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Friday Harbor to Orcas Island Day Trip Ideas

Friday Harbor to Orcas Island Day Trip Ideas

Even with so much to do on San Juan Island, we occasionally get a hankering to do a little “off-island” exploring. And the Washington State Ferries make that so easy...hop in your car or jump on your bike and ferry over to Orcas Island! Orcas, the largest of the San...

Yurts Reinvented at Lakedale on San Juan Island

Yurts Reinvented at Lakedale on San Juan Island

Here at Lakedale, we are very excited to welcome our newest addition to our collection: The Yurt Village! Early in Spring, we’re still in the construction phase of our new village, but we wanted to give our fans a preview of these new accommodations, as well as a peek...

Six Pet-Friendly Places to Bring your Dog on San Juan Island

Six Pet-Friendly Places to Bring your Dog on San Juan Island

Do you want to travel to San Juan Island, but you’ve got your pet in tow? Don’t worry, our island loves dogs, and we’ve got plenty of dog-friendly activities to keep you and your pup occupied during your stay on the island! Here are 6 of our favorite places to bring...

Five Ways to See San Juan Island by Kayak

Five Ways to See San Juan Island by Kayak

If you thought there was only one way to kayak, you’ve never been to San Juan Island! Get your sea legs going with a quick paddle around Lakedale’s calm lakes and then work your way up to a multi-day tour, a sunrise or sunset paddle, a trip through glowing...

Lakedale’s Favorite Friday Harbor Restaurants

Lakedale’s Favorite Friday Harbor Restaurants

Who loves to eat? Us! We are complete foodies and over the years have scoped out all the best eats on the island, and we’d love to share our insider island eating tips with you! From the moment you step off the ferry, you’ll have great choices all day long, so let’s...

An Old-Fashioned 4th of July on San Juan Island

An Old-Fashioned 4th of July on San Juan Island

One of the best things about San Juan Island and Friday Harbor is the small town vibe...no stop lights, lots of local stores and the fact that we LOVE the 4th of July!  As a matter of fact, we even have a beach on the island called 4th of July Beach! The day starts...

An Old Fashioned 4th of July on San Juan Island

An Old Fashioned 4th of July on San Juan Island

One of the best things about San Juan Island and Friday Harbor is the small town vibe...no stop lights, lots of local stores and the fact that we LOVE the 4th of July!  As a matter of fact, we even have a beach on the island called 4th of July Beach! The day starts...

Year Round Glamping – in a Yurt!

Year Round Glamping – in a Yurt!

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...

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

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

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...