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

Awe. 

A recent article in the Sunday newspaper had a story that really spoke to me....did you see it? If not, please take a moment and do so.....I think it's pretty worthwhile.....

The question is, "What is AWE, anyway?"  

"Awe is the feeling of being in the presence of something vast or beyond human scale, that transcends our current understanding of things," according to Dacher Keltner, head of the University of California Berkeley's Social Interaction Lab. (He's the guy that helped create the "like" button emojis on Facebook).

So, living in this area, we experience AWE on a regular, I would venture to say, daily basis - or many times during one day, even....and it makes me think about this -   what is AWE to you?  

If you'd be willing to share this, I'll pass it along in upcoming newsletters. I'm calling it the Journey of AWE. Will you join me?

For example, this view (below) catches my breath every day...and when the first time the fresh snow appears as the seasons turn..... it is, this feeling of AWE.

Many moments of AWE have happened for me thanks to the work of the Port Ludlow Hiking Club. Check out their site with photos of Mother Nature's fine work...and this will inspire some AWE for you too! (it may even inspire you to take a walk on one of these trails!)
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Three times a year, we are privileged to host the "knitters" - and their work presents many moments of AWE as they "yarn bomb" the resort with results of their newest lessons. If you need some inspiration (or early holiday shopping is on your to-do list), come by on Saturday for their MARKETPLACE.  
Debbie
Debbie Wardrop
dwardop@portludlowresort.com
In the spirit of the "Journey of Awe" - we invite you to submit your photo that depicts "AWE" for you.   The top three will win gift certificates to get your holiday shopping going.  When you submit, you agree that we may use your photo and give you credit for the photo.  Please do so no later than November 28th.  Winners will be announced in next month's newsletter.  
Morning AWE - Fresh Snow on the Mountains.
Congrats to last month's winner, Lori Colby - she was the first to respond correctly, the image was of the fishing dock at Teal Lake - the only accessible fishing facility in Port Ludlow built by the Port Ludlow Fly Fishing community. 
Golf.
SAVE THE DATE for the Annual Holiday Sale
When ~ Saturday, December 3rd 
Where ~ The Port Ludlow Pro Shop
When ~ 12:00pm to 5:00pm
What You Will Do ~  Sip wine, enjoy appetizers and SHOP for the Holidays 

For details, contact the Pro Shop at 360-437-0272.
Marina.
Port Ludlow Marina is the ideal location for Yacht Club Cruises and Rendezvous. Centrally located from the North and South Sound, Port Ludlow is easily accessible and can accommodate 60 - 70 vessels. 

Come enjoy the magic of the Olympic Peninsula and the spectacular views from our beautiful bay. 

For more information call Kori Ward at 360.437.0513 or email  kward@portludlowresort.com

Enjoy amenities such as the covered pavilion for 100+ people, on-site catering, indoor and out door meeting spaces, complimentary shuttle to the golf course, reciprocal moorage, and more. 

We're very lucky to host the yearly Perry Rendezvous. We had a chance to do a Q&A with Mr. Bob Perry earlier this year to learn about Bob's passion for sailing and why the rendezvous has been meeting in Port Ludlow for over 20 years. 
Inn.
It's the season to celebrate family, friends, and the delicious foods that we associate with colder temperatures and the holiday season. 

We honor our Veteran's with breakfast on us this year.  It's tomorrow - so, please call for reservations so we can be sure and have a place for you (and plenty of biscuits & gravy) - 50% off breakfast for any Veteran and Active Duty get breakfast on us.  Join us at The Fireside at 8:00 a.m.  360-437-7412 is the number.

If you miss that - come and have  Breakfast for Dinner every Wednesday at The Fireside. If you have not tried some of our "start the day" favorites, here's your chance.....

And in the spirit of "AWE" and gratitude, we invite you to join us for  Thanksgiving dinner - with a twist. Intentional Leftovers - after all, what is the best part of a turkey dinner?" This event is almost SOLD OUT, so make your reservations today at 360.437.7412.

December brings us  Comfort Food Dinner Nights with dishes like Warm Apple Pie, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, and Roasted Pork Loin - talk about that cozy feeling inside!

The Inn is decorated with associate stockings - the day after Thanksgiving- very festive and an opportunity for you to shop and enjoy a bit of the season.  We'll be participating in the community tag program again too - so, come and pick one, provide the gift a local child has asked for (then stay and enjoy a meal to treat yourself for this kind gesture.)

Two of our favorite events of the year are the "Eves"....we call them civilized and hope you'll join us for either  Christmas Eve or  New Year's Eve. Or both! 
Reservations required.

We're thrilled to have Nina Buty & Buty Winery joining The Fireside team for the  Buty Wine Dinner  on January 20th. This will event will be the kick off to a year of fantastic events at the Resort. Pretty delicious way to start the year!

For reservations to any of these events, please contact The Fireside directly at 360.437.7412.
Home.
We're excited to announce that the model home at  Olympic Terrace II, the Rose, is now open. The Westharbor Homes Sales Office is located at the Ludlow Cove Cottages neighborhood at the corner of Breaker Lane and Paradise Bay Road daily from 11am to 3pm. A really pretty location - and Teal Lake Trail is at the end of your street....
Groups & Events.
"Thank you for everything you did to help make our business planning retreat a success! We all loved our stay there, and truly enjoyed all of the wonderful food and hospitality that was extended to us. All the staff were gracious and warm and the event were fun, too, from the tasting dinners to the Top Chef competition (my team won!) to the lovely meeting room and food provided. The guest rooms were very charming, too, and we appreciated the added amenities you provided. Everyone in our group agrees it was the perfect venue for us! You made it all very easy, and I can't wait to return whether for business or pleasure!"

Book your holiday party or corporate retreat by contacting our Sales Team at 
360-437-7040 or email  groupsales@portludlowresort.com.  
Packages & Specials
Whether you want to celebrate our recent award from USA Today's 10 Best naming the Resort one of he top pet-friendly hotels in the USA, or find peace & awe, adventure & explore Port Ludlow through geocaching, or if you simply wish to relax- we have a package option tailored just for you... 
Keep Me Updated on the Following:
Food & Dining Events Marina Specials & Events
Community & Resident Events
What People Are Saying...
A Great Choice...
"Let's face it, there are not a lot of good restaurants around this area...plenty of good restaurants, but few great ones. This one is great. The setting is wonderful, right on the water. Many of the tables have window seats, but even the rest seem to have views of the windows. The staff hustles and smiles a lot. But the real stand-out for this restaurant is the food. We are seafood fans, and could not resist the Coho salmon stuffed with Dungeness crab. I subbed the cauliflower for the potatoes and they were very accommodating. The prices are not low, but the food is worth it. We will be back again!"

Kudos...
"Thank you for an amazing offsite. The team had such a great time. Great feedback from everyone. Thank you again, and you guys are totally on my list to spread around to other groups!"

Great Day...
"GREAT first day. Everything is going well thus far, And my room is AMAZING...although this only our second retreat in our history as a company it was sooooo much better than the first! We are excited to return." 

Absolutely Beautiful...
"This resort is absolutely beautiful and we were incredibly impressed with the quality of the rooms and the view of the marina. We visited for the weekend from Seattle to celebrate our anniversary and had an incredible dinner at the restaurant downstairs. We loved the giant tub, which opened to view the fireplace in the room. We also loved the shampoos, soaps, and bath salts that were provided complimentary. The front desk staff was very friendly upon check in and housekeeping was also very accommodating during our stay. We will definitely be back to explore the rest of the resort, including the golf course and various water activities. Highly recommended."
Save the Dates...

Wednesdays in November
November 11 - 13
November 24 Thanksgiving
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
January 20 Buty Winery Wine Dinner
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