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Summer in Woodinville: Where to Start?

With Summer around the corner Woodinville Washington is about to get busy! Whether you’re visiting Washington’s Wine Country, or simply looking for things to do, we thought we’d share a curated list of the best sights and activities for your summer getaway!

Where to Stay:

While there is no lack of activities during the day in Woodinville, you always need a place to rest your head at night. Thankfully, there is a wide range of options to suit every preferance.

Willows Lodge:

Nestled on five landscaped acres bordering the Sammamish River, The Willow’s Lodge is one of the most renowned locations to stay in Woodinville. Located right at the heart of Woodinville Wine Country, you have easy access to numerous restaurants, tasting rooms, scenic trails, and more!

Willows Lodge | Woodinville, WA Resort

Mcmenamins Anderson School Hotel:

Play hooky every day in this 1930s school-turned-hotel! Situated just outside of Woodinville in neighboring Bothell, it makes for an easy trip to the heart of wine country!

Anderson School Hotel – McMenamins

Hideaway Lodge Bed and Breakfast

If you prefer a more intimate setting, several Bed and Breakfasts in and around Woodinville, such as the Hideaway Lodge, provide a cozy and secluded retreat just minutes away from the town center.

Washington Woodinville Wine Country Lodging | Hideaway Lodge B&B (

Air Bnb and Vrbo:

With so many locals away on vacation, it’s the perfect time to use apps like AirBnb or Vrbo to find the perfect getaway.




What to Do:

There’s something for everyone here in Woodinville, from basking in the natural splendor of Washington, to being pampered at a world-class spa. Find options here:


The Spa at Willows Lodge:

Whether you’re staying at the lodge, or somewhere else, treat yourself to a day of serenity at The Spa at Willow’s Lodge. With treatments highlighting locally harvested ingredients, you’ll slip into a relaxed state of mind as talented spa therapists and aestheticians work their magic.


Fishing and Swimming at Cottage Lake:

If you’re a fan of outdoor activities, you’re in luck. Just a short drive away is Cottage Lake, a serene and peaceful residential lake perfect for swimmers and anglers alike!


The Burke-Gilman & Sammamish River Trails:

The great connector between the East and West sides of Lake Washington, these intersecting trails make for the perfect summer adventure. Spanning over 20 miles, and ending in Seattle’s Golden Gardens Park, this trail attracts cyclists, and runners from all walks!


Willow’s Run Golf Course:

Located just minutes away from the center of Woodinville, Willow’s Run Golf Course is a gem nestled right into the splendor of the Woodinville Valley. Open to all ages, and open 7 days a week, this course boasts two 18-hole courses, a 9-hole Par-3 short course, and an 18-hole family putting course.


Hiking and exploration in the Paradise Valley Conservation Area:

Hike the headwaters of the Bear Creek watershed where you will find a mature second-growth forest, a wetland that plays a vital role in the health of the nearby salmon stream. A 5-mile round-trip over mostly flat ground makes this the perfect hike for beginners and experts!


Chateau St. Michelle Summer Concert Series:

The Chateau St. Michelle concert series is a celebrated summer tradition, hosting live performances since 1984 in the heart of Washington’s Wine Country. This historic venue has welcomed legendary artists across all genres, from James Taylor to John Legend, offering an unforgettable blend of music and viticulture. With its picturesque setting and a lineup of both renowned and emerging artists, it’s a perfect summer excursion!

For Wine and other Tasting Rooms see below!


Where to Eat:

From the Warehouse District to the Hollywood Roundabouts, we have restaurants galore. Whatever your budget, find breakfast, lunch, and dinner options here:


Maltby Cafe:

Known for its homemade country flavor, huge portions, and considerate staff, the Maltby Cafe is consistently on or near the top of many “Best Of” lists in the Seattle-Woodinville area. Specializing in Breakfast and Brunch options, The Maltby Cafe is undoubtably one of the best ways to start your day in Woodinville.


The Herb Farm:

Offering a unique farm-to-table dining experience, The Herbfarm serves nine-course menus with ingredients sourced from the Pacific Northwest. Its commitment to local traditions and seasonal flavors makes it a culinary gem for visitors.


The Cut Shop:

The Cut Shop in Woodinville is a vibrant roadhouse restaurant and lounge, offering a diverse menu with in-house smoked meats, local craft beers, and a 60’s/70’s themed decor. A great spot for its lively atmosphere and community-focused events, appealing to both locals and tourists.


Purple Cafe and Wine Bar:

Purple Cafe in Woodinville is a culinary hotspot that pairs a global wine selection with a menu of classic American styles infused with Northwest ingredients. It’s a top choice for its extensive wine flights and a menu that caters to both casual diners and gourmet enthusiasts!



Heritage Restaurant is all about cozy dining with a creative twist. Priding themselves on being the perfect mix of down-to-earth and upscale, Heritage serves up dishes that are both comforting and sumptous. Enjoy a meal that feels like home but with a touch of elegance.


The Restaurant at DeLille Cellars:

The Restaurant at DeLille Cellars is a culinary destination that marries the art of food with the tradition of winemaking. Executive Chef Michael C. Toni crafts a menu that complements the nuanced flavors of DeLille’s wines, offering dishes like steak frites and freshly made pasta.  Recognized for its wine-centric dining experience and awarded the 2023 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, it’s a place where each meal is an exploration of taste and elegance.


Where to Drink:

With over 136 tasting rooms in Woodinville alone we’re spoiled for choice. Whether you’re into wine, whiskey, or something else, find recommendations here:

Woodinville Whiskey:

Woodinville Whiskey’s tasting room is a must-visit for whiskey aficionados, offering a chance to savor small-batch, handcrafted spirits in a warm and cozy atmosphere. It’s a standout destination for its premium tastings and tours, showcasing the best of Washington’s artisanal distilling craft.


Black Raven Brewery:

A craft beer haven celebrated for its innovative brews and welcoming taproom. It’s a favorite among locals and visitors for its diverse beer selection and vibrant atmosphere, making it a standout in the Woodinville wine district.


Puget Sound Rum Company:

Woodinville’s first rum distillery, Puget Sound Rum Company is renowned for its small-batch, high-quality rums that challenge traditional perceptions of the spirit. With a commitment to innovation and community, it’s a must-visit for connoisseurs and tourists alike.


Wine Alley:

Find a delightful enclave of local wineries offering a taste of our region’s rich viticultural heritage. Wine Alley’s European-inspired ambiance and diverse selection of tasting rooms make it an ideal destination for wine lovers seeking a unique and charming experience.


DeLille Cellars:

Celebrating over 30 years of winemaking, DeLille is a beacon for those who appreciate the craft of fine wine. Our tasting room, housed in the iconic Old Redhook Brewery building, provides a welcoming atmosphere for both connoisseurs and casual visitors. A visit to DeLille Cellars is a journey through Washington State’s viticultural excellence, making it an essential stop for tourists exploring the region


While this is by no means a comprehensive list of everything one can do in Woodinville this summer, we hope it helps you plan your upcoming stay here in the heart of Washington’s Wine Country!

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