For the Lodges on Vashon, hotelier Jena Thornton decided to take a slightly different approach when creating this hotel—let's call it a mash-up of boutique accommodations with the autonomy of an Airbnb rental.
"People's expectations of travel have shifted thanks to Airbnb and the sharing economy," Thornton tells Gray Magazine. "As long as you've built a great product, guests are now okay with some DIY aspects."
As such, registration and check-in takes place virtually, entry to the rentals requires a key code, and an off-site manager is just a call away.
All interiors embrace a light and bright aesthetic and come furnished with midcentury pieces, including artwork from local artisans. Every lodge has a king size bed, gas fireplace, heated floors, and a private outdoor shower.
Generous public spaces include the Public House—which has a full kitchen and dining room—and the Pavilion, an inviting outdoor patio.
If you're interested in renting a prefab for your own getaway, you can do so through Lodges on Vashon.
Architecture: SHW / Sarah Hatfield
Contractor: Cascade Built, LLC / Sloan Ritchie
Structural Engineer: Frank Co / Liz Fekete
Civil Engineer: Nick Bossoff Engineering, Inc
Landscape Architect: Stenn Design & Douglas H. Tuma / Jil Stenn & Doug Tuma
Prefab Construction: Champion Commercial Structures
Electrical Engineer: DLR Group
Mechanical Engineer: FSi Consulting Engineers
Geotechnical Engineer: The Riley Group, Inc / Ricky Wang
Sustainability: Michael Laurie
Interiors: April Pride Creative
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