What a perfect spot to relax. If a waterfront view through tall Douglas fir trees sounds heavenly, then this is the place for you. We tied a visit to Orcas Island to the end of our Alaskan cruise, and it turned out to be the perfect ending. Owners, Sandy & Carl do all they can to bring the best experiences to you. They are both retired park rangers, and after a healthy breakfast of fresh baked muffins, fruit and coffee, it is off the tour the waterways in a kayak. Even beginners can participate and find it a wonderful way to explore the natural beauty of the island. After an invigorating couple of hours on the water, it's back to the inn for a scrumptious brunch. Next, it the hardest part of your day; and that is to decide just where on the island you want to explore. Artisans abound in funky little shops and we can hardly wait to come back with friends to share this heavenly spot. Thanks to Sandy & Carl and their two laid-back retrievers who are always there to welcome you back to the inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Spring Bay on Orcas Island. Our 57 secluded acres and private bay are a naturalist's haven. Orcas Island is where tree meets sea. Hundreds of islands, large and small and covered by old-growth evergreen, make up the archipelago of the San Juan Islands in northwest Washington state. Orcas is known to visitors for its laid back nature, its unparalleled beauty, and our preference for quality things over a quantity of them. We offer three niche services at Spring Bay: The Cabin on Spring Bay vacation rental, sea kayak touring, and small weddings. We invite you to experience the wonder of the place we call home while you stay in the waterfront cabin or come with us on a tour of these islands the best way they can be experienced, on the sea itself. We have been celebrating abiding love for decades, and we are honored to be a part of your wedding ceremony. At this retreat on Orcas Island, vacation rental guests can explore shoreline, wetland, and forest by foot, kayak, or rowboat. Afterward, enjoy soaking in the waterfront hot tub, or simply relax in comfort in the cabin or outside on the 40-foot deck mesmerized by the wide-open view of evergreen islands that seem to float upon the sea. Our goal is to provide you with whatever you need during your stay, but to leave you in the seclusion and peace of your own cabin. Hiking trails link Spring Bay's dozens of wooded acres to adjacent Obstruction Pass State Park, creating a 5-mile system of trails right outside your front door. We have preserved these acres so they may be enjoyed by naturalists and those who need the solace of seclusion. Spring Bay is an ideal place to elope. Your hosts have officiated and provided musical accompaniment for hundreds of small weddings and are proud to provide that service to ALL couples right here on the Spring Bay property. Since the Inn closed several years ago, guests of the Cabin are the only guests on the 57-acre property. You have private use of the hot tub, outdoor grill, beach picnic table and campfire area. The Cabin can accommodate 3 people maximum, and is ideal for a romantic hideaway, couples with one child, sibling getaways, and solo retreats. Guests can arrange a kayak tour that launches a few grassy steps from your front door to the beach. Happy trails from Spring Bay. ... more less