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Labor Day Weekend 2016 in Port Washington Wisconsin August 4, 2016

WHAT:  Paramount Music Festival

WHEN:   September 2, 3, 4

WHERE:  Coal Dock Park, Port Washington Wisconsin…..along the western shore of Lake Michigan


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A three night stay at the PORT WASHINGTON INN entitles you to a 25% discount on your reservation; book online now!

Ready, Set, Celebrate at Port Washington Inn! September 28, 2012


Ready, Set, Celebrate!!!!

As the month of September draws to a close, we are eagerly awaiting news of the birth of our third grandchild. He is keeping us in suspense and making the distance between us and our daughter’s family seem even greater than usual (they live in Barcelona Spain). News of his safe arrival will indeed be cause to celebrate!

It seems that this is a year of celebrations of all sorts. Another delivery we are eagerly awaiting as September turns to October is the new WBBA (Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast Association) Cookbook which features Port Washington Inn on the cover. Several of our favorite recipes are in this cookbook, and we look forward to trying those of other innkeepers, too. There will be many recipes innkeepers serve to their bed and breakfast guests but some family favorites as well. We’ll have a supply of these cookbooks at the inn as of early October.

Autumn has arrived and that is certainly cause for celebration in a year of record breaking summer heat and drought here in the midwest. The cooler temperatures of autumn have never been more appreciated! Leaf colors are glorious in our area and we know only too well that autumn’s magical color display is fleeting and we must take advantage of it!

Our Stay Longer Special continues to encourage three night stays (or longer) and is a win-win for our guests and for us, too. Our guests benefit from the savings and the lengthier stay the savings afford them; we benefit by getting to know our guests better as we visit over three or more breakfasts.

Biking in the heat of the summer wasn’t so great, but biking now in the autumn is fabulous and a great way to enjoy the colorful leaves. Bring your bikes with you or rent bikes from ZuZu Pedals downtown Port Washington.

Need gear? It’s here now at Duluth Trading Company which just opened their Port Washington store earlier this month. If you haven’t checked out our downtown recently, you are in for a treat as there are increasingly good options on offer in Port Washington. How many of you have visited Baltica Tea Room and Gift Shoppe? Pear and Simple? Victor’s Pier Street Shanty? Wardrobe Safari-Zing? The Chocolate Chisel? Dockside Deli? Okay……a few of these places have been here for awhile, because they make a lot of people happy!

So, carve out an autumn getaway, make your reservations at Port Washington Inn, do a little holiday shopping while taking in the magic of autumn along Lake Michigan where autumn is extended by the warmth of the lake. Savor the savings and the good memories…..of time spent together, of delectable food shared with each other, of peaceful privacy and generous hospitality. It’s downright magical!

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.

Wisconsin Frame of Mind: A Tour of the Arts in Wisconsin September 26, 2007

Don’t let these treasures elude you as you visit Port Washington, Cedarburg, West Bend, and Hartford!
The artistic frame of mind is inclusive of a wide variety of treasures in each of these communities.
Visit for further information or call 1-888-338-8666 to order the printed guide.