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Orcas Island, Washington, United States
Rosario Resort and Spa is located on beautiful Orcas Island in Washington State's San Juan Islands and welcomes visitors seeking relaxation and the unparalleled beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Centerpiece of Rosario is the historic Moran Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Mansion houses the Moran Museum, The Spa, the Mansion Restaurant and Moran Lounge. To help us keep in touch with our guests, staff, and community, we are offering this blog featuring news and events about Rosario and Orcas Island. Please visit our website at www.rosarioresort.com for more information. If you would like to submit a photo or story idea for posting, please contact General Manager Christopher Peacock at cpeacock@rosarioresort.com.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Now & Then: Veranda/Lobby

Here is a great original photograph of the Moran Mansion entrance veranda, what today is Rosario Resort's lobby. I often get asked why there are hooks in the ceiling around the veranda and here you can see Robert Moran's canvas seating hanging from them. The staircase going to the lower level (today the Spa) is original; however, you will see the wall behind it has been removed to make for better access to the front desk.

If you ever have Rosario history questions, please ask!


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