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A Romantic Getaway at our Friday Harbor Hotel this Winter

the best Friday Harbor Hotel for your winter romantic getaways

If you’re planning ahead for a romantic getaway this winter, our Friday Harbor Hotel is such a lovely destination in the picturesque San Juan Islands. We’re just a few minutes walk from the Friday Harbor ferry dock —if you do have your car, you’ll also find plenty of parking at our Inn. We offer an array of lodging options, but our delightful bed and breakfast rooms are perfect for couples hoping to spend intimate time together, celebrating milestones, or even those seeking a honeymoon location. 

Not only has our Friday Harbor Hotel been recognized by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of the best places to stay in the San Juan Islands, but our collection of nearly 550 five-star reviews on TripAdvisor speaks volumes about what you’ll experience as a guest at our charming Inn. You’ll be welcomed by our experienced service staff, have a fresh hot breakfast delivered right to your door each morning, be steps away from one of the best Friday Harbor restaurants, and just a quick walk or short drive to all the most romantic things to do on the San Juan Islands. 

For those looking to spark a little romance with adventures this winter, while it can get chilly on the islands, that doesn’t stop visitors and locals from exploring our stunning wilderness, waterways, and pristine coastlines. Bundle up and head out to the nearby state parks and beaches—it’s a much quieter time than in the summer months, and you may even feel like you have this vast nature area all to yourself. Join us this winter for a romantic getaway, and make a reservation at our Friday Harbor Hotel today! 

Photo of the sunset near our Friday Harbor Hotel

Romantic Things to do this Winter Near our Friday Harbor Hotel

Some couples prefer to spend the majority of their time on a romantic getaway in the privacy of their own guest room, which is easy to do at our Friday Harbor hotel and is incredibly cozy during the winter months curled up by the heat of a gas fireplace. But you’ll be in the heart of it all for those who reconnect and are recharged by outdoor adventures, gourmet meals, coffee dates, and small-town shopping! 

Here are the most romantic things to do in the San Juan Islands during your stay this winter: 

  1. Hiking at the San Juan Island State Parks: Exploring the miles of trails through our stunning forests and along the rocky shorelines is a must for outdoor lovers. The crisp, fresh winter air is refreshing and rejuvenating. A few of our favorite places for hiking on San Juan Island are Lime Kiln State Park, American Camp, English Camp, and the trail to the McMillan Memorial Mausoleum in Roche Harbor. 
  2. A Scenic Road Trip on San Juan: One of the best ways to view the island’s untouched landscape in the winter is by car, from rolling hills and farm fields to emerald green forests and rocky shoreline vistas. Head out on Tucker Avenue towards Roche Harbor—don’t miss the favorite stops along the way: San Juan Vineyards, Westcott Bay Oysters, and the marina at Roche Harbor
  3. Elegant Northwest Dining: As a guest at our Friday Harbor Hotel, you’ll be steps away from our farm-to-table eatery, Coho Restaurant. We serve a delectable selection of Northwest favorites with hyper-seasonal and local ingredients. Our wine list is thoughtful and filled with local choices as well. 
  4. Shopping in Friday Harbor: There’s something magical about strolling hand in hand down to Friday Harbor to explore the local boutiques and shops. Stop off at a coffee shop for a latte and look for gifts or souvenirs to commemorate your romantic getaway in the San Juan Islands. 
  5. Wine & Beer Tasting: There’s a small but mighty selection of San Juan Island wineries, breweries, and distilleries to check out. Just down the street from our Friday Harbor Hotel, Madrone Cellars is a favorite. You’ll also be steps away from San Juan Island Brewing for beer tastings and wood-fired pizza. And the San Juan Island Distillery is a fantastic place to try some locally made small-batch spirits and ciders. 

For more romantic things to do in the San Juan Islands, head to our blog for detailed itineraries and ideas! Feel free to ask our knowledgeable Innkeepers for personalized recommendations; they always love to share their favorite activities. 

The best Friday Harbor Hotel for your romantic winter getaways

Cozy & Romantic Lodging at our Friday Harbor Hotel

One of the most romantic suites, Four Winds, pictured above, is the ideal choice for a romantic getaway this winter. This deluxe guest room is adorned with a charming and cozy travel motif, enveloping you in the exquisite elegance of the Northwest. Located on the upper level of the Inn, there are panoramic vistas of the Friday Harbor and beautiful hills beyond. The suite is immaculate and replete with all the indulgent amenities required for a tranquil escape, such as a remote-controlled gas fireplace, a bedroom with a feather-top king bed, and ornamental French doors. 

Four Winds also has a private balcony, vaulted ceilings, a separate seating area, a spacious private bath with the largest two-person jetted bathtub at the Inn, and a separate shower. This room is popular for couples looking to reconnect, rekindle, and relish some solo time together away from everyday stresses. For those who may be planning a wedding or elopement at our Friday Harbor hotel, this is the ultimate suite for couples to spend their first night together as newlyweds, and many stay on longer to celebrate on a honeymoon. 

Our Friday Harbor Hotel stands out from other lodging properties due to our bed-and-breakfast-style amenities (complimentary with your stay!) There’s no need to worry about breakfast—a scratch-made meal will be delivered to your room each morning. We have freshly baked treats available, refreshments, and a long list of fantastic add-on packages to up the romance factor even more. Start planning your next romantic getaway this winter, and book your room at our Friday Harbor Hotel today! 

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