Meet & Retreat

Doe Bay is Orcas Island’s premier location for an introspective retreat or celebratory special event. Doe Bay is an ideal location for groups to gather, focus, connect, andplay. We regularly host yoga and meditation retreats, writing workshops, family reunions, company retreats and more. We invite teachers from all over the world to hold retreats here in this exquisite natural setting.

Our beautiful 38 acre waterfront escape offers plenty of space to relax, get grounded,and make memories. We have a variety of accommodations to suit the needs anddesires of your group, including a large retreat house, a variety of cabins and yurts, and numerous campsites to make your event more affordable for participants.

In addition to our peaceful island location we offer a beautiful waterfront yoga studio, on-site massage therapy, our amazing cedar sauna and soaking tubs and some of the region’s finest culinary offerings from the critically lauded Doe Bay Café.

We require a minimum two-night stay to make advance reservations and to receive potential booking discounts. Longer minimums may be required at peak occupancy or event periods. Single night stays are subject to availability along with a 10% fee.

Deposits are required to secure a retreat. Deposit info is detailed below. Full payment of the remaining balance will be due on arrival at the Resort.

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.

Retreat leaders are offered 30% off of their accommodations if their stay is between the months of October and March. This discount cannot be applied to the Retreat House.

Retreats of three nights or more, booked between October and March, are eligible for a discount.

Please inquire with events@doebay.com for more information and to obtain a quote for your event.

Our tranquil and intimate Yoga Studio space located on the waterfront is a great space for meetings, sound healing, yoga, dance, meditation, presentations, etc. The Doe Bay Yoga Studio has around 750 square feet of heated space, comes fully stocked with almost all of the props that you will need (blocks, mats, blankets, straps and bolsters). The Studio accommodates an estimated maximum of 24 people (including an instructor), but that number would be VERY cozy. A more realistic estimation would be 18-20 spaces.

The full cost of the Yoga Studio is due as a deposit to secure the space for your private use. Rates for the Studio will vary depending on the season and are based on up to four nights of use. If a longer rental period is desired, an additional nightly charge will apply. This fee gives you exclusive rights to the Studio for the entire duration of your retreat. Once the Studio is reserved we will get your retreat on the books and begin publicizing it on our website. Please inquire for our current rates which range between $400-$700 + tax depending on the season.

Our Retreat House can house groups of up to 20 (10 beds) and has a large open floor space for small workshops and gatherings. The large kitchen is well equipped for preparing shared meals. There are also four picnic tables on the outdoor patio and two gas grills which make for a great BBQ space.

A deposit of $700 is required to secure the Retreat House for your event. Nightly rates vary for this space depending on the season. Full payment of the remaining balance will be due on arrival at the Resort.

Doe Bay has a variety of accommodation options for your guests. Please look over our website to see the many cabins, campsites, yurts, domes, and our treasured treehouse! The interactive resort map can be helpful in getting familiar with the layout of our 38 acre property.

Option #1: Allow your guests to book their own accommodations based on what is available to the public. No rooms will be held aside for your group specifically. This is a good option for off-season retreats when demand for rooms is down. For all accommodations bookings, your guests will be required to place a deposit of the first night’s stay in order to make a confirmed reservation. The remainder will be due at check-in.

Option #2: From October through March

Hold aside 5 indoor spaces (with the exception of the Retreat House which is a separate rental) for an $850 total deposit

OR

Hold aside 8 indoor spaces for a $1250 deposit

Your guests would pay you for their lodging as part of the fee for the weekend.

Option #3: From April through September

Hold aside 5 indoor spaces (with the exception of the Retreat House which is a separate rental) for a $1100 total deposit

OR

Hold aside 8 indoor spaces for a $1500 deposit

Your guests would pay you for their lodging as part of the fee for the weekend.

If you choose to go with option 2, we will work together to determine the best mix of cabins to suit your group and then we will send you a Google doc booking template which relates to the spaces you are reserving. This will show how many beds are in each space and you will be able to fill in the participants names as they book.

If you feel that your event doesn’t fit into any of these options, please communicate the details of your vision and we will do our best to accommodate you and bring your ideas to fruition.

A warm heart of the Doe Bay stay, the clothing-optional soaking tubs and sauna are an idyllic way to begin or finish a day here. For many guests, this experience is the centerpiece of their Doe Bay stay, offering supreme relaxation with one of the best views in the region.

Our spa area with cedar sauna and heated soaking tubs can be rented for your group’s exclusive use for $150/hourly from 10pm until midnight. Of course the spa is available to all of our guests, without charge, during regular hours of operation, 8am – 10pm (closed from 3-4pm daily for regular maintenance).

We also offer massage services in our private, on site treatment studios. To fully round out the guest experience, we encourage you to promote these services to your participants. A one hour treatment is $90 and it is $140 for 90 minutes with a variety of treatment options available including hot stone and bamboo massage. Please book in advance for the best options regarding availability.

We require a minimum two-night stay to make advance reservations and to receive potential booking discounts. Longer minimums may be required at peak occupancy or event periods. Single night stays are subject to availability along with a 10% fee.

Deposits are required to

If you cancel any accommodation reservation, or release a space from your holds, more than 14 days in advance (30 days for Retreat House), we will refund your deposit, less a $50 handling fee per space cancelled. 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.

In addition, an administrative fee of $100 will be applicable for all cancelled retreats.

secure a retreat. Deposit info is detailed below. Full payment of the remaining balance will be due on arrival at the Resort.

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.

Retreat leaders are offered 30% off of their accommodations if their stay is between the months of October and March. This discount cannot be applied to the Retreat House.

Retreats of three nights or more, booked between October and March, are eligible for a discount.

Please inquire with events@doebay.com for more information and to obtain a quote for your event.

Check in time is 3pm. 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.

Check out time is 11am. Guests who do not check out of their spaces on time, may be charged either a $75 late fee or, in some cases, for another night’s stay. Please plan some time into the event schedule for your guests to pack up and check out of their spaces.

While on the island, be sure to add in some of these fun activities:

  • Salish Sea Tours
  • Outer Island Excursions whale watching
  • Shearwater Kayak Tours
  • Low tide explorations
  • Orcas Island Brewery
  • Orcas Island Wine
  • Artworks Gallery
  • Crow Valley Pottery
  • Moran horseback riding
  • Cascade Lake for hiking or swimming
  • Hike around Mountain Lake
  • Massage at Doe Bay
  • Soak and Sauna at Doe Bay
  • Paddle boarding Otter Cove
  • Yoga Classes

Meal Catering

The Doe Bay Café is dedicated to celebrating the unique seasonality, flavor and freshness of Orcas Island farms, foragers, and fisherman with every plate that comes out of our kitchen. Incorporating meals prepared by the Doe Bay Café into your retreat will add to the variety of pleasurable experiences your guests are sure to have while staying at Doe Bay.

Our food is made almost entirely of organic ingredients, from our seed-to-table garden, to neighboring farms and orchards, and including specialties from fair trade and small-scale regional producers.

Above all, we strive to treat our staff and guests alike with care, sharing our mission to transform the bounty of this island and the surrounding waters into exceptional Northwest cuisine.

Fully catered meal plans are available between October and May. If your retreat is between June-Sept you are welcome to plan one celebratory group meal in the Cafe.  Please contact our venerable Catering Chef, Jon Chappelle no less than one month prior to your event to obtain a quote.

    Cancellation Policy

    If you cancel any accommodation reservation, or release a space from your holds, more than 14 days in advance (30 days for Retreat House), we will refund your deposit, less a $50 handling fee per space cancelled. 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.

    In addition, an administrative fee of $100 will be applicable for all cancelled retreats.