Doe Bay, once a secret gem of the Pacific Northwest, has a long, colorful history and a loyal group of fans and followers both local and worldwide.
The accommodations are rustic and charming, but the real Doe Bay experience lies beyond your cabin, yurt or tent.
It may be what you feel when you walk quietly to the tip of Meditation Point and stand alone, except for the active sea life playing in front of you. It may strike you when you return from a vigorous hike up Mt. Constitution and relax with your friends in the sauna or the soaking tubs. It will certainly happen when you eat a meal at the Doe Bay Café.
We invite you to visit and discover for yourself the remarkable, ineffable quality of this place.
Magic Happens Here
(We hear it all the time.) It may have been a life-changing solo retreat, a reunion that transforms a family dynamic forever, a wedding that made their dreams come true, or a simple vacation of lazy mornings and easy days, but whatever the occasion, our guests say it all the time, and we believe it.
We invite you to visit us and experience the magic of Doe Bay, an icon of the Pacific Northwest.
Stay at Doe Bay in one of our cabins, yurts, or campsites. We have something for everyone on 38 acres of the most beautiful, pristine waterfront land on the San Juan Islands.
The secret is out: the Doe Bay Café, along with the Doe Bay Garden, has become a superb eco-friendly gourmet restaurant, offering fresh and healthy “seed-to-table” cuisine that is getting national attention and delighting “foodies” from near and far.
Relax and Renew
Hike our hills and wander our beaches. Get a massage or practice yoga. Meditate in your own special spot. Relax your body and mind in our sauna and soaking tubs. Connect with friends old and new around the community fire ring. Doe Bay is the place to unwind, retreat and renew.
Play and Explore
Home to the amazing summer music festival, Doe Bay Fest, we also spotlight some of the Northwest’s favorite emerging bands and host unique events year-round. And during the days, we’d love to help you explore all the activities the island has to offer. Celebrate wedding (2)
Our warm and welcoming staff is dedicated to meeting your event needs with an exquisitely planned wedding or celebration that you and your guests will cherish. Meet and Retreat partytent
Doe Bay is a perfect place to host a reunion, retreat, workshop, or off-site meeting. Our beautiful waterfront escape offers plenty of space to relax, get grounded, work, play and make memories.
This place is so magical and full of amenities. The cliffside yurts are amazing and the views are even better. Spent a few nights here with a book and had the best time! “On grid” yurts have electricity. No water so bring your own or grab at the market.
The market was really convenient. The spa is lovely and I highly recommend soaking and getting a massage if you have the time. Highly recommend renting kayaks for the day. Yoga classes available as well!
Cafe has good food. Brunch is a must.
Check out Buck Bay Shellfish Farm down the road if you want delicious seafood.
A two hour drive from Seattle will land you at the Anacortes Ferry Terminal where you'll be just a boat ride away from beautiful Orcas Island. The Doe Bay Resort & Retreat has several options for camping including cabins, yurts, space for campers and tents. You can camp out in the woods and see the local wildlife (lots of deer and otters!) and there are plenty of trees to hang your hammock. There's also a restaurant, and a concert hall on site. If you're lucky enough to be there during a show it is life changing. Don't forget you are in Wa. and it rains more often than not, so come prepared with tarps and rain gear. All in all this is an amazing spot to camp and I highly recommend checking it out.
During my camping trip at Doe Bay I used the Eno DoubleNest® Hammock and Atlas™ Straps for my relaxation in the woods. The Eno Hammock is super easy to set up (goes up in a matter of seconds), comfortable to nap, lounge, or sleep all night in, and doesn't swing too much if you tend to get sea sick! It comes in a variety of colors and there's a single nest option as well on Eno's website. The material is durable and comfortable to lay in by itself, or cozy up with a blanket! Give one a go if you're looking for a lightweight and comfortable way to lounge.