San Juan Island on the northern border of Washington State, is a true Pacific Northwest treasure. The Island and its cute coastal town of Friday Harbor are just 65 miles from Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia, yet feel worlds away. Astonishing, beautiful, tranquil, majestic and unspoiled, San Juan Island has its own relaxed pace of life, a deep culture of rugged outdoor fun, and a strong connection to nature and the arts.

Lovingly protected by the Olympic rain shadow, the isle gets nearly 250 days of sunshine each year and only about half the annual rainfall of nearby Seattle, making San Juan Island a particularly charming destination during Washington State's rainy season.

How to Get Here

Getting to San Juan Island is a magical journey. Whether you fly, drive or boat, we guarantee the trip will be an amazing experience.

What to Do

Whale watching, kayaking, hiking, fishing, biking, birding, golfing, exploring arts and crafts and local farms are just a few of the adventures awaiting on gorgeous San Juan Island.

Where to Eat

Friday Harbor is home to over two-dozen restaurants, bars, bistros and cafes within three blocks of Bird Rock Hotel.  Whatever you crave, you’ll find it within easy walking distance.

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Our staff is the heart of Bird Rock. All of us continuously renew our commitment to be welcoming, efficient, helpful, and kind.  

Would you like assistance with a special occasion, thoughtful suggestions about activities and dining or help booking a spa treatment? Please don't hesitate to ask for help with experiencing the best of our enchanted island.

We are here for you and can't wait to make it easy for you to have the vacation you crave.

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