Deer Harbor Inn

1 or 2 Nights for Two in a Lodge Room or Cottage at The Deer Harbor Inn on Orcas Island, WA. Combine Up to 4 Nights.

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Log-Cabin Cottages and Century-Old Restaurant Along Deer Harbor

For more than a century, people have stayed at The Deer Harbor Inn for small-town hospitality on Washington’s Orcas Island. The property started in 1891 as an apple orchard that attracted Seattle teachers on summer vacation. In the early 20th century, its owners transformed the orchard’s modest cabins into a full-fledged resort, with home-cooked meals at the onsite restaurant—still in operation today—and unparalleled views of Deer Harbor and the Olympic Mountains. You can still find the same down-home hospitality and tranquil scenery at Deer Harbor Inn, which welcomes those visiting to watch the whales into autumn, hike through the forests, or ride horseback to the waterfalls in Moran State Park.

The Log Cabin Lodge feels like an upscale cabin, with a wooden exterior and propane fireplace plus a communal six-person hot tub. The inn’s cottages are scattered throughout 5 wooded acres where you might see rabbits, deer, and bald eagles. You’ll find private, four-person hot tubs on the back decks of the two homey Orchard cottages, which are surrounded by apple trees in a nod to the property’s history as an orchard. Inside, quilted bedcovers top comfy handmade beds. The two-bedroom Pond cottage is the best fit for large families.

Each morning, wake up with a complimentary breakfast basket. The Deer Harbor Inn Restaurant has been around for nearly a century and serves entrees made with fresh seafood and seasonal produce. The inn also has an onsite spa, located inside a tiny cottage, where you can receive an organic facial or a couples massage.

Orcas Island, Washington: Whale Watching and Hiking near Artsy Hamlets

Nicknamed the “emerald isle” for its rolling hills covered in douglas firs, Orcas Island is the largest of Washington’s San Juan Islands. Its bays are filled with sea anemones, eel, and sunflower starfish—massive starfish that can have more than 20 arms. Between March and October, you can take whale-watching tours to see native birds, seals, and orca whales.

Take a scenic drive to the island’s artsy Eastsound Village. There’s no official mayor of this hamlet, though cows, sheep, and dogs have all held honorary office here in the past. The village is home to a number of art galleries and casual eateries, as well as a Saturday farmers’ market with live music in the summer.

At Moran State Park, on the east side of the island, you can hike, bike, or ride horseback along 30 miles of wooded trails. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can climb the 2,400-foot Mount Constitution. The highest point in the San Juan Islands, it rewards climbers with postcard-worthy views of the surrounding islands and, on really clear days, Mount Rainier.

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What You Get

Stay for two

  • Option 1: $99 for 1 night in a Log Cabin Lodge room. Valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday; not valid for Friday–Saturday stays (up to a $149 value)
  • Option 2: $175 for 2 nights in a Log Cabin Lodge room (up to a $298 value)
  • Option 3: $279 for 2 nights in the Orchard cottage (up to a $478 value)
  • Option 4: $299 for 2 nights in the Pond cottage (up to a $700 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 10/24/14
Travel by: 11/30/14

  • Cancellation policy and fees: 14-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 10.1% not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Onsite restaurant
  • Onsite spa
  • Harbor and mountain views
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 10/24/14 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 11/30/14
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 14-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21+ to check in
  • Must be 8+ to stay in the Log Cabin Lodge
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 10.1% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Log Cabin Lodge Room

  • One queen bed or two twin beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Orchard Cottage

  • One king bed and one queen futon
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional guest

Pond Cottage

  • One king bed, one queen bed, and one bunk bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional guest

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets up to 50 lb. may be added to the Orchard or Pond cottages for an additional $25 per pet per night.
  • Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap accessibility requests or options
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By seaplane: about 6 miles from Westsound Seaplane Base (WSX)
  • By ferry: about 7 miles from Washington State ferry’s Orcas Island Terminal

Customer Reviews

78 Ratings

A nice, peaceful place; clean rooms, comfortable beds. Charming.
Carole H. · 6 days ago
It was very quiet and relaxing. The innkeepers are very nice. If you have kids, there's a nice large lawn area for them to place.
Ree C. · May 17, 2017
great accomodations, convienent, good food available
Michael J. · September 6, 2016
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