Doe Bay Resort

Come live and work on beautiful Orcas Island!

We are using Doe Bay to test many theories about business and people. Our number one emphasis is on ethical treatment of our guests, our staff and the land. We understand that our business model is a longshot, but it is a unique opportunity to apply the values we hold dear. We invite you to visit us and experience the magic of Doe Bay, an icon of the Pacific Northwest.

Orcas Island is the largest of the San Juan Islands, which are located in the northwestern corner of Washington state. Beauty, wildlife, lots of hikes, and an incredible community make up this breathtaking island.

About Doe Bay Resort

Doe Bay is a place to relax and retreat. Your blood pressure will drop and you will breathe easier as soon as you step on the property. You will not watch a television or listen to a radio or use a phone for days on end. We have wireless but find that most choose to disconnect.

Doe Bay is an icon in the Northwest. It is known not only to Northwesterners but to a loyal group of fans and followers worldwide. The accommodations are rustic but most guests find them charming. The real Doe Bay experience doesn’t rest in your cabin or your yurt or dome. It may be what you feel when you walk quietly to the tip of Meditation Point and are alone, except for the active sea life playing in front of you. It may occur when you return from a vigorous hike up Mt. Constitution (which you can access without ever getting in a vehicle) and you relax with your friends in the sauna or the soaking tubs. It will certainly happen when you eat a meal at the Doe Bay Café.

Doe Bay is a magical place. We believe it and we regularly hear from our guests that magic happens here. Interestingly we hear from people who have come for a solo retreat that it was life changing and the next week we will hear about a family who had a reunion that will change the family dynamic forever. Dozens of couples have been married at Doe Bay and we do the best we can to launch them toward a happy marriage. 

What makes working at Doe Bay even more special is the experience of living at Doe Bay. Doe Bay attracts incredible people from all walks of life with a shared goal of growth and self-discovery. A community with a foundation in understanding and respect awaits you. Please come and experience it and share your stories.

The Employee Experience

Living and working at Doe Bay is an experience you won't soon forget. Like the weather, things change a lot. People are coming and going but lasting relationships are always formed here. We value open-mindedness, being a team player, and the desire to collaborate and create with people of different walks of life. Our resort is both fun and enriching to work at. We have the honor of living in an environment where it is encouraged and allowed to have fun while working and living here. You'll make some money too, and that's nice, but the friendships will be what keeps bringing you back. We assure you that what you will take away something spectacular from your time at Doe Bay. 

Ideal Candidate

We give priority to people who are capable of staying from mid-May through Labor Day. Most positions are seasonal, but we’re always happy to keep people through the off-season depending on position and level of need. Come the end of the summer season most of our staff hits the dirt road and some enticing positions become available!

Room and Board

Housing is available for a nominal fee. We have a limited number of dorm style housing slots, and private heated cabins ranging from 100$-$200 a month, depending on size.  There are shower houses, a staff kitchen, and a staff lounge available for use.

Employee Perks

Entry positions begin at $11/hr. This wage is negotiable, mainly depending on experience. We offer healthcare to our team members. Employees will have free access to the tubs/sauna, discounts at the Café, General Store, Massage, and free kayaking with Shearwater Kayak on a space available basis. Employees will also have use of a private access trail into Moran State Park for hiking and the chance to be part of a superstar-fun community.

Getting Here and Getting Around

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For Fun

We have an immense and incredible amount of fun opportunities here at Doe Bay and on Orcas Island. Go relax in our hot tubs and sauna, take a kayak trip, have a massage, eat with an amazing discount at our world renowned Doe Bay Cafe, hike throughout Moran State Park, swim in our many lakes, revitalize with yoga in our yoga studio, and do as many cartwheels as your heart desires! 

Our Jobs

Customer Service Representative (Hiring) (ages 21 and older)

Housekeeping Department (Not Currently Hiring)

Facilities Maintenance (Not Currently Hiring)

Cafe FOH and BOH (Not Currently Hiring)

Front Desk (Guest Services & General Store)

Front Desk Customer Service Representative

Olga, WA (Orcas Island)

Doe Bay Resort and Retreat Center is now hiring a Front Desk Associate. The ideal candidate will have customer service experience, a cheerful demeanor, the ability to operate effectively in a busy office setting, be detail-oriented, timely, and capable of completing financial close-outs in an efficient manner.  Computer skills required include a working knowledge of windows operating systems, Word, Outlook, and the aptitude to learn InnQuest software, with Excel experience a plus.
This is a full-time position with the opportunity of becoming a year-round employee. Working at Doe Bay Resort includes a plethora of benefits including:

  • Heated winter housing, ranging from 100$-200$ a month depending on size
  • Starts at $11.00/hour (negotiable depending on experience)
  • Health Insurance
  • Free access to the soaking tubs and sauna
  • Significant discounts in the General Store and Café, along with on-site massage and yoga classes 
  • Discounts on lodging for friends and family
  • Opportunities for free kayak tours

Of course one of the most invaluable aspects of being part of Team Doe Bay is the experience of participating in a thriving eco-community working together to reach our highest potential!

Ages 21 and older only! Sorry, we are not sponsoring H2B Visas at this time.

How to Apply

Please download, complete, then email your application to

All information can be found on our website or by clicking the following link.

Ages 21 and older. Sorry, we are not sponsoring H2B Visas at this time.

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