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.

Friday Harbor, Washington
December 2, 2019
Your Guide to Island-made Holiday Shopping in Friday Harbor

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...

November 18, 2019
Thankful 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...

Friday Harbor, Washington
November 4, 2019
What Not to Miss on Your Winter Road Trip to San Juan Island

Fall is an excellent time for a weekend road trip to San Juan Island todeeply relax, totally unplug and wholly recharge. We here at the ...

Ghost o RH
October 14, 2019
The Ghosts of Friday Harbor

It’s that time of the year, when the veil between the living and the spirits is said to be the thinnest, when we light fires...

Sushi from Tops'l Restaurant in Friday Harbor
September 30, 2019
Food & Art Weekend San Juan Island

My sweetheart and I recently treated ourselves to a “school is back in session and the holidays aren’t here yet” getaway to San Juan Island...

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September 16, 2019
How to Best Savor the San Juans

If you have ever lived in a place with seasonal tourism you’ll know: the exhale after the high season is over, the giddiness of the...

Friday Harbor, Washington
August 19, 2019
Car-free on San Juan Island

Visiting San Juan Island without a car has many advantages, especially in Summer, when the ferries are full and car reservations are sometimes unavailable when...

Friday Harbor, Washington
July 1, 2019
10 Most Frequently Asked Questions about San Juan Island

We San Juan Islanders love our island and we love to share this special place with our visitors.  And we especially love you to be...

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