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What Makes the San Juans Special

By now, everyone knows that the San Juan Islands are stunningly beautiful in the high season, and that they’re a great place to see amazing wildlife or have a thrilling outdoor adventure. Trip Advisor rated us the number one island in the country and number four in […]

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The Best Vacation Resource You’re Not Using

With the advent of the Internet, planning your entire vacation down to the hour has become easy, with online check-in, competitively priced booking websites, and readily available reviews of every hotel, restaurant and activity in any given place. But no matter how much careful planning you do, […]

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Big Plans To Bring More Sunshine to Sunshine Alley

If you’ve been to San Juan Island, chances are that you’ve stumbled upon Sunshine Alley. It’s a rather nondescript pathway that shortens the trip between the main drag in town and Nichols Street, beginning just behind the gap between the movie theater and Haley’s. Mostly, it’s known […]

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Islander Mike Martin celebrates the Hawks' victory in a bold way!

Have You Seen the Rock?

I’m referring, of course, to the rock on Beaverton Valley road. You may have passed it a million times on your way to and from a sightseeing jaunt here on San Juan Island, and never noticed it before – unless it was painted! “Why would anyone paint […]

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Take in a Tuesday Night Film at the Grange This Winter and Spring!

Looking for a fun new way to pass a cold winter evening as we wait for spring to return? Try checking out a provoking film at the San Juan Island Grange! Every other Tuesday at 7 p,m., through winter and spring, the folks at the Friday Harbor […]

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Photo by Libby Baldwin for San Juan Excursions

A New Year Means a New Chance to Save our Orcas!

As you reflect back on 2013, you may remember moments of both triumph and tragedy in your life. You may think about the highs and lows of the year and use those memories to reflect on what you want to change, or what kinds of New Year’s […]

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Beatles Fans Will Love San Juan Island Artist’s Latest Creation

San Juan Island “Trash to Treasures” artist Kevin Roth has erected a whimsical tribute to the Beatles at the former site of his West Side Free Pile. The grand Yellow Submarine stands behind a memorial bench to beloved islander John Buck, creating a great photo op. The […]

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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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More San Juan Island Characters

What is it about small communities and islands that breeds “characters?” You find them in every small town, every remote enclave; they are the people who feel free to express themselves in whatever way they choose, and seem to be accepted – good, bad, or indifferent – […]

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New San Juan Island Author – The Power of Letting Go

We are avid supporters of “all things island,” and our fondness for local artists and authors is included. Several of us at the Inns see the author of the newest “island book” on a professional level for health-related issues as well as yoga instruction, so we are […]

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Disturbing Orca Story

David Jamison was on the west side of San Juan Island in 1964 or 1965 when the Southern Residents appeared on the scene. They were cruising by Limestone Point when he shot this photo. But what David didn’t capture on camera is clearly emblazoned on his heart. […]

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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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J Pod Returns

Islanders and whale watch fans were all abuzz last Sunday with the return of our favorite, J-pod. Orca Network reports they were shuffling and frolicking while foraging along the west side of San Juan Island. Fortunate kayakers and land-based whale watchers had the thrill of their lives […]

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Local Author Named in Top Five Fiction Debuts

Finalists for ForeWord Firsts’ Winter 2013 competition include Wild Nights, by Friday Harbor author MaryEllen Coutney. The award contest recognizes the brightest self-published and independently published works of debut fiction. The Winter 2013 Winner will be announced May 30, 2013. “Choosing the top finalists was a challenge […]

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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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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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