We really wanted to rate this place 3 stars and it has tremendous calling for some but we expected much more for the monies charged for an Orchard Cottage.
We knew this was a County Inn and the property layout is cute. There is a restaurant on the property, we enjoyed a meal there one night and the food was moderately priced & put together well. The rooms were very clean and as many previous reviews stated, you pull in, park, find your bag and show yourself to own place & it's pretty simple. The rooms were cute with "country décor and a log rustic type theme which was nice. Propane fireplace kept us warm, it was surely romantic, pet friendly and the grounds were pretty quiet. The bunnies that wander about are as big as any cotton tails I've ever seen and deer walked through the rear of the property just after sunrise.
We know Orcas Island and were very underwhelmed here and we wanted to just love it but only loved part of it. The property is located about 1/4 - half a mile away from the water with only peekaboo views at a distance. Cell phone's don't work unless you stand on a picnic table outside away from the rooms and there were no telephones in the rooms. We like to cook our own meals and are glad we brought a cooler as the refrigerator was ultra tiny, the silverware & glasses dated from the 1950's, the coffee maker 2 cup and the mattress had a foam pillow top which was uncomfortable to both my wife & I. The cottages were to have BBQ's which ours did not and after walking to find staff because there was no phone, we were told to go take the neighbors BBQ at the next cottage which we were not comfortable with yet we had no choice as we brought steaks. The TV was really-really small, the hot tub was so hot we couldn't get in (109dg+ and we own one), one of the two buttons were broken and there was a chlorine float, loaded with chlorine tablets which would have ruined our suits and again, there was no telephone to call staff or ask for assistance in any of our issues.
We are not pretentious people and feel badly writing a challenging review as our two interactions with the Owner and staff were pleasant, the grounds pleasant, the restaurant good but we expected far more for the monies charged to stay here. Had the rates been 50% off or more than the advertised rates, this would have been a 3 star review.
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