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Willows Lodge Hotel Review: Located on Seattle's east side (meaning east of Lake Washington), surrounded by the wineries of the Woodinville Wine Country, this small, understated lodge is a true escape from the city. Its two restaurants, The Barking Frog and The Herbfarm (the latter of which serves a nine-course meal with wine pairings and requires reservations months in advance), have made it a favorite with foodies. All of the 84 refined, mountain lodge-style guest rooms boast stone fireplaces, patios or balconies and beds clad in Australian lambs wool mattress pads. Upgrade to a Nice, Nicer or Nicest room and you will find 40-inch HDTV, complimentary high-speed Internet access, recycled slate work desks, regional wall art and designer kettles for morning tea. The hotel has proven such a magnet for corporate retreats that the Aerial Adventure Park was added for team-building exercises. There is a house spa on-site, and a hiking trail can be found nearby.