Policies

As the owners of Doe Bay Resort & Retreat, we are delighted and honored to share one of the most incredible places in the world, with you, our guests. Doe Bay has a long history with generations of guests. We have invested our time, resources and hearts in making it clean, safe, efficient and hospitable. We are as proud of our staff as we are of the property. We welcome you to Doe Bay and hope you love it as much as we do.
– Joe & Maureen Brotherton

Please review the following resort and reservations policies. If you have any questions, please contact us. The Doe Bay Office is open from 9am-5pm every day. During busy times, the office does offer extended hours – call 360-376-2291 to ask for the current closing time.

A deposit of the first night’s stay is required in order to make a confirmed reservation. You may cancel your reservation with more than 14 days notice (30 days for Retreat House) for a refund of your deposit. We will retain a $50 handling fee per space reserved. If less than 14 days (30 days for Retreat House) notice is given, we will retain the entire deposit.

We reserve the right to substitute a reserved space for another space in the same or better price category, or cancel any reservation and return a deposit in full if a conflict arises.

Minimum Stay

We require a minimum two-night stay to make advance reservations and to receive booking discounts. Longer minimums may be required at peak occupancy or event periods. Whenever a longer minimum is required, we will open reservations for shorter stays no less than one week before the time-frame in question, as availability permits. Single night stays are subject to availability along with a 10% fee. Please contact office@doebay.com or 360-376-2291 if you have any questions.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your reservation more than 14 days in advance (30 days for Retreat House), we will refund your deposit, less a $50 handling fee. Any cancellation within 14 days of the reservation (30 days for Retreat House) will render the deposit non-refundable. Retreat House reservations require 30-days’ notice of cancellation to get a deposit refund (minus $50 cancellation fee). If you choose to shorten your stay with less than two-weeks prior notice, you will be charged a $50 cancellation fee for each of the dropped nights.

Check In/Out

Check in time is 3pm, check out time is 11am. Guests who do not check out of their spaces by 11am may be charged either a $75 late fee or for another night’s stay.

If you will be arriving after our office is closed, no worries! We will hang a welcome packet outside the front office door for all guests who have not arrived by the close of office hours.

We understand how difficult it sometimes is to leave pets at home when you travel. We also know that pets can be hard on the property and may bother other guests.

We allow pets in campsites, yurts, domes, and a limited number of cabins, primarily in the Upper Field area surrounding Homestead Road. The cabins/spaces that DO allow pets are our Bunkhouse cabins, Double and Queen studio cabins, Rustic studio and garden cabins, as well as all yurts, domes, and campsites.

There is a $20/night pet fee each visit (for campsites, domes, and yurts, the fee is just $20 per length of stay, not per night) and guests agree to be responsible for any and all damages to the space or to complaints from other guests. Pets may not be left inappropriately unattended at any time in cars, cabins, or tied-up. They must be kept on-leash and scooped after at all times as well as reasonably quiet. Pets are not allowed in the Cafe, Spa area, Yoga Studio or Library.

Pets MUST be authorized in advance through the Front Desk by emailing office@doebay.com or calling 360-376-2291. We look forward to hosting you and your animal companion at gorgeous Doe Bay!

Quiet Hours

Please respect the other guests, our staff and neighbors, by maintaining quiet hours between 10pm and 8am.

Fire Safety

We do not allow open flames of any kind on the property other than the community fire ring, the barbecue pit by the Guest Kitchen, and propane cook stoves. NO campfires, candles or incense are allowed at the cabins or campsites. There are fire extinguishers located on the outside of each cabin. In the summer, if there is no burn ban in effect on the island, a fire may be built in our fire pit (supply your own firewood), keeping in mind quiet hours, 10pm-8am.

Bathrooms and Showers

Many cabins have full bathrooms. For guests without in-cabin facilities, shower houses and bathrooms are available on both the lower and upper grounds. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, there are also port-a-lets on the trail to the Point campsites.

Guest Kitchen

Our modest guest kitchen is available to all guests without kitchens in their spaces. Basic utensils and cookware are provided. Label any food you keep in the fridge with your name and departure date or housekeeping may throw it out. Please keep this space enjoyable for all our guests by cleaning everything you use before you leave, including the grill(s).

This area is the only clothing optional portion of Doe Bay.

No drugs, alcohol, smoking, pets or glass containers are allowed.

Outdoor showers are a part of the Doe Bay spa experience and must be used each and every time before using the tubs or sauna. At least one towel per person is required, to sit on while using the sauna. We highly recommend you bring your own beach towel for use, however a limited supply of spa towels are available for loan through the front desk.

The Spa is open seven (7) days a week from 8am to 10pm year round. The Spa is closed every day from 3-4pm for mid-day maintenance and cleaning.

The spa is clothing optional at all times. Children 12 and under are welcome in the spa area between the family friendly hours of 11a and 6p. Children 13-17 may access the spa area, outside of family hours, and pay the drop-in Day Use fee of $15 per person if applicable. All children MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult when in the spa area. Spa time from 8a to 11a and 6p to 10p is for ADULTS ONLY.

At the entrance to the spa we have created an enclosed and private garden area for meditation and contemplation, quiet reflection, sun bathing, reading and rest.

All spa users must sign in EVERY time they enter or use the spa facilities. Failure to do so may result in loss of spa access.

Spa Day Use

Our clothing optional Soaking Tubs and Sauna are most often available to people who are not overnight guests of Doe Bay Resort & Retreat. The normal drop-in Day Use fee is $15 per person (fee does not apply to children under the age of 12). Please note that Day Use is not available when we are at full occupancy or hosting private events. Family hours are 11am-6pm and are still clothing optional during this time.

Spa Membership

We offer an annual local Spa membership of $150 per individual or $300 per household. We also offer the option of seasonal memberships.  Please note that spa access will not be available when we are at full occupancy or hosting private events. We recommend checking our events calendar for spa availability.

Guests that choose to arrive to Doe Bay via their private boat may anchor at their own risk. Doe Bay does not have a public mooring buoy or dock. Call our front desk at 360-376-2291 to inquire about the use of one of two private mooring buoys that may be available.

Otter Cove is NOT deep enough for boats and is very tidal dependent. DO NOT enter Otter Cove with your vessel.