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.

San Juan Island, Washington
June 16, 2021
Midweek Getaway San Juan Island

With all of us making up for an entire year of travelling, hugging and eating out, things seem a bit more crowded in our gorgeous...

San Juan Island, Washington
May 10, 2021
5 Ways to Rediscover Summer on San Juan Island

Gorgeous San Juan Island, only 65 miles north of Seattle, is gearing up for a sublime Summer, packed with safe and super fun outdoor activities...

April 25, 2021
5 Tips to plan the Perfect Mother’s Day on San Juan Island

It doesn’t have to be Mother’s Day proper for you to celebrate the most amazing woman in your life, but celebrated she must be, especially...

March 12, 2021
5 Best Places to spot Baby Wildlife in the Spring on San Juan Island

Pristine San Juan Island, a mere 65 miles north of Seattle, is a haven for wildlife at sea and on land alike.  The iconic Orca...

February 11, 2021
8 Ways to Taste San Juan Island

During the longest year on record (2020) I took to entertaining my foodie family with themed dinners & tastings. We missed our weekend getaways to...

November 16, 2020
San Juan Island Spotlight – The Sculpture Park

On the north end of San Juan Island, nestled along beautiful Westcott Bay, find the 20-acre San Juan Islands Sculpture Park. Fun for the entire...

October 20, 2020
Sunny & Safe – Quiet Season Getaway to San Juan Island

It had been 10 months since our last, well, anything really. Seeing friends, sleeping in a hotel, eating out. We wanted a break, but not...

Aniversary gettaway
June 15, 2020
Anniversary Getaway San Juan Island

My husband and I got married on San Juan Island and decided to return for our “Wood” (fifth) anniversary to the place where it all happened...

June 1, 2020
9 Tips for the Most Rewarding Whale Watching Experience on San Juan Island

San Juan Island is one of the top whale watching destinations in the world. Sometimes whales even frolic in the harbor of our little coastal...

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