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10 Cabin Getaways for Seattle-Area Families for Fall and Winter

Cozy up with the kids at a nearby cabin or cottage destination

Kate Missine

Published on: January 18, 2024

10 Cabin Getaways for Seattle-Area Families for Fall and Winter

At the Cama Beach cabins on Camano Island, families play in the water and on the beach in front of their cabins
Cama Beach State Park cabins. Credit: Nancy Chaney

Cama Beach State Park, Camano Island

Editor’s note: Reservations for cabins at Cama Beach are paused until further notice to accommodate necessary maintenance. Check the website for updates. 

The lowdown: Cama Beach Historical State Park, a former 1930s fishing resort on Camano Island, takes visitors back in time. Rows of cozy waterfront cedar cabins and bungalows, campfire rings, walking trails and a café create a friendly community atmosphere reminiscent of summer camp.

The stay: The park has two rows of rustic cabins, accommodating from four to six people each. Standard cabins have electricity, heat, a fridge and a sink, but no bathroom. A few cabins and bungalows have bathrooms. Linens and kitchenware are not provided, so bring your own. A modern shared bathhouse with restrooms and showers sits behind the cabins; an on-site café serves breakfast and lunch on the weekends. Select cabins allow pets. Reservations open from 9 to 18 months in advance, depending on the size of your group, and fill quickly, so plan ahead! 

The fun: Cama Beach Historical State Park sprawls across 486 acres along the Saratoga Passage. Spot wildlife, hike along the bluff, take the mile-long trail to the connecting Camano Island State Park or watch the weather. An outpost of Seattle’s The Center for Wooden Boats offers boat rentals and programs in summer.

Next stop: Cabins on the Point

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