Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes
What We Love
- Tons of outdoor activities, including swimming, boating, fishing, volleyball and more
- Return to summer camp with birdhouse-making classes, tie-dye parties and an afternoon sundae bar
- Log cabins provide a getaway from the getaway, with cedar furnishings and plenty of cozy amenities
What To Know
- No on-site restaurant, and the town of Friday Harbor is a 15-minute drive away
- Travel to San Juan Island requires taking a ferry that doesn’t take reservations and can have a three-to-four-hour wait during summer. First boat and midday are the best times to travel
- Children 15 and under are not permitted in the Deluxe Lodge Rooms
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Modern rustic. Think exposed timber cabins layered with Hudson Bay blankets, sculpted iron lamps and knotty pine bedframes. The Lake House features an open floor plan with blond hardwood floors, a full covered porch and windows that fill the top half of the A-frame roof.
Bed & Bath
Lodge bedrooms have high wood plank ceilings and large fireplaces. All rooms have either patios or decks with rocking chairs for taking in the lake or woodland views. Spacious bathrooms have stone floors and jetted deep soaking tubs framed in cedar. Families and guests who want more privacy can choose between the six two-bedroom log cabins, which have full kitchens, dining nooks and large decks, or the three-bedroom Lake House, which has a sleeping loft, a wood-burning fireplace, a full kitchen, a dining room and an outdoor firepit.
The San Juan Islands sit in the area’s coveted “rain shadow,” so guests often have blue skies when the mainland is cloudy. It’s ideal weather for relaxing on the deck overlooking Neva Lake, one of three lakes on the property, or for romping about on foot or bicycle. You won’t find a spa or restaurant on-site, though Friday Harbor, the largest village in the San Juan Islands, offers a variety of excellent options.
In the Area
The San Juans offer the perfect Pacific Northwest escape: think cedar forests, rocky tide pools and orca pods. If you wish to “go deep,” Friday Harbor provides plenty of kayaking, whale-watching and salmon-fishing outfitters. The Whale Museum and Friday Harbor Laboratories offer further insights into the archipelago’s ecological diversity. Most restaurants offer Northwest island fare, such as grilled cedar plank salmon, Dungeness crab salads and sumptuous seafood chowders. The Bluff and Coho restaurants stand out for dinner, Market Chef for lunch and Bakery San Juan for warm treats in between.
How to Get There
Already planning a summer vacation here as well as Thanksgiving next year. Quiet and love the grounds/location. Much to do for all year round. You feel like you’re in a remote location yet you’re close to everything you may need. Can’t wait to return.
We stayed in the suit and had a great time. It was November when we stayed so not a whole lot to do outside but staying in the room and playing games in front of a fire was great. The room was gorgeous and we all slept great!
We live just down the road from Lakedale. So why stay here? For my daughters 16th birthday party sleep over. It was absolutly perfect! The girls could have the cabin, and I could stay in the downstairs room to keep a parental eye on things. They all enjoied the hot tub right next door and watching movies. My mom came for a bit and wants to rent a cabin this summer with my Brothers family. It really is a great family location.
My wife and I stayed 3 nights at the lodge (room #9) in early October. The room was nicely appointed and the bed very comfortable. The room also had a small balcony with a very nice lake view and a gas fireplace. The lobby of the lodge is an invitingly large open area with comfortable seating and a very nice fireplace. Breakfast was included and was very tasty, consisting of a nice spread of bread/jams, yogurt, granola, etc.. and an automatic pancake maker (which produced surprisingly good pancakes). An omelet was also available and made fresh by Mary Ann. I should mention the managers, Mary Ann and Richard. Both were friendly and extremely helpful, and helped make our stay there very enjoyable. Lakedale is located on the eastern side of the island about midway between Friday Harbor (10+ minute drive if traffic is minimal) and Roche Harbor (15-20 minute drive if no/minimal traffic). It is also literally 2-3 minutes away from a very popular restaurant, Duck Soup. Given the opportunity would definitely return.
There were four of us that stayed in one of the Log Cabins. The cabin was great and cozy. The living room space was inviting and all the furniture and fixtures were really nice. The kitchen was well equipped though we only used it for breakfast and snacks. Our cabin was located next to the hot tub and we took advantage of that a couple of times. The beds were very comfortable. Perhaps could have used a diversity of pillows. The foam pillows are not my favorite. We all said we would happily return to this place in the future. The lodge was beautiful, though the lobby there is reserved for lodge guests. I imagine that is more important during the high season when there are probably more families with children in the camping facilities. We were told to leave dirty towels hanging on a hook outside if we needed clean linens. I was not aware of housekeeping coming in to clean the cabin during our stay. A broom and dust pan were in the kitchen so we swept up any dirt that got tracked in on our shoes.