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How to Prune Lavender

Erin and Wenda have their hands full in the garden this time of year. In addition to the regular fall clean up and mulching, there is the daily onslaught of leaves. While many trees have already shed, our three beech trees are […]

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Fly Me To San Juan, Let Me Play Among the Islands!

As you know from my last blog about getting here, the journey to your vacation in the San Juans is a huge part of the fun and beauty of the islands! For sure, the most adventurous way…

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Ferry Like A Pro to the San Juans!

One of the most unique aspects of taking a vacation to the San Juan Islands is that you can only get here one of two ways – by air or by sea. With air travel, you book a reservation, show up at […]

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Our Last Big Renovation….

….for now, anyway! A complimentary laundry room for guest use is just one of the amenities we are proud to offer at the inns, and our facility needed a bit of sprucing up. So we set to work with some tweaking on […]

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Saying Farewell To Chef Molly

I can still hardly believe it! Our own Molly Prima, who has brought such laughter and enthusiasm to the kitchens at the inns, has moved on to pursue other opportunities. She remains a part of our island community, thankfully, and we’re all […]

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Springing Forward With Renovations!

At the inns this winter, the theme has been renovation, renovation, renovation! We love the rustic charm of our historical buildings, as we try to preserve as much of that as possible, but regular updating is necessary to keep the rooms looking […]

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Help Us Become King 5’s Best B&B!

The 2014 King 5 Best Northwest Escapes contest is officially on. Anyone can visit the website and vote for their favorites in 72 fun categories, including restaurants, whale-watching, romantic destinations, skiing destination, lighthouse, and of course, bed and breakfast! The winners are […]

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Living History at Harrison House!

Last month, we had the pleasure of hosting guest Sandy Middleton, from Alaska. It turns out that in the early 1900s, her grandparents, Alfred and Vivian Middleton, were the owners of the house that is now the corner building of Harrison House! […]

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Welcome to the Neighborhood, The Studio SJI!

There’s a hot new place to get your fitness on in Friday Harbor, and it’s right around the corner from the inns and Coho. The Studio celebrated their grand opening on January 4 with studio tours, food from Coho Restaurant, demo classes […]

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Step Into The New Living Room at Tucker House

Another winter makeover is complete! Historical buildings, while lovely, can often be a headache when it comes to their inner workings – especially plumbing! Not long ago, the water heater in the upper building of Tucker House decided it was done, and […]

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Lopez Suite Renovation is Complete!

This is the second renovation post I’ve done recently, and that’s because we love to use the winter months to make every room, suite and cottage better in any way we can! Lopez was a major renovation that started with one focused […]

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Return Guest Gives Us 5 Stars!

Trip Advisor is one of the most valuable resources any inn can have, and we are lucky enough to have guests who are more often than not willing to take the time to write a review for us there! User rfaries from […]

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Reflecting on a Family Visit

  Here at the inns, we love getting our family and friends involved and showing them around our beautiful island. A few weeks ago, you read about Chef Molly’s mom Judy helping her daughter in the kitchen with the winter jams. Judy […]

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Meet the Staff: Libby, Special Projects

Hi! I decided this week would be a great opportunity to formally introduce myself. (Actually, my computer did, as it decided to heave its last breath and grossly limit my blogging capabilities, but that’s being worked on as we speak!) I’m the […]

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Step Into A Completed Renovation at Tucker House

We love to use the sleepy winter months to continuously find ways to improve the inns. One of our recently completed projects was renovations on Victoria’s Flower Garden, a 5-room ground floor suite at Tucker House. We think that the improvements we’ve […]

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Holiday Clean-Up Tips from Beth!

Every so often, we’ll be sharing cleaning/organizing tips and tricks from innkeeper Beth, who always has it together and does it with a big smile and a laugh too! This month she’ll help us undress our Christmas trees. “This is as much […]

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Our Holiday Traditions!

Many of us here at the inns come from very different backgrounds, and we love that, because each person brings something new to the table and makes it a very fun, diverse group to work with (I can now personally attest to […]

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Looking Back at Another Perfect Summer Wedding!

Just recently, we looked back at Adina and Scott’s wedding. Not too long before that, Nadine and Tyler were married at Tucker House. It was a gorgeous day for a gorgeous bride and groom! It is one of the highlights of my […]

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It’s All in the Family at the Inns!

Since the holidays are about time with family, friends, and of course, food, I thought I would share a delightful story I heard recently about our own Chef Molly. Molly just happens to be Stephanie’s niece, so we take the phrase “family […]

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Memories from Adina and Scott’s Wedding!

This past summer, Adina and Scott were married at Tucker House. It was a wonderful day filled with laughter, love, and joy. As we face our chilliest week yet here on the island, it warms our hearts to reflect on this beautiful […]

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