“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
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