Hospitality Trivia Trilogy: Week 1


Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Trivia Trilogy

Here at the San Juan Island Inn Collection, we pride ourselves on exceptional customer service. We like to make guests feel like part of the family! In this week’s vlog we’re starting a series to show you just how dedicated we are to the job. Take a look.


San Juan Island Sculpture Park

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Sculpture Park

Visiting Friday Harbor and looking for some outdoor entertainment? We always send our guests on down to the San Juan Island Sculpture Park in Roche Harbor. Open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk! Plus, this exhibit is always changing. You never really know what you’re going to find…


I Can See my House from Here

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: I Can See my House from Here

Traveling to San Juan Island? Ferry or Plane, take your pick. Though we love the ferry, flying in with a bird’s eye view of the islands is an unbeatable experience! …not that we would know…

*Stay tuned- we’re bringing back the outtakes*


Jackson Beach

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Jackson Beach

Everyone knows it. Marine life is one of the most alluring aspects of San Juan Island. And guess what people – there’s still so much to see! Susan takes the vignette to Jackson Beach this week to show you just what we mean.


Canadian Thanksgiving

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Canadian Thanksgiving

Okay, okay. The secret is out… Susan is CANADIAN. And Canadians have a Thanksgiving all their own! Luckily she let the team join her in celebration this year. Here’s an inside look to what Canadian Thanksgiving looks like, Susan-style.


Falling Into Autumn

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Falling Into Autumn

Friday Harbor is taking Autumn by storm. Not only is our property embracing all things Fall, but so are our neighbors. In this week’s vlog, Susan will show some of what this festive town has to offer. But…..perhaps not in the way you’d expect.


We’re on Island Time

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: We’re on Island Time

You’ve heard it a million times. But what does being on “Island Time” actually mean? Is it really any different from your average day on the mainland? Yes, yes it is. Don’t believe us? See for yourself.


Call Me Definitely

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Call Me Definitely

There are tons of third party booking sites out there… But do they REALLY know the properties they’re selling you? Do they REALLY care about the name of your dog?

We do. And we’ll prove it.


Teach Me How to Ferry

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Teach me How to Ferry

The Washington State Ferry is a HUGE part of the San Juan Island experience! In this week’s vlog, Susan will cover everything you need to know before you embark on the inter-island ferry run. Plus, tips on how to spend your time aboard!

Something many visitors don’t realize is that the Inter-Island Ferry Route is FREE to walk-on. Though we do recommend having a vehicle to conveniently peruse the neighboring islands, if you want an inexpensive day trip the Inter-Island ferry is perfect for you. You’ll be sure to get your steps in!


Farewell Nikki

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Farewell Nikki

Time sure does fly, doesn’t it? It seems like just yesterday Nikki became part of the family. But now, after an amazing year with us, she’s off to her next adventure! Tune in to this week’s Hospitality Vignette to watch Susan’s (attempt to say) goodbye.


A Day in the Life of an Innkeeper

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: A Day in the Life of an Innkeeper

Find out what Susan REALLY does as an innkeeper for the San Juan Island Inn Collection. There is a lot that goes on each day at a bed and breakfast inn. From cooking breakfast to plunging toilets, she can do it all!


Back to School on San Juan Island

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Back to School

The kids are back in school, now what?? Design your own course load here on San Juan Island. We have the film festival, Savor San Juans, farm tours, orca whales, and relaxation! This is a course load you are sure to ace.


San Juan Island Brewing Company

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: New Brewery in Friday Harbor

The San Juan Island Brewing Company is the new kid on the block! We had an amazing tour of the brewery the day before it opened. And, let’s just say, it’s got a lot goin’ on! We can’t wait to hang out here all summer long. They’ll soon get sick of us!


A Wedding on San Juan Island

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: A Wedding!!

Now we really are a one-stop wedding shop! What a perfect elopement from start to finish. We had an absolute blast making Edie and Art’s wedding happen. Feeling like eloping? We can help you with that!


Where Will You Enjoy Your “Deck Wine”?

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Deck Wine

We are now offering local wine for purchase at the inns! So enjoy a chilled glass of sauvignon blanc or a fruit forward red blend. They pair perfectly with any deck on property.


Kayaking with San Juan Outfitters

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Kayaking with San Juan Outfitters

Ever wondered what it’s like to kayak the Salish Sea? Well here is your chance to see what it’s all about! All ducks aside, there’s a chance we have waaaaaay too much fun around here. Well, what are you waiting for, come join in on it!


An Adventure with San Juan Island Zip Tour

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Product Testing San Juan Island Zip Tour

We spent the day “hanging out” with the San Juan Island Zip Tour crew. It was an absolute blast! This week’s video is a special extended edition. We pretend we’re doing these videos for our guests but it’s really because we love to play so much!



Product Testing: Susie’s Mopeds

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Product Testing Susie’s Mopeds

Holy moly! Like Susan said, traveling around the Island on Susie’s Mopeds is a hoot and a holler. There are so many fun stops along the way, and the drive itself is half the fun. Where will she go next?


Taking Farm-to-Table to the Next Level!

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Our Gardens

One of the real treats of visiting the San Juan Island is that you can find home grown produce everywhere! The San Juan Island Inn Collection is one of those places. We take advantage of the wonderful climate to grow our own veggies, garnishes, and herbs. Then what do we do? Share them with you of course! When you stay with us at the Harrison House Suites, you will find an assortment of local produce on your plate.