QUIET RETREAT IN THE HEART OF THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS
Fishing boats bob on the water as the waves gently wash into the harbor. Sailboats glide through the offshore currents as they cruise near Friday Harbor, Washington. A small-town welcome awaits visitors as they come ashore from the ferry. Just a few blocks from the harbor, the Earthbox Inn and Spa offers a pleasant atmosphere and a facility that is ideal for groups seeking a scenic, yet relaxed, location for a meeting or event.
With classic retro-chic décor that harkens back to its roots as a classic Northwest motor inn, the Earthbox Inn and Spa is a comfortable modern facility. The peaceful retreat-like atmosphere comes with all the modern amenities. A lush park-like atmosphere permeates the facility offering a relaxing respite even though you are just steps from the center of Friday Harbor.
Decorated in colors reminiscent of the earth, sun, sea and sky, the Inn’s 72 comfortable guest rooms celebrate the natural beauty of the San Juan Islands. The island location provides the opportunity for groups to get away from the everyday grind for a productive session. The full-service on-site Day Spa provides meeting attendees the opportunity to cleanse the spirit, while the seasonal coffee shop offers guests the opportunity to relax and enjoy the laid-back island ambience.
Groups will find that the Earthbox Inn and Spa is a full-service venue that is ideal for a mid-size conference or an intimate retreat. The second-floor conference room can accommodate up to 75 seated guests for a meeting or banquet, and it can be divided for smaller groups or breakout sessions. The conference room is equipped with audiovisual equipment and complimentary WiFi is available throughout the facility. The conference room has a commercial kitchen and the Inn’s staff can provide local catering options to meet the group’s needs.
Located only four blocks from the ferry landing, the quiet location offers access to all the dining, shopping and recreation for which the town is known. Guests can meander among Friday Harbor’s boutiques, art galleries, antique stores and bookstores while enjoying fresh seafood at one of the town’s restaurants.
Guests at the Earthbox can borrow one of the free cruiser bikes to explore the town and the island. The area offers a variety of opportunities to include a team-building activity into the meeting. Group activities include kayaking on the tranquil waters, catching glimpses of the region’s magnificent sea life on a whale watching tour or flying over wetlands and through the forest on a zip line.
Leave the stress of the city behind as you board a ferry and cruise to the island. Washington State ferries provide an effortless journey with several daily trips between Friday Harbor and Anacortes, Washington. Friday Harbor’s airport is also served by direct flights from Seattle’s Lake Union.
Steffi Wehner, customer service manager