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How to Get to Vashon Island: Our island is accessible only by boat. Unless you have your own sea-fairing vessel, the most reliable way to get here is on a WA State Ferry. The WA State Ferries to Vashon Island leave from West Seattle and Tacoma regularly. The schedule from Seattle is available HERE and Tacoma/Pt Defiance is HERE. Downtown Vashon and Farmstead Meatsmith are both driving distance from either ferry dock, so we recommend bringing a vehicle.
The closest airport to Vashon is Sea-Tac Airport near South Seattle. The airport is a 20 minute drive to the Fauntleroy Ferry Dock in West Seattle.
WhOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAere to Stay: To add to your class experience, we highly recommend spending the night on island. After a long day of meatsmithing, traveling to the city and back may be a bit taxing.  Vashon doesn’t have a proper hotel at this time, but there are many lovely places to cozy up through AirBnB.com.
(Use code www.airbnb.com/c/laurens4641 to receive $35 off, a limited offer)
One  of our favorites is a farm stay at Cornerstone Farm, a certified raw milk dairy in the center of the island. We also love the 2 bedroom waterfront cabin on Quartermaster Harbor and the room in a farmhouse next to Flash the Llama.  You can also check the Chamber of Commerce listing for lodging options.  *Just added as an option in 2015 are the Vashon Lodges, right in town.  For campers please see the links on this site, as Vashon camping is limited.  **Just added in 2016 are more summer camping options!  See Maury Island Marine Park (Maury is attached to Vashon by a land bridge), or the AYH Ranch Hostel.
Vashon has many shops, cafes, farms and parks for you to explore during your stay. Take a look at our Chamber of Commerce website for more information on what Vashon has going on.
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