On hot, summer days, nothing's better than rich, creamy ice cream; this Friday Harbor B&B has the scoop on where to find the best cone.

Favorite Ice Cream on San Juan Island

It’s a hot summer day, you’re enjoying a stroll through Friday Harbor, there’s a festive atmosphere in town; mmmm, ice cream would be a nice treat as you window shop or watch the boats in the harbor. But not just any ice cream; you want the rich, deeply creamy kind; so where do you go? […]

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Guest Likes Room and Breakfast at Tucker House

Our stay at Tucker House was just awesome. We were immediately greeted upon arrival and given a tour of the facility and our room. The room was even nicer than the pictures. Breakfast was a very fun experience as we shared a table with several other guests and spent over an hour sharing personal experiences. […]

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Favorite Picnic Spots on San Juan Island

I adore picnics. Whether it’s an elaborate feast or a simple, impromptu meal, nothing compares with the charm of dining outdoors in nature. Nature’s rhythm and beauty lends an air of serenity to the repast, a feeling of peace and contentment that is not as readily grasped indoors. Decades ago, when visiting Martha’s Vineyard, I […]

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Friday Harbor Cabins

Stay More, Save More

Stay 1 night and receive 5% off, 2 nights 10% off, 3 nights 15% off, and 4 nights or more 20% off. Valid September 15 – June 15 Sunday through Thursday excluding holiday weekends. Contact us

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Five Star Review

Left 5-star review on BedandBreakfast.com titled “Tucker House Sets High Standards for B&Bs.” Thanks for a terrific 4-day stay. I will be back. Actually, am almost through one bag of granola so will have to order more! Tam D. Sacramento, CA (Amethyst Chain)

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What Time Do the Whales Come By?

“What time do the whales come by?” It’s a question we hear almost daily in the summer months. Yes, at first it seems rather ludicrous; obviously the whales don’t check in with us on their schedule. But we know what people really mean when they ask this question. They want to know if there is […]

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New San Juan Island Author – The Power of Letting Go

We are avid supporters of “all things island,” and our fondness for local artists and authors is included. Several of us at the Inns see the author of the newest “island book” on a professional level for health-related issues as well as yoga instruction, so we are particularly excited about this insightful work. Nicholas Corrin, […]

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Trip Advisor Awards Certificate of Excellence to Tucker House 2013

Tucker House Inn Hey, we’re going to brag a bit: The Tucker House Inn, Harrison House Suites and Coho Restaurant all received the prestigious Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. The Inns were also designated  Bronze Level Green Leaders. We’re pretty excited about this because, as you probably know, TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site, […]

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Southern Residents Pass By Lime Kiln Lighthouse 1964 or 1965 Photo by David Jamison

Disturbing Orca Story

David Jamison was on the west side of San Juan Island in 1964 or 1965 when the Southern Residents appeared on the scene. They were cruising by Limestone Point when he shot this photo. But what David didn’t capture on camera is clearly emblazoned on his heart. He recently wrote to Orca Network asking if […]

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Wild Nights Cover - Front

San Juan Island author Mary Ellen Courtney’s debut novel, “Wild Nights,” has just received another notable award. It was named Winner in the New Fiction category of the 2013 National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA). The award contest recognizes top-level self-published books that can stand next to those of the mainstream publishers. The NIEA organization is […]

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Congressman Larsen Visits Collapsed Bridge Site

In a recent letter to the San Juan Island Visitors Bureau, Congressman Rick Larson noted that he had visited the site of the collapsed bridge on I-5 in Mt. Vernon earlier this week with the state and federal officials. “The state has a plan to temporarily repair the bridge by mid-June and fully repair it […]

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Back  row left to right: Wenda Shinall, Stephanie Prima-Sarantopulos, Leticia Cazares, Erin Dannelly, Anna Maria de Freitas, Molly Prima. Front row left to right: Janeth Lopez Carvajal, Elsa Prieto Lopez, Elsa Lopez, Beth Fricke, Haide Torrez-Lopez, David Pass

Inn Staff Plays Hooky

It always seems like winter goes by in a flash because there are so many projects to get done before the majority of our visitors arrive for summer fun. We enjoy pleasing our guests, helping them plan their visit,  and introducing them to our lovely island; but it is a cruel irony that those of […]

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Friday Harbor Picnic Cruise

Think you’ve seen and done it all on San Juan Island? Think again! Set out from Friday Harbor Marina in your private Duffy electric motor launch! Tour the harbor or undeveloped Marine Reserve Shoreline along China Cove, or head out to the UW Marine Labs and Point Caution. We’ll pack a cheese and fruit picnic with […]

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Family Fun Package

Bring the whole family and hop aboard your kid-friendly Hobie pedal kayaks. Head out to Turn Island State Park for beach combing and picnic, or pedal north to the undeveloped Marine Reserve shoreline, the UW Marine Labs and Point Caution for an afternoon of exploring. The next day, zoom across the tree tops on the […]

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Fish the San Juans Package

Sport Fishing is available year-round in the islands, and the knowledgeable captains at Legacy Charter know just when and where to drop the line. We’ll send you off with a tasty Snack Pack to munch on while waiting for the fish to bite. Have the captain filet your catch and use our house grills to cook […]

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J Pod Returns

Islanders and whale watch fans were all abuzz last Sunday with the return of our favorite, J-pod. Orca Network reports they were shuffling and frolicking while foraging along the west side of San Juan Island. Fortunate kayakers and land-based whale watchers had the thrill of their lives with the pod member’s antics – splashing around, […]

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Coal Battle Continues – Help Needed for Strategic Health Impact Assessment

Photo by Paul Anderson Friends of the San Juans reports that your help is needed to fund an important study regarding the health effects of diesel emissions and coal dust associated with coal trains transporting thermal coal from the Powder River Basin to the proposed Gateway Pacific Coal Terminal at Cherry Point.  Please see the the […]

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Lovely, Comfortable Inn

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay with you in May. The room exceeded our expectations. It was lovely, comfortable, and well appointed. The Inn and grounds are beautiful and we were made to feel welcome by our hosts. Thank you so much for your hospitality! Dana G. Portland OR (Evening Star)

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Amazing Cooks

Hello, I wanted to write to you first of all to  thank you for a wonderful weekend.  What a beautiful island you call home- thank you for sharing it with us! We have never stayed in a Bed & Breakfast before, and were pleasantly surprised.  The room was cozy, clean and private; and the staff were exceptional […]

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Farmers Market – November – March, 2014

The San Juan Island Farmers Market is your source on Saturdays for beautiful and bountiful island produce, fine crafts, and delicious prepared foods. Stop by the market for fruits, flowers, herbs, goat cheese, eggs, tomatoes, jams and jellies, baked goods, sushi, sausages, sustainably harvested tuna, shellfish, grass-fed meats, and much more.  New this season:  mushrooms! […]

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