San Juan Island
Just a few of the varied highlights on San Juan Island, the most populated of the San Juans, include: "an alpaca ranch, a sweeping valley dotted with cows and sheep, the terraces of a lavender farm, vineyards with a tasting room in a historic schoolhouse, deep forest giving way to shining sea, a pod of orca whales and two iconic lighthouses." Looking for an excuse to explore gourmet glamping while here? Look no further than Lakedale Resort, where visitors can relish the great outdoors with a little extra luxe. Lakedale offers canvas cabins (no bathrooms) and a canvas cottage (electricity and bathroom amenities), complete with Toasty Toes’ turndown service. All glamping accommodations also feature outdoor grills, and they overlook one of the three sparkling lakes on the property. An enticing culinary series features local chefs pairing regional fare and wine on July 18, August 22 and September 19, 2015. Mid-week stays here prove a perfect option, especially in the high season (summertime).
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