Earthbox Inn & Spa in Friday Harbor, Washington

The Earthbox Travel Blog

Welcome to the Earthbox News, where we share inside travel tips, island news and the coolest activities and adventures for your trip.  We hope you enjoy reading these posts from various staff and guest contributors as much as we enjoy writing and sharing them.

Posted on May. 4, 2015
Mother and Daughter on a San Juan Island Getaway


“The art of mothering is teaching the art of living to children” ~ Elaine Heffner

The relationship between a mother and a daughter is probably one of the most complex. We love one another unconditionally, yet nobody can irritate us quite like each other. We never wanted to be like our Mom, yet at times, it’s her voice we hear when we speak. We are terrified for our daughter, yet we did the exact same things when we were her age. And deep down we both know that we don’t have unlimited time. Let’s get away together and play! The pristine beauty of San Juan Island is the perfect place to celebrate and nourish our unique relationship.

We’ve compiled 10 marvelous outing ideas on San Juan Island, Mom & Daughter tested and approved:Read More »

Posted on Apr. 29, 2015
From Wine to History on San Juan Island

Spring is when the new wines are unveiled here on San Juan Island.

On Saturday, May 9, we invite you to take one of our beach cruisers to the San Juan Vineyard, just three miles from Earthbox, and help celebrate the release of 2014 Siegerrebe and Madeleine Angevine and the 2014 Yakima grown Pinos Gris and Riesling.Read More »

Posted on Apr. 28, 2015
Cinco de Mayo festivities on San Juan Island

You are cordially invited to our annual Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday, May 2 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. We here at the Earthbox are hosting a party to thank our guests, our staff, and to celebrate our anniversary and cultural diversity.  Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine, live folk dance and chair massages from our talented practitioners at The Spa at Earthbox.Read More »

Posted on Apr. 19, 2015
Peregrines in the San Juan Islands

The San Juan Islands with its gorgeous beaches and rocky shores, formed by ancient glaciers, its wooded hills and lush pastures, is home to over 300 species of migratory and non-migratory birds.

The islands lie within the Pacific Coast Flyaway, which extends from Alaska to South America, making it a popular stop for migratory birds, like the majestic Trumpeter Swan, who spends our temperate winters with us.

San Juan Island features four main sites on the Audubon Society’s Puget Loop of Washington State Birding Trail: the Lime Kiln State Park, American Camp, English Camp and Jackson Beach; the latter just a mile from the Earthbox Inn & Spa.

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