Things to do
For The Music Lover
For a small town, Union never has a shortage of entertainment. Just across the parking lot, The Robin Hood Pub has an open mic every Wednesday at 8 p.m., and every Saturday at 8:30 you can enjoy locally and nationally touring musicians on Justin Stang's Acoustic Stage. Just around the corner, you can enjoy a pizza and a cocktail at The Union Square while enjoying live music from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Friday. After dinner & a show, The Alderbrook Resort, has music each Friday from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
For the passive guest:
We welcome you to read, to sleep, to watch television or videos, or to soak in the hot tub. After your nap, walk up the street to the Water Wheel, our first hydroelectric plant, built in 1924. Visit the local gift shops, dine at Robin Hood Restaurant and Pub. The next day try the food at the Alderbrook Inn, Two Margaritas or the Union Square Deli.
For the outdoor enthusiast:
The Olympic National Park is a 30 minute drive away. See the tallest steel bridge in North America, hit the trails of Staircase where the hiking goes from mild to strenuous. Go swimming, bring your boat, (launch from our beach during high tide or, during low tide, go 1 mile to the Mason County boat ramp), drop your crab pots, angle in late summer/early fall for salmon, bring your tall boots and your smelting nets, or in late spring or early fall troll for sea-run cutthroat trout. In August pick blackberries and during the early fall, after the first rains, go mushroom hunting.
For the water lover:
We have a nice two person kayak as well as a nice paddle boat available for use.
For those in seek of the unique:
You can drive to the High Steel Bridge, South Fork of the Skokomish River. For sheer drama, this is it: a 400-plus-foot drop to the bottom of the natural gorge created by the Skokomish South Fork. Hold onto the rail and look down. Think what it was like half a century ago to drive a log truck over this arch without siderails. A way trail leads from the far side of the bridge along the rim of the canyon (downstream) to an outlook point where you can look back at the span. DO NOT try to climb down the treacherous banks; nearly every season claims a casualty here.
To get there, follow Skokomish Valley Road about five miles to a V; take the right fork, a Forest Service road, uphill. After 2.3 more miles, look for a sign to High Steel Bridge and Denny Ahl Seed Orchard. Turn right and drive about 2.4 miles to the bridge. Use care; the road is somewhat rough.
For the romantics:
Hug, kiss, cuddle, watch the fire, sip wine, and listen to the music. Looking for an even more relaxing experience? Jump in your own Jacuzzi and feel the tension float away.
For the recovering workaholics:
No phones, no computer outlets, no bosses, no secretaries, auditors or tax collectors. If withdrawal is too much there is our wireless Internet for your laptop.
For our guests:
We have a view of the Fourth of July fireworks, from Alderbrook Resort. "The Green" and the meadow are also available for family picnics and hoedowns. Just call us & ask "What's happening?"
Planning an event:
This is the perfect place for a wedding and click here for the website to Hood Canal Events for help in planning your special day.