- Reviews: 2682
Random Rooms Available, Watch for Signs: Difficult to Find unless You Look for Them
Scattered around Friday Harbor you will occasionally find signs offering rooms available, and a phone number. The sign above is in front of the Doctor's Office Cafe, but there are a number of other examples.
If you come in peak season, chances are these room will be taken. However, off-peak season there may be some random availability found. It is best to call ahead, of course, but until you arrive in town you won't see the signs noting that the rooms are available!
So, the thing to do is to visit Friday Harbor once, and copy down a few phone numbers for the next time you visit.
Some of these places may be found on VRBO or a few other web sites from time to time.
From what I have seen, the rooms tend towards the more expensive, but sometimes deals may be found as well.
You will probably want to take into consideration the location of some of these rooms. For example, the above room that is available above the Doctor's Office Cafe: the Cafe is directly across the street from the Ferry Terminal (which is convenient), and therefore there is some early morning noise. Also, due to the ferry traffic, the Cafe in the ground floor opens at 4:30 in the morning. If you find a place with a room over a store or restaurant, you may want to consider what hours the establishment on the ground floor keeps!
- Reviews: 4
Beaverton Valley Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast: Island Charm
I've never actually stayed at the B&B, since I lived less than a mile away. However, the owners are the nicest people you could ever possibly meet and the view from the farmhouse is spectacular. If you really want a vacation, this is the place to go.
Great breakfast, homemade of course. The views of the valley and its wildlife are spectacular. Located close enough to town that you could bike or bring a car, but far enough away to enjoy the quiet of the country.
- Reviews: 70
Olympic Lights B&B: Homey and Relaxing
This inn differed from the Highland Inn. The B&B is an old farmhouse from 1895. The rooms are comfortable but not fancy. The bathrooms for some of the rooms are separate but private.
Both Inns provided sample menus from the local restaurants. The Inn keepers were very friendly and helpful. The breakfasts here were not quite as extensive but just as good. We received fresh fruit and an egg dish made from their chickens.
As a side note they have kitties but they only seem to ever be on the first floor of the house and never in the rooms. Being a kitty lover we enjoyed seeing them.
For those of you who had grandparents that lived in the country. It kinda reminds you of visiting Grandmas house. Many flowers surround the house.
- Reviews: 70
Highland Inn: Luxury and Solitude
This B&B has two rooms. Each room is has a sliding door that leads out to a back veranda that overlooks the west side of San Juan Island. You can see the Olympic mountains and Victoria. Also if you have good binocs or a spotting scope you can get a good view of Orcas as they swim by. The Inn keeper bakes fresh cookies each afternoon for her guests. You have plenty of birds and hummingbirds visiting your deck.
The breakfasts.... fresh fruit, baked breads and egg/meats. She serves the breakfast in 2 courses and you can eat at a small table in your room.
The room had nothing lacking so if you forgot toothpaste or some other item, it was stocked. Plus there was a mini-frig with drinks that came with the room(no extra charge).
Ok for all these amenities you do pay but if you like your comfiness it is good.
The views, the service, the breakfasts,
- Reviews: 3
We stayed at Wigeon's Rest...
We stayed at Wigeon's Rest guesthouse on False Bay. Absolutely magical place, quality quality quality. Cannot WAIT to go back. The proprietor, Suzanne, is just a wonderful host and really tuned into her guests' experience. It was top notch. It has a sister guesthouse on the property, Water's Edge) that is slightly larger -- each is designed to accommodate 2 (W.R.) or 2-3 (W.E.) people.
Two night minimum, Wigeon's Rest is $145 during high season (May to September), $125 during off season (October to April).
I believe Water's Edge is $185 during high season, $145 during off season.
The attention to detail (this guest house is new construction from 1999) was just amazing... the little place was absolutely immaculate. What value for the money! And it's sort of a well kept secret, which makes it kind of nice. (shhhhh!) There is a precious chocolate lab on site, Dolly, that will be your best friend by the time you leave.
- Reviews: 244
Hotel de Haro in Roche...
Hotel de Haro in Roche Harbour. The rich and the famous have stayed in this stylish turn of the century inn on the waterfront. We stayed in the condo, just down the road.
Charm, creaking wooden floors, excellent cusine.
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