Cedarbrook Lodge: A Hidden Treasure of the Pacific Northwest

Each year TripAdvisor totals up the guest reviews submitted by travelers on over 53,000 properties and announces which hotel is rated as simply the best in America.  You might think that the winner would always be a large brand name chain hotel (and sometimes it is).

But this year guest reviewers raved instead about a much smaller property - Cedarbrook Lodge, a Northwest cameo hotel open less than a year.  

Located on 18 acres of breath-takingly beautiful wetlands yet only five minutes from Sea-Tac International Airport, this peaceful property is the very definition of elegant hospitality.

Direct by General Manager Greg Bye, each guest room is modern yet warm and inviting.  Unexpected amenities, including complimentary Haagen-Dazs ice cream and environmentally sensitive bath bars, let you know that your stay will be all that you could wish for.  The thoughtful contemporary art and modern meeting spaces will exceed the expectations of even the most discerning guest.

Floor-to-ceiling windows and open covered walkways create an atmosphere of grace and ease. That feeling is continued in Copperleaf, Cedarbrook’s remarkable restaurant.

Each course is a culinary marvel all crafted under the watchful direction of Culinary Director Roy Breilman and Executive Chef Mark Bodinet.

Their philosophy of cuisine as experience permeates each flavor savored.       

The restaurant is small (only 13 tables) by choice.  Memorable experiences shouldn’t be rushed or crowded.  Servers are attentive but not intrusive – smiling and informed.  When complimented, they thank both Chef Mark and Roy Brelman for creating the environment that makes their service possible.

Beside the fireplace looking out on a stunning garden one has the feeling that you’ve been invited, no, welcomed into an elegant home by great friends to relax and enjoy the best that life can offer.  

No wonder guests have raved to TripAdvisor about their find.  This remarkable property will not be a secret for long.  Whether you are thinking ahead to the holidays or traveling to Seattle for business, do not miss experiencing the difference that is simply the best – Cedarbrook Lodge.  

You will not be disappointed.

Your Culinary World copyright Ana Kinkaid/Peter Schlagel 2010

Posted on October 26, 2010 and filed under Hotels, Restaurants.