One great thing about La Conner is that it has a beautiful casino and lodge located just 10 minutes outside of town. Offering a host of entertainment, shows and excellent dining as well as gaming and nightlife, the Swinomish Casino & Lodge is a 98-room luxury lodge that must be experienced in person. Located just across the channel from downtown La Conner is a friendly community of Coastal Salish peoples and the Swinomish Tribe reservation home. In the mid-1980s, the Swinomish Northern Lights Casino opened for business.
It is conveniently located at the north end of the Swinomish Channel right off of Highway 20. In the mid-1990s the tribe took steps to enable the business to grow by adding Vegas-style gambling to the casino. Perhaps most notable of all is the fact that the tribe uses much of the profits and proceeds from the casino operation to support a wide variety of positive tribal endeavors. This includes everything from improving medical and dental care in the area to the creation of a fitness center and even a satellite college campus.
Fine and Casual Dining
Today, the Swinomish Casino & Lodge employs close to 300 people and offers a variety of fine dining and casual dining opportunities. It also offers hundreds of slot machines and a multitude of RV parking spots as well as more than a dozen game tables that include everything from craps to blackjack and poker along with keno and roulette. There is also a 300-seat bingo hall for those who enjoy taking a chance with this tried and tested game of luck. With several well-known comedians, bands and other entertainment events in the mix, there is always something to do at the Swinomish Casino.
A Genuine Pacific Northwest Getaway
As an added bonus, a recent development is the addition of a new and spectacular 98-room lodge. This beautiful and well-crafted architectural structure was designed by Minneapolis-based, Walsh Bishop. The lodge features dozens of king and double queen rooms as well as several suites with many rooms boasting a spectacular and breathtaking view of Padilla Bay, the San Juan Islands and stunning Mount Baker. With so much to offer it is clear to see why the Swinomish Casino & Lodge has become so popular. As a genuine Pacific Northwest getaway, Swinomish Casino & Lodge is a smart choice for those who enjoy gaming, entertainment, great food and great service.