Guemes Island Resort is the kind of place you don't come across much any more: quiet, rustic, and incredibly scenic. When I'm stressed out and feeling spread too thin, I imagine that I'm back at the resort losing fishing gear in the surf and waiting for my homemade bread to rise back in the cabin. It's a place where time slows down and you can spend a whole day watching the clouds move over the water.
The cabins aren't cheap and they aren't particularly luxurious, but they come with some amazing amenities: water views, a private beach, a sauna, kayaks and rowboats, a recreation room with ping pong and foosball tables, a huge pile of firewood to burn in your fireplace. It's like summer camp for adults. The cabins all have decently outfitted kitchens, and if you forget something essential (beer, garlic for the marinade, balsamic vinegar), you will almost certainly be able to pick it up at Anderson's Store or the on-site market.
I had to laugh at another review that said there's nothing to do on Guemes. If you're looking for movie theaters and shopping malls and restaurants then no, you won't find much to do there. But if you enjoy walking on the beach, fishing, paddling, crabbing, ping pong, toasting marshmallows, or just curling up to the fire with a good book, then you're in luck ... you can do all of things without even leaving the resort.
- Also Known As:
- Guemes Island Hotel Anacortes