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Alderbrook Resort & Spa – A Pacific NW Destination

The Alderbrook Resort & Spa is located in a great location because it sits in the Hood Canal of Washington State about 45 miles south west of Seattle, Washington and 150 miles north of Portland, Oregon. The area is made up of natural canals that bring ocean water and life a hundred miles inland. The landscape is glacier-carved fjords and if you have the chance to take a boat tour do it and can possible experience and encounter eagles, osprey, salmon and seals.

2 Bedroom cabin Alderbrook Resort Seattle Area Hotel

The Alderbrook Resort is a great place as a Seattle family vacation rentals while providing an experience that can only be found a few places in the world, and best of all it is right here in the USA. Lucky for us, it is a paradise not far from the hustle and bustle of major city life. There is everything for anyone. From water and lawn activities for kids, to a 18 hole golf course for those golfers, and of course a world class full spa service, Alderbrook has it all. It has a long history for the area, we were happy to have had to chance to make a visit and experience all to have to offer.

Alderbrook cabin rentals hotel vacation resort

They have beautiful and luxurious guest rooms but also provide the option to book 1 of the 15, two bedroom cottages that are great for families or a group of friends. They also have 1 one bedroom guest house for booking. If that is not big enough there is a beautiful 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom home that is minutes from the golf course available.

Alderbrook Resort & Spa grounds Union, Washignton

Alderbrook Resort & Spa of provides on ground fine dining and eating which is of course as fine as the stay. Alderbrook has 3 areas to eat from; The Restaurant at Alderbrook, The Patio at Alderbrook, and The Bar at Alderbrook. The patio is not open all day, but has great food and a limited menu. The Restaurant is first class and has fresh foods from the Puget Sound and fresh out of Hood Canal. And for a smaller menu, the bar provides food but those under 21 are not allowed.

Alderrbook resort view of Olympic National Park

We stayed for a day and a night but hope to visit again. Even during that day, we had fun. We checked out the waterline and looked for shells and skipped rocks. We had fun looking for all types of marine life like small crabs, mussels, clams, and found some awesome shells.

We checked out the pool, and then went out on the pier, just to see what we could spot. We saw some jelly fish. We walked around the lush and beautifully maintained grounds.

We ordered in-room diner, which was a nice sized menu and had a nice dinner in our small home. After dinner, we played for hours in the large open grassed area near the guest houses. They have one gazebo with a fire pit and one with propane grills, again great for groups, along with a wide list of outdoor games to play.

Kids Skipping stones in ocean Hood Canal Washington

Alderbrook Resort and Spa is about 100 miles from the Pacific Ocean but sits on one of the canals, the Hood Canal. In Oregon we have giant rivers that carve out our landscape, and when looking out from Alderbrook it seems like it may just be another huge river but it is actually the ocean. The kids and us had a fun time going to the shoreline and checking out what life we could find. We found some great shells and some life, small crabs, oysters and clams. Walking out over the dock we saw 2 different kinds of jellyfish, the kids got a kick out of it. I am sure on the right day we could see much more life.

Hood Canal in Seattle Washington Olympic National Park

We got up early the next morning and checked out, but prior to leaving we went down and checked out the waterline and it had receded some 10ft and more. The kids thought it was cool because it exposed a lot of ocean life like some jelly fish, a lot of oysters and clams. We had a great time, but what was great to me is it distance and what it has to offer. Even if you’re visiting Seattle, it may be a place to stay during your trip to Seattle.

Have you visited or stayed around the Olympia National Park Area?


  1. Del on September 12, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Thanks, it was a great place. We will be going back in Oct. for a couple of day stay. Kids loved it, we enjoyed it, win for us all!

  2. Jane on September 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Hi there!
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    I was looking for blog posts about Union, WA to share on our site and I came across your post…If you’re open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
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  3. Tammy on August 18, 2012 at 10:45 am

    I want to surprise Scott someday and stay there. It would be a great staycation. I haven’t been there in over 25 years. They have done a ton of upgrading since then. It looks beautiful! 🙂

  4. Sarah @ Will Run for Pasta on August 17, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Would love to stay at Alderbrook sometime but my parents have a little place across the water in Belfair so it’s hard to justify it when I can sleep for free nearby 😀 Our favorite restaurant out there is Robin Hood which is right across the street from Alderbrook, have you been? Really great food and not at all what you would think it is from the outside.