Fodor's Expert Review Rosario Resort and Spa

1400 Rosario Rd., Orcas Island, Washington, 98245, USA Fodor's Choice

Shipbuilding magnate Robert Moran built this Arts and Crafts–style waterfront mansion in 1909, and it is now the centerpiece of a 40-acre resort that comprises several different buildings with sweeping views of Cascade Bay and Rosario Point—accommodations range from moderately priced standard guest rooms to deluxe one- and two-bedroom suites with fireplaces, decks, and full kitchens. The historic main house, home to the romantic Mansion restaurant as well as a small but excellent history museum, has retained its original Mission-style furniture and numerous antiques; its centerpiece, an Aeolian organ with 1,972 pipes, is used for year-round concerts in the music room. You can hike, whale-watch, and kayak nearby or stay in for a day of pampering in the on-site spa.

PROS

  • gorgeous, peaceful location
  • management continues to make improvements and upgrade the rooms
  • first-rate spa and several dining options

CONS

  • often busy with weddings and special events

QUICK FACTS

On the beach
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 360-376–2222 | 800-562–8820

HOTEL DETAILS

16 rooms, 51 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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