This is quintesential Orcas Island! The oldest continuously operating and best reviewed B&B on Orcas. Gorgeous 104 year-old Craftsman Bungalow. Guests rave about sumptupous breakfasts made from scratch and the beautiful gardens. Do Orcas right... stay at Kangaroo House!
4.8 on August 20, 2013
Wonderful old house, fantastic large front porch, secluded hot tub tucked away in the back garden. When we arrived there was a deer in the driveway. Jill was away but Charles was very helpful and made a great breakfast. The 2nd morning we had to catch a ferry early so they fixed us a fantastic "picnic" breakfast that was ready for us the next morning in the guest fridge. Charles recommended restaurants and even called for reservations. He also gave us great advice about hiking at Mt. Constitution. We had a wonderful time.
5 on November 27, 2012
My boyfriend and I checked in for a recuperation weekend at the Kangaroo House. We checked out two days later as fiances! We stayed in the Nuthatch Room which was adorable and comfortable and warm. Jill and Charles were fabulous hosts and created two really delicious breakfasts while we were there. We spent our evenings reading, drinking cocoa, and playing scrabble by the fireplace and enjoying the awesome garden hot tub. So relaxing. Just what we needed.
5 on September 26, 2012
My wife and I had the pleasure to stay here recently and were very happy. Charles and Jill are very gracious hosts and there inn is beautiful. One evening, instead of going out to a restaurant, we bought grocery store sandwiches, salads, and wine. We headed just north of the inn and ate dinner alone on the beach watching the most beautiful sunset ever. Will certainly stay there again.
5 on April 22, 2012
We'd planned to stay two nights, but when my husband got home and said he wanted to go RIGHT NOW, Charles was more than willing to accommodate us for a third. The rooms (we ended up staying in two) were beautiful and quiet for sleeping, the beds comfortable, and the bathrooms we sparkling clean. I would've been happy with just that, but breakfast at KH is amazing--we had all sorts of fresh, homemade, delicious food! Pancakes, Alsatian roastie, a root-vegetable fritatta-thing--everything fabulous and made with attention to detail that borders on meticulous. Furthermore, Charles and Jill are warm, welcoming, and gracious. They're great conversationalists as well as top-notch gardeners and chefs. Truly lovely people; we can't wait to come back!
5 on October 27, 2010
Gracious host, close by if we needed anything but never in the way. Seemed knowledgeable about the island, a good source of information for first-timers. Breakfasts were delicious!
Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma) 90 miles
Take I-5 north as shown above.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Whale Watching, Sailing, Boating, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Eating well, Shopping
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Country Inn
Board games, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Telephone , Fresh local produce, DVD players and video library in the suites, Fire pit, Bird Feeders, Strolling Garden
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Videos, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Hiking trails, Eating well, Shopping
Charles & Jill
English, Italian, Spanish
1 Cat , 1 Dog
We support the arts, environmental conservation, and sustainable living. Jill writes poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Charles is obsessed with sustainable building design and blacksmithing. We both love organic gardening, cooking, language and travel.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Tell us your needs
The lightest, melt-in-your-mouth pancake you've ever tasted with a hint of citrus and another delicate flavor we doubt your palate can discern... other than to know that it is absoulutely delicious.