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Summer Destinations

Our Favorite Summer Escapes

Get back to nature and recharge at one of our favorite off-the-grid locations.  Here you will find wide open spaces where a kind of serenity can be found.

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San Juan Islands, Washington State

Perfect Pacific Northwest Summer

There are few places where summer is more perfect than in the Pacific Northwest.  Sunrise comes early and light lingers in the sky until well after 9 pm during the summer months. With so much to explore, you'll want to take advantage of the long days.  Discover our favorite stops in San Juan Islands: 4-Night Stay

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Getting there:

Board a Kenmore Air float plane from the South Lake Union terminal in Seattle, Wa. to Roche Harbor on the San Juan Island.  Note that Kenmore Air does not operate afternoon flights from South Lake Union.  We highly recommend an early flight as later departures take place at Kenmore’s location on North Lake Washington (approximately 35 minutes from Seattle).

Stay:

Book your 2-night stay in one of the 4 historic McMillan Suites at the Roche Harbor resort. Each suite provides the best views of Roche Harbor. 

Must Do:

  • Enjoy a romantic dinner at McMillan’s restaurant at Roche Harbor resort.

  • Take a kayaking excursion at a federally designated whale sanctuary.  From the water, you will see the majestic Olympic mountains and Vancouver Island in Canada.  If you’re lucky, you may even spot a whale!

  • Venture in to Friday Harbor to peruse the shops and enjoy lunch overlooking Friday Harbor.

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The Canadian Rockies - Banff. Lake Louise, Jasper

Canadian Rockies Escape

Jagged, ice-capped peaks, turquoise glacier-fed alpine lakes, and dense green forests make the Canadian Rockies a destination that will take your breath away. While tourists flock to this majestic place during the summer months, there is more than enough room to find serenity.  Later in the summer is particularly enchanting as many of the crowds are gone and autumn can be felt rapidly approaching.

Getting there:

Calgary International Airport is the closet airport to the majestic Canadian Rockies.  Banff is under 2 hours from Calgary.  Visitors may also chose to fly into Edmonton International Airport in the province of Alberta. 

Stay:

The Banff Springs Hotel, Banff

Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise

The Post Hotel, Lake Louise

Lodge at Kananaskis, Kananaskis

Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper

Emerald Lake Lodge, Field, BC

Must Do:

Whether you are hiking, canoeing, biking, horseback riding or exploring the local towns, there are few places more majestic than the Canadian Rockies.  Don’t forget your bear spray!

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Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge,Tofino British Columbia

Wilderness Meets Luxury

Accessible only by seaplane or boat, Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge is an off-the-grid destination so gloriously immersed in nature that it feels otherworldly…or at least of a past era.  Nestled in a remote inlet of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, the journey to Clayoquot is as enjoyable as the destination itself.