On the positive side the breakfasts are as good as people say and the highlight of the stay. Also the owners are very friendly.
The setting is very nice although the owners have let the grounds/gardens go, and they need a lot of maintenance and are not child friendly.
We had the Southwestern suite as we were travelling with twin 10 year olds. I think they are stretching the ‘suite’ terminology as we had a collection of rooms upstairs that we not securable from the rest of the inn i.e. there was no door stopping anyone walking in to the suite seating area, bathroom or locks that worked on one of the rooms. This may not be a problem for you but left us feeling a bit vulnerable.
The Water. As has been mentioned in other reviews the water does smell very heavily of Sulphur due to it being from a natural well/spring. This can be very off putting when taking a shower as the smell lingers on your body for a while. It is, however, very soft water and makes your skin feel good.
In conclusion the Inn could be an even better place to stay with a bit of updating and some grounds maintenance. Would we stay there again? Probably not, as I don’t think it’s good value, even for the San Juan islands.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the only Working Ranch and B&B on San Juan Island. Meet our Alpacas, Sheep, Horses and Chickens. Breakfast is a delight, featuring fresh local foods and our pastured poultry's eggs. 9 rooms and suites with private baths, also a two bedroom cottage with full kitchen. In our Country Store you'll find fresh baked bread, cheeses, Cornish pasties, fruit pies, ice cream and gifts, all local, all natural, all handmade from scratch. AAA ** ... more less
- Also Known As:
- States Inn & Ranch San Juan Island, San Juan Islands, WA