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Doe Bay Resort & Retreat, 107, Doe Bay Road, Doe Bay, San Juan County, Washington, 98279, United States
Starting at $150 per cabin per night
Doe Bay offers a variety of accommodations on 38 acres of the most beautiful, pristine waterfront land on the San Juan Islands. Open and active year round, Doe Bay is always calmer in Fall, Winter and Spring. The historic community of Doe Bay on Orcas Island was traditionally a sanctuary for Coast Salish tribes, who held potlatches until it was settled by homesteaders in the mid-1800s. Known as an off-the-beaten-track retreat for hippie types, Doe Bay has long been a place of tolerance even before the 1960s, where people living outside the norm have created a life.
Unique Features: Doe Bay Fest is a four day grassroots festival featuring music, food, drink, camping and activities in the unique setting of the Doe Bay Resort and Retreat. Many people love Doe Bay Fest for the camaraderie, the gorgeous surroundings, and of course for the music.
Accommodations: Doe Bay offers a variety of accommodations on some of the most beautiful, pristine waterfront land on the San Juan Islands. From a rustic studio cabin to a 3-bedroom deluxe cabin, they have something to match everyone’s budget, group size, and amenities preference. They also offer a number of Yurts and Domes, each with their own unique location and view. Doe Bay is also one of the prime spots on Orcas Island for camping!
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Deluxe Cabins. Providing an additional level of comfort, the Deluxe Cabins are equipped with a bathroom and kitchen (or kitchenette). Most of the Central Deluxe Cabins offer some of the best views on the property! Or choose the spacious Group Cabins. Harbor House and Retreat House are best suited for (but not limited to) family reunions, wedding parties, workshops, and retreats, offering the home-like comforts necessary for meal preparation, dining and entertainment.
Dining: You’re in for a treat when you stop in for a meal at the Doe Bay Cafe. They offer some of the finest “Seed-to-Table” dining in the region. The fact that they grow most of what they serve in the Doe Bay Organic Garden is only part of the formula. They also work with the best purveyors in the area. Everyone in the cafe is a “foodie” and they try to indulge their passion for great dining experiences to bring you the same. The team is always delighted when guests come in expecting “end of the road on an island” cafe food, only to finish their meal in awe.
Activities: They offer one of the only public beaches for launching a portable boat or kayak on the east side. They partner with Outer Island Excursions to offer exclusive deals on whale watching. Learn about the local marine environment firsthand with a guided expedition through Shearwater Kayak Tours. Small groups depart Doe Bay twice daily on a 3-hour sea kayak tour during the summer season. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the San Juan Islands from this unique vantage point!
Spa & Fitness: Allow highly skilled massage practitioners to create an experience that is as unique as your individual needs. It is their intention to offer services that restore energy and encourage a deep sense of well-being. Doe Bay Spa features two on-site massage cabins. Immerse yourself in the stunning views from the salt water soaking tubs, take a dip at the beach or detox in the dry sauna before or after your service, bringing your mind, body and spirit into perfect harmony.
Location: Doe Bay sits on the south-eastern shore of Orcas Island and is home to Doe Bay Resort and Retreat. On the shores of Buck Bay about 20 minutes south of Eastsound, you’ll find the hamlet of Olga, named for the wife of the first postmaster on Orcas Island. In this tiny corner of the island, you’ll find a historic strawberry packing plant turned art gallery, a delicious cafe, and an eclectic shellfish farm. Soak in local art, enjoy farm-fresh food, and relax with a view of the bay.
Closest Airport: The nearest major airport is Orcas Island Airport (ESD / KORS). This airport has domestic flights from Eastsound, Washington and is 12 miles from the center of Doe Bay, WA. Another major airport is Westsound/WSX Seaplane Base (WSX), which has domestic flights from Orcas, Washington and is 18 miles from Doe Bay, WA.
Children’s Programs: No. They do not offer any supervised children’s programs.
Pet Friendly: Yes. Pets are welcome in select cabins.
Weddings: Yes. Doe Bay is a romantic, magical setting for the couple seeking a unique and extraordinary venue in which to honor and celebrate their commitment. The number of weddings they are able to hold at Doe Bay in the summer is limited. They generally host around 6 weddings from June through September. Wedding weekends tend to book out a year or more in advance.
Meetings: Yes. Doe Bay is Orcas Island’s premier location for an introspective retreat or celebratory special event. Doe Bay is an ideal location for groups to gather, focus, connect, and play. They regularly host yoga and meditation retreats, writing workshops, family reunions, company retreats and more. They invite teachers from all over the world to hold retreats here in this exquisite natural setting.
Extra Info: The spa features three outdoor soaking tubs (clothing optional), a dry sauna and outdoor showers. For many guests, this experience is the centerpiece of their Doe Bay stay, offering supreme relaxation with one of the best views in the region. Deepen your relaxation by getting a massage in one of the on-site massage cabins.