San Juan Island Lodging WA Friday Harbor

e-newsletter Vol.1
Featured Recipe
Featured Innkeeper
Dining in Friday Harbor
Valentine's Day
The Inn's Cookbook
Watchable Wildlife
Friday Harbor Turns 100
It's Easy Being Green
Featured Recipe
San Juan Island WA Chocolate Dessert Recipes

    Innkeeper         of the Month 

San Juan Island WA Pet-friendly Lodging
Mollie, our assistant innkeeper makes our two and four-legged friends feel welcome. 
Friday Harbor Dining
San Juan Island WA Dining Coho Restaurant 
 Fresh Homemade Everything!
2 blocks from the Inns
120 Nichols St.
Valentine Specials - San Juan Island Washington 
3rd Edition Washington Cookbooks - La Cucina Anna Maria
244 of your favorite recipes from San Juan Island. Order here.
Harrison House Suites & Tucker House Inn Newsletter

Greetings from Friday Harbor!  As we begin the new year, we wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and your family the best for 2009 with the Harrison House and Tucker House Inn's first edition e-newsletter.  We hope our new newsletter will be informative and keep you abreast of happenings on the Island, provide some helpful travel tips along with local articles, coupons and recipes.   
Watchable Wildlife

San Juan Island WA BirdingThe San Juan Islands are home to a wide variety of plant life and manificent watchable wildlife; whales, seals, eagles and hawks to name a few.  Many of our guests come to the Islands in summer to see the Orca whales, but the winter is also a magical time to visit.  The San Juans are the winter home for a number of northern migrating species including the Trumpeter Swan and Rough-legged Hawk - species you would have to go to the Arctic Circle to see in spring! One of the best viewing areas for birding is American Camp on the south end of the Island.

It's Easy Being Green 

Over the past five years, we have made a number of changes to promote ecological practices at the Inns without sacrificing the safety or services that we provide our guests.  We have implemented a recycling program (that is where we need your help - look out for the blue recycle containers in guest rooms and in common areas!); replaced kitchen and laundry appliances with those with energy star ratings; installed low-flush toilets, showers and a drip irrigation system for our gardens; and switched to concentrated organic cleaners and fluorescent lighting.  Guest bathrooms now have amenity dispensers to eliminate personalized bottles.  Don't worry, the large dispensers are filled with the same handmade organic products.  We have converted to a  paperless reservation system and implemented an e-newsletter to keep you informed of 'news' at the Inns.

We also try to stay Green with our food service. We purchase seasonal and organic produce from Island farms whenever possible.  The Inn's organic garden supplies herbs, edible flowers and apples for Coho Restaurant and your breakfast and cut flowers for your guest room.  
We can all do our part.  Here is a list of 'Green' travel tips.   
Friday Harbor Turns 100
Friday Harbor WA Centennial Friday Harbor is celebrating its 100th birthday on February 9th with a progressive party in three historic venues in the downtown core.  There will be festivities and music all day culminating in a community dinner at the Friday Harbor Yacht Club.  The celebration will continue through August for those who can not join us on the 9th.  Please check out  out the calendar of events.
We hope that you enjoyed the first edition of our newsletter.  We will publish monthly from September to May and offer a special summer edition in June. 
If you would like to contribute an article or photograph from your stay, have an idea of something we should include in our next edition, please let us know.  You can also follow our news or dialog with us on our blogs at:
Don't forget to check out our specials.  Looking forward to seeing you soon.

With warm regards from your innkeepers,

Anna Maria, Dave, Shay & Mollie
Harrison House Suites & Tucker House Inn
Contact us at:
Harrison House Suites 235 C Street  360.378.3587 800.407.7933
Tucker House Inn  260 B Street  360.378.2783  800.965.0123
Friday Harbor, WA, San Juan Island 98250
Ferry for Free 
Spend 2 nights or more at either the Harrison House Suites or Tucker House Inn and we reimburse you for your ferry trip.  Good for car, driver and passenger.  Can not be combined with other specials, coupons or promotions. 
Valid through May 15th excluding holidays