Explore the Area
Local Activities and Attractions
At The Lodge at St. Edward State Park, an abundance of activities await. Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventures, urban exploration, cultural immersion, or anything in between, our tranquil retreat is the perfect Pacific Northwest base. The options are endless, and our team is here to help create your ideal itinerary.
Connection to our local land and community is key for The Lodge at St. Edward. We feel a deep responsibility to appreciate the land we reside on and preserve its natural splendor, but also to support the local communities directly surrounding us, and beyond through the Puget Sound region. We invite you to join us in celebrating our diverse region when planning your trip.
Saint Edward State Park
The stunning natural beauty of Saint Edward State Park and Lake Washington will inspire you to immerse yourself in our spectacular landscapes and ecosystems. Saint Edward State Park is a 316-acre day-use park with 3,000 feet of freshwater shoreline on Lake Washington. There are endless ways to enjoy this serene setting. Hiking and biking trails wind their way through the forest just steps from the property, and a range of water sports are available on the lake, including kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing, all just a few minutes away.
Kenmore and Bothell, which includes the neighborhoods directly surrounding The Lodge at St. Edward, is an up-and-coming hot spot in the Puget Sound region, with a flourishing brewery scene, endless outdoor activities, and Lake Washington access. Right in our backyard, Bastyr University offers events and programs that align with our philosophies on nature, health, and wellness. Guests can tour the Medicinal Herb Garden or explore the Reflexology Foot Path. The Bothell Kenmore Chamber also produces fantastic community events that are fun for the whole family. Bothell is also home to the north-end hub of the renowned Burke-Gilman Trail, a bikers’ dream route 20 miles along the Lake Washington shoreline and through the city to the sea from Shilshole Bay in Ballard to the City of Bothell where it intersects the Sammamish River Trail. For a truly special experience, hop on a Kenmore Air seaplane for a scenic tour over Lake Washington and beyond. Some of our favorite Kenmore-Bothell attractions include:
Seattle is celebrated as one of the country’s most innovative, progressive, and culturally rich cities, and you’ll get to explore it all from our peaceful hideaway. Downtown Seattle is just a 25-minute drive away, meaning the iconic Space Needle, bustling Pike Place Market, magnificent Museum of Pop Culture, colorful Chihuly Garden and Glass museum, and more are all within easy reach. Don’t forget the fantastic shopping, drinking, dining, sports, and live music. Some of our favorite Seattle attractions and landmarks include:
With over 115 wineries and tasting rooms, over a dozen microbreweries, distilleries, and cideries, and many great restaurants and eateries, Woodinville is the perfect local destination when you stay at The Lodge at St. Edward. Whether you decide to drive, bike, Uber, or travel via a wine-tasting tour to Woodinville, the experience is always wonderful. In the warmer months, many wineries have outdoor spaces where you can enjoy meals or live music. Some of our favorite Woodinville attractions and landmarks include:
Just six miles down the east side of Lake Washington from The Lodge is a charming waterfront destination. Stroll through downtown Kirkland to enjoy local boutiques, coffee shops, bakeries, wineries, and restaurants. If you’re looking for a great place to run, bike, or walk, Kirkland is for you. Hop on the Cross-Kirkland Corridor, a 5.75 mile trail that runs through the heart of the city and connects the North side to the South. Looking for culture? Explore Kirkland’s many art galleries curated by local artists, try a Paint & Sip class, or head over to the Kirkland Performance Center to catch live music or a theatre show. Some of our favorite Kirkland attractions and landmarks include:
Bellevue is a modern and growing city that offers fantastic shopping and dining options, as well as cultural attractions. In Downtown Bellevue, The Bellevue Collection offers 200 stores, including national brands and local specialty retailers. When you want a break from shopping, enjoy an incredible range of dining options, catch a movie at the luxurious theatre at Lincoln Square, or have some fun with premium bowling and arcade games at Lucky Strike. For those that desire time outdoors, Bellevue has lovely green space. Beautiful Bellevue Downtown Park, a 21-acre oasis, is just steps away from Bellevue Square. Just to the South, Main Street offers a glimpse of Bellevue’s history along with quaint boutiques and restaurants. Some of our favorite Bellevue attractions and landmarks include: