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Orcas Island is our home – and we want to share our favorite resorts, restaurants, and activities. Listed below are local insider tips to the hotels and resorts where we send our family and friends who visit, our favorite restaurants where we like to go out to eat, and our favorite things to do in the region when we’re not on the water!

Also listed are resources for our locations throughout the region. When we aren’t on Orcas we spend a lot of time exploring the other islands and the mainland. Our region is the peak of what the Pacific Northwest has to offer!

Here are some local additional resources for our region:

Smuggler’s Villa Resort

Our tours depart directly from Smuggler’s Villa Resort on the North Shore of Orcas Island. The resort’s large, comfy condos are perfect for families and groups, with two bedrooms, full bath (larger units have additional twin beds and half-bath), fireplace, cable TV, kitchen and laundry. Sliders from living/dining area open onto your own spacious deck with lounge chairs, tables and benches to catch the afternoon sun and incredible view. There’s so much to do here! Enjoy the hot tub, sauna, outdoor pool, playground, tennis/basketball court, guest marina, and our own pebble beach.  With our own marina and proximity to Eastsound Airport, Smuggler’s Villa Resort is the ideal boat-in or fly-in destination. Or you enjoy the ride on the State Ferry from Anacortes.

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Our Orcas Island tours depart from Smuggler’s!
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West Beach Resort

West Beach is a private destination resort specializing in providing guests with an authentic San Juan Islands getaway since 1938. Stay in fully-equipped beachfront cabins & cottages on a world class walk-out, west-facing, sand/pebble beach and watch the sunset as you relive the day’s adventures from your private beach fire pit. West Beach offers ocean view and garden cottages, RV, camping, marina, boat rentals, general store, kayak and canoe rentals, and beachfront food service. Treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind Pacific Northwest experience you won’t soon forget. Whether you’re looking for a fantastic family summer vacation spot or that romantic retreat in the off-season, West Beach is a stunning location for your escape to Washington’s paradise.

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We offer direct service for Guests at West Beach!
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Doe Bay Resort

After work you can often find some of the Outer Island crew indulging in the soaking tubs & sauna at Doe Bay! Heralded as a magical place to stay in either a cabin, yurt, or campsite, Doe Bay has something for everyone. It’s a delightful place to dine at the Doe Bay Cafe with their seed-to-table cuisine straight from their own garden. Doe Bay is one of our favorite places to spend the night or the day getting a massage, doing yoga, hiking, and unwinding in the sauna and soaking tubs. We LOVE Doe Bay Fest: a can’t miss music festival and the highlight of the summer on Orcas for music lovers!

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We offer direct service for Guests at Doe Bay!
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Vacation Doorways

Since 1997, Vacation Doorways has helped visitors feel at home in the San Juan Islands. Property managers are located in Friday Harbor, Eastsound on Orcas Island, and Lopez Village. We have appeared in numerous travel features and been recommended by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine in the “Worldwide Villa Rental Guide.”

Vacation Doorways Rentals Website

We offer direct service for Guests at Vacation Doorways!
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Cherie L. Lindholm
Vacation Rentals

Cherie L. Lindholm Real Estate and Vacation Rentals offers privately owned ocean view and waterfront vacation rentals, as well as vacation homes for sale to own! Visit Cherie’s website to see photos of the interior and exterior of all vacation rentals, or stop in to their office in Eastsound to learn more. Serving the region since 1968, Cherie’s decades of vacation rental experience will make your time in one of these vacation homes extra special. Come spend quality time in the nicest homes in the San Juan Islands!

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Eastsound Suites

Relax into island time in the comfort and easy elegance of Orcas Island’s premier specialty lodging. Water view suites are located in the heart of Eastsound Village, just steps away from shops & galleries, world-renowned dining, beach strolling, outdoor adventures and more. Come experience all that beautiful Orcas Island has to offer ~ without compromising the comforts of home. The suites offer southerly views overlooking the beautiful Eastsound shoreline.

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Kangaroo House

About a five minute walk away is the beautiful Kangaroo House. This lovely 1907 Craftsman inn has provided B&B accommodation for 35 consecutive years and has a long history of distinctive lodging dating back to the early 1900s. With the ambiance of a small garden lodge, this local b&b has won acclaim for delicious creative food and a friendly, casual, informal style. Perfect for a romantic getaway, outdoor adventure, or San Juan Islands excursion. Each morning enjoy a lovingly created sumptuous breakfast made from scratch using organic ingredients, many of which are locally sourced. Included is a cozy library, high speed WiFi, romantic garden hot tub, and each room has a private bathroom! 

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Golden Tree Hostel

Only 1/4 mile up North Beach Road is the Golden Tree Inn & Hostel. The perfect place for travelers looking for affordable accommodations on Orcas Island. We have inexpensive, beautiful, private, hotel rooms as well as shared traveler rooms. This is a  place to relax, meet new people, and explore the natural beauty of Orcas Island. Centrally located a short walk to the village of Eastsound, the hub of the island, our lovingly restored 1890 victorian farmhouse, has affordable rooms and accommodations for your visit. We offer private and communal rooms, all with shared baths, and a fully-equipped kitchen. Sit by the campfire, play a game of pool, soak in the hot tub, enjoy the sauna, lounge on the lawn, cook food from a local farm, and explore the beauty of the island and surrounding sea.

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The Lodge

The Lodge on Orcas Island offers excellent value as a clean, warm and comfortable multi-roomed guest house, with shared common areas. The Lodge on Orcas Island incorporates elements of a Hostel, Hotel, B & B, Pensione, Campground and Old School Resort. We’ve taken a little from all these and ended up with what some refer to as “a hostel for adults.” We call it a European Style Guest House. Guests may rent the entire property or just the rooms they need. With shared bathrooms for most rooms, and one Executive Suite with a spacious and elegant private bath, the Lodge on Orcas Island is ideally suited for individuals, groups and extended stays. Guests may bring their own food, and enjoy the use of a fully equipped kitchen and the festive all-weather, heated dining atrium with seating for 20.

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The Salish

The Salish is less than 10 minutes walk from Outer Island Excursions.  The Salish has beautiful artisan cottages perched right on the North Shore of Orcas Island. Lounge on your own private deck or soak in your private hot tub while watching the beautiful sunset slip beneath the horizon. Take a stroll into Eastsound, only 1 mile away. Bring the whole family and be comfortable in a house. Or rekindle the romance in a cottage just for two. Family owned and operated since 1992.

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North Beach Inn

North Beach Inn is right next door to Outer Island as the eagle flies. The thirteen cottages at North Beach Inn are dotted along an expansive private beach, a perfect setting for family gatherings or romantic retreats; for kids or dogs; for playing or relaxing. With their spacing and wooded setting our comfortable, rustic, beachfront Orcas Island cabins offers a sense of privacy and peace that’s hard to find elsewhere. Kids and dogs love to play on our beach (one-third mile of rare no-bank, pebble and sand), probably the finest in the San Juan Islands, with sweeping views towards the Canadian gulf islands to the north-west, and dramatic sunsets.

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Beach Haven Resort

Since 1939, Beach Haven Resort has welcomed guests seeking the rustic beauty and tranquility of Orcas Island. Bordered by one of the only remaining stands of old-growth forest on Orcas, the lack of televisions, telephones and internet access in the cabins ensure a distraction-free escape into nature. Composed of a collection of private cabins tucked in along the northwest shore of Orcas Island, Beach Haven is the ultimate San Juan getaway – complete with breathtaking views, wildlife, and a huge variety of outdoor recreation. All cabins are furnished with wood burning stoves, full baths, kitchens and cozy living space. Each cabin has a secluded waterfront deck with a picnic table and BBQ.

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Outlook Inn

Located on the shores of Eastsound, in the center of the village, The Outlook Inn has welcomed visitors to Orcas Island for over 100 years. With 40 guest rooms and park-like grounds it is the ideal setting for weddings, conferences, and romantic getaways. 16 deluxe suites look over the bay from private balconies. Amenities include gas fireplaces, jacuzzi baths, king beds, and more. Member of the Green Hotel Association. Amenities include beach access, cable/satellite, child appropriate, deck/patio, fireplace, handicap access, internet access, jacuzzi/hot tub, kitchen/kitchenette, meeting space, smoke free, water view, waterfront.

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Inn at Ship Bay

We are an eleven room Inn and Restaurant at the top of a bluff with unobstructed southern views over the waters of Ship Bay. The Inn is built around the historic 1869 Adam’s farmhouse in the center of heirloom plum, pear and apple orchards. Inn at Ship Bay is located one mile from the village of Eastsound on Orcas Island, the largest and most mountainous of the San Juan Islands. Join us for a comfortable and relaxing Orcas Island experience.

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The Landmark

Experience the unparalleled vistas of Orcas Island’s marine shoreline and outer islands, complimented with the beauty of the Landmark’s lodging location. Relax in one of fifteen unique, individually owned and appointed condominiums with all the lodging amenities of a ‘home away from home.’ Located on the quiet beachside of Eastsound Village is convenient for exploring quaint shops, art galleries, bookstores and also offers distinctive dining experiences.

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Orcas Hotel

The Orcas Hotel first opened its doors to guests in 1904 and to this day retains all the charm of its Victorian heritage. Nestled in the heart of the San Juan Islands, it offers breath taking views, delicious food and a lively atmosphere. Sitting over looking the Orcas Island ferry landing, it is easy to see why this charming hotel has become an ideal spot for destination weddings. When you become a guest here you are entitled to much more than simply a bed to sleep in. From the cafe you can treat yourself to Starbucks coffee and fresh baked pastries. For dinner, a short wander down the hallway will land you in Octavia’s Bistro where you can indulge in a wide variety of foods including a vast selection of vegetarian and gluten free options. Not hungry? Grab a drink at the bar, relax and enjoy the view of the ferry landing and surrounding waterfront.

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Inn On Orcas

The Inn on Orcas Island is in beautiful, sunny Deer Harbor. Open year round, the Inn is a charming, luxurious haven for that special summer adventure, serene winter retreat, or perfect romantic celebration. This enchanting estate on this one-of-a-kind island provides the perfect combination of warmth and gracious luxury that sets it apart from other Bed and Breakfast accommodations..

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Sleeping Sea

Abigail’s Waterfront Suites are a charming vacation home on 1.5 acres located on the north shore of Orcas Island just minutes away from Eastsound Village. Take advantage of the water views and access to our breathtaking private beach. Step from the guest house into the garden and make your way through tidal wetlands to our black sand and pebble beach. Stand at the shore’s edge and gaze out into the expansive waterscape to the snow peaked Canadian Coast Range.

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Anchorage Inn

The Anchorage Inn sits on a high bluff overlooking the waters of Eastsound. Each suite includes its own private stairway and deck with spectacular views of the sound. Suites include fireplace, dining area, kitchenette and private bath, all that’s necessary for an extended stay. A secluded two person hot tub is situated on the edge of the bluff with a dramatic view of Eastsound Village. The pristine cove is ideal for sunning, checking out starfish and watching for bald eagles, seals, herons, loons and other sea birds. The Anchorage Inn is the perfect destination for your romantic get away.

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Double Mountain B&B

Double Mountain B&B, built as the Innkeeper’s family home 24 years ago, features charming country-style furnishings, each piece with an Island story to tell. You’ll be served a bountiful country breakfast in a beautiful setting with our million-dollar view.

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Otters Pond B&B

Otters Pond Bed and Breakfast is located on the eastern, mountainous side of Orcas Island close to Moran State Park at the base of Mt. Constitution and 4 miles from Eastsound Village. The lodging property is a protected wetland and special retreat for birds, birders and Orcas Island wildlife. With a sumptuous, nationally acclaimed five-course breakfast, comfortable rooms each with private bath, high speed wifi, decks, garden paths, and hot tubs Otters Pond is a perfect retreat.

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Laughing Moon Farm

Located on Eastsound Bay with over 20 acres of farmland and woodland and beautiful views of the water.  They take great pride in caring for their animals, including several rare-breed cotswold sheep, native to Cotswold England and known by many as the “Gentle Giants” among sheep. While staying at Laughing Moon Farm, you will be located in the center of our property surrounded by the serenity of nature. Their new hand-crafted cottages have wood interiors, fireplaces, full kitchens with all the supplies, covered patios, TV-DVD players and BBQs. Whether you are a group of two, or a group of six, our cabins are ideal for friends and family alike.

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Turtleback Farm Inn

This graceful and comfortable inn offers seven bedrooms, each with a private bath and decorated with a blend of fine antiques and contemporary pieces and now offering free Internet access. The addition of the very private Orchard House with four spacious bedrooms, each with full baths and private decks, adds another dimension to these fine accommodations. Highlighted by a spectacular setting, detail perfect restoration and expansion, spotless maintenance, and award winning breakfasts, Turtleback Farm Inn is a haven for discriminating travelers, who enjoy comfortable lodgings, breathtaking scenery, unique shops, fine food and varied outdoor activities.

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Buckhorn Farm Bungalow

The bungalow looks out over a garden and fruit trees, some of which are treasured remnants from the days when Orcas Island was known as the ‘orchard capital’ of the state. An informal hedge of wild blackberries flowers abundantly in early summer and is laden with fruit later in the season. We have painstakingly restored the Bungalow to keep its c. 1940 style and charm, and to provide our guests with all the comforts of home. This family vacation cottage enjoys a wonderful country-farm atmosphere but is only 5 minutes away from the village of Eastsound. Guests can easily walk or ride bicycles along level roads to restaurants, shops or to the nearby semi-private beach to enjoy beach strolls, tide-pooling and spectacular views from Mt. Baker to Vancouver Island.

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Once in a Blue Moon Farm

These farm accommodations are ideal for those looking to unwind in the independence and flexibility of a casual, private & quiet island experience. With five suites and 35 acres of gorgeous pasture, orchards, timber, animals, island views and spectacular sunsets you aren’t just staying at any old place. Once in a Blue Moon farm has a colorful personality, authenticity, and originality that is the alternative to the standard hotel, B&B, and vacation rental.

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Pebble Cove Farm

The waterfront inn and organic farm are situated on four beautiful acres, overlooking a private, peaceful cove. It’s the perfect spot for a romantic get-away — or a family get-together.  Enjoy the walk out beach, organic garden, orchard, and farm animals. Enjoy an organic continental breakfast provided each morning, including home made granola, locally roasted coffee, and pristine drinking water from a deep well. We also provide Wifi, satellite TV, DVDs, a lending library, beach towels, eco-friendly toiletries, and kitchen essentials.

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Deer Harbor Inn

The Deer Harbor Inn on the sunny side of Beautiful Orcas Island is the ideal vacation getaway. Built on a knoll overlooking the tranquil harbor and majestic mountains on the Olympic Peninsula, the Deer Harbor Inn remains as one of San Juan Island’s most historic resorts. There are lovely spa cottages with fireplaces and cozy log cabin lodge rooms with private bath. Several large vacation homes can accommodate large groups, and all rooms are pet friendly!

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Blue Heron B&B

An historic 1910 home with beautiful water views of West Sound Bay that’s close to the ferry and Eastsound Village. Enjoy hiking behind the Blue Heron on Turtleback Mountain, and relax by scheduling an in-room massage. Each morning have a full, healthy breakfast, with coffee, tea, and hot chocolate available all day with snacks in the afternoon. The owners will even help with maps, activities, and reservations. Pets are also welcome and pampered!

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Bayside Cottages

Your hosts, Jim and Betsy Nelson, offer several lovely vacation rental cottages with full kitchens on 12 private waterfront acres. All have access to a private beach as well as stunning views of Mt. Baker, Rosario Strait, and nearby islands. Bayside Cottages offers a variety of accommodations for your island stay, from cosy two-room cottages, to full vacation houses, to apartments. Most of the rentals are located on our main property, at the east end of Orcas Island near Olga & Obstruction Pass, but they also have great options in Eastsound village.

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Cabin on Spring Bay

A secluded waterfront retreat surrounded by parkland, with a 5 mile system of trails right outside the front door! Explore shoreline, wetlands and forests by foot, by kayak or rowboat, enjoy soaking in the waterfront hot tub, or simply relax in one of the comfortable seating areas inside the cabin or outside on the 40 foot deck.

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Point Thompson House

The Point Thompson is a truly unique property on almost 2 acres with over 600 feet of spectacular waterfront. Located on a private lane ending at the waterfront, this home is flanked by beautiful cove beaches, rocky shores and offers highly coveted privacy. Expansive lawn areas are fenced and provide plenty of space for gatherings or special events as well as child play and relaxation. You will see an abundant variety of sea and shoreline creatures, an awesome treat are to watch for the frequent appearances of Bald Eagles. New addition with more decks and a hot tub.

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SeaStar Lofts

Located in the heart of Eastsound, these architecturally crafted rooms are approximately 450 square feet, accented by furnishings in coastal, organic style we call ‘beachy elegance.’ Each is unique, highlighting natural textures and products from local artisans. Charming propane heating stoves take the edge off cool coastal mornings, and you’ll sink into slumber with comfy quilts and linens. Fully equipped kitchens and washer/dryer access. Stairs to the beach at your doorstep lead to shoreline meanderings, or kick back and watch bald eagles, sea lions and other wildlife from your balcony or patio.

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Leiber Haven Resort

Discover why this little Orcas Island resort has become the regular destination for vacationers seeking a seaside get-away. Located along the sandy and light gravel shoreline of Obstruction Pass Bay it’s truly a bird, kayak, or marine wildlife enthusiasts dream. The beauty is that it is small, providing a quaint and comfortable atmosphere with a marine theme. Whether you enjoy a quiet moment reading a good book, fishing off the dock for your favorite saltwater delicacy, sunbathing on the sandy beach or telling stories around a campfire you are heading in the right direction by coming to Lieber Haven Resort and Marina.

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Glenwood Inn

The Glenwood Inn is located less than two miles from downtown Eastsound and is on seventy acres, fifty percent is forested. The housekeeping cottages are on the beach and bluff overlooking the ever changing ocean. Almost 2,000 feet of level beach to enjoy our beautiful sunsets. Cottage rentals by the week only (Thursday – Thursday).

Call 360-376-2671 for Reservations

More Coming Soon! Updated 5/17/16