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Fall Events on San Juan Island

Fall Events on San Juan Island

Each fall, San Juan Island slows down after a busy summer and appreciates the bounty that nature has thrown our way. Leaves are turning vibrant shades of red and orange, grapes are begging to be picked over at San Juan Vineyards, and island farmers are harvesting the...

Holiday Events in the San Juan Islands

Holiday Events in the San Juan Islands

I’ll admit it: I’m a huge fan of the holiday season.  The music, the decorations, the lights, the food, and spending time with friends and family all come together to make this “The most wonderful time of the year”!  If you’re like me, you’ve been caught once or twice...

Four Seasons of Weddings at Lakedale

Four Seasons of Weddings at Lakedale

I have a confession to make, I'm a closet wedding stalker. There...it's out. Whenever there's a wedding at Lakedale, I'm running around with a camera, taking photos of every detail, from the guests checking in, to preparations for the rehearsal dinner on the lodge...

7 Reasons to Love Glamping in the Pacific Northwest

7 Reasons to Love Glamping in the Pacific Northwest

It's summer time and glamping season is here! Our Canvas Cabins and Canvas Cottages have been spruced up after the long winter, comfy beds are freshly made and are waiting for your arrival. Our new Yurt village is getting its final touches right now -  we're...

Camping Tips and Tricks

Camping Tips and Tricks

After nearly eight months of hibernation, the sun has started to show its face and summer is nearly upon us!  Brighter, longer, and warmer days can only mean one thing: It’s camping time!  Around the globe, especially in the Pacific Northwest, a wide range of people...

Summer Events on San Juan Island 2018

Summer Events on San Juan Island 2018

San Juan Island has more than its share of gorgeous natural attractions, which is one reason our guests love to visit. Starting with the ferry ride across the Salish Sea, to the drive through the island to arrive at Lakedale with peaks of Mt. Baker and glimpses of...

Stories from Lakedale: How to Make a Really Large Sculpture

Stories from Lakedale: How to Make a Really Large Sculpture

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...

Furry Friends and Feathered Fun!

Furry Friends and Feathered Fun!

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...

The Lakedale To-Do List

The Lakedale To-Do List

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...

Planning the Perfect San Juan Island Getaway!

Planning the Perfect San Juan Island Getaway!

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...

The Best San Juan Islands Camping Spots for a Family Getaway

The Best San Juan Islands Camping Spots for a Family Getaway

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...

Meet the Lakedale Team!

Meet the Lakedale Team!

If meeting new people could be considered currency, then Lakedale 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,...