We spent 3 nights on Orcas Island and 1 night in Friday Harbor. We stayed 2 nights at the Outlook Inn and loved it. The location was perfect. The room was nice. We moved to the Turtleback Inn and Farm for one more night as we hated to leave Orcas Island and wanted an additional day on the island after we checked out. We loved Orcas Island.
After spending three beautiful days in mid October on Orcas, we found Friday Harbor in the rain to be just an overnight stay. We stayed at the Island Inn. What a fabulous place to stay. We loved, loved, loved it. I would have stayed another night or two, but we decided to move on. Friday Harbor was fun. We loved both islands but thought Orcas Island was just gorgeous and so peaceful. We left the San Juan Islands and headed to the Cascade Loop for another 5 nights of Washington State excitement. WOW! We had the best time.... Orcas Island, Friday Harbor, then the Cascade Loop. Fun! Fun! Fun! Oh in Leavenworth, we stayed at the Aubendblume Inn. While I thought the Island Inn was extra special, the Aubendblume Inn was extra special!!!!!