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“Orcas Island - best location on the island”
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Deer Harbor Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Deer Harbor
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Cincinnati, OH
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57 reviews
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“Orcas Island - best location on the island”
Reviewed October 13, 2011

Small "rustic" resort - with great restaurant. The lodge has 6 rooms with Western decor, and common room on both the first and second floor. Other units are small cabins. "Rustic" rooms are very nice and have a fireplace. The only TV is in the common room. Would definately stay again!

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed October 6, 2011

Our stay was lovely. We had room 7 which offered a beautiful view of the lawn, restaurant and water in the distance. The sunrises were beautiful. The room was quiet, roomy enough for two, with a private bath, small fridge and fireplace. The bed was awesome! My back felt best in months! No one in the office to greet us or to say goodbye...that was the only thing I felt was missing to an otherwise hospitable environment. We went because of a livingsocial coupon. The experience exceeded our expectations.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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Reviewed October 6, 2011

I got a TravelZoo voucher to stay at Deer Harbor Inn, but when I called to book for my desired date, they had already filled all the rooms covered by the discount. For an extra $100, I booked a private cabin/cottage. The room was very nicely furnished, plenty spacious, the private back-deck hot tub was a god send and very tastefully hidden from view of the other cabins. There was even a cute little collection of DVDs, of which we watched a few. The fireplace was great, we even pulled the futon mattress off its frame and put it in front of the fire so we could soak up the warmth. The decor was a little quaint, not exactly the W Hotel in its modernity, but who cares? The grounds were fun to walk around; my girlfriend chased a few of the many bunnies hanging around. I didn't try the restaurant but the reviews looked promising. Go!

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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seattle
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Reviewed October 5, 2011

Two nights gave us plenty of time to explore the Island and enjoy the amenities.

Very comfortable and pleasant accomodations with excellent on site restaurant.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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Reviewed October 4, 2011

The descriptions of the facilities are grossly overstated. The rooms are very small and out dated. The refrigerator is under the sik in the bathroom. The hot tub is a broken down home type spa in a broken down cover. Our visit included a cre dit for their "spa" which amounted to a shed similar to our backyard shed we keep the lawn tools in. The eight rooms in the lodge share a very small loft area witn an old tv and a sofa. The grounds are unkept with very little grass. The word around the island was not very complimentary and we cancelled our second night and moved to another inn. The beds were extremely comfortable but the walls very thin. Dont plan on any private romance time and if you are just quiet, the "activities" in the adjoining rooms provided nightly entertainment.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bremerton, Washington
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Reviewed October 2, 2011

We arrived after 9 pm due to ferry delays. Ron had our key taped to the office window for effortless check-in. The restaurant stayed open beyond usual closing to feed guests arriving late on the ferry.

Stayed two nights for one great day on Orcas Island. Hiking in Obstruction Pass State Park, superb lunch at Olga Cafe, craft shopping in Eastsound, and dinner at Rosario Resort.

Bed was firm, shower hot, some minor inconveniences all part of the "quaint Inn" experience, and well worth the hiking, views, and shopping fun.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Mill Creek, Washington
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Reviewed September 29, 2011

Our daughter bought a stay via "Living Social" and gave it to us for my wife's birthday present. The Living Social description gave us one set of expectations but reality gave us another. At first glace we thought we wouldn't like it because it is very plain and far away from main centers on Orcas Island. However once we started looking around we found that we liked it more and more. It's rustic, it's far away from any sort of busy life, it's way out in the country and it didn't take long to appreciate that. It's an easy drive to the town of Eastsound which is a typical island touristy sort of town with lots of little shops to browse in. If you stay in the lodge don't expect a TV in your room, there's only a small 19" tube tv on the 2nd floor for everyone to share. And share they will because the rooms don't have any sound insulation at all. But the rooms have a very nice electric faux fireplace, a large comfy bed, good sized bathroom. Treats were left out on the dresser for us, 2 box lunches with great smoked salmon, trail mix, apples, water and a few small chocolates. A nice bottle of wine plus some cheese and crackers were a nice touch. There was also a small breakfast basket with bananas, blueberry muffins, orange juice. We didn't try the restaurant or spa but heard very good reviews from other guests.

If you want fancy, up to date resort type of place with all the bells and whistles then this isn't your kind of place. But if you're looking for somewhere rustic, relaxing, and a great place to get away from it all you won't be disappointed. We'll be back!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Deer Harbor Inn
Address: 33 Inn Lane, Box 142, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA 98243
Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > Orcas Island > Deer Harbor
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Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Deer Harbor
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Hotel Class:3 star — Deer Harbor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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