Turtleback Farm Inn

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

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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

Peace and Serenity

5 on November 30, 2017

Our stay at Turtleback Farm was our third visit over the years. We continue to return to this beautiful place because the farm is a peaceful place that fills the soul. Our room in the Orchard House overlooked the lush meadow and my favorite, the herd of sheep. You feel like you must be far away in Ireland when you take it all in. Turtleback Farm is not the kind of place to rush in and out of but to stay and linger. The outstanding service and breakfasts are just icing on the cake. Another plus for us is that there is no additional pet fee for our very polite dog. Love it there!


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.


Lovely.

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.


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Rooms & Rates

Farm House - Valley View

This room in the north wing has a queen bed, sofa bed, antique furnishings, private deck overlooking the farm below, and private bath with claw foot tub, overhead shower and antique pedestal sink.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

Farm House - The Nook

Adjacent to Valley View in the north wing, is small and cozy with a double bed. The bath offers pedestal sink and antique tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Farm House - Meadow View

This room in the south wing is a queen bedded room with antique furnishings, sofa bed, private deck overlooking the meadow, and private bath with claw foot tub, overhead shower and antique pedestal sink.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

Farm House - Garden View

This room overlooks our lovely flower garden. It offers a queen bed, private bath with claw foot tub, overhead shower and pedestal sink.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

Farm House - Elm View

Elm View is on the second floor commanding a special view of the meadows, ponds and the farm . It offers a queen bed, a sitting area with sofa bed, private bath with claw foot tub, overhead shower and antique pedestal sink.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $175

Farm House - Maple View

This room is also on the second floor. Its outlook is focused upon the maples in the meadow. A sunny room with queen bed, private bath with clawfooted tub, overhead shower and pedestal sink.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

Farm House - Orchard View

This room in the north wing has a queen bed, antique furnishings, a bank of windows overlooking the farm below, and private bath with claw foot tub, overhead shower and antique pedestal sink.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

Orchard House - Stayman

This room features a spacious king-bed complete with gas fireplace, sitting/dining area, full bath with clawfooted soaking tub, separate large shower and private deck. This room is furnished with a woolen comforter and down pillows, elegant robes, coffee and tea service, refrigerator, CD player, hair dryer, magnifying make-up mirror, and ironing board.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $260 - $260

Orchard House - Pippin

This room features a spacious king-bed complete with gas fireplace, sitting/dining area, full bath with clawfooted soaking tub, separate large shower and private deck. This room is furnished with a woolen comforter and down pillows, elegant robes, coffee and tea service, refrigerator, CD player, hair dryer, magnifying make-up mirror, and ironing board.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $260 - $260

Orchard House - Bosc

This room features a spacious king-bed complete with gas fireplace, sitting/dining area, full bath with clawfooted soaking tub, separate large shower and private deck. This room is furnished with a woolen comforter and down pillows, elegant robes, coffee and tea service, refrigerator, CD player, hair dryer, magnifying make-up mirror, and ironing board.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $260 - $260

Orchard House - D'anjou

This room features a spacious king-bed complete with gas fireplace, sitting/dining area, full bath with clawfooted soaking tub, separate large shower and private deck. This room is furnished with a woolen comforter and down pillows, elegant robes, coffee and tea service, refrigerator, CD player, hair dryer, magnifying make-up mirror, and ironing board.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $260 - $260

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Location

Location Type

farm, Countryside, Island

Airport

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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Policies

  • Check In:: Upon arrival.
  • Check Out:: 11a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited ll ages in The Orchard House. 8 and over in the Farmhouse
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night's lodging
  • Cancellations: Notify us 15 days prior to arrival and the deposit will be refunded less a $15 cancellation fee. If you cancel in 14 days or less, you will forfeit your deposit unless we are able to rebook the room

Innkeepers

Name(s)

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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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • 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


Recipes

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