Wisconsin has waited a long time for spring to arrive this year and we are all ready to celebrate now that warm weather is allowing us to shed all vestiges of winter! Come celebrate the beginning of SUMMER in Port Washington and discover the magical quality of our small Lake Michigan community!
From Saturday’s Farmer’s Market to Sunday’s 6th Annual Community Street Festival you’ll get a taste of Port Washington’s warm heart. And how better to experience it than to stay at Port Washington Inn Bed and Breakfast where you will be situated in a residential neighborhood within an easy walk of the Farmer’s Market, the Street Festival, Lake Michigan and the marina, all the shops and restaurants, the Historic Light Station and the art deco lighthouse, parks, beaches, the Interurban Bike Trail.
Factor in peaceful privacy, generous hospitality, luxury in a relaxed setting, and incomparable breakfasts and early morning coffee on your private balcony with views of Lake Michigan or on the back deck or the front porch……..need we say more?
If you saw the Around the Corner with John McGivern featuring Port Washington, you saw Port Washington Inn and you got a flavor for Port Washington. Come experience it for yourself OR come back to experience it again!
Take advantage of our specials for a two night stay (15% discount) or a three night stay (25% off)!
Fish Day, a festival celebrating Port Washington’s fishing heritage, will celebrate its 48th year in 2012. It is always held the third Saturday of July (21st this year) and without a doubt brings more people into Port Washington than any other day of the year.
The warm months of the year are predictably desirable times to visit a lakeshore location and Lake Michigan draws thousands to its shoreline each year. Port Washington is a favorite spot because of its quaint charm, its walkable environment, and the fact that it typically doesn’t feel overrun with tourists. Fish Day is the exception, however, as thousands of people arrive to enjoy the festival.
Increasingly the Port Washington Inn receives reservation requests for Fish Day a year in advance, not only because of the festival itself but also because mid-July is prime time in our area. Because of this, our policies for bookings inclusive of that 3rd Saturday in July fall under the category of HIGH DEMAND DATES and are handled as follows:
1) January 1st of the year of the reserved dates, a 50% NONREFUNDABLE DEPOSIT is required to hold the reservation. This may be charged to a Mastercard or VISA or paid by a check received by that date. The remaining 50% balance due for the reserved dates is payable 30 days prior to the stay (also by check or Mastercard/VISA).
2) Reservations for Fish Day made 14 or more days in advance of the reserved dates require a 50% NONREFUNDABLE DEPOSIT at the time of booking. Cancellations of such reservations made 30 days or more prior to the reserved dates will receive a credit certificate in the amount of the deposit less $25 cancellation fee per room reserved. The credit certificate is valid through June of the following year.
3) Discounts applicable to other dates do not apply to this high demand weekend.
Port Washington holds its 47th ANNUAL FISH DAY CELEBRATION this Saturday, July 16th and all the particulars are available at portfishday.com This one day celebration is packed full of events and the best fireworks display of the year in Port Washington is reserved for this event. The Port Washington Inn’s guests have the perfect location from which to enjoy the fireworks display that evening!
Our Ozaukee County is full of events this weekend, including the Gathering on the Green where performances run Friday night, Saturday, and Saturday night (details available at www.gatheringonthegreen.org).
Maxwell Street Days are also held in Port Washington and Cedarburg this weekend. It’s a great time to book three nights in Helen’s or Noelle’s Rooms at the Port Washington Inn and save 25% on your three night stay! Give us a call at 262-284-5583 or book from our website.
Reserve your accommodations for the Pirate Festival at the Port Washington Inn just four blocks from the festival site and enjoy 15% discount on a two night stay or 25% on a three night stay that includes a full breakfast and perfect viewing of the fireworks display!
The Tall Ship Unicorn is crewed by an all female crew!
Sail away on a tall ship from Port Washington Wisconsin’s harbor during the Maritime Heritage Festival August 20-22, 2010! Sea legs missing? Then wave from the shore while you enjoy the good food and music and peruse the vendor’s tents! Rotary Park is the center of activity for landlubbers, but for sailors it’s all about a cruise on one of the tall ships. This family friendly festival will remind you of Port Washington’s heritage as a harbor, albeit a harbor which required engineering skills to make it more amenable. The waters of Lake Michigan surrounding Port Washington were and are particularly attractive to fish and thus to fishermen! For more information visit www.portmaritimefestival.com
Reserve a room at the Port Washington Inn and take advantage of double savings and a location within easy walking distance of the festival. Check our availability and book online from our website or give us a call at 262-284-5583.
Tall ships visit Port Washington during the Pirate Festival (June 4-6 2010) and the Maritime Festival (August 20-22 2010). The Port Washington marina is a perfect staging area for these popular festivals. Attend one or both of these festivals and make a weekend of it with a stay at the Port Washington Inn on Sweetcake Hill. The above picture was taken from the Top of the World Suite of the inn and depicts a zoomed in view of the art deco lighthouse in the harbor as one of the tall ships take passengers on a cruise and a fishing charter takes off in search of big fish!
For 58 years the Van Ells-Schanen American Legion Post 82 has geared up for their all-you-can-eat Smelt Dinner. This weekend is the time and the American Legion Hall is the place (Friday 4:30-9:00, Saturday 5:30-9:30).
Adults feast for $10, kids for $4. Carry Out is available by calling 262-284-4690.
A little known fact: the Memorial Building where the smelt are served was once the Port Brewing Company owned by George Blessing, who built a lovely home on Sweetcake Hill that is now the Port Washington Inn Bed and Breakfast.