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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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Stephanie Prima-Sarantopulos

Season of Change

We write often about the seasons in our blogs and newsletters. This is due in part to the fact that the foods we serve our guests are locally grown, so we are very much in touch with the seasonal crops. But it’s also because here on San […]

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House Repair Tools

Guest Comments Spur Renovations for Friday Harbor B&B

Housekeepers, Innkeepers, Office staff – we all read those feedback forms that you, our guests, kindly take time to complete. It is from these forms that we learn what we’re doing right, where we need to tweak, and occasionally some great ideas to implement. During the busy […]

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Friday Harbor B&B Chef Enters the San Juan Island Harvest Chili Cook-Off

The latest news: Chef Molly, who dreams up all the wonderful breakfasts at Harrison House Suites and Tucker House Inn, has decided to compete in the San Juan Island Harvest Chili Cook-Off.  She’s entered the Vegetarian category, and already has some of the ingredients marinating. I’m not […]

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We've now added the orange RSS feed icon on our blog posts. If you'd like to keep up on San Juan Island and B&B news, this is a real simple way to do it.

Use RSS Feed to Get San Juan Island and B&B News

We’ve now added the orange RSS feed icon on our blog posts for Tucker House Inn, Harrison House Suites, and Coho Restaurant. You’ll find it at the top of the right hand column. If you’d like to keep up on San Juan Island and B&B news, this […]

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Trip Advisor Awards Certificate of Excellence to Tucker House 2013

Tucker House Inn Hey, we’re going to brag a bit: The Tucker House Inn, Harrison House Suites and Coho Restaurant all received the prestigious Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. The Inns were also designated  Bronze Level Green Leaders. We’re pretty excited about this because, as you probably […]

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Wild Nights Cover - Front

San Juan Island author Mary Ellen Courtney’s debut novel, “Wild Nights,” has just received another notable award. It was named Winner in the New Fiction category of the 2013 National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA). The award contest recognizes top-level self-published books that can stand next to those […]

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Back  row left to right: Wenda Shinall, Stephanie Prima-Sarantopulos, Leticia Cazares, Erin Dannelly, Anna Maria de Freitas, Molly Prima. Front row left to right: Janeth Lopez Carvajal, Elsa Prieto Lopez, Elsa Lopez, Beth Fricke, Haide Torrez-Lopez, David Pass

Inn Staff Plays Hooky

It always seems like winter goes by in a flash because there are so many projects to get done before the majority of our visitors arrive for summer fun. We enjoy pleasing our guests, helping them plan their visit,  and introducing them to our lovely island; but […]

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Wenda Shinall - Harrison House's Innkeeper

Welcome Wenda

We are pleased to welcome Wenda Shinall to the Harrison House Suites and Tucker House Inn as our summer innkeeper. Wenda has lived on the island for 10 years and has worked most recently as a Breakfast cook at the Lime Kiln Café in Roche Harbor. In […]

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Tucker House Joins BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

We are proud to announce that both the Harrison House and Tucker House Inns have joined the BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection, a distinction reserved for premier inns offering extensive amenities and top-rated guest reviews. To qualify as Diamond Collection properties, we had to pass a comprehensive professional two […]

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Visits From Descendants

                      In October we were honored with visits from two descendants of island pioneers. Jerry Hemphill, who we wrote about in our February 2012 Inn Newsletter, actually stayed with us in the original 1898 Tucker House, what […]

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Tucker House Inn Gardens

Spring in the San Juan Islands, WA

The path to the Garden Cafe. Virginia has tucked little surprise pots of flowers throughout the Inn.

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20 Plastic Things You Didn’t Know You Can Recycle

Bottle and jar caps: Weisenbach Recycled Products accepts clean plastic bottle caps, plastic jar caps, flip-top caps from personal care products and flexible snap-on lids (e.g. butter tub lids) to turn into funnels and other items. CapsCando.com Brita pitcher filters: Preserve’s Gimme 5 program accepts Brita-brand pitcher […]

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Joy House History

We were thrilled to hear from Mr. M. J. (Jerry) Hemphill, who sent us photos and his personal history of what’s known in Friday Harbor as the Joy House. To us, it’s the Upper Tucker House, our main check-in and guest pubic area. Jerry’s father (Melville B.) […]

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A Day At The Inns – Wet Feet!

This is the time of year that we focus our attention to our physical plant by giving guest rooms and suites a bit of a face lift in preparation for the summer season. On January 4th, on-site innkeeper Erin Dannelly rolled out of bed and padded barefoot […]

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Island Artists’ Works Adorn Tucker House Walls

  The Upper Tucker House walls and Garden Room Café are now adorned with art works by a number of noted island artists, all featuring scenes from the San Juan Islands. Island Studios owner Claudia Fullerton selected pieces from her gallery to display in our main guest […]

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Sunny Skies Herald Spring

The last few days of sunny skies have everyone cheering for Spring’s arrival. And have you noticed the amazing sunsets we’ve been having lately? Yes, it’s true, we live in a post card!

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New Orca Calf – Just in Time For Christmas!

Exciting News! It’s been kept quiet to make sure all parties confirmed, but NOAA’s NW Fisheries Science Center and the Center for Whale Research have confirmed that on December 17, 39-year old J16 (Slick) gave birth to a new baby calf in Puget Sound, probably only a few […]

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Tucker House Named One of 10 Best

The Tucker House was just named one of 10 Great B&B Escapes for Fall on Smarter Travel.com.  They particularly loved our Dine and Dream Package, offering special room rates for guests joining us at Coho Restaurant for our San Juan Vineyards Winemaker Dinner on Friday, October 21 […]

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