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Friday Harbor House welcomes Reid Johnson as general manager

Friday Harbor House, a boutique, 24-room inn perched on a bluff above the marina, has announced the appointment of Reid Johnson as general manager. The property features contemporary and comfortable guestrooms with beautiful views, as well as an on-site restaurant serving locally sourced ingredients and craft cocktails. Johnson will oversee all aspects of operations for the inn, with the goal of giving visitors a memorable island experience. 

Reid Johnson, with his wife Katie, daughter Ruby, and son Liam. Photo credit: Friday Harbor House

“I am thrilled to be working in one of the most celebrated destinations in the Northwest and joining the incredible team here at Friday Harbor House,” said Johnson. “We take inspiration from the island and the greater Northwest and integrate it into our hotel experience, offering an unforgettable stay. I look forward to continuing to provide a relaxing and indulgent escape for new and frequent guests to San Juan Island.”

Johnson brings over eight years of hospitality management experience to his new role. Most recently, he held the title of general manager at The Willows Inn on Lummi Island, where he led the property to profitability, oversaw all aspects of operations and guided the remodel of the guest areas. Prior to this, Johnson served as the marketing and sales manager at The Willows Inn on Lummi Island.

“Reid brings with him years of hospitality, marketing, sales and management experience to his role at Friday Harbor House,” said Columbia Hospitality founder and CEO John Oppenheimer. “This property may be small, but it is mighty in its efforts to be the must-stay spot on San Juan Island. It is a dream vacation destination for many, offering a remarkable guest experience, one we believe Reid will help visitors achieve, while leading the team to new heights.”

Having grown up in Waco, Texas, Johnson graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in marketing and sales from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. When not working, Johnson enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, finding waterfalls and being outside with his wife Katie, daughter Ruby and son Liam.


Perched on the bluff above San Juan Island’s iconic marina, Friday Harbor House is a home base for adventure and exploration. The beautiful boutique hotel is in the heart of a picturesque and bustling village, filled with family-owned galleries and shops. The Inn’s 24 guestrooms have been designed to reflect a contemporary and relaxed getaway, with jetted tubs and fireplaces. The restaurant is dedicated to the craft of making cuisine and cocktails from scratch with locally sourced ingredients. The large outdoor patio offers a welcoming place to enjoy it all, with stunning views of the harbor, ferry landing and San Juan Channel. The inn is owned by a group with local ties to the San Juans and is managed by Seattle-based Columbia Hospitality, Inc. For more information or reservations, please call 866.722.7356 or visit www.fridayharborhouse.com.

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