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Program #10013RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 8 total, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Low Salt; Low Fat; Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Earthbox Inn & Spa: Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, 3 nights
Type: Inn

Description: You will stay in a stylishly renovated local Inn, proudly preserving the comfortable simplicity of its classic motor inn structure completely renovated with natural design choices and a full complement of modern, more upscale features and amenities. Inn amenities include heated indoor pool and jacuzzi, dry sauna, and limited exercise facilities open year round. The Spa at Earthbox is on site and available for massage, body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures. Rooms at the Inn have 2 queen sized beds, a mini-fridge, microwave, complimentary WiFi, and private bath. The Inn is easy walking distance (1-3 blocks) from all of the Friday Harbor amenities and just 3 blocks from the waterfront. Earthbox Inn & Spa provides complimentary courtesy shuttle from the ferry landing. To reserve a space on the courtesy shuttle, please call 1-800-793-4756. Reservations for the Inn shuttle will be accepted between 30 days – 7 days prior to your program start date. Please note that courtesy shuttle is available only at limited day times (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM) and may not be available when Inn staff is limited. For other ferry arrivals and when courtesy shuttle is not available, taxis are readily available at the ferry landing for the short ride to the inn (approx $5-$8).

Contact info:
410 Spring Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 USA
phone: 800-793-4756
web: www.earthboxinn.com

Room amenities: All rooms include private bathroom, telephone, cable TV, free WiFi, coffee maker, microwave, mini-refrigerator, hair dryer, and complimentary off-street parking.

Facility amenities: Heated indoor pool, jacuzzi, full-service day spa, dining hall, conference room, free beach cruise bicycle rentals, and limited exercise facility on-site. *Please note: Courtesy shuttle is only available during limited times of the day (8am-5pm) and may not be available when hotel staffing is limited. Taxi cabs are also available for approximately $5-$8.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Varies by season.
Please call Earthbox Inn & Spa directly at 1-800-793-4756 for extended stay reservations and rates.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Additional nights after: Varies by season.
Please call Earthbox Inn & Spa directly at 1-800-793-4756 for extended stay reservations and rates.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
3 nights of accommodations
8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
1 Performances


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