New Restaurant in Friday Harbor

Today I was able to escape the office to try out the newest restaurant in town, Tia’s Tacos. Tiny Tia’s Tacos is tucked away in the old Ellsworth Building (sorry, I couldn’t resist the alliteration) on Blair Street, between the Post Office and the long wall off […]

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Grape Harvest

Top 10 Things to Do in the Fall

  Fall is our favorite time of year. The island is less crowded, the weather is usually still gorgeous, and there are plenty of activities still going on. Here are some of our top picks, in no particular order. Art Stock – Tour the homes and studios […]

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Orca Sing 2012

Orca Sing 2012

  Saturday, June 16 Lime Kiln State Park, San Juan Island 7:00pm   Each summer the City Cantábile Choir, directed by Fred West, conducts a “musical celebration of the environment” at Limekiln State Park on San Juan Island. This annual summer solstice event is dedicated to the […]

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Summer Travel Tips

Naturally, summer is the most popular time for island visitors, and the beauty of the islands rarely fails to impress. With a bit of planning, our local travel tips and some patience, you might be able to dodge those long summer ferry lines. Just remember to slow down […]

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Island Events – April and May 2012

April 5 – 29: “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me” is the spring production by Island Stage Left. Plan to catch a performance of this powerful show that celebrates the resilience and the human spirit – “the profound faith in human happiness to triumph over despair.” Director Helen […]

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A Day At The Inn: Guest Becomes a Real Winner

The clean air and gorgeous surroundings of the islands beg visitors to get out and enjoy nature while they’re here. That may include whale watching, kayaking, bicycling, hiking, or even a leisurely sail. But one of our recent guests took that a bit further by enjoying the […]

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An Island Character

Sometimes small communities can produce some pretty outlandish “characters,” and like them or not, they become a part of the “flavor” of the island. But there’s one character here that casts a spell on pretty much everyone who meets her – she’s our beloved dromedary, Mona. Actually, […]

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Island Events For the Holiday Season

The town is always lovely in December, with storefronts decorated and lights twinkling everywhere. There’s no trace of the hustle and bustle of mainland cities – a peaceful calm fills the air, and there is truly a sense of joy everywhere on the island.

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Free Tickets!

No one likes to pay taxes, but here’s a chance for you to recoup some of the lodging tax that you pay on hotel rooms. Thanks to funds received from the Friday Harbor Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, the Whale Museum is able to offer free Vacation Passes […]

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Are There Ghosts in Friday Harbor?

Does the spirit of one of these women linger with us still? We’ve had guests tell us they heard strange sounds while staying in the Victoria’s Flower Garden suite in our historic 1898 Tucker House. One even told us she heard a nice, grandmotherly voice, clear-as-a-bell, tell […]

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Four Orca Calves Receive Names

After several weeks of public voting with more than 6,500 votes counted, four Southern Resident Community Orca calves have new names! The newly named babies are: Notch (J-47), Saturna (K-43), Mystic (L-115) and Finn (L-116).

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Historical Home Tour

Wouldn’t it be cool if inanimate objects had a voice?  Like old homes for example; think of all they could tell us about the families they sheltered. 

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More Than Just Whale Babies in these Waters

Our local orcas are so magnificent, it’s hard not to place all our attention on them.  But there’s more to these waters than orcas.  Whale watch captain Jim Maya regularly gets lovely photos of all kinds of wild life, as seen in this shot of a sea […]

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Tribute to Ruffles

As the summer season nears it’s close, we would like to take a moment to honor the memory of Ruffles, the oldest living male orca in the Southern Resident pods.

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San Juan Islands #2 on New York Times 41 Places to Go

The New York Times introduces its 2011 recommended destinations list with “From the beaches of Mexico to the wilds of Kurdistan, the places on this year’s list take you to the end of the world and back.”  We are very proud to say that the San Juan […]

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Textile Activities at Our Bed and Breakfast on San Juan Island

Last month San Juan Island members of the San Juan County Textile Guild looking for a place to set up their equipment found a home at Tucker House Inn.  Our living came to life with the soothing sounds of their spinning wheels as the members worked on […]

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San Juan Island, Washington – Friday Harbor Things to Do

A Star is Born! The Center for Whale Research discovered J-46 on November 11th born to J-28. (Photo Courtesy – Center for Whale Research) Lodging and Dining Friday Harbor, WA San Juan Island Harrison House Suites and Tucker House Inn Coho Restaurant

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San Juan Island Washington Lodging

I was perusing Mark Gardener’s web site and came across this photo. Just as the whales, light houses and beautiful vista’s are San Juan Island, this photo also says San Juan Island. It characterizes the diversity of our Islands. Heritage Farms, San Juan Island. Lodging and Dining […]

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Lodging on Friday Harbor – Thanksgiving on the Islands

Many of our guests are choosing to spend the holidays on the Islands. Several restaurants including Steps Wine Bar & Cafe and Friday Harbor House will be serving Thanksgiving dinner. Some of our guests are going to prepare their own dinner in their suites and cottages. There […]

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Friday Harbor B&B Hosts Pilots Fly In

This morning we had the pleasure of hosting a Fly In from a local Air Club out of Seattle. The group flew two Cessnas and a Moonie into Friday Harbor Airport (FHR) and enjoyed breakfast and a tour of the Inn. The weather was perfect for their […]

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