Washington State

PAE To FRD: Getting To San Juan Island By Wheeled Airplane

PAE To FRD: Getting To San Juan Island By Wheeled Airplane

When we learned Kenmore Air was planning to run wheeled flights from North Seattle’s Paine Field in Everett (PAE) to Friday Harbor Airport (FRD), we knew we had to book a roundtrip as soon as reservations became available.  And, because we are many things, and...

The Best Time to See Orcas in the San Juan Islands 

The Best Time to See Orcas in the San Juan Islands 

Many travel from far and wide to experience the majesty of the San Juan Islands (just over 500,000 in 2022 alone), including seeing orca whales in real life—or “IRL” as the social-media savvy kids say these days.  We’ve been on the island for decades at this point,...

San Juan Island vs. Orcas Island: The Differences

San Juan Island vs. Orcas Island: The Differences

A truly magical, short ferry ride from Friday Harbor to Orcas Island separates you and your stay at Lakedale from the next leg of your adventure. San Juan Island’s close sibling, Orcas Island, has its own extraordinary history worth exploring. The landscape...

Our Guide to Glamping in Washington State

Our Guide to Glamping in Washington State

Let’s face it: Camping isn’t for everyone. But, once those unhappy campers go glamping, they’ll be eager to get outside all seasons of the year. Glamping is about experiencing the beauty of the outdoors while holding onto little luxuries (like running water), which...

7 Reasons to Love Glamping in the Pacific Northwest

7 Reasons to Love Glamping in the Pacific Northwest

It's summer time and glamping season is here! Our Canvas Cabins and Canvas Cottages have been spruced up after the long winter, comfy beds are freshly made and are waiting for your arrival. Our new Yurt village is getting its final touches right now -  we're...