Glamping at the Lakedale Resort in Friday Harbor

Lakedale Bunkhouse in Friday HarborI like the outdoors. I love it in fact. There’s nothing much better then the fresh smell of evergreens. Let me soak it up with my coffee every morning and you’d find the happiest lady you ever did see. But, and this is a big but, I don’t always want to hike into the wilderness, pitch a tent, sleep on the ground, and mingle with the bugs. Sometimes, I want all of that outdoor goodness without the work. Sometimes, I just want to be spoiled. “Glamping” in one of Lakedale’s Canvas Cabins is the perfect solution.

This refined camping option is a sleeping bag free, mattress sprawling, pillow indulging extravaganza. It’s on the upscale side. Those of you hardcore enthusiasts might be appalled I’m even putting it in the same bag as camping. That’s okay. I’ll join you on your deep wilderness backpack schlepping trip another day because those are pretty cool too.

But picture this: a queen bed, a flannel duvet, and two fleece-covered hot water bottles delivered each night to warm your toes.

Each glampsite features four chairs, a picnic table, umbrella, and fire ring perfect for toasting marshmallows. While the accommodations may be upscale for camping, get ready to unplug. There is no electricity, internet service or running water. However, the shower facilities are just a short walk away. And if you’re really desperate to check in, or leave a comment on this post about the amazing time you’re having, the General Store offers complimentary WiFi.
Beyond the standard Canvas Cabin options, Lakedale also offers:

Duplex Canvas Cabin – two side by side Canvas Cabins ideal for two families vacationing together.

Canvas Bunkhouse – a 450-square-foot Canvas Cabin with two queen beds and a full-size futon great for a large group. Plus, the Bunkhouse has electricity.

Canvas Cottage – an over-the-top experience featuring a king bed, your own full bathroom, a gorgeous chandelier, electricity and a cozy lakeside setting.

Lakedale Resort is located in Friday Harbor on Fish Hook Lake. Glampgrounds are open from May 1 – September 30.

Are you going to get your glamp on this summer?


One Comment

  • Posted March 1, 2013 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    Woah! That looks like it would be a lot of fun. Maybe I should go camping near a lakeside resort in BC (with permission of course). Thanks for sharing the amazing idea!

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