My husband and I visit Washington pretty often, and wanted to finally go to Orcas Island after hearing about the whale watching in the San Juans, the great restaurants on Orcas and of course the fabulous hiking at Moran State Park. My sister had been to Orcas last year and loved it, so we headed out for a three day jaunt and stayed at the Kangaroo House B&B at her recommendation.
Charles was waiting for us with big smile, checked us in, gave us a tour and brief interesting history of the house, and even carried our bags up to our adorable room, the Goldfinch room. (The other rooms were really cute, too. I peeked in a couple of them as we were leaving. Each one is different.) The four poster bed and view of the deck and giant trees was exactly the peaceful setting we were looking for. Before walking into Eastsound, we nibbled on some chocolates and tea (me) coffee (Dan) out in the library, which had some nice craftsman architecture books/magazines and every board game known to humanity. After Dinner at the Inn at Ship's Bay, which was out of this world, we came back and had a nice conversation in front of the fireplace with a lovely Brittish couple, before turning in early.
As we headed into breakfast #1 the next morning, the earlier risers told us we were in for a treat. Jill appeared and served us a three course meal with a gourmet stuffed tomato dish and spinach feta sausage, a fruit compote that melted in our mouths, and hot buttery banana bread. Breakfasts 2 and 3 were also unique and equally fantastic. After summiting Mount Constitution, we really needed the soak waiting for us at the K House garden hot tub. We donned our little white robes and tip-toed out to the secluded garden deck and melted away every strain amid the blooms and sprawling trees... bliss.
I can't remember a more enjoyable vacation. It felt like a cross between summer camp and Fantasy Island with Jill and Charles as our personal hosts and guides to beatiful Orcas Island. I'm ready to go back now!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This historic Craftsman Bungalow was built as a vacation hotel by a stone mason in 1907. In a later incarnation, colorful resident and steamship captain, "Cap" Ferris brought a baby orphaned kangaroo to live with him and his family. The locals dubbed the sprawling lodge the "Kangaroo House" Since then it has become a B&B and is the longest continually operating bed & breakfast in the San Juan Islands. We have 5 Rooms/Suites, all with Private Bathrooms, King or Queen beds and some with additional beds and DVD players/movies, Free WiFi, Garden Hot Tub, and an exceptional, filling breakfast made from scratch including wholesome, local fruits, meats, vegetables and herbs from Orcas Island's own farms and gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kangaroo House Bed & Breakfast On Orcas Island Eastsound, Washington