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Posts tagged ‘San Juans’

Lummi Island’s Willows Inn: World-class dining, dog-friendly lodging options

I’d known for years that the Willows Inn, on a small island about two hours north of Seattle, is a destination for folks who love eating well, and then I learned that it allows pet dogs to join guests in two of its rooms. Sign me up, I thought — this’ll be an epic dog jaunt. Long story short: It is, but with a couple of caveats. Please note that we paid for our stay at the Willows Inn — I  … Read more

Dog jaunt: Visiting San Juan Island, WA with a dog

Photo by kimbol

We’ve been going to San Juan Island since 1999, and we love it. We love the ferry ride, which threads through a constellation of islands (collectively called “the San Juans,” they include three other big islands — Orcas, Lopez and Shaw — and dozens of small ones), and we love Friday Harbor, the main town on San Juan Island. It’s a cheerful hurly-burly in the summertime, and it’s restful and mellow the rest of the year.  … Read more

Traveling by Washington State Ferries with a dog

Photo by stevevoght

We take the ferry from Anacortes to the San Juan Islands frequently (and sometimes on to Sidney, B.C.), but the Washington State Ferries also go from Seattle to Bainbridge Island, Seattle to Bremerton, Seattle to Vashon Island, Edmonds to Kingston, Mukilteo to Clinton (on Whidbey Island), and Keystone (on Whidbey Island) to Port Townsend. There are also ferries from Fauntleroy (in West Seattle) to Vashon Island and on to Southworth (on the Kitsap Peninsula), and from  … Read more