Happenings at the Resort...March 2017
Greetings from Port Ludlow - 

We love photographs, don't you? Well, that is what all of the buzz is about with INSTAGRAM.  We invite you to join us on this journey as we explore the area with a couple of photographers in a current campaign on the Olympic Peninsula - if you are an "instagramer" it is - @theolympicpeninsula and #ontheolympicpeninsula - see you there.

Part of what makes photos so much fun is that you can get the entire story...or imagine what the story might be.  We did this recently in sorting through family photos - and came upon one of my grandmother sitting on the back of a horse. She was wearing a dress - and was not side saddle with an expression that spoke volumes about her world at that very moment. 
Pictures of people are fascinating....yet the ones that seem to capture the attention on social media are animals and food. Why is this, do you think?

Playing to that, here's your chance to win dinner for two at The Fireside. The first one to guess correctly what this is will be our guest. 
Debbie
Debbie Wardrop
P.S.  Last month's winner is Paul Mosely. He shared this photo of what his family was doing on the "snow day" when we sent the February newsletter out....fun for sure!
At the GOLF Course...
As you can see from the photo above, we are hard at work at the Golf Course.   Renovations have been completed on holes 4, 6, and 18. With SUN in the forecast it might be time to come play a round and see the changes at the course.

The 2017 golf season for Chimacum High School has started. Just this week the 11-player team had their first practice of the season with Coach Darren Posey, our Head PGA Professional. And we are delighted that there will be four young ladies on the team too. Go Cowboys! 

The Seattle Golf Show is this weekend, will you be there? If so, swing by our booth #735. Stop by for specials, prizes, and more...
At the MARINA...
Join us at the Marina on Saturday, April 8th for the annual FSBO (For Sale by Owner) & Marine Swap. If you're looking to sell or purchase a kayak, dinghy, boat, or boating gear - this is the place. Admittance to the show is free and click here for information about registering to sell you marine items. For more information or to reserve a booth, please contact the Marina at 360-437-0513.

The Marina is pleased to host the Sloop Tavern Yacht Club this May. The Yacht Club is joining forces with the Ballard Elks to raise donations for Mary's Place. Mary's Place is a welcoming environment where homeless women, children and families can find shelter, food, and resources.  The Marina will be donating 5% of the dues from the Sloop Tavern Yacht Club Cruise to Mary's Place. In addition, the Marina has a donations box for Mary's Place. 

Click here to see our 2017 Rendezvous and Yacht Club Cruise schedule. 
Around the INN...
Were you a Girl Scout?  I was and it was a very important part of not only my childhood but learning many skills....one of which was selling - yes, Girl Scout Cookies - I think my record was 542 boxes one year.  So, we honor that this month with a Girl Scout special.  It's called SCOUT  - for the month of March, good any night.  You can book online using pacakge ID: SCOUT or give us a call for details.
We are pleased to have the Port Ludlow Artists' League hang their new display at the Inn this month...Blossoms of Spring, very apropos. 

Speaking of the Port Ludlow Artists' League, you might want to join them for Art Fest. This all-day event on Saturday, April 29th features a variety of art classes with proceeds donated to college scholarships for Chimacum High School seniors. 

Join us this month for our Low and Slow Dinner Nights and book your  St. Patrick's Day celebration on Friday, March 17th now. This is a four course dinner with beer and whiskey specials offered throughout the evening. And since it's on a Friday, why not stay the night and enhance your evening with our RELAX package?
 At HOME...
Westharbor Homes is currently building two new neighborhoods in Port Ludlow, Olympic Terrace II and Ludlow Cove Cottages. Both neighborhoods are uniquely situated to enjoy living in the Pacific Northwest. 

There are model homes open in both neighborhoods that are open daily to tour. However, if you want to take a 3-D tour before your come in person, visit the links below. There are currently four home plans to see in 3-D, and there will be more to come soon. If you have any questions, join the Real Estate list and we will be in touch with you shortly.

Groups & Events...
Spring Forward in Port Ludlow....book your Spring Retreat, Conference, or Board Meeting where you're 85% more likely to have blue skies AND you'll receive:
  • One complimentary guest room for every 25 paid room nights*
  • Accommodations in a beautifully appointed guest room with a fireplace and jetted tub
  • Reduced meeting room rental fee
  • Discounted A/V, Sharp Interactive Smart Board
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and meeting spaces
  • Complimentary on-site parking
  • A welcome amenity for all your guests
*(And now for the fine print:  Group rate applies, minimum of 8 rooms per night, based on availability, offer valid March 1, 2017 - June 20, 2017)

Contact our Group Sales Team at groupsales@portludlowresort.com or 360.437.7040 to plan your off-site Spring event. 

This is from a recent group guest planner:  "Thank you for hosting our group. Great environment for a retreat...what a helpful and gracious team!"
Packages & Specials...
This is going to a very special year for the Jefferson County Farmer's Market - the 25th Anniversary. Opening Day is coming up on April 1 (no, this is not a joke).  A really special day is planned including a letter writing campaign and we'll be a part of this too.  Make plans now to come and celebrate the day - and enjoy it even further by booking one of our FARM PACKAGES - this year we are offering it as either a one night or two night package.  

If you cannot wait that long, perhaps the RELAX package is "just what the doctor ordered" or a round of GOLF...check out some options or give us a call. We are happy to find just the right fit to make your stay memorable.
Keep Me Updated on the Following:
New Home Construction in Port Ludlow
Food & Dining Events Marina Specials & Events
Corporate Retreats & Meetings Community & Resident Events
What People Are Saying...
"Spent our 17th wedding anniversary at The Resort this past weekend. Everything was absolutely perfection! The accommodations are beautifully appointed & designed for your comfort & relaxation. Dinner at The Fireside was simply delicious! Locally sourced foods prepared with delicious flair! Everyone at the Resort was so friendly and helpful. I cannot say enough about how much I enjoyed my visit! Looking forward to celebrating many more special occasions here."

"We love going here on our anniversary. This was our 6th visit. Although there is plenty to do in the area, we just like to relax and enjoy the peace, quiet and view from the room. My husband likes to sit and watch all the boat activity outside our room at the Marina. As always, our room was very clean and we liked the brand new shower. Thanks again for another great stay!"

"We wanted to do a quick overnight to celebrate a friend's birthday and this was our first choice. As always, we had a great time, dinner in The Fireside and then in the Jacuzzi with the special bath salts. The staff here are engaging and friendly. This makes our 10 or 11 stay here and we will continue to keep this on our list for a future go to."
Save the Dates...

Wednesdays in March Low and Slow Dinner Nights
March 4th & 5th Seattle Golf Show
March 17th
It's  on a Friday this year - come join us for dinner. Spend the night and make a weekend out of it! 
Wednesdays in April Pork & Knife Dinner Nights 
April 8th FSBO & Marine Swap
April 16th Easter Brunch
The only "true" buffet we offer
April 23rd Sunday (Wine) School
Champange and beyond, Sparkling Wines
April 29th ArtFest 2017
Wednesdays in May Flavors of Mexico Dinner Nights
May 14th Mother's Day
Plan to be here for the full weekend AND our ever popular brunch for Mom
May 19th Distillery Dinner with
Hardware Distillery
May 28th Sunday (Wine) School
The Wines of Piedmont
Wednesdays in June Northwest Fresh Catch Dinner Nights
June 17th Cooking Class - 
What to do with what you have 
June 23rd Wine Dinner with Airfield Estates
June 25th Sunday (Wine) School
Coming up Ros├ęs
Thursdays in
July, August, & September
Salmon Potlatch Dinner Nights
August 25th Port Ludlow Outdoor Movie Night
October 6th Brewmaster Dinner with
Sound Brewery
November 3rd Winemaker Dinner with Syncline
Views from Around the Resort...(click to view)
Our Favorite Links...
Port Ludlow Artists' League Olympic Peninsula
Port Ludlow Hiking Club
Port Ludlow Performing Arts
Real Food Traveler
Port Ludlow Yacht Club
Red Dog Farm
Puget Sound Express
Red Dog Farm CSA
SpringRain Farm & Orchard
Resorts & Lodges
Washington Trails Association

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