Happenings at the Resort...March 2016
Greetings from Port Ludlow -

Love is still in the air in Port Ludlow...and the readers have spoken. (oh, and today is National Peanut Butter day - hope you've tried the local CB Nuts Creamycrunchy...make your toast and spread some PB and read on....)

Here's a couple of responses that we thought many of you might relate to and enjoy.

"This may not fall into your "fall in love" category, but it is a story of how I fell in love with Port Ludlow.

My mother had Alzheimer's and Dad couldn't take care of her anymore and besides he had to go into the hospital for cancer surgery. We tried two different places for her before we found the right one. It was hard making all the decisions and dealing with the emotions and I was so frazzled. My wonderful hubby booked a night at the Inn at Port Ludlow. We had never been before. I ended up crying most of my way through dinner. Your staff was probably curious but maybe they could see I was just winding down. I didn't sleep much that night - just sat looking at the fire and taking in the peace. Oh, I needed that peace. We've been back several times. The peace is still there."

"My husband, Shawn, and I spent the day here in September on our 7th anniversary. We loved the entire day. What a romantic part of Washington State. We would love to go back and enjoy it again!"
Shawn & Peta at Fort Worden
Ok - not so sure this will be a love match - but hoping you will join us for the SHOW DOWN   between local (amazing) homecook, Deanne Pedersen and Chef Dan. SHE has determined the entree and has it "mastered" - HE will find out two hours prior to dinner what the ingredients are and will have to make his version of this dish. YOU, the guests, will have an opportunity to enjoy both dishes and then "judge" the favorite. Either way, we promise an entertaining evening and some yummy food. Reservations are a must for this one.  
And then, one of our favorite holidays is Easter. The ONLY day of the year that we do a "traditional" buffet - and it is always a full house. Wear your Easter Bonnets (or not) and join us for this special day of celebration (EARLY this year....)

Plans are in the works for a really cool event for BRIDGE players. Here's more information if this is your cup of tea. 

BBQ nights have been quite a hit - and this month we are offering up Wednesday night Mac n' Cheese. Check out the menus and call for reservations. In case that's just too much pasta for you, we will offer the daily dinner menu each evening as well.  (and for the true pasta lovers, you are in luck with five (count 'em 5) Wednesdays in March!)

And for all of our wine lovers out there - we have one coming up soon - CADENCE will be with us in April. Then Woodward Canyon in June, Camaraderie in July and Bookwalter in November. How's that for getting your calendar in order?

Check out the future offerings in the SAVE THE DATES below.
Debbie Wardrop
P.S. Chef Dan and Aaron visiting with Farmer John and his crew from SpringRain. This is the meeting where they plan the upcoming season - and one of the items we get from this local farm is fresh turkey....we tell them how much we want, and they grow to that need. Guess how many pounds of turkey we ordered from SpringRain for Thanksgiving in 2015? Closest answer gets turkey day dinner for two this year....and yes, that includes the intentional leftovers.
Last month's photo was taken at Fort Worden and many interesting stories surfaced with this one. There are so many beautiful hikes here - hope you can enjoy the history and the views soon, too. The winner was Diane Neesz and she will be enjoying an overnight stay at the Inn for the correct (and first) response. Another great, and correct, response came from a gentleman who visited the Battery Powell at Fort Worden in the summer of 1966 - almost 50 years ago! Thank you for making the time and playing along.
Wanting to play more golf? March is the month to join the Port Ludlow Golf Club. Sign-up this month and receive your first month for FREE. Valid for new members only. For membership details contact the Pro Shop at 360.437.0272. 

Come visit Port Ludlow Golf Club at the Seattle Golf Show, March 4th-6th at CenturyLink Field Event Center. Make sure to stop by booth #611 and say hello to Shelly Washburn and Darren Posey, Port Ludlow Golf Club General Manager and Head PGA Professional. Enter to win a Stay & Play Package from The Resort at Port Ludlow.
Save the Date...the For Sale by Owner Boat Show & Marine Swap is coming up on Saturday, April 9th. 

The FSBO show is for individual boat buyers at the Port Ludlow Marina featuring privately owned boats both in the water and on trailers. The show will also feature a Flea Market/Marine Swap in the Marina's covered pavilion. Admittance to the show is free.

For more information, to register your vessel, or to reserve a booth contact the Marina at 360.437.0513.
It's not too early to think about booking your reservation for Mother's Day  - you know this is what she really wants.

We are excited to give you a sneak peak at our Gourmet Retreat plans. This makes a wonderful gift or book it for yourself. 

March brings Mac 'N Cheese Wednesday Dinners, make your reservation through The Fireside at 360.437.7412 and get ready for April's "Fiesta" dinner nights.

The Resort at Port Ludlow is honored to have been named a Platinum List 2016 Honoree by Touring & Tasting Magazine.
As Touring & Tasting 's managing partner, Dan Fox, explains, "We seek out and recommend properties and destinations that show a true understanding and commitment to what wine tourists want and need in terms of practicality, authenticity, quality and service."
Spring into a new home at Ludlow Cove Cottages, a 3-bedroom rambler is a new floor plan option. The below rendering shows the Bainbridge floor plan with a third bedroom included. If you haven't been out to the cottages recently, make sure to plan a trip soon. The remaining home sites won't last long. Model homes are open Thursday - Monday from 10am to 3pm.
Groups & Events.
Book a Spring Retreat* and be rewarded... 
  • One complimentary guest room for every 25 paid room nights
  • Group rate applies
  • Reduced room rental fee upon meeting food & beverage minimums
  • 25% discount on A/V: Sharp Interactive Smart Board
  • A welcome amenity for all your guests  
  • 85% greater chance of blue skies
*Minimum of 10 rooms per night
Only valid with Group ID: "
Based on  availability 
- March 1st 2016 - June 30th, 2016 
Save the Dates...


Wednesdays in March
Mac 'n Cheese Dinner Nights
March 17th
St. Patrick's Day
March 22nd
March 27th

Wednesdays in April
Fiesta Dinner Nights
April 22nd
April 26th

May 7th-8th Taste of NW 3 Day Cruise
May 8th Mother's Day Brunch

May 28th

June 10th Woodward Canyon Winemaker Dinner
July 4th
Potlatch Lunch
July 7th
Camaraderie Winemaker Dinner


August 11th Finnriver Farm Dinner
August 25th Outdoor Movie Night

November 4th
Bookwalter Wine Dinner