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2015

Vacation Idea, November 2015
Friday Harbor House was included in the article, "20 Best Weekend Getaways from Seattle." Full article

Napa Valley Register, November 2015
Friday Harbor House was featured in the article, "Best Travel Stories From Our Readers." Full story

Seattle Gay News, October 2015
Friday Harbor House was featured in the article, "OUTBOUND: Bite of San Juan Islands, Friday Harbor Film Festival are two reasons for a NW island escape." Full article

San Juan Islander, July 2015
The article titled "New ownership for Friday Harbor Inn" informs readers about the new ownership change at Friday Harbor House. Full article

Thrillist Seattle, June 2015
The Bluff at Friday Harbor House was featured on Thrillist Seattle in the article, "The 10 Best Bars & Restaurants on the San Juan Islands." Full article

CRAVE magazine, April 2015
Friday Harbor House was included in the destination feature in CRAVE magazine, "Peerless in Seattle." Full article

The Daily Telegraph, April 2015
Friday Harbor House was mentioned in the article, "Whale watching at Friday Harbour on San Juan Island." Full article

TrazeeTravel.com, February 2015
A review of Friday Harbor House was featured on TrazeeTravel.com. Full article

2014

425 magazine, Nov/Dec 2014
Friday Harbor House and The Bluff are highlighted in the article, "Hotel Restaurants. Don't have reservations. Make them". Full story

USAToday.com, September 2014
Friday Harbor House was included in the USAToday.com article, "10 most romantic coastal destinations". Full article

Happiness Is, September 2014
Friday Harbor House and The Bluff were featured in the blog post, "Our Anniversary Stay at Friday Harbor House on San Juan Island". Full article

SIP Northwest, July 2014
Friday Harbor House and The Bluff were highlighted in the article, "Drifters: Friday Harbor House". Full article

KOMO News, Seattle Refined, July 2014
Friday Harbor House and The Bluff were featured in the article, "Take a trip to Friday Harbor House". Full article

Examiner.com, June 2014
Executive Chef Aaron Rock's Lunch n' Learn series was highlighted in the Examiner.com article, "Summer in the San Juan Islands". Full article

AtHomeInLove.com, May 2014
The Bluff and the Friday Harbor House were a major highlight for this blogger's San Juan Island featured post. Full article. Full story

KCTS 9: Chef's Secrets, February 2014
On February 8, 2014 Executive Chef Aaron Rock was on the Chef's Secrets segment of KCTS Channel 9. Chef Rock unveiled his secrets for a perfectly prepared Roasted Garlic Stuffed Chicken with Mustard Cream Sauce. Full story

2013

Seattle DINING!, December 2013
Executive Chef, Aaron Rock and The Bluff at the Friday Harbor House were featured in the Seattle DINING! December edition of their "Chef's Kitchen" column. Full story

BCC, June 2013
Friday Harbor House was featured on BBC.com's round up of America's best little beach towns. Full story

SIP Northwest, May 2013
SIP Northwest featured Executive Chef, Aaron Rock and Friday Harbor House in their cover story, "SIP Best of the Northwest: Travel 2013" Friday Harbor House was one of only three properties in Washington state to be included. Full story

Huffington Post, May 2013
The Huffington Post featured Executive Chef, Aaron Rock's creation, Mona's Madrona in the article, "10 Cocktails Containing Meat." Friday Harbor House and The Bluff were one of only 10 restaurants selected in the U.S., and the only restaurant in Washington state. Full story

Fox News Travel, April 2013
Fox News Travel named Friday Harbor House to their list of the Top 10 romantic getaways in Washington State. Full story.

Town & Country, April 2013
Town & Country magazine included The Friday Harbor House in the story entitled: Pack Mentality. Click here to view article.

2012

Coastal Living, November 2012
Coastal Living magazine included The Bluff Restaurant and Terrace in the story, "The Savory San Juan Islands." Click here to view article.

CocoKelley.com, October 2012
The Friday Harbor House and the Bluff Restaurant were featured in the story, "Weekend Getaways: Friday Harbor House." Click here to view the article.

Gastrolust.com, October 2012
The Friday Harbor House and The Bluff Restaurant were featured in the story, "Passport to Pleasure: Feeling Good in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island." Click here to view the article.

Sunbreak.com, October 2012
The Friday Harbor House and The Bluff Restaurant were featured in the story, "Passport to Pleasure: Feeling Good in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island." Click here to view the article.

LATimes.com, August 2012
LATimes.com featured the Friday Harbor House as the place to stay in the San Juan Islands in their travel segment on August 26, 2012. Click here to view the article.

SeriousEats.com, August 2012
SeriousEats.com featured the Friday Harbor House and The Bluff Restaurant in the story, "What to Eat in Friday Harbor on Washington's San Juan Island." Click here to view the article.

Harbors magazine, August 2012
Harbors magazine featured the Friday Harbor House in their summer 2012 issue. Click here to view the article.

Sacramento magazine, April 2012
Sacramento magazine included Lakedale in story "Pacific Northwest Wonder."

Northwest Travel magazine, Spring 2012
Northwest Travel magazine mentioned Friday Harbor House and The Bluff as a San Juan Island Lodging and Dining recommendation in story "The San Juan Islands: Create Your Own Island Adventure."

Wine Enthusiast, March 2012
Chef Kyle Nicholson of The Bluff Restaurant is quoted in an article featuring in Wine Enthusiast, a magazine that showcases the lodging, services, and--most of all--the superb wine/food offerings of the San Juans.

RestaurantManagement.com, February 2012
RestaurantManagement.com included Kyle Nicholson, The Bluff and Friday Harbor House in their story "Seasonal Strategies." The full article can be found here.

1,000 Places to See Before You Die, January 2012
Friday Harbor House was included in a new book, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. The updated edition of the book by Patricia Schultz offers 200 new entries, 25 additional countries, and more than 500 full-color photographs. Schultz said she has been working on the revision since the original edition came out in 2003.

The San Juan Islands are included in the Whale-Watching section at number 899 and Friday Harbor House is included in Hotel, Resorts, Eco-Lodges and Inns section at number 900.

2011

Seattle Dining!, December 2011
Seattle Dining! profiled Chef Kyle Nicholson of The Bluff Restaurant • Bar • Terrace in an article titled "Friday Harbor House: Maybe the best bluff ever." Complete article can be found here.
Spinach and Brussels Sprouts Salad with fresh Ricotta and Grilled Leek Vinaigrette here.

Destination I Do, Fall 2011
The San Juan Island, Orcas Island and Lopez Island comprise the San Juan Islands and we touch down on each of them to let off the other passengers. As our seaplane touches down at Friday Harbor Marina, we see fantastic Friday Harbor House perched at the top of a bluff. The Bluff Restaurant is the place to be: It's packed with locals. Sample Chef Kyle Nicholson's yummy farm-to-fork comfort food: crab cakes, caramelized short ribs and Columbia River Steel Head. As the sun sets, we head to our elegant eco-mod pad. A toasty fireplace, balcony view of the marina and a luxury lavender soak in the jetted tub await.

WHERE Seattle, October 2011
Chef Kyle Nicholson's October "Farm to Table: Island Style" cooking class was featured in WHERE Seattle's October issue here.

SeattleMet.com, September 30, 2011
Five Things to Do Out of Town This Weekend
Try a seven-course dinner or a run for a good cause. Wine and dine at the Winemaker Dinner with Covington Cellars and Two Vintners on Oct 2 at San Juan Island's Friday Harbor House. After the seven-course meal of Dungeness crab fritters, Shoal Bay oysters, seared duck breast, and paired wines, get 35 percent off the hotel's best available rate.

Forbes.com, August 18, 2011
5 "Endless Summer" Vacations for Labor Day Weekend and Beyond
5. San Juan Island, Washington
Although it's just three hours by car and ferry from Seattle, San Juan island feels much further away, and decades behind the modern fray. Spend the first half of the day shopping, spa-ing and socializing in lively Friday Harbor, and an hour later you're sipping chardonnay among the vines at peaceful San Juan Vineyards. Loll on the beach all day if it suits you, or sample one of the incredibly scenic hikes in Lime Kiln Point State Park, considered one of the best places in the world to see orcas from shore. For lunch, take a picnic to the Sculpture Garden, a 19-acre preserve showcasing zany modernist creations of stone and steel. Newly opened. Zip San Juan has 8 different ziplines that sail through a canopy of red cedar and across a dramatic landscape of lakes and wetlands. An easygoing all-in-one vacation retreat is the specialty of long-established resorts like Roche Harbor Resort and Friday Harbor House, which offer everything from golf to whale watching to sailing.

The Province, August 14, 2011
For as little as...
$295 US... stay overnight at Friday Harbor House in the San Juan Islands when you attend the Chinook Winemakers Dinner on Aug. 31. The six-course dinner is priced at $85 US each. The Harbor View guestrooms are regularly priced from $305 to $325 US.

Seattleite.com, August 2011
Seattleite.com profiled the fall Couples Kitchen Mixers at Friday Harbor House, featuring three culinary vacations organized around the theme, Farm to Table Island Style. The complete article can be found here.

Delta Sky, July 2011
Americana Summer
San Juan Islands: Slow and serene are watchwords here, on the rugged islands off the coast of Washington State.
For a livelier getaway, most people choose Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, where you can book a room at Rosario Resort & Spa or Friday Harbor House for easy access to everything from golf to cycling to sailing.

TravelAgeWest.com, July 19, 2011
Friday Harbor House: Surf, Turf or Zipi
Friday Harbor House, located on San Juan Island, is running a series of accommodation specials designed to encourage summer travel. Its Surf package includes a tour of the town's whale museum, a whale watching tour, $25 for use in the hotel's Bluff Restaurant and two Friday Harbor House tote bags. Rates start at $350 per night. The Turf package comes with a full-day rental for two mopeds, $25 restaurant credit and two tote bags (from $330). The Zip package includes a zipline tour adventure, $25 restaurant credit and two tote bags (from $340). After a day of fun, guests can wind down with authentic island cuisine in the Bluff, which is featuring a new summer menu with cuisine from local waters and farms.
Packages are valid through Sept. 29, 2011.

Seattle Met, July 2011
Foodie Getaways
Friday Harbor House Cooking Class

Chef Kyle Nicholson of the Bluff Restaurant kicks off a series of three didactic overnights on September 9. The curriculum: "farm to table, island style." For a complete lesson on what the avid mushroom hunter will impart about finding fungi, click here.

Wine Press Northwest, Summer 2011
The Ultimate Guide
San Juan Islands: Two fine reasons to visit the San Juans: Lopez Island Winery on Lopez and San Juan Vineyards in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. Restaurants with Northwest wine lists include Coho Restaurant and The Bluff at Friday harbor House in Friday Harbor.

Every Day with Rachael Ray, July 2011
A Pork-Filled Picnic! San Juan Island, WA
Friday Harbor House delivers luxe touches like soft sheets and jetted tubs, all on the water's edge overlooking the fireworks. Complete coverage can be found here.

Journal Newspapers, May 2, 2011
A bird's-eye view of Friday Harbor
Journalist Elizabeth Griffin covered Friday Harbor House and The Bluff Restaurant • Bar • Terrace in her article on Friday Harbor. Complete coverage can be found here.

Everett Herald, April 20, 2011
Friday Harbor House and chef offer weekend culinary classes
Get away to San Juan Island, learn a little about cooking and enjoy a relaxing weekend. Friday Harbor House offers a series of spring and fall culinary adventures with Chef Kyle Nicholson of The Bluff Restaurant. There are six mini-vacations, organized in two themed series: "Fresh Seafood: Everything from Head to Tail," and "Farm to Table: Island Style." Attend one class or any number of them. Each session begins with a Friday night stay at the resort, continental breakfast the following morning and a class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Afterward, celebrate with wine and a lunch featuring ingredients and techniques learned.

USAToday.com, April 2011
Places to Stay in Friday Harbor, Washington
Located two blocks from the ferry terminal, the Friday Harbor House (fridayharborhouse.com) has 23 rooms overlooking the marina and spa treatments available to guests. All rooms include breakfast each morning, jetted tubs and gas fireplaces.

Daily Journal of Commerce, February 2011
Friday Harbor House
Friday Harbor House hired Michael Alexander as operations manager and Kyle Nicholson as chef of the boutique San Juan Island Inn and The Bluff Restaurant Bar Terrace. Alexander recently developed and managed The Portfolio Room, the fine dining restaurant of the Culinary Department at the Art Institute of Seattle. He has also instructed at FareStart and Edmonds Community College. Nicholson has 10 years experience in the culinary industry and recently managed a culinary program with Sur La Table in Salt Lake City.

Vancouver Sun, December 18, 2010
Holiday deal lets you dress like Santa and ski for free
Away for Xmas
San Juan Island's Friday Harbor House (www.fridayharborhouse.com) has a two-night Holiday Package for Dec. 24 and 25 with rates from $220 US per night, including continental breakfast, a bottle of sparkling wine and Christmas Eve dinner for two.

Smart Meetings, December 2010
Washington: An Evergreen Favorite
San Juans & Beyond
Another popular option is the Friday Harbor House (fridayharborhouse.com) on San Juan Island, with 1,00-plus sq.ft. of meeting space.

San Juan Journal, December 9, 2010
Friday Harbor House has a new operations manager and a new head chef
Michael Alexander, operations manager, is a certified hospitality educator. He developed, implemented and managed the featured fine dining restaurant at the Art Institute of Seattle's Culinary Department, while instructing various courses in culinary operations and management. Additionally, he has instructed at Farestart and Edmonds Community College, and was maitre d' and manager at the Salish Lodge & Spa in the early 1990s.

Kyle Nicholson, executive chef, relocated from Utah, where he had been fine-tuning his craft in Salt Lake City, Park City and Alta since 2003. He last managed a successful culinary program with Sur La Table in Salt Lake City.

Nicholson has ties to the Pacific Northwest, and earned degrees at The Evergreen State College in Olympia and Western Culinary Institute in Portland. Nicholson also has a background in business and sustainable agriculture, which ties into the local farm-to-table philosophy that is so prominent in the Northwest.

Western Living, October 2010
The Goods: Escape
San Juan Island - Where to Stay
The well-appointed Friday Harbor House (with two-person Jacuzzis in all 23 rooms) is your moderately more urbane option. Take your morning coffee on the expansive garden patio - as it's well positioned on the island's eastern shore, you get supreme sunrises over a necklace of distant, forested isles.

WHERE Seattle, October 2010
Beyond Seattle - Island Life
Visitors can opt to lodge downtown at one of Friday Harbor's many inviting hotels, like the hip Friday Harbor House.

Vancouver Magazine, August 26, 2010
Local Travel Guide: San Juan Island
The well-appointed Friday Harbor House (with two-person Jacuzzis in all 23 rooms) is your moderately more urbane option. Take your morning coffee on the expansive garden patio - as it's well positioned on the island's eastern shore, you get supreme sunrises over a necklace of distant, forested isles.

Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living, June 2010
Washington State by Throos - San Juan Island
Splurge: A night at Friday Harbor House, dinner at The Bluff and a sailing lesson in the morning. Friday Harbor House sits perched on the bluff overlooking Friday Harbor and offers 26 rooms and suites. The décor is comfortable contemporary and the views from most rooms along the bluff are worth the price of admission. Given the size of the hotel, the service is personal and the hotel almost has the feel of an upscale bed and breakfast. Bonus: Since the Friday Harbor House is only three blocks from the ferry dock, you don't need to bring your car onto the ferry if the lines are horrifically long. Just inside the door of the Friday Harbor House, you'll find The Bluff. Chef Joseph Foriska brings his passion for local foods and sixteen years of experience on the islands into the kitchen to offer up a seasonal menu full of stories of the farms that produced what shows up on your plate. He knows where his food comes from and delights to showcase each island ingredient rather than hide them in intricate preparations. Try the Jones Family Farm Pulled Pork served on folded and sweet steamed buns or the Ginger Miso Braised Rockfish with creamy risotto and buttered "linguine" carrots.

Seattle Magazine, May 2010
Seattle's Great Escapes
What's New:
The hottest new restaurant/bar in town is The Bluff, in the middle of Friday Harbor's busy waterfront scene. The menu delights from stem to stern, but local favorites include the braised short ribs and the Kobe beef burger. Small-plate and signature-drink deals abound during happy hour (4-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday). Save room for dessert.
Where To Stay:
Make a night of your visit to The Bluff by booking a room upstairs in the urbane Friday Harbor House ($215-$360 per night). With views of the bustling marina below, the well-appointed rooms seem more like those in a high-rise hotel on the Vancouver waterfront than in an island inn.

Northwest Palate, May-June 2010
The Greening of San Juan Island
In Friday Harbor, diners can find a plethora of island foodstuffs at The Bluff at Friday Harbor House.

About.com, April 30, 2010
Gourmet "Glamping" in Washington
The term "glamping" is almost as annoying to me as "staycation" -- actually, possibly more so -- but the concept is one I can really get behind: all the pleasures of the great outdoors without sacrificing comfort or style. Last week, The New York Times brought news of combo adventure travel-gourmet cooking excurisions (which you already knew about since I wrote about it last year), but here's one better: learn to cook gourmet campfire cuisine, while sleeping outdoors in style in Washington's San Juan Islands. Head to Lakedale Resort on May 14-15 or September 24-25, 2010, where you'll check into a 225 square foot canvas cabin, which will be outfitted with s a queen bed with pillow-top bedding, a full-size sleeper sofa or two lounge chairs, pillows and a flannel duvet, a table and four chairs, one cordless lantern and bath linens. (Try to overlook that it's called a "glampsite".) Then, you'll gather around the fire for a cooking seminar with Chef Joseph Foriska of The Bluff Restaurant • Bar • Terrace at Friday Harbor House to learn to prepare such dishes as apple cider marinated chicken breast, corn skewers finished with a poblano compound butter, campfire baked beans and more. It ends with a "s'mores symposium", which promises to take this kid-favorite treat to a whole new level.

City Confidant, March 29, 2010
Gourmet Glamping in San Juan Islands: Luxury Camping with a Culinary Twist
Seattleites enjoy the outdoors. That's why we live in the Northwest. So if you love the open air, but camping isn't your thing, why not try "glamping" - aka glamorous camping? The Lakedale Resort in Three Lakes is offering a glamping weekend, May 14-15, that includes a two-night getaway in a canvas cabin and campfire cooking classes by Chef Joseph Foriska of The Bluff Restaurant • Bar • Terrace at Friday Harbor House. Take over a fort in one of Lakedale's 13 "glampsites," a custom-built, 225-square-foot canvas cabin that contains a queen bed with pillow-top bedding, a full-size sleeper sofa or two lounge chairs, pillows and a flannel duvet, a table and four chairs, one cordless lantern, and bath linens. We say WOW! Every glampsite also includes two Adirondack chairs, a picnic table, and a fire ring. Chef Joseph will teach you how to prepare a campfire feast of Westcott Bay Oysters, Apple Cider Marinated Chicken Breast, Marinated New York Strip Steak, Corn skewers, Fingerling Potatoes, Rosemary Salad, Island Green Salad, and Campfire Baked Beans. And, of course, no campfire dinner is complete without a s'mores symposium, where you will learn how to create the perfect s'more. Escape to the San Juan Islands with your significant other or a group of friends, and experience a fantastic getaway.

Wine Press Northwest, March 12, 2010
10 Great Things to do in Northwest Wine Country
#8. Glamping in the San Juans. Two properties in Friday Harbor, Wash., are taking glamorous camping to the nth degree by offering "gourmet glamping" on May 14-15. Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes and The Bluff Restaurant at Friday Harbor House are collaborating on two-night stays for Lakedale's well-appointed canvas cabins. When guests arrive, they get a bottle of Domaine Ste. Michelle sparkling wine, a chef's hat and apron and the opportunity to prepare a multi-course dinner, enjoyed around the campfire. On Saturday evening, couples meet at the campfire, get assembled into small groups, then are taught how to prepare a course for the dinner by The Bluff culinary team. For dessert, everyone will receive s'more training. If you miss this weekend, a second "camp" is Sept. 24-25.

CityConfidant.com, March 3, 2010
Take a romantic getaway to Friday Harbor for a Couples Kitchen Mixer hosted by Chef Joseph Foriska from Friday Harbor House. Class themes include, "I Second that Emulsion," the art of emulsifying - from homemade mayonnaise to hollandaise sauce, "Too Hot to Handle," the intimate details of the chili pepper and decoding the Scoville or hotness scale, and "It's a Wild World," an exploration of cultured foods and the world cultures that have created them. Package includes one-night stay, cooking class with lunch, and wine for two at The Bluff Restaurant • Bar • Terrace.
March 6-7, 13-14 and 20-21

425 Magazine, March-April 2010
"Camping - Roughing It = Glamping, And More Unique Experiences on San Juan Island"
Friday Harbor House has been undergoing some renovations and they want to show off. They have been running a lot of specials, so if a hotel stay with a great view of the ferries floating into dock is what you had in mind, make sure to check them out. In addition, the Bluff Restaurant not only has a new look, their menu is fresh, too.

San Juan Journal, February 23, 2010
The Bluff Restaurant • Bar • Terrace at Friday Harbor House has appointed Joseph Foriska as chef. "As a resident of the San Juan Islands for more than 15 years, Chef Foriska brings to the table a familiarity of the San Juan Island culinary community and strong relationships with local purveyors," Friday Harbor House GM Michael O'Dell said in a press release. "After working at some of the area's most renowned dining establishments, we feel honored to have him on board at The Bluff." From 2006-09, Foriska served as food and beverage purchasing manager at Roche Harbor Resort. During his tenure, the wine program at McMillin's Dining Room was consecutively awarded Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence." Foriska previously owned and served as executive chef at Fleur de Lys, a French-inspired fine dining restaurant on San Juan Island. He has served as sous chef at Vinny's Restaurant and Duck Soup Inn.

TheProvince.com, February 21, 2010
"Work up an appetite for Cooking Class Getaways choices"
Have you a yearning to learn how to make hollandaise sauce or how much chili in a dish is yummy and how much is just nasty? These one night Cooking Class Getaways to the waterfront Friday Harbor House in the San Juan Islands may be your solution. Friday Harbor House's new chef, Joseph Foriska, has introduced the cooking series, Couples Kitchen Mixers. There are three mixers in March each with a different theme.

Seattle Magazine, January 2010
Olympics Guide: Enjoy the 2010 Winter Olympics without leaving Seattle
This nearby getaway would be sure to qualify for a medal if it were a competition. The "Go for the Gold" package includes a bottle of wine upon arrival, $20 to spend at The Bluff Restaurant • Bar • Terrace and a $100 gift certificate to Bison Galleries.

Smart Meetings, December 2009
Other popular venues include Friday Harbor House on San Juan Island, with 1,000 square feet of meeting space.

Northwest Meetings + Events, Fall 2009
The Bluff Restaurant ? Bar ? Terrace has opened at Friday Harbor House, located on San Juan Island, Wash., and features fresh fare from local waters and farms.

ShowCase Magazine, Winter 2009
Two blocks from the ferry we arrive at Friday Harbor House. The architecture is contemporary yet distinctly Northwest, the luxurious little boutique hotel brings urban sophistication to the island. The Bluff Restaurant is located on the property, this sleek dining room has captivating views. Freshness and flavor define dining at the Friday Harbor House.

Travel Age West, October 19, 2009
The Bluff faces the postcard-perfect bay, and its refurbishment capitalizes on that magical setting. The designers wisely removed any obstacles between diners and the great outdoors, essentially creating a wall of windows between the indoors and out.

Seattle Times | Pacific Northwest Magazine, October 4, 2009
When it opened, the façade of Friday Harbor House seemed almost too avante garde for this sleepy former fishing village. But if Friday Harbor House was ahead of its time, the town seems to have caught up with it. This century, Friday Harbor has gained a number of new buildings; one of them, a swank new multiuse facility, bookends the small park adjacent to the inn. Friday Harbor House has changed, too, but only for the better. The sleek island getaway now includes a conference center and several new guest rooms, and a recent makeover has expanded its dining room.

Bridal Guide, September/October, 2009
The Friday Harbor House, an intimate inn with a much-lauded restaurant, sits on a bluff overlooking San Juan Island's marina. Each of the 23 guestrooms has a sitting area with a gas fireplace and a whirlpool tub; some have balconies.

The Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2009
Where to Stay - In Friday Harbor, try the Friday Harbor House (packages with breakfast from $299; fridayharborhouse.com).

The Daily Journal of Commerce, June 5, 2009
The Bluff Restaurant ? Bar ? Terrace opened in Friday Harbor. The restaurant overlooks the ferry landing with views of the San Juan Channel and marina.

American Express Blue Sky Traveler, August 2008
Mornings are crisp and cool, the trees are exploding with color - it's time to get in the car and take a long weekend to the San Juan Islands. Pick just one of these Pacific Northwest Isles, or do one a day. On San Juan, stay at the Friday Harbor House.

Seattle P-I, July 2008
Friday Harbor on San Juan Island is thriving with activity during vacation season. Arrive to the island using the Victoria Clipper, which operates daily service from downtown Seattle to Friday Harbor during the summer months. While on the island, enjoy the best view in town from the lawn at Friday Harbor House from its gorgeous hillside perch.

TravelandLeisure.com, Summer 2008
Friday Harbor House was voted as one of the top 20 summer getaways in the United States. Only 100 miles north of Seattle, you can walk two blocks from the ferry to the resort itself, where 23 modern guestrooms and suites have unique artwork, furniture, fireplaces, and oversize jetted tubs, and most have views of the harbor and pine-covered islands. Since the islands are one of the best whale-watching spots in the world, don't miss boating out to Harp Strait and marvel at breaching orcas and humpbacks frolicking with their calves.

PNW Local News, June 2008
The Lummi Arts Festival has several events that will take place to help San Juan residents connect with the original cultures of the islands and Friday Harbor House donated an exhibit of works by artists from the Lummi Nation and from Turtle Mountain Chippewa for the event on West and First streets. Some of the artwork includes intricate beadwork, carvings in wood and bone, leatherwork, and silverwork.


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