Best of 2017: A Year in Outtakes

Best of 2017: A Year in Outtakes

We’ve had a BLAST making videos every week for our followers. We thought it only fit to compile the best (…or the worst) of #HospitalityVignetteswithSusan in 2017. Here’s to the highlights, the craziest of endeavors and loads of shenanigans.

Much love from the San Juan Island Inn Collection team. Happy New Year!


Sweet Earth Farm

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Sweet Earth Farm

We at the Tucker House Inn, Harrison House Suites and our partners at the Coho Restaurant work with many producers on the island to ensure fresh, local ingredients are used in everything that comes out of our kitchen! This weeks video shines the spotlight on Sweet Earth Farm, who was gracious enough to let us film their operation.

Listen, next time you’re on SJI, you better stop by… Who knows, you too may be able to hold a newborn piglet. See for yourself.
*DONT FORGET TO STAY FOR BLOOPERS! #SweetEarthFarm #HospitalityVignetteswithSusan

Mount FUNlayson

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Mount FUNlayson

The winters here are underrated. Or perhaps it’s just the islanders’ best kept secret? Well Susan is taking this week’s vignette OUTSIDE to show you one of the best hikes on San Juan Island. Warning: you’re going to want to visit asap..

*WATCH UNTIL THE END FOR BLOOPERS
#HospitalityVignetteswithSusan


Why YOU Need to Buy a Gift Certificate

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Gift Certificates

Be honest. Christmas is right around the corner, the only people still on your list to buy for are the tough ones you struggle with every year. We will make it easy as can be! Buy a Gift Certificate from the San Juan Island Inn Collection and give someone the gift of travel! …really, what’s a better gift than that?

STAY TUNED FOR BLOOPERS.


Hospitality Trivia Trilogy: Week 3

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Trivia Trilogy: Week 3

Our trilogy is wrapping up, folks. Here’s the final episode hosted by none other than the infamous Skip Shenanigan, putting our team to the test for the third week in a row. Sit back, relax and see how well we know our island.
Oh… and you CAN’T miss our outtakes this week.


Hospitality Trivia Trilogy: Week 2

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Trivia Trilogy Week 2

WE’RE BACK! Skip Shenanigans hosts Part 2 of our Hospitality Trivia Trilogy! Allow us to show you how well The San Juan Island Inn Collection Team gets to know our guests.
***Stay tuned till the end for the best part: OUTTAKES!


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. Feel like eloping? We can help you with that!