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Fall Events on San Juan Island

Fall Events on San Juan Island

Fall means savoring the San Juan Islands! Every autumn (from late September through early November) the San Juan Islands celebrate the bounty that is fall. Harvest dinners, wine tastings, farmer’s markets, farm tours and film festivals are just some of the fantastic...

Best Museums in the San Juan Islands

Best Museums in the San Juan Islands

With all the fantastic outdoor activities in the San Juan Islands, our guests are always surprised by the number of great "intellectual" activities we offer too! When that rainy day arrives and you need somewhere new to explore, here are some of our favorite...

Summer Events on San Juan Island 2017

Summer Events on San Juan Island 2017

San Juan Island has more than its share of gorgeous natural attractions, which is one reason our guests love to visit. Starting from 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...

72 Hours on San Juan Island with Kids

72 Hours on San Juan Island with Kids

Bringing your family to the islands is a commitment. It takes a lot of planning, packing, and various modes of transportation to get to San Juan Island, so we understand that there’s a sense of wanting to ensure it’s the best trip ever once you arrive. With a little...

Life on the Lakes: 2021 Lakedale Music Festival

Life on the Lakes: 2021 Lakedale Music Festival

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” – Friedrich Nietzsche There aren’t many things in this world, beyond the basic necessities of life, that all human beings have in common.  However, if there was only one thing that we might all have in common, we’d argue that...

Life on the Lakes: The 2021 Three Lakes Triathlon & Marathon

Life on the Lakes: The 2021 Three Lakes Triathlon & Marathon

We’re baaaaaaack! The Three Lakes Triathlon & Marathon has been a fixture here at Lakedale, held every year over Father’s Day weekend, since 2013. Because 2020’s event was cancelled, we were all revved-up and ready to go for this year’s races. Our excitement...

Take a Magical Kayaking Trip in the  San Juan Islands!

Take a Magical Kayaking Trip in the San Juan Islands!

Ahhhh, kayaking and the San Juans. They’re like crab legs and melty butter, mountain cabins and cozy fires, graham crackers and roasted mallows, country crooners and pickup trucks, oysters and champagne. They are made for each other.  People from all over the world...

Camping with Dogs in the San Juan Islands

Camping with Dogs in the San Juan Islands

A dog’s life is full of riches: humans who love me, birds and tennis balls to chase, bones to munch, and lots of soft places to take a midday snooze. But, I am not just a house dog—I am also a travel dog.  I LOVE to ride in the car, especially with the windows down. I...

Outdoor Games

Outdoor Games

We might sound like a broken record, but we think the scenery on San Juan Island rivals just about anywhere.  We have forests to hike, coastlines to walk, and hundreds of species of wildlife to observe.  Our weather is mild to boot!  With so much awesomeness...

Why I Want to Go on a Girl’s Getaway (and I’m a Guy!)

Why I Want to Go on a Girl’s Getaway (and I’m a Guy!)

We've heard it all before: "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus." Clichés like that are hyper-generalized and meant to be more fun than accurate, but there are usually little nuggets of truth found in them.  So, while there are far more things that men and women...

Life on the Lakes: A Summer Unlike any Other

Life on the Lakes: A Summer Unlike any Other

Welcome back to another chapter of our continuing series: “Life on the Lakes,” where we give you glimpses into our daily life here at Lakedale. First, we hope that you and your families are all safe and well and that you were able to enjoy the summer! We doubt it...

Taste the San Juans…at Home!

Taste the San Juans…at Home!

Now that we're heading into the season of long-shadowed days, chilly cheeks, and splashes of red streaking through maple trees, you may think summer is over and autumn has arrived.  But never fear, you can recreate summer and still savor the San Juans with an online...