A Day At The Inn: Puppy Love!

From the keyboard of Stephanie Prima-Sarantopulos: Being a pet-friendly inn, we have lots of four-legged guests.  But June 22 was a special day for us dog-loving innkeepers. Staff and volunteers from our local Animal Protection Society had made a trip that day to the Yakima Valley Pet […]

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Additional Ferry Sailings Authorized for July 4th Holdiay

Visitors to the San Juan Islands this coming holiday weekend may have a little relief from the ferry traffic congestion in Anacortes this year. The WA State Ferries’ Anacortes and Islands Terminals have permission to add ferry service, at their discretion based on need, during the following […]

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Mike Bertrand Captures the Beauty of San Juan Island

We just LOVE how Mike Bertrand captures the beauty of San Juan Island.  Every one of his photos makes you “wish you were there!”  One of Mike’s photos is probably the next best thing to being there; you can view purchase his work online at MichaelBetrandPhotography.com.

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New Photographer for Inns

With our inns being in business so long and the rooms getting lots of use, we are constantly revamping the facilities, room by room. With the launch of our new Tucker House website coming up next month, we thought it was time for updated photos of our […]

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Great Island Clean-Up Picks Up in a BIG Way

The Great Island Clean-Up, held Saturday, April 9th on San Juan Island, was by all measures a huge success! A joint project sponsored by Soroptimists of Friday Harbor,Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, the Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the San Juans, Girls and Boy Scouts, the event drew over […]

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Mona In the Snow

Last week the main topic on every islander’s lips was the snow – how lovely, how cold, how unusual, how etc.  People carried their cameras with them, because around every turn there was another beautiful sight.  Janine Wells captured this endearing image of Mona, our local camel […]

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Snow Blankets San Juan Island

From the Keyboard of Stephanie Prima-Sarantopulos: “It’s Snowing!”  Yesterday morning I looked up from my desk and these beautiful, fluffy flakes were blowing across the sky.  The “storm” lasted most of the morning, dropping a soothing stillness and quiet on the town. Those of you who live […]

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Friday Harbor Threatened with Fast Food Franchise

An editorial from the keyboard of Stephanie Prima-Sarantopulos The Journal of the San Juans reported on October 7th in an on-line story that Pat and Stephanie O’Day were considering opening a Subway franchise at the upper end of Spring Street, in the historic yellow house once occupied […]

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Friday Harbor Tree Lighting Festival

This is one of those events that even when the thermometer dips at its lowest point, islanders still come out in force.  This year it will be held on Friday, Dec. 3rd, from 5:00 to 6:45pm. Island Rec will have tables set up for kids (and kids […]

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Tucker House Photos

When local photographer Mark Gardner sent us his recent shots of Tucker House and her new coat of  paint, we had the opportunity to compare with the one we’ve been using, that was taken at least a decade ago.  We were amazed at how much the trees […]

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Tucker House Fully Restored!

  The original 1898 Tucker House, which we refer to as “the Lower Tucker House,” on the corner of Nichols and B Streets, is now sporting her pretty new paint job.  Designed to complement the colors of the Upper Tucker House on Nichols and C Streets, she […]

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Fresh Flower Vendor Visits Weekly at Friday Harbor Inn

In our August 5th post we mentioned how people are always stopping by to visit the inn.   On Wednesdays we look forward to a visit from long-time islander Rolf Thorson.  He’s a real island character, well known for his beautiful gardens on Waldron Island.  He explains that […]

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Michigan Students Tape Friday Harbor Scenes

“Hello Anna Maria, John, Erin and Wonderful Staff, We wanted to let you know that we arrived home safely.  None of us were happy to be home, but we made it none-the- less.  So many kids have already said they plan to return to SJI.  Of course, […]

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Accordion Player and New Record Label in Friday Harbor, WA

If you’ve been to the inn, you know the Tucker House is a fairly prominent sight: two beautiful old homes nestled amidst lovingly tended gardens and magnificent old trees in a residential area of town.  Perhaps because it looks so inviting, or maybe because of our reputation […]

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A Day at the Inn – The Chocolate Pusher

I admit it – I am an addict – a chocolate addict.  I have to have it each day – just an ounce or two of deep, rich, dark chocolate.  Certainly you chocolate lovers and maybe menopausal women can identify with my plight.  Inn keeper John is […]

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A Day at the Inn – The Barking Assistant

If you’ve stayed at the inn, you already know that our innkeeper Erin is a real dog-lover.  Besides her own two, she day-sits little Cooper, a black and white Blue Heeler.   On sunny days, she likes to put them in the grassy, fenced pen between the Harrison […]

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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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A Day at the Inn: The Redwood, in Friday Harbor Washington –

A Day At The Inn:  The Redwood As most of you know, staying at a small inn like Tucker House Inn is dramatically different from standard hotel lodging.  Guests enjoy personal contact with the inn owners, staff members are generally more engaging, the rooms have much more […]

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Friday Harbor Lodging Showcases Photographer

After 10 years as staff photographer for the LA Times, Kathleen Ballard moved to San Juan Island where she has been creating special images for almost thirty years. Her work has appeared in Sunset Magazine and in island galleries. Tucker House Inn is pleased to adorn our […]

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Fine Dining Friday Harbor, San Juan Island – Coho Restaurant Receives Wine Spectator Award

Coho Restaurant receives 2009 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Coho Restaurant is proud to be the recipient of a 2009 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. Coho’s wine list, culled from the great international producers as well as those from Washington, Oregon, and California complement the […]

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