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Yurt on Orcas Island Horse Farm

Marsh view and yurt
Deer Harbor
Rental Home – 
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3

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English first
Washington State
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Fun, Unique Adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011 for a stay in September 2011

While looking for a quick get-away with some horse riding lessons on the side, I discovered this great place and met some new friends. The yurt is what we used to call "dry camping" - no running water, electricity, or bathroom facilities. However, there is a very clean compost toilet close by that is well maintained and has a great view if you leave the door open just a little. Don’t let the term “dry camping” dissuade you. The yurt is clean, private, and very comfortable. There is a sink and water available inside. The hosts, Kate and Ken, are friendly and welcoming as is their dog, Cassie; cat, Theo; the chickens; rabbits; and mustangs. Each day Kate and I met up for private “horse / scared lady” education. I had a huge fear of horses that I wanted to master. With Kate’s gentle encouragement and her well trained horses I left with my fears relieved and excitement to continue learning all I can about Natural Horsemanship. This was an empowering four day mini-vacation in a beautiful location. Sightseeing around the island is a must, as is relaxing at the farm enjoying the quiet.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: That I could bring my dog along for no extra charges.
Liked least: Having to travel to the nearby marina for a shower.
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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