About Otters Pond

Otters Pond Bed & Breakfast is proudly owned and operated by Amanda Zimlich, a Pacific Northwest native, CIA graduate professional chef and avian enthusiast. She invites you to experience the tranquility of Orcas Island and a magical nature lover’s paradise from the best spot on the island.

Otters Pond is located on the eastern, mountainous side of Orcas Island next to Moran State Park at the base of Mt. Constitution and 4 miles from Eastsound village. The property is a protected wetland and special retreat for birds and Orcas Island wildlife. The Northwest styled bed & breakfast retreat is set back from the road behind trees, wrapped by decks and a garden, giving our guests the perfect place for relaxation and taking in the scenery.


  • Custom chef-prepared breakfasts with local coffee
  • On-site organic garden for fresh breakfast ingredients
  • Shoji screen-covered hot tub overlooking the pond

  • Free fast fiber optic wi-fi throughout the property
  • Smart tv for streaming movies from your Hulu and Netflix account *in select rooms
  • Upstairs library and bespoke board games


50% of stay due at time of booking as a deposit. A valid credit card must be shown to book with us. The remainder of your stay will be charged within 30 days of your arrival.


Reservations cancelled 30 days or more before stay will be refunded 100%. Reservations cancelled 30 days or less prior to stay will incur a 25% rebooking fee. If we cannot rebook, we reserve the right to keep the full deposit.

No Smoking

Otters Pond Bed & Breakfast is a smoke-free establishment. Guests are prohibited from smoking in or around the property as we are in a protected wildlife preserve. No open flames of any kind allowed on property, including personal candles and lighters.

No Pets

Otters Pond Bed & Breakfast is a pet-free facility. Please give us a call if you would like help boarding your pet on Orcas Island while staying with us.

Adult Retreat

Otters Pond Bed & Breakfast is an adults-only retreat. We do not have roll-away beds for children and cannot accommodate extra overnight guests, as we are permitted to host two adults per room in our licenced establishment.


Otters Pond is registered with the World Wildlife Federation and Audubon Society. Located next to Moran State Park, it hosts hundreds of species of wildlife, from our namesake river otter to raptors and many other species of birds, mammals, marsupials, amphibians and fish. It is a birders’ destination. We invite our guests to lounge on our decks, borrow our binoculars and field guides, and take in all of the sights and sounds which mother nature has to offer in every season.

Washington Audubon Society

Global Bird Info

Washington Ornithological Society