Turtleback Farm Inn

1981 Crow Valley Road , Eastsound, WA 98245 USA (Show map)


Noted for its detail perfect restoration, elegantly comfortable and spotless rooms, glorious setting and award winning breakfasts, Turtleback Farm Inn and the newer Orchard House offers a perfect spot for a memorable visit to breathtakingly beautiful Orcas Island. The Inn is centrally located in bucolic Crow Valley, six miles from the ferry landing and four miles from Eastsound, and close to Moran State park. Days are spent hiking, fishing, cycling, sailing, golfing, kayaking, whale watching, playing tennis, island hopping, browsing the many lovely shops, or just reading and relaxing by our pond or on the expansive deck. Dine at one of the many fine restaurants and enjoy a performance at the theater. The reputation of the Inn as a premier destination in the San Juan Islands has been firmly established. Chosen by the travel editor of the Los Angeles Times as one of the most romantic spots in the United States. More recently, Turtleback Farm Inn is one of "THE 1000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE" both in The World edition and in the United States and Canada. Turtleback Farm Inn offers a sanctuary for the discriminating, gracious service, and a perfect location for a memorable vacation.

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Innkeepers: William and Susan Fletcher



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Fourth visit, can't wait for the fifth

4.0 on April 04, 2015

The most striking part of a stay at Turtleback Farm Inn is the quiet. Except for the crickets and frogs and crows. Occasionally a bleating sheep. Otherwise, you can't imagine a more serene and uncomplicated stay anywhere. The elegant details -- silky bath salts, glowing wood floors, a warmth and charm that are the perfect blend of intimacy and pampering. We enjoyed the homemade granola, scrumptious salmon omelet, strong coffee -- all while basking in the sun in the dining room. Homemade bread spread with homemade jam. Nothing could be finer. We left rejuvenated and refreshed.

It was wonderful!

5 on September 17, 2012

We would definitely return to this charming B & B. we loved the meadow view room, loved the private porch, loved the breakfast, loved the location, even though a drive from town, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Cozy Bed & Breakfast

5 on September 06, 2012

Beautiful place to visit

Great Island, Good B&B

3.4 on August 29, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay on Orcas Island. The Turtleback Farm Inn was clean, the views spectacular, the hosts were sweet & very informative, and the breakfasts delicious. Our only complaint is that the old house had a water pressure pump that would activate (loudly) at various hours day/night. Maybe it was only loud in our room, but it was fairly distracting the first night. Once we knew what it was and to expect it, the second night was more relaxing.

Fabulous rooms, great food, great hosts!

5 on August 16, 2012

The host and hostess helped us with dinner plans, recreation plans and provided a fabulous healthy and delicious breakfast despite our many allergies. They did all this with good humor and good will. Our favorite place to stay! We love the orchard house!

Beautiful place hidden away from everything

5 on August 14, 2012

Rosemary and Jack

Home away from home B&B

4.8 on August 08, 2012

Turtleback Inn far exceeded our expectations. Our room was beautifully decorated and exceptionally clean. The staff was friendly and helpful but not intrusive. Mac, the patio dog, was darling. And breakfast was the best meal we had on the Island.


4.8 on August 06, 2012

Gorgeous location, friendly and helpful staff, amazing natural environment. Very, very special place. I would return and would recommend to friends. The staff was accommodating of special dietary needs. We stayed in the Meadow View room for three nights in July.

Pleasant stay at Turtleback!

4.4 on August 04, 2012

My sister and I stayed in the Garden Room late July 2012 for a friend's wedding. Samantha was helpful without being cloying; the food was delicious; the grounds breathtaking. Definitely a great place to stay on beautiful Orcas Island.

Wonderful Inn, Best on Orcas Island!

5 on July 30, 2012

Best inn! Must go here. Best in the San Juan Islands!

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Location Type

farm, Countryside, Island


Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma) 4 miles

Directions to property:

Ride the Washington State ferry from Anacortes to Orcas Island or fly from Seattle to the Eastsound Airport. The Inn is 6 miles north/west of the ferry landing and 4 miles south of the airport and the village of Eastsound, the island's principal village.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Country Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Ironing Board, Radio

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, whale watching, scenic views, fittness/spa, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Alcohol Provided

Terms and Conditions



William and Susan Fletcher

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs , sheep, chickens

About the innkeepers

Bill, trained as a copper plate engraver, is a master craftsman enjoying design, woodworking and landscaping. All outdoor activities, fishing, camping, hiking fill any spare time. Susan is a creative and experienced chef, enjoys decorating and design, gardening, hiking and camping, and, most importantly their large family.

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  • Time Served: usually between 8a.m. & 9a.m.
  • Serving Location: on the deck in the Farmhouse, weather permitting, In room in the Orchard House, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Turtleback Farm Inn Granola
Turtleback Farm Inn is famous for their thoughtfully created breakfasts. The third edition of their popular cookbook, filled with tasty recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, complete with island stories and cooking hints is available by calling the Inn @ (800) 376-4914