Half Past April April 17, 2015
It’s half past April, boats are returning to the marina, the Port Exploreum opens April 21st, the Port Washington Inn is newly reshingled, perennials are up, and birdsong is in the air: WELCOME SPRING!
Those of you from the midwestern USA intuit the joy with which spring is welcomed on the heels of winter here in Port Washington, Wisconsin, where we tend to be especially thankful for the warmth of a spring day and a day of sunshine that colors Lake Michigan in endless shades of blue.
Attending the preview of the Port Exploreum last evening, the view of the blue lake from the Exploreum was ‘frosting on the cake’ to this feat of renovation and engineering designed to share the history of Port Washington’s Lake Michigan legacy. It is at once a worthy renovation paying tribute to the original architecture of the space and an engaging interactive environment in which to explore Port Washington’s unique story over time.
While the exploreum is essentially a tribute to Port’s maritime history, through November, it also houses the photo exhibit (and original darkroom) of “Vernon Biever, The Man Behind the Camera; his images of the legendary Coach Vince Lombardi and five world championship teams helped turn the 1960’s Packers into the most romanticized professional football dynasty.”
The Port Washington Historical Society along with a cast of dedicated volunteers and worthy donors has created this tribute to Port Washington’s history. Our guests have been enjoying the tours of the 1860 Historic Light Station for years (an earlier project of the P.W. Historical Society).
Last Sunday afternoon The Schumacher Building in downtown P.W. was honored for its designation on the Registry of Historic Places (another example of the Historical Society’s contributions). Port Washington is moving forward by honoring its past, very much as the Port Washington Inn honors its past by ensuring the integrity of the home built by George & Eva Blessing in 1903.
We invite you to return to Port Washington and to Port Washington Inn to celebrate your personal history!
2015 PGA Tournament Lodging at Port Washington Inn: 5th night FREE! February 9, 2015
August 2015 will be an exciting time as the PGA Tournament revisits Whistling Straits just 30 minutes north of Port Washington! That 30 minutes can be considered a ‘buffer zone’ between the congestion of an event of this magnitude and the laid back access to Lake Michigan at Port Washington.
Port Washington Inn is a bed and breakfast in the truest sense: an historic home that now accommodates and pleases guests (check our TripAdvisor reviews)! We have blocked out eight nights (August 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) in order to allow guests to choose the 4 nights they deem essential plus a 5TH FREE NIGHT…..yes, that is four paid nights plus a 5th night FREE!
Because the nature of this event makes it a high demand event in our area, the policies applicable to booking these dates differ from our routine policies.
POLICIES FOR THE 2015 PGA DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
1) Each guestroom will accommodate a maximum of 2 people (and the reservation assumes the same two people over the duration of the reservation)
2) A 50% NONREFUNDABLE DEPOSIT is required at the time of booking
3) Balance of the reservation total is due April 30th, 2015. Any existing reservation cancelled by this date will receive a credit certificate in the amount of the deposit; the credit certificate is good for one year from the date of issue. Cancellations after April 30, 2015 will not qualify for credit certificates.
The five guestrooms at Port Washington Inn include en suite bathrooms and rates are as follows:
Top of the World Suite and Grace’s Suite: $249/night (available August 15/16/17 only)
Dorothy’s Room: $199/night X 4 = $796 + tax
(when taking advantage of the 5th free night, this room = $159.20/night + tax)
Helen’s Room and Noelle’s Room: $189/night X 4 = $756+ tax
(when taking advantage of the 5th free night = $151.20/night + tax)
All stays include WIFI throughout the inn, a full breakfast in our formal dining room plus early morning coffee service (only the best coffee!!), access to a beverage center throughout your stay, common areas both inside and outside the inn, and off-street parking (no parking hassles). The inn is 3-5 blocks from everything downtown including restaurants, shops, the marina, parks, the 1860 Light Station/Museum, the Interurban bike trail throughout Ozaukee County, and parks along Lake Michigan’s shores…..and the Port Washington Exploreum which opens this spring!
Take advantage of the autumn leaves at Port Washington Inn; HR now available this weekend! October 17, 2014
Sometimes opportunity knocks and the opportunity is too good to pass up; consider this scenario:
The leaves are glorious, but not forever. You know that, and yet you haven’t had the chance to get out and enjoy the autumn color.
Perhaps Port Washington Inn’s last minute availability of Helen’s Room for this weekend is opportunity knocking at your door…..take a look at our website and book online OR give us a call (262-284-5583).
Friday and Saturday and Sunday are available, so book one, two, or three nights; save 15% on two nights or 25% on three nights!
Noelle’s Room is available for a single Friday night stay (call to reserve this one).
p.s. did we mention that HR has an electric fireplace stove?
The tall ship Peacemaker sailed into Port Washington’s harbor yesterday in anticipation of the Maritime Heritage Festival this weekend, August 15, 16, 17. The Peacemaker will be open for deck tours throughout the weekend. Also in the harbor for this festival will be the LAKESIDE SPIRIT offering 45-minute tours.
Need a place to stay? Call the Port Washington Inn (262-284-5583)!
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