Willows Lodge: Spa Renovation and Brief Closure

Willows Lodge’s spa is getting a facelift. The spa at Willows Lodge recently completed Phase I of an extensive spa renovation including a gorgeous new relaxation room and women’s locker room to better serve the needs of hotel guests. The Spa at Willows Lodge will begin Phase II February 26, 2018 and the spa will be completely closed from February 26 – March 5, 2018, including the outdoor relaxation pool. Beginning on March 6th, the full spa treatments will be available and will be conducted in converted guest rooms in the Davidson building (where the spa is located) while the remainder of the work is being done in the spa. The relaxation room and women’s locker room will reopen March 6. The outdoor relaxation pool will reopen on March 9. The newly refurbished spa will include updated treatment rooms, a couples massage room, and a small men’s locker room. The spa remodel is expected to be finished and reopen the weekend of April 6th.
“We’ve received great feedback on our new relaxation room and adjacent women’s locker room and can’t wait for the big reveal of Phase II of the spa renovation,” said Marsha Blacknell, Spa Director. “This newly designed space will enable us to better serve the growing needs of our hotel guests and spa regulars.”
As with many materials used at Willows Lodge, the spa renovation design will bring a balance of natural materials and colors of the Pacific Northwest with a base of cool hues, white quartz and warm American walnut wood accents. The floor tile used at each spa entry, a through-body porcelain tile reminiscent of the cross-section of a tree trunk, is a reference to Washington State’s lumber and timber history. The new reception desk, crafted in a fusion of calacatta-style quartz with warm veining and walnut wood emphasizes the richness and beauty of natural materials found in the PNW.
“The new and improved Willows Spa will mix elegant and warm natural PNW inspired materials with thoughtful and timeless design, furniture and artwork,” said Fanny Idoux, Weber Thompson, the architect leading the spa remodel. “With its grand entry, relocated reception desk and new massage rooms, the spa will offer a more luxurious and tailored guest experience.”
WHAT: Willows Lodge Spa Renovation
WHO: The Spa at Willows Lodge
WHEN: February 26 – March 5, 2018 (complete closure) March 6 —April 6, 2018. The renovation will be complete April 6.
WHERE: Call The Spa at Willows Lodge to book your appointment: (425) 424-2900
About Willows Lodge
Willows Lodge, a Northwest style lodge located in Woodinville Wine Country just outside of Seattle, features 84 luxury guestrooms, a full-service spa and high-tech equipped meeting space. Executive Chef Bobby Moore’s American regional cuisine at Barking Frog reflects the seasonal and organic produce found in Puget Sound, and is artfully paired with an extensive list of Washington wines. Willows Lodge also boasts Fireside Lounge, offering a casual and sophisticated atmosphere tucked away in the lobby with an outdoor patio overlooking the expansive surrounding landscape. www.willowslodge.com
For more information contact Anne Taylor Hartzell anne@hiptravelmedia.com

Barking Frog: Renovation Planned Early 2018


Barking Frog house kitchen to get an extensive remodel to keep pace with guest demand


Woodinville, Wash (December 6, 2017) – After more than seventeen years, the Barking Frog restaurant at Willows Lodge is set to undergo an extensive kitchen remodel in January 2018 to better serve the growing needs of culinary and hotel guests. The restaurant will close on January 2, 2018, and plans to reopen on February 6th, 2018. During the Barking Frog closure, Willow Lodge will be serving a limited menu in Fireside Lounge for breakfast/brunch, lunch, and dinner and the Barking Frog Mobile Kitchen food truck will be parked onsite, serving hotel guests and visitors a fun, mixed menu on weekends.

“We’ve seen tremendous growth in our food and beverage demands over the last 17 years at Barking Frog and Willows Lodge,” said Denny Fitzpatrick, General Manager, Willows Lodge. “It is our goal to continue to offer an excellent guest experience and we’re excited to reveal a more modern and efficient kitchen to meet the rapidly growing culinary needs of our valued guests in 2018.”

Willows Lodge will continue to offer Happier Hour daily from 4-6pm in Fireside Lounge. In addition, hotel guests will still have access to a limited room service menu for in-room dining. On Saturday and Sunday, the Barking Frog Mobile Kitchen (BFMK) food truck will be parked out front of the hotel serving brunch items such as warm Beignets, Chorizo Burritos, and Grand Mariner Prawns from 9am-2pm. 

Executive Chef Bobby Moore will be overseeing the Barking Frog renovation. Both Chef Bobby and Chef de Cuisine, Chris Smith, will continue to manage operations at Fireside and BFMK during the renovation, as well share behind the scenes of the remodel in January on social media. 

“We are taking the Barking Frog back of the house to a whole new level and I could not be more excited for the big reveal in February 2018,” said Barking Frog Executive Chef Bobby Moore. “This new work space will allow us to continue to innovate and bring guests the best culinary experience.” 

During the kitchen remodel, the banquette along the windows will get a new, updated look to go along with the remainder of the interior which was redecorated in the past year. An expanded pass shelf and kitchen entry will provide a more open experience for guests to get closer to the action in the kitchen. 

Be sure to follow @BarkingFrogWoodinville and @WillowslodgeWA on Instagram for behind the scenes photos of the renovation, as well as Chef Bobby and Chef Chris around town.  


January 2018 Willows Lodge Fireside Lounge Modified Service Schedule

During the Barking Frog closure, Willows Lodge guests will have access to daily food and beverage service in Fireside Lounge:

·       Breakfast: Continental buffet breakfast in Fireside MondayFriday 7am-11am and Saturday/Sunday 7am-12pm ($20 per person).

·      Lunch and Dinner will be served daily on a first-come-first-served (no reservations) in Fireside Lounge. Lunch service from 11:00am-3pm, with a condensed menu including items such as Dungeness Crab Cobb Salad, and Tillamook White Cheddar Cheese Mac and Cheese. Dinner service is from Monday-Sunday 3pm-10pm and will include items such as Braised Lamb Shank Tacos, Beef Tenderloin and Seared Scallops and more. A full modified menu is available upon request and will be available on the hotel website.

·       Fireside Entertainment: Acoustic music and guest musicians on Friday and Saturday only

·       Happier Hour: Daily in Fireside Lounge from 4-6pm

·       Guests may also make reservations at The Herbfarm on property and open Thursdays-Sundays.


Be one of the first guests to dine in the newly renovated Barking Frog in 2018. Make your February 2018 reservation on Open Table or by calling 425-424-2999.


There is still time to countdown and celebrate the New Year with Chef Bobby and team. Check out all of the great holiday and New Year’s Eve plans and hotel packages at WillowsLodge.com.


About Willows Lodge

Willows Lodge, a Northwest style lodge located in Woodinville Wine Country just outside of Seattle, features 84 luxury guestrooms, a full-service spa and high-tech equipped meeting space.  Executive Chef Bobby Moore’s American regional cuisine at Barking Frog reflects the seasonal and organic produce found in Puget Sound, and is artfully paired with an extensive list of Washington wines.  Willows Lodge also boasts Fireside Lounge, offering a casual and sophisticated atmosphere tucked away in the lobby with an outdoor patio overlooking the expansive surrounding landscape.  www.willowslodge.com




Rhanda Rosselot
Marketing Manager
(425) 424-2966


Anne Taylor Hartzell

For Willows Lodge


(206) 850-6501

Third Annual Experience Woodinville: Hosted by Willows Lodge

 A great event, Experience Woodinville, from Willows Lodge is coming up on July 9th.

July 9 is the third annual Experience Woodinville wine, craft beer, cider and spirits festival and chef competition. Kick-off the summer season by joining us for an evening of fun showcasing all things Woodinville.  From the outstanding wineries, craft breweries, cideries, distilleries and restaurants, this lively evening brings together the best of Woodinville Wine Country.

You can purchase your tickets here.

This year’s event will help benefit Ben’s Fund.  Ben’s Fund is helping children with autism reach their full potential. 

The Ben’s Fund mission is to provide grant opportunities to families across Washington state who need financial assistance with requests related specifically to their child’s autism spectrum disorder treatments.

Ben’s Fund was launched in 2012 by Seahawks Executive Vice President & General Manager, John Schneider and wife Traci in honor of their son Ben, who was diagnosed with autism when he was three years old.

This year we have an outstanding panel of celebrity judges including:

  • John & Traci Schneider (Seahawks Executive VP/ General Manager),
  • Damon & Julie Huard (former NFL/UW quarterback)
  • Thierry Rautureau (“The Chef in the Hat” and owner of Luc and Loulay restaurants).

Woodinville Wines Under $25: Willows Lodge

Woodinville Wine Country has a great event, Wines Under $25, on Thursday, February 16th. It takes place at Willows Lodge. Buy your tickets here

Join Woodinville Wine Country for an evening of food, wine and music at Willows Lodge highlighting the best of Woodinville wine under $25. Guests will enjoy delicious red and white selections at an irresistible price point from over 25 wineries.  Light bites will be provided and live music.

Stock up on your favorites from Woodinville wineries all under $25 at the evenings POP – Up Wine Store!

Participating Wineries:

(more to come)

Airfield Estates
Alexandria Nicole Cellars
Castillo de Feliciana
Cave B Estate Winery
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
Convergence Zone Cellars
Eye of the Needle
Gard Vintners
Goose Ridge Estate Winery
J. Bookwalter Wines
JM Cellars

Lauren Ashton Cellars
Market Vineyards
Michael Florentino Cellars
Patterson Cellars
Pondera Winery
Robert Ramsay Cellars
Silverlake Winery
Sol Stone Winery
Tsillan Cellars
William Church Winery
Woodhouse Wine Estates

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Willows Lodge 14580 NE 145th St Woodinville, WA 98072
Price: $25 per person

Willows Lodge: New Industry Night

Beginning Monday, February 6th and each Monday going forward Fireside Lodge at Willows Lodge is having Industry Night from 4:00pm until close. You receive 30% off food and beverage.

It’s not valid during Happier Hour or combined with any other promotions and is subject to change.


Weddings In Woodinville: Sunday, January 29th

Coming up this Sunday, January 29th is Weddings in Woodinville. A great event if you are planning a wedding in the area. It’s amazing to see these venues all ready for your day. In addition to the venues you can find caterers, photographers, transportation, and everything else you might need for your wedding. Get your tickets here

List of participating venues:

Matthews Winery: Farm to Table Dinner Series

Matthews Winery has sent out information on their Farm to Table Dinner Series.

Announcing the Matthews Farm-to-Table Dinner Series

Matthews Winery and Creekside Farm are excited to invite you to this season’s 2016 Farm-to-Table Dinner Series.

As many of you may have read, we’ve recently started a vegetable and flower farm on our property in Woodinville, called Creekside Farm. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve lined up three incredible chefs to cook a seasonal meal in our newly renovated tasting room and event space.

Each dinner will feature a local chef from some of the most renowned restaurants in the Puget Sound region using produce from our very own Creekside Farm. All dinners begin at 6pm, and will include a farm tour with passed appetizers, a multi-course family-style meal and several wine pairings with all the courses. Price: $95/person plus tax and each dinner is limited to only 40 people per evening.

Tickets for the dinners are now available! As a Matthews Mailing List member, you now have access to purchase tickets to any of these evenings. The remaining tickets will be made available beginning on Thursday morning to the general public members on a first-come, first-served basis.  For each dinner, you may purchase up to 4 tickets.

For chef information, dates, ticket links, see below:

August 18th – Chef JJ Proville of L’Oursin(opening Fall 2016)

To say we are excited about L’oursin’s launch this coming Fall in Seattle is an understatement. As one of the founding members of Creekside Farm, JJ is known for cooking with a delicate hand, always working with seasonal ingredients using a unique spin on classical French cooking techniques. This meal is sure to set the bar for the rest of the evenings to come.

Click here to get tickets: (Ticket link)

Matthews Winery: Farm to Table Dinner Series
September 22nd – Chef Logan Cox of Sitka & Spruce

Logan only had one requirement: “I want to cook the entire meal over an open flame.”, he said. And what Logan wants, Logan gets. As head of one of our favorite restaurants in Seattle, we’re excited to see what he will do with all the fresh September produce coming from the farm. Now, we need to get back to building our fire pit for him to cook over.

Click here to get tickets: (Ticket link)

Matthews Winery: Farm to Table Dinner Series
October 13th – Chefs Bobby Moore & Chris Smith of Barking Frog

Barking Frog is the closest restaurant to Creekside Farm, and Bobby Moore has been intimately involved this year, sourcing produce for use in his Woodinville restaurant. We’re excited to have him out of the restaurant and cooking for us during this intimate evening.

Click here to get tickets: (Ticket link)

We are honored to have such incredible chefs to collaborate with on these dinners. Space is limited at each one of these dinners, and all ticket sales are first come, first served. We look forward to seeing you at one of them!

Questions? Contact Hannah Hawkins, Guests & Events Manager, at Matthews Winery at 425.487.9810 or hannah@matthewswinery.com

SPA Bash: Willows Lodge

I just heard that tickets have gone on sale for the SPA BASH at Willows Lodge on Thursday, July 28th from 4-7pm.  It sells out fast so get your tickets here. Details below.

Dress to impress in your crisp summer whites at this season’s WHITE PARTY. Grab your BFF’s for an evening filled with mini spa treatments, spa demos, tons of raffle prizes, a photo booth, swag bags, food & wine and more!

Meet the representatives from Intraceuticals, Decleor, Carita, Glo Minerals, Coola and our newest organic line – Eminence.  Get a mini oxygen facial by Intraceuticals. A hand and foot scrub by Eminence and a soothing chair massage.

Enjoy a glass of wine paired with food bites from the Barking Frog.

As a special bonus, you’ll receive 10% off any treatments booked through September 30, 2016 at the event as well as 10% off any products purchased during the event.

$30.00 per person

Cancellation policy – 72 hours in advance

Willows Lodge: 2nd Annual Experience Woodinville


In nod to Iron Vintner Challenge, portion of proceeds to benefit Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center

WHAT: Second annual Experience Woodinville, a relaxed, early evening showcase of all that Woodinville Wine Country has to offer with stations hosted by its wineries, distilleries, breweries and food and craft artisans.

WHO: Select Woodinville’s wineries, breweries, distillers, and restaurants.



Baer Winery

Chateau Ste. Michelle

DeLille Cellars


Lauren Ashten Cellars

Longshadows Vintners

Matthews Winery/TENOR

Novelty Hill/Januik

Obelisco Estate

Patterson Cellars

Sparkman Cellars

Restaurants / Chefs

Barking Frog

Barking Frog Mobile Kitchen


Hollywood Tavern

Novelty Hill/Januik

Purple Cafe

Barking Frog Mobile Kitchen


Sumerian Brewing Co.

Woodinville Whiskey Co.

Visit Woodinville

WHEN: Sunday, June 26, 2016

5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

WHERE: Willows Lodge

14580 NE 145th Street, Woodinville, WA 98072

TICKETS:    $75, includes 8 tastes and one food item per station, one commemorative wine glass and an evening of live music.

Tickets may be purchased via the event page here:


Or directly via Eventbrite here:


*** A portion of the ticket sales will go to Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center


Experience Woodinville” will be held on the beautiful grounds of Willows Lodge on Sunday, June 26 from 5 – 9 p.m. It will be a relaxed, early evening showcase of all that Woodinville Wine Country has to offer with stations hosted by many of its wineries, restaurants, distilleries, breweries and food and craft artisans.  New this year will be a Beer Garden near the Barking Frog Mobile Kitchen food truck. Live music will be provided by New Age Flamenco.

As a tribute to the popular Iron Vintner Challenge, which took place at Willows for five consecutive years and raised close to $200,000 for Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, the event will feature “quick fire” cooking challenges, hosted by Barking Frog Chef Bobby Moore, in which local winemakers and their assigned chef partners duke it out in front of a panel of celebrity/foodie judges.

Confirmed celebrity judges are Seahawks GM John Schneider and wife Traci, as well as Damon Huard and wife Julie.  Also participating will be former Mariner John Olerud and wife Kelly (who are also Little Bit parents).

The ticket cost for Experience Woodinville is $75 per person and includes 8 tastes and food bites at each station, as well as a commemorative wine glass and an evening of live music.  A portion of the ticket sales and the proceeds of a Silent Auction during the event will go to Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center.



Kirsten Andresen

Willows Lodge

206-427-5482 direct