Doe Bay Resort & Retreat
From the ferry, it’s about a 40-minute scenic drive through the main town of Eastsound and Moran State Park to reach Doe Bay Resort & Retreat on the island’s southeastern edge. This seclusion is part of the appeal and adds to the sense of community among the guests that do find themselves here. Doe Bay welcomes all-comers with accommodations for various group sizes, travel styles, and budgets, from cabins to yurts to campsites where you can pitch your own tent. The family-owned property also has a bit of a hippie vibe. The soaking tubs and sauna set over a waterfall are clothing-optional—though discreet enough you could easily avoid them—and you can greet the day with yoga in the resort’s studio. At the heart of the 38-acre property, you’ll find a general store; an excellent café with indoor and outdoor seating that draws from the on-site garden; and a fire pit and Adirondack chairs facing the bay as it extends toward the open horizon. The Otter Lodge, a small guest lounge and library, is stocked with board games and offers the most reliable WiFi service in a place that otherwise encourages you to unwind and unplug.
By Kate Appleton, AFAR Staff
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107 Doe Bay Rd, Olga, WA 98279, USA
Sat, Sun 8am - 6pm
Mon - Thur 9am - 6pm
Fri 9am - 9pm