We have stayed at many B and B in the United States and in England. Otter's Pond is at the top of the list. My husband and I enjoy photography and the birds at Otter's Pond were wonderful subjects, especially the Rufous Hummingbirds. Otter's Pond reminds me of a retreat located in a woodland area with a pond full of wildlife. Peaceful.
The bridge collapse should not be the reason to avoid the San Juan Islands this summer. Carl's directions are excellent. We came from Seattle and the detour at Mt. Vernon took less than 30 minutes.
Carl and Sue are wonderful hosts. Both of them have lots of knowledge and information about the island history, activities to engage in, and places to eat and shop. Otter's Pond is situated near hiking areas at Mt. Constituation and not far from town for shopping and eating opportunities.
We certainly will be back. Sandy and David S.