Fiona and Edward Stone are old fashioned renovators at heart.
The couple restored their 1912 craftsman home on Orcas, they refurbish vintage travel trailers for rent on the island and now the two have overhauled the concession stand and boat rental at Moran State Park next to Cascade Lake.
Their entire operation is called “Orcas Adventures,” although locals have dubbed the concession stand the “sugar shack.”
“We’ve freshened the interior of the 1936 historical building to make it a brighter, bolder happier place,” Fiona said.
She’s serving up 12 flavors of Lopez Island Creamery Ice Cream, Batdorf and Bronson Coffee, Cliff bars, Erin Baker’s natural breakfast cookies, bottled water and Trio bars.
“For those at the lake for the day, you needn’t go hungry – we have hot dogs made in Washington, kettle chips, toasted bagels with cream cheese and brown bag lunches with peanut butter and jelly, goldfish crackers, and juice,” Fiona said.
The store also has sunscreen, floaties, beach buckets, s’more ingredients and towels.
“I can’t tell you how many times I have forgotten one or more of these items as a busy mom just trying to make it to the beach,” said Fiona, who has an eight-year-old daughter named Molina.
The stand is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
The Stones are also refurbishing the bright yellow paddle boats at the rental stand. They offer kayaks, paddle boards, canoes and row boats as well.
“Edward and I are so excited to have this opportunity while being right smack in the heart of this well-loved Moran State Park,” Fiona said.