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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...

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,...

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

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

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...

Life on the Lakes: the Gourmet Glamping Dinner Series!

Life on the Lakes: the Gourmet Glamping Dinner Series!

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.  We may even give you the occasional look inside at what...

How to Choose a Tent for your Family Vacation

How to Choose a Tent for your Family Vacation

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...

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

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

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,...

Life on the Lakes: Lakedale Jazz Festival

Life on the Lakes: Lakedale Jazz Festival

“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...

Take a Romantic Winter Weekend Getaway!

Take a Romantic Winter Weekend Getaway!

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...

Welcome to Lakedale’s Blog!

Welcome to Lakedale’s Blog!

Have you ever been on vacation, sitting in your favorite camp chair under the towering pines, kids splashing in the lake, dog lazing in the sun, and thought to yourself, “Gee, I think it’s time I wrote a blog?” Since you were on vacation, you probably immediately...