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. 

Slow It Down 

Prefer to take in the park views from afar? Lounge out on our lawn in Adirondack chairs and soak up the sun on a lazy afternoon. 

Play a Game 

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

RIDE IN STYLE

Ride in style in our vintage 1938 Pontiac Stretch Limousine. Perfect for celebrations and special occasions, your own personal chauffeur will take you on a wine tasting tour through Woodinville, on a shopping trip to downtown Seattle, or on a romantic post-wedding cruise.

Asking rate, including the driver, starts at $250 per hour and depends on needs. Not available for airport transport. Contact Guest Services at 425.470.6500 or [email protected] to reserve. Reservations required at least one week in advance.

About the Car: One of only a few remaining examples, this 1938 limo was rebuilt in 2008 with a modern drive train and conveniences. It is powered by a 350 cubic inch V8 with a 4-barrel carburetor paired with an automatic transmission. It rolls on red steel wheels with chrome trim rings and hubcaps, and radial tires. The interior features a front upholstered bench seat, rear 'L' seat, and back bench seat, privacy roll-up divider window between the front and back, air conditioning, plush seating, pillows, wine glasses, video and stereo system, and a moon roof.

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 continues to be a gathering place that celebrates and nurtures local artists. The Gallery of Fine Arts houses a rotating artist showcase – with all art hailing from the Pacific Northwest, featuring pieces to admire and purchase. 

The Lodge is also home to an Artist in Residence program, a series of rotating local artists who will take inspiration from our surroundings to create, and give demonstrations of their craft through both private and public lessons. We invite our guests and the local community to wander the grand hallway and soak in the inspiration, come meet our Artists in Residence and learn from their craft, and join us in the appreciation and respect of art in all forms. 

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 partner with the city of Kenmore, 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 live music schedule.