F.A.Q.'s

IS THE LUMMI ISLAND RETREAT LOCATED ON THE WATERFRONT?
Although the Retreat is not on the salt water, it does overlook a lovely wetland and the beaches are just a short walk away.

WHAT KIND OF COOKING FACILITIES ARE THERE?
The kitchen is well equipped with stove, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, dishwasher, dishes and some pans. There are also some basic staples (spices, ketchup, rice, etc.). You may want to bring extra bottled water for drinking or coffee and tea. The unfiltered water, however, is safe for washing and drinking. There is a propane grill on the front porch for cooking outside if you wish.

WHERE CAN WE BUY FOOD OR OTHER SUPPLIES?
There is a grocery store on the Island, but it has limited choices, so you may want to bring your food supplies from the mainland. (Their fresh bread, however, is wonderful! If you get there early in the morning, you can get a loaf of cinnamon bread right from the oven.)

Organic fresh produce for your table is available at:

Three Pheasants Farm (Charles & Sharron Antholt) 2265 Tuttle Lane (360) 758-2711. Organic Vegetables and lavender.

Lummi Island Farmers Market- Unique small island event, Saturday mornings
(10 am - 1 pm) from mid-April through September at the Islander Store. Fresh produce, pastries, crafts and local color.

Nettles Farm, 4300 Matia View Road(360) 758-7616. Fresh eggs and pasta, and fresh vegetables.

Leo's Live Seafood 4098 Legoe Bay Road (360) 758-7318. Fresh seafood.


EATING OUT OR EATING IN
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There are a limited number of options for eating out on the island, but some quite nice ones are available. Check the Island Yellow Pages in the living room. Here's a few restaurant ideas:

Willows Inn Farm to Table Fine Dining, 2579 W Shore Dr, (360) 758-2620
http://www.willows-inn.com/Dining.htm

Beach Store Café - Casual Great Food 2200 North Nugent Road, (360) 758-2233


DO WE NEED TO BRING OUR OWN BEDDING AND TOWELS?
Bedding and towels are provided. There are two bedrooms (one with a queen-sized bed and one with twin beds) and also a double sized futon-couch in the living room. Extra bedding and blankets can be found in either the hall closet or in the closet in the queen bedroom. Although plenty of blankets are available, if you sleep 'cool' or if you love your own pillow, you may want to bring extra bedding.

WHAT ABOUT PETS? (back to top)
Please leave your pets at home. We try to keep the home available for those with allergies to animals and pets also disturb the wetland creatures.

WHAT ABOUT FIREWORKS?
ABSOLUTELY NO FIREWORKS!!! (Even on the Fourth of July or New Years!!!!) The wetland habitat is fragile and fireworks traumatize nesting/visiting birds.

ARE WE ALLOWED TO HAVE A CAMPFIRE? (back to top)
There is a fire-pit for campfires to roast marshmallows or hot dogs or just to sit around and enjoy. Use it only when the fire danger is low to medium! (Check the sign posted at the ferry dock.)

Feel free to roam the property and enjoy the wetlands. Harvest and enjoy any of the fruit that's ripe in either the front or back orchard. If it has been hot and dry, the flowers under the eaves would love a little water.

WHERE IS THE NEAREST PUBLIC PHONE? (back to top)
The nearest public phone is at the store, just past the ferry dock.


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