Your Getaway Destination for 2017: The Lodges on Vashon

By Thursday, January 12, 2017 4 Permalink

The Lodges on Vashon The Pavilion

I’m finally posting about my trip to Vashon! Specifically to talk about The Lodges on Vashon where we (me and a bunch of local influencers) stayed on the island. If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat you probably saw a lot of snaps during the trip, including a walk through my lodge. In other words, you should follow me on either Instagram or Snapchat for more behind the scenes views of these types of events because they’re cool. But really, The Lodges on Vashon are gorgeous and it’s the perfect place for a weekend getaway. Vashon island is a quirky place and it also happens to be really beautiful, and I’ll be posting more about the things we did around the island next week so keep an eye out for that. But for today, let me tell you all about my night at The Lodges on Vashon.

A big thank you to The Lodges on Vashon for hosting us. Check out the lodges on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

The Lodges on Vashon - Julia Amodt of @styleandcheek, Esther Swaty of @uncommoncartography, and Lana Dmitruks of @lanadmitruks The Pavilion fireplace photo by Danny Owens - The Lodges on Vashon review

The Lodges on Vashon - Lana Dmitruks photo by Danny Owens - The Lodges on Vashon review

Everyone wanted to sit in the hanging chairs! The pavilion at the lodge has a bunch of outdoor seating. Comfortable outdoor seating. But those two hanging chairs were certainly popular. I love me a good hanging chair. If I were to describe The Lodges on Vashon in two words I’d have to choose curated and cozy. The minimalist vibe works well because you have that PNW nature influence with sleek design and luxe accents like fur throws. I came across a cute ceramic elephant in my lodge (I love elephants) and it felt like such a small but special detail. It’s the little things that really make The Lodges on Vashon standout and feel like more than a regular lodge.

The Lodges on Vashon The Public House - The Lodges on Vashon review

The Lodges on Vashon - Esther Swaty of @uncommoncartography in The Public House photo by Danny Owens - The Lodges on Vashon review

I have to admit I was a little anxious about being trapped with a bunch of strangers for a day and a half. I only knew a couple of the other people, but the setting really helped. It was a great place to hang out and get comfortable. So of course, I ended up having a ridiculously good time hanging with everyone. As much as The Lodges on Vashon is a wonderful spot for couples, and could be very romantic if you wanted it to be, I also think it’s a great place for friends. Get a bunch of people together and just hang out by the fire.

The Lodges on Vashon photo by Danny Owens - The Lodges on Vashon review

The Lodges on Vashon living room - The Lodges on Vashon review

The Lodges on Vashon nook with Jocelyn Nicole of @herhollowaway photo by Danny Owens - The Lodges on Vashon review

I stayed in one of the Meadow King Lodges which sleeps two and features an oversized shower that opens up to a private patio. They also have Courtyard Lodges that have deep soaking tubs and lodges that sleep four. To say I was excited was an understatement. The lodges feature keyless entry so you just enter the code you’re given. Awesome, right? My plan was to put on the fire and catch up on work for a cozy night in but I ended up hanging with people in the pavilion and public house. Which is great if you’re with a bunch of friends because there’s an outdoor space where you can hangout if the weather is nice, or indoor space with a big table if it’s not.

The Lodges on Vashon wet bar - The Lodges on Vashon review

The Lodges on Vashon shower and private patio - The Lodges on Vashon review

My favorite part of the entire lodge was the shower with the closed in patio and heated floors. It was so inviting. Once I got to my lodge I immediately opened up the door to the patio and it was everything I thought it would be. Since it was cold and rainy in November I could just imagine a super steamy shower with the chilly air coming in, which is probably one of the most quintessential PNW feelings – crisp fall air mixing with hot water. I didn’t get a chance to take a shower with the doors open but this open patio and shower could create a really romantic atmosphere any time of year. Honestly I’d love to go back in summer for an early morning or late afternoon shower with the doors open when it’s warm out. It sounds heavenly.

The Lodges on Vashon nook - The Lodges on Vashon review

The Lodges on Vashon bedroom - The Lodges on Vashon review

Cheers to minimalism guys. This is exactly what my room looked like and I had nothing bad to say about it. Very straight forward, clean, yet still inviting. I didn’t spend much time in the bedroom but when it came time to pass out, I was stoked to have such a big bed to myself. King size with fluffy pillows. I surrounded myself with those pillows and stretched out just because I could.

 images courtesy of Andrew Giammarco for The Lodges on Vashon and Danny Owens // @Danny.Owens
  • Angie
    January 12, 2017

    This looks like the perfect getaway! And with this weather…that coziness is amuch needed pick-me-up!

    • Julia Amodt
      January 12, 2017

      It is so wonderful! Especially right now with the weather.

  • Jamie
    January 12, 2017

    Loved watching your snaps from your weekend at Vashon. It seriously looked cozy and one of the best getaway locations. I need this in my life!

    • Julia Amodt
      January 13, 2017

      Thank you! And yeah you do need this in your life. If you lived here I’d be like ok let’s do a girls weekend this year.

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