Vashon Island

About Vashon Island

Vashon Island’s dichotomous lifestyle juxtaposes a rural, quirky charm with that of a sophisticated art, wine, and cuisine culture. It’s not uncommon to tour the island’s local farm stands, enjoying artisan bread, organic produce, and award winning wine while catching the gaze of quizzical alpacas. Musicians, sculptors, painters, and more contribute to a lively local scene, including open studio tours.


The waterfront, buttressed by jams of driftwood, offers spectacular Puget Sound, Mount Rainier, and Olympic Mountain vistas. For those who prefer to get off the beach, the surrounding Sound provides ample opportunities for rowing, kayaking, sailing, yachting, and fishing.


When replenishment is needed, Vashon is well equipped to satisfy. So what are you waiting for? Vashon Island and Palouse Winery welcome you. Contact any one of these guest cottages to make a reservation. A few of our favorites, such as the Owl’s Nest and the Modern Glass Guesthouse, are not listed at that link.


View of Olympics from Vashon


Vashon lighthouse. Photo credit: David Irons