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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Very fun, great scenery. Very nice staff and perfect location right between Friday and Roche.
They supply you with everything you need: cooler, firewood - just bring some great wine! Definitely get the Neva tent with a bathroom! Worth it.
We had a wonderful time staying in a yurt at Lakedale resort. We stayed two nights there. Our kids had a lot of fun sleeping in the yurt. We rented a boat/pedal boat to go on one of the lakes, and they had children activities. My kids loved the giant checker and chess games! Our private hot tub was also fantastic! The yurt was beautiful and had just the amenities and utensils that we needed, all very good quality!
If we go back to San Juan Island, we will stay at Lakedale resort again!
Great camping space surrounded by lakes and nature. Friendly staff at the resort store. Plenty to do and see and activities to participate in. We will definitely be coming back, hopefully with both our extended families as well to make it a whole family experience.
We come here yearly with a group of friends and stay in Neva cabins. The kids have SO much fun swimming, biking, fishing and doing activities. Such a magical place! The beds are so comfortable and staff are extremely friendly and helpful.
We're usually tent campers and do a big camping trip (usually National Park) with another family every summer. Due to some health issues, we knew the camping trip this year might be a stretch, so we decided to plan something closer to home (Seattle). We stumbled across Lakedale while looking for accommodations in the San Juan Islands, and it was perfect! The experience was all the best parts of camping, without the work. No tent to setup, we didn't even have to cook our own breakfast, thanks to the mess tent just a few steps away (thanks Blake and Pancake Robot!) Loved the canvas cabins on the lake, where the kids were able to keep themselves occupied with swimming, games fishing and boats. We had campfires, made s'mores and enjoyed sleeping in a regular bed! Lakedale made a great home base for exploring the rest of the island, as well (American Camp, English Camp, Lime Kiln Point, Friday Harbor) so much to see and do in such a beautiful setting. The staff were very friendly and helpful.