Kangaroo House

The Kangaroo House is one of the oldest continuous lodgings for travelers in the San Juans, having now been in use for over 100 years. Built in 1907, this craftsman style bungalow was originally known as the Aloha House or the Aloha Hotel. It got its new name, the Kangaroo House, in the 1930s because its owner at the time had a pet kangaroo. Josie the Kangaroo became a town icon and the subject of many fond memories for Orcas Islanders. Today the Kangaroo House is a cozy B&B that still welcomes travelers from all over the world with delicious food and a casual atmosphere.



Kangaroo of Kangaroo House
Creator: Orcas Island Historical Museums, editing by Clairessa Walker
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