About Lopez Island

Lopez Island is known as the “friendly” island of the San Juan Islands, and is a destination for outdoor activities such as road cycling, kayaking, beach combing, and day hiking. Most couples who attend a couples retreat comment on the enormous value of leaving the stress of work and home life behind and retreating to the tranquility and beauty of the San Juan Islands.

Because the retreat is so effective at building positivity and connection in your relationship, I highly recommend that you stay an extra day on Lopez Island to vacation and practice your new skills before jumping back into the busyness of life at home.


There are many options for lodging. We recommend The Edenwild Inn in Lopez Village, just a 5 minute walk from my office. There are also many other options through VRBO and AirB&B. I’m happy to provide other recommendations.


You should plan to drive on the ferry and reserve a spot on the ferry going to Lopez Island. The ferry departs from Anacortes multiple times per day.


Take a seaplane from Lake Union in Seattle to Lopez Island in less than an hour!
Book a flight on Kenmore Air.
There is a free shuttle that will take you from the dock to Lopez Village. You may reserve the shuttle by calling the Lopez Islander Resort at 360-468-2233.

Charter a Boat from Anacortes

Island Express offers charter service from Skyline Marina to Lopez Island. Read more on their website about fares and scheduling.

Lopez Island Taxi

If you’d rather not drive on the ferry and your lodging doesn’t offer shuttle service, Lopez Island Taxi can drive you to and from the ferry (or anywhere else on the island).


There are multiple dining options with the greatest variety during the summer months.

Ursa Minor Restaurant

A foodie’s delight: creative and unique food and drink, featuring locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. Reserve in advance.

Haven Kitchen and Bar

Eclectic dining on the water in Lopez Village. Reservations recommended.

Holly B’s Bakery

Holly B’s Bakery is a Lopez Village mainstay, now celebrating 40 years on Lopez!

Lopez Farmer’s Market

Located across the street from my office, the Lopez Farmer’s Market runs May through September. The market features many local foods and crafts, plus some very good tacos!