Lodge Activities

Lodge Activities

Signature Activities at The Lodge

With so much to do and see at The Lodge at St. Edward, the hardest part is deciding what to do first. Take a look at our signature activities, and join our email list to get first access when dates and information are released for our special events and programs.

Stories of St. Edward

The Lodge at St. Edward State Park has a rich history, with decades of stories living within our walls. Dating back to the 1920s, Saint Edward Seminary was built as a sacred place of learning, and later preserved as a pristine Washington State Park. Take the journey from past to present with our self-guided Stories of St. Edward tour. Venture throughout the property to find QR codes each linking to a history lesson, photo gallery, or video that tells the story of the space you stand in, the significance it holds to the property, and the heritage of this iconic landmark preserved in time. 

OPT OUTSIDE

The Lodge at St. Edward State Park is located in a serene Washington State Park, with tranquil old-growth forests, miles of hiking and biking trails, magnificent Lake Washington coastline, and endless opportunities for outdoor adventure right in our backyard. We have immense respect for the land where The Lodge resides, and invite you to join us in preserving the park for generations to come while enjoying the restorative energy the natural beauty delivers. 

Hit the Trails 

Set out on a nature hike or rent a mountain bike from the front desk, available for complimentary guest use to explore the park bike trails. Bikes are first come, first served. Visit the front desk to pick up a trail map. 

Ranger Walk & Talk 

Join the Saint Edward State Park Rangers for educational nature walks and storytelling. Visit the front desk for a schedule.  

Slow It Down 

Prefer to take in the park views from afar? Lounge out on our lawn in Adirondack chairs, or gather around our fire pits to watch the sun slide into the lake and stars rise into the sky. 

Play a Game 

Lawn games are available for guest use to get a game of cornhole or croquet going on a sunny summer day.

THE ART OF FOOD: A CULINARY JOURNEY

Chef’s Harvest Dinners

Part of our sustainable food system means growing our own fresh produce and herbs and even harvesting our own honey in our on-site Chef’s Garden and apiary. We’ll be inviting guests to join us al-fresco for a one-of-a-kind dining experience at our signature Chef’s Harvest Dinners. Sit down to a beautiful table amidst the garden to taste flavors of the season’s bounty, and hear the story of your food straight from our acclaimed Chef. 

Culinary Adventures 

The cornerstones of our culinary program at The Lodge at St. Edward are sustainability, seasonality, and support of local farmers, fishermen, producers, and purveyors. Our chefs venture out from farm to sea in search of the freshest ingredients to put on your plate, and now we’re inviting you to join us. We’ll be hosting seasonal small-group Culinary Adventures where we’ll journey throughout the Pacific Northwest to harvest from partner farms, head out to sea on fishing expeditions, forage for natural culinary wonders like truffles and mushrooms, and experience life on the ranch. 

St. Edward Study Hall 

The Lodge at St. Edward originally housed a seminary school, where students traveled from near and far to dedicate themselves to a life of learning. We’re taking the same approach to culinary education, and will be offering a rotating series of classes and educational experiences. We’ll take you on a tour of the neighboring Bastyr University Sacred Seeds Ethnobotanical Trail to learn how communities can stay connected to native plants. We’ll journey to the many nearby distilleries to learn the art of distilling, and pairing spirits with food. We’ll invite you into our own kitchen to learn how Chef brings authentic flavors of the Pacific Northwest to our food.  

ART AT THE PARK

Saint Edward State Park has inspired decades of artists, storytellers, writers, and historians, who have been awakened and enlightened by the power and beauty of the awe-inspiring natural setting. The Lodge at St. Edward will continue to be a place that celebrates and nurtures local art and artists. The Gallery of Fine Arts will house rotating artist showcases – all hailing from the Pacific Northwest, with pieces to admire and to purchase. We invite the local community to wander the grand hallway and soak in the inspiration. The Lodge will also be home to an Artist in Residence program highlighting a new artist each quarter, who will take inspiration from the surroundings to create and give demonstrations of their craft through both private and public lessons. 

LIVE MUSIC

Our region is home to an eclectic collection of musicians, poets, spoken word performers, and more. The Lodge intends to be a home away from home for these artists and will feature live music performances weekly in our restaurants, bars, and common areas. We also look forward to partnering with the Bothell Kenmore Chamber of Commerce and other groups to sponsor concerts in the park and community events in our backyard. Keep an eye on our Upcoming Events page for a schedule.