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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

Cabins on the Point Orcas Island best cabin getaways for Seattle Northwest families with kids
Cabins on the Point evening view

Cabins on the Point, Orcas Island

The lowdown: Cabins on the Point, with accommodations built in the early 1900s, sits tucked away along three acres of private beach at Deer Harbor on the west side of Orcas Island. 

The stay: This small resort has only four properties: two cabins, a beach cottage and a vintage house. Each has a unique character, and all come packed with comfy furnishings, plush bedding, a full kitchen and pretty much anything you may need for your stay. A two-person hot tub is available to guests of the two cabins.

The fun: Orcas’ famous Moran State Park is perfect for family forest hikes along the mountain trails or around its picture-pretty lakes — watch for soaring bald eagles, rabbits and more than 250 species of birds. Try a guided horseback ride; or take a drive up to the Mount Constitution observation tower, the San Juan Islands’ highest point, for a head-spinning view. Deer Harbor is also a hub for water excursions of any kind, from kayaking to whale-watching tours and sunset sailing charters. 

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Editor’s note: This article was originally published in 2020 and has been updated for 2024.

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