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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.
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Wild flowers at Lions Den Gorge October 2012
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!
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, Parks and Hiking
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.
Tags: Eco Elegant Inn, environmentally friendly lodging, Gardening, Great Lakes, Greater Milwaukee B&B, Greater Milwaukee Bed and Breakfast, Green Travel, lake michigan, landscaping, Port Washington, Port Washington Inn, Port Washington Wisconsin, roses, Wisconsin B&B, Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast Seasons at Port Washington Inn
We love spreading the word about family-owned businesses we patronize and appreciate. This week we’ve had the pleasure of visiting three of our favorites: Anodyne Coffee and Pastiche Bistro (in Bayview) and Paradise Garden Nursery on Highway 33 a few miles east of West Bend.
All of the coffee served at Port Washington Inn comes from Anodyne and is roasted for us once we call in our order. We personally feel that a day that begins without Anodyne coffee is off to a bad start!
Likely it’s a good thing that Pastiche isn’t right around the corner from us because we would have a difficult time staying away; although why even try to stay away when everything about it is so perfect (the wine selection, the French onion soup which we simply cannot pass up, the delectable entrees and the desserts…….all served in an environment warmed by gracious service and attention to all the details.
A trip to Paradise Garden Nursery is an experience I look forward to each spring. Once there, I feel as though I’m in another world made beautiful by the TLC of the Ratzburg family. The parents started the nursery and now their sons have joined and grown the business! Their plants are beautifully cared for and always do well; for those of us who depend upon guidance when deciding what to plant where, this is the place to go!
As Dave reminds me, we also have favorite family-owned businesses here in Port Washington but I’ll save those for another blog.
Tags: Anodyne Coffee Roastery, Buy Local, Eco Elegant Inn, Family-owned Business, Greater Milwaukee B&B, Greater Milwaukee Bed and Breakfast, Paradise Gardens Nursery, Pastiche Bistro, Port Washington, Port Washington Inn, Port Washington Wisconsin, Wisconsin B&B, Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast Area Attractions & Events
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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
Tags: Around the Corner with John McGivern, Christmas in the Country Cedarburg Wisconsin, Christmas on the Corner Port Washington Wisconsin, Eco Elegant Inn, Greater Milwaukee B&B, Greater Milwaukee Bed and Breakfast, Holiday Special at Port Washington Inn, Memories Ballroom Theatre Port Washington Wisconsin, Port Washington, Port Washington Inn, Port Washington Wisconsin, Wisconsin B&B, Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast Area Attractions & Events
, Specials at Port Washington Inn
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!!!!
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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
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!
Tags: 4th of July, Eco Elegant Inn, Fourth of July, Gardening, Greater Milwaukee B&B, Greater Milwaukee Bed and Breakfast, lake michigan, Port Washington, Port Washington Inn, Port Washington's Harbor, Specials at Port Washington Inn, travel green wisconsin, Wisconsin B&B, Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast Seasons at Port Washington Inn
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!
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Located 30 minutes north of Milwaukee, Port Washington shares Lake Michigan’s shoreline and is known for its picturesque setting and its charter fishing industry. The lakefront is the focal point of the community affording visitors and residents a well-kept marina, 4 parks overlooking the waterfront, one of only two art deco lighthouses in the U.S., a restored 1860 Light Station open for touring, kayak and canoe launch from South Beach, and groomed beach below Upper Lake Park to the north of the marina. The historic downtown parallels the lakeshore on Franklin Street and reaches west on Grand Avenue. This ‘little city of seven hills’ has stairs up and down the hills that create shortcuts from one destination to another. It is a perfectly walkable location that guests of the Port Washington Inn appreciate!
August 30th from 3:00-11:00 Port Washington’s Rock the Harbor Festival celebrates visitors to the 2013 Harley Davidson 110th Reunion. Traditionally, Port Washington hosts as many of the Harley Davidson reunions’ visitors as find rooms here.
Port Washington Inn blocked out the dates of August 28th through September 1st to allow guests flexibility in determining which four nights work best for them; we offer a FREE fifth night.
Because these dates are high demand dates, our policies are as follows:
1) 50% nonrefundable deposit upon making the reservation
2) Balance due 30 days in advance of your arrival; also nonrefundable
3) Room is booked to a maximum of two people (the same two people for the duration of the stay) ***
***The Top of the World Suite can accommodate three people each with their own bed (additional person charge of $75/night applies)
Call us with any questions or to make a reservation: 262-284-5583
We would love to share the peaceful privacy and generous hospitality of Port Washington Inn with you,
Rita & Dave Nelson
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AS the sun illuminates blossoms in our yard this morning, we look forward to the arrival of our guests for this Memorial Weekend. There is still time to book a stay and to take advantage of our multiple night specials of 15% off two nights or 25% off three nights. If one night is all you have for your getaway, don’t despair! We’ve lifted the two night minimum for available rooms and a single night can now be booked online from our website. Come to enjoy the peaceful privacy and generous hospitality of our bed and breakfast inn and the attractions of historic Port Washington and of our area! Bring or rent bikes from Zuzu Pedals to enjoy the Interurban Trail (three blocks from the inn), walk the beach, amble through the marina and parks along Lake Michigan’s shore. Sunday afternoon take in Port Washington’s 6th Annual Street Festival welcoming summer!
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