“The horseshoe-shaped Orcas, one of the largest islands that make up the San Juan archipelago, has gained fame in recent years for its impressive tide-to-table culinary scene and experimental wines, attracting among others, Oprah Winfrey. (In 2018, Ms. Winfrey bought a 43-acre estate on the island for a reported $8.275 million.) A new wine enterprise, Doe Bay Wine Company, is presenting its Orcas Project in 2019 — a collaboration between acclaimed winemakers and vineyards in the Pacific Northwest. Ventures from the James Beard-nominated chef Jay Blackinton, who owns Hogstone, a former pizzeria now featuring ambitious nose-to-tail fare, and its more upscale counterpart Aelder, are also on the horizon. Another addition to the island are the luxury suites at Outlook Inn, in the town of Eastsound, overlooking Fishing Bay. If you want to hike, or ride a horse, the island’s Moran State Park will be adding trails to its 38-mile network this year.” – Daniel Scheffler, New York Times
OIFF Mini Film Fest 2019
Eight hand-picked films by OIFF film curator Carl Spence include; KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE, the audience award winner from Sundance, which was voted best overall docs and narratives. The Glasgow country singing audience favourite from TIFF, WILD ROSE. Award-winning director Zhang Yimou’s latest SHADOW from China who once again pushes boundaries to create a swordplay epic like no other. Kenya’s banned but submitted to the academy awards lesbian love story, RAFIKI reminiscent of Spike Lee’s early work. Germany’s Oscar Nominated best foreign language film, NEVER LOOK AWAY. THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM, a most charming documentary on the trial, tribulations, and pitfalls of city folk trying to tame the land for harvest. From India, PHOTOGRAPH by director Ritesh Batra comes a powerfully romantic and gently comedic film which made it’s world premiere at Sundance film festival this year. And just added to the line up, MONOS from Colombia which won a Special Jury Award at Sundance, is sure to be one of the most hotly debated films of 2019—Alejandro Landes’s intensely thrilling twist on Lord of the Flies.
Single Ticket Price: $14.00 | Film Lovers Pass: $65.00 (less than $10.00 for each film) | NEW! Buy online and pay no fees
NOW 8 Films for $65!
Turtleback Farm Inn is a wonderfully romantic setting for elopements. Enjoy these photos from a recent small wedding.
We welcome your inquiries regarding your special day … honeymoon and anniversaries.
The scenery is ever changing here at Turtleback Farm Inn … on Orcas Island. Each season has its own beauty. Our guests often share photos of their stay with us. Some of them are posted above. Enjoy!
Our most recent award is from Booking.com. We are proud of the 9.6 rating as it comes from our guest reviews … the result of our kind guests letting others know that they enjoyed their stay at Turtleback Farm Inn! Knowing that we have happy guests is one of the most rewarding aspects of innkeeping!
We send our very best wishes to all our many friends, family and past guests. Hoping at 2018 was filled with wonderful memories and that 2019 will bring the same. We warmly think of each of you.
Susan and Bill
If you’ve stayed with us before, you know what a magical experience a trip to Turtleback Farm Inn on Orcas Island can be!
Share that magic with friends and family this year with the gift of a stay.
1, 2 and 3 night vouchers make the best gift – a life experience to look forward to in 2019!
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Photo of one of our many farm critters by jchants.
All active & retired military personal:
Book 1 night and get a 2nd night at half price and, if staying 3 nights, the 3rd night is free.
Valid any dates between November 8 and 30, 2018
Please mention this special when booking.
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As the weather takes on a chilly edge, the sun sets earlier every evening.
And the moon takes advantage by rising to center stage.