An Organic Oasis on Orcas Island

After two days living in the treehouse at Doe Bay Resort and trying to blend in with the clothing-optional crowd, I ventured out to explore the western side of the island, and landed at the tranquil Pebble Cove Farm. A labor of love with an absolutely unbeatable view of the Puget Sound, Pebble Cove Farm is an organic farm that practices what it preaches. The whole property is entirely absent of chemicals and pesticides, towels and sheets are line dried, compost feeds their chickens and pigs, and guests help themselves to whatever is in season in their garden. The farm animals roam the grounds freely and a small sign at the entrance asks you to be mindful of their pony who has tendency to escape. Pebble Cove Farm manages to be an extremely comfortable boutique property with zero trace of pretension. Hand drawn maps left on fluffy down beds greet guests upon arrival. More



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The best organic farmstays with bed and breakfasts for families with young kids.

July 2017
In Washington’s Salish Sea, this farm offers a luxe family suite, with French doors opening onto a deck with 180-degree waterfront views. Row to nearby Skull Island, rent kayaks–or meet the farm’s animals, including goats, chickens and the farm’s own pony. Kids can help pick berries and beans from the organic garden and orchard or soak in the hot tub under the stars. Wake to a breakfast of home-made granola and locally roasted coffee.


People are talking about Pebble Cove Farm!

Seattle magazine

Seattle Magazine August 2015

“On the western edge of Orcas, the horseshoe shaped island, Pebble Cove Farm,is almost laughably bucolic. A sample view from the Studio Suite deck: A red pony and a silly white rooster respectively, munch and peck their way across an Ireland-green pasture that ends at a saltwater beach. A rowboat moored out front is free to use for a paddle out to the uninhabited islands nearby.

The farm also features goats, lots of colorful chickens and an orchard and big organic garden that guests are encouraged to harvest.
In your pretty room, the kitchenette is supplied with thoughtful goodies: oil, vinegar, OJ, milk, homemade granola and a basket of healthy snacks.”




We are recommended  in the March 2015 issue of EveryDay with Rachel Ray magazine!

“Pebble Cove Farm is a “Must Do!” when visiting The San Juan Islands, the Gourmet Archipelago.”




“A pet-friendly farm, Pebble Cove encourages visitors to take leisurely walks on the property and visit their organic garden, pet their animals, go kayaking from the private beach and relax in a hammock or hot tub.”




Red trike

“Owners John and Lydia Miller have three boys of their own, so they totally get kid-friendly. They’ve tricked out their B&B with indulgences that have complete kid-appeal, like a rowboat, a private island, even a horse to hang with. Plus, without the grandfather clocks, fragile antiques and frilly fixings of a typical B&B, parents can indulge and relax just as much as the kids do”.