When you are reluctant to leave when it is time to check out, you know that your stay was perfect!
Snug Harbor resort is located about 30 minutes from the Friday Harbor ferry dock on the west side of San Juan Island in Mitchell Bay. There are a dozen or so cabins situated right on Mitchell Bay. The resort was fairly easy with the signage on the road.
After parking and admiring the nice view of the bay, we headed to the office to check in. We were greeted by the manager Ken who spent time explaining the area to us and about his time on the island. We felt at home already. He gave us the keys and provided us with some general information and his contact information in case we needed anything. Talk about above and beyond!
My husband and I stayed in the *new* two-bedroom panabode cabin (we would have gone for the one bedroom if we weren't so last minute in our planning). The newer panabode cabins are located slightly above the harbor and offer expansive views of the bay. The grounds of the resort and all around are cabin were very clean. There is a deck off of the two bedroom cabins that is covered with seating and a grill. The main living area of the cabin offers a seating area with a gas fireplace, tv and ipod stereo, a dining area and a stocked kitchen (cooked several meals without having to compromise cooking tools/vessels). The cabin was super clean, no dust or grime anywhere. My clean-freak husband checked. The bedrooms are split on each side of the cabin with a bathroom in the hallway to separate them. One of the bedrooms has a queen bed and the other has two twins. The bedding and mattresses were comfortable and there was more than enough room to store our belongings. The bathroom was nice with glass enclosed walk in shower. The bedrooms and living area have separate heating sources which I thought was nice touch. The view outside from the living area was beautiful and can be controlled by shades if you are seeking a little privacy.
Friday Harbor is a nice place to visit and I cannot wait to experience this resort in the summer for a longer period of time. Many thanks to Ken and all of the staff that keep the resort running. It is a true gem.
- Also Known As:
- Snug Harbor Marina Hotel Friday Harbor
- Snug Harbor Marina Hotel
- Snug Harbor Resort & Marina Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are located on the West side of San Juan Island in peaceful Mitchell Bay. Arrive by car or boat to our four acre property with over 1000’ of waterfront and our own marina. We offer 16 cabins, 9 of which are new for the summer of 2013. We also opened Mitchell Bay Coffee on our waterfront in June of 2012 offering coffees and light snacks.With plenty to do you can tailor your vacation any way you choose. Take it easy and relax on property, walk along the beach while watching bald eagles soar effortlessly overhead or investigate Mitchell Bay on one of the complimentary canoes. You may choose to explore the island, venture out fishing, whale watching or sea kayaking. We have whale watching and kayaking tours departing directly from the marina.In the evening enjoy a beachside fire, an amazing sunset and share stories of your adventures with other guests. There is a peacefulness and serenity that our guests have said is hard to describe. All guests have access to complimentary use of our two canoes, two kayaks, gas BBQ's, crab cookers and free wireless internet. The cabins are cozy, well equipped and non-smoking. Snug Harbor is unique on San Juan Island, we invite you to come and experience why. ... more less