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Coquitlam, Canada
Reviewed 1 October 2015

We traveled as a family of five to this resort during the labourday weekend in Septemeber. We stayed at the Padema cabin. This is a typical clean heated cabin with a small kitchenette. No house keeping during the days we were there. We did not go into their famous spa hot tub nor had a chance to dine in the...

Thank KKA123
Underwood, Washington
Reviewed 28 September 2015

My husband and I recently stayed in the Orca Yurt at this resort for 3 nights, after Labor Day. The amenities in the yurts are minimal, so bring your own stuff. They provide large carts to carry your stuff into your location. Some yurts and campsites are a 6 minute walk in (not far unless you are hauling a large...

3Thank glacierlily1
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

I recently had the pleasure of organizing my company's second retreat at Doe Bay. We rented out almost half of the resort for a three day period and had a really great time. The staff really catered to us wonderfully as we put on a rather elaborate program. If you are looking for a beautiful, secluded and unique venue for...

Thank John G
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Doe Bay is very nice. The setting and the overall expereince is serene and restful. The food is beyond reproach but a bit expensive. The staff is very attentive and the hot tubs are terrific. Most people handle the optional clothing very well. The cabins do need some touches however. The utensils could be better. Ours had not colendar for...

1Thank yogikaren
Reviewed 15 September 2015

This is a great place for a large group gathering or just a romantic get-away. It's exclusively cabins. The cabins are clean and well maintained, with excellent views and close to walking trails. The hot tubs were awesome, but beware the nudists. There's a little grocery store and cafe on the premises.

Thank Joseph R
Berkeley, California
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Doe Bay Resort, as another reviewer aptly put it, is NOT a resort. It is a somewhat ramshackle, unplanned set of funky not very clean cabins and yurts overlooking a spectacularly beautiful bay, with amazing views and clean air. It's also just a five minute or so drive to Moran State Park, which is likewise an amazing place to be...

1Thank 12may
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We have stayed at Doe Bay several times over the years. A few years ago we felt like they had spent time on improving the cabins. This time we were very dissatisfied. Prior to our arrival they did some work in the room and left sheet rock dust on the floor. When I swept the floor I realized that none...

2Thank lilac5
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 31 July 2015

A friend and I stayed at the Horsetail Hill campsite at Doe Bay last weekend. We arrived late Friday night and followed a sign reading "campsite" that appeared to point to a children's playground. Seeing a picnic table there, we assumed it was our site and pitched a tent. The next day we realized our mistake as our campsite was...

4Thank Seattle_Jacky
Oakland CA
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Our family rented two of the Domes ("Doe" & "Gnome") for a few days in summer 2015. The food at the cafe was delicious and the setting at the cafe was lovely and peaceful. Pizza night with "open mike" (Thurs) was fun and delicious. And the music was lively and entertaining. Breakfast was outstanding! But that's where the positives end......

4Thank zuzujones
Reviewed 3 July 2015

We like the rustic nature of Doe Bay and stay in the yurts. I'm sure some might prefer not to hike a short way through the trail with your own bags etc. and have to do without electricity, but we welcomed the "unplugging". We also relaxed in the hot tubs nightly and sauna.

Thank earthtravel1

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Address: Star Rte. 86 Off Pt. Lawrence Rd. Near Olga, P.O. Box 437, Olga, Orcas Island, WA 98279
Region: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > Orcas Island > Olga
Price Range: $80 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 47
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“check the website and take a look at the cabin choices in advance. We thought Hara cabin was an excellent choice.”
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“Call the resort & describe what you're after. They are very helpful. And check out their website.”
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“We camped so I can't rate the rooms.”
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“all very nice. come here to unplug and relax”
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