Crystal Seas kayakers with orca on San Juan Island

THINGS TO DO AT LAKEDALE

People travel to San Juan Island to experience the island’s extraordinary beauty and countless adventure opportunities, from family vacation activities to exploring Friday Harbor’s best restaurants. Many of our guests don’t realize that Lakedale has activities galore, so on the days you’re not off exploring, stay here and have a Lakedale adventure! 

After all, where else can you fit in a round of bocce ball, create your own tie-dye masterpiece, or enjoy the natural wonder surrounding you by practicing yoga on a stand-up paddle board—all on the same day? Check out all we have to offer and why it makes Lakedale such a special place to be!

San Juan Island sunset

ON LAND

Challenge your friends or family to a spirited game of giant chess, bocce ball, or horseshoes, or get a big group together and serve up aces on the volleyball court. Nature lovers will revel in the opportunity to take a spin on one of our complimentary bikes or hike around the property while admiring incredible art installations. And, no trip to Lakedale is complete without tie-dyeing a t-shirt or crafting in the Activity Tent!

ON WATER

Our stunning property, complete with three spring-water lakes, provides plenty of ways to have fun on the water. Take it easy with yoga on a stand-up paddleboard or pick up the pace and hop in a canoe, kayak, or Aquacycle. Fishing at Lakedale is suited to adults and kids alike, and after reeling in trout and bass, our sandy, kid-friendly beaches are the perfect places to kick back or float the day away. (That’s your well-deserved lazy afternoon, delivered.) 

ART INSTALLATIONS

Capitalizing on 82 acres of natural beauty, we’ve enlisted the expertise of brilliant artists to create one-of-a-kind experiences at Lakedale. During your stay, make sure to check out the symbolic “Embark/Embrace,” which explores the boundaries between man and nature, and “Frozen Wind,” which examines the precarious balance between the natural world and the digital age.

THREE LAKES TRIATHLON

Every June, we partner with Island Athletic Events to host the Three Lakes Triathlon—an event voted “Race of the Month” by Runner’s World magazine! With options for varying fitness levels and abilities, there’s room for everyone at the starting line. Learn more about the triathlon and the San Juan Island Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10K, held at Lakedale the same weekend.  

GOURMET GLAMPING

A highlight of summer at Lakedale, our Gourmet Glamping Dinner Series, is an al fresco experience you won’t forget. Enjoy a delicious meal prepared by top chefs from the Pacific Northwest while sipping thoughtfully-paired regional wine. Spaces are limited to ensure an intimate experience. Bookmark this page to stay up on the latest, or call 360-378-2350 to reserve your seat.

Brian Nova trio at Music festival

MUSIC FESTIVAL

Lakedale’s annual Music Festival is a perfect way to send summer off in style! Typically held the last weekend in August, the Festival features three days of music, food, and fun, and benefits some fantastic educational organizations: the San Juan Islands School Music programs and Terry’s Kids.