In search of a staycation that rejuvenates both mind and body? With a history spanning over a century, the Alderbrook Resort along the Hood Canal (about a two-hour drive from the Eastside) has been a destination location for the Northwest since 1913. Of course, a lot has changed over the years. Alderbrook has been redesigned, remodeled, and since become a modern luxury resort and spa, yet has maintained the founders’ original intent to promote awareness and appreciation of the region.
Along with the comfort and relaxation of typical spa activities, Alderbrook focuses on seasonal cuisine, celebrating ingredients at their peak, offering a uniquely immersive stay. The Gathering Grove is part of the resort’s living pantry, where the restaurant’s chef sources items directly for the menu, and guests can arrange for special yoga classes or a forest bathing excursion. A working marina is part of the estate, and the monthly pop-up Union City Market Canal Cookout is a seafood feast held along the beach, set against a sunset over the Olympics. The resort’s yacht, the Lady Alderbrook, can take guests to the Union City Market to shop for unique art or food souvenirs to commemorate their visit. Alderbrook’s main restaurant is where everything comes together, showcasing a woodland-to-waterfront-style menu that serves oysters sourced from the Hood Canal and wild mushrooms foraged in the surrounding woods, along with local beers, wines, and cocktails. During the height of spring, what better way to savor the verdant beauty of the Evergreen State? Located at: 10 E. Alderbrook Drive, Union.