Archive for July, 2014

Summer is fleeting; book your getaway at Port Washington Inn now and save! July 25, 2014

Lavender and daylilies are putting on a show at Port Washington Inn

Lavender and daylilies are putting on a show at Port Washington Inn

This year the daylilies and lavender seem prepared to greet the month of August with fanfare as long as moderate temperatures prevail; hot weather will no doubt incline them to ‘march to a different drummer’. So, catch that fleeting opportunity for a summer getaway before the season disappears! Summer is ‘on a march’!

Just a reminder that we give you 15% off a two night stay and 25% off three or more nights, even during peak season!


Hope to see you soon! Rita & Dave

Hike while staying at Port Washington Inn July 16, 2014

View from Lions Den Gorge

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Wild flowers at Lions Den Gorge October 2012

Wild flowers at Lions Den Gorge October 2012

Lake Michigan has the effect of lengthening the season of autumn along its shorelines; a hike through Lions Den Gorge or Harrington Beach State Park will nourish your senses with their natural beauty.

These photos were taken October 20, 2012 at Lions Den Gorge where leaves had fallen to create a carpet of autumn colors underfoot while random wildflowers still bloomed and some golden leaves held fast to a tree along the beach. Along the trail vibrant orange leaves proclaimed the season!

Everything’s coming up roses at Port Washington Inn! July 7, 2014


We recall our earliest years of innkeeping when we coveted the landscapes with profusions of roses spilling over fences or trellises. If felt like a dream come true when we could admire our own roses spilling over the pergola that Dave and Aaron built. In spite of our ignorance of roses in general, they have proven to be dependable in our landscape. Our white rugosa rose blooms first, followed closely by the roses you see in the photo above (would that we could recall what rose we planted!).

The roses (and each shrub and perennial that survived this past winter) are treasured for their durability as well as their beauty.