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San Juan Community Theatre Events for October

  After a day of exploring San Juan Island, Tucker House guests may want to delve into some internationally famous cultural events at the San Juan Community Theatre, just a few blocks from Tucker House. Tennessee Williams‘ Glass Menagerie,  directed and performed […]

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Goose in the Pond Quilt Pattern

Goose in the Pond? Dove in the Window?

As an Innkeeper checking guests into their rooms, I sometimes notice a puzzled look when I tell them they will be residing in a room called Castle Wall or Four Winds. Granted, these are unusual names if you are not a quilter. […]

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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Chili Cook Off Art Stock 2013

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Tucker House Joins Diamond Collection

We are proud to announce that both the Harrison House and Tucker House Inns have joined the 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 […]

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Hemphill Family Square

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 […]

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