Fun Things to Do

Sometimes all it takes is a day or two to refresh the mind and renew the body.

Vashon Island, often referred to as “the heart of the Puget Sound”, is located centrally in the Puget Sound between (and minutes away) from Seattle and Tacoma. It’s 20 minutes from Sea-Tac Airport to Fauntleroy Ferry dock in West Seattle, then a gorgeous 15 minutes ferry ride with views of the Cascades & Olympic Mountains and sometimes seals or Orca whales.    New York Times article about Vashon Island.                         Eats & Drinks on Vashon Island

A flourishing arts community, the island boast several galleries, great restaurants, and shops perfect for browsing. Vashon Garden Cottages Lodgings (formerly – Artist’s Studio Loft B&B, new name – same owner) is just one mile from Vashon’s shops. There are three lovely public beaches providing an excellent setting for a picnic, beachcombing and exploration. Ride bikes on miles of lightly traveled back roads, rent a sea kayak or take leisurely walks.

Scenic Quartermaster Harbor
Vashon’s Famous Bike-Eating Tree


  • Tour Artist’s Studios in May
  • Island Garden Tour in Spring
  • Strawberry Festival in July
  • Cycle  Vashon’s country roads
  • Visit local Art Galleries (year round)
  • Rent Kayaks
  • Enjoy summer theater
  • Walk the Burton Trail
  • Visit the Cafe Luna for music events


  • Photograph the brilliant colors
  • Lounge in the Hot Tub
  • Enjoy our Fall flower garden
  • Attend Vashon’s Harvest Festival
  • Visit the Island Art Galleries (year round)
  • Hike or cycle to views
  • Read by the fire
  • Walk the beach


  • Cuddle with your sweetie
  • Tour Artist’s Studios in December
  • Shop Artist’s Tour for Christmas Gifts
  • Unwind & de-stress in a Jacuzzi tub
  • Curl up on the Sofa by the fire
  • Christmas Lighting display
  • Schedule a therapeutic massage (year round)
  • Beach comb after storms