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“Out of a movie.” 4 of 5 stars
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Ranked #3 of 13 Eastsound B&B and Inns
Dallas area
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Out of a movie.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We enjoy B&Bs as much for the people we meet as for the room. The Blue Heron was one of our more enjoyable experiences. The room itself was clean and comfortable. The owners were gracious and accommodating. Our room had a small balcony that we thoroughly enjoyed.

The real treasure was the breakfast. The food and service were excellent but that paled in comparison to the cast of guests with whom we dined. As a retired professor, I miss the social intercourse that comes with gatherings of people from diverse backgrounds. This breakfast group provided fodder for a short film. They were fascinating!

To understand this review, you must understand that we are budget travelers and costs are always part of the formula we use to judge a lodging experience. Orcas Island is simply an expensive place to spend a night so we spent more than we normally do. That is the only reason I give the Blue Heron a 4 star instead of a 5 star rating.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We had a wonderful visit at the Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast! Our day hike put us behind for check in, but we arrived to a note on the door welcoming us. Our room, the Egret, provided a gorgeous view of the West Sound. The Keurig upstairs allowed for a late night drink of cocoa whilst enjoying the evening air on the back deck. Carol and Bogdon made a delicious spinach and egg breakfast with spiced bread, watermelon, and French press. Carol and Bogdon made it an easy home away from home, and we hope to visit again soon!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Thank tallona
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Lenexa, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

My husband and I just got back from a 3-night stay at the Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast. We could not be more pleased with our experience. Our room, the Egret, was peaceful and had a great view of the harbor. We arrived with no set plans and Carol's advice on what to do, restaurants to try, and how to make the most of our trip really helped us have a wonderful getaway. Breakfast was delicious, the afternoon cookies were a real treat, and the free WiFi was handy. We had some frustrations with our airline and an old ankle injury and our hosts gave us considerable help with both. Really, they went above and beyond. If we're fortunate enough to get back to Orcas Island, we will stay at the Blue Heron again.

Room Tip: The Egret has a it's own bathroom and a nice balcony.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank JediMom4
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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the Blue Heron in July. We were on our bicycles to tour all the islands. Breakfast was great every morning, even the day we left early to catch a ferry home there was a bagged breakfast for us to consume on the ferry. The room was clean and comfortable and had a view of the ocean. Use of the fridge was super handy and the availability of glasses, coffee, tea and hot chocolate was fantastic. The hosts are super friendly and can give information on eating and anything else you might need. Deer came into the yard as we were drinking wine. Although the B&B was not in Eastsound, groceries and dinner were not inconvenient, even by bicycle. Also, the restaurant next door was delicious.

Would go back anytime!

Room Tip: We were in the smallest room and it was great, how much time do you actually spend indoors? The oth...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We stayed in the Egret room for 2 nights. It has its own balcony that looks out over the harbor. The hosts were great - wonderful breakfast at the house the first morning and they prepared a bag breakfast for us the 2nd day because we had to leave early for the ferry. They've got a sweet dog, Pulaski, who welcomed us like family.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank EllenS5507
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La Mirada, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I booked this B&B because I thought it was located in Eastsound, the hub of Orcas Island. Though it's address says Eastsound, it actually is in Westsound, 15 minutes by car from Eastsound, a significant difference when what you want is to walk to shops and restaurants from the B&B. There is nothing around the inn, walking-wise. Carol was very hospitable and packed us a delicious breakfast because we had to leave early for the ferry. i am not a dog person, so I always notice dog/pet smell in the house when I visit friends and family. This place has a faint dog smell.
Though the hosts were charming and helpful, I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank mrmaga
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Edmonds, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

If you are traveling with a dog and want to enjoy Orcas Island - this is the ticket. Owners, Carol and Bogden were wonderful hosts - they even endulged me in wonderful gluten free breakfast creations. My dog was warmly welcomed by their wonderful dog, Pulaski. My room had dog a dog bed, sheets to cover my bed so the dog could sleep on it, dog water and food bowls and a nice fenced in yard. The inn is right on the road so there is some traffic noise but for the most part I heard the waves, geese, local peacocks and the wonderful sounds of nature. 3 of the 4 rooms have private balconies - you can leavethe balcony door open at night allowing a cool breeze off the water. My dog and I had a great time and look forward to returning.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast

Property: Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast
Address: 982 Deer Harbor Road, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > Orcas Island > Eastsound
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Eastsound
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Blue Heron B&B, an historic 1910 home, is located on West Sound Bay and has beautiful water views and beach access. It is close to the ferry and the village. Continental Breakfast and afternoon snacks are included. Upgrade to a full, hot breakfast for only $5.50 Per person. Internet and information about activities and restaurants available. Friendly hosts. Pets and children welcome. This B&B is for sale on Orcas Island in the Pacific Northwest. ... more   less 
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Blue Heron Bed And Breakfast Orcas Island/Eastsound, WA

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