b'CAMANO ISLANDFew are as fortunate as those who live in the Pacific Northwest. Blessedserene setting was once a boarding house and with diverse landscape, culture and lifestyle, Washington State andtransitioned into a hotel in the early 1920s. Today, the modest yet charming and graceful the Puget Sound are also home to more than 50 islands. Traced by theinn welcomes guests into the luxurious suites shadows of surrounding mountain ranges and lush woodlands withinequipped with canopy beds, indoor or outdoor the Puget Sounds sun belt lies a collection of islands, which includeshot tubs, private waterfront decks and more. Rest your head beachside at both Camano Camano Island, the fifth largest in population of the inhabited islands.Island State Park and Cama Beach. The Almost as fortunate as those who live here are those who choose toformer has 88 standard sites, two hiker/visit, explore and enjoy Camano, The Easy Island.biker sites, five cabins, one dump station, two restrooms and two showers, and welcomes No ferries, no tickets, no tollsCamano Island is only 60 miles fromRVs to the upper camping loop. All campsites downtown Seattle, a worthy day trip and a trip worthy of a few days. are first come, first served. Within the cabins, the rooms are furnished with one folding futon couch that sleeps two, one bunk bed that sleeps three and a table with five chairs. camping &gorgeous views facing Port Susan and Mt.Each cabin provides a fire ring, an upright Baker. This beautiful three bedroom home onpedestal grill, picnic table and a covered porch. lodging the east side of Camano comfortably sleepsAt Cama Beach, all overnighters are housed six to eight. Owner Lori Johanson goes theindoors at the waterfront cedar cabins and extra mile to make you feel at home. Anotherbungalows. Recently refurbished with all of the If you do make a trip to Camano Islandprivate residence renting its quarters is Themodern conveniences (including electricity, for an overnight stay, book a room in theIsland House on Camano, located within alights, refrigerators, microwaves and more), islands newest Bed and Breakfast, Seawildlife sanctuary on the northern end of thethe cabins are available for rent year-round to Mist Waterfront Inn. Youll be treated toisland. The 3,000-square-foot Cabins at Camaindividuals and groups. The two beach-side magnificent views of Saratoga Passage,Beach were built 10 years ago from trees onbungalows can sleep up to eight and include a private beach, eight-person hot tubthe property and boast high-vaulted beama large living room, kitchen area, two small surrounded by a rose garden, and a chef- ceilings, stained glass, a large kitchen andbedrooms and a bathroom with shower, inspired gourmet hot breakfast.comfortably sleeps eight.toilet and sink. The historic cabins include a The beautiful Airbnb Rental HouseCamano Island Inn is an elegant nine-roomliving room, kitchen area and bedroom that IslandLife Camano (www.airbnb.com/h/ inn with waterfront views of Whidbey Islandcan accommodate up to six people. Public islandlifecamano) sits up on a bluff withand beyond from Camanos west shores. Therestaurants and showers are available nearby.10Discover Stanwood-CamanoSpring/Summer 2020'