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.
Early Entry to Doe Bay Resort will begin at 12pm 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 three night minimum required and a discount of 40% off will be applied to stays of 4 nights or more.
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:
Available in June to early ticket buyers
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. Three night minimum required and a discount of 40% off will be applied to stays of 4 nights or more.
Available in June to early ticket buyers
Enjoy the natural, peaceful serenity of the island from one of Doe Bay’s beautiful premium campsites overlooking the ocean. Three night minimum required and a discount of 40% off will be applied to stays of 4 nights or more.
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. Limited RV parking available.
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 $20/vehicle. 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 free to all Imagine attendees. 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!
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.