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Camping vs. Glamping: How Are They Different?

Camping vs. Glamping: How Are They Different?

There’s so much to appreciate about our slice of the Pacific Northwest: outdoor adventures, five-star dining, unique cultural experiences, and awe-inspiring natural beauty. And there’s perhaps no better way to soak up the stunning scenery in this neck of the woods...

The Best Day Trip Guide to San Juan Island

The Best Day Trip Guide to San Juan Island

So, you’ve been asking yourself, “Can I visit San Juan Island for a day?” and the answer is yes, you can! It depends a bit on where you live, of course, but if the place you call home is in or near Seattle, deciding to be adventurous and visit us for the day is...

The 10 Most Instagrammable Places on San Juan Island

The 10 Most Instagrammable Places on San Juan Island

San Juan Island serves up gorgeous views in every direction, so no matter where you’re posing for a photo, it’s going to look like a painting. The visuals are all different and stunning, and often stop us in our tracks. We are so grateful to live where we do!  Our...

The Best Ways to Get From Seattle to the San Juan Islands   

The Best Ways to Get From Seattle to the San Juan Islands   

There’s never a bad time to visit the San Juan Islands. And as we wrote about in our guide to the best activities on San Juan Island, our archipelago offers a little something for everyone—from fishing excursions sure to entice any angler to exceptional dining and...

Our Picks for The Top 10 Best Restaurants On San Juan Island

Our Picks for The Top 10 Best Restaurants On San Juan Island

The San Juan archipelago is becoming increasingly well-known in foodie circles. We love that. We embrace that. It means more people are coming to experience the otherworldly beauty that envelops us here. It means more people are soaking in the magic of the San Juans....

A Local’s Guide: The Top 10 Best Things to Do on San Juan Island 

A Local’s Guide: The Top 10 Best Things to Do on San Juan Island 

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Nothing quite compares to the breathtaking scenery, friendly faces, and unique vibes of San Juan Island. From delicious local cuisine to activities for folks of all ages—not to mention swoon-worthy natural backdrops fit for...

San Juan Island vs. Orcas Island: The Differences

San Juan Island vs. Orcas Island: The Differences

A truly magical, short ferry ride from Friday Harbor to Orcas Island separates you and your stay at Lakedale from the next leg of your adventure. San Juan Island’s close sibling, Orcas Island, has its own extraordinary history worth exploring. The landscape...

The Lakedale To-Do List: Episode 3

The Lakedale To-Do List: Episode 3

You might think it’s a safe bet to assume that the summer season here at Lakedale is when we work the hardest.  With all of our guests enjoying outdoor fun, a full schedule of summer events and activities, and the general “busy-busy” that comes along with our peak...

12 Tips for Fall and Winter Weddings on San Juan Island

12 Tips for Fall and Winter Weddings on San Juan Island

So, you want to get married on San Juan Island? Aside from selecting who is meeting you at the altar, choosing San Juan Island as your wedding destination is probably the best decision you could have made for your wedding day. +1 for you!  Whether you’re hosting a big...

San Juan Island vs. Lopez Island: The Differences

San Juan Island vs. Lopez Island: The Differences

When people come out to Lakedale, they often want to island-hop, and with good reason! In San Juan County, there are technically 172 islands and reefs, although most don’t offer ferry service. One that does is obviously San Juan Island. The other two ferry-served...

Exploring the San Juan Island Art Scene

Exploring the San Juan Island Art Scene

We live in an art lover’s paradise. It may be easy for you, dear reader, to think that statement is a deeply biased opinion, and you’re not wrong. However, it’s also supported by sites like America the Beautiful, which voted Friday Harbor as one of its “Top Ten...