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Driving • Airport, Bike, Transit • Arriving

Accommodations

Lodging options include two residential-style homes plus several cabins. Learn more.

Facilities

Our facilities include a conference hall, a woodland sanctuary, and gardens. Learn more.

Meals

Meals are lovingly prepared using fresh and organic ingredients. Special requests welcome! Learn more.

Driving

From Seattle and points south

Travel to Mukilteo. Watch for signage indicating the Mukilteo-Clinton Ferry waiting area. After you disembark the ferry, it’s just a  short drive to our campus.

Photo CC BY-ND 2.0, Joe Wolf

What to expect on the ferry

Ferries run every 30 minutes, 7 days a week, except overnight. Wait times increase at rush hour and on weekends. Check out schedules,  fares, and ferry cams online.

photo CC BY-SA 2.0, compdude787

From Bellingham and points north

Travel to Mukilteo and take the ferry, or take Deception Pass Bridge onto North Whidbey Island. You’ll travel about 45 miles down the island via Highway 20, then Highway 525.

Photo CC BY 2.0, Sheila Sund

Airport, Bike, Transit

From Seatac Airport

The Whidbey Seatac Airporter Shuttle can will bring you from the airport to within 3 miles of the Whidbey Institute. Reservations are required. Select the Clinton/Langley stop at Ken’s Korner.

Taxi service from the shuttle stop

After arriving at Ken’s Korner, we recommend All Island Express Taxi to bring you to our campus, or ask in advance about a ride from your program facilitator our staff.

Photo CC BY-SA 4.0, Petar Milošević

From Clinton Ferry by bicycle or transit

The recommended bike route from the ferry is about 3.5 miles. You may also travel via train to Mukilteo, and via bus on Whidbey. Buses do not visit our campus.

Arriving

Getting here and checking in

Find us at 6449 Old Pietila Road. Taxi drivers are familiar with the Whidbey Institute. Check in at our main office, at the end of the long gravel road, when you arrive.

Photo © Warren Lynn

Finding your space

Arrival details and parking instructions are available in our welcome packet (PDF, 611 KB), and a campus map is available online. Onsite parking is limited. Please follow all posted instructions.

Photo © Kenneth Frederick

What to expect during your stay

Flashlights and warm outer wear are recommended on our 100 acre wooded campus. Linens and towels are provided, but please bring your  own toiletries. View our welcome packet (PDF, 611 KB) to learn more.

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—Gloria Chou