Island Museum of Art (IMA) on Spring Street in Friday Harbor, WA

Art Workshop at IMA in Friday Harbor

When you stay with us at Harrison House Suites here in Friday Harbor, WA, you have so many options for activities and entertainment, all within a short walking distance.  And in January, you will have a unique opportunity to add education to […]

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Unlike Earth - IMA Exhibit through November 9

Art on San Juan Island: IMA Current Exhibits

  Visitors to Friday Harbor have always known about the profusion of artistic talent in the San Juan Islands; with the addition of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art last fall, there is now an opportunity in Friday Harbor to view works […]

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Doggy Destination in Friday Harbor!

Want your dog to have something to brag to their friends about when they return home after your stay at the Harrison House Suites in Friday Harbor? Yes, they’ll ooh and aah over the Pupcakes and peanut butter biscuits waiting for them […]

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Built in four months by circuit rider minister Andrew Jackson McNemee in 1884.

Friday Harbor Building Consistently Serves Community

History buff? Here’s a slice of Friday Harbor history that is a short walk from your accommodations at Harrison House Suites. This building, located on First Avenue overlooking the harbor, has served as a gathering place for the people of Friday Harbor […]

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Western Bluebirds on San Juan Island

If you love birding, you will love searching the trees and skies over San Juan Island for the Western Bluebird, returning now to us after 50 years.  Be sure to pack your binoculars and camera long range lens when you are readying […]

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Yellow Island Boat Trip

There are over 170 islands in the San Juan Archipelago of Washington State, but only four of them are served by the Washington ferry system.  Yellow Island is a popular attraction for birders, walkers, and nature lovers.  It can be reached by […]

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Grover Travels to English Camp

In 1859 the United States and Great Britain nearly went to war over possession of the island, the crisis ignited by the death of a pig. The territory in dispute was the San Juan Islands, and the confrontation began when an American farmer […]

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Grover Travels to Jakle’s Lagoon on San Juan Island

Grover has been traveling and exploring San Juan Island. Join him on his trip to Jakle’s Lagoon! Grover and I took a bike ride to American Camp and decided to hike to Jakle’s Lagoon. Boy are we glad we did! Jakle’s Lagoon […]

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Kayaking San Juan Island

Harrison House Suites Complimentary Kayaks

The Harrison House Suites and the Tucker House Inn offer complimentary kayaks to our guests.  This is a great family adventure activity!  The San Juan Islands offers some of the best sea kayaking in the world.  For novice kayakers or those with […]

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HH, TH and CoHo Ziplining

Our Annual Team Building with Ziplining

Harrison House Suites, Tucker House and Coho Restaurant banded together for some high adrenaline fun… Ziplining!  Thanks to Zip San Juan for providing us with competent, humorous guides for our day of team building!  We gathered together before the busy season begins to appreciate […]

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And yes, TripAdvisor readers chose San Juan Islands as the 2015 #9 US Island Destination!

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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A familiar face at the sculpture park!

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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Recipe for Raspberry Champagne Sorbet and Simple Summer Things to Do on San Juan Island

Recipe for Summer Sorbet and Things to Do on San Juan Island

Annette Cain is the owner of Aging Well, which she created for those of us who accept that aging is inevitable, but prefer to do it with power and grace. She shares her wisdom in weekly messages, and her most recent […]

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Things to do on San Juan Island

Anglers – Take a Look at What’s Swimming Around San Juan Island

Kim and Karl Bruder sent photos of their morning activity. Kim writes, “Oh My Cod! It was an unbelievable morning here! Check out our catch…43″ 25 lb Ling Cod. It broke our net pulling it into the boat! It will live for […]

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Explorer Bus Day Pass Expands Offering & 2-for-1 Special

Companion travelers can sign up to receive their free companion Explorer Bus Day Pass ($15 value) at Redeem it on the shuttle bus on San Juan Island or Orcas Island. New this year, for day pass holders, a free ride back […]

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Kayaking with Outdoor Odyssey

Cleaning Up Is (not) Hard To Do

Each summer, we have the pleasure of hosting guests who have enjoyed a multi-day kayaking adventure with Outdoor Odysseys. Tom Murphy, Outdoor Odysseys new owner shares with us how they do their part in reducing waste on these trips. We wanted to […]

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San Juan Island Scenic Byways

Washington State is filled with incredible beauty and diversity, the best of which is featured in premier driving tours designated as Scenic Byways. The spectacular San Juan Islands Scenic Byway is Washington’s newest byway, and is unique as the only state byway […]

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Rocks From South Beach Collected by Greg & Rachel White

South Beach Beauties

Our guests, Greg & Rachel W., from Edmonds WA, collected these rocks on South Beach while visiting. Aren’t they beautiful?!?

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Custom Tours for Winter San Juan Island Visitors

Just because the temperature has dropped some and there may be a bit more precipitation or wind, doesn’t mean the island has shut down for tourism. We’re happy to introduce Suzie and Hawk Pingree at Westcott Bay Cider Company, who have offered […]

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