Archive for December, 2009

Wrapping up the Inn! December 31, 2009

Many a gift was wrapped and unwrapped this holiday season and here at Port Washington Inn, the wrapping has been happening in a grand way as the inn’s old siding is replaced with new and insulation is added to this 100+ year old building.

The first stage of this project began in late August when the remaining original windows were replaced with new energy efficient windows! That was accomplished quickly by a large crew in between busy guest times.

November was the earliest we could allow the siding work to commence since October is a busy guest month here and we didn’t want guests to be negatively impacted by this work. In November and December, we blocked out all midweek dates and many weekends as well. We spent parts of both months visiting family and friends!

As 2010 begins, the siding project is winding down. A final coat of paint will be applied in the spring and then we’ll be eager to get new pictures for our website!

Little did we realize when we purchased the inn 14-1/2 years ago, that a significant part of our accomplishment here would be the careful restoration of the building. It feels good to have seen such a wonderfully designed house through this process so that it can accommodate guests (and the innkeepers!) comfortably and efficiently.

We invite you to come and enjoy the Serenity, Elegance, & Comfort of Port Washington Inn where you will find peaceful privacy and generous hospitality!

Port Washington's Beach December 8, 2009

From Upper Lake Park view Port Washington’s hidden beach below and,

if you are a beachcomber, you can make your way to this secluded beach

by way of the stairway installed in late 2009!

As the waves lap the shore, you’ll enjoy the ever-changing temperament

of Lake Michigan’s waters whose hues can range from azure to turquoise,

from soft opalescent at dusk to endless shades of greys on overcast days.

The waters of the lake echo the sky and the cloud formations traveling overhead

are remarkable, resulting in spectacular sunrises and sunsets!

Formations of geese fly in and out of the harbor,

ducks paddle the breakwaters, and gulls wheel overhead.

Enjoy strolling the beach and, as a guest of the Port Washington Inn,

take advantage of the beach blankets and towels

they are happy to supply for lolling on the beach!