When completely restored, the seminary will be reopened as a boutique lodge getaway with 82-rooms and suites. Visitors will discover a civic treasure maintaining its historic integrity, architecture, and ambiance while building new community connections.
The Romanesque Revival architecture and Art Deco interiors will be restored to federal standards for the public to enjoy for the first time in history. As a seminary, the building was not open to the public and when purchased by the state in 1976, it was mostly shuttered for over 40-years.
The Lodge will be designed to provide a quintessential Pacific Northwest experience. It will offer an intimate and relaxed atmosphere with former dormitory rooms reconfigured into guest rooms with a décor that embraces the peaceful setting.
It will feature creative indoor venues for events and entertaining, flexible meeting and gathering spaces for groups and family reunions.
A wellness Spa located in a separate wing on the southside of the existing building will focus on natural healing therapeutic, relaxation and rejuvenation treatments to refresh your body and soul.
The Lodge will also feature a restaurant dedicated to locally sourced foods, with first-of-the season produce. We have proposed designing a garden south of the pool building with herbs and vegetables for the restaurant. A more casual café will carry picnic lunches and snacks for those visitors on the move.
All of the Lodge amenities will be available for park visitors to enjoy as well as a community and environmental education space.