A sacred sanctuary for Salish Coast tribes for generations,

Doe Bay is now home to a rustic resort and retreat center complete with cabins, yurts, campsites, massage rooms, a waterfront organic cafe, and a scenic sauna / hot-tub spa set next to a waterfall overlooking Otter Cove and Puget Sound.

The air is different here. Ancient trees, a mossy forest floor, and sea breeze combine into a restorative calming balm with every passing breath. It’s why they call the San Juan Islands the jewel of the Pacific Northwest. You will leave better than when you arrived.

Event Hours

Early Entry to Doe Bay Resort will begin at 3pm on Thursday 9/7 for Early Entry Pass holders. Please do not arrive before then, as we will have to turn you away. General Ticket-holder entry will begin at 12pm on Friday 9/8.

There is a 3 night minimum on all lodging rentals and premium camping for Imagine Fest attendees. Stay a 4th night and receive 25% off the entire stay.

Check-in for all Doe Bay lodgings begins at 3pm on the day of your rental. Please do not try to check in before that time. Check out for Doe Bay lodgings is at 11am on the final day of your rental. You are welcome to stay on-site until the festival ends, but your lodging must be vacated by 11am for cleaning.

All music and programming will end at 4pm on Sunday 9/10. General Campers are welcome to stay until 11am Monday morning.

You have four choices for lodging at Imagine:

Rooms will be available first to the earliest early bird ticket buyers in June

Room Rental  Sold Out

Come to the festival in style and stay in any of any of Doe Bay’s lodgings (cabins, yurts, domes, or premium campsites). Parking for their lodgings is on-site, and included in the price. There is a 3 night minimum on all lodging rentals and premium camping for Imagine Fest attendees. Stay a 4th night and receive 25% off the entire stay.


Premium Camping

Enjoy the natural, peaceful serenity of the island from one of Doe Bay’s beautiful premium campsites overlooking the ocean. There is a 3 night minimum on all lodging rentals and premium camping for Imagine Fest attendees. Stay a 4th night and receive 25% off the entire stay.

To book go to www.doebay.com and use the booking code “doebay”


Car Camping 

We have limited Car Camping available for people that wish to sleep in their vehicles. Car Camping is in a large grass field off-site within walking distance.

To purchase a Car Camping pass please visit our ticketing page. Please send us an email about RV parking.


On-site General Camping

General camping is included in the price of your Imagine Festival ticket. General camping will be held in a beautiful wooded area as well as a grass field not far from the main stage. General Campers will unload their people and gear at the off-site parking, and then be taken by shuttle to the venue. There is a $30/vehicle Parking Pass which can be purchased on the ticketing page. We will have a regularly running shuttle for drivers to take you back to Doe Bay.


 Off-site lodging and parking of your choice.



Doe Bay Cafe

Our goal is to offer you affordable, nutritious options for food while at Imagine. At the heart of the property is the Doe Bay Cafe, which serves a delicious seasonal pescatarian menu, with lots of veggie and vegan options. Many of their ingredients are sourced locally, or are grown in their own garden (which is right next to the Main Stage).  Be sure to check them out while you are at Doe Bay.

Doe Bay Spa

The clothing-optional sauna & hot tub spa will be open from 8am to 10pm each day of the festival and is open to to all Imagine attendees for a fee of $10. Relax and renew by a waterfall overlooking the sound! For cleanliness, and in respect of others, please be sure to use the spa shower before using the sauna or hot tubs – every time.

Showers and Bathrooms

In addition to the showers at the Spa area, there are two community bathhouses with showers on-site. There are several public bathrooms as well as many portolets.


Doe Bay has several massage therapists available during Imagine that you can book in advance through their website or call 360-376-2291. Get loose for some dancing, or soothe sore muscles from previous booty shaking!

No pets

We have a no pets policy – please do not bring your pets. There is a kennel on Orcas Island if needed.

No Personal Fires of Any Kind

It’s been especially dry this summer on Orcas Island, like so much of the West Coast, and as a result, there is a county wide burn ban.  This means no campfires, charcoal grills, candles, fireworks, or unauthorized fire spinning of any kind. Propane camp stoves are allowed and should be attended at all times!  There is also a community kitchen available for preparing meals that has two kitchen stoves.  If you are a smoker, please be very careful about extinguishing and disposing of your butts properly.

No Personal Sound Systems

Please be respectful of the natural soundscape and beauty of Doe Bay. We will provide tons of fantastic music all weekend long, so please do not bring or use your own sound system.

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