roadside oddities

Off the Beaten San Juan Island Path

                          There is so much to see when driving around San Juan Island:  breathtaking seascapes, old growth forests, interesting state and national parks, the camel, the yellow submarine….wait….what?  You won’t […]

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nasa shot of earth

Have an Eco-Friendly Holiday Party

                    Red and green are the colors of our winter holidays, so this year, let’s concentrate on green as in eco-friendly for our holiday party planning. Keeping the holidays green means looking at […]

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Red Chair Travels in November 2015   at the top of Mt. Grant on San Juan Island, gazing at Mt. Baker on the Mainland

SJ Island’s Mt. Grant Campaign

Note:  For a week in November 2015, Harrison House and Tucker House were honored to host the Red Chair during its four year travels across the USA.  During the week the Chair accompanied our intrepid owners and reporter to over 50 sites and […]

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Failla Wines

Winemaker’s Dinner at Coho, November 20, 2015

Coho Restaurant is pleased to host a special winemaker’s dinner with Hourglass and Failla Wines – two boutique Napa wineries. Sip these highly acclaimed wines and taste for yourself why they’re in such demand! And with Chef Bill’s deft food pairing, this […]

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At Tucker House, Harrison House Suites, and Coho Restaurant, we know every drop counts.

Tucker House Owners & Staff Conserve Precious Water

In keeping with our Going Greener goals here at Tucker House, we work closely with the Town of Friday Harbor to support the town’s efforts to save water.  Sometimes even a small change can produce amazing results in savings, and provide a […]

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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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Newly painted Pacific Giant Octopus reminding visitors to the Whale Museum that curbside drainage goes directly into the marine environment

Storm Drain Art in Friday Harbor

This beautiful painting of a Giant Pacific Octopus is displayed in Friday Harbor, not as a wall hanging, but rendered on the storm drain in front of the Whale Museum on First Avenue.  The site is an easy walk from Tucker House […]

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Friday Harbor WA

Friday Harbor Trivia

One of the common questions residents of Friday Harbor hears during tourist season is:  “Where do you all live in the winter?”  The answer is that about 2,000 residents make their homes here year round.  The town was incorporated in 1909, and […]

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baby bald eagle chicks

Bald Eagles on San Juan Island

With over 125 nesting pairs of Bald Eagles in the San Juans, the possibility is strong you will see at least one during your stay at Tucker House Inn. Often one or two of them are seen flying over Friday Harbor, and […]

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Sunken Park Friday Harbor

Surprise at Sunken Park near Tucker House

Sunken Park is a lovely little town park, located conveniently across the street from Tucker House Inn, and was built in the 1930’s for Friday Harbor by the WPA (Works Progress Administration). In 1995, it was refurbished by the Washington State Interagency […]

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Cats like to stay home

Tucker House offers tips on finding a petsitter

Make your dream vacation a dream for your pet, as you prepare to head for Tucker House Inn at Friday Harbor. Some pets love to travel; we have all heard stories about the motorcyclist whose terrier likes to sit in his lap […]

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There are a plethora of books set right here in Friday Harbor that you can pick up today!

Add Some Local Color to Your Holiday Gift List!

We all know that the San Juan Islands are truly a slice of heaven on earth – from the rolling grasses of American Camp to the rocky shores of Lime Kiln Point, and everywhere in between, this place inspires a feeling of […]

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