Welcome to the Harrison House Suites Blog!

Feel free to share your impressions of your stay with us and your time on the Islands - your favorite hike, best dining experience (you can even mention your favorite breakfast or cookie), and most memorable moment. We will do our best to keep you apprised of not-to-miss events on the Islands and news from the Inn. Stay tuned and we are looking forward to your thoughts...

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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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What’s Growing in Our Gardens

                    Wenda has been tending our gardens for over a year now and the fruits of her labors couldn’t be more evident this spring. Everything seems bigger than life – the tulips taller […]

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Drive In Movies in Friday Harbor

                I have fond memories going to the drive in as a child. We put on our footie pajamas and piled into our station wagon with blankets and sleeping bags. Sitting in the back seat […]

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We all wear many hats!

Ogle Fine Arts Studio

Islanders do wear a lot of hats. Terry and Janie, this husband and wife duo opened up Ogle Fine Arts Studio this spring. You may know Janie with her other hat as director of Spa d Bune or Terry as the owner of […]

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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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New Additions to Tucker House and Harrision House Suites

Meet our new staff members at Tucker House and Harrison House Suites!  Stacey one of our innkeeper chefs will be whipping up our award- winning breakfasts and gourmet cookies!  Teresa is our newest Innkeeper and she is ready to help you with […]

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Great Guest Calls Us “An Experience for All Your Senses!”

We’d like to extend a sincere thank-you to this recent guest who wrote a lovely review about us on B&B.com! “I’ve been a repeat guest to Tucker House (TH) and Harrison House (HH) over eight times with both my parents and sister, […]

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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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Harrison House circa 1919! Photo courtesy of Sandy/Alfred Middleton

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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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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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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