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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.

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Doe Bay Resort & Retreat is located in Washington

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By WA State Ferry From I-5 take exit 230, which is about 90 minutes north of Seattle and 30 minutes south of Bellingham. Head west on Highway 20 to Anacortes and then follow the signs to the San Juan ferry terminal (view a map and get directions). Then take a Washington State Ferry to the Orcas ferry landing which is 20 miles from Doe Bay. For the most convenience, drive your car onto the boat. Alternatively, you can arrange ahead for a Doe Bay Shuttle to pick you up (charge is $20/person one-way, when available). For early-morning or later-evening pick-ups, there is taxi service on the island to take you to and from Doe Bay – (360)-376-TAXI. It is also possible to rent cars on the island, with free drop-off and pick-ups at the ferry dock if arranged in advance – (360)-376-RIDE. Once you arrive on Orcas Island, just follow everyone off the ferry to the left onto Orcas Road. You will drive about 10 miles, and then the speed limit slows to 25 and a right-hand turn lane opens up. There is a bank with a clock tower on this corner. Turn right to drive through the town of Eastsound. This is a great chance to stock up on groceries, gasoline, or other shopping needs. Orcas Road will become Main Street, and then Main Street will become Crescent Beach Drive. Proceed along Crescent Beach Drive, and take a right at the T (last gas station is on your left) onto Olga Road. After about seven more miles, you will drive through Moran State Park (please drive slowly through the park!). Three more miles of driving and you will see the Olga Café, here turn left to stay on the main road, called Point Lawrence Road. After approximately three more miles you will see a Doe Bay sign on the right with two deer on it. By Private Charter Also from Anacortes, splurge with Island Express Charters – the most enchanting way to arrive on Doe Bay’s shore! Boat can drop you right on the Doe Bay Beach, depending on tides. Recommended for special events groups. For more information and to reserve, call: (877)-473-9777 or (360)-299-2875 By Air From Lake Union Kenmore Air offers daily scheduled flights from Lake Union and Lake Washington in Downtown Seattle. Call 800-543-9595 From Boeing Field Kenmore Air offers daily scheduled flights from Boeing Field to Eastsound on Orcas Island (reservations are highly recommended). Once you arrive at Eastsound, taxis are available to take you to Doe Bay. Complimentary Shuttle Service is provided for transfers between Sea-Tac Airport and Boeing Field. Advance reservations are required. Call 800-543-9595 From Bellingham, Anacortes & Friday Harbor San Juan Airlines and Northwest Sky Ferry have recently merged, offering more planes, more pilots and more flight options from Bellingham, Anacortes, the San Juan Islands & Canadian destinations. Call 800-874-4434 From Portland, British Columbia & all other Northwest locations Charter flights available from: Westwind Aviation Island Air Rose Air San Juan Airlines and Northwest Sky Ferry


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Amanda  W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2019

Cliffside yurts

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.

  • Review photo of Doe Bay Resort & Retreat by Amanda  W., September 7, 2019
  • Review photo of Doe Bay Resort & Retreat by Amanda  W., September 7, 2019
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Dawnielle C.
Reviewed May. 13, 2017

Ranger Review: Eno DoubleNest® Hammock and Atlas™ Straps at Doe Bay Resort & Retreat

Campground Review:

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.


Product Review:

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.

  • Review photo of Doe Bay Resort & Retreat by Dawnielle C., May 13, 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the elevation of Doe Bay Resort & Retreat?

Doe Bay Resort & Retreat is located at 30 feet.

Does Doe Bay Resort & Retreat have wifi?

Yes, according to campers on, Doe Bay Resort & Retreat does have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Doe Bay Resort & Retreat?

According to campers on, Verizon signal is fair, AT&T is unknown, and T-Mobile is fair.