We found this little gem through TA and were very pleasantly surprised what an ideal spot this turned out to be. The owner picked us up from the airport (park your plane on the ramp at the S/E end. If you park on the grass midfield on the east side, watch out for the rebar tie downs that stick up about 4" in the deep grass) and drove us the 5 miles to this hidden gem. Only 4 rooms; but each one beautifully furnished and decorated with amenities similar to a 1st class hotel. Breakfast was delivered to the patio outside the room at 8:30 each morning and each breakfast basket was a true gourmet treat. The views from the 2nd story balconies back towards Eastsound were spectacular and deer, eagles, birds and geese were constant visitors. We are serious hikers and the walk into Eastsound was perfect when combined with a stop for lunch at one of the many good lunch stops. We ended up renting a car for the dinner trips and for touring the island. Orcas Island Rentals have 4 PT Cruisers and Amy is one of the most professional owner-operators we have dealt with. With beach access, great hiking trails and wonderful owners and managers, this is one of the greatest island escapes ever.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated at the water's edge the grounds include a private cove. On a high bluff is a secluded hot tub with dramatic views of the pristine waters of East Sound. Bald eagles frequent the trees next to the inn. Seals, herons, loons, and sea birds populate the area. Each of three suites has a private deck and exceptional water views. All have queen beds, fireplace, private bath, dining area, and kitchenette. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Anchorage Inn Orcas Island/Eastsound, Washington