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Activities at American Camp, San Juan Island, Summer 2015

If your dream vacation includes learning the history and culture of your destination, be sure to include a trip to American Camp on San Juan Island.  Guests at Tucker House Inn, Friday Harbor, WA, have a unique opportunity to soak up some […]

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Visitors have an opportunity for hands on demonstrations at Encampment
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Encampment 2015 starts this weekend – July 25th

Include some San Juan Island history in your visit to Tucker House this weekend!  Encampment 2015 involves 1860’s arts and crafts, military marching, singing, dancing, and even the firing of a howitzer. According to the National Park Service, re-enactors from throughout the […]

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Tucker House recommends Orca Sing June 20th

And now for something completely different…..not only do you have a chance to see Orcas in the wild, you can also sing to them! On Saturday, June 20, 2015, somewhere around 7pm, make sure you are at Lime Kiln Point State Park to participate […]

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Summer Concerts in Friday Harbor, WA

Picture yourself taking a short walk from your suite at Tucker House Inn or Harrison House Suites in Friday Harbor.  It is a summer evening, the sun doesn’t set until much later, and it is cool enough for a light jacket. You […]

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Experience Summer Evenings

There’s so much to do on San Juan Island! Whale watching, sailboating, walking, shopping, taking photos, birding, hiking, exploring…by the end of the day, you’ll need some downtime, so make a quick stop at your Tucker House suite, then head out to […]

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New Ferry Arrives May 20th for San Juan Islands

Travelers to Friday Harbor’s Tucker House Inn and Harrison House Suites will have an opportunity to ride on a brand new ferry this summer: The MV Samish. On May 20th of this year, the Washington State Department of Transportation will launch the […]

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Listen for the buzzing sounds at dawn and dusk when the activity at hummingbird feeders steps up

Hummingbirds of San Juan Island

For San Juan Islanders, Spring means more than budding flowers and trees. It means it is time to stock up on sugar and prepare to change out those hummingbird feeders every day, and sometimes twice or three times a day. When you […]

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Celebrate at the Tucker House

Same Time Next Year

  Let the Tucker House be your celebration headquarters for anniversaries, birthdays, engagements, graduations and other special life events. Book next year’s trip in the same or upgraded unit before you depart and we’ll make sure your next stay is the best. […]

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Sammy’s 2015 Postcard

Sammy has been coming to the Tucker House Inn for the last couple of years. His parents are long time guests and share their knowledge of the property as they have seen it change over the past 20 years. Gizmo, Sammy’s brother, […]

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Important Ferry News for Friday Harbor

              The Washington State Ferry system has added a new step to the travel routine for those of you visiting us from the mainland: reservations. This can be a wonderful time-saving method for trip planning. Here […]

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TripAdvisor Names SJI in Top Ten 2014

We are so proud to have the San Juan Islands once again chosen as one of the Top Ten Islands by TripAdvisor readers! It is so gratifying to learn of the high marks and positive comments awarded to our Island communities. TripAdvisor […]

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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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Grover Travels to Mount Young on San Juan Island

Grover likes to get out and about and one of his favorite trails on San Juan Island, is climbing his way up 650 feet to the top of Mount Young! Along the way he gets to sniff the trunk of every Madrona, […]

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San Juan Island Biking

The Tucker House Complimentary Bicycles

                          The Tucker House Inn and Harrison House Suites have your fun covered with complimentary bicycles! Seeing the island by bike is a wonderful way to enjoy all that the […]

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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 […]

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Sea Stars Going Extinct?

Around these parts, the orcas and seals get a lot of attention, but they aren’t the only species of fascinating and beautiful wildlife that can be found here. Far from it, in fact. Whale-watching may be the first thing that comes to […]

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How Would an Oil Spill Affect the San Juans?

Some environmentally conscious folks have launched a project to find out. The Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the Georgia Straight Alliance have undertaken a research project to find out what would happen if an oil tanker began leaking into the Salish Sea, which […]

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Need Something To Do on a Cloudy Day on SJI? Here’s 10!

The sun is starting to make its triumphant reappearance here in the San Juan Islands! Thanks to the “rainshadow effect,” we enjoy an average of 250 or more sunny days every year, and receive only about half of the rainfall that our […]

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The Blackfish Effect and San Juan Island

One of the hottest films of 2013 wasn’t about an apocalypse, a star-crossed beautiful couple, or superheroes. It was about killer whales. Blackfish, a documentary filmed directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, began as an investigation into the events leading to the death of […]

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