Thirteen housekeeping cottages are dotted along a private 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 the comfortable, rustic, beachfront Orcas Island cabins offer a sense of privacy and peace that’s hard to find elsewhere. Kids and dogs love to play on the beach (one-third mile of rare no-bank, pebble and sand), with sweeping views towards the Canadian gulf islands to the north-west, and dramatic sunsets.
Known as “the gem of the San Juans,” Orcas is a lush island of rolling hills and tall forests that draw bicyclists and hikers alike. Around each corner expect to find a stunning view, an artist’s studio or other island treasure. Travel time via the ferry from Anacortes is typically a little less than an hour.
Orcas Island Activities
Mount Constitution, the highest peak in the San Juans, is a challenging adventure for both bicyclists and hikers – fortunately, the summit can be reached via car as well. The view from atop Mount Constitution shouldn’t be missed.
Looking for a different kind of outdoor adventure? Charter a fishing trip, go for a horseback ride or visit an alpaca farm.
Arts abound on the island as well, with the village of Eastsound serving as the hub of Orcas’ arts scene.
Both a winery and brewery call Orcas Island home, as well as several restaurants that focus on using local products whenever possible.
To learn more about Orcas Island, go to visitsanjuans.com.
Orcas Island Lodging
There is no shortage of places to stay on Orcas Island. Stay in an authentic log cabin or a cottage on the water. For the adventurous, try a camping resort or bunk on a working farm.
Getting to Friday Harbor
Inter-island ferry service aboard the Washington State Ferries can take you to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island in about 40 minutes (be sure to check exact crossing times). Inter-island tickets may be used between any two islands, and fare payment is required traveling westbound only.
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 our guest you are entitled to much more than simply a bed to sleep in. From our 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 wide variety of vegetarian and gluten free options
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.
The bright, airy Foxglove Cottage is located on the waterfront on the fringe of Deer Harbor, one of the oldest communities on Orcas Island. Foxglove Cottage is a quaint 2 bedroom cottage with a wood burning fireplace in the living area, DVD player and full appliances in the kitchen. From the cottage, you can enjoy watching the bustle of the boating activity from your deck or explore the walk-out beach.
Since 1939, Beach Haven Resort has welcomed guests seeking the rustic beauty and tranquility of Orcas Island. Our waterfront resort is bordered by one of the only remaining stands of old-growth forest on Orcas. It is home to many species of wildlife, including: bald eagles, deer, otters, various birds and seals. Our lack of televisions, telephones and internet access in the cabins ensure a distraction-free escape.
Beach Haven is here to welcome you whether you are planning a romantic getaway for two, family holiday, corporate retreat or solo adventure.
Located next to the Washington State Ferry Dock so ease to all the islands, and Victoria, is just 300 feet away. Nestled on High Bank Waterfront next to the Washington State Ferry Dock, our Rose Cottage is inviting and very nicely appointed, with comfortable queen bed, refrigerator, microwave, coffee, dish TV, DSL hotspot, private bath, and an inviting deck.
The Outlook Inn is a combination of mom and pop old time Inn, sophisticated foodie haven, and an art project with layers and layers that keep revealing something more beautiful than what was there before. Comfort, beauty, rest.
Centrally located in Eastsound, 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. Enjoy an organic breakfast and garden hot tub.
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. Built in 1915, the Deer Harbor Inn Restaurant is the gathering place for locals and travelers afar. More recently, two Orchard Cottages, the Cottage on the Bluff, Harbor View Suite, the Pond Cottage and Norton Harbor View House have been added to complement the guest rooms. The Log Cabin Lodge guest rooms all have private bathrooms, handmade log furniture,small fridge,coffee maker ,cable tv, electric fireplaces and are decorated with country decor.They share an outdoor Jacuzzi Hot Tub under the gazebo. All our Accommodations have access to a hot tub and cable tv. The cottages have fireplaces, coffee pots, microwaves, refrigerators
There is no reason to leave your best friend behind, the Cottages and Vacation Rental Houses are all pet friendly! Pets are not allowed in the log cabin lodge.
These Orcas Island cottages on a 140 acre estate provide a perfect romantic vacation setting for a San Juan Islands vacation experience you will forever remember. You and your family deserve to vacation in one of these incredible Orcas Island vacation rentals.
Our home, cabins (Heather and Primrose), and beach cottage (Willow) are situated on three lovely acres along our own private beach. Spacious lawns, flower gardens and woods overlook the water and islands of Westsound. The charming little cabins were built in the early 1900's in a simple Cape Cod style. We have restored them into perfect honeymoon or private retreats with fluffy pillows, comfy furnishings and gorgeous views.
The cabins are comfortable and inviting, and each offers its own unique details. Everything, with the exception of your food, is provided. A two person hot tub, nestled among the trees, is secluded overlooking the water, for Heather and Primrose guests. Our private beach invites you for a beach fire, clamming, or a lazy picnic.
Private water view cottage for two with patio and kitchenette. Walking distance to Deer Harbor and local amenities.
Three self contained studios each with its own private stairway and cedar deck. All are situated to provide maximum privacy and have dramatic views of the water from inside or on the deck. Suites are appointed with kitchenettes, fireplaces, private decks with water views.
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. We also have great options in Eastsound village, the island's main town at the top of Orcas's horseshoe-shaped map. Everything on the main property has access to a private beach, and the units in Eastsound are within easy walking distance of the beautiful public beaches.
The B&B is located on quiet wooded acreage easily accessible for the bicyclist or motorist. From the inn’s five different decks and patios you can view beautiful island sunsets reflected in the quiet water or watch ducks cavorting on the pond. For your enjoyment each suite has a private jacuzzi overlooking the pond. Enjoy an exceptional breakfast and choose to have it elegantly presented in the dining room, in the privacy of your room, or on the deck.
Comprehensive list of many lodging options available on Orcas Island including hotels, lodges, resorts, cabins, and camping.
West Beach Resort is located on the sunny and pristine west side of Orcas Island, Washington. We are a private destination resort specializing in providing guests with an authentic San Juan Islands getaway. We have been an Orcas Island lodging and hotel destination since 1938. Stay in our fully-equipped beachfront cabins & cottages on our 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. We also offer ocean view and garden cottages, RV, camping, marina, boat rentals, general store, kayak and canoe rentals, and a seasonal activities kiosk and beachfront food service.
Retreats, coaching, and lodging. Water view post and beams bome that is close to Eastone with large and deck.
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.
Located on the sandy beachfront of Obstruction pass, Lieber Haven offers cottages, sutdios, and rooms that are fully furnashed. There is a general store with groceries, wine, beer, ice, camping supplies and a few fishing supplies, firewood, and Orcas Island and San Juan Islands maps and souvenirs. Come by boat or bring your boat, there is also a small marina with guest boat moorage. Enjoy on site boat and kayak rentals.
Doe Bay offers a variety of accommodations ingluding cabins, yurts, and camping, on 38 acres of the most beautiful, pristine waterfront land on the San Juan Islands.
Enjoy soaking in the tubs, a yoga studio, and spa while staying in this serene location.
Buckhorn Farm Bungalow is located on a ten-acre farm near the north shore of Orcas Island. This family vacation cottage enjoys a wonderful country-farm atmosphere but is only 5 minutes away from the village of Eastsound, our island's version of “downtown.” 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.
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. Travel & Leisure described this Inn as "a Hideaway that Perfected the Country Life." 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.
Relax in one of our fifteen unique, individually owned and appointed condominiums with all the lodging amenities of a ‘home away from home.’ The location in the quiet beachside of Eastsound Village is convenient for exploring quaint shops, art galleries, bookstores and also offers distinctive dining experiences.
5 cottages along with the Kingfish Inn offer wonterfront views and elegant and simple furnashings. The inn has 4 rooms with private baths, decks, and fireplaces. Cottages are located across Orcas Island and are great for couples.
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.
An historic 1910 home...step back in time with period furniture and decor. Minutes from ferry, pottery shops, restaurants and shopping in Eastsound Village. French Continental Breakfast of Coffee, Tea, Juice, Pastries, Chocolate mints, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate any time. Free wi-fi, area maps and information, and seasonal discounts. Pets are welcome.!
Two historic cottages on Orcas Island both with water views. Fully equipped with towels and linens, cable TV, and stocked kitchens.
5 guest suites and 35 acres of gorgeous pasture, timber, orchards, animals, island views and spetacular sunsets. Being a farm first, this is a farm stay. This does not mean you have to work, grab a lawn chair and soak in it or grab a shovel and dig in.