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Laughing Moon Farm on 22 acres

Bedrooms 1
Space 1 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Welcome to Laughing Moon Farm

Laughing Moon Farm is located on Eastsound bay in the center of Orcas Island. Our rental cabins are conveniently located close to Eastsound village and the ferry terminal.. Our accommodations also provide excellent access to hiking on Mt. Constitution, kayaking in Westsound bay, whale watching off San Juan Island, fine dining at Rosario, or just spending the day wandering in and out of the quaint shops on Orcas Island. Relax in the captivating landscape of one of the most beautiful places on Earth, Orcas Island Washington. Stay with us at Laughing Moon Farm and enjoy over 20 acres of breathtaking woodland and farmland. We take great pride in caring for our Cotswolt sheep and preserving our farm environment.

Each cabin is equipped with full kitchens, outside barbeques, covered porches, handcrafted mill work finishes and lots of outside breathing space.

More Details

Ralph Gutschmidt
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Ralph Gutschmidt

Lori & Ralph Gutschmidt

We moved to Orcas Island in 1996 from Seattle to find a welcoming rural community for us and our children. Our construction background came in handy. We developed our 22 acre property building our home and the cabins. We love the peaceful life style of living in an island community.

Ralph Gutschmidt purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Ralph Gutschmidt chose Eastsound

After a year of looking we decided the San Juan Islands was the destination we were looking for and this property gave us the ability to live a true rural life style with farm animals and access to the Salish Sea.

What makes this cottage unique

Our property provides what we were looking for when we moved here 20 years ago. The natural bird and animal life is healthy and always exciting. We enjoy the Bald Eagle pair that live with us and the Loons that call day and night and of course there are a lot of deer and abundant bird species. We especially marvel at the number of frogs croaking this time of year.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on Eastsound on San Juan County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • city centre ...
  • village ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • It has a full bathroom with a tub shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The cabin has a queen bed in the bedroom plus a day bed in the den that makes into two full twin beds. It also has a twin sofa bed in the living room.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Laughing Moon Farm on 22 acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Tekoa WA


  • 5 of 5

The Trout House at Laughing Moon Farm is a secluded little piece of heaven. It was so calm and serene. It is so beautiful when you walk through the door. The kitchen and bathroom is stocked with some items that helped to make our stay very comfortable. We loved the patio table and chairs we ate from and chairs on the lawn to relax in. The owner has thought of every detail to make their guests feel like they want to come back again and again. I'm sure we will.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, Thank you for your review of the Trout house stay. We appreciate your comments. Ralph Gutschmidt Manager Laughing Moon Farm
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San Diego

Perfect cabin in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

This was a delightful cabin, well appointed on the inside and a lovely deck and gas barbecue!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tidy and Quiet Rental Near Eastsound

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation here. The owner was readily accessible and answered any questions we had. The rooms were incredibly tidy and fit a group of four adults well. Amenities such as kitchenware, towels, wifi, and more were incredibly helpful for our trip especially when we got groceries from the Eastsound market and decided to eat at the rental. We loved that this rental was a bit secluded and near the golf course, but only 10 minutes from the main street in Eastsound. We would highly recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Secluded stay

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay. The hosts are very accommodating and sweet. Well built cabin and beds are comfortable. View from the cabin isn't great as it sits in the woods.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simple, quiet cottage in the middle of the woods.

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for my husband and myself. It had everything that we needed for our 5 day visit to orcas.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Orcas Island Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Irish Pub & Lower Tavern
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Orcas Landing
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Orcas Island Golf
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Many restaurants in Eastsound Village
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Cresent Beach & North beach
Car: recommended

Whale Watching, Bald Eagle nesting, Laughing Moon Farm is on 22 acres of forested and pasture for your relaxation and exploring


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

We do not charge additional cleaning fees or other fees. The rate is based on an occupancy of 4 with an extra $25 per night charge for guests over 4.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.