If you visit, you must attempt to stay at Roche Harbor Resort. It is not inexpensive, but it is worth it. Stroll the grounds, play tennis, swim in the heated outdoor pool, meander the boat slips, imbibe at the Madrona Grill, and play bocce ball (I prefer pétanque.) Do this amongst the well-educated, well-clad and well-heeled without seeing black "Tap Out," Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), NASCAR, or Harley-Davidson t-shirts anywhere.
On our annual visit last week, we were upgraded to the Quarryman Hall Deluxe Suite, since our stay the year prior was disrupted by an out-of-control late night wedding reception. Needless to say, this upgrade has ruined me... the bar has been raised as has the room rate. Ah, but it will be worth it.
|view of the marina from the room|
|Madrona Bar & Grill and McMillin's Dining Room|
|a 7-yr old bocce prodigy|
|(Should I tell her I'm closer? Nah!.)|
The author in poolside repose wearing tired
Tretorns and J. McLaughlin swim trunks
True Cascadian colors - green and blue
Roche Harbor on San Juan Island - a true Cascadian, Northwest, and American Treasure!