Day Dream Farm Cottage
Private, Serene, Beautiful. GARDEN VIEW
"The fireplace and the cows grazing in the pasture were daily delights. This was just what the doctor ordered."
Return to innocence in this remarkably nostalgic and romantic country cottage surrounded by private acres of lush green. Built by a master shipbuilder, the charming cottage is filled with craftsman style details.
The Master bedroom features a deep soaking tub for two and four post (tall) a bed with a view of Orcas Island's pride--Turtleback mountain. Perfect for a Honeymoon or romantic getaway.
Stop and take the time to smell the flowers, listen to the bird's song, count the bunnies hopping about the field. Sit on the back deck and enjoy the sun on your face, picnic in the garden. Children love to run here.The mountains, the tree whispers, the birds song, the sea, vibrant flowers, sweet fruits off the trees--a treat for all your senses.
Best location for seeing the entire island. 3 miles from Orcas Village (ferry, grocery, whale watch), 4 miles from Deer Harbor(Hamlet, marina, whale watch, kayak, sailing adventures), 6 miles from Eastsound (town, restaurants). 0.5 miles from West Sound (marina, county dock, beach and West Sound Cafe), 1 mile from Turtleback preserve (best hike on island). 16 miles from Moran State Park.
Day Dream Farm Cottage, with a cozy sitting area in front of the wood burning fireplace and a soaking tub for two in the Master Bedroom, is an ideal choice for a honeymoon or romantic getaway.
With a 2nd equally tasteful and romantic private 2nd bedroom with en-suite bathroom, Day Dream Farm is also a great choice for two couples sharing or for a small family. (Priced for 2; Max 5 guests) *$30/per person/night surcharge. **2 children aggregate age 21 or less count as one for accounting purposes. Both bedrooms on 2nd floor.
Hammock in pasture (SUMMER ONLY)
Amenities and Features
Comfortable Living room (2 loveseats)
Waterford Woodburning stove
2 equally beautiful ensuite Bedrooms
Large soaking tub for two in Master BR
Tub and shower in 2nd BR
Fully equipped Country Kitchen
Sunny dining area, pretty dishes
Half Bath downstairs
Large Screen for DVD watching. NO TV reception
Boardgames, books and DVD collection
Free WiFi, telephone line (local calls free)
Large Sunny Deck in back.
Your own private garden, picnic table
Hammocks (summer only)
Beautiful Flowers for cutting
Seasonal fruits for eating
Porch and Porch Swing, view of Olympic Mountains
Acres of green,
Glorious View of Turtle Mountain
Eagles, Osprey, Crows (lots!)
Resident Horned Owl
Deer, Bunnies, More
Cows in the field (seasonal)
Sunrise and Sunset Colors
Near County Dock and Beach
DDF Seasons Early Summer
DDF Cottage and Garden
DDF Little Pinks800
Red and White (May)
DDF Seasons Summer
DDF Seasons Spring
Day Dream Farm Cottage Guestbook
Note from Richard and Nanae
Day Dream Farm Cottage in sunny and fertile Crow Valley is located on Deer Harbor Road and is at the beginning of the designated Scenic by-way on Orcas Island.
Built with love and care by a local master wooden boat builder, this cottage manifests the attention to detail that made his wooden boats special.
It has (and please excuse me, I am Asian and this is important to me) has all the right feng shu and, it is true, all guests here have been remarkably happy.
The building is admired by locals (seems buiders are especially impressed) and the land on which it stands is coveted as having the best light on island as well as the most fertile soil. Flowers (as well as weeds) grow here with reckless abandon. Nanae decided a while back that if it flowers, it can stay. The property also has the best tasting water (99.8% pure according to tests). Do take home a bottle or two.
We love this property and our grandkids love to stay here because they can do cartwheels on the lawn and RUN (pretty wild!). They also like that they can pick fruits and berries and feed the baby cows and count the bunnies.
Best choice for families with little ones. . . do help them discover nature.
Two large self contained (en-suite) bedrooms make this the favorite choice for adult siblings travelling together.
*We cede the remainder of this page to our equally "inspired" guests. (This cottage inspires the most poetry!)
"We had a truly wonderful weekend staying at the Dream Farm Cottage and this is a truly special place. We loved the incredible character of the home combined with the garden porch swing and view over the meadow off the deck. Everything needed was anticipated, from the pre-set dinner table to the coffee and fresh cut flowers in the pot. The house was also so well located for our activities from the ferry to kayaking and exploring the rest of the island."'
Especially meaningful since the writer was a 17 year old. She loved her BLUE bedroom
"We had a fantastic time in your beautifully decorated and appointed* cottage. The girls have spent hours and hours playing imaginary games all centered around the hammocks. We had our first go with them today and lay there looking up the sky above the tops of the fir trees watching the eagle glide back and forth, listening to the pull, pull, munch, munch of the cows--utterly utterly restful. . ."
". . .My Mom enjoyed your garden. . .She was impressed!"'
"Loved the house. . .The location was absolutely wonderful!"
From the moment that we arrived and Richard so graciously took us to see your other cottages, we were impressed with the care and consideration you have shown your guests in so many little--and large--ways.
In short, we loved the cottage and wish we could have stayed longer.
"What a wonderful, quiet, peaceful place to celebrate our 42nd anniversary. It is with a feeling of regret that we leave and go back to the mainland."
"This has been more than we could have asked for getting away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. We decided to make this our honeymoon--2 days in the Farm Cottage and 2 in the Isle Dream. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to stay in these awesome homes away from home. Truly peaceful!"
"This was the perfect setting for two high school buddies to celebrate transitioning into their thirties. The house was adorable in the extreme and we feel that we found a true gem. We were so impressed by the attention to detail making this place homey for your guests. We truly enjoyed it (And will recommend it to others!)
"We had breakfast in the garden, snacks in the evening on the deck. We had a lovely time in your quaint Day Dream Farm Cottage. Even Perfect Weather"
"Once again -- this is HEAVEN! We look forward to coming back again."
Guest's 5th time here.
"This has been the most wonderful honeymoon [we] could have asked for and most of that is thanks to this wonderful home. It has been such a joy to relax and explore the island and come home to this cozy and inviting space. It was even better than we expected! Thank you so much for all the little details, it made our stay that much more special. Perhaps, we'll be back for an Anniversary.
"We had a dreamy, relaxing and inspired stay at Day Dream Cottage.
The gardens, the views, the beautiful house--inside and out. . ."
"What a lovely cottage! We enjoyed the trees with the fall foliage and made great use of the equipped kitchen and pillowtop beds!"
"With every gust of wind
the butterfly wing shifts
on the apple tree
The gentle drone of
honey bees tempts me to
pick a pear, but
then I would have to
Leave the hammock
and my Day Dreams"
"We wanted to introduce our two-year-old to the natural beauty [of Orcas]. . . Day Dream Farm was perfect! Such a tranquil, calming property. Five deer, four cottontails, two humming birds among the hundreds of other birds chirping about, all added to a wonderful experience."
"Our three year old ran, picked berries, fed the calves and as advertised, counted the bunnies. He rolled on the grass and laughed out loud. Thank you for this lovely house and environment. We had a memorable stay."