We all need a weekend away to recharge our batteries and break up our normal routine. Looking for a great getaway in Washington State? Suzanne Clark NMLS # #1717157  suggests that "you have to check out Doe Bay.  There is nothing else like the Treehouse there!"  This trip is perfect for a family with pets or even a romantic couple’s weekend away.  Just a few hours’ drive from JBLM or Naval Base Kitsap, you will find the sleepy seaside town of Anacortes, WA, which Tripping.com voted the 2nd best little beach town on the West Coast.  Start your day early with a delicious brunch at Adrift Restaurant and then head over to the ferry terminal to start your journey to Orcas Island. Consider taking a guided kayak trip in the afternoon and have a delicious meal in the waterfront cafe, or hike the day away in nearby Moran State Park

Doe Bay Resort and Retreat on Orcas Island is one of the most iconic getaways the San Juan Islands have to offer.   Don't miss the treehouse cabin, designed by DIY Network’s Treehouse Guys, is one of the resort’s most interesting accommodations. It features two rooms, including a loft with a queen bed, and a wraparound deck. After you check in, you can stroll the gardens and explore the beach before enjoying a glass of wine and dinner at Doe Bay Café. End your evening at the spa where the hot tubs and sauna have a fabulous view of Doe Bay. Let the sounds of the roaring brook that winds around the spa platform melt away your stress. Reservations for Doe Bay Resort can be made at www.doebay.com. When we called, they offered a discount of 10% for Military & Veterans.