Trip Advisor Awards Harrison House GreenLeader

Trip Advisor awarded the Harrison House Suites & Tucker House Inn Bronze level GreenLeaders, as part of their new GreenLeaders™ program. As GreenLeaders, the Harrison House and Tucker House Inns have met a set of environmental standards developed in partnership with the […]

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New Floors

Harrison House Gets a New Roof and other Winter Projects

We are pleased – and relieved – that the Harrison House has finally gotten its new roof. We had planned this project for a couple of years, but Murphy kept striking with something even more pressing to tackle. Just last April, we […]

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Beth's Helpful Household Tips

Beth Fricke Joins the Inns

Meet Beth. Perhaps you have already. If you haven’t, you will no doubt have the pleasure of speaking with her as you plan your trip to the Island. Beth is our new Guest Services Coordinator and we are thrilled to have her as part of […]

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Harrison House Joins Diamond Collection

We are proud to announce that both the Harrison House and Tucker House Inns have joined the Diamond Collection, a distinction reserved for premier inns offering extensive amenities and top-rated guest reviews. To qualify as Diamond Collection properties, we had to […]

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Sooke Exhibit, Photo Courtesy Island Guardian

The Story of Sooke

Sooke (L-112), a 3 year old Orca whale washed ashore in a place aptly named Cape Disappointment near the Long Beach peninsula, Washington, on February 11th, 2012.  The Whale Museum asked NOAA if they could have her remains. “Being able to bring […]

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Molly doing her thang

New Chef at the Inns

Meet Molly. Or maybe you already have. If you haven’t, you’re missing out because Molly is cooking up some fabulous breakfasts! Molly Prima joined us at the end of August, jumping right into the heat of a busy commercial kitchen on Labor […]

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Mona - Dont Feed

Don’t Feed Mona!

                        Poor Mona, we’re loving her too much!  She is suffering from some SERIOUS camel conditions, and we don’t have an exotic animal veterinarian on the island who can really dial […]

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Anna Maria Demonstrates Lavender Spiked Cuisine

Island Events – Summer 2012

Islanders pull out all the stops in summer, with events packed throughout the season, many of them free. Here are some of our favorites, and while you’re visiting, please remember that June 5 is World Environment Day and June 8 is World […]

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Meet the Innkeeper

If our innkeeper greets you with a smudge of dirt on her nose or mud on her boots, you’ll have the pleasure of meeting Virginia Dean, the newest addition to our team. Being a former landscaper, Virginia saw so much potential in […]

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Island News – February and March 2012

“Glocalisation” is the growing trend of dealing with big global problems through small, individual actions – something that every one of us can do. Vacation travel which includes volunteering for a charitable cause, called “Voluntourism,” is perfect for travelers who want to […]

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Organic Seed Savers Workshop for Enthusiastic San Juan County Farmers

Cathleen McCluskey, one of our recent guests, was on island to help conduct an Organic Seed Savers workshop. She graciously gave us permission to post this entry from the OSA Seed Broadcast blog:

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Parking Pass Now Required for Lime Kiln State Park

Travel Alert: As of July 1, visitors wishing to park a vehicle in WA state parks and recreations lands will need to purchase a Discover Pass.  The fee is $10 for a one-day pass, or $30 annually. You will need this vehicle […]

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New Chef at Harrison House Suites

People come and people go, and our inn is no exception to the movement of personalities. 

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Innkeeper Moves On

Innkeeper John Hamilton has left us to further his career with the newly formed Cask and Schooner in Friday Harbor.  Acting as the Head Chef and Kitchen Manager of the restaurant portion of the tavern, John will apply his love of locally […]

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Onward Winter Projects!

A lot of inns on San Juan Island close for the winter months, but that’s the only time we find to work on our “Winter Projects” lists.  After collecting suggestions from all the staff members, Anna Maria set up prioritized lists for […]

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Friday Harbor Farmers Market Moves Indoors

Even though the temperatures are dropping, our hard-working farmers are still at it.  The crops may not be as prolific as in the warmer months, but we islanders still have locally-grown produce available to us, including carrots, cabbage, potatoes, other root vegetables […]

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OCT 26: Charles Moore To Speak Again in Friday Harbor, WA

OCT 26: Charles Moore To Speak Again in Friday Harbor Note Correction: Talk is at 7:30 pm, (not 7 pm as originally noted.) Noted marine researcher Charles Moore will give a talk on “Combating the Oceans’ Plastic Plague,” at the San Juan […]

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Fresh From the Comb Honey on San Juan Island

No doubt you’ve heard that saying, “Make hay while the sun shines.”  Here on San Juan Isl and we can add “Make HONEY while the sun shines.”  The marine climate here is just cool enough to keep the flower nectar from flowing […]

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Birthday Cakes Galore in Friday Harbor

July 24th was a busy day for Anna Maria. She was in her element, away from the drudge of the computer and behind the counter in the kitchen.  Her task: whip up four extraordinary cakes for guests, catered events, staff birthday, and […]

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Hand-Crafted Furniture at Friday Harbor Inns

If you have a have a chance to start really poking around this island and learning more about the residents, you’ll be struck by the creative aura that pervades.  True, some might view these artistic people as a bit quirky, but the […]

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