Wildlife & Animals

white whale off of orcas island

The White Whale – Sighting off of Orcas Island

05Jul

Here’s one of the newest members of the Biggs (transient) community. Its really special and unique. Notice the pigment coloring? It has a dilute gene. A dilution gene is a popular term for any one of a number of genes that act to create a lighter coat color in living creatures.

This little orca is part of the T-46b family. Trey took a couple of photos last week. We’re not sure if it’s a male or female.

Tom Averna
Deer Harbor Charters

Give Something Special to Someone Special

28Nov

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!

Call 360.376.4914 or email us at info@turtlebackinn.com if ewe really want to make someone’s year!

Photo of one of our many farm critters by jchants.

 

10 Picturesque Farms You Can Actually Stay At (But Only One We’d Recommend)

10Aug

The San Juan Islands of Puget Sound aren’t exactly the first place people think of when conjuring images of farms. However, Turtleback Farm Inn on Orcas Island is a totally legit—and picture perfect.

Think: pear and apple trees, sheep, chickens, ducks and miles of bright green hills with mountains and ocean in the distance. Like we said, swoon. The folk national-style farmhouse dates back to the end of the 19th century, but, like most of the farmhouses on our list, has been updated over the years… >>

 

raccoon

Busted: The Raccoon Files

26Jul

raccoon

This little lady was caught red handed while grabbing green apples last weekend.

If you’re a wildlife lover, our farm will keep you busy and interested – raccoon, bald eagles, woodpeckers, songbirds. Head to the pond for Kingfisher, wood ducks and mallards or to the beach for orcas, otters and crabby salmon!