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 5 nights they deem essential plus a 6TH FREE NIGHT…..yes, that is five paid nights plus a 6th 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 X 5 nights = $1245.00 + tax
(when taking advantage of the 6th free night these suites = $207.50/night)
Dorothy’s Room: $199/night X 5 = $995 + tax
(when taking advantage of the 6th free night, this room = $165.83/night)
Helen’s Room and Noelle’s Room: $189/night X 5 = $945 + tax
(when taking advantage of the 6th free night = $157.50/night)
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.
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
Hike while staying at Port Washington Inn July 16, 2014
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.