Getting Here

We are secluded for a reason. The hideaway aspect of staying on Orcas Island will make your journey here as enjoyable as the destination.

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We’re one of four islands in the San Juans served by the Washington State Department of Transportation ferry system. Ferries that take both passengers and vehicles leave from Anacortes, WA to Orcas Island multiple times a day. Here is a schedule for your reference. Fares are charged for westbound routes only, so you will pay a fare to come to Orcas but nothing when you leave.

Reservations are recommended for travel both to and from the San Juan Islands. Reservations can be made here.

Driving directions to Spring Bay:

It is an 18-mile scenic byway from the village of Orcas (where the ferry unloads) to the Spring Bay property. It will take about 40 minutes to travel by car. There is one main road on the island. On signage, it is either “Orcas Road ” or “Olga Rd,” but on-island, we call it “Horseshoe Highway” because that is exactly its shape and it is helpful to visualize a horseshoe when traveling on it.

Off the ferry, follow this road in a big upside-down U. It will take you through the village of Eastsound (last stop for gas or a bottle of wine), Moran State Park, and skirt the hamlet of Olga. The road naturally bends left at the landmark of Artworks and becomes Point Lawrence Road.

Keep going past Buck Bay and the shellfish farm. Turn right onto Obstruction Pass Road. Follow this around (snake-like) about 3/4 of a mile to Trailhead Road. Turn right onto this dirt road. Signage will indicate Spring Bay and Obstruction Pass State Park. Follow this through wooded habitat until you are nearly at the park. You will see our gate on the left. The gate is clearly marked and easy to open. Follow Spring Bay Trail through our property all the way to the end and arrive at the cabin.

We’re looking forward to seeing you. Keep in mind your mobile phone will not have cellular or web reception for the majority of your journey, so it’s wise to jot down or print these directions.

Happy Trails!
Sandy and Carl

A retreat secluded in nature