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326 Olga Rd, Orcas Island, WA 98245-9425
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#4 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Orcas Island
Welcome to Inn at Ship Bay. We are an eleven room, owner operated, Country Inn and Restaurant at the top of a bluff with unobstructed southern views over the waters of Ship Bay. The Inn is built around the historic 1869 Adam's farmhouse in the center of heirloom plum, pear and apple orchards. Inn at Ship Bay is located one mile from the village of Eastsound on Orcas Island, the largest and most mountainous of the San Juan Islands. Join us for a comfortable and relaxing Orcas Island experience
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Lorraine wrote a review May 2021
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After wanting to stay and eat here due to their ratings, we finally made it after many years and were joined by another couple upon our recommendation. The greeting was a negative experience as we were made to feel like we were interrupting them as they were only partially open due to their COVID restrictions. We were also informed that dinner was not available the nights we were staying, which was one of the main reasons we went there. Our rooms were not serviced and if we wanted anything we had to leave a note outside our door but we were informed to not expect immediate response.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Love2Go78 wrote a review Aug 2020
Bellingham, Washington6 contributions
To start with, the restaurant doesn’t take reservations so when my husband and I arrived at 6:00 p.m. tonite, the restaurant seating was at capacity for Covid so we were told we needed to sit in the banquet room which was down the sidewalk a short distance in another building. The room was devoid of color, no art, no style, nothing which was surprising given the menu prices. Our server brought us a carafe of tepid water and glasses. After drinking some, I asked for a glass of ice and she brought a carafe full of ice which was nice to have. I ordered the braised chicken and my husband had the ravioli. We shared a blue greens salad. The meal was devoid of bread. Our entrees were minimal with three strips of chicken for me and both were lacking of flavor. After seating ourselves, our server brought our water, then the ice, then our salad and later our entrees and then picked up our plates—all without a smile (even with a mask you can see in a person’s eyes when they smile), friendliness or verbal interaction. Granted she could be working afraid given Covid and having to work with the public, but even a small amount of friendliness would be helpful for her I’m sure when it comes to tipping. The mail server who came in the room to serve his tables was very friendly and outgoing with his customers. My husband has worked for a multi-star restaurant and was surprised at our experience given the reputation and price range compared to the other wonderful meals we have had in Eastsound this week. I’m hoping it was just one bad night for her, and for the quality of our meal. As we went back in to the main part of the restaurant to pay for our meal, the kitchen door was open and I noticed the chef had a head full of curly hair and a full curly beard and neither were covered. This has always bothered me when I see this. I thought it was a health dept. requirement.
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Date of stay: August 2020
SupersuperMomMom wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a magnificent, honeymoon-like week-long stay at this beautiful lodging. Our room was like a little apartment, with a cozy sitting area, comfy bed, lovely furniture, and balcony overlooking the ocean, where we spent much time relaxing before and after hikes. The Inn is perfectly located near both charming little Eastsound and the best hiking areas. The owners provide excellent and caring personal service.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: Upper floor balcony rooms have the best views
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DigginWA wrote a review Nov 2019
Edmonds, Washington94 contributions18 helpful votes
Our B&B hosts referred us to Ship Bay for dinner, saying it was the best on the island. So glad we took that advice! I could live on the bread alone. Local oysters, lamb, and halibut all great choices. Charming atmosphere, moderate noise.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Shannon H wrote a review Oct 2019
26 contributions18 helpful votes
Had a lovely meal here in October 2019 with friends. Everything was absolutely delicious, starting with the bread. Featured lots of local ingredients. I had scallops, husband had lamb, friends had chicken and beef. Everyone was pleased and cleaned their plates. Server was super fun, engaging, and friendly. Definitely would return. Didn't stay at the Inn - just enjoyed dinner.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Inn at Ship Bay
Which popular attractions are close to Inn at Ship Bay?
Nearby attractions include Orcas Island Pottery (3.5 miles), Moran State Park (2.6 miles), and Mount Constitution (2.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Inn at Ship Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Inn at Ship Bay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Inn at Ship Bay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Inn at Ship Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brown Bear Baking, The Inn at Ship Bay, and Island Hoppin' Brewery.
Are there any historical sites close to Inn at Ship Bay?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Crow Valley School Museum (3.3 miles).
Does Inn at Ship Bay have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Inn at Ship Bay accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.