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Sunset Magazine calls Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes the summer camp you always wished for.

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Seattle Met

“You won’t miss the deprivation- fueled satisfaction of regular camping once you’ve indulged in turndown service with hot water bottle tucked into the bed. You’ll never sleep in a pup tent again.” – Seattle Met

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Seattle Magazine

Lakedale Resort made it into Seattle Magazine’s “Best Places to Camp in the Northwest” issue. Lakedale named the “granddaddy” of all glampgrounds.

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What’s the Buzz About Lakedale?

We’ve been very fortunate over the years to receive some wonderful press about our resort. Magazine covers, articles in the New York Times and USA Today, segments on television shows, write-ups in national magazines and online periodicals, and features by notable bloggers. What are the reviews raving about? Some love our campgrounds for families while others think Lakedale Resort is the perfect place for a wedding on the San Juan Islands. Whether you want to read write-ups about Lakedale’s glamping experiences or what it’s like to vacation in a vintage Airstream trailer, below are links and snippets to our media coverage. 

Thanks for the great photos!

Good photographs are easy to take when you’re surrounded by as much beauty as we are here at Lakedale. But we love the photographers and guests who come to the resort and take good photography to the next level. Many thanks to the following photographers for allowing us to share their work.

John Brunk: Triathlon
Michael Burkhalter: Music Festival
Wes Edholm: Lodge Rooms
Jane Gershovitch: Yurts
Ryan Greenleaf: Wedding
Tyler Hartje: Startrails image
Catherine Parker: Property photos
Jerry Pavia: Lodge and Log Cabins
San Juan Safaris: Wildlife
Logan Westom: Lodge night image
Lisette Wolter-McKinley: Guest and property photos

2016 – 2020

Reader’s Digest N/A date 
Accessible by boat, ferry, or small aircraft; Reader’s Digest considers the journey to Lakedale Resorts to be filled with romantic views. Full article 

Outside Magazine Nov. 5 2019
Outside Magazine features Lakedale Resort as a great fall weekend trip. Visitors to the San Juan Islands can enjoy shorter ferry lines and fewer crowds. Full article

South Sound Magazine August 19 2019
South Sound Magazine’s Shelby Rowe Moyer visits the San Juan Islands stating that, “Lakedale Resort is a favorite. The 82-acre resort, intermingled with three spring water lakes, is the real respite of your staycation.” Full article

Western Living Magazine May 9 2019
“Basically, it’s camping for people who hate camping.” Lucy Lau from Western Living Magazine reflects on her visit to Lakedale Resorts. Full article

Inspired taste, March 7, 2019
Joanne from Inspired Taste got to check off glamping from her bucket list after visiting Lakedale Resorts – “I’d take my cozy warm canvas tent over a hotel room any day!” – Joanne, Inspired Taste Full article

USA Today Jan. 23 2019
USA Today lists the San Juan Islands as a Pacific Northwest islands that you should visit. “San Juan Island’s seasonal seafood, local cider, history and Lakedale Resort are only a few reasons to visit!’ Full article

Pitstops for Kids July 11 2018
Child friendly travel blog, named Lakedale Resort their #1 choice for a kid-friendly resort on San Juan Islands. Full article

Fodor’s Travel April 25 2018
At this single Airstream, the setting is as appealing as the interior. Situated in the stunning San Juan Islands, the trailer is parked lakeside with its own deck, fire ring, and picnic area to enjoy the surrounds.” – Fodor’s Travel Full article

The New York Times Feb. 2 2018
Paywall blocks story – The New York Times showcases Lakedale’s luxury yurts as a fabulous alternative to traditional lodging. “Travelers are swapping standard hotel rooms for new interpretations of traditional lodgings.” 

The Telegraph N/A Date 
Lakedale was featured in The Telegraph highlighting the location, room amenities and great ways to enjoy the San Juan Islands. Full article

KING 5 July 18 2017
KING 5 News highlights Lakedale Resorts as one of the trailblazers for the glamping craze! Full article

(Full List) KING 5 June 5 2017
Explore the great discoveries from your favorite islands- KING 5 offers a list of fun things to do when visiting the San Juan Island! Full article

KING5 News Sept. 17 2017
KING5 News features Lakedale Reosrt’s canvas cabins and cottages as a “funky places to stay in Washington.” Full article
travelingmom July 28,2016
Nestled in a quiet forest and a quick 10-minute drive from the ferry terminal, Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes is my family’s favorite campground. A quiet resort that offers lots of amenities for families like kids crafts, free loaner bikes, paddle boats for rent, Ping-Pong and tetherball–just to name a few.” –  Full article

2014 – 2015

425 Business Dec 2015 issue 
Take a break from business and visit summer hotspot San Juan Island for a cozy winter getaway.” – 425 Business Full article

Huffington Post November 02 2015
“Great for families with kids of all ages”- Huffington Post travel blogger, Rebecca Hall reminisces on her visit to the San Juan Islands, and her time glamping at Lakedale Resorts. Full article
Red Tricycle August 28 2015
“If you’re looking for a place to stay with a variety of accommodation options and outdoor activities galore, look no further than Lakedale Resorts at Three Lakes”- Red Tricycle. Full article
Seattleite July 25 2015
“Destinations like Lakedale Resort on beautiful San Juan Island prove the perfect spot to disconnect and reconnect, and the benefits remain long after the ferry docks back on the mainland.” – Seattleite Full article
Seattle Times June 25 2015
Lakedale’s glamorous camping was highlighted in the Seattle Times for allowing “city slickers” to enjoy the wilderness without roughing it. Full article
ABC NEWS June 19,2015
ABC News featured Lakedale Resort as an Outdoorsy U.S. destination, recognizing the San Juan Islands as a popular summer getaway for Washingtonians. Full article
Readers Digest N/A Date
Reader’s Digest featured Lakedale Resort as a luxurious glamping excursion. “If you’re craving an outdoorsy adventure but don’t want to skimp out in the luxury department, glamping—aka “glamorous camping”—is for you.” – Readers Digest Full article

Travel Channel, May 2015
“10 Best Campgrounds for Families” Full article

Wedding Chicks, December 2014
“Love of Nature Wedding Ideas” Full article

USA Today, November 2014
“Coziest Cabins from coast to coast” Full article

South China Morning Post, November 2014
“Hot Spots: Lakedale Resort” Full article

HGTV Gardens, September 2014
“Incredible Glamping Adventures” Full article

425 Magazine, September 2014
“Autumn Island Hopping” **, August 2014
“Where to Stay for a Family Friendly Getaway from Seattle, WA” Full article

Huffington Post, August 2014
“Spend a Night in Some of America’s Coolest Airstream Hotels” Full article

The Houston Tribune, August 2014
“Friday Harbor, San Juan Island” **

Triathlete Magazine, July 2014**
“Races We’re Excited About This Month” **, June 2014
“Review of Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes” Full article

Seattle Weekly, June 2014
“Salad of the Sea: Puget Sound provides plenty of opportunities for Aquatic Foraging” Full article

Seattle Refined, June 2014
“Lakedale Resort Offers Pet & Family Friendly Cabins” Full article

Seattle Met Magazine, June 2014
“Glamping Getaway – Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes”** Full article

Runner’s World Magazine, June 2014
“Race of the Month – Three Lakes Triathlon and San Juan Island Marathon”**, May 2014
“Gourmet Glamping: An Amazing Experience at San Juan Islands Lakedale Resort”**Full article

425 Magazine, January/February 2014
25 Winter Staycations**

ABC News, January 2014
Resolution Worthy Travel Adventures for 2014 Full article


The Independent (UK), October 2013
US Trailers with Style Full article

Q13 FOX News, September 2013
A-Z of a Well-Traveled Family Video Clip

ParentMap, September 2013
6 Luxury Camping Spots in the Northwest Full article

The Idaho Statesman, July 2013
“7 Best Destinations in the U.S. for Outdoorsy Summer Travel”

Seattle Bride (Fall/Winter 2013 Issue)**


Portland Monthly, December 2012
Lakedale Resort was featured in the cover story “Winter Lodges: 25 Cozy Northwest Escapes.” Full article.

Coastal Living, November 2012
Lakedale Resort was featured in the Coastal Living article entitled: Savor the San Juan Islands, for how to “Camp in Style”. Click here to view.

San Juan Journal, July 2012
The San Juan Journal featured Lakedale Resort in the announcement of Lakedale’s new GM, Karl Bruno. Click here to view the article.

AAA Journey Magazine, May/June 2012
AAA Journey Magazine featured Lakedale in article, “Fireside Feast.”

Sacramento Magazine, April 2012
Sacramento Magazine included Lakedale in story “Pacific Northwest Wonder.”

Smart Meetings, April 2012
Smart Meetings included Lakedale in story “Results Count, Executive Retreats: Real Experience, Real Returns.” The full article can be found here.

NBC’s TODAY Show, March 30, 2012
Lakedale Resort is featured on the Today Show, in a segment titled: Back to Nature, Where Glamour and Camping Meet. The segment clip can be found here.

Travel + Leisure, March 2012
Lakedale Resort was featured in an article titled “Spring Break”, detailing coastal destinations around the country. The full article can be found here.

LA Times, January 29, 2012
Lakedale Resort was featured in the LA Times article: “Cooking up gourmet adventures across the West: A guide to the hotels, resorts and other locales in the West that offer travelers hand’s-on cooking lessons”.

On three weekends in spring and fall (May 11 and 12, June 15 and 16, Sept. 21 and 22), Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes, on 82 tree-covered acres on San Juan Island, offers Gourmet Glamping, or glamour camping: two nights “camping” in a canvas cabin and chef Kyle Nicholson teaching gourmet campfire cuisine. Last year’s dinner fare included Dungeness crab-stuffed sweet peppers, Snake River Farms steaks and grilled banana splits. Hiking, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, fishing and biking are also on tap. The full ar