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l-a-timesLos Angeles Times, 2012
WHERE TO STAY:
Juniper Lane Guesthouse. Save money and get out of town at this fun and funky guesthouse overlooking Beaverton Valley. Nicely redecorated rooms, friendly staff; family or group rooms available. High season doubles from $85.

 

 

moonMoon Guide To The San Juan Islands
“Owner Juniper Maas took an eccentric approach in constructing Juniper Lane Guest House. A cheery country home built largely from recycled materials. This is one of the best deals on the island, with comfortable, reasonably priced rooms and a welcoming ambience. ”

 

 

seattle-magazineSeattle Magazine Seattle Magazine May 2009
“In building the Juniper Lane Guest House in Friday Harbor, islander Juniper Maas made a point of sustainability. The comfortable accomodation offers three chicly decorated guest rooms for couples and two larger family style rooms with bunks and lodgy charm. About 80 percent of the wood used in the building’s extensive interior carpentry and paneling comes from locally milled “salvage” sources -either driftwood or trees knocked down by storms. The gorgeous concrete and granite tiles that cover the lobby floor were rescued from the landfill by Maas’ mother. And to conserve energy, each room has its own adjustable convection-air electric heater that consumes half the power of a traditional baseboard electric radiator.”

budget-travelBudget Travel Nov. 2007
50 Totally Charming Hotels for Under $150

“Run by ebullient Juniper Maas, the five-room cedar-shingled guesthouse–and a cabin sleeping four more–is on Washington’s San Juan Island. Rooms are decorated with art from Maas’s travels; regional pieces hang in the common spaces. A shared kitchen is stocked with free fair-trade coffee and organic fruit in season.”

 

travelerNational Geographic Traveler Sept. 2007
Hotel Central – Stays for under $150

“… Are you nostalgic for hostels but long for privacy? Want to combine the local knowledge so easily shared at B&Bs with a place that’s less flowery? Juniper Lane Guest House is the dream realized. Guest rooms feature rich red and gold paints and fabrics, hardwood floors, and glazed ceramic tiles. Bunk rooms are set up for families. Owner and island native Juniper Maas remodeled the guest house using salvaged and recycled materials.”

seattle-metropolitanSeattle Metropolitan June 2006
93 Summer Escapes

“… but in it’s place sits a new bed & breakfast, Juniper Lane Guest House. It’s run by island native Juniper Maas, a 29-year-old waitress, whose youthfulness and laid-back personality permeate the place. Every room is inspired by one of Maas’s annual international trips to “amazing, quirky, cool places.” The rooms are colorful, eclectic, and artsy, and it’s one of the places to crash on the island if you’re on a budget.”

BestPlacesNorthwestNW Best Places 16th Edition (2007) Editors Choice
“This guest house combines local chic, global sensibilities, avant-garde decor, and a pastoral landscape. There are practical backpacker bunk rooms, elegant private rooms, a kitchen, a common room, do-it-yourself breakfast, outdoor patios, and a fire-pit, all within walking distance of town. Young owner-manager Juniper Maas was born and raised on the island, traveled the world, and returned to refurbish her dream guesthouse. She has created a truly unique environment or travelers of every age and inclination.”

 

frommersFROMMER’S Seattle Travel Guides 2006
“This cedar-shingled house, with its colorful trim, sits on the outskirts of Friday Harbor with views of pastures just over the back fence. Constructed primarily from salvaged wood, this guest house is a labor of love for young owner Juniper Maas, who patterned her lodging after places she’s visited in her world travels. The interior is a bold blend of burnished wood and bright colors, with eclectic artwork on display throughout. Some guest rooms have shared bathrooms, others have private bathrooms, and a couple of units are designed as dorm rooms (good choices for families). My personal favorite is the Regal Royale room, with its claw-foot tub. Although breakfast is not included in the rates, guests have use of the kitchen. Young travelers, and the young at heart, should like this place as much as I do.”
–Karl Samson