Scenic Travel and Destination


P1100845P1100846P1100848P1100851P1100853Yes, what a day to be on the ferry. Blue skies and smooth sailing all the way through the Islands.

10th Season on the Water


P1100828P1100822This is our trusty Real Estate boat “Strictly Business” heading into it’s 10th year in service. This Trophy has been the perfect vessel for plying the waters of the San Juan’s over the past decade working and showing all the waterfront and outer Island properties.

Paddle Anyone?


P1100749P1100755Get your smooth groove on…gliding through the water is so cool.   It takes about 15 minutes to become an intermediate paddler and by the time your back, almost an expert…What do I need for this? Look here….

Come on, we’re all ready to go….


P1100742The whales are out there waiting for you. The batteries in your camera charged? We hope so..You know it’s so easy

1475 SQ FT with a waterview? Luxury Hotel


Seven penthouses range from 920 to 1475 square feet and are kitted out with gourmet kitchens, remote controlled fireplaces and unbelievably comfy bedding. Some penthouses at this hotel even offer steam showers and roof decks for guests to soak INN or soak up the San Juan Island sun.



Coho Restaurant Specials


Coho Restaurant-Best of…Great Dining in Town…

Chef’s Tasting Special
Come in early!
This special only runs from 5:00 to 5:45 pm.

Our two for $70 special has been so popular, we decided to keep it for awhile. Two can come in any evening and enjoy three course dinners including soup and salad, choice of entrée from our current specials menu, and house made ice cream for dessert plus a bottle of wine for just $70!

Got a third person joining you? No problem – we’ll add another glass of wine with the same three-course meal for an additional $35.


Dining at its Best

This is the best dining value on the Island!

Coho Restaurant, in Friday Harbor Washington, serves Island grown Pacific Northwest cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. Coho’s talented chefs create exciting menus developed around the season, and the best of what the local farmers harvest. The weekly changing menu items are prepared fresh from scratch daily, including breads, pastas, and desserts, and the staff will readily accommodate special requests and dietary restrictions. They will even cater your special event.

Coho Restaurant is set in a historic Craftsman House – three blocks from the ferry landing in downtown Friday Harbor. With only 9 tables, the restaurant strikes that perfect blend of casual elegance. Whether you arrive in jeans and sandals or cocktail finery, you’ll feel right at home in the intimate dining room. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Two Foods That May Sabotage Your Brain

Categories:Food and Drink


Two Foods That May Sabotage Your Brain-Could there be a food-based cure for schizophrenia, bipolar, and depressive disorders? It is my firm conviction that diet – both what it may be deficient in as well as its potential toxicity – can cause what we label as mental illness. In medical school, we learn about the mental repercussions of nutrient deficiencies such as Beriberi (thiamin), Pellagra (niacin), and B12-deficiency induced dementia. We know that minerals such as magnesium and zinc are critical cofactors for basic functions, and that fatty acids are essential in the support of cell membrane health.

I believe in a partnership with my patients; however, my most paternalistic mandate, as a psychiatrist, is that of a gluten and casein free dietary trial.

What’s that? they often ask.

Gluten, from the Latin, “glue” is a composite of proteins comprised of gliadin and glutenin, found in wheat, with similar ‘glutinous’ proteins known as prolamines found in related grains such as rye (secalin), corn (zein), and barley (horedin), and casein is the name for a family of proteins in mammalian milk. How does this relate to the average patient scheduling an appointment with a psychiatrist? Is it possible that our modern, post-industrial foods – sugar, gluten, processed dairy, and genetically modified soy and corn are conspiring with nutrient deficiencies in an incendiary collaboration that will give rise to gut/brain pathology?

Vote for the Best on San Juan Island

Categories:Accommodation, Events, The San Juan Islands

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Evening Magazine’s annual “Best Northwest Escapes”

Here is your chance to participate in voting for the “Best of San Juan Island” .  Our recommendations are the following:

Best Luxury Hotel: The Island Inn at 123 West

Best Bed and Breakfast: The Tucker House

Best Cabins: Lakedale Resort


Best Resort: Snug Harbor Resort

Click on this link Vote Here

Such a Sight to See

Categories:About, Events

P1100367After this long winter with all of the blustery weather, arctic chill and heavy rains it was so good to see the daffodils announcing the arrival of a new season. This shot was taken this afternoon 3/9/14 and was such a pleasant sight to see.

Waterfront Home Coming Soon


P1100326P1100322P1100321P1100320P1100317Stunning resort like setting, close to the marina, shops and airstrip at world famous Roche Harbor Resort. Enjoy sunrise & sunset looking over Spieden Channel to the Gulf Islands. From the great room you look out onto a large deck, ideal for entertaining with a hot tub. A great community beach just a short walk away.

The property is currently used as a vacation rental by owner (VRBO) Enjoy the added advantage of income property to your Island getaway. Click here for more details