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The Lakedale To-Do List, Episode 2!

The Lakedale To-Do List, Episode 2!

Every fall after we wave goodbye to our summer guests, when the island quiets down, and we have a minute to breathe, we start envisioning all the projects we want to polish off before the next season rolls around. This year’s To-Do list project has been on our minds...

The Friday Harbor Film Festival!

The Friday Harbor Film Festival!

Friday Harbor Film Festival Blog Grab your popcorn, your M&M's and your seat for the fifth annual Friday Harbor Film Festival happening on November 3,4, and 5th! Our local and amazing film festival features documentary films that "Entertain – Inspire – Enlighten"...

Stories from Lakedale: A Knitting Retreat with Cat Bordhi

Stories from Lakedale: A Knitting Retreat with Cat Bordhi

"Stories from Lakedale" is a series our team will be highlighting periodically to bring you experiences from the Lakedale property. Follow along as we detail some of our most unique and fun experiences to discover what Lakedale is all about! Cat Bordhi pulls a brass...

What is Glamping and Why Do I Want to Go?

What is Glamping and Why Do I Want to Go?

First things first, what exactly is this glamping thing everyone is talking about? The term originally appeared around 2005 in the United Kingdom, long a country known for its love of the outdoors and countryside, but apparently not for its elegance in mashing-up...

Winter Wildlife on San Juan Island

Winter Wildlife on San Juan Island

Winter is the “quiet season” on San Juan Island, but quiet doesn’t necessarily mean boring, especially when wildlife is involved! At Lakedale, we herald the end of fall and the start of winter when we hear the first loud honks (think a big brass horn) of the Trumpeter...

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...

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...