Due to Covid-19 we are planning to reopen toward fall 2020.


Day on the Sound Kayaking Adventure

Kayaking with Shearwater
Patricia Schultz's avatar

Many consider Orcas the most beautiful (of the San Juan Islands), and among its many inns and bed-and-breakfasts the Turtleback Farm Inn is unique in many respects. It's a working farm set on 80 private acres of sheep- and cow-grazing meadows, woods, and duck ponds, with a green clapboard farmhouse that dates back to the late 1800s. Every night is romantic in any of its eleven elegant, uncluttered guest rooms, and every morning is special thanks to a prizewinning breakfast so memorable that it's featured regularly in food magazines, as well as in the inn's own Turtleback Cookbook.

John Doerper's avatar

It was in one of these old farmhouses, lovingly restored, that I found the perfect country inn.... A sense of peace and calmness enfolds me as soon as I walk through the door, and I sigh deeply, knowing I have finally found the right place.

Your home on Orcas Island

Susan and Bill Fletcher

Turtleback Farm Inn is a country farmhouse located on Orcas Island, the loveliest of the San Juan Islands which dot the sparkling waters of Puget Sound. These beautiful islands are home to a wide assortment of varied plant life and magnificent watchable wildlife; whales, seals, eagles and hawks to name only a few. This graceful and comfortable inn offers seven bedrooms, each with a private bath and decorated with a blend of fine antiques and contemporary pieces and now offering free Internet access. The addition of the very private Orchard House with four spacious bedrooms, each with full baths and private decks, adds another dimension to these fine accommodations. Travel & Leisure described this Inn as “a Hideaway that Perfected the Country Life.” Highlighted by a spectacular setting, detail perfect restoration and expansion, spotless maintenance, and award winning breakfasts, Turtleback Farm Inn is a haven for discriminating travelers, who enjoy comfortable lodgings, breathtaking scenery, unique shops, fine food and varied outdoor activities; including whale watching, sea kayaking, bicycling, hiking and sailing to name a few.

Turtleback Farm Inn room key

Taking the Ferry to Orcas Island

The Washington State Ferry from Anacortes to Orcas Island is by far the most popular (and scenic) way to get to the island, and the only way by car.

Ferry Schedules

Ferry Reservations

What our guests, Drew & Ashley, are saying:
Spectacular hospitality! Loved it here. Incredibly nice and warm people. We loved staying here and on Orcas.
Hope to be back sometime!”