• 25% off 2 nights at Port Washington Inn December 6, 7, 8 November 16, 2013

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    The weekend of December 6-7 is a special one in our area with Christmas on the Corner in Port Washington and Christmas in the Country in Cedarburg.

    CHRISTMAS ON THE CORNER: Historic Port Washington is the perfect place to celebrate a hometown Christmas. Our picture postcard setting is ideal for “Christmas on the Corner”: Magic of the Season; setting the stage for your holidays. Reindeer, carolers, in-store promotions, St. Nick, photos with Santa, a living nativity, carriage rides, strolling musicians are all a great way to spend an afternoon in early December. But that’s not all! At 6:15 is our Christmas parade, with lights, floats, and a lot of fun. After the parade, stick around downtown to watch the only winter fireworks display in the county!

    CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY: Christmas in the Country is a nationally recognized Folk and Fine Art Christmas boutique celebrating our 39th year. The spirit of Christmas abounds throughout this unique arts/crafts and gourmet food show. Find juried original works by nearly 50 of the finest artists from around the country!
    More information HERE

    Additionally, you can enjoy a presentation of “Christmas Belles”, a Comedy by Hope, Jones, and Wooten at Memories (phone 262-284-6850 Tues-Fri to reserve tickets for buffet dinner and the show ($32) or the show only ($20). Playing Weekends: Dec. 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15.

    A church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. This fast-paced, funny comedy will make for the perfect holiday get-together with family, friends, and co-workers.
    Menu: Pulled Pork, Chicken Fried Steak with Country Gravy, Potato Pancakes, Dirty Rice, Vegetable Blend, Memories’ Famous Fluff, Warm Corn Meal Muffins, Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing, Bread Pudding

    More information HERE

    You will need a place to stay, of course, and that’s where the Port Washington Inn comes in! Allow us to round out your weekend with extra holiday touches to savor as you enjoy the peaceful privacy and generous hospitality for which the inn is known. Plus enjoy 25% off your two night stay in effect December 6, 7, 8!

    Dining room and library of Port Washington Inn decorated for Christmas

    Dining room and library of Port Washington Inn decorated for Christmas


  • Enjoy fall’s colors @25% off when you stay 3 nights at Port Washington Inn October 9, 2013

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    Two rooms have reopened unexpectedly for this weekend and color is awesome! Take advantage of it all with a three night stay in Helen’s or Noelle’s Room and save 25% ofF your stay. Book Helen’s Room online or call 262-284-5583 to book either Noelle’s Room or Helen’s Room.

    WHAT IS THERE TO DO??

    Bring bikes and bike the Interurban trail (or rent bikes from ZuZu Pedals downtown.

    Hike the Seven Hills of Port Washington (or do the stairways)

    Enjoy the parks overlooking Lake Michigan: Upper Lake and Lower Lake Parks, the newly opened Coal Dock Park

    Take a bit of a drive north to Harrington Beach State Park or south to Lions Den Gorge

    INDULGE IN PWI’S AWESOME BREAKFAST, TWISTED WILLOW IN THE EVENING (CALL 262-268-7600 TO MAKE RESERVATIONS AS THIS PLACE IS HOPPING BUSY!) WITH IN-BETWEEN HUNGER SATISFIED AT CHOCOLATE CHISEL (artisan chocolates and ice cream), BALTICA (teas, lunch, dessert and fair trade gifts….pottery from Poland), DOCKSIDE DELI, TELLO’S……..you will eat well!!!!


  • Make memories this fall at Port Washington Inn August 8, 2013

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    We just celebrated our 46th anniversary and, in years prior to innkeeping, we often spent the first two weeks of August celebrating Dave’s birthday and our anniversary while on vacation. Most typically we vacationed at our modest lakeshore place on Little Spirit Lake which is part of the Iowa Great Lakes.

    On a map, the Iowa Great Lakes look like puddles compared to the Great Lakes we now know and love. But they afforded our family the opportunity to go to the beach, to row a boat, to fish, and to cook over a campfire; we have years of great memories! Often we made a trip back to our garden to harvest fresh vegetables to enjoy at the lake, and the lugs of peaches we would buy at Fareway were exquisitely sweet and juicy.

    One of the perks of being at the lake was that there was no phone! Imagine that…..no way for anyone to reach us. It was family time, pure and simple. What a luxury to experience those days. With only our appetites and the beach to impose structure on each day, they truly felt like ‘the endless days of summer’.

    How many ‘endless days of summer’ have you experienced this year? It feels to us that
    summer took such a long time arriving that it has been short-changed. All the more reason for each of us to enjoy fall to the fullest! Here along the lakeshore, fall is extended, and it is truly a beautiful season to enjoy the outdoors.
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    We are now offering single night stays (Monday through Thursday) at the discounted midweek rate during September and October.

    Weekends, single night stays may be booked one week in advance of arrival. All to help you take advantage of the lovely season of fall.

    Those of you who have been challenged by weather to get in your quota of biking or hiking this summer will love the Interurban Trail in September or October. As you may recall, Port Washington is approximately mid-point on the Interurban and Port Washington Inn is three blocks from the trail.

    We have a new restaurant in town! The Twisted Willow is making many people’s dining experience happy these days. We appreciate their atmosphere, their service, and their commitment to food that is fresh, creative, and reasonably priced.

    Port Washington also has a new lakeshore park, Coal Dock Park. It’s in its infancy, but the walking paths are in place and there is an aerial video that gives an idea of how this space connects to the marina area. Our W.J. Niederkorn library has collected images of the coal dock’s history.

    And we’ll pass on to you what recent guests shared about the teriyaki smoked salmon they purchased on a stick from Ewig Brothers…..”hands down, the best smoked salmon we’ve ever had!”

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    Photos taken by Rita from Upper Lake Park, Port Washington


  • Celebrate July at Port Washington Inn July 2, 2013

     

    PWI Rose Extravaganza of  Color

    PWI Rose Extravaganza of Color

    Our roses seem to be competing with the upcoming 4th of July fireworks as their brilliant blossoms create an extravaganza of color! Port Washington Inn’s location four blocks uphill from Lake Michigan allows us to keep an eye on the lake, and yesterday the lake was a gorgeous blue, the perfect backdrop to the roses.

    PWI Roses w/Lake Michigan in the background

    PWI Roses w/Lake Michigan in the background

    The lake views get better from the balcony of Grace’s Suite (on second floor) and the sitting room of Top of the World Suite (on third floor). But viewing the fireworks is great from Dorothy’s Room or the front porch as well.

    The iris put on a great show this year and the daylilies are just beginning to open. Hydrangeas, weigela, and a mystery shrub in our yard have been adding their color and fragrance. A clematis is playing peek-a-boo amidst the roses.

    Single night stays are available through July 4th, but we offer 15% discount on a two night stay and 25% discount on three or more nights! Book online or call 262-284-5583.

    Celebrate some time together this July!


  • Let Ozaukee County Express transport you to Summerfest and back! June 24, 2013

    You needn’t stay near the Summerfest grounds or hassle with driving and parking.

    Stay in Port Washington and catch the Ozaukee County Express bus service straight to the gate!

    Service begins Wednesday June 26th and extends through Sunday July 7th (Summerfest is closed Monday July 1st).

     

    Daily service begins at 11:30 a.m. from the Saukville Wal-Mart parking lot or (13 minutes later) from the Target/Home Depot parking lot in Grafton.  These locations are 4-5 miles from Port Washington Inn.

    Weekdays and Saturdays from 5:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. buses depart each 15 minutes.

     

    RETURN TRIPS leave the festival grounds every half hour on the half hour until 12:30 a.m.

     

    Cash fare for adults is $6.50 round trip.  Seniors (65 and older), valid Medicare card holds, or persons with disabilities pay $3.00 round trip.  EXACT FARE IS REQUIRED: PAY WHEN YOU BOARD

     

    For more information visit the Ozaukee Transit website or call 414-344-6711

     

    Save 15% on your two night stay or 25% on three nights at Port Washington Inn!