Travel & Accomodations- Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts

The Venue:

Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts

The new home of the Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts

The new home of the Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts

503 Morris Street.
La Conner, WA 98257

Getting to La Conner

La Conner is located 10 miles west of  Mt. Vernon and Burlington, along the I-5 corridor, equidistant from Seattle, WA and Vancouver, B.C. If you fly into Seattle or Vancouver, you may rent a car in advance. It is a straightforward drive to La Conner.

Shuttle Service

If you are flying in and need to get from Sea-Tac Airport to La Conner there is a shuttle service. The drop-off and pick-up point (Farmhouse  Inn) is five miles North of La Conner proper, check with the accommodations you select to see if it is possible to be picked up at the drop-off point (some Hotels and B&Bs are happy to do this). If this service is not available, please check with  us at the center.


Airporter Shuttle/Bellair Charters

1416 Whitehorn St, Ferndale WA 98248

Phone: 360-380-8800

Toll-free: 866-235-5247

Fax: 360-380-1538



Getting around La Conner

Normally, there are enough students with cars to share rides to and from hotels to the studio, and around La Conner.

Dining in and around La Conner

The studio has a small refrigerator and microwave available for those who would like to bring in lunches, etc. If you prefer to dine out, there are a number of eateries in La Conner near the studio.


There are a number of Hotels or Bed & Breakfasts in, or near to, La Conner.  When booking with these places, it is advised that you call and mention that you are a student of the center- most will give a discounted rate.

Country Inn

107 S. Second Street, La Conner, WA 98257


Heron Inn and Day Spa

Alvin Anders, Manager

117 Maple Avenue, La Conner, WA 98257


Blue Heron Retreat (Island home)

Desiree and Larry Omdal

Heron Beach Lane, Samish Island, Bow, WA 98232

425.881.1544 or 425.417.7723


European Hideaway

Bruce and Ingrid McBane

11639 Marihugh Place, Mount Vernon, WA 98273



Terrace Suite

Rick and Reinhild

416 N 3rd St., La Conner, WA 98257


Katy’s Inn

Cindy and David Tracey

503 S. Third Street, La Conner WA 98257

360.466.9909 or 866.528.9909

Room at Molly Donaldson’s

Private bedroom with queen bed; sharing bathroom and kitchen with owner and her beloved Standard Poodle.  113 N 5th St. -located on the corner of Fifth and Centre streets, downtown La Conner.

Contact Molly: 360-333-4332 or mollydon2003 (insert at symbol)

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Burlington

900 Andis Road, Burlington WA 98233


Located at exit 229 off Interstate 5, under 10 minutes from the studio.

Home Rentals

VRBO/ Home Away 


Channel Lodge

205 N. First Street, La Conner, WA 98257


The Estep Properties

Linda Johnstone, Manager; Jack Estep, Owner

PO Box 1125, La Conner, WA 98257


Please visit the website for descriptions of each property

Delaney’s on Rainier St.

Les and Sandy Delaney

507 Rainier, La Conner, WA 98257

360.466.3097 or 206.817.8565

Wild Iris Inn

121 Maple Ave, La Conner, WA, 98257


Skagit River Retreat (1 BR Suite)

Jan Tivel

La Conner, WA 98257


Rental Apartment

Marianne Meyer

17827 McLean Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98273


Best Western Plus – Skagit Valley Inn and Convention Center

2300 Market Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

360.428.5678 or 1.800.780.7234

The Marina Inn

3300 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221

360.293-1100 or 1.800.231.5198

15-20 minute drive to the studio