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Bird Rock Hotel Travel Blog

Welcome to the Bird Rock Hotel Blog! We are located in beautiful Friday Harbor on San Juan Island and our blog brings you the latest news, insider tips and ideas on what to do on San Juan Island.

Posted on Dec. 16, 2019
San Juan Island Sea Kelp

It is so lovely and comforting to visit all of your favorite spots when returning to San Juan Island: the whale watch park and its iconic lighthouse; South Beach; dinner at Downriggers. It’s equally lovely to discover something new like the...

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Posted on Dec. 2, 2019
Friday Harbor, Washington

Nothing is easier and more fun than stress-free Holiday shopping in a small coastal town on a relaxing island weekend getaway. Our Bird Rock Hotel is conveniently located 1½ blocks from the ferry dock in the heart of the completely walkable Friday Harbor, twinkling with Holiday lights. Before you go, check out our irresistible December weekend specials, don’t forget to book yourself the massage you promised yourself months ago, come on up and get shopping.

Posted on Nov. 18, 2019
Pumpkin Stand on San Juan Island

With Thanksgiving just around the corner gratitude is on our minds. Research has shown, that simply thinking about gratitude reduces stress levels and depression and releases the “feel good” hormone DHEA. In addition, practicing positive thinking and gratefulness trains your brain’s neurological pathways to think happy by default as opposed to ruminating on the things which didn’t go your way or are out of your control.

Posted on Nov. 4, 2019
Mayas Whale Watching

After the harvest festivities and before the holiday season it gets soothingly quiet on San Juan Island; an excellent time for a weekend road trip to deeply relax, totally unplug and wholly recharge. We here at the Bird Rock Hotel have compiled a list of our favorite Winter activities and are always available to help you plan them, so you can spend your time solely focused on being present.

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