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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Family Art Days August Weekends Friday Harbor

Looking for something for the kids to do during your August stay at Harrison House Suites?  In between a trip to the Whale Museum, Lavender Farm, and visiting the Alpaca Farm, leave room on these Saturdays to allow the youngsters to immerse […]

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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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Upcoming Events at San Juan Community Theatre

Working on the details for your stay at Harrison House Suites in Friday Harbor later this month?  Take a nice evening stroll a few blocks from your suite, and delight in some of the offerings at the San Juan Community Theatre this […]

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August 12-15 San Juan County Fair in Friday Harbor, WA

If your travel plans include Friday Harbor and the Harrison House Suites in mid-August, you are walking distance from the County Fairgrounds, and an old fashioned county fair experience! There are two events on San Juan Island that belong on every visitor’s […]

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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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June 6 & 7 – Artists’ Studio Tour on San Juan Island

Guests at Harrison House Suites, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, should include the 24th Annual Artists’ Studio Tour the first weekend of June.  There is a delightful and informative self guided tour of fifteen studios scheduled from 10am to 5pm on both […]

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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’ 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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The new novel by L.A. Buday, A Fine Mess of Things, is a compelling story of family relationships set on San Juan Island.

Tuck Into a New Novel Set in Friday Harbor!

Harrison House recently had the pleasure of hosting author L.A. Buday on one of her return trips to the island. She has certainly developed a love for our little corner of Washington, as she decided to set her debut novel on San […]

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