For a truly special Washington getaway, consider one of our Orcas Island vacation rentals in Eastsound! Find your perfect retreat with a waterview, a cozy cabin in the woods feel, or just a home-away-from-home on this lush, peaceful island. A thoroughly charming town, Eastsound is the main village on Orcas Island, and is accessible only by plane or boat (Eastsound is an easy 15-minute drive from the ferry stop). But once you step ashore and arrive at one of Vacasa's San Juan Islands vacation rentals, you'll be glad you put the extra effort into arriving at gorgeous and peaceful Eastsound, Washington!
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Right near open green spaces and natural beauty, Moran State Park is just in the neighboring town of Olga (about five miles away), and includes over 5,000 acres of gorgeous, picturesque, forest scenery. With over 30 miles of hiking trails, you could easily spend a lot of time exploring this amazing open space. Other Eastsound activities include biking along beautiful rolling hills, taking a whale watching tour, or going out on a fishing excursion. The possibilities are endless when you call one of our Orcas Island vacation rentals in Eastsound your home-away-from-home!
Named "One of America's Top 12 Small-town ArtPlaces", by a collaboration of national arts foundations, Eastsound is a haven for all artists, including sculptors, painters, photographers, and potters. Peruse hand-made jewelry, photographs, and regional ceramic crafts at the popular Crow Valley Pottery - an Eastsound institution since 1959. The Orcas Island Historical Museum includes six original homestead cabins, Native artifacts, an historical document archive, and a large photography collection. After a day of hiking or exploring Eastsound's history, stop by Pizzeria Portofino for a delicious pie with all the toppings or the casual Lower Tavern for beer and burgers. Eastsound's eateries include something for all tastes and budgets, even if it's just a freshly-baked cookie snack and latte at the Wild Flour Bakery before heading back to your Eastsound vacation rental to prepare dinner in your own full kitchen!
Day trips to the other San Juan Islands from Eastsound are as easy as hopping on a Washington State Ferry to Lopez Island, Friday Harbour on San Juan Island, or Anacortes. Water taxis are also available throughout the region. And right from the Orcas Island Airport in Eastsound, there are daily flights (less than an hour) to bustling Seattle, making that an exciting and easily do-able day trip if you want to head into the Emerald City for some sightseeing. No matter how you spend your island vacation, Vacasa's Orcas Island vacation rentals in Eastsound have much to offer, whether it's a weekend getaway or a longer retreat!