This Secluded Island Retreat In Washington Will Take Your Breath Away
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There’s no shortage of amazing getaways in Washington, even for those looking in their own proverbial backyards! Because luckily, when you live in Washington, that backyard is pretty great. The next time you’re in the mood for a secluded staycation, grab your family or a few close friends and escape to this charming cottage in Friday Harbor. The only thing wrong with this peaceful place is the fact that you’ll eventually have to leave it.
Ready to make this beautiful home yours for a few days? Check out this island retreat on VRBO and get ready to enjoy one of the best getaways in Washington of your life!
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What makes the San Juan Islands so great for a Washington getaway?
If you're looking for a surprisingly East Coast-style getaway that's not as crowded *and* has that special PNW je ne sais quoi, visit Washington's San Juan Islands. The slower pace of life on the San Juan Islands will instantly set your mind at ease, and it’s nearly impossible not to feel relaxed when surrounded by some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the country. The whale watching, in particular, is amazing, and you’ll have a whole host of options when it comes to choosing how you wish to experience this bucket-list adventure. Whales can be spotted year-round, but the best time to visit if you’re hoping to see these giants is from mid-April through early October, when the whales feed on the runs of Pacific salmon and raise their young in the calm waters around the islands and in Haro Strait. Opt to embark on a chartered whale-watching tour from one of the many area guides, or explore the waterways on your own via kayak rentals and guided tours offered by local outfitters. There's no shortage of great adventures to be had on the San Juan Islands, and with this cozy cottage as your home base, you're all but guaranteed an amazing getaway!
Tell me more about Friday Harbor.
Lauded as one of the most picturesque towns in the US, Washington's Friday Harbor is a vision. The town is located on San Juan Island (see above!), one of the most naturally stunning places in the country. Within the island, Friday Harbor is your quintessential PNW seaside town, with winsome boats, lighthouses, and docks dotting its shores. Sailing and kayaking are popular pastimes here, and visitors will delight in whale watching along the Pacific shores, too. In town, an abundance of delightful shops and restaurants await, offering visitors a true taste of the Pacific Northwest. In addition to the above cottage, Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes is an amazing place to call home when on the island; as its name suggests, there are three lakes on this lush green property, and plenty of options for whatever kind of vacation you're looking for.