Archive for June, 2010

Chicago Magazine's "Road to Zen" highlights Port Washington Wisconsin June 26, 2010

Harrington Beach

What fun to find Port Washington, Wisconsin, and Ozaukee County’s Interurban Trail highlighted in an article by Catey Sullivan writing for Chicago Magazine’s The Escape Artist July 2010!   Follow this link to read the article online

Locals all too often take for granted Port Washington’s exceptional setting, but we are reminded by visitors that what we have here is ‘a little piece of heaven’.

From Port Washington the Interurban Trail heads north through the countryside toward Harrington Beach State Park or south with a mixture of countryside and the towns of Grafton, Cedarburg, and Thiensville.

The 636 acre Harrington Beach State Park is a favorite destination for guests of Port Washington Inn to take one of the inn’s Gourmet Picnics to enjoy at a picnic table or on the beach.  The picnics can be packed in backpacks for guests doing the bike trail or in a picnic basket for those preferring to travel by car.   It’s homemade fare prepared in the inn kitchen!

NOTE: The toll free number listed in this article is defunct.

Please call 262-284-5583 to reach Port Washington Inn.

Port Washington Maritime Heritage Festival August 20-22 June 21, 2010

The Tall Ship Unicorn is crewed by an all female crew!

Sail away on a tall ship from Port Washington Wisconsin’s harbor during the Maritime Heritage Festival August 20-22, 2010!  Sea legs missing?  Then wave from the shore while you enjoy the good food and music and peruse the vendor’s tents!  Rotary Park is the center of activity for landlubbers, but for sailors it’s all about a cruise on one of the tall ships.  This family friendly festival will remind you of Port Washington’s heritage as a harbor, albeit a harbor which required engineering skills to make it more amenable.   The waters of Lake Michigan surrounding Port Washington were and are particularly attractive to fish and thus to fishermen!   For more information visit

Reserve a room at the Port Washington Inn and take advantage of double savings and a location within easy walking distance of the festival.  Check our availability and book online from our website or give us a call at 262-284-5583.

Sauk Creek Nature Preserve June 14, 2010

Located in the heart of Port Washington, this 20+ acre natural area offers hiking trails, bird-watching, and fishing in the rapids of the Sauk Creek. Owned and maintained by the Ozaukee-Washington Land Trust, the area is accessible from Moore Rd. or Grant Street.

2010 PGA Tournament in Kohler Wisconsin June 3, 2010

Port Washington is just far enough removed from the PGA site to be free of the congestion hassles that inevitably accompany such an important event. Add to that the bonus of access to Lake Michigan’s shoreline, the picturesque quality of this Little City of Seven Hills, and good restaurants, and you can well imagine why our guests for the 2005 PGA reported loving their choice of location!

The Port Washington Inn’s situation within a residential neighborhood affords our guests outdoor seating in a parklike setting. The inn’s great food, complimentary beverages, and generous rooms and common areas all combine to make an extended stay a delight.

There is a five (5) night minimum stay requirement for the event but the exact dates are flexible.

Room Rates are as follows and our 10% discount offsets most of the taxes (tax rate is 12.6%):

Noelle’s Room:  $139/night

Helen’s Room:  $159/night

Dorothy’s Room: $159/night

Grace’s Suite: $179/night

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Upper Lake Park June 2, 2010

Set atop a bluff overlooking the harbor and beach of Port Washington Wisconsin, Upper Lake Park summons residents and visitors to get outside in a beautiful and peaceful setting. More and more people are venturing to Upper Lake Park these days, in part because of the stairway that was installed late fall 2009 to connect the park with the beach below it. That stairway makes Port Washington’s beach more visibly accessible than it had been (although for those who cannot negotiate all the steps, there is another access keeping you on level ground).

But Upper Lake Park is about much more than the beach and views of Lake Michigan and Port Washington’s Marina! Picnicking, hiking, and picture taking are all good reasons to venture there. The Possibility Playground which was completed in 2009 brings scores of extended families to the park with children of all ages who love exploring the playgrounds amazing variety of experiences. It’s fun just to watch the fun!

Consider coming to Port Washington for an extended stay at the Port Washington Inn Bed and Breakfast. Order one of our Gourmet Picnics to take to Upper Lake Park and experience how food tastes even better when we eat outdoors in a beautiful environment.