"We had a few days where we both had time off together, a rare thing these days. I suggested we head up to Orcas, as it had been about 16 years since we last were there, and the weather looked promising. Found this little place, and it was available. Contacted them and booked it, then headed on out there.
When we checked in it was a pleasant surprise. There is a non profit environmental group downstairs, so there are no other people around. The room is perfectly appointed, very clean, and has many things that we did not expect. There is a Keurig coffee machine complete with a great selection of K-cups. The kitchenette had everything we needed to have coffee in the morning, and fix a light breakfast. (No pots and pans, as the owners feel that the smells and mess from that type of food prep may be a problem. OK by us though, as we had lunch and dinner out each day.)
The TV was perfect, HD Direct service. There is also high speed internet for those who simply cannot leave the virtual world behind.
The bed was also excellent, like sleeping on a cloud. Not too firm, not too soft, just right.
There is a gas fireplace if it gets too chilly at night, makes for a very cozy atmosphere.
The bathroom and shower were just like at home. Everything we needed was there, large and soft fluffy towels, washcloths, hand towels, even soap in the sink and the shower had a dispenser with body wash, shampoo and conditioner!
The view of the bay and marina is nice, although the local power and cable companies need to bury their stuff to clean it up some. No worries though, I can clone that stuff out in Photoshop later!
There is a restaurant next door, the West Sound Café. Great food, but the service was a bit slow. But on Orcas everything is close, only a short drive away. And if you come by boat there is a public dock a very short walk away, about 150 yards.
You can put in your kayak right there if that is your thing. We will bring ours the next time we come out there. It is also a great starting point for bicycling.
Yes, the Crow's Nest is the perfect getaway for a couple that likes a quiet and private place to stay on the island, and the price was reasonable too.
So the next time you stay on Orcas, give it a try. You will not be disappointed.
We will definitely stay there again!"
Date of Stay: July 2014
Review Submitted: July 22, 2014