made “wonder” bread
paired with: Spire Blackberry Pear Cider

Enjoy photos of the event below!

Savor the year-round bounty of Hood Canal at our monthly Canal Cookouts. Chat with our Executive Chef, Joshua Delgado, while he prepares and serves you the freshest local ingredients refined with culinary technique.

Canal Cookouts are offered the 3rd Thursday of every month at our off-site location, the Union City Market with the exception of January and December. In the winter, they are held inside our historic marina and in the summer, they are held outdoors on the marina’s patio. Attired is canal-side casual.

Tickets can be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets or by calling the Market at 360.898.3500. Cost is $45 per person and includes bites and drinks. Canal Cookouts are 21+ events. Multiple ticket discounts are available. Complimentary transportation to and from the resort is available to hotel guests.

Throughout my fifteen years in the meeting and event industry I have seen many trends come and go, but one thing remains constant, and that is the desire for a return on the investment.  Companies that are willing to invest in their people, in the form of retreats and offsite events, need to know they are spending their money wisely.  Likewise, families planning weddings and celebratory events want to impress friends and family, and ensure a good value while doing so.

I view event management as a partnership working together to ensure the value is high, and that they see a return on their investment, not only of money, but also time.  At Alderbrook, my goal when working with event planners is to combine a magical space, excellent service, a fantastic culinary experience, and unique activities, to help them achieve their goals.  If the attendees have a truly memorable experience while they are here, they are more likely to bring that back to the office with them and execute on what they learned in the meeting room.   If a wedding attendee is impressed, they are likely to talk about that event for years, which makes the bride and groom beam with pride, and helps us book more events through word of mouth.

A foraging walk with the chef to learn about local mushrooms, or a painting class with a local artist go a long way to helping build these memories.  Shucking your first raw oyster freshly harvested from our beach is something many guests never forget.  A cruise aboard Lady Alderbrook under the shadow of the Olympic Mountains is an amazing way to see the area, and one your guests are likely to remember.  Team building while geocaching on our private trail system is a wonderful way to get the team to bond.  We have many interesting and authentic ways to build an event that will maximize the attendees experience and in turn, the return on the investment for the planner.

Each event is unique, and each client has a specific set of needs, and goals.  Listening to what those are, and partnering with them to create an experience that helps achieve those goals will go far in building your business.  It also makes your job more fun when you take this approach!  Don’t just book events, create memories and lifelong clients.


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. 

Field Trip Friday by Evening Magazine!

We were honored to have KING 5 Team Evening choose Alderbrook Resort & Spa as the destination to surprise Michael King for his birthday! Watch highlights as they take a trip on a Kenmore Air seaplane to spend the day at our resort. Plan your visit to our property today! http://alderbrookresort.com/

Diversify your practice with our new All Levels Yoga class taught by Michelle Pugh. Class will be held on Mondays at 7PM, starting June 12th on the shores of Hood Canal! This class will be held on the Waterfront Checkerboard. Some yoga mats are provided. Please dress in layers for added comfort and bring a blanket or towel for additional support if preferred. Pre-registration is required for non-resort guests at $80 per person for the session. Class is complimentary for resort guests and “gold” members. Registration is now open at www.JoonbugYoga.com/rates.

Invigorate your yoga practice at our yoga retreat on Saturday, July 29th from 10AM to 4PM. Explore stand up paddleboard yoga for beginners, restorative yoga, meditation, and more. Our yoga retreat will be led by Michelle Pugh and Rebekah Brems. Beginners welcome! Registration is now open at www.JoonbugYoga.com/rates.

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.

JUNE GUEST EXPERIENCE BROCHURE

Daily: 

Tasting Menu
Restaurant, 5-9PM

Mondays-Wednesdays: 

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

Mondays:

Spa Experience
Lobby, 10-11AM
Enjoy a complimentary, abbreviated spa experience as part of your Alderbrook northwest tradition. June will feature a Lavender Salt Scrub Creation.

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 at the Resort.

All Levels Yoga (June 5th class will be offered in Olympic Ballroom East)
Waterfront Checkerboard, 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, class will not be offered on June 5th.

Tuesdays:

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

Peer-Pier
Dock, 9:30-10:30PM, Offered June 20 & 27
Explore Hood Canal sea life with under water night lights off our dock in a weekly Pier Peer experience. Class is complimentary and all are welcome to explore.

Thursdays:

Watercolor Painting Class
Waterfront Checkerboard, 5-6PM, Offered June 22 & June 29
Capture the beauty of the Hood Canal in this weekly Creativity on the Canal experience.

Fridays:

Aqua Yoga
Saltwater Pool, 10-11AM, No Yoga 6/9
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
Featuring Battlebrook Beer & Hot Pretzels.

Outdoor Patio Open
Patio, 4-9PM, Weather Permitting, Opens for daily service June 26th
Celebrate summer al fresco on our seasonal outdoor patio.

Live Music & Happy Hour
Lounge, 9PM-Midnight
June 2nd: Trevor Yunker
June 9th: Champagne Sunday
June 16th: The Lady Drinks Whiskey
June 23rd: The Alkis
June 30th: Tiffiny Theis

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.

Outdoor Live Music
Patio, 12-4PM, Rob Hill

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.

Outdoor Patio Open
Patio, 12-9PM, Weather Permitting, Opens for daily service June 26th
Celebrate summer al fresco on our seasonal outdoor patio.

EVENT:

Canal Cinemas: June 1st (Thursday)
Union City Market, 6-8PM, featuring Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary.
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: June 9th (Friday)
Waterfront Checkerboard, 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 June will be held outdoors at our Waterfront Checkerboard on Friday, June 9th, at 7PM.

Canal Cookout Featuring “Fish Tails to Pig Tails”: June 15th (Thursday)
Union City Market, 6-8PM, $45 Per Person, ONLINE TICKETS, Advanced Reservations Strongly Recommended online or phone at 360.898.3500. A complimentary cigar can be enjoyed by all Dads in celebration of Father’s Day!

Beer Dinner: June 16th (Friday)
Located in our Restaurant, MENU, $80 per person + tax & gratuities, Please call 360.898.5500 for Reservations, or BOOK ONLINE today.
Raise a stein of our private label BattleBrook Saison made by Fish Brewing for Alderbrook along with a showcase of their other beers paired with Hood Canal summer fare by our Executive Chef, Josh Delgado.

Father’s Day Brunch: June 18th (Sunday)
Located in our Restaurant, 8AM-2:30PM
Celebrate the wonderful men in your life with our hearty Father’s Day brunch. MENU, call 360.898.5500 for Reservations. Complimentary paddling from our dock can be enjoyed by all Dads on Father’s Day!

Outdoor Live Music: (Wednesday-Friday)
Patio, Times Vary Based Upon Day
Wednesday: The Alkis, 5-9PM, June 28th 
Thursday: Ethan Tucker, 5-8PM, June 29th
Friday: Emily McVicker, 5-8PM, June 30th

Campfire Sing-a-long: June 29th (Thursday)
Firepit, 8-10PM, Hosted by Vaughn Johannes
Enjoy a nostalgic Hood Canal summertime experience with acoustic guitar, singing and s’mores.

 

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/

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