Welcome to the Tucker House Blog!

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

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Wenda’s Cranberry Tea Cookie

                    This recipe is an old family favorite from Wenda’s kitchen. Yield: 12 dozen tea sized cookies 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup milk 2 Tbsp orange juice 1 egg 3 cup […]

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Ginger Cranberry Cookies

Gingerbread Cranberry Cookies

                3/4 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup candied ginger 3 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 tsp baking soda 1 Tbsp Ceylon cinnamon 1 Tbsp ground ginger ½ tsp ground clove ½ tsp sea salt 3/4 cup butter, cut into chunks 3/4 […]

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Fall in Review

Fall is our favorite time of year. The island takes on a slower rhythm and this year’s Indian summer couldn’t have been better. We never tired of each day’s spectacular sunrise followed by a sunset that was even more colorful and vivid than the next. There was […]

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L 120 Passes

                      We are saddened to learn of the passing of L120. L120 was barely 7 weeks old when he or she was not seen with her 23 year old mother L86 and was presumed dead. L86 lost […]

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5 Star Service at Tucker House

We Are Listening

          I received an e-newsletter from one of the top restaurants in the country. The article mused about the changed paradigm of doing business with the Internet. Hasn’t everything changed whether you are in business or not? So when they first started developing […]

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San Juan Vineyards Winemaker’s Dinner with Chris Primus – October 11, 2014

Join Chris Primus, winemaker from San Juan Vineyards for our 7th annual wine dinner, Friday October 17th at 6 p.m.  at Coho Restaurant. Chef Bill Messick’s autumnal 6 course menu is paired with five wines – $45/person food + $25 for wine pairing. Make a night of it […]

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Cancer Relay for Life – September 27, 2014

Want fun? Live bands, good food, games, prizes, costumes, nuttiness and family friendly!       When: Saturday, September 27, 2014 3 PM – 11 PM Where: Friday Harbor, San Juan Island WA at the Fairgrounds What: Walkers from throughout the community will gather at the Friday […]

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Luggage…The Battle of the Bulge!

Ever feel like you are traveling with all the contents of your house? Have you ever packed your whole wardrobe and only wore two outfits? Have you seen the kid in the airport with his small backpack, then looked down at your oversized roller suitcase, that has […]

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Tucker House Inn Weddings

A Season of Love

This time of year, between anniversary celebrations and wedding celebrations, cakes and flowers abound around the Inn. Jim and Janis celebrated 51 years of wedded bliss last week and the Flemmings arrived yesterday for their 45th. Mr. Flemming asked us to have 45 red roses awaiting their […]

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Gratitude at The Tucker House

We wanted to share an email a guest sent us that really brightened our day at The Tucker House Inn.  It’s always nice to know that all our hard work is appreciated and noticed.  We work really hard, with a small staff, to bring each guest homemade […]

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Keeping Pets Cool at The Tucker House

San Juan Island has been experiencing a heatwave!  Of course if you are from Texas or Florida visiting us, you might disagree. We like to make sure that our furry friends are keeping cool and not getting overheated. The Tucker House has a dog park as part […]

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A Little Free Library comes to Friday Harbor!

The Little Free Library, a few blocks from the Inns, was dedicated by the mayor of Friday Harbor. It was built by Louise and John Dustrude, with some help from their kids Eric and Tim and their spouses Jan and Shannon. It was installed Sunday, July 6th. For those […]

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Tucker House has Strawberries Ripe for the Picking!

Strawberries are ripe and ready for picking!  We are so lucky to have a chef’s garden right outside the Garden Cafe’s door full of delicious strawberries, edible flowers, greens and herbs. This year our strawberry crop has been bountiful and extra sweet. We have been hard at […]

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Grover Travels to American Camp

In 1859 the United States and Great Britain nearly went to war over possession of the island, the crisis ignited by the death of a pig. The territory in dispute was the San Juan Islands, and the confrontation began when an American farmer shot a pig that belonged […]

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K-Pod orcas seen from the shore; photo by Libby Baldwin

War of the Whales by Joshua Horwitz

“Pre-order a book, Save a whale!” The book — War of the Whales by Joshua Horwitz — tells the story of the twenty-year battle to limit navy sonar in whale habitats. For every member that pre-orders a copy of War of the Whales from the order page […]

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Grover at Mount Young

Grover Travels to Mount Young on San Juan Island

Grover likes to get out and about and one of his favorite trails on San Juan Island, is climbing his way up 650 feet to the top of Mount Young! Along the way he gets to sniff the trunk of every Madrona, Oak and Fir Tree that […]

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San Juan Island Biking

The Tucker House Complimentary Bicycles

                          The Tucker House Inn and Harrison House Suites have your fun covered with complimentary bicycles! Seeing the island by bike is a wonderful way to enjoy all that the island has to offer, whether […]

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It Takes a Village

Being stewards of these 100 year old buildings is a challenge. We have similar troubleshooting procedures in place to a technical help line. Our guests or housekeepers alert us to a problem. Our innkeepers are the first line of defense. They know the idiosyncrasies of each unit […]

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Best of 425

Tucker House is #1

425 Magazine’s readers voted the Tucker House Inn Best B&B in their May/June issue. The discerning readers of this trendy Seattle lifestyle magazine selected the Tucker House for this honor. Wow! Then the next week, Zagat included the Tucker House in their 10 Essential Places on San […]

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Rhubarb Citrus Sorbet

                  1 # rhubarb, coarsely chopped ½ c orange juice ½ c honey ¼ c water 2 tsp. orange zest, finely grated 1. Simmer ingredients together until rhubarb is tender. 2. Cool and strain. Reserve rhubarb. 3. Spin in […]

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