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The Kirk House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 17 Friday Harbor B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Our stay at the Kirkhouse B&B was a wonderful experience. We stayed for a whole weekend in October. Roxy and Doug are superb proprietors that deliver the special touches that make the Kirkhouse B&B a standout property. The beds are superb, the rooms are spacious, the food was fabulous.

We needed to catch an early ferry on Sunday, and were thrilled to be greeted by Doug and Roxy early in the morning before we left with a great hot "take out" breakfast, coffee and juice!

The special extra details Roxy and Doug add is what puts this B&B a cut above any others I have stayed at. We can't wait to get back for another stay!

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Roxy K, Owner at The Kirk House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2012

What a great review - thank you! You guys made for a very special weekend at the Kirk House Bed & Breakfast. We loved hosting a Gonzaga get together - and having the whole house to do that in. Now that sparks another idea - any takers for a weekend ZAG game watch? So glad you were able to see how incredible the island is (even through all the rain drops) and how comfortable the B & B is. Looking forward to seeing you all again soon!

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Reviewed October 31, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at the Kirk House B & B. We made our reservations the day of our stay and were greeted warmly by Doug and Roxy. Though we had a short stay and didn't spend much time in the house, everything was in great condition with all the amenities you could ask for. Great location as well, we were able to walk everywhere we needed in Friday Harbor. We had to catch the early ferry the next morning and had a delicious to-go breakfast waiting for us on the way out. Breakfast sandwich, yogurt, granola and berry parfait, orange juice, coffee...everything we needed without having to stop somewhere. Overall, it was a great experience and I would recommend to anyone looking for a B & B in Friday Harbor (or in the San Juan's for that matter).

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Roxy K, Owner at The Kirk House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2012

Thank you for writing us such a great review! Our only regret was that your stay was so short but so glad it made a lasting impression. When guests need to leave for that early ferry, we really like sending them off with a breakfast to go - gives them one more good thought of the Kirk House Bed & Breakfast. Come see us again soon!

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Reviewed October 30, 2012

The Kirk House is a great B&B. We stayed there 2 nights in the Trellis room in late September. There are 3 areas I feel makes a great B&B, the house, the proprietor, and the location. The house and guest rooms were far better than your typical B&B. The rooms were larger than normal for an older house and were better appointed. The Trellis room was not my first choice since the picture on the web site makes it look a little feminine but the other rooms were booked. It was not too feminine and was actually quite good. The common area was comfortable and well appointed. If it was my house, I could really have some nice parties in that common area. The breakfasts were excellent and too tempting if you are watching calories. The proprietors, Roxy and Doug, seem to be a natural for this business. They were attentive, organized, creative, and just overall a joy to talk with. It’s hard to believe they have only been proprietors for less than a year. It could be their newness to the business that allows them to still hold on to that spark and joy they bring to their job. The location at Friday Harbor is great. It is close to the downtown area without being in the middle of a noisy area. We walked to the B&B from the ferry and walked to the restaurants every night. Too often B&Bs are located in inconvenient locations. I would definitely recommend the Kirk House to anyone going to Friday Harbor.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Roxy K, Owner at The Kirk House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2012

We so loved having you guys stay with us - besides surprising us after 20+ years of only Christmas cards! Being proprietors of the Kirk House Bed & Breakfast have given us a great opportunity to meet new friends as well as reconnecting with old ones - and to think this is our "job." What a way to spend the years before full retirement! Again - I know I sound redundant - we have the best guests but it is so true! Thank you for writing such a wonderful review - please come see us again soon!

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Reviewed October 30, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed our time at the Kirk House. The room was perfect. The bed was very comfortable. We really loved the lavendar bathroom amenities. Roxy and Doug were wonderful hosts that took good care of us and even accomodated our schedule with an early breakfast to go. Breakfast was great. We were sorry we had to catch the early ferry on our second morning and miss the served one. There was plenty of coffee and tea available. They have games and classic movies available, too. This is a perfect place to explore the island. We ended up seeing it from one end to the other. They also helped with reataurant suggestions and made sure the places we were headed were open that particular day as the various restaurants follow slighty unusual shedules The walk to downtown is very short. We will definitely be back and would definitely recommend the property.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Roxy K, Owner at The Kirk House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2012

We so appreciate you taking the time to write such a great review. The Kirk House Bed & Breakfast really does give guests a great place to explore the island from - whether it is a quick walk to the quaint downtown shops & restaurants or a drive all around the island to see the wonderful hiking or whale watching spots. You know when you get back to the B & B you can relax and enjoy afternoon treats or a glass of great local wine. Thank you so much for staying with us!

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Reviewed October 30, 2012

We stayed two nights at the Kirk House in October and could not have had a better time. It's a great property with a cool history and amazing Arts and Crafts design. it's within easy walking distance of all the shops and restaurants in Friday Harbor, but still felt quiet and relaxing. The hosts, Doug and Roxy, are wonderful, accommodating people. They made us feel so welcome and treated us like family (you know -- the family you like!). Breakfasts were superb. They also do some special touches -- hot coffee served in a basket right outside your door in the morning, late-night cookies on the sideboard -- that make everything feel more special. This was our first visit to Friday Harbor and we look forward to returning soon, and booking a room at the Kirk House.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Roxy K, Owner at The Kirk House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2012

We love our guests from Colorado so whatever sparks the travel bug to San Juan Island - keep it coming! I know it sounds quirky - but it is so true that we have such great guests that they leave us as friends or family. We felt that way about you guys!! The special touches, such as the coffee baskets and home-made treats, are really fun to do - and our guests love them. So glad your first trip to the island was good, and we look forward to a return visit soon!

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Reviewed October 30, 2012

From the moment we were met at the front door by our hosts until it was time to leave two days later we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kirk House. The house is over 100 years old and has many nice architectural features plus modern amenities such as wi-fi. But what really made our stay great was the attention to detail by our hosts. Doug was quick to lend a hand with our luggage and give us suggestions for a walk around Friday Harbor and for dining later on. Roxy made afternoon treats and made sure we felt at home while at Kirk House. Breakfast was great!

We enjoyed the location, just a short walk from shopping and dining. We also appreciated the free off-street parking as we had a car for touring the rest of the island.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Roxy K, Owner at The Kirk House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2012

We so appreciate you taking the time to write a review for the Kirk House Bed & Breakfast.
We learn so much from our guests and their adventures. With you guys it was the walking tours you did on the island - how fun to travel to different places and walk miles around the places. One of these days now that we are in the off-season, we'll have adventures ourselves to share with our guests. Thank you!

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Reviewed October 29, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at the Kirk House B&B. Roxy and Doug were able to alter their breakfast for food allergies. Thank you! A short walk to downtown harbor area. A little rain but we managed with a little help from the Kirk House umbrellas located by the front door. Stayed in the veranda room, very nice especially the coffee by the door in the morning.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Roxy K, Owner at The Kirk House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2012

Thank you for writing a review for the Kirk House Bed & Breakfast. We loved having you stay with us and giving us a heads up on a wonderful antique shop as well as "chalk" painting. Food allergies have been a huge learning curve for us this past year but I think we made the climb successfully! We appreciate being able to make your stay on the island more pleasant - even if there was a lot of rain! Come see us again soon!

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Address: 595 Park St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7502
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Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Friday Harbor
Price Range: $140 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kirk House is a gracious historic home built in 1907 by noted industrialist Peter Kirk. It is located minutes from the Friday Harbor ferry and provides guests with an opportunity to enjoy the comfort and relaxation of a bygone era. Each of the four rooms has a private bath and entrance from outdoors. Full breakfast includes award winning granola, locally grown produce and our signature coffee. ... more   less 
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The Kirk House Bed & Breakfast Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA

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