The New Doe Bay Reservation Rules
Accommodations – We offer our fully independent (bath and kitchen) cabins and houses for rental. We are being cautious with allowing reservations in campsites, yurts, or rustic accommodations due to the necessity of shared public spaces such as guest kitchen and our bathroom facilities. Enhanced and thorough cleaning protocols have been implemented. Guest rooms will not be entered for 24 to 48 hours after check-out, at which time the room, linens and all touch points, for example, faucets, door handles, light switches, thermostats, clocks and hangers will be cleaned with chemicals aimed at killing COVID-19.
Cafe – Visit our Events Calendar for hours of operation. Onsite guests have the option of Take-Out, Outdoor Dinner Service (weather dependent), and Grab and Go Cafe Items in our General Store. While the Grounds are open ONLY to our onsite registered guests, Take-Out is available on a pre-order basis to the general public. For more information, as well as current menu options, visit our Cafe webpage.
Doe Bay Spa: We cannot and would not choose to currently open the spa to the general public but we can safely and legally offer private spa rentals to small groups or families who have been sheltering-in-place, together. There will be no general public use of the spa for the time being. Exclusive spa rentals are only available to our onsite registered guests only. Click HERE for more information.
Public Amenities: Many of our public amenities will remain closed until further notice, including the Spa (available by private rental only), Yoga Studio, Guest Kitchen, Otter Lodge, and Upper Bathhouse. The Lower Bathhouse is reserved only for our limited campers and yurt occupants.
Capacity – We do not expect to reach over 60% of our normal capacity. That means that that many of our long time guests will miss the opportunity to join us, given the limited availability. We apologize for that.
Grounds Closed to the Public – We have always tried to make Doe Bay a welcoming place to all and especially Orcas Island folks. Unfortunately, the entire resort must be closed to the public, allowing only registered guests. We cannot have unidentified people on our property and comply with the governments goal of contact tracing.
Island Activities – In the short term, we encourage our guests to restrict interactions with other island establishments to protect yourself and others. We highly recommend the restorative properties of the great outdoors, including:
- Moran State Park: With over 5,000 acres and 30 miles of hiking trails, this park is a wonder to explore. Atop Mount Constitution at 2,409 feet, overlook the Salish Sea, the San Juan Islands, and snow-capped Mount Baker. The park features serene lakes, picturesque waterfalls, and abundant wildlife. Not to be missed!
- Turtleback Mountain: This hike offers incredible views and is a new addition to the San Juan County public land trust. There are two trails located in West Sound leading to the top of Turtleback Mountain.
- Obstruction Pass State Park: A mile from the town of Olga, Obstruction Pass State Park offers 80 acres and 400 feet of shoreline. Lush vegetation, rocky terrain and a pebble beach with views overlooking East Sound, Obstruction, Lopez, and Blakely Islands make this park a true gem of Orcas Island.