by Stephen Jermanok
Whether you want to camp, glamp, reside in a log cabin, or spend an evening in an airstream trailer, you’ll find a slew of lodging options on this 82-acre playground on San Juan Island. The six log cabins accommodate up to six people and pets and offer a full kitchen already stocked with breakfast goodies, including the resort’s signature granola. An even larger lake house features three bedrooms and can house up to 10 people. The circa-1978 Airstream can sleep a family of four while the 16 glampsites are canvas cabins equipped with beds, linens, and futons. Wherever you choose to sleep, you’ll enjoy the wide range of activities onsite, including swimming, paddling and fishing the three lakes, hiking numerous trails, playing volleyball, partaking in the afternoon sundae party, and making tie-dyed T-shirts.
Our Editor Loves
- Full kitchens stocked with breakfast goodies
- Log cabins accommodating up to six people
- Tons of fun family activities
- Family Room 5+
Beautiful, relaxing, and no electronics!!!! Great local getaway that feels a world away. We stayed in a Canvas Cabin and plan on trying the Yurt next year. Be sure to check out the breakfast tent, so much easier than trying to camp cook in the am.
Overall Lakedale is a nice spot to be in the woods and let your kids run and play in the lake. But for +$200/nt to stay in a Canvas Cabin with no electricity, wifi, or running water (plus a bit of a walk to the bathroom) it wasn't a great value. Breakfast at the "Mess tent" was a typical cheap hotel spread with sugary cereals/granola, make your own waffles, bland fruit, and plastic wrapped pastries/bagels. However breakfast at the lodge is fancy with homemade granola and omelettes. But it'll cost you another $150/nt to stay there and you'll still need to pay to rent a kayak. We had a nice time and the bed was comfy but we stayed other places on the island that were a better value. Just depends what you're looking for. San Juans are pricey in summer.