best weekend getaways

Posted on Aug. 26, 2019
The Spa at Earthbox on San Juan Island

Most of us get a massage once or twice a year, when our back or shoulders hurt. Did you know though, that regular massage therapy has a myriad of benefits, ranging from alleviating mental health and chronic conditions to looking younger and more beautiful? Getting a massage should be on your regular self-care list, right along with getting your nails done, exercising and date night. We here at the Spa at Earthbox on gorgeous San Juan Island would love to be part of your self-care team. Contact us today for an appointment.

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Posted on Jan. 24, 2019
Lime Kiln Lighthouse - Whale Watch Park on San Juan Island

Visiting San Juan Island is a bucket list item for sure. It’s one of the few and arguably best places to see Orca whales from land in the world.  It is the site of the last war ever fought on American soil. It’s home to more Bald Eagles and working artists than any other county in Washington State.  And to top it all off, it’s just drop-dead gorgeous here!Read More »

Posted on Oct. 22, 2018
Behind the scenes at Pelindaba Lavender Farm on San Juan Island

I recently had the absolute pleasure to get a private tour of the production facility at the Pelindaba Lavender Farm on gorgeous San Juan Island.  The farm, it’s lovely farm store and visitor’s center are one of the main tourist attractions on San Juan Island in the Summer, however the production facility on site is not open to the general public.  We here at the Earthbox Inn & Spa source all of our body care products for our guest rooms from Pelindaba, because they are amazing, local, certified organic and a big plus--dispensing them in bulk cuts down on a lot of waste.  Especially important on a little island.  So I got to go see how all the good, purple stuff is made.Read More »

Posted on Aug. 20, 2018
Guilt Free Vacation on San Juan Island

We Americans have less vacation time than any other developed country and even when we are taking time off, we are still checking in with work, responding to emails, taking phone calls, texting, checking social media, well, you know…

It is questionable whether you checking in with work is actually lightening your work load once you come back. It is equally questionable whether you are actually relaxing and recharging on a beach in paradise, while your mind is at work.Read More »

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