If you're looking for a quick getaway from Seattle or Portland, have a peek inside The Lodges on Vashon!
The Lodges invited my family and I out for an overnight stay last weekend. It had been years since I'd been to Vashon Island, even though it's a short ferry ride from Downtown or West Seattle. I loved spending summer days there with my family, fishing, clamming and soaking up lots of fun in the sun.
Vashon is every bit as quaint as I remember it, and The Lodges, which are right in the middle of the downtown area, have a boutique hotel vibe that my fiance and I love staying in. So boutiquey, in fact, that there isn't full-time staff on premise! We got codes to our lodge, the fitness center and the Public House communal area with our confirmation email.
Each lodge has a ton of natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, and yet ours felt like it had lots of privacy to it. The Lodges have a rambler-style layout, with a long hallway connecting the rooms together. I could go on and on about our Meadow Suite, and honestly, it's hard to pick a favorite feature.
I loved the sleeping nook off the living room that served as a reading and work area for us but could also sleep another couple of people on the daybed and pull-out. I loved the little reading nook next to the electric fireplace. I loved the party shower with in-floor radiant heat and french doors leading to a private deck. I loved the extremely comfy bed I slept super hard in. I loved the wetbar area that had everything we needed (coffee, tea, wine, a place to prep Spike's food.)
Oh yes, I love that The Lodges are pet-friendly. Spike had a blast hanging out with mom and dad on the island!
We drove out to the Point Robinson lighthouse for a nice family park walk along the shore before it got too rainy and dark. My fiance and I enjoyed some of the downtown fare, including dinner at May Kitchen + Bar (the island's Thai place is very good by the way, and the silverware is incredible) and brunch at The Hardware Store. We also grabbed a quick snack at Pure Organic Kitchen + Juicery, because I am always looking for the green juice.
Most of our time was spent in our Lodge, and if we could, we would have spent every second and then some there. I can definitely see us staying at The Lodges again for a staycation, a place to go if we needed a quiet spot to read or get some major work done, or even renting out some or all of the Lodges for a vacation with our family. The Lodges' communal spaces make the property perfect for an office retreat, wedding party, reunion or just hanging out with friends!
Learn more and book your stay at The Lodges on Vashon here.
Disclosure: Overnight stay provided by The Lodges on Vashon for review. All opinions are mine!