by Kristin Franks
Located on San Juan Island, this historic resort offers families Old World charm with original antiques and striking harbor-side views. You’ll stay in a simple private room, most of which, true to 19th-century fashion. Great for families, the resort offers two-bedroom town cottages, one- to three-bedroom condos and village homes. These family accommodations feature fully equipped kitchens, DVD players, living and dining areas, balconies and BBQ picnic areas.
The resort offers a wide range of dining options. Families can head to McMillin’s Dining Room for seafood and steaks, the Madrona Grill and Bar for original thin-crust pizza, gourmet burgers and huckleberry BBQ ribs, or the Lime Kiln Cafe for American-style breakfasts and a casual lunch and dinner menu. Treat the kids to an evening snack at the BeachTree Ice Cream Emporium, where you’ll find a variety of yummy treats.
Kids will love the seasonal pool and the bocce court. Other amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi and premium linens. Throughout the Roche Harbor area you’ll find shopping, kayaking, hiking trails, parks, and whale watching, so you won’t be bored as long as the weather is nice! Just pack some board games in case you run into a rainy day during your vacation.
Our Editor Loves
- Spacious family accommodations
- Striking harbor-side views
- BeachTree Ice Cream Emporium
- Water Sports
- Onsite Dining
Checking in a few hours ago. Terrible mistake- do NOT book the main building. It is extremely loud, old and lopsided and our room is literally overlooking a bunch of golf carts in a parking lot on one side and then the outdoor stairwell is on the other (do NOT book room 10). For the price, this is an insanely bad deal. The grounds look nice and I'm sure the new places are great. They give you ear plugs so that should be enough warning not to stay in this building. Sadly we came for a kid-free anniversary and I'm completely full of regret booking this place. Tried to move rooms and the front was zero help.
I first went to Roche Harbor by boat in 1977 when I was 19 years old. Been going back since. Now a days we stay in the original cabins and have for awhile now. If you get the chance stay in them. You can cook...have a BBQ and roast marshmellows and hot dogs in the fire pit each cabin has. Deer will come eat apples under a tree 50 feet away.
It really is a treat to visit Roche Harbor. There is a lot on San Juan Island to expore also.
The donuts are also a must try at Roche Harbor.
As well as lunch in the Pub.
The faces change over the years buy I have always been welcomed back each year.
Special shout out to Troy who has made my visits special these last few years.