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Feel free to share your impressions of your stay with us and your time on the Islands - your favorite hike, best dining experience (you can even mention your favorite breakfast or cookie), and most memorable moment. We will do our best to keep you apprised of not-to-miss events on the Islands and news from the Inn. Stay tuned and we are looking forward to your thoughts...

Accommodations in Friday Harbor, the Tucker House Inn

Colors of Autumn

Indulge in the Creative Arts this Autumn

Autumn on San Juan Island is colorful!  The leaves are turning, the wildlife is scurrying around preparing for colder weather, big yellow school buses amble down the roads, scarves and shawls of every hue are seen on Islanders, and the water is […]

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Movies in the Park - Strathfield

Tucker House Guests & Free Movies at the Park

  Guests at Tucker House Inn, Friday Harbor, WA, have a unique opportunity to watch free movies on Saturday evenings in September, just a few steps away from the doors of Tucker House.  In Sunken Park, located at B Street between Harrison […]

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Goose in the Pond Quilt Pattern

Goose in the Pond? Dove in the Window?

As an Innkeeper checking guests into their rooms, I sometimes notice a puzzled look when I tell them they will be residing in a room called Castle Wall or Four Winds. Granted, these are unusual names if you are not a quilter. […]

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Friday Harbor Helicopters offer an aerial tour experience

Friday Harbor Helicopter Rides!

When planning  your next visit to the Tucker House in Friday Harbor, Washington, ask one of our innkeepers to set up a helicopter ride for you and your family!   With a variety of aircraft and very experienced pilots, Friday Harbor Helicopters […]

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red chair and dogs

Famous Travelling Red Chair Coming to Tucker House

In the winter of 2011, a Cape Cod innkeeper took a red chair from her Woods Hole Inn and whimsically placed it on the frozen pond outdoors. She posted a picture of it on Facebook, and was overwhelmed by the response she […]

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Activities at American Camp, San Juan Island, Summer 2015

If your dream vacation includes learning the history and culture of your destination, be sure to include a trip to American Camp on San Juan Island.  Guests at Tucker House Inn, Friday Harbor, WA, have a unique opportunity to soak up some […]

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Visitors have an opportunity for hands on demonstrations at Encampment
- photo courtesy of www.nps.gov

Encampment 2015 starts this weekend – July 25th

Include some San Juan Island history in your visit to Tucker House this weekend!  Encampment 2015 involves 1860’s arts and crafts, military marching, singing, dancing, and even the firing of a howitzer. According to the National Park Service, re-enactors from throughout the […]

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Tucker House recommends Orca Sing June 20th

And now for something completely different…..not only do you have a chance to see Orcas in the wild, you can also sing to them! On Saturday, June 20, 2015, somewhere around 7pm, make sure you are at Lime Kiln Point State Park to participate […]

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Summer Concerts in Friday Harbor, WA

Picture yourself taking a short walk from your suite at Tucker House Inn or Harrison House Suites in Friday Harbor.  It is a summer evening, the sun doesn’t set until much later, and it is cool enough for a light jacket. You […]

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Experience Summer Evenings

There’s so much to do on San Juan Island! Whale watching, sailboating, walking, shopping, taking photos, birding, hiking, exploring…by the end of the day, you’ll need some downtime, so make a quick stop at your Tucker House suite, then head out to […]

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Friday Harbor WA

Friday Harbor Trivia

One of the common questions residents of Friday Harbor hears during tourist season is:  “Where do you all live in the winter?”  The answer is that about 2,000 residents make their homes here year round.  The town was incorporated in 1909, and […]

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mv samish

New Ferry Arrives May 20th for San Juan Islands

Travelers to Friday Harbor’s Tucker House Inn and Harrison House Suites will have an opportunity to ride on a brand new ferry this summer: The MV Samish. On May 20th of this year, the Washington State Department of Transportation will launch the […]

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baby bald eagle chicks

Bald Eagles on San Juan Island

With over 125 nesting pairs of Bald Eagles in the San Juans, the possibility is strong you will see at least one during your stay at Tucker House Inn. Often one or two of them are seen flying over Friday Harbor, and […]

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Sunken Park Friday Harbor

Surprise at Sunken Park near Tucker House

Sunken Park is a lovely little town park, located conveniently across the street from Tucker House Inn, and was built in the 1930’s for Friday Harbor by the WPA (Works Progress Administration). In 1995, it was refurbished by the Washington State Interagency […]

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Cats like to stay home

Tucker House offers tips on finding a petsitter

Make your dream vacation a dream for your pet, as you prepare to head for Tucker House Inn at Friday Harbor. Some pets love to travel; we have all heard stories about the motorcyclist whose terrier likes to sit in his lap […]

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Friday Harbor Pet-friendly Inn

Sammy’s 2015 Postcard

Sammy has been coming to the Tucker House Inn for the last couple of years. His parents are long time guests and share their knowledge of the property as they have seen it change over the past 20 years. Gizmo, Sammy’s brother, […]

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San Juan Island ferry and mt baker

Important Ferry News for Friday Harbor

              The Washington State Ferry system has added a new step to the travel routine for those of you visiting us from the mainland: reservations. This can be a wonderful time-saving method for trip planning. Here […]

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Soap Making on San Juan Island

Handmade Soap at Tucker House Inn

Meet Sharalyn Lehman and her lovely daughter Elly. Sharalyn started a cottage industry a few years ago, creating lovely soaps using no chemicals.  She blends shea butter, coconut oils, castor oils, olive and essential oils to produce natural and sweet smelling soaps. […]

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J-50, SRKW, San Juan Island

Three New Orca Calves!

Welcome to the Salish Sea, L-121, J-51 and J-50!  This year’s whale watchers will see three new calves that were born into the Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) family. Here on the Island, news of baby orcas are like hearing a neighbor […]

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Breakfast at the Tucker House Inn Friday Harbor

New Faces Around the Inns

As the season begins to gear up, you will be find new faces here a the Inn, busily working towards providing the most comfortable and friendly environment for our guests. Here is Michelle at her new position with the Inns – Breakfast […]

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