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
by Seann H
First time to San Juan Island. My friend and I caught the ferry from Sydney to Friday Harbor. We cycled to Roche Harbor about 18 klms,
Roche Harbor is beautiful and the resort was very comfortable with a lot of amenities with in waking distance.
The harbor is stunning and every evening at sunset they would play taps (lowering of the flag) never experienced that before, very heartwarming.
We biked through the area, very enjoyable!
We also biked Lopez Island very cool.
Will definitely go back!
Roche Harbor, on the northwest side of San Juan Island, is a quiet getaway in winter. I stayed in a one-bedroom condo that was nicely appointed. It had two complete bathrooms and two decks. The wood fireplaces have not been converted to gas so you find them clean and sporting candles to light in the fire box. The kitchen was quite complete with a nice table nook that looked out on the marina through the trees. I stayed two nights, the 24th and 25th. If I were to do this again, I would stay the 25th and 26th. Other than the front desk in the resort's Hotel de Haro, it is shut down on Christmas Day. The advertised daily housekeeping does not occur on Christmas Day (I would have appreciated being told or having the room discounted slightly for the lack of that service that you pay for). Neither of the two restaurants is open on Christmas Day. It all reopens on the 26th. The three condo buildings are older and do not appear to be wheelchair accesible due to stairs. I am not sure about accessibility in the Hotel de Haro itself. Others may have commented on that. I would definitely stay at the condos again in off-season. Roche Harbor is about a 20 minute drive from Friday Harbor's ferry dock. There is taxi service on San Juan Island.