Beautiful historic home, walking distance from town - perfect place to stay in Friday Harbour. My husband and I were on our way home to Idaho, having spent several days in Victoria, BC - we stayed two nights with Roxy and Doug in their lovely Arbor Room. As several other reviewers have said - entering Kirk House is like taking a step back in time. Lovely music and fresh flowers greet you and all the furnishings are in keeping with the historic home. Doug was away when we arrived and Roxy had a full house - all four guest rooms were occupied. She handled everything beautifully and made us feel totally 'at home'. All the bath amenties were from the local Pelindaba Lavender Farm - lovely smelling and really nice to be able to try the products before buying at the local Pelindaba store. The common area of the home was cozy and comfortable - we even had a fire to ward off the chill of a rainy afternoon. Great treats and beverages, as well as fresh fruit and candy were always available. (We were there over Easter and Roxy spoiled my husband with M & M's and chocolate eggs!) Mornings began with a basket of hot coffee or tea being delivered to our room. Breakfast at 9a.m. and both were wonderful - Roxy is a very creative cook! We were unable to finish our meals - and that was a darn shame!!!!!
Something Roxy and Doug provided that we really appreciated, aside from them giving us verbal ratings on local restaurants, was a book that listed a lot of the local eateries, pubs - it provided a copy of their menus / prices and on the back of the sheets, there was space for Kirk House guests to give their ratings. It was informative to see what other travelers had said. Another thing we found helpful was 'emergency tips' listed in our room - what to do 'in case of'. You don't always think of things like that when you are staying in a B & B, or we don't.
My husband wanted to stay on a different Island; but I have always wanted to spend some time in Friday Harbour - perhaps it's all the 'beach reads' I've enjoyed over the years that have taken place there - but he enjoyed our stay as much as I did, due in large part to our choice of Kirk House B & B. Lovely place, lovely people, great time! We would love to return and have already recommended Kirk House to friends. Thanks so much, Z & Gary P / Boise, ID :-)
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Kirk House Bed & Breakfast Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, San Juan Islands