Our Neighborhood

All of the places listed below are well within walking distance of the cottage. For a wider selection of restaurants, stores, and shops, Eastsound is about a 20 minute drive away. If you are looking to stay close to your home away from home, however, check out what we’ve got in our neighborhood.

Restaurants

  • The Orcas Hotel
    • Orcas Hotel Café – Open in the morning and afternoon for breakfast and lunch (and also open for dinner in the summer), this place is amazing. You can’t beat biscuits and gravy, breakfast sandwiches, freshly made pastries, and freshly brewed Starbucks coffee served with a smile.
    • Octavia’s Bistro – Open for dinner, if you are craving something a bit finer this is a great place to go. From the amazing Bistro Burger to their ribs, there’s something to suit everyone’s taste on their menu.
  • Orcas Village Store – Every day, they make a fresh selection of breakfast sandwiches and burritos, lunch/dinner sandwiches (and we’re not talking just ham and cheese), take-and-bake pizzas, and microwavable meals. All of this on top of the groceries and essentials they also sell.
  • Note: You’ll see Mamie’s Restaurant nearby but it has sadly closed for the winter. We’re excited to see what it becomes in the Spring and Summer, however, and we’ll keep you updated!

Souvenirs and Gifts

The Cottage Gift Shop – This shop is filled with a ton of fun items from maps and guides of the area to books “written by” Sasquatch, from Orcas Island t-shirts to preserved bugs, from magnets and stickers to paper made from elephant poo. Whether you collect shot glasses, want to send a post card, or want some Orcas Island swag, the Cottage Gift Shop has you covered.

 

Groceries

Orcas Village Store – This is your one stop shop (and not just because it’s the only shop). In fact, it is so wonderful it is on this page twice. On top of their selection of freshly made foods, they also have a produce section, tons of canned goods, cereals, chips, pasta, etc. and also a deceptively large selection of beer, wine, and cheese. They will get you with their just-by-the-cash-register selection of gourmet chocolate which, while not all made on-island, is all made delicious.

Whale Watching

Orcas Island Eclipse Charters – Not only is Eclipse just down the hill at the county dock, the Orcas Express is also the most comfortable whale watching boat on the island. Their staff is both knowledgeable and truly invested in each guest’s experience. A must-do in our humble opinion.