Tucker House Inn and Harrison House Suites
Secret Passage
Harrison House Suites &
Tucker House Inn Newsletter                                 June 2012



Like so many island residents, we landed here after falling in love with the islands on vacation. And like many of our inn guests, we wanted to know where the "locals" eat, what they do, how they live. As our business has grown, we are responding to more and more of these questions, and often guests become our neighbors.


With that in mind, we decided to convey some of the issues that islanders grapple with - things that you won't see on the Visitor's Bureau website - and let you know what's going on, as one neighbor would with another. In our Island News section, you'll read about topics that are of grave concern to us, and that ultimately affect every resident and visitor to the island. They relate to the principles that reflect "who we are" - protection of the environment and wildlife; healthy, sustainably grown food; eco-friendly travel; and respect for all living beings.


You'll notice we have a new newsletter format as well. We're hoping this sleeker version will be easier for you to locate the articles you like, and will allow for more in-depth articles.


But we need your help: we would like your opinion on this issue. What do you think of the new format? How about the content - would you like to see more of "behind-the-scenes" island life, or do you prefer not to delve that deeply? What do you like about our newsletter, and what do you skip over? How can we deliver more of what you're looking for? Short of loaning you a cup of sugar, how can we be your neighbor from afar? Shoot us an email, or drop us a note on Facebook. We welcome your suggestions, and look forward to hearing from you.



Summer Travel Tips
Westwind Aviation Cessna 175

Naturally, summer is the most popular time for island visitors, and the beauty of the islands rarely fails to impress. With a bit of planning, our local's ferry tips, and some patience, you might just be able to dodge those long summer ferry lines. Just remember to slow down to "island time" and you'll have a "wonderful time" here!


We've got a few transportation tips for you (Read more...)


A Day At The Inn
Pinterest Logo It's a good thing we're a pet-friendly inn, because all of us just adore animals. We'd like everyone to meet our four-legged guests. Send us your best pet photo and we'll post it on our new Pinterest board. We're also building boards with gardens, sites around the island, weddings, and more. You can check them out at http://pinterest.com/innsonsji/.
Island News
Sooke Bounding on Water Orcas, fish, and crops, along with coal, oil, bombs, debris and litter. At first glance, they may not seem to correlate, but these are all topics of which we, as islanders, are greatly concerned. They all affect our way of life and our clean environment. If you love the islands, Read More...    
Friday Harbor Dining
Sauteed Spot Prawns with Calamario New on the menu this month at Coho Restaurant: Sauteed Spot Prawns & Calamari. Go ahead - try it; sop up all that good sauce with freshly grilled bread. Yum!

Now open Monday through Saturday, 5-9pm, Coho Restaurant  serves Pacific Northwest Cuisine with a Mediterranean Flair. Just 2 blocks from the inns at 120 Nichols Street. Reservations recommended, 360 378-6330.

Gift Shop

Need a healthy snack for island hiking, bicycling,
or kayaking?

Our Coho Honey Granola is full of nutritious nuts, seeds, and grains - a perfect energy booster.

June RecipeStrawberry Shortcake

We've never met a shortcake we didn't like!

With fresh berries just hitting the tables, our summer time inn guests seem to feel the same - there's rarely any left on the plates!

Upcoming Events
Pollard Home
Islanders pull out all the
stops in summer, with events
packed throughout the
season, many of them free. Here are some of our favorites. While you're visiting, please remember that June 5 is World Environment Day and June 8 is World Oceans Day, and honor this great earth we call home.

Read more ... 
Our guests Greg & Rachel W, from Edmonds, WA sent us this lovely photo of rocks they found on South Beach during their visit. After all the rush of travel, the excitement of whale watching, the exertion of hiking and kayaking, beach combing is a nice way to slow down and enjoy the peace of the island. Whether it's walking a beach, sitting under a tree in a forest, or watching the birds in flight, we hope you'll allow time on your island visit to rejuvenate through nature.

Send us photos of your stay - we love to see how our guests enjoy the island!


Anna Maria de Freitas and All the Staff
Harrison House & Tucker House Inns
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