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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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
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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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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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AM grover sign

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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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San Juan Island Biking

Landscape Cycles

      is a new start-up in the San Juan Islands this summer. While the company is new, owner Thomas Bennett is not new to guiding small, custom, bicycle trips. Over the past few seasons, we have gotten to know Thomas […]

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

K-Pod Returns to the San Juans

Over the weekend, orca enthusiasts on the island were thrilled when several members of K-Pod were reported as inbound from an area to the north called Race Rocks. Sure enough, a couple of hours later they were seen making their way down […]

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The view from the Orcas Hotel of the ferry landing

Island Hopping – Visit Orcas Island!

Of course, there is no shortage of amazing ways to fill your days right here on San Juan Island…but the beauty of our archipelago is that each of our ferry-served islands (San Juan, Orcas, Lopez and Shaw) are all unique, and have […]

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Need Something To Do on a Cloudy Day on SJI? Here’s 10!

The sun is starting to make its triumphant reappearance here in the San Juan Islands! Thanks to the “rainshadow effect,” we enjoy an average of 250 or more sunny days every year, and receive only about half of the rainfall that our […]

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Charmed by Whales

 Anna Maria and Dave recently enjoyed a well-deserved vacation in Hawaii, and she shared with me the story of an incredible whale encounter that they had. As we approach the start of whale-watching season here on San Juan Island, I wanted to […]

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Why Do You Travel?

We often hear a lot about the baby boomer generation, but what we’re hearing now is that they’ve got the travel bug. According to an article from, boomers spend almost $160 million every year on travel. There are several categories of […]

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The Best Vacation Resource You’re Not Using

With the advent of the Internet, planning your entire vacation down to the hour has become easy, with online check-in, competitively priced booking websites, and readily available reviews of every hotel, restaurant and activity in any given place. But no matter how […]

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