Darn Good Digs Review - Editors' Choice
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington: Juniper Lane Guest House
Nominated By: Natalie Pelc, Vienna, Austria, October '11
Price Range: US$60-$199 # of Rooms: 6 Kid-Friendly: yes
What makes Juniper Lane Guest House so Darn Good? San Juan Island's Juniper Lane Guest House boasts beautiful rooms, a perfect location, and a cool vibe.
Vibe: Relaxing and inviting.
Location: Situated just outside Friday Harbor, the island's main town, Juniper Lane is surrounded by natural beauty yet within strolling distance to the town's many shops and restaurants. San Juan is the largest island of the chain, accessible by ferry from Washington and British Columbia, as well as by regional plane.
Rooms: With an abundance of love and imagination, Juniper and her team of talented craftspeople have transformed a dilapidated building into the absolutely gorgous guesthouse that it is today. The colorful rooms are whimsical, yet elegant and the woodwork and decorative finishes are of top-notch quality. Along with five guest rooms in the main house, two with shared bath, and a small cabin, Juniper Lane has a comfy living area and an outdoor patio/garden with incredible views of the idyllic Beaverton Valley.
Food: Although Juniper Lane does not serve meals, the guesthouse does have a spacious and fully equipped eat-in kitchen for guests who wish to dine in.
Keep in Mind: Juniper Lane is on the main road just outside town.