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.

Feet in the Water on San Juan Island
September 24, 2018
Secret Season Getaway to San Juan Island

We had a tumultuous Summer, my husband and I--involving teenaged kids, aging grandparents, a health scare, several moves. Events which challenged the way we think...

San Juan Island, Washington
July 23, 2018
10 Family Fun Things to do on San Juan Island in the Summer

The best Summer Getaway is providing something fun to do for everybody in your family, with just the right mixture of outdoor adventure and relaxation...

Pelindaba Lavender Farm on San Juan Island
May 28, 2018
3 Most Unusual Farms to Tour on San Juan Island

What do freshly shucked oysters, Madrona-infused Brandy and lavender massage oil have in common? They are all sustainably grown and lovingly made on San Juan...

February 26, 2018
A Wedding at the Bird Rock Hotel

We here at the Bird Rock Hotel love people in love. We love putting little notes in our guest’s rooms when there is an anniversary...

San Juan
February 8, 2018
7 Not-to-be-Missed, Late Summer Things to Do on San Juan Island!

Summer is almost over! Did you make yours count? There is something special about visiting San Juan Island in late Summer, going on the last...

Christmas on South Beach, San Juan Island, Washington
November 27, 2017
Christmas Day on San Juan Island

As awesome as Christmas can be, it can also be a challenging holiday for many of us with the stress of holiday shopping and visiting...

San Juan Island, Washington
October 30, 2017
Vacation Like a Local on San Juan Island – 8 Insider Tips

Most people visit San Juan Island to see Orca whales in the wild, watch rare birds and other wildlife, eat in fancy restaurants and have...

Christopher S. Teren Lighthouse
September 25, 2017
5 Awesome Places to Get Married on San Juan Island

Getting married on San Juan Island is one of those things which keeps on giving.

A lifetime of memories, an easy, absolutely gorgeous place to...

San Juan Island, Washington
August 27, 2017
10 Tips for an unforgettable San Juan Island Honeymoon

San Juan Island is an amazing place to spend your honeymoon. It simply has it all: breathtaking vistas, amazing wildlife, stunning beaches, fun adventures like...

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