About Alderbrook

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Premiere Seafood. Luxury Setting. Pacific Northwest Comfort

Guest Blog Post by Pan Pacific Lotus

Olympic Peninsula, Washington State

Alderbrook Resort & Spa, is one of our favorite premiere Pacific Northwest destinations. This cozy but luxurious resort perfectly captures a quintessential Pacific Northwest getaway — without roughing it.

Just two hours from Seattle, the property rests on the shores of the Hood Canal, a glacier-carved fjord home to eagles and osprey salmon and seals. The mighty Olympic Mountains surround the resort, setting a backdrop for luxurious, lodge-inspired hospitality.

Guestrooms: Down to the Details The waterfront resort offers a variety of luxury guest rooms, all thoughtfully designed with premium 100% cotton Pan Pacific Lotus linens and comfy duvets topped with wool blankets; plus daybeds and soaking tubs. The property is also pet-friendly and the Olympic Peninsula is a great choice for a pet vacation. Alderbrook offers pet-friendly cottages for you and your pup. And the smallest details for the human guests exceeded our expectations. On a recent visit, our room even came with “skipping stone” and “sketching journal” for all our waterfront musings.

A Pacific Northwest Feast There is a reason people travel from around the world to dine in the Pacific Northwest. The NW culinary experience is a huge part of the Alderbrook’s popularity. The restaurant menu is full of local seafood — one that could rival any in the world. With a strong emphasis on “local” you can often find fresh, world-class salmon, Hood Canal oysters, clams, mussels, seasonal omelets, Washington State wines, Seattle roasted coffees and much more. Just down the road, you can visit the Union City Market A year-round community gathering space offering local snacks, special dining events, art, gifts and specialty grocery items.

Waterfront Setting & Uniquely NW Wedding Destination Alderbrook’s lobby features a massive stone fireplace and leather couches to sink into; plus a heated waterfront pool (perfect for the kiddos, year-round). A world-class full-service spa and neighboring PGA-class golf course are popular activities and a marina is only steps away (bring your boat, even!). For all these reasons – plus a stellar waterfront setting and rooms – the Alderbrook Resort is popular wedding destination. Everything for a wedding group located in one amazing spot among the mountains.

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.

Contact Liv at: liv.bourne@alderbrookresort.com or 360.898.5398. 


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.

Guest blog post by trekbible

Seven Reasons You Need to Book a Stay at Alderbrook this Spring

By: Lauren Nowack

Quiet lapping of waves on the shore, the laughing of children playing a game of badminton, and the majestic Olympic Mountain range towering over you – these are the priceless elements that a stay at Alderbrook Resort and Spa can deliver.  Whether you are enjoying these things after your massage or before your delectable dinner, you will be treated with the utmost hospitality. Nestled two hours between Seattle and Portland, there are a multitude of reasons why you should make Alderbrook your family’s vacation destination for years to come.

One: Nestled in Nature

Placed right on the edge of the sparkling Hood Canal in the Olympic Peninsula of Washington awaits Alderbrook Resort and Spa. Cradled by the Olympic mountain range, you can enjoy your days alongside eagles, osprey, and those you love. Alderbrook has everything guests could desire to make their days both relaxing and rejuvenating, like taking a boat or kayak out on the water to paddle into the sunset. If guests prefer not to do the paddling themselves, the resort offers cruises aboard the Lady Alderbrook or private yacht rentals.

For guests who enjoy keeping their feet firmly planted on land, there are over five miles of hiking trails on property to enjoy. For those looking for more, Alderbrook is less than an hour drive from Olympic National Forest. All of this, in addition to the yard games, fire pits, and beaches to stroll, awaits guests at Alderbrook.

Two: Get Pampered at the Spa

When it comes to rejuvenating at Alderbrook, we’ve only just skimmed the surface. The Spa is available to pamper guests with personalized massages, oil treatments, exfoliation, and hot stones. Whether it is a deep tissue ache or dry, cracked feet that need soothing, the Spa is sure to please. Guests are also able to take advantage of the kitchen being nearby with fresh ingredients brought right to the Spa! Whether looking for a a fresh smoothie, beet salad, or Olympic mountain sorbet, something delicious is always available.

Three: A New Chef

Don’t forget that spectacular food and delectable wine is a staple at Alderbrook Resort and Spa! With seafood dishes crafted each day, fresh out of the Puget Sound, the new Executive Chef Ben Jones will dazzle your taste buds. The Restaurant’s fresh artisanal produce and local dairy add the winning touch to their dishes. What better way to share a meal with your travel companion than fresh flavors paired with a glass of wine? The Pacific Northwest boasts some of the world’s finest wine and Alderbrook has curated a collection of tried and true favorites. The resort invites guests to come to Alderbrook, sit back and enjoy culinary excellence.

Four: Explore Your Creative Side

The attention to detail and encouragement to rest, rejuvenate and explore is what keeps the resort’s guests coming back year after year. Each of the guest rooms has a complimentary sketchbook and drawing pencils for guests to jot down their memories or sketch the sun setting on the water.  Guests are invited to dive into creativity and join a watercolor painting class on the waterfront during warmer months or simply admire different art shows and displays rotating through the lobby and gift shop. At Alderbrook, the dedicated team is not only devoted to your relaxation, but also the pursuit of things that make you feel alive.

Five: 2018 Room Refresh

Like a fine wine, the resort’s rooms get better with time. That may sound strange, but the staff continues to learn more and more about the little things that make your stay special. In 2018, Alderbrook is giving 77 of its guest rooms a refresh complete with sophisticated paint choices, luxurious new linens, soft carpets, and updated technology at your fingertips. 

Six: Spectacular Events

The team loves to foster community at Alderbrook. On the third Thursday of each month, the resort hosts a Canal Cookout prepared by the new Executive Chef, which gives him a chance to showcase the best local flavors and ingredients while guests and community members enjoy an evening at the marina.

Alderbrook celebrates the beauty of the marina year-round during other celebrations, including Oyster Month in April and St. Paddle’s Day in March. For guests who prefer a more secluded evening outside, the Outdoor Patio Seating opens for the season in May and brings fresh air and fresh food together for the ultimate dining experience.

Seven: A Private Escape

Alderbrook provides a quiet and relaxing place for guests to disconnect from the daily routine’s hustle and bustle. For even more seclusion, guests can book one of the property’s sixteen guest cottages that provide a private beach house feel but allow guests to stop by the Restaurant for meals and enjoy on-property activities, too! With a gas grill the full kitchen available, guests who choose to say in cottages will enjoy a home away from home. For guests concerned about bringing the whole family along, book one of the resort’s pet-friendly cottages! The resort understands that pets are a special part of life, and wants guests to be able to relax with them, too.

Whether you are looking for the perfect sunset, a lavish bed, or decadent dining, Alderbrook is the place to be. Whether you want a full day of soaking up the sun, book in hand, or exploring the great outdoors, the staff at Alderbrook is there to serve.  Come and learn more about the reasons why so many couples and families choose Alderbrook to reconnect and refresh and book a stay with us this spring!

 

About the Author:

Lauren Nowack is a trekbible writer and story maker from Pine Valley, California. She and her husband work in the recreation department at a camp. In their free time, they enjoy mountain biking, building out their Sprinter van, and adventuring with their new puppy, Shadow.

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

Mondays:

Eye & Lip Patch Relaxation Lounge
Lobby, 10-11AM
Enjoy a glass of cucumber water while you indulge in a luxury eye and lip treatment, featuring patches from Intraceuticals, providing targeted moisturization

Trivia
Lounge, 6-8PM
Test your knowledge and enjoy a fun night out with chances to win a $50 Resort gift certificate and an overnight stay at the end of April at our weekly 21+ Trivia Challenge.

All Levels Yoga
Twanoh Room, 7PM, Complimentary to Hotel Guests, $98 Per Non-Hotel Guest For 8 Class Session, 6 Student Minimum, ONLINE REGISTRATION. $15 Drop-in Rate After Session Begins. Please call 360.556.6205 for questions. 

Tuesdays:

Geocaching
Property-wide, 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

Thursdays:

Cookies & Board Games
Lobby, 6:30-8PM
Relax in our Lobby while playing board games and enjoying freshly baked cookies!

Fridays:

Aqua Yoga
Saltwater Pool, 10-11AM, complimentary to hotel guests & $10 for non-hotel guests
Stretch and tone in our weekly aqua yoga class with local Yogini, Michelle Pugh of Joonbug Yoga!

Welcome Reception
Lobby, 5-6PM
Greet the weekend at our hotel guest welcome reception. March will feature our private label BattleBrook Beer, a Saison exclusively brewed for us by Olympia-based Fish Brewing.

Live Music & Happy Hour
Lounge, 8-11PM

March 2nd: The Lady Drinks Whiskey
March 9th: Norman Baker
March 16th: Anna Robinson
March 23rd: Shannon & Chris
March 30th: The Rivera Brothers

Saturdays

Chef’s Table
Lobby, 3-4PM
Enjoy a cooking demonstration featuring foraged nettles, fiddleheads and mushrooms.

Local Food & Drink Tasting
Union City Market, 11AM-3PM
Savor local food and drink at our offsite venue, Union City Market, located inside a working marina.  Complimentary shuttle will be provided.

March 3rd: Cheese Making 101
March 10th: Make Your Own Loose-Leaf Tea
March 17th: Rock Painting
March 24th: The Perfect Soup
March 31st: Oyster Shell Succulents

Saturdays & Sundays: 

Union City Shopping Shuttle
Resort Entrance, 11AM-3PM
Visit our off-site retail and event venue for local food, art and gifts.

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EVENTS:

Canal Cinemas: March 8th (Thursday)
Union City Market, 6-8PM, $10 per person, ONLINE TICKETS
Enjoy a night out in Union City at our monthly Canal Cinema screening in partnership with Dragonfly Cinema. March will feature Bombshell: The Hedy Lamar Story  

Canal Cookout: March 15th (Thursday)
Union City Market, 6-8PM, $45+15% gratuity per person, 3rd Thursday of every month, ONLINE TICKETS
Taste the authentic larder of Hood Canal at a pop-up, beach-side feast inside a historic marina. March will feature a NW-Style Mardi Gras.  2018 Canal Cookout Features

St. Paddle’s Day: March 24th (Saturday)
Waterfront, St. Paddle’s Day Movie, paddlers receive 10% off accommodations
Kick off the PNW paddling season at our annual NW Tradition.  Click HERE for more information. ONLINE RACE REGISTRATION

Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga Basics: March 25th (Sunday)
Waterfront, 10:30AM & 12PM, 7 paddle boards per session maximum, ONLINE REGISTRATION
Welcome Spring with our beginning level stand-up paddle board yoga class. Two 60 minute sessions will be led by Michelle Pugh at our dock at 10:30 a.m. and Noon. Pre-registration is required by March 21st, 2018. We are limited to 7 paddle boards per session.  If you have your own paddle board, please call Michelle at 360.556.6205 to sign-up and make arrangements to bring your own board.

Full Moon Yoga: March 31st (Saturday)
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. 

Easter Egg Coloring: March 31st (Saturday)
Mt. Washington Room, 12-4PM, Complimentary to Hotel Guests, $10 for Non-Hotel Guests
Get ready for our annual Easter egg hunt at our egg coloring party for kids of all ages!

Fiddlehead Ferns are available for foraging towards the end of February through March and April around our resort along our hiking trails.

-Great for garnishing fish dishes that you want a little more of a earthy presence on the plate-

Garnishes 4 plates

12 ea fiddle heads, about a quarter in diameter is best and wash them in cool running water for 30-45 seconds.
3 crabs fish sauce or soy sauce
Tempura batter:
½ cup Corn Starch
1 Cup AP Flour
½ tsp white pepper ground
1 tsp Salt
2 egg whites
2 ½ cups soda water
1 cup ice
Mix well if a little thin add a little flour, too thick add more ice (it will melt during mixing while keeping it cold)

Dust rinsed fiddle heads in a little corn starch, then dunk into your tempura batter.

Fryer should be at 375f and the oil has to be perfectly clean. Add the battered ferns one at a time and make sure to keep them from touching during the cooking process. Turn over after 45 seconds of cooking and cook for another 20-30 seconds. Remove from oil and season with a little Maldon sea salt and a couple drops of the 3 crabs fish sauce or drops of soy sauce of your preference. Garnish accordingly around your dish, 3 per plate, for 4 plates.

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.

JANUARY GUEST EXPERIENCE BROCHURE

Mondays:

Honey Ginger Hand Treatment
Lobby, 10-11AM
Refresh and soften your hands with a ginger scrub exfoliation, and honey moisturizer that will leave your hands feeling supple and smooth.

All Levels Yoga
Twanoh Room, 7PM, Complimentary to Hotel Guests, $98 Per Non-Hotel Guest For 8 Class Session, 6 Student Minimum, ONLINE REGISTRATION. $15 Drop-in Rate After Session Begins. Please call 360.556.6205 for questions. Class will not be offered on 12/25/17 or 1/1/18.

Tuesdays:

Geocaching
Property-wide, 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

Thursdays:

Cookies & Board Games
Lobby, 6:30-8PM
Relax in our Lobby while playing board games and enjoying freshly baked cookies!

Fridays:

Aqua Yoga
Saltwater Pool, 10-11AM, complimentary to hotel guests & $10 for non-hotel guests
Stretch and tone in our weekly aqua yoga class with local Yogini, Michelle Pugh of Joonbug Yoga!

Welcome Reception
Lobby, 5-6PM
Greet the weekend with complimentary tastes of our private label, Blue Ox Whiskey made by OOLA Distillery.

Live Music & Happy Hour
Lounge, 8-11PM

January 12th: Scott Taylor
January 19th: Cody Ray Raymond
January 26th: Isaac Lornitzo Trio

Saturdays

Chef’s Table
Lobby & Nature Trails, 3-4PM
Taste part of our “edible landscape” in a cooking demonstration by our Chef.

Local Food & Drink Tasting
Union City Market, 11AM-3PM
Savor local food and drink at our offsite venue, Union City Market, located inside a working marina.  Complimentary shuttle will be provided.

January 6th: Ice Wine Tasting
January 13th: Make Your Own Kombucha
January 20th: Winter Greens & Kale
January 27th: Port Tasting & Cheese Pairing

Saturdays & Sundays: 

Union City Shopping Shuttle
Resort Entrance, 11AM-3PM
Visit our off-site retail and event venue for local food, art and gifts.

BOOK AN EVENT

EVENTS:

Property Closure & Guest Room Refresh: January 1st-6th (Monday-Saturday)
Property Wide, 1/1 at 12PM-1/6 at 12PM
We will close our doors for planned maintenance and deep cleaning and reopen at noon on Saturday, January 6th.  Updates to our guest rooms will continue during this time.  Online and phone reservations will continue to be available.  Please call us at 360.898.2145 for reservations and information.

Full Moon Yoga: January 31st (Wednesday)
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. 

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.

Fir & Honey Lollipops

Fir Tip Water
1 cup Fir tips
2 cups water

Instructions
Wash the fir tips and combine with the water in a saucepan. Heat until the water is just about to boil and turn off heat. Cover the saucepan with a lid and let steep until cool.

Once the water is cool, strain out the fir tips. The fir water can be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Fir and Honey Lollipops
2 cups sugar
½ cup honey
½ cup light corn syrup
¼ cup fir tip water

Prepare silicone lollipop molds by inserting the lollipop sticks half way into the mold, no cooking spray is necessary. A silicone baking mat can also be used instead. Putting the molds on a baking pan makes them easy to move as they are cooling.

Combine the sugar, honey, light corn syrup, and fir tip water in a heavy bottom saucepan. Be sure not to stir the sugar mixture once it has started cooking, and wipe down any sugar crystals that stick to the side with a wet cooking brush. Insert a candy thermometer and cook until the sugar mixture until it reaches 300°F.

Once the sugar mixture has reached 300°F, remove it from the heat and carefully pour into the silicone molds. The hot sugar mixture should cover above the lollipop stick. After filling half of the molds, rotate the lollipop sticks to ensure they are fully covered. If using a silicone baking mat, pour circles about 1-inch in diameter. Place lollipop sticks into circles once half the sugar mixture has been poured and rotate.

Let the lollipops cool and dry, then wrap individually in packaging.


Photography by Jasmine Olson of Urbana West.

Ring in the New Year aboard our yacht, the Lady Alderbrook, for a decadent party with bites paired with drinks, music, dancing and a champagne toast during the midnight fireworks show from the boat.  

This fabulous party is aboard our private yacht, the Lady Alderbrook and at our off-site event venue, Union City Market. The party boards at the resort’s dock at 8:30PM, goes to the  Union City Market and returns to the resort after the midnight fireworks show.  Guests can enjoy champagne and fireworks from the Lady Alderbrook

Advanced reservations are required.  Cost per person is $125+tax+gratuities and includes all food and alcoholic beverages.  Review the MENU and purchase your tickets today here: ONLINE TICKETS.

Enjoy a few photos from the party last year:

   

Kristin brings 20 plus years of experience in the hospitality industry with extensive work with the public in Hotel operations and sales positions. Formerly with Westcoast Hotels, Kristin managed multiple departments in an open, positive and rewarding manner as a leader and educator. Joining the Alderbrook team in 2005, Kristin offers vision, experience, energy, and professionalism to exceed the guests’ expectations for successful and memorable stays in planning special events as a Sales Manager for the Resort. Originally from the Hood Canal area, her involvement with local area organizations and beyond has not only provided valuable contacts with community leaders, but instills a sense of pride for both herself and the resort in the local community. Kristin resides in Belfair with her family.

Contact Kristin at: kristin.wiseman@alderbrookresort.com or 360.801.1451. 


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.

Shop for the locavore on your Christmas list at Union City Market. Give the gift of Raikes Beef Co. this holiday season. Choose from ground beef, flat iron and ribeye steaks and then dress your family with their tees and onesies!   

Union City Market is located inside a historic marina located on the south shore of Hood Canal-a glacially carved fjord, overlooking the Olympic Mountains. Showcasing the handiwork of local Artists, craftsman, farmers and purveyors, Union City Market is a year-round gathering space for the local community and visitors. 

Through your purchases at Union City Market, Raikes Beef Co. is honored to be a part of your Hood Canal holiday-either on your dining table or under your Christmas tree. 

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