Red Chair and Harrison House Suites

Harrison House Hosts the Red Chair

Harrison House Suites was host to the Travelling Red Chair this past month. It arrived by ferry and left the same way a week later, off to be hosted by another member of the Washington Bed and Breakfast Guild. The Red Chair is […]

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Booking Some San Juan Island Books

Something about the beginning of Fall and Winter makes me want to set aside a stack of good books to read when the sun sets early, on that occasional afternoon when the weather doesn’t allow a long hike in the woods, and […]

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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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Thanksgiving Dinner at Coho – November 26, 2015

Who wants to get up at 5 am to stuff a big bird then wrestle it into the oven? Who wants to spend all day in the kitchen then face a mountain of dirty dishes? If you’re not jumping up and down […]

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Winemaker’s Dinner at Coho, November 20, 2015

Coho Restaurant is pleased to host a special winemaker’s dinner with Hourglass and Failla Wines – two boutique Napa wineries. Sip these highly acclaimed wines and taste for yourself why they’re in such demand! And with Chef Bill’s deft food pairing, this […]

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TripAdvisor GreenLeaders and Excellence Awards

Some nice surprises arrived this month, in the form of Awards from TripAdvisor.  Tucker House Inn and Harrison House Suites received the 2015 Certificate of Excellence, and moved up in the rankings of TripAdvisor GreenLeaders to the top level of Platinum. These […]

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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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Friday Harbor High School

Friday Harbor and STEM

At one time, students at the Friday Harbor Schools were allowed several weeks of absence during the fall and spring so they could assist their families in harvesting and planting at the farms. When school ended, many students went to work in […]

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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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Alpaca from Krystal Acres

Alpacas on San Juan Island

Guests at Harrison House Suites may be surprised to see an occasional alpaca or llama mixed in with the cattle in the pastures of farms on San Juan Island. While driving on West Valley Road, the surprise will be compounded when a turn […]

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Harrison House Suites Friday Harbor

Harrison House Suites’ Living Fossil

                          Wander about the grounds of Harrison House Inn and Suites on C Street in Friday Harbor, and you will discover a tree whose origins trace back to the days […]

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IMA Inside-Out

Island Museum of Art Transforms

When Peace Island Hospital moved Emergency  Medical Services (EMS) to the hospital complex, the Island Museum of Art (IMA) used this as an opportunity to transform the now empty building into a permanent home for the museum. Over the years the museum has occupied […]

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Photo by Jim Maya

Orca Whales Amazing Presence in the San Juan Islands 2014

It has been a spectacular year for seeing orca whales in the San Juan Islands!  Many of our guests return from whales watching trips or from LimeKiln State Park, “Whale Watch Park” and have wonderful stories of seeing mother and baby orcas […]

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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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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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The bride's shoes await in the bathroom of her suite

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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