This is a spot where you can enjoy glamping (think camping with plumbing and a kitchen) or a room with the same amenities (shared bathrooms and kitchen) The lodge is about a mile from the main hub of town - so not super walkable but a short drive or bike ride. It worked out wonderfully for our family and our budget. Finding a place on Orcas is not easy and finding one for under $200 a night much harder. I want my lodging to be comfortable but luxury is not my thing. If it is yours, this is not your market. But if you like camping in a lovely yard or staying in a lodge with shared bathrooms and kitchen, this is your spot. Serendipity struck and a boy engaged mine for chess (companionship is the perfect antidote for the only child traveling without a friend) They were different ages but did well together. So well that we decided to share our planned sailing lesson with that family - making it more fun and less expensive. I would say that Dave makes this lodge work so well. He makes a pot of coffee every morning and when he saw our concern about noise from other campers, he gave us his number and permission to call any time. (there was no need, everyone was super quiet and considerate). When we moved into the lodge, I was worried about the ticking clocks (I am a light sleeper) and Dave offered to disable them. When we showed him a photo of a mystery flower we found in front of the library, he did a little research and reported back to us on its name. The lodge has quiet hours starting at 10pm and people seem to really take this to heart as does Dave. A proprietor who goes to those lengths to help make your stay a success is A+ in my book.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lodge on Orcas Island is more than a hostel but different than a B & B.We call it a European Style Guest House.We offer 7 private rooms and 1 suite. The 7 rooms share 3 common baths, the kitchen and living areas. The suite has a private bath and sitting area. Although we do not serve food many of our guests appreciate having use of our fully equipped kitchen to cook for themselves.The Lodge is available for rent by the room or you may arrange to have exclusive use of the entire property.A private room/shared bath is $89.The suite is $149.Exclusive use of the entire property is $995.Prices quoted are nightly + 10.1% sales and lodging tax.Unless you opt for exclusive use of the property you can look forward to mingling and getting acquainted with other travelers from around the world. At the Lodge we do not care for the sound of blaring electronics so we are a television free zone.Rather, the sounds you will hear are the trickling of water, bird song, the breeze whispering through the trees, nocturnes by Chopin, ballads by Diana Krall.Our aesthetic is informed by the American Arts and Crafts movement. Though not a museum, you may notice many craftsman inspired touches throughout the house and adjoining property.We emphasize cleanliness. Allergy sufferers and those who are chemically sensitive will appreciate that we use only unscented soaps and cleansers for the laundry and household. The house always smells fresh, natural and clean.In the baths we provide shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and toothpaste. Brands currently featured are Dr. Bronners or Trader Joe's.The Lodge is recognized by Washington State as a Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary. Nature lovers will enjoy seeing the birds that flock to our feeders and baths and basking in their soothing song.If it is respite you are seeking, you've come to the right place. Put your ambitions aside and head for one of the several Pawleys Island rope hammocks hanging beneath the Western Red Cedars. Nothing spells relief like sinking into the quilt lined hammock and being lulled into a deep and restful sleep unlike anything you've ever experienced.Book any 2 nights between Sunday and Thursday and get the 3rd night free. Our way of appreciating your midweek business. :) ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Lodge On Orcas Island Eastsound, Washington