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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 […]

The Best San Juan Islands Camping Spots for a Family Getaway

May 6, 2019

Summer is almost here and for us, that means it’s camping season, the best time of year! But why go camping in the first place? In some families, camping is a tradition that is passed on from one generation to another, singing the same goofy songs, having grandpa teach junior how to catch a fish, […]

Planning the Perfect San Juan Island Getaway!

April 5, 2019

Have you ever sat down and tried to plan the “Perfect Vacation”?  If you have, you know that it can be challenging, even stressful in the same way that finding that “Perfect Gift” for a loved one’s birthday, anniversary or holiday event can be.  For some, the planets and stars align just for them and […]

Do Orcas Come Out in the Rain? And Other Frequently Asked Questions

March 5, 2019

Mamma always said “There’s no such thing as a stupid question”, and we all know that Mamma knows best!  So when you’re traveling, especially if you’re headed to an environment that you’re less than familiar with, it’s a good idea to remember Mamma’s advice and ask a few questions so you have a better idea […]

The Lakedale To-Do List

February 1, 2019

Even though Lakedale is open year round, many of our guests know us only from our fun and frolicking summertime vibe. But in the deep quiet of winter (which is also a cozy time to stay in our lodge, log cabins or new yurts) the Lakedale elves are always busy at work with loads of […]

Furry Friends and Feathered Fun!

November 28, 2018

It would be an understatement to say that we love and appreciate our natural environment and the various species of wildlife that make their homes on San Juan Island.  I mean, who wouldn’t love to be able to watch Bald Eagles hunt from their living room couch, or take a five minute drive to watch […]

Stories from Lakedale: How to Make a Really Large Sculpture

November 8, 2018

I’m an artist. Actually, I’m a sculptor, and there’s nothing I like better (with a few exceptions) than being totally engrossed in making a piece of art. One of the questions many people ask when they see a piece of work is “How did you think of that?” and then “I think it looks like…” […]

Year Round Glamping – in a Yurt!

August 8, 2018

Since our last post on “Yurts – Reinvented”, we’ve opened all seven yurts in our new Yurt Village! With only minutes to spare (yes, really) before our first guests appeared, the bath hardware was installed, construction dust was swept out of nooks and crannies, and hot water was brought up to soaking temperature in the […]