Glamping on San Juan Island

Log lodge 9280DA

The Lodge at Lakedale Resort

So, you want to take a vacation and experience the outdoors, but you can’t bring all of your camping stuff on the airplane. You can barely bring 3 ounces of shampoo on the plane. In the past, you would have just driven past the campgrounds on your way to your hotel, and waved. That was then.


Canvas Cabins


Canvas Cabins







But, this is now. Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes in scenic San Juan Island, (off the coast of Seattle), is changing the way we can experience our vacations. Glamping; luxury camping. Including “toasty toes” fleece-covered hot water bottles delivered every night and put into the foot of your bed.

They offer five levels of experience: Open field for tent camping, area for small recreational vehicles, canvas cabins, lodge with hotel-style rooms, individual 2-bedroom/2 bath log cabins.

Lakeside canvas cabins offer a wooden platform floor, comfy beds with sheets, comforters and pillows. Sofa, table and chairs, coolers, flashlights, even towels and shampoo and conditioner.


Inside the tent


Looking out from the tent






Outdoors each tent has a fire pit, chairs for around the fire, charcoal for your first BBQ, picnic table with attached chairs and umbrella.

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Can’t bring your own food? No problem. Breakfast is included. Just mosey over to the mess tent and enjoy steaming, hot coffee while you decide which of the many items you’ll eat. Selections generally include granola, cereal, pancakes, fresh fruit, bagels, oatmeal and hard-boiled eggs. Dinner items can be purchased from the country store, if you decide to eat in.

What you don’t have is private bathrooms, electricity or running water. But this is all nearby- including hot showers. They do however have a charging station for your electronic devices. I mean, we’re not Neanderthals. We need our communication devices!

Truly this is a perfect mix of an outdoor camping experience in a resort setting.


Rent a boat for a nominal $10 fee and enjoy the water.




One of the three lakes at the resort





















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