New Canvas Cabins Allow Campers to “Rough It” with Real Beds and Linens

August 15, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. – August 15, 2007 –Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes announces the opening of its new, custom-built Canvas Cabins, which offer an upscale, unique camping experience where campers can sleep on comfortable beds with luxurious linens and relax on beautiful hickory furniture. “There are a lot of people out there who enjoy the outdoors but are not thrilled about sleeping on a thin air mattress,” said Michael Cawdrey, general manager of Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes, an 82-acre wooded property in the heart of San Juan Island. “With our Canvas Cabins, everything is taken care of for you, and every night you get to curl up in a cozy queen-sized bed. It’s the best of both worlds.”

Tucked away on a plateau overlooking Neva Lake – one of Lakedale’s three lakes – the Canvas Cabins are the newest accommodation option at Lakedale Resort. The resort also offers an elegant lakefront Lodge; comfortable Log Cabins; the Lake House, an upscale vacation home; and expansive campgrounds that offer bicycle-only and RV sites.

Each 225-square-foot Canvas Cabin is constructed with a sturdy wooden frame and floor, and is topped with high-quality canvas. Located just steps away from shower facilities, each cabin features a queen bed with cotton flannel sheets, pillows and duvets, bath linens, a table and four chairs, two cordless lanterns and storage. The cabins are also furnished with either a full-size sleeper sofa or lounge chairs.

Outside each Canvas Cabin are two Adirondack chairs with ottomans, a picnic table and a fire ring.

To celebrate the grand opening, Lakedale Resort is offering Deluxe Canvas Cabin packages, which come with souvenir Lakedale hooded sweatshirts and pants; Aveda bath and shower products; a kit for making s’mores, complete with roasting skewers; a one-hour boat rental; and complimentary use of fishing poles and bait with licenses included.

“Lakedale is redefining the term ‘roughing it,’” said Adrienne Miller, group sales manager for Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes. “There is no reason why you can’t have all the amenities of a posh hotel room at your campsite. This is comfort camping with no distractions and no sore bodies from sleeping on the ground.”

The Lakedale Campground is open annually from March 1 through Oct. 31.
The Standard Canvas Cabin rate for two adults and two children (ages 15 and under) is $125. The Deluxe rate for two adults and two children (ages 15 and under) is $170. Additional persons are $35 each, and additional nights cost $125 each. A two-night minimum stay is required.

To learn more about Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes, visit, or call 1-800-617-2267.

EDITOR’S NOTE: High-resolution images of the Canvas Cabins and Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes are available upon request.

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About Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes is nestled between Roche Harbor and Friday Harbor on San Juan Island in Washington state. The resort is easily accessible by passenger and auto ferry or floatplane. Situated on 82 wooded acres, Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes is the ideal destination for vacations, dynamic meetings and retreats, intimate weddings and other events. Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes offers four accommodation options: The Lodge, with cozy, romantic guestrooms; family-friendly Log Cabins; the Lake House, an upscale vacation home; and Campsites for the nature lover. The resort’s setting – adjacent to Neva Lake, Dream Lake and Fish Hook Lake – provides an abundance of outdoor activities, including fishing, biking, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, hiking and boating.

The Lodge Dining Room and Grand Lobby at Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes are the ideal setting for meetings, and the adjoining deck provides additional meeting and reception space. Lakedale can accommodate groups of up to 20. The wide range of team-building activities includes high-tech, GPS-aided treasure hunts, swimming, fishing, canoeing, sea kayaking, whale watching, bicycling, winery trips and local artisan tours. Lakedale can provide meeting supplies, meals, snacks and other services to ensure that meetings and retreats run smoothly from beginning to end.

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