This B&B is first rate in every way. The scene is spectacular, with decks overlooking an expanse of forests and pastures with grazing sheep; the rooms are beautiful and comfortable, and every detail has been thought of and accommodated.
At check-in, the innkeeper provided a map of the island and sat down with us to go over her recommendations for dining, recreation and local events. In the afternoons, fresh baked snacks and fruit were set out, and there was sherry in each room for the evenings. Everything was spotless, and the bathrooms were stocked not only with the usual soap, shampoo and conditioner, but great smelling hand lotion, q-tips and earplugs. If you might need something, they've already thought of it.
The breakfasts are justifiably famous, and the grounds a pleasure to explore. Not only do they allow dogs in some rooms, but there's a beautiful loop around a pond, through the woods and pastures below where visitors are welcome to walk them.
The Turtleback Inn was the highlight of an already great visit to Orcas Island. Just outstanding.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on Orcas, the loveliest of the San Juan Islands, this landmark inn offers 80 acres of tranquil countryside with grazing sheep, crowing roosters, shimmering ponds and well-tended gardens. The restored "folk national" Farmhouse and newer Orchard House provide a haven for those anxious to experience the wide range of farm and island activities: gather fresh eggs, watch sheep shearing in the spring, go whale watching, sea kayaking, deep sea and fresh water fishing, birding, hiking. ... more less
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