“May all who enter as guests, leave as friends.”

Chances are good that you will be greeted by a sunrise over Mt. Baker as you enjoy a cup of steaming tea or your favorite espresso drink. During the day you'll recharge with gourmet meals (prepared by local restaurants - we are all about community, so yes, we buy local.)

You may choose to realign and rejuvenate with a professional massage or perhaps curl up with a good book in an oversize chair.

Come nightfall, watch the moon rise above the snow-capped glacier and sip a glass of Washington wine as you unwind by the fire. At the end of the day, soak in a steamy hot tub under the stars, and finally, sink into a cozy bed. 

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Lummi Island, Washington is part of the San Juan Islands archipelago, located just south of the Canadian border. (In fact, we see the Canadian Cascades glow pink in the evening from REC Retreats!) 

Driving distances to Lummi Island from:

Bellingham 15 miles            Seattle 113 miles            Vancouver, British Columbia 43 miles                Portland, Oregon 221 miles

* If you are driving to an event at REC Retreats, you will find our ferry is friendly: it runs frequently so the wait is never long, it is affordable and the crossing is quick (7 minutes.)

Nearby airports and travel time to Lummi Island from: 

Bellingham Airport (BLI): 20 minutes

Vancouver, British Columbia Airport (YVR): approximately 50 minutes

Seattle/Tacoma Airport (SEA): approximately 2 hours

* If you are flying in, please let us know and we can give you suggestions for easy & inexpensive transportation to the island. 

The space at REC Retreats is perfect for relaxation and creativity. The tastefully decorated house boasts many versatile spaces: There are several spots for participants to “escape” for quiet time, and a great room with comfortable seating for the group to enjoy one another’s company.

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Venue Features 

  • 2,850 square feet of warm and inviting living space

  • giant kitchen with an expansive center island conducive to cooking demonstrations

  • 900 square foot workshop/studio

  • 4 spacious bedrooms

  • 750-square foot deck with comfortable Adirondacks for everyone

  • cozy outdoor fire pit

  • 8 person hot tub

  • bountiful vegetable garden

  • Mountain view: Mt. Baker, The Sisters, and the Canadian Cascades

  • Water view: Hales Passage (with sneak peeks of the ferry gliding by)