Rosario Resort is a romantic getaway on Orcas Island, Washington. The resort has a spa, three swimming pools, a full-service marina and 116 guest accommodations spread across eight acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The resort is a great weekend getaway from Seattle.
The Moran Mansion, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, houses the resort's restaurant, spa, music room, library and museum.
Things to Do
Orcas Island is a playground for nature enthusiasts, offering an array of vacation activities, such as whale watching, sea kayaking, sailing, and hiking in Moran State Park.
Rooms & Suites
Rosario Resort has 116 guest rooms and suites located on eight acres, separate from the Moran Mansion. Hillside accommodations, about one-half mile from the mansion, offer views of East Sound, Cascade Bay and lush forests of Orcas Island.
On your romantic weekend getaway, book one of the rooms with a sunken Jacuzzi tub, gas fireplace and a private balcony.
Where to Eat
Rosario Resort has four restaurants and lounges that serve Northwest cuisine. The Mansion Pool Bar and Cascade Bay Grill are open during the warm season and offer outdoor seating. Live entertainment is available on the weekends at the Moran Lounge.
How to Get to Orcas Island
The San Juan Islands are accessible by ferry or by seaplane. One-way airfare from Seattle for two passengers is around $200 in the summer; and around $75 in the off-season. Companies offering air transportation include Kenmore Air Seaplanes (866-435-9524), NW Seaplanes (800-690-0086) and West Isle Air (800- 874-4434). The flight from Seattle takes approximately 45 minutes.
If traveling by car, drive to Anacortes and take the Washington State Ferry which provides an 80 minute scheduled service from Anacortes to the San Juan Islands.
Room rates start at $149, depending on when you go.