Lakedale is our 'go-to' travel spot. It's as quiet and peaceful as you want it. We stayed in a Yurt and, even in the rain, it was lovely sitting amongst the trees and being IN nature and part of it. It's a place you can recharge your emotional battery and relax. This trip we went on a Whale watching trip and that was exciting too. The Lakedale staff is ALWAYS friendly and welcoming and they have a 'no touch' check-in and check-out that works great. We will be back !!
This place was absolutely amazing. They know customer service or what. They called me the week before, the day before and several times the day that I was arriving. They wanted to check on me to make sure everything was fine. It was a no self contact check-in. When we arrived, they had our envelope outside with our name on it. It had our keys in the envelope and what room number we were in. We were able to collect our stuff and use the key to open the front door of the lodge. We walked upstairs and found our room. The room was beautiful, had a balcony to watch over the lake. The room itself, the shower / tub that was large enough for me to sit in is a rarity being 6-7. Each morning they provide breakfast to the members of the lodge. It's a complimentary. They have a pancake maker, milks from soy, 2% to Almond. Cereal, snack items, etc; Then you will meet the nicest staff member ( now they're all very nice ) Mary Ann (I believe was her name), she makes an Omelet with potatoes every morning. She asks what you want and she provides it was hot sauce and other sauces. Every morning we ate there and chatted with her. She provided us items to do around the island. This was our 5th visit to the island in 6 years and 4th in a row. We had did most of the items, except a couple that she mentioned that we didn't do. We learned that the lodge was on 82 acres of properly. We did do a small hike around the property. You have the 3 lakes, but they have 8 log cabins that I counted, Yurts, Airstreams, tents and many other ways to stay on the site. They even have a small general store where you can purchase items from alcohol to food, drinks etc; it's open 9-5 daily. It was our first time staying here. I was very impressed with the place. You were required to wear masks on site. In addition to them having the lodge 50% occupancy. Let me tell you they have wine available. If it's after hours when the staff is gone, you just pick your wine and write down your name, what you took and your room#. How amazing is that. They had some great local wine available. Overall I was extremely impressed with this place. I want to stay here again, next time luck out and get a cabin and bring my entire family. The staff has to be the friendliest I've ever encountered. Keep up what you're doing. You're rocking it..…
We had a great time at Lakedale Resort on San Juan Island! We hope to return again and again to this beautiful lodge on the lake's edge. The delicious breakfast, that included an omelet to order, was served to us on the deck under a heat lamp. While we could have eaten inside in the breakfast room, we chose to sit outside because of the ongoing pandemic. We enjoyed exploring the extensive wooded grounds around the lodge during the day that are normally busy with campers, but are closed during their fall and winter seasons. From our room overlooking the lake we spied an eagle in the tree who repeatedly flew back and forth across the lake. We didn't get around to renting a paddle boat, but we will do that next time.
The campsites were large and spacious. Showers were fine. My only recommendation would be to spread out the occupied campsites more. The campsites were basically filled in next to each other. There were plenty of empty campsites, so it would have been better and quieter to spread them out more.
Loved this place. My sister and I stayed here because we were joining an REI kayak group that met in Friday Harbor early the next morning. Our canvas cabin was so comfortable and clean, and felt quite luxurious in the woods. We were nicely surprised that the bathroom attached was quite adequate. We loved the chandelier, the cozy mattress and feather pillows, and the extra blanket left for us. We also turned on the "faux gas fireplace" for pleasant ambience. The only thing that would have made it better would have been to have a coffee maker.