About your Stay at Otters Pond Bed & Breakfast

Welcome From Our New Innkeeper

Amanda Zimlich is the new owner and innkeeper of Otters Pond Bed & Breakfast, and looks forward to welcoming you to our tranquil retreat. Amanda recently acquired the inn from Carl and Sue Silvernail upon their retirement, and humbly aims to grow their legacy. 

Amanda is a Seattle native and grew up spending summers on Orcas Island. She is a nature enthusiast, birder, bladesmith and a professional chef. Amanda has finally in 2019 found professional nirvana via the opportunity to return to the island and do what she loves doing: sharing her passion for food and Orcas with visitors, and ensuring them an unforgettable stay at Otters Pond Bed & Breakfast.

Breakfasts at Otters Pond

Chef-prepared breakfasts are included with your stay. Chef Amanda proudly prepares all breakfasts for guests each morning from scratch, using fresh ingredients from the garden and island farms. Menus change daily. We will do everything we can to accommodate your dietary needs, please let us know of any restrictions you have at the time of booking. Breakfasts include bottomless coffee, orange juice, pastries, seasonal fruit and a choice of entree. Eggs Any Style is always available as an option. Breakfast is served at 9:00 AM, with seating in our dining room, kitchen table and deck, weather permitting. 

What To Do On Orcas Island

Orcas Island offers spectacular natural beauty and a community enjoying the varied activities of northwest living. We network with restaurants, kayak and bicycle outfitters, naturalists, artists and others to provide you with information and services for everlasting memories. 


Orcas Island, despite its distance from the mainland, has many great dining options to enjoy, as close to Otters Pond Bed & Breakfast as Rosario Resort, and as far as Deer Harbor, “on the other side of the horseshoe.” Eastsound, just a few minutes from our Inn, hosts many dining options for lunch and dinner. Check out the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce website for an up to date list of dining options.  

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Check-In & Check-Out

Check-in is between 3:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. and Check-out is by 11:00 A.M. Please make arrangements with us for check-ins later than 10pm. 


We are proud to be a non-smoking B&B residence-smoking of anything is not permitted anywhere on the property.

No Pets 

We do not allow pets at this time.

Adults Only

Otters Pond Bed & Breakfast is a tranquil retreat for adults. No children under the age of 12, please. 

TV & Media

Smart TV (BYO Roku etc.) is available only in the Swan and Goldfinch rooms and can be available in the living room for special events only (our aim is to provide a quiet escape). Wi-fi is free throughout the property for streaming movies on your personal devices.

Mobility Impairment

We have several long stairs in the B&B. Our B&B is not suitable for anyone with impaired mobility that makes stair climbing risky or potentially dangerous. Swan and Chickadee rooms have clawfoot tubs which may be difficult to maneuver for some guests. Call us if you have concerns and we will do our best to accomodate you. 

Cancellation Policy

A valid VISA, MasterCard, Discover Card or American Express Card will be used to secure your reservation. Your credit card will be charged a deposit of 50% at the time of reservation.  If you cancel your reservation within 30 days of your stay, you will only be reimbursed for those room nights we are able to re-book, and will incur a cancellation fee of 10% of your entire reservation.