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.

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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...

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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...

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BR Blog - How to Savor SJ (night ferry)1.jpeg
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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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