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Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: A Day in the Life of an Innkeeper

Find out what Susan REALLY does as an innkeeper for the San Juan Island Inn Collection. There is a lot that goes on each day at a bed and breakfast inn. From cooking breakfast to plunging toilets, she can do it all!

Why Make Vlogs?

Written by Susan Miesch Published on September 7, 2017

Vlogs: A way to get a message across and have a blast doing so. I know you can write a blog and you can create a diary, but why not kick it up a notch and video tape your message? In a video, there is no need to concentrate on being grammatically correct. Heck! My English teacher would completely agree that I should stick to videos. Sometimes when I want to share a thought or show off a part of the San Juan Island Inn Collection, it just seems so much easier to “act it out”. You see, I might just be a closet performer. Okay okay, so maybe I’m not so closeted. I so enjoy making people smile in 2 minutes or less.

Ahaaaa, “Heeellllloooooo, Susan here from the San Juan Island Inn Collection, which includes the Tucker House Inn, Harrison House Suites and Coho Restaurant.” What a hoot!

Think about YouTube and what it does nowadays. Good grief! You can look everything up. Including how to change an inside washer on a kitchen sink faucet or how to clip your 25 year old cat’s toenails. So why can’t you send a creative message out that explains where you work and what you do? Or invite viewers to come and experience your place of work?

Boy, Times Have Changed

Marketing now is so much more fun and in my opinion. It is so interactive! There are so many ways to grab your audience’s attention and help them remember your message. I remember the good ole days when you watched a 30 second commercial with a snappy jingle and you would find yourself whistling that jingle for the next two weeks. Great! Now I’m dating myself. “I am stuck on band aid brand cause band aide stuck on me.” or “Oh I’d love to be an Oscar Meyer Wiener, that is what I truly like to be, cause if I were an Oscar Meyer Wiener, everyone would be in love with me.” Now, see how those jingles stick in your mind? Okay so this is directed for a specific generation I suppose. Anyways, I’ll continue on.

Humor, cute lyrics, and fun messages are more memorable. And to that I say, bring it on! It’s my vlog and I can do what I want with it. You’ll have to humor me though. I enjoy making my vlogs as quirky and weird as I am! By the way, you won’t hear a rapid disclaimer at the end of my vlogs letting you know that the more vlogs you watch, the worse the stitch in your belly may be. Or that it could lead to a deep and uncomfortable aching throughout your face cheeks and mouth. Phew! Thank goodness for that. But if that is a concern of yours, just know that all Hospitality Vignettes by Susan are doctor approved and medically harmless.

What’s the Bottom Line?

Okay so my editor is telling be to wrap this up and get back to the point now. So back to the collection vlogs I so very much enjoy doing. Why not? They are fun, I enjoy them, the message is relayed in a positive way, and they seem to be getting some traction. If that continues, so will I.

I guess it is time for me to sign off on this blog and prepare to shoot yet another vlog. Thinking of hitting the sky on a plane to share the amazing view of the islands or perhaps an in-depth conversation with San Juan Islands very own resident camel Mona. Good grief, so much to do in so little time.

Please keep watching so I can keep having fun! Oh, and come visit us at the San Juan Island Inn Collection and give me a big ol’ “hellllloooooooooooooo”!

Sneaking into the Garden

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Sneaking into our Garden

With fresh vegetables LITERALLY at your fingertips, how could Susan resist? She snuck into the garden to snag some goodies. Chef Jessica might not have been too pleased with Susan, but it was so worth it.

Back to School on the San Juan Island

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Back to School

The kids are back in school, now what?? Design your own course load here on San Juan Island. We have the film festival, Savor San Juans, farm tours, orca whales, and relaxation! This is a course load you are sure to ace.

A Wedding on San Juan Island

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: A Wedding!!

Now we really are a one-stop wedding shop! What a perfect elopement from start to finish. We had an absolute blast making Edie and Art’s wedding happen. Feeling like eloping? We can help you with that!

Helloooo! From the Team at the San Juan Island Inn Collection


Susan has been wondering if her saying is catching on at the San Juan Island Inn Collection. We decided to take a tour around the property to see what our team members thought. What do you think?

Join us for “Deck Wines”

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Deck Wines

We are now selling wine for your enjoyment on property! Drink them wherever you fancy.

All of Your Questions Answered in One Phone Call

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: A Typical Day

We know you’ve been DYING to know what we do around here when we’re not hard at work “product testing”. Here’s a sneak peak of what our job descriptions actually say we do.

Farmer’s Market in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: San Juan Island Farmer’s Market

Don’t miss our on our favorite day of the week! Every Saturday, Brickworks hosts the San Juan Island Farmer’s Market. They have everything from massage tables, to farm fresh herbal teas, to hand crafted jewelry! The best part? It’s only a block and a half away from our inns.

Susan Takes Product Testing to Canada

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Visiting our Northern Neighbors

Now that’s it’s April, the Sidney, BC ferry is up and running! Which means you can now do the full tour. Visit our friends up in Canada directly from the San Juan Island. Our innkeepers and owners recently took a “product testing” trip to Whistler. They were in search of new Canadian brands to try. As you can see, Susan deemed the Vodka exploration as successful!

Right from our Garden to your Breakfast Plate

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Our Gardens

One of the real treats of visiting the San Juan Island is that you can find home grown produce everywhere! The San Juan Island Inn Collection is one of those places. We take advantage of the wonderful climate to grow our own veggies, garnishes, and herbs. Then what do we do? Share them with you of course! When you stay with us at the Harrison House Suites, you will find an assortment of local produce on your plate.

Let Us Book Your Whale Watching Tour

Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Whale Watching and You

Spring is sneaking up on us which means its almost our favorite time of the year! Whale watching season!! Here Susan is down on the docks of Friday Harbor where a number of the whale watching tours depart from. AND it’s just minutes from the San Juan Island Inn Collection. Give us a call today and we’ll help you decide on the perfect tour.

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