Buck Bay Farm
San Juan County
713 Pt. Lawrence Rd.
Buck Bay Farm B&B is one of the larger bed and breakfast inns on Orcas Island. With seven bedrooms divided into five units, Buck Bay can comfortably sleep 12 guests. Owned and operated by Rick and Janet Bronkey, the inn has been one of the more popular places to stay in the San Juans since the early 1990s. Because the B&B is located just off the Olga to Doe Bay Road, many hikes can be made through the meadows and nearby Moran State Park. The setting is a classic farm with rolling pastureland and grazing sheep.
The rooms are quite large for B&B inns and are tastefully decorated with turn of the 20th Century farmhouse style furniture. One cannot help but notice that the walls, floors, bathrooms and other areas are well maintained. Many find the breakfasts are the highlight of a stay at Buck Bay as they serve ample portions of good, homemade style food.
Rick remodeled the inn from an old existing farm structure with a B&B in mind. A large hot tub is available for the guests as well as a fire pit for family gatherings. For couples who want to be alone, there are porch swings and rockers and even private balconies on some of the upper rooms. On cooler nights, you might want to stay in the large living room and curl up with a good book by a roaring fire, play the piano or just watch television. After a stay at Buck Bay Farm, you might find it hard to head back to the hustle and bustle of big city life.
Leaving the ferry landing, travel around the island, past Moran State Park to the village of Olga. Go left at the Olga Art Works for about a half-mile. Buck Bay Farm is on your right. Look for the small sign.
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