The Love Locks of Oak Harbor

The love lock tradition has come to Oak Harbor. The engraved padlocks, fastened to chain link in the shape of a heart on the side of a downtown building called The Loft. But there’s a twist on this enduring symbol of love.
These are dedicated to the men and women who serve our country.

A dozen or more fishing boats are in Deception Pass. The view is from on top of the bridge looking west.

Directions from Sea-Tac Airport to Whidbey and Camano Islands

Many of these Coupeville buildings pre-date Seattle. Before computers and jets, this region was about the sea, timber, agriculture, and farming.  Visiting Whidbey and Camano Islands gives travelers the chance to experience that slower pace. You can visit unspoiled beaches, farms, wineries, and stay in unique lodging that enhances the experience. On Whidbey and Camano Islands, we call ourselves, “The … Read More

Getting Here By Train

With stops in Stanwood and Everett and connecting buses, Whidbey and Camano Islands are great train destinations. The Stanwood stop is platform-only with no amenities. There are 10 short-term parking spaces and 10 long-term parking spaces. The train platform is a one block walk west to the Island Transit 3C route with service to Terry’s Corner. More information from Amtrak… … Read More

Meeting Spaces and Natural Beauty

If you approach Whidbey Island from the north end you’re in for a special treat. Instead of lining up for a ferry you’ll drive across iconic Deception Pass Bridge, which connects Whidbey to Fidalgo Island and the mainland. The elegantly arched bridge is a breathtaking eighteen floors above the tumultuous waters that rush through the passage below. As you drive … Read More

zucchini and tomatoes at a farmers market

Garlic and Farmers Market Shopping

Shopping at a farmers market is a way to gain control of what you eat because there’s an attention to craft and a better understanding of the product. Even shopping for a simple and universal thing like garlic can turn into a learning experience at a farmers market.

Bells Beach Getaway

Come enjoy some respite from the city at our beautiful beachfront home! This newly updated 3 bedroom, 3 bath home boasts a sun-filled living room, a game room with flat-screen TV & pool table, and a large deck to enjoy sunsets and the sea air.

Mt. Baker looms over the marina in Oak Harbor

Get Lost Here

Whidbey and Camano Islands are great for a drive without a map because you eventually reach the water, or the main highway.