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Three Reasons to Stay at The Willows Lodge in Washington's Wine Country This Summer

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  Site Where: Willows Lodge, 14580 NW. 145th St.. WA. [map], Woodinville, WA, United States, 98072
June 28, 2012 at 4:44 PM | by | Comment (1)

We love to taste our way around the Pacific Northwest wine appellations. So when we finally visited the quintessential Northwest style Willows Lodge in Woodinville, we were really happy to find out that in addition to delicious local wines, there are three more reasons to stay here.

Number one is the location. The hotel Willows Lodge is tucked into the Columbia Valley wine appellation about 15 miles northeast of Seattle making for a perfect base for exploring the surrounding wineries including the grand-mere of them all Chateau Ste. Michelle, which is conveniently just across the road.

Number two is Willow's Winecation Package. Offered year-round, it includes a luxury room, tasting for two in Willows' Fireside Cellars, use of bicycles to ride the Burke Gilman Trail to visit neighboring wineries and “Le Picnic,” a signature gourmet lunch for two delivered in a basket. Rates begin at $365 per couple per night. Our favorite package add-ons? For $100 you can get In-Tub Dining while you soak your cares away, and for another $35 they will bring you sparkling wine to go with dinner in the bath.

Number three is the two remarkable restaurants literally across the courtyard entry. Foodies in the know will make reservations up to a year in advance to dine at The Herbfarm rated by Fodor, Zagat, and Gayot as one of the top restaurants in the world. Next door at the Barking Frog, chef Bobby Moore presides over another award winning kitchen kicking out Northwest cuisine.

A quick check of last minute deals via the Willows Lodge website turned up $260 to $288 for Two Queens or a King Room. Rates and packages vary daily so check with the hotel directly at 877-424-3930.

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Willow's Winecation Package

Willow's Winecation Package sounds tres fun! I'll have to check it out next time I'm in the Columbia Valley.

Thanks for the three tips, Michelle.

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