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4. Alderbrook Resort and Spa
Alderbrook Resort and Spa sits on the south shore of Hood Canal, a long, glacier-carved fjord that runs parallel to Puget Sound and is backdropped by dramatic Olympic peaks. For generations, families have come to these shores to shuck oysters, paddle the brackish water, roast marshmallows and relax away sunny summer days. That hasn’t changed, but the once-weathered gray inn they stayed in has been completely transformed into a grand lodge with swanky amenities, such as an on-site spa and a high-end restaurant that specializes in seasonal Northwest cuisine. Kids will love fishing from the dock, cruising around in a kayak or pedal boat, or just kicking a soccer ball on the expansive green lawn.
Details: 7101 Washington State Route 106, Union, Hood Canal; 360-898-2200