The Deer Harbor Inn

1- or 2-Night Stay for 2 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 whale-watch, 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. The two-bedroom Pond cottage or the three-bedroom Norton’s Harbor View House are the best fits for larger 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 in select cottages. * Click here to see all options.

Policies and Fees

Book by: 5/8/15
Travel by: 6/30/15

  • Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to fee of 20% Groupon price; 14-day cancellation notice required or fee of applicable to 1-night’s stay up to the Groupon price applies.
  • Taxes: 10.1% tax not included


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

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 5/8/15 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 6/30/15
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to fee of 20% Groupon price; 14-day cancellation notice required or fee of applicable to 1-night's stay up to the Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • 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
  • Not suitable for children under 8 yrs old
  • No pets allowed

Orchard Cottage

  • One king bed and one queen futon
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Cottage on the Bluff

  • One king bed and a sleeper sofa
  • 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: 6
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional guest

Norton Harbor-View House

  • One king bed, two queen beds, and one sleeper sofa
  • Standard occupancy: 8
  • Maximum occupancy: 8

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 lbs. may be added to the Cottage on the Bluff, Norton House, 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

83 Ratings

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All reviews are from people who have redeemed deals with this merchant.


Garth H. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed March 30, 2018
Stay for two


Angela G. · 3 reviews TOP REVIEWER
· Reviewed February 17, 2018
Its quiet and deer do come here quite often.


Marvin W. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed January 16, 2018
The Pond cottage was amazing. Perfect for a long weekend get away.
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