Happenings at the Resort...December 2016
Greetings from Port Ludlow and Happy Holidays-

So, we are on this "Journey of Awe" and one place to find it is through the trails in Port Ludlow. 

If you are interested in finding a hiking buddy or need more details on this remarkable trail system, check out this link:   Port Ludlow Hiking Club. This is a very inviting group - and you are  sure to find a hike at your level of interest (and/or skill.) 

We are thrilled to have Julie Johnson joining the team as our Cellar Master. Here's a recent Q&A with her - and stay tuned for more about Julie as we plan a "book signing" event with her too! (yes, she is a published author....) In the meantime, please come by and introduce yourself to her. Welcome, Julie!

Now here's a pretty awesome option: our GAMBLE Package which includes one night's accommodation, two tickets to Port Gamble Theater's production of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, and breakfast for two. Visit our Packages page to learn more.
Debbie Wardrop
P.S. We have some pretty great photos submitted on this "journey of awe" - here are the winners:

Lorna Mann,  Laura Brackenridge,  Keith Lazelle, and  Jolly Sienda.
Lorna Mann's "AWE" Entry: Sunset at Discovery Bay
Jolly Sienda's "AWE" Entry: Morning Rainbow over snow covered Brothers Mountain
Keith Lazelle's "AWE" Entry: The Hoh River flowing into the Pacific Ocean and read on to see Laura's photo.....
At the GOLF Course...
Shopping! Get a jump start on your holiday shopping this Saturday at the Port Ludlow Pro Shop from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. 

Sip wine, enjoy appetizers, and SHOP for the holidays. Enjoy savings from
20% - 50%
off brands including Callaway, UnderArmour, Cutter & Buck, Nike, FootJoy, and more. 

Check the website for an AWESOME promo early next week...you'll want to bring out the hot pink golf balls and enjoy some winter golfing.
At the MARINA...
Speaking of holiday shopping, during the month of December all clothing at the Marina Store is 20% off. With  options for men, women, and children there is certainly something for everyone on your list. 

One of of the most scenic spots in Port Ludlow is the Marina - between the views looking out at Burner Point at the Totem Pole or out at Ludlow Bay, it is hard to not feel a sense of peace, awe, and gratitude for the beauty of mother nature.

It is also incredibly fun to check out the different types of boats and boat names. 

Here are the top 10 boat names :
  • Serenity
  • Seas the Day
  • Andiamo
  • Aquaholic
  • Second Wind
  • Island Time
  • Happy Ours
  • Journey
  • Serendipity
  • Relentless
What is your boat's name and what was the inspiration? We'd love to see pictures of your boat and hear your stories. 
Around the INN...
December is here and it is time to celebrate two of our favorite holidays - Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

Join us every Wednesday in December for a 3-course Comfort Foods Dinner enjoy your favorites including Warm Apple Pie and Potato-Leek Soup...then in January our Wednesday theme will be Burgers (including a local steelhead burger), February's theme is Meals for Two, and March's theme is Low and Slow...to make reservations please call The Fireside at 360-437-7412.

We're thrilled to have Nina Buty, of Buty Winery, joining us for Winemaker Dinner on Friday, January 20th. This one is on the way to being sold out - so please book early.  Might make a nice gift this holiday season?

Sometimes it's just easier to sit in your lazy-boy and nosh on some yummy food....we get that....and so, we are offering a "take out" menu for the next 30 days.....sort of a test to see if our locals have an "appetite" for this.  Here's the menu - just call The Fireside, place your order, and pick it up.  
 At HOME...
Have you made a trip to the model home at Olympic Terrace II? The model features the Rose floor plan and is open to the public daily from 11:00am to 3:00pm. The Westharbor Homes Sales Office is located in the Ludlow Cove Cottages neighborhood at the corner of Breaker Lane and Paradise Bay Road.

Olympic Terrace II is a hiker's paradise with access points to some of Port Ludlow's 26 miles of maintained trails. The five floor plans available in the neighborhood provide picturesque landscaping and mountain views. 
Groups & Events...
We love this story....a couple of weeks ago we hosted nearly 60 guests for a celebration lunch - a full on tasting menu and wine pairings mid day - and the guests arrived via seaplane. (that means six planes coming and going with the coolest arrival/departure scene you can picture.) How did this one come about? The leader of the organization brought his high school prom date to Port Ludlow via seaplane 20 years ago! THAT memory stuck with him and so he wanted to treat his team to this very fun day. And yes, he married his prom date! (p.s.  I married my prom date(s) as well...that's another story.)
We'd be honored to host an event or retreat or reunion for you, too.  Give our Sales team a call if you need to get something on the books - 360-437-7040.
Packages & Specials...
Celebrate the winter season in Port Ludlow. 

Come RELAX, find a sense of PEACE, cozy up next to the fireplace, and perhaps bring your pup to enjoy the beauty the Olympic Peninsula. Looking for an evening at the theater? Look no further than our GAMBLE package - including two tickets to Port Gamble Theater's The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. 
What People Are Saying...
Just What the Doctor Ordered:
We got off the ferry in Bremerton and were in route to Port Angeles, WA. We stopped at a rest area and while there, we asked for a place to get a quick bite. The hostess at the rest stop recommended we go a few miles out of our way and go to The Fireside, so we did. As we approached, we thought we might be a bit underdressed. The resort sits on the water with spectacular views. We entered and were greeted by friendly staff who assured us we were welcome. We sat at a table overlooking the boats in their slips. The food was exactly what were were looking for, and then some. Our waiter was fantastic. Not only was his service exceptional, we told him of our road trip and he made several recommendations that were "spot on". Had it not been for the call of Mother Nature, we would have never found this amazing spot. It pays to get off the beaten path!!"

50th Anniversary Celebration:
"The food was outstanding...the flat iron steak was delicious...and the individual printed menus were an added touch.  Your serving staff made it even more enjoyable, they were pleasant, attentive and no request was too small."

Enjoyable weekend with my dogs exploring:
"Spend the weekend here celebrating my birthday with my dogs. The resort is situated on Port Ludlow Bay with lots of walking trails around the area. It is a beautiful, serene setting. We stayed in a queen room with balcony and view of the courtyard/parking lot. The room was spacious, had a jetted tub, fireplace, bathrobes, coffee/tea, mini fridge and other incidentals. I love the little soap slices they smells o good. There was lots of room for dog crates which I appreciated. The fireplace and chairs were my favorite spot in the room. I like t hat there are a couple of different pillows to choose from. Glad to hear the mattresses are set to be replaced as that will make the bed more comfortable. We found the entire staff to be welcoming and accommodating."
Save the Date...

Wednesdays in December Comfort Food Dinner Night
December 3
Annual Holiday Sale at the Pro Shop
December 24 Christmas Eve Dinner
December 31 New Year's Eve
Wednesdays in January Burger Dinner Nights
January 20 Buty Winery Wine Dinner
Wednesdays in February
Meals for Two (Family Style) Dinner Nights
February 9
Seattle Whiskey+Chowder Festival
February 14 Valentine's Day
Wednesdays in March Low and Slow Dinner Nights
March 17 St. Patrick's Day
Views from Around the Resort...(click to view)
Laura Brackenridge's "AWE" Submission - Sunrise over Ludlow Bay
Our Favorite Links...
Port Ludlow Artists' League Olympic Peninsula
Port Ludlow Hiking Club
Port Ludlow Performing Arts
Real Food Traveler
Puget Sound Express
Red Dog Farm
SpringRain Farm & Orchard
Red Dog Farm CSA
Washington Trails Association
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