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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...

Accommodations in Friday Harbor, the Tucker House Inn

Asian Cole Slaw

Serves 4. 1 c. Red Cabbage, shredded 1 c. Green Cabbage, shredded 1/2 c. Carrots, Julienned 1/8 c. Ginger Root, Diced 1/4 c. Scallions, diced 1/4 c. Red Peppers, diced Black and White Sesame Seeds 1/2 c. Ramen Noodles 1/4 c. Miso […]

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A Tasty Baguette Sandwich with Asiago Cheese, Arugula & Balsamic Onion Marmalade

This is a simple sandwich that relies on a few quality ingredients. This sandwich is all about the juxtaposition of flavors and textures – the sweet caramelized onions, the peppery arugula and the crunch of a perfectly baked baguette. This can be served as a […]

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Crunchy Cole Slaw Salad

Serves 4. 1 c. Red Cabbage, shredded 1 c. Green Cabbage, shredded 1/2 c. Carrots, Julienned 1/8 c. Ginger Root, Diced 1/4 c. Scallions, diced 1/4 c. Red Peppers, diced Black and White Sesame Seeds 1/2 c. Ramen Noodles 1/4 c. Miso […]

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Roasted Peanut Salad

This is a traditional Indian street food. It is served wrapped in a hand made paper cone or in a banana leaf. Use the roasted peanuts as a base and add cucumber, tomato and carrots to create a healthy side dish or salad. […]

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Healthy Bean Lunch

Serves 1 1/4 c. Hummus 6 Asparagus, Grilled Handful of Micro salad greens 1/4 Avocado, sliced 2 Cauliflower florets, steamed Grilled crostinis Finishing Olive Oil This is a quick healthy lunch that would be perfect for entertaining or to take to the […]

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Retro Sandwich Loaf

This is a Mediterranean-inspired “Club” Sandwich. Have fun adapting this concept with your favorite sandwich fixings. Serves 2 1/2 Baguette 1 Roasted Red Pepper, thinly sliced 1 c. Hummus 7 Asparagus, grilled 1/4 c. Feta Cheese 1/4 c. Black Olives, pitted and sliced […]

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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 Workouts.com, 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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A Stroll Through the Neighborhood by HH Guest Bonnie Rae Nygren Compressed

B&B Guest loves Harrison House Suites and the Neighborhood

One of our guests snapped this shot,  “A stroll through the neighborhood. Gawd, I love this place !” She continued on, “Miss you, Friday Harbor Suite … such a wonderful stay at Harrison House. Loved every minute !”   Bonnie Rae N. […]

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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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Hiking on San Juan Island

American Camp Trail to Town of Friday Harbor Opens

The American Camp Trail is now open to foot traffic from the town of Friday Harbor to American Camp, as reported by the Journal of the San Juans. Though parts of the span utilize the road shoulder, most is a series of […]

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Harrison House Suites Earns Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, 2013

Harrison House Suites The Tucker House Inn, Harrison House Suites and Coho Restaurant were recently awarded the prestigious Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. The Inns were also designated  Bronze Level Green Leaders. Trip Advisor, the world’s largest travel site, awards Certificates of […]

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Dirty Baking Sheet

Beth’s Helpful Household Tips: A Green Way to Clean Baking Sheets

Beth, our Guest Services Coordinator, has become a cleaning machine around the inns. When she’s not setting up activities for guests or answering the phone, she’s craning her head into cupboards and closets, making sure everything is tidy and dirt free. Though […]

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Sunburn

Beth’s Helpful Household Tips for Sunburn

Even though it may be an overcast day, our skin is still vulnerable to the sun’s harmful rays. Recently a guest had forgotten to apply sunscreen, and ended up with a nasty burn. Beth immediately advised her to put wet teabags on […]

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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 http://www.visitsanjuans.com/scenicbyway. 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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Pet friendly accommodations San Juan Island

Pupcake Recipe

  Cheddar-Apple Pupcakes  Makes 12 standard muffin-sized Pupcakes Pupcake Batter: 1 ½ cup all-purpose wheat flour ¼ cup rolled oats 2 teaspoon baking powder ½ cup plain yogurt ½ cup water ¼ cup olive oil 2 Tablespoon honey 2 large eggs 1 […]

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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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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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Beth's Helpful Household Tips

Beth’s Helpful Household Tips #1

This time of year we are putting the finishing touches on our winter projects in preparation for the season. There is endless cleaning and painting underway. At each turn, Beth is at the ready with a helpful tip to make the job […]

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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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