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.

Wedding in a Lavender Field
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 Ferry
5 Date Ideas for Under $50 on San Juan Island

It’s February in Washington, when we get blessed with a little teaser of Spring, the first flowers of the season, days where the sun is...

Ferry to San Juan Island
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...

San Juan Island in the Fall
Guest Blog Lisette Wolter McKinley – Traveling in the off season to San Juan Island

A weekend getaway to San Juan Island, with its breathtaking nature, astonishing wildlife and rich culture, always feels like a world away. Even more so...

Feet in the Water on San Juan Island
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...

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