We just got back from our trip to Friday Harbor and I felt compelled to write about the wonderful experience and most importantly the wonderful guest house. I wasn't sure what to expect and was a little concerned with the review that mentioned it was far from town and it was noisy. Now that I have been there I have to say it was nothing less than perfect! Juniper was available to answer any questions, but gave us all the space we needed to thoroughly enjoy the cozy guest house she lovingly created. We stayed in the Green Tea room and the character and creativity that went in to every element of the home and the room was unbelievable! It encompassed everything I thought a trip to Friday Harbor should be. It is a guest house, so there were other people that we ran in to and heard on occasion, but everyone was respectful and friendly. We did have a car and we were on a tight schedule, so we did use the car, but it was not necesary. The nature on the island was so enjoyable that I wish I had more time to walk. We had dinner at the Duck Soup Inn one night which was by far the best restaurant on the island and we went Kayaking w/ Outdoor Odyssey's (a must). We saw orcas on two different occasions on our trip and learned a ton from our wonderful guides Chris and Johnathan. While on our Kayaking trip I asked one of the other Kayakers what they thought of their hotel ( Elements) and they said they thought it was interesting that they were given ear plugs?? Didn't have too much else to say other than that and when you compare the price to Juniper Lane it is a no brainer! I hope to be back many many more times and I hope others can experience the wonders of this magical place!....on a side note....when we travel we typically stay at high end hotels in the larger cities. We stayed at the Westin in Seattle and had I known I would have been here an extra night instead!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Juniper Lane Guest House is Unique Boutique Inn, a petit hotel, a hidden gem....and you found it! Affordable and clean lodging on San Juan Island. Located on the edge of Friday Harbor over looking a beautiful pastoral setting. Just a stones throw from Friday Harbor for shopping, restaurants, and activities yet rural enough to unwind in a hammock hanging in a 200 year old Douglas Fir tree as the sun sets down the valley. All of our rooms are unique and custom crafted with different types of native and exotic wood, colorful tiling and paint, and extra touches to ensure a one-of-a-kind stay! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Juniper Lane Guest House Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA