About ~ Turtleback Farm Inn

Surrounded by fields and orchards in Crow Valley, this bright B&B in a restored 19th-century farmhouse is a mile from Turtleback Mountain Preserve and 6 miles from the ferry terminal. 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, varied outdoor activities, unique shopping, and fine food.

san juan island lodging ~ turtleback farm inn on Orcas Island
san juan island lodging ~ turtleback farm inn on Orcas Island
san juan island lodging ~ turtleback farm inn on Orcas Island
san juan island lodging ~ turtleback farm inn on Orcas Island


Originally constructed in the late 1800s, the 100 year old “folk national” style farmhouse was initially restored some years ago. The ongoing work preserves the integrity of the original farmhouse while incorporating conveniences necessary for today’s travelers.

The living room boasts a Rumford fireplace, comfortable seating, and a corner game table. The large dining room has a convenient wet bar tucked into one corner. There are seven guest bedrooms each with its own private bath and furnished with a blend of fine antiques and contemporary pieces. 


A separate building set in the apple orchard looking east to Mt. Wollard, this cedar building has been designed to resemble a wooden barn and reflects the importance the Fletchers attach to the remarkably fine workmanship that is the outstanding feature of Turtleback Farm Inn.

The very private Orchard House with four spacious bedrooms, each with full baths and private decks, adds another dimension to these fine accommodations. Each with lovely pastoral and valley views.

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Breakfast is served in the dining room or on the expansive deck overlooking the valley below and welcoming the morning sun. Tables are set with fine bone china, silver and crisp linen. Every effort is made to provide a zestful beginning to the day; fresh fruits and juices, our own award-winning granola, home-baked breads or pastries and a daily main course featuring farm-fresh eggs and meats in delightful combinations. A wide assortment of teas and coffees are offered and are available throughout the day.

As the day ends, guests are offered a glass of sherry a cheery fire, a game of chess, cards or Scrabble –a chance to step back in time and recapture moments of good fellowship.


“Eighty acres of meadow, forest, and farmland in the shadow of Turtleback Mountain surround these pleasant and homey rooms in the carefully restored late-19th-century green-clapboard farmhouse and the newer cedar Orchard House. All are well lighted and have hardwood floors, wood trim, and colorful curtains and quilts, some of which are made from the fleece of resident sheep. The inn is a favorite place for local weddings. Breakfast is in the dining room or on the deck overlooking Crow Valley, one of the island’s most beautiful nooks.”