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

Summer - and the living is easy.  Oh, boy - THIS is what we all look forward to - the long days, warmer times (a relative statement, of course, since we rarely get out of the 70's and our friends throughout much of the US are scorching in the 100 plus range....) and the slow sunsets.  

LOTS going on with the Totem Potlatch Lunch, our local favorites - Don and Vicki Corson of Camaraderie hosting a winemaker dinner and all of the action at Finnriver's new location including our Farm Dinner at the community trough in August.

The music scene is hot with all that is happening at Fort Worden - the new location of the Olympic Music Festival too.  

Summer means visits from friends and family...pretty excited to have a dear friend in from Tucson (can you blame her for escaping the HEAT?) and my youngest brother and his family heading this way soon - they will enjoy crab, oysters, golf and hikes with us - a bit of a different scene than what they are accustomed to in KC!

Lots of action in our home-building arena - the cottages continue to be "hot sellers" and the next project will be underway soon at Olympic Terrace II. A model home is planned for late 2016 and the homes will range from 1500 - 2500 square feet in one of the most beautiful areas of Port Ludlow.

Our "resident blogger" has been very busy with adventures on the Olympic Peninsula. Check this one out about her time discovering CIDER
We had a blast with our Kids Tasting last weekend. The new menu will be available mid-July and we are thrilled with their expert guidance on what should (and should NOT) be included. Let's just say that the ROOT BEER FLOAT was a winner on all counts! 
Maddie's Root Beer Float
Debbie Wardrop
P.S. Here's a new twist on the contest.  Send us a photo of YOUR FAVORITE summer scene.  (send to dwardrop@portludlowresort.com please)......We will pick the top three favorites and each will get a "SUMMER" treat in turn. Photos must be e-mailed no later than July 15th and it will be assumed that we can use them for the future newsletter. (along with your name.)
The winner from last month was Jennifer Martin and she won lunch for two at the 4th of July Totem Pole Potlatch. Amazing how many knew that the photo was SEA BEANS - no, it was NOT a golf driving range tee box! Nor was it horse tail - that prehistoric nuisance that many of us fight!
Are you heading over play a round at the golf course? Check out our Port Ludlow Golf Course Pro Tips straight from our PGA Professionals with tips on how to best play the course.

Do you need to brush up on your skills? How about joining us for one of the Saturday Morning Clinics with Ted Wurtz, PGA Teaching Professional? The clinics are hosted at 10:00 am at the Golf Course and are limited to six people per clinic. Contact the Pro Shop for more information or to sign-up for a clinic at 360.437.0272.

And CONGRATULATIONS to Coach Darren Posey - Coach of the Year - and his rookie season with the Chimacum High School Golf team. Way to go, Darren!
Are you participating in the Port Ludlow Marina Crab Derby? The Crab Derby began on June 16th and will continue until September 7th.  Participants who catch the largest crab each week win a $10 gift certificate to The Resort and the season winner will win a $100 gift certificate (and bragging rights.) Call the Marina at 360.437.0513 for more details or to register. (rumor has it that frozen turkey legs are THE choice of bait this year...)

We're excited to share that from July 8th - 18th Lady Washington, t he official ship of the state of Washington, and the Hawaiian Chieftain, will visit the Marina. There will be a variety of tours and excursions while the boats are in Port Ludlow. For more the schedule, pricing, and booking, click here .  This is such a cool thing to see in our bay and a really fun time on board as well.
Lady Washington
photo courtesy of the Gray's Harbor Historical Seaport Authority
Save the Date... Beach and Boat-In Movie Night ! On Thursday, August 25th enjoy Disney's "UP" from the comfort of your boat anchor out to watch the movie from a 50' screen. 
The Camaraderie Wine Dinner is NEXT Thursday. Join us for a fun and educational wine dinner with winemaker, Don Corson. We LOVE his wine, his enthusiasm and his way of making everyone feel special and important...besides his storytelling skills.

And we are back on the farm on August 11th for the Finnriver Farm Dinner  at the Finnriver Orchard. (new location, memorable setting and remarkable food....)  Join the Finnriver Farmers and Chef Dan to celebrate the summer harvest at the farm. It is not to be missed!

Join me in welcoming our newest team member, Thomas Skipper.  (do we have a trend here, first Stacy Beich - prounounced BEACH, our Director of Rooms and now Thomas SKIPPER...nautical theme?)  Anyway, Thomas is our Dining Room Manager and comes to us with lots of interesting experience in the F&B world.  Please stop in and say hello - he's the one with the name badge saying he is from New York, NY.
We have several packages  to choose from including golf packages, touring the local Chimacum Valley Farms, (check out the lovely story in that link from Edible Seattle last month - loved the promotion and our farm package continues to create the WOW factor for our guests that enjoy the hands on experiential travel). Or, to keep it simple, select Dine & Unwind...two things we are pretty good at offering!

While you're visiting, or before you arrive, check out our recommended Things to Do in and around Port Ludlow. With activities ranging from Pickle Ball to Farmers Markets to day trips to Olympic National Park..It's All Here.
Welcome Home to Ludlow Cove Cottages
Welcome Home to Ludlow Cove Cottages

Ludlow Cove Cottages has only 24 remaining home sites to choose from and it's the perfect time to select your favorite with over 40% of the neighborhood sold. Model homes are open daily from 11am to 5pm and by appointment. Contact Joe Buskirk at 253-359-3113 for more information.
Ground breaking has begun on the next neighborhood, Olympic Terrace II. A model home is planned for late 2016 and the homes will range from 1500 - 2500 square feet. These homes will be situated on home sites up to a half acre in one of the most beautiful areas of Port Ludlow, just off Teal Lake Road. 
Groups & Events.
PAUSE  - here's a way to enjoy our event space and take care of your team at the same time..........

PLAY a round of golf & hike some of Port Ludlow's 26 miles of trails
AWARD-WINNING wine cellar & cuisine
UNWIND with in-room spa services in cozy guest rooms with gas fireplaces & jetted tubs
SAVOR farm-to-table menus & the bounty of the season
EXPLORE the Olympic Peninsula - smell the evergreens, breathe in fresh sea air & watch eagles soar

Let us create the perfect celebration for your team.

The Resort at Port Ludlow offers a close and relaxing getaway with spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains and Ludlow Bay, just 30 minutes from the Kingston Ferry and 40 minutes from the Bainbridge Island Ferry.

Employee Appreciation Soiree
an evening of farm-to-table cuisine and festivities is a great way to thank your staff for all their hard work.

End of Year or Holiday Celebration
treat your team to a night of holiday fun with seasonal decor and menus.

New Year Kick-Off Retreat
a great time to reflect on the past year while kicking off a new and successful year ahead and after gathering with your team for a day of meeting, enjoy a dinner and a toast to the New Year.

And when it's time to end the day, your room for the night is moments away.

PAUSE with us. Book your retreat today and receive the following:
- Welcome Champagne or Cider Toast
- Welcome Amenity
- One Room Upgrade for your VIP or employee of the year
- Custom Group Team Building & Onsite Activities

The fine print:
Offer Valid from November 1, 2016 to February 10, 2017
Minimum of 8 rooms.

Contact our Sales Team at 360-437-7040 to make plans.
What They're Saying...
"I wanted to write you and give you a heartfelt THANK YOU for all the arrangements you made for our group on Friday and Saturday! Everyone enjoyed the Resort immensely and everything was so perfect! Our board and staff absolutely loved the resort and took full advantage of everything. We walked the beaches, took baths, ate and drank wonderful food, cider, and wine! It was lovely! Everything was so convenient and relaxing! I know you will have some repeat visitors from this experience."

"I just wanted to give you an update on following our Board Retreat on June 16-18, the comments I received indicate the Board Retreat went very well. A few mentioned how delicious the plated dinner was on Friday. Overall, they seemed to have a great experience. Again, thank you so much for your most valuable assistance with this event and taking such good care of everyone."

"...property was in a beautiful location; rooms and meeting space were a perfect fit; loved the natural light and environment; an the food and beverage were a highlight of our meeting and overall experience."
Save the Dates...


July 4th
Potlatch Lunch
July 7th
Camaraderie Wine Dinner

August 11th Finnriver Farm Dinner at the new location
August 25th Outdoor Movie Night - UP

September 17th - 18th Olympic Peninsula Fiber Farm Tour

October 14th - 16th
October 21st Silver City Brewmaster Dinner
November 4th
Bookwalter Wine Dinner
November 24th Thanksgiving

December 24th Christmas Eve Dinner
December 31st New Year's Eve Dinner