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
This is a beautiful venue, well cared for, staffed with wonderfully attentive, knowledgeable, amenable and professional people, who represent the property as if it were their own. I have been a guest at Lakedale in both a group setting, as well as my own personal vacation. It is one of my favorite locations for travel, and I highly recommend it.
We stayed at the Lodge which has 10 rooms, so quiet. Lots of dvd movie selections. Great, healthy breakfast. Sarah was an awesome hostess! No one under 16 permitted in the Lodge so it's perfect for a disconnect and/or romantic time away.
Two items of note: 1. No cell service unless you have T Mobile. WIFI complimentary but absolutely NO cell service. 2. The radiant heat flooring is wonderful, but it does make the room uncomfortably warm. No thermostat for that. Opening the windows slightly will even out the temperature. After the first night, we figured it out and slept wonderfully after that.
We had an amazing stay here and will return.
Perfect little get away. Lots of different choices. Close to town. Can't wait to stay in the yurt or the airstream. Friday is just a sweet little town, great restaurants. Quiet in the winter months and lots of activity in the summer. Great weekend getaway.
My husband and I rented a log cabin for Valentine’s Day weekend, we took the sushi making class. Turns out the weather was pretty cold and the snow was stuck to the ground. It gave the lake a beautiful look. It was a lovely quiet weekend. We stayed in one of the log cabins and the fireplace kept it warm and toasty. What a beautiful resort. We’ll have to go back.
My wife, daughter and I stayed in one of the canvas cabins last summer. It was a fun experience and great getaway for peace and quiet. The staff were terrific. Everyone working there are very friendly and seem to enjoy what they do. They had a nice continental breakfast as well.
My only complaint is the hotel part of the resort is totally off limit to kids. I understand the policy, but it kept us from possibly upgrading as the nights were a bit chilly in the canvas tent.