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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Best Places to See Orcas from San Juan Island
The 3 Best Places to see Orca Whales from Land on San Juan Island

There is something special about seeing Orcas from land. You can hear them breach, breath and sing and if you aren’t already, this will be...

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Beautiful Sunset at Lime Kiln Lighthouse on San Juan Island
5 Most Exhilarating Hikes on San Juan Island

Hiking in our incredibly gorgeous State of Washington is its own reward. Every cell in your body gets energized, your heart is pumping and after...

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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...

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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...

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Winter Vacation on San Juan Island, Washington
10 Things to do on San Juan Island in the Winter

San Juan Island and its quaint coastal town of Friday Harbor are especially charming in the Winter. When Seattleites are bundling up in rain gear...

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Christmas on South Beach, San Juan Island, Washington
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...

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