San Juan Island Lodging WA Friday Harbor

e-newsletter Vol. 4
Featured Recipe
Friday Harbor Dining
Summer Highlights
Guest Photo
The Inn's Cookbook
Ferry Travel Tips
Cooking Tip
Mooney Fly-in to FHR
Our Two Newest Additions
Featured Recipe
San Juan Islands Dining - Washington
Friday Harbor Dining San Juan Island WA - Coho Restaurant
Fresh Local and Homemade
2 blocks from the Inns
Summer Highlights

Weekly Saturday Farmer's Market
Jazz at the Labs
6.6 and 6.7
3-5 Lummi Nation Centennial Celebration
4th of July Parade & Fireworks 
Splash of Summer Lavender Cooking Demonstrations with Anna Maria
7.19 and 7.20
Guest Photo of the Month
 San Juan Island Washington

 Shay was quite the shutterbug this month.  We couldn't pass up sharing this perfect Camilia that she captured in full bloom from one of the Inn's gardens.  Please share your San Juan Island photos with us.  
The Inn's Cookbook  
Washington Cookbooks and Recipes 
 Recreate your food memories. 
Local Ferry Tips
Ferry Travel Washington State San Juan Island 
 Cooking Tip

To peel beets:  Par boil, drain and let cool.  Rub with a paper towel to easily remove skins.  Cut and roast for salads, soups or stews. 
Harrison House Suites & Tucker House Inn Newsletter

Greetings from Friday Harbor!  There is something for everyone this summer on San Juan Island whether your interest is history, wildlife or athletic events.   
Plans are underway this summer for a number of once in a lifetime historical celebrations.  The Town of Friday Harbor Centennial will culminate with a Lummi Nation Celebration over the 4th of July.  This three day celebration will begin with the arrival of canoes followed by a salmon bake, gifting ceremony, music, poetry and dance. 
The sesquicentennial (150th) celebration of the Pig War crisis at American Camp and British Camp - the Island's two National Park sites will include living historical reenactments, special lectures and nature walks every Saturday throughout the summer.
The wildlife operators are open for the season.  The Orcas have been spotted quite a bit this month.  The stellar sea lions are still here and the eagles and marine birds are plentiful. 
For those looking for a more active vacation - the San Juan Island Celebrity Golf Classic is the first weekend in June along with the San Juan Island Marathon.  What a beautiful place to qualify for the Boston Marathon or Olympic trials!
Looking forward to meeting you and hosting you here no matter what your holiday has in store. 
With warm regards,

Anna Maria and Dave 
Harrison House Suites & Tucker House Inn
Mooney Fly-in to FHR

Friday Harbor San Juan Island Washington

The Harrison House and Tucker House Suites will host pilots from the western United States for the 1st annual Friday Harbor Airport (FHR) Vintage Mooney fly-in this August 21 - 23rd.  The airport's transient parking will be packed with 30 to 40 low-wing general aviation aircraft.  Barbecues, whale watching and evening dinners are planned. 
The San Juan Islands are spectacular from the air.  We encourage guests to fly to the Islands either on a wheel or float plane.  We offer a 5% discount on your Kenmore Airlines plane ticket.  Call for details.  There are few places in the lower 48 where you can take a sea plane to your vacation destination.  As they say getting here is half the fun!
Our Two Newest Additions

Friday Harbor Bed & Breakfast, San Juan Island Wasington

No Shay is not our new addition!  (You met Shay in our winter newsletter kissing Mona the camel.)  Anyway, this is our Kamado.  It is a Japanese Clay Oven.  We use it to smoke meats, poultry and fish for catering at the Inns and for special dishes at Coho.  Currently Coho is featuring a smoked duck breast cooked in this oven.  The dish is served with a pomegranate rhubarb coulis, corn yoghurt cake and toasted pistachios.  The Kamado weighs in at 750 pounds and is 63 inches high and 32 inches wide.  As you can see it is not only a beautiful piece of lawn art but functional as well.  We shared Dave's recipe for Smoked Baby Back Ribs with Homemade Barbecue Sauce as our recipe for the month - perfect for the upcoming grilling season.  He cooked up a batch last night and boy they were yummy!

San Juan Islands  Lodging WA

In this picture, Shay is standing next to our second new addition - a 20 quart Hobart mixer.  We must admit, it is not as beautiful as the Kamado, but just as functional.  Shay is holding the flat beater from our 6 quart Kitchen Aid next to the flat beater from 'Big Bertha', we named the new mixer.  We can mix up a batch of cookies times 10 or 4 batches of bagels in a jiffy.  The cookie fairy is officially in heaven!
Gift Certificate For Staying With Us
We are running a plenty of specials and have some neat packages.  Check out the Harrison House Suites or Tucker House Inn's special page for details.  The ferry for free special goes through May 21st.  Specials cannot be combined.  Call for details. 
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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