The light and bright 570-square-foot units are just a 20-minute ferry ride from Seattle, Washington, perfect for a weekend getaway.
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.
Designed to attract young, tech-savvy city dwellers, the Lodges on Vashon uses virtual registration and check-in and is fitted with handcrafted objects by local island-based artisans.
A lodge with two seating areas.
The Meadow Suite features a private deck.
The Pavilion has plenty of cozy seating, a cast concrete fireplace, and a sound system.
A Saarinen table and Eames chairs in the Public House.
Paved walkways connect each unit to the public spaces.