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The Kirk House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 17 Friday Harbor B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Boerne, Texas
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic B&B!”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

We felt like we had made two new friends after our six-day stay at The Kirk House! Roxy and Doug were exceptional hosts, making us feel welcome as well as offering advice on things to do in the islands during our stay. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. The house is a beautiful craftsman home decorated for that time period. Home-baked goodies as well as tea and coffee awaited us each afternoon/evening when we returned from our adventures on the islands. Robes were provided, and there were plenty of drawers and an armoire to hold our clothes. Breakfasts were wonderful; and on the mornings we had to leave the house before breakfast time, Doug and Roxy would make us our own special to-go breakfasts. And every morning at 7:30 (when we didn't have to leave earlier), they would put a basket with tea and coffee outside our door (prior to the main breakfast). And most importantly, we felt like Doug and Roxy were happy to have us as guests. Another important aspect of staying at The Kirk House that we noticed is that if you would prefer to keep to yourselves and not chit-chat with the hosts or other guests, you would not feel pressured to mingle. (It's nice to feel like the hosts are happy to talk with you, but they will not intrude if you prefer to keep to yourselves.)

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fort St. John, Canada
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

The plans to go to the San Juan islands were exciting. We knew we had a small window of time for the great escape. But where to stay?! We googled and searched and then we found IT, the KIRK house. The pictures were impressive, and inviting. My boyfriend had many plans going on in secret . When he let Roxy know, she did all she could to help his master plan come through without a hitch! We mooched through town, dined on amazing mussels, tasting wines and chose one to bring back to the Kirk house. We sat in the sitting room sipping our wine, listening to the perfect music, appreciating the elegance, history , and romance of the home. He proposed! It was fabulous, and we were thrilled to share our news with Roxy and Doug who popped in to check on their guests. They recommended "the place " for dinner for ambiance , and as a Kirk myself I could be a long lost cousin of Julie who works there:). The ultimate dining experience with perfect service and dinner presentation. True excellence especially when celebrating such a special time . We had to leave early in the morning to catch the boat. Roxy made the most incredible breakfast to go, all packed for the road . The best granola I have ever tasted , and an excellent coffee. Oh! I don't want to forget the delicious hot breakfast sandwich too! A truly wonderful experience with all details lovingly attended to . Thank you Kirk house, we shall return!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 22 October 2013

My wife and I had a great weekend getaway to Friday Harbor at the Kirk House. Roxy and Doug were very gracious hosts, and their attention to detail was second to none. The breakfasts were excellent. The house is a nice five-minute stroll from the harbor. We've stayed in quite a few B&Bs, but we have never met B&B owners as caring and helpful as Roxy and Doug.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

We traveled from Texas to Friday Harbor for a friend's wedding. The family had arranged a group rate at a local hotel chain but my husband and I like to check out B&Bs when we can. We were not disappointed!! As I was coordinating our trip, I called the Kirk House several times because we were not familiar with the Island and what to expect logistically. The owners were very helpful and friendly - always returning my call in a timely manner. The trip to Friday Harbor takes fair amount of coordination (check out ferry schedule BEFORE making reservations, buying plane tickets, etc.) but is a wonderful vacation spot! The Kirk House owners are so hospitable and the house is beautiful! If you're a fan of Craftsman-style bungalows - you'll love the details. The breakfasts were amazing! We never needed it, but they were very accommodating to other guests, packing to-go breakfasts for a couple who was going whale watching early one morning. They provided fresh-baked goodies in the afternoon and coffee/tea/fresh lemon water was available throughout the day. One of the best treats was a "coffee basket" that they leave outside your door around 7:30 each morning. We remained on "Texas Time" throughout our trip so the coffee made the wait until the 9:00am breakfast more bearable. If we ever make it back to Friday Harbor we will definitely stay at the Kirk House again!!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Virginia
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Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

A fantastic stay in Friday Harbor. Great accommodations, well decorated, very clean, perfect location within walking distance of restaurants and shops. Our room had a nice flat screen TV, which we appreciated and there was Internet access. Some B&B's we have stayed in have not included these amenities because we are there to "relax." I appreciated having access to these. A real plus, that I have not had at a B&B elsewhere, was having the basket with coffee delivered to our door at 7am so that we could enjoy a cup while waking up and getting ready for breakfast (served at 9).

I highly recommend Kirk House and we will definitely return if we have the chance to visit San Juan Island again.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tacoma, Washington
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Kirk house- it's very convenietly located and very comfortable. The host and hostess are great, we really liked the afternoon treats. Breakfast was great. It's a little pricey but average for the area! we stayed in the Trellis room which I would recommend if you are a bath person- she has the bath set up like a spa! But if your a shower person the other rooms have a little more space to move around. All rooms are well appointed and all have private entrances to the wonderful wrap around porch or back yard. Lots of romatic places to cuddle up!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Stow, Ohio
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

If we ever get back to Friday Harbor, we will definitely stay here again. The Kirk House is a wonderful bed & breakfast. It is located on a quiet street, just a short walk to all the shops and restaurants. The house itself is beautiful, clean and well maintained. Built in 1907, it has lots of history and beautiful woodwork throughout. I recommend the Veranda room. It was very large and has it's own private entrance.

The owners Doug and Roxy work tirelessly to provide every amenity and comfort you can think of; from their gourmet breakfast with award-winning fruit and yogurt parfait, to non-stop homemade snacks, fruits, pasties and specially blended coffee and teas. When you return to your room after your island activities, you will find more snacks and an always-full pitcher of ice water. This is in addition to what is offered in the dining room. We were always so full from the breakfast, we didn't need to eat lunch. I was especially grateful for all the gluten-free foods they prepared for me. That was additional time and expense for them, but goes to show how much they care about their guest.

The Kirk House is a wonderful place to stay, but the real prize is being the guest of Doug and Roxy as they make you feel so welcome. They are just the nicest people and they know how to run a B&B. My husband and I have stayed in B&B's in the South and in Europe, but the Kirk House, run by Doug and Roxy, is by far the richest experience we have ever had at one. It is a destination in itself.

Room Tip: The Veranda room has a huge shower and a private entrance.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Kirk House Bed & Breakfast
Address: 595 Park St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7502
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Region: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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, San Juan Islands

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