I took a 10-day retreat on Orcas Island Washington from Oct 6th-16th, 2013. I could hardly have chosen a better place to stay. The staff were extremely courteous and worked around my wishes for privacy (especially the ladies who kept the room neat and clean).
I had a suite which included a separate master bedroom with bath and balcony, a living room/dining room/kitchen, and a wonderfully large luxury bath which had a jacuzzi tub, two sink stations, and a stand-alone shower. Had this been somewhere else I would have paid $400 or more, but the remote location and the generous deal I was given made this accommodation a little under $250/night.
There's no room service, but a nearby hotel has an excellent dining room and lounge. I perfered to take the 15 minute drive to Eastsound and dine at Madrona Grill, or one of the many other options.
My trip was the last days of the season, so I really enjoyed the solitude. Moran State Park was minutes away (by car) and I enjoyed spending loads of time hiking in the Pacific Northwest Rainforest. Other easy to reach activities were whale-watching, charter fishing, horseback rides, and even bi-plane aerial tours of the Islands.
One last note... the deer population on Orcas Island is very tame. You can feed them by hand (but you should not). They do not get out of the way of oncoming cars... so speed limits are low all over the Island and not only is it lawful to keep to the posted limits, it may save your life! If I have the chance to go back, I certainly will book here again!
- Also Known As:
- Orcas Suites At Rosario Hotel Eastsound
- Orcas Suites At Rosario Orcas Island/Eastsound, WA