Illuminated Glass-William Morris

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William MorrisMorris’ glass sculpture speaks of human origins, myth, ancestry, and ancient civilizations. Symbolizing a harmony between humanity and nature, the artists’ extraordinary technical skill combine with a love for cultural history to create a body of work like none other.

William Morris, a teacher at the world renowned Pilchuck School, has captivated and intrigued with hauntingly evocative and beautiful glass sculptures for more than 20 years. Morris gathers much of his inspiration from ancient cultures from around the world – Egyptian, Asian, Native American – all peoples, he has said, who respected and admired the land they inhabited. Because of this, Morris’s artwork has an intriguing ambiguity: it is culturally distinct and yet familiar to all cultures. His pieces embody a spiritual quality that sharply contrasts old beliefs with those of the modern world.

“The William Morris exhibition is the perfect inaugural show for the opening of the new IMA atrium,” said Executive Director Charlie Bodenstab. “…a perfect place to showcase this masterful glass art.”IMA-Exhibit-150x150

Tips for Traveling with Pets

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cat-in-a-carrierOver the years, the Tucker House Inn has been honored to be the preferred pet-friendly inn for the San Juan Islands.  We have homemade dog biscuits waiting for your companions in your rooms when you check in, and Friday Harbor is a very welcoming town for dog walking and exploring.

Because we know travel is a bit stressful for our furry and feathered friends, we are including some highlights from an article recently published in Tripswithpets.com concerning Traveling with Your Cat in the Car:

1.  Always use a pet travel carrier for your cat and familiarize your pet with the carrier well before the trip.

2.  Prepare the cat by placing blankets or towels with the pet’s scent in the vehicle, then climb in with your cat (be sure to close the doors!) and allow the cat to explore the car.

3.  Add to the comfort of the pet with the carrier by placing her in the carrier and in the car for feeding time, daily for about a week before the trip.  Associate the vehicle with good things. Begin turning on the engine while the cat is in the car, but don’t go anywhere yet.

4.  When the cat begins to feel comfortable, begin taking short trips around the neighborhood – reward your pet with treats or play time after she gets back home.  Slowly increase the ride times.

5.  Remain calm – the cat will sense your energy.

6.  Plan for potty breaks, if your cat has been trained to work with a leash.

We can’t wait to welcome you and your cat to the Tucker House

Food and Wine Events

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Olives

Oysters

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trifect-basilWe can never get enough good Italian food and great wine, so we planned another special dinner to showcase the cuisine and the fabulous wines of this favorite food destination. We are excited to have Kristie Adams the Fine Wine & Marketing Manager of Noble Wines on Friday, March 13th to host this wonderful evening. She will showcase 6 exquisite wines from their Italian portfolio representing Italy’s renown wine producing regions. Chef Bill’s food pairings will complement the wines and display his deft hand with Italian Cuisine. We will offer one seating beginning at 6 p.m. 5 courses; 5 wines – $55 food and $35 wine. Reservations recommended.

Notte Italiana
March 13, 2015
Kristie Adams, Noble Wines
Bill Messick, Executive Chef

Antipasto
Grissini, Italian Cheese, Pear

NV Cleto Chiarli Brut Rose (Emilia-Romagna)

Baked Pacific Oyster
Prosciutto, Wilted Spinach, Crispy Shallot

2013 Pallavicini Roma Malvasia ‘Puntinata’ (Lazio)

Pan Seared Striped Bass
Puttanesca Sauce, Roasted Tomatoes, Olive Tapenade,
Fried Caper Berries

2012 Tascante Ghiaia Nera (Sicily)

Wild Mushroom & Rapini Cannaloni
Wild Boar Bolognese, House Made Mozzarella

2010 Renato Ratti Barolo ‘Marcenasco’ (Piedmont)

Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb
Roasted Delacata Squash, Risotto, Fig Demi Glace

2011 Zenato Valpolicella Superiore Ripassa (Veneto)

Due Torte
Toasted Almond Pound Cake, Caramel Sauce
Panforte, Whipped Marscapone Cream

2007 Badia a Coltibuono Vin Santo (Tuscany)

Tucker House Inn-Sammy’s 2015 Postcard

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Sammy’s 2015 Postcard
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on MARCH 2, 2015 by ANNA MARIA
Sammy has been coming to the Tucker House Inn for the last couple of years. His parents are long time guests and share their knowledge of the property as they have seen it change over the past 20 years. Gizmo, Sammy’s brother, who crossed over the rainbow bridge brought us lots of great photos over the years, Gizmo Kissing Mona, Gizmo and Rufs in front of the Tucker House, Gizmo enjoying his pup cake.

He always writes us a thank you letter after his stay.

Thank you so much once again for letting me, little Sammy, spend another wonderful night with you. My stay in the San Juan Suite was absolutely fabulous and it was actually nice to stay there for a change (instead of Granny’s Garden). I give it a paws up.

The treat you made for me was especially wonderful. My only regret was that it was only a cupcake, not a quart-cake or a gallon-cake. But it was amazing and I made short work of it.

I’m looking forward to coming back again next February and wish everyone there all the best for the rest of the peak season as well as the upcoming holidays.

Thanks again for a “four-paws up” weekend!

Sammy (as dictated to his dad)Sammy-2-150x150

Important Ferry News for Friday Harbor

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The Washington State Ferry system has added a new step to the travel routine for those of you visiting us from the mainland: reservations. This can be a wonderful time-saving method for trip planning. Here are the basics about the system:

Washington State Ferry is currently accepting reservations for the Winter 2015 sailing schedule in effect through March 21, 2015 and the Spring 2015 sailing schedule in effect March 22, 2015 – June 13, 2015.

San Juan Islands tiered release of space occurs at 7:00 am 2 months prior to each season start date – then 2 weeks, and then 2 days prior to each sailing date.

Reservation holders are prioritized. Limited spaces per sailing are available for drive up customers. If you don’t have a reservation, at busy times you may wait multiple sailings for a space. Since the Tucker House is conveniently located a few blocks from the ferry you may choose to leave your vehicle in Anacortes and walk on.

Additional information is available by tuning to the Highway Advisory Radio as you approach the terminal.

Reservations may be made at Save a Spot or via phone.
Call Center Hours for reservations: 4:00 am until 8:30 pm, 7 days a week Statewide: call 1-888-808-7977; Out of State: 206-464-6400

On the Way Home

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Last week the weather was very much un-January like as evidenced by the photos that were taken off of the car deck in Thatcher Pass as we were going by Blakely Island. DSCN0880DSCN0878

get INN, get hitched..

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We all know that the San Juan Islands are world famous for some off-the-charts destination weddings but does off-the charts need to be over-the-top?  We think not.  We think all you need is us, your partner, the people that mean the most to you and the accessories that follow.

  • Two nights INN a Euro, Sweet or Penthouse
  • A bridal bouquet and boutonnière (you choose colors and garden or formal)
  • An officiate who’s helped over 1,100 couples launch the rest of their lives together
  • A 10-serving cake with decoration you choose
  • A photographer on-hand for your ceremony plus a few before and afters
  • Bubbly to toast tomorrow
  • A fun ‘Wedding March’ music box
  • Two take-away Island Inn engraved champagne flutes
  • On the house garage parking for one vehicle throughout your stay

We ask for a two night minimum stay on this offer because you deserve it.  What can’t we do?  Apply for your marriage license!  If you want to get hitched, you’ve got to play by the rules.  Learn more about obtaining a marriage license here and remember that you’re on your own for the license!

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*Like we said, a two night minimum stay is required and this package is based on availability.  While it’s great for spur-of-the-moment types, we do ask that you give us at least two weeks’ advance notice to get everything lined up for you.  This offer excludes groups and existing bookings.  Additional pet and people fees and room occupancy maximums still apply.  Amenities noted are per stay; may not be combined with any other package.  Please note:  if you’re thinking of booking this package for just one Euro, please bear INN mind that the View Share Space is available to all Euro guests!  If you’d like to have exclusive access to the View Share Space, you’ll need to book all four Euro guestrooms.

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12th Man Special

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12th Man

The Seahawks are making their run to repeat and it’s all because of you, the 12th man.  Stay with us at least two nights between now and the Super Bowl and we’ll gear you up with some fun takeaway Hawks goodies.

Package INNcludes:

  • Accommodations for two 12th men or more INN a Penthouse, Sweet or Euro.
  • ‘On the house’ garage parking throughout your stay
  • Seahawk goodies any 12th man would want!

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*You must book this package to get the fan goodies!  Based on availability for new bookings and completed stays between November 2nd and the Super Bowl (February 1, 2015).  Additional people and puppy fees will still apply, amenities noted are per stay and hold no cash value; may not be combined with any other package.  Rates vary by room type and are subject to change.

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ome » Blog » Luggage…The Battle of the Bulge! Luggage…The Battle of the Bulge! New blog from Anna Maria 0 on SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 by TERESA TILTON e and luggage Inkeeper Erin moving luggage for a guest Ever feel like you are traveling with all the contents of your house? Have you ever packed your whole wardrobe and only wore two outfits? Have you seen the kid in the airport with his small backpack, then looked down at your oversized roller suitcase, that has rolled over your toes ten times and thought…he’s got it figured out? When you are suffering from a suitcase bigger than you are, we want to help! The Tucker House innkeepers have suggestions for your packing woes and will cure you of your oversized luggage! Rick Steves, a renowned traveler and writer offers great advice on how to pack light and have everything that you need. Packing light enhances your experiences of the places you visit because you are not bogged down by huge luggage. How amazing would it be to step off the plane or train and get right to sight seeing, without having to find your hotel dragging an enormous suitcase behind you? Check out Rick Steve’s tips for packing light. If you are thinking that you still need a lot of stuff when you are traveling try a packing method that has worked great for other travelers. It’s called bundling. You can still bring many outfits, but packing using bundling saves a tremendous amount of space. Also the type of bag that you choose is crucial. The huge quad rollers are very popular, but not practical for traveling, unless you can hire your own private driver and porter to help you with your luggage. Here are some bundling techniques and tips. Traveling for different climates can be challenging. When visiting the San Juans in the summer, it can be hot enough for shorts and a tank top during the day, but a jacket or sweater is definitely needed in the evening and don’t get me started about if you go out on the water! You might need a scarf, jacket, sweater and hat! So, how do you pack all that for one trip? The key is layering. You change your base layer daily and use the same jacket, instead of packing 4 different ones. Learn more about layering for your next trip. e sitting luggage Innkeeper Erin with more guest luggage! inShare

Luggage-Battle of the Bulge

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Luggage…The Battle of the Bulge!

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Ever feel like you are traveling with all the contents of your house? Have you ever packed your whole wardrobe and only wore two outfits? Have you seen the kid in the airport with his small backpack, then looked down at your oversized roller suitcase, that has rolled over your toes ten times and thought…he’s got it figured out? When you are suffering from a suitcase bigger than you are, we want to help! The Tucker House innkeepers have suggestions for your packing woes and will cure you of your oversized luggage!

Rick Steves, a renowned traveler and writer offers great advice on how to pack light and have everything that you need. Packing light enhances your experiences of the places you visit because you are not bogged down by huge luggage. How amazing would it be to step off the plane or train and get right to sight seeing, without having to find your hotel dragging an enormous suitcase behind you? Check out Rick Steve’s tips for packing light.

If you are thinking that you still need a lot of stuff when you are traveling try a packing method that has worked great for other travelers. It’s called bundling. You can still bring many outfits, but packing using bundling saves a tremendous amount of space. Also the type of bag that you choose is crucial. The huge quad rollers are very popular, but not practical for traveling, unless you can hire your own private driver and porter to help you with your luggage. Here are some bundling techniques and tips.

Traveling for different climates can be challenging. When visiting the San Juans in the summer, it can be hot enough for shorts and a tank top during the day, but a jacket or sweater is definitely needed in the evening and don’t get me started about if you go out on the water! You might need a scarf, jacket, sweater and hat! So, how do you pack all that for one trip? The key is layering. You change your base layer daily and use the same jacket, instead of packing 4 different ones. Learn more about layeringfor your next trip.

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