Roche Harbor Resort, San Juan Island, Washington
The compound at Roche Harbor has expanded to include a colorful collection of Craftsman-inspired homes sloping up from bustling
Roche Harbor Marina. You can rent them, but the historic company cottages that housed the former lime kiln employees still
win the charm contest. Stay in a little two-bedroom white clapboard on a grassy lawn that unfolds toward the water.
Field trip: The resort will connect you to San Juan Outfitters for a whale-watching tour to Lime Kiln Point State Park, an orca playground.
Night out: Tucked into a side alley in Friday Harbor, the Backdoor Kitchen serves local oysters, farm-to-plate salads, and pork chops with an international flair.
Rates: cottages, $199–$339/night (summer), and Village Homes, $379–$799/night (summer); 800/451-8910 or rocheharbor.com