We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“ORCAS ISLAND PERFECTION!”

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Deer Harbor
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
The Inn on Orcas Island
Ranked #1 of 2 Deer Harbor B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“ORCAS ISLAND PERFECTION!”
Reviewed 22 June 2012

It took us nine years to return to the area of the Juan de Fuca strait, that island-dotted sea channel between mainland British Columbia and Vancouver Island. Our first glimpse of the San Juan Islands had been from a zodiac boat out of Victoria harbor -- we found no whales that day, but we did see the San Juans and Mt. Baker in the distance.

On this week-long re-visit (in June 2012) we flew into Seattle-Tacoma, transferred to Anacortes, WA, for the Washington State Ferry to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. Several days later we ferried over to Orcas Island, picked up our rental car in Deer Harbor and drove a short distance to the magnificent The Inn on Orcas Island. This Inn had been recommended by a friend and it far exceeded our expectations.

Innkeepers Jeremy and John built the Inn over a 10-year period and then spent 10 more years finishing and furnishing the property -- and what a lovely, thoughtful result! The Inn's pubic spaces and grounds are inviting; it was built for quiet and comfort. Our room overlooked the sculpted back lawn and tidal pool. A bonus: the entire Inn is filled to overflowing with visual art and crafts, the walls are covered with interesting works -- did I mention the breakfasts; the welcoming bottle of champagne; the robes and jetted bath; the luscious cookies on our nightstand each morning?

Jeremy is a cordial and extremely helpful host. And John's fine breakfasts speak for themselves. We urge you to visit them on Orcas Island even if you have to go out of your way to add this stop to your itinerary -- it's worth your visit!

B&B Yarkon
New York, USA

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank B Y
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

219 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    214
    2
    2
    1
    0
See reviews for
14
169
6
4
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (36)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2012

Our stay couldn't have been more relaxing and beautiful. This stunning location was something out of a magazine of a perfect inn. Jeremy couldn't have been more gracious and welcoming. The cookies on the bed were decadent and though we had to leave too early for breakfast on our last day he made sure we had a breakfast to take with us.
Karen & Paul
NYC

Room Tip: Book this spot early.
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank karjac
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2012

My husband and I had the pleasure of spending a long weekend at the Inn on Orcas Island. It was fabulous. Jeremy is the perfect host, making sure you have anything you could possibly need while John cooks amazing gourmet breakfasts. We felt so spoiled. Every detail has been thought of at this place. It is so rare to see such a well run establishment.

The inn is in a beautiful private setting overlooking the water. Our cottage had a fireplace, luxurious bathroom and a patio with chairs with a view of the water. We'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank clairesmi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Seattle
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2012

Staying at the Inn on Orcas Island was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Jeremy was gracious, welcoming, and provided terrific restaurant recommendations and other tips. John’s breakfasts were phenomenal and the Inn itself was immaculate, cozy, and well-appointed. We very much enjoyed the beautiful view, sitting room, and grounds. Every detail, from the champagne to the homemade cookies, was clearly designed to make guests feel both welcome and comfortable. The Serenity Suite included a fireplace and jetted tub. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank SeaTrav10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Friday Harbor, Washington
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2012

My husband and I live in Friday Harbor, but find it unnecessary to go further than the next island over when we need a vacation. The Inn on Orcas Island is beautifully set along an estuary and illustrates the diversity of Orcas Island, with some of the best hiking in Washington state just minutes away. And the hearty, lovingly prepared breakfasts will get you through whatever your day has in store! The decor is opulent, but inviting, with chairs and couches surrounded by a world class art collection. Literally, world class.

We recommend this to our friends and we recommend it to you. Enjoy!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank urban_pigeon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2012

What a gorgeous setting, stunning breakfasts and two of the most gracious hosts we have come across.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank MollyMac1962
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
beijing, china
Level Contributor
49 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2012

Consider this: a boy’s dream of one day owning an inn on Orcas Island comes true. As you can imagine, innkeeper Jeremy nurtures his dream with the perfection and elegance of the Inn on Orcas Island. Everything from the perfectly angular wall paintings to the epicurean breakfast (perfectly plump eggnog French toast, sausage and mushroom tart, homegrown perfectly moist blackberry cake, pineapple & pistachio in a martini glass), the innkeepers really outdo themselves with their attention to detail and hospitality. We couldn’t have been treated better. Jeremy worried over every little plan of ours – confirming our restaurant reservations, our ferry time, our hiking experience, etc). Overall, if you’re looking for an elegant stay (think classical music at breakfast, English place settings, classic paintings covering the walls), this is it on Orcas Island. If you want something rustic, this is not for you. Only feedback we have is to consider extending the free wireless to all the rooms.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank AFHamm
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Deer Harbor
6.3 mi away
Outlook Inn on Orcas Island
0.2 mi away
Deer Harbor Inn
Deer Harbor Inn
#1 of 2 in Deer Harbor
260 reviews
3.3 mi away
Orcas Hotel
Orcas Hotel
#1 of 1 in Orcas
146 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.1 mi away
Pebble Cove Farm
Pebble Cove Farm
#1 of 11 in Orcas Island
243 reviews
6.4 mi away
Discovery Inn
Discovery Inn
#2 of 10 in Friday Harbor
415 reviews
6.0 mi away
Rosario Resort and Spa
Rosario Resort and Spa
#1 of 5 in Eastsound
518 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Inn on Orcas Island? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Inn on Orcas Island

Property: The Inn on Orcas Island
Address: 114 Channel Road, P.O. Box 309, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA 98243
Region: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > Orcas Island > Deer Harbor
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Deer Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
No guests under 18 ... more   less 
Also Known As:
The Inn On Orcas Island Hotel Deer Harbor
The Inn On Orcas Island Deer Harbor, Washington

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing