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Farm and Vacation Rentals on Orcas Island, Washington

THE FARM

Five handcrafted thoughtfully designed vacation spaces on this historic 35 acre Orcas Island farm of gorgeous pastures, timber, orchards, animal sanctuary, island views and spectacular sunsets.

Located on the west side of the island on the private and sunny south western slopes of Mt. Woolard. Just two miles from the ferry landing and only a 10 minute drive to Eastsound. An early island homestead, the farm has grown food and raised animals since the 1880’s. We’ve hosted vacation guests for over 20 years and were one of the first farms to offer agritourism activities and lodging on the island. Well into our third decade as a multi-generational family business and farm, it is a living collaborative creative endeavor, one with dreams and visions, continually evolving with artistic passion.

Experience our custom handcrafted design, furniture and architectural site elements all built right here by us on the farm. Found, collected, and created elements drive the creative designs of the suites. Many of the materials and fixtures are reclaimed and salvaged from the historic farm itself as well as other wide ranging design projects we’ve worked at in cities and towns up and down the west coast. From spaces such as 1900’s auto garages in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood to mid-century machines shops as far away as Reseda, California. These materials bring a long and storied past back to life. We are place of authenticity and originality without the unnecessary flare. With our farm as the canvas and backdrop our suites bring together an experiential vacation rooted in responsible travel.

RIDE SHOTGUN INTO THE SUNSET

Did you know that John Wayne used to go big game hunting on the privately owned Spieden Island in the San Juans?! We know you're busy and over extended, but have we got stories to tell! Have a look, join the fun, and keep in touch with us @thebluemoonfarm on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK.

RESERVE YOUR VACATION

Escape the conventional anytime of year. For availability and rates please email info@sleepingsea.com or visit our online calendar at Sleeping Sea Vacation Rentals on Orcas Island to elect your desired dates and submit your reservation request.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Look, we strive to be real and intentional and we've been operating our vacation rentals for over 20 years on Orcas Island. Some guests and potential guests wonder whether we are an Inn or a B&B and why we don't have those amenities. Well, we're not, never have been, and don't plan on it. We offer a different set of amenities and experiences for your vacation. We've seen a lot come and go on the island and our family is still here hosting guests. When we first started this not everyone was even using the internet or email! We used to send 11x17 packets that must have weighed 12 lbs. each to every customer. You couldn't book instantly! People sent checks in the USPS! There was a lodging hotline on the island for stranded travelers when the ferries were overloaded. Those days are gone and I'll be honest, I miss them. The speed and intensity of tourism has increased exponentially here on the island. We don't always want to keep up with dynamic websites, mobile friendly, apps, bootstrap, new operating systems and the constant change. We've noticed the expectations of travelers and new islanders change too. While we don't want to stay stuck in the past some changes we don't believe in. This isn't Manhattan, San Francisco, or even Seattle. That's probably why you're coming to the San Juans, so why would you want all the things from those Urban Islands on our Island? Our customers love it here because of the authenticity and the beauty. They spread it by word of mouth. They aren't "checking in" with their smartphones. Some customers return every year and become friends and family. We are passionate about our work, our island, and our guests. We just want to be ourselves and share what we have with you and hope you will feel the same. It's got to be the right match. Or god forbid.... swipe left! Hope to see you soon!

For more information on the San Juan Islands, please visit the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau.

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