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24 Swans A’Swimming!

December 24, 2019

One of the joys of the winter season at Lakedale is the arrival of our very special seasonal guests… the Trumpeter Swan Clan. Looking out at Neva Lake right now, there are 24 swans a’swimming, their magnificent white plumage a brilliant contrast to the dark lake and trees. I’ll often stop what I’m supposed to […]


Orca Whales by San Juan Island

Whale Watching in the San Juan Islands

December 2, 2019

Whale watching and the San Juan Islands go hand in hand…when you search for one, you’ll usually find the other. And while there are so many reasons to visit the San Juans, no visit here would be complete without an excursion to see the magnificent orca whales (fondly called “blackfish” by the Northwest Coast Native […]


Game On! Game night recommendations for everyone!

November 15, 2019

With 21 different accommodation types from glamping to luxury lodge rooms, and 82 acres to take care of, you can imagine that we stay pretty busy here at Lakedale, especially during our peak season from May to October.  So, what do we do here during the “off season”, after the summer crowds dwindle and the […]


Take a Romantic Winter Weekend Getaway!

November 3, 2019

I’d been staring bleary-eyed at the TV for weeks…my husband engrossed in the fall game season. Are you ready for…Saturday college, Sunday pros, Sunday night, Monday night, Thursday night, and lest we forget, baseball and the World Series? Not that I don’t enjoy sports, but fall and winter are great times of the year to […]


Why Destination Weddings Are Cool…and Why You Want One!

September 15, 2019

You’ve made the decision…we’re getting married! It may have been a surprise proposal, it may have been a well-thought out decision between the two of you, or it may have been one of those moments when you gazed into each other’s eyes and just knew. Any which way, it’s a life-changing, fireworks popping, happy dance […]


Life on the Lakes: Lakedale Jazz Festival

August 29, 2019

“Time flies when you’re having fun”, as the saying goes.  Can you believe the summer of 2019 is almost over?  For many people, the last week of August means winding down summer’s energy, and settling in for the mellowness of fall.  Some kids have already started a new school year, and the rest will start […]


How to Choose a Tent for your Family Vacation

July 29, 2019

Do you need to escape the swelter of summer in the city? Do you need to take a long, slow breath surrounded by long, tall trees? Do you need a vacation that costs less than taking the family to a Mariner’s baseball game? We have a solution: camping! Any kind of camping is a great […]


Life on the Lakes: the Gourmet Glamping Dinner Series!

July 11, 2019

Welcome to the first post in a new series called “Life on the Lakes”!  This series is where you’ll tune in to get information, insights, and recaps of the various annual events that we host here at Lakedale Resort.  We may even give you the occasional look inside at what it’s like for us as […]


Log cabin at Lakedale Resort

Ditch the Tent: How Cabin Rentals Help Kids Love the Outdoors

June 19, 2019

Summer’s here…bringing back memories of being a kid, kicking off my shoes for 3 straight months and playing outside until the sky darkened and my mom yelled, “Dinner’s ready, everybody come home!” OK, this is obviously dating me, because back in the day there were no cell phones, computers, X-boxes, or PlayStations to distract my […]


Meet the Lakedale Team!

May 24, 2019

If meeting new people could be considered currency, then Lakedale Resort is staffed by some of the wealthiest people on the planet.  For us, interacting with and serving our guests is honestly the best part of our job.  It could be the one thing that we all have in common, and it brings us together […]