This summer we had the pleasure of staying at the Kangaroo House on Orcas Island, in the beautiful San Juan Islands just north of Seattle. We are B&B junkies, preferring the warm hospitality of a small and intimate setting versus the sameness of hotel chains. Jill & Charles are marvelous hosts, sparing no effort to make us feel welcome and at home. The food is beyond description. We were convinced that Charles was really a top gourmet chief at a 5 diamond hotel. Ask for the pancakes, they are unlike anything we have ever had—yum yum!
When we arrived Charles welcomed us like we were family. He has the warmest smile. He lugged our stuff to our room, and then gave us a tour of the house and a bit of its history. The house, rooms, private garden, and hot tub are all well cared for and very charming. After a few days, we wanted to move in on a permanent basis. What a delightful treasure this is, hidden in one of the most beautiful places in the world, and with such wonderful hosts. It ranks as the best B&B experience we have ever had.
- 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