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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...

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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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Come to Friday Harbor for 9-5, The Musical

Tomorrow night begins the spring musical presentation for the San Juan Community Theatre.  The San Juan Island resident cast of 9-5 The Musical will be performing May 15-17, and 21-24. Here is a suggested itinerary for your theatrical getaway to Friday Harbor: […]

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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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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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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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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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Traveling with Your Pets to Tucker House Inn

Tips for Traveling to our Pet-Friendly Inns

Over the years, the Tucker House Inn has been honored to be the preferred pet-friendly inn for the San Juan Islands.  We have homemade dog biscuits waiting for your companions in your rooms when you check in, and Friday Harbor is a […]

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Cranberry Cookies - Tucker House Inn

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 […]

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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 […]

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Turtleback Mountain, Orcas Island

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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San Juan Vineyards Winemaker's Dinner Coho Restaurant

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. […]

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