This was our first B&B experience and I am so glad we chose Otter's Pond.
It's location is ideal - conveniently situated between Eastsound (for restaurants & shopping) and Moran State park (explore hiking trails, Mt. Constitution & Rosario Mansion).
Before I even arrived to the San Juan Islands, I appreciated Carl & Sue's website which provided us clear and simple directions on getting to Orcas Island despite the media's coverage of the bridge collapse. Yes, it is easy to visit the Islands and the bridge collapse shouldn't deter anyone from enjoying this travel destination.
Otter's Pond is a beautiful haven - a lovely secluded and serene forest wet land. It is a bird sanctuary inviting much of the wildlife to its bird feeders on the deck. We even caught glimpses of otters swimming in the pond. The stillness and lushness of the pond was a perfect setting to support the practice of yoga and meditation. The Bluebird room had a lovely view of the pond and each night we slept soundly on the comfortable and cozy king size bed, especially after the luxurious evening hot tub dips. The five course gourmet breakfasts were delicious and accommodated everyone's dietary restrictions. I purchased their Featherbed eggs cookbook with intentions of making the Herb cheese souffle, homemade sorbet and pumpkin chocolate chip muffins.
Carl & Sue are a great team. Their attention to detail is reflected in every part of your stay. Carl has captured the essence of the island through his excellent photography and Sue has great recommendations depending on your desire for exploration and fun. Carl & Sue went out of their way to make our visit to Orcas island most memorable and we will remember their kindness and generosity.
We would highly recommend Otter's Pond B& B as your home base when visiting the San Juan Islands.