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

Here's a terrific idea!  Recharge your brain/mind/body with a walk in the woods. Seriously...you might even be able to get your doctor to write a prescription for this...and we are here to help you - stay on the  RELAX package - and take a walk...we'll even "watch over" your "device" while you take this well deserved (aka needed) break.  Don't believe me?  Here's the story - it's called  " Forest Therapy" - and pretty sure there's some truth to this......
Hear's another way to stop and breathe...it's a ride from Port Ludlow to Port Townsend - courtesy of CENTRUM (seen below) - and an afternoon of Chamber Music - the Hermitage Piano Trio - Sunday, October 30th - leaving PL at 1:00 pm. Make sure to make reservations though them at www.centrum.org and you'll be back to the Inn around 5:00, just in time for dinner. (Call the Fireside to reserve your spot 360.437.7412)
Pretty sure that this will help you continue that feeling - picture this - an  in room massage , a long soaking tub with Sweetlife bath salts, wrap yourself in a Ludlow robe and snuggle in front of the fireplace....
Debbie
Debbie Wardrop
dwardop@portludlowresort.com
So, here's the photo for the month. Where is this and what makes it so special?  The first one to respond correctly wins dinner for two at The Fireside.
Congrats to last month's winner, Greg Schoen - he was the first of over 200 to respond correctly - so he gets to come and RELAX at the Inn soon...STAYCATION at it's best.
USA Today - 2016 Best Pet Friendly Hotel
Have you heard the news?  The Resort has been nominated by  BringFido and USA Today as one of the top 20 Best Pet Friendly hotels in the country. This is a huge honor as Port Ludlow is the only location in Washington nominated for this competition...how about THAT?  Maybe word is out about Chef Dan's hand-crafted dog biscuits.......soon to be available in retail...

To vote for Port Ludlow as the top pet friendly hotel, please visit this link: ow.ly/p7y2304t8P1

Voting is open now through Monday, October 10th. Will you vote? (you may do so each day....just sayin'.)
Golf.
Have you visited our Pro Tips page? Check it out for fresh photos. Get tips & tricks on how to best play the Golf Course straight from our PGA Professionals.

Port Ludlow Golf Course is the ideal location for your next social gathering. We would love to host your holiday party, pre-wedding outings, golf getaways or family reunion. Give Head PGA Professional, Darren Posey, a call at (360) 437-0272 or drop him a note for more information at  dposey@portludlowresort.com.
Marina.
Our Marina is the perfect location for Yacht Club Cruises or Rendezvous. Centrally located from the North and South Sound, Port Ludlow is easily accessible and can accommodate 60-70 vessels. Enjoy the magic of the Pacific Northwest and incredible views from Ludlow Bay. For more information call Kori at 360-437-0513. Lots already on the books for 2017...
Inn.
October brings Germany Dinner Night every Wednesday at The Fireside. For $24/person enjoy a 3-course Bavarian meal. AND, beer lovers - grab your calendars...on Friday, October 21st Silver City is joining us for a Brewmaster Dinner. THE Brewmaster will be here - and you should be too.....
Then in November we hope to see you at the Bookwalter Wine Dinner on Friday, November 4th. We will have a dedication of the Inn's Tiny Library followed by a seven-course meal with John Bookwalter ---- "Literally the best of Washington." (his wines and our food!)
Who doesn't love breakfast food? We sure do so we are offering breakfast for dinner each Wednesday night in November. Check out the details in next month's newsletter.

December is a month of comfort and as such, every Wednesday we'll be celebrating comfort & coziness with a 3-course Comfort Foods Dinner Night. 

What is YOUR favorite comfort food? Mine involves BBQ - oh, but that's for another month!

The holidays are just around the corner....and to us - that means a traditional Thanksgiving. We seem to be onto something with our celebrations...We call this one - a meal with a twist - that means "intentional leftovers" - you'll take home what's left - another way to stretch the experience.

The day after Thanksgiving we'll be decorating the lobby with our tree - and will, once again, offer tags with kid's names and needs.  We hope you'll plan on stopping by for this reason - and some holiday shopping too.  While you're at it, book your dinner for Christmas Eve - and be aware that the dining room is closed on Christmas Day so that our team can be with their families.  It may seem early, but we are already booking reservations for  New Year's Eve - a quiet way to usher in 2017.  Perhaps just what you need this year...... 

Then skip right into January with our first wine dinner of the year - yes, it is true - Nina Buty is coming - and her dinner is sure to set the tone for 2017.  THIS would make a terrific gift for your special someone.

To make reservations for any, some, or all of these events, contact The Fireside directly at 360-437-7412.

Curious to learn more about what our beautiful area has to offer? MyNorthwest.com has complied a great list of the Top 6 Things to Do In and Around Port Ludlow

Did MyNorthwest include your favorite Port Ludlow activities? If not, what might those be?
Home.
In anticipation of opening our next neighborhood in Port Ludlow we are gathering names of those who'd like to be FIRST to receive information on floor plans, home sites, and pricing in Olympic Terrace II. Click the link below to register! The first information that you'll receive (VERY SOON) is an invitation to the neighborhood preview event.
Groups & Events.
Now is the time to book those holiday parties...we'd be happy to work with you on a special gathering - for your business, your friends, your families...Give our Sales Team a call - 360-437-7040.
Packages & Specials
Dine & Unwind Includes:
  • One night's accommodation
  • $100 credit at The Fireside
  • A room amenity
Stay & Play Includes:
  • One night's accommodation
  • 18-holes of golf per person
  • Electric Cart
  • Unlimited range balls
  • $50 gift card for use at the Golf Course
RELAX Includes:
  • One night's accommodation
  • $50 credit at The Fireside
CACHE (Geocaching) Includes:
  • One night's accommodation
  • "Cache" gift

What People Are Saying...
Farm Package
"We are just checking out of the Inn. This was our first visit and it was just terrific. From the moment we checked in until departing the next day, every staff member was gracious and accommodating. I called to make reservations months ago and in speaking to the rep who answered my call, I mentioned it was our anniversary. They must have made note of that as when we checked in, they wished us a happy anniversary and gave us each a complimentary drink with our dinner that night. A little detail like that is so special. We opted for the farm package. It was such a place to visit local farms and a cidery to get produce, ect. for our dinner that night. You can't get any fresher than when the farmer cuts the greens for you right then as you are touring his fields! The meal that night was amazing and the courses just kept coming! Each was well prepare and flavorful. It was so much fun to imagine what the next course would be and how it would be presented. The chef came out to speak with us at the end of our meal and gave us a menu that was specific to our meal and what we had selected along with the the date. What a treasure!"

Escape from City Life
"An all around fabulous experience to escape from city life. It was our 6th wedding anniversary, which the staff made clear they knew about and helped us on multiple things. Like, we were delighted the staff accommodated our request for early check-in and late checkout. The Fireside Restaurant at the Inn has a tasty locally farmed menu, which we enjoyed every bite! I highly recommend the Hazelnut Crusted Halibut and the flourless decadence chocolate cake. The views around this resort are so beautiful and very peaceful. I watched the sunrise and enjoyed watching a family of seals hunt down their breakfast as I walked the beach. The resort has an awesome 40ft totem pole and a 1/2 mile walking trail around the grounds. I got my wife an in-room massage therapy and the masseuse was skilled and very informative. As a side note dogs are completely welcome at the Inn at Port Ludlow, also the Golf Course and practice area are high quality."   
Save the Dates...

October

Wednesdays in October Germany Dinner Night
October 21st Silver City Brewmaster Dinner
November

Wednesdays in November
Breakfast for Dinner Night
November 4th J. Bookwalter Wine Dinner
November 24th Thanksgiving
December

Wednesdays in December Comfort Food Dinner Night
December 24th Christmas Eve Dinner
December 31st New Year's Eve
January

January 20th Buty Winery Wine Dinner
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