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Just Outside The Emerald City: Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa
January 31, 2018
By , Galavante Contributor

The Road Trip:  Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa.   

Good for:  A quiet, calm weekend away from Seattle’s hustle, the Woodmark is the spot to change up the scenery with very little effort to get there. Door to door, you commute is 15 minutes from Seattle proper, putting it in the category of staycations.  An optimal getaway for couples looking for some quality one-on-one time.  

The scoop:  The Woodmark is a boutique hotel on serene Lake Washington, that won't break the bank.  This is a great spot to change it up from the usual Seattle scene, especially if you find yourself in the city for an extended project.  It's clean active living in Seattle, which extends to the Woodmark.  With a 24-hour fitness center and lakeside activities (such as kayaking, jet skiing and boat tours), this is the place to get your outdoors on.  The two restaurants reward your calorie burn.  The Beach Café offers a more casual atmosphere with menu items such as tacos, sliders and brownie pie. You know, when you're eating on the lighter side.  

At Bin on the Lake, the wine bar serves locally sourced varieties from wineries like JM Cellars. Washington is known for its wine, so this is the spot to make friends with the somm for the best advice on insider gems and solid value wines.  Inside the hotel is the Still Spa with treatments such as Chocolate Champagne facials and Mt. Rainier Stone Revival.  The latter involves a back scrub and is an active treatment (see a theme here?) that lives up to its name. 

To book:  travel@galavante.com.