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
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...

Lime Kiln Lighthouse Centennial Celebration
June 17, 2019
Lime Kiln Lighthouse Centennial Celebration

On June 30, 2019, San Juan Island’s most recognizable icon, the Lime Kiln Lighthouse, turns 100 years old. It was one of the last lighthouses...

Evening Ferry Arriving in Friday Harbor
May 27, 2019
9 Ways to Enjoy the Arts on San Juan Island

The breathtaking natural beauty and serene pace on San Juan Island are deeply inspiring. No wonder the island has more working artists than any other...

How to Plan an Unforgettable Baby Moon to San Juan Island
April 29, 2019
7 Tips on How to Plan an Unforgettable Baby Moon to San Juan Island

You’ve made it through the first three months and are starting to feeling good again. You’ve decorated the nursery and the baby shower is on...

Solo Trip Tips San Juan Island
March 25, 2019
Solo Trip Tips San Juan Island

Travelling solo is an empowering opportunity to become more in touch with yourself—to build confidence and to learn what is important to you. Nothing makes...

Wedding in a Lavender Field
March 5, 2019
10 Insider Tips for the Perfect Outdoor Wedding Reception on San Juan Island

San Juan Island, with its breathtaking beaches, parks & activity farms is the perfect place for an outdoor wedding. Imagine yourself tying the knot on...

San Juan Island, Washington
January 28, 2019
5 Simple Lovely Date Ideas on San Juan Island

In February in Washington we get blessed with a little teaser of Spring, the first flowers of the season, days where the sun is actually warm...

Ferry to San Juan Island
December 31, 2018
The Best Time to Visit San Juan Island

I cherish the fact we have seasons in our gorgeous Washington State. I love the deep blues of the sky and the Salish Sea when...

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