written by Cara Strickland
ACCOMMODATIONS Among the first to use the term “glamping,” Lakedale Resort goes beyond tent camping to offer experiences at every level of roughing it. Beyond the numerous camp sites, canvas cabins (both with and without restrooms) allow you to get close to nature. The lodge is perfect for a romantic getaway (no kids allowed) but the log cabins just down the way offer the comforts of home, and you can bring your little ones as well as your furry friends. The yurts are new to Lakedale, with a fireplace and bathroom and cozy beds inside, and a grill and hot tub on each deck. The Airstream offers a little vintage glamour.
ACTIVITIES Choose from a range of activities from swimming and fishing in the three stocked property lakes to horseshoes, volleyball and bocce ball. Rent a paddle boat, kayak, canoe or paddle board, or try your hand at a scheduled arts-and-crafts project like tie-dying or building a birdhouse. DINING If you’re staying in a canvas cabin, enjoy a complimentary breakfast at the mess tent—you’ll find hot and cold options. Guests of the lodge enjoy a complimentary breakfast in the dining room, complete with an egg dish, housemade granola and afternoon treats. The log cabins are equipped with full kitchens and the yurts offer limited kitchenettes. Grab groceries or something hot on the go at the general store, open Memorial Day through Labor Day.
THERE’S SOMETHING for everyone at San Juan Island’s rustic Lakedale Resort. Whether you’re keen to camp (in tents, canvas cabins or RVs), want to cuddle up in a log cabin or the adults-only lodge, or try something different in a luxury yurt or vintage Airstream, you’re in luck at Lakedale. 4313 ROCHE HARBOR ROAD