Sheep grazing at Pebble Cove Farm
2. Pebble Cove Farm, Orcas Island
You don’t need to choose between farm fun and a beach vacay at waterfront Pebble Cove Farm on Orcas Island. Set on a private strip of beach with its own cove, which is perfect for combing for seashells, Pebble Cove also offers kayaks, rowboats and a paddleboard as part of a farm stay. On top of those pursuits, save time for stargazing and s’more roasting.
This farm also operates as an animal sanctuary. Cuddly miniature horses, sheep, pigs and others are all rescue critters ready to be lavished with affection. Gorge on seasonal fruit at the organic U-pick garden and orchard, take a dip in the outdoor hot tub, or swing on the swing set and frolic in the playhouse.
Various lodging options are available, including a cottage, suites and two off-site homes in the town of Eastsound. All lodgings come with amenities that include satellite TV, a lending library of games and movies, and an assortment of tasty breakfast treats and snacks. One thing you won’t find, though, is dairy. As part of the farm’s stand against animal cruelty, Pebble Cove serves only soy or coconut milk with their homemade granola. The farm doesn’t collect eggs from the free-roaming chickens for the same reason.