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!
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Maybe……..possibly……..can it be? YES! There ARE daffodils dancing in our yard! Are they confused? Do they think it’s spring just because April is about to turn to May? Haven’t they heard about climate change? Evidently not; these harbingers of spring are undeterred!
Dancing daffodils might be good mascots for those of us waiting for perfect weather before we make plans. Increasingly it seems that weather predictions have us in their grip…….this might happen……that may happen…… We forget that when we couldn’t access weather predictions 24/7, we had more freedom to make plans! Perhaps, like the daffodils, we were hardier for being undeterred.
Having a good time isn’t about waiting for optimum conditions? Maybe not, and that would be the good news!
Come to Port Washington Inn where the inn weather will make you smile:)
S/V Denis Sulivan
Labor Day weekend is just one month away so make plans now to take advantage of the Denis Sullivan’s presence in Port Washington September 4-9!
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Tall ships have been a main attraction of Port Washington festivals, but this summer the tall ship Denis Sullivan will be visiting Port Washington June 25-29, July 4 & 5, and August 21-23! This is great news as so many of our guests over the years have expressed interest in getting out on Lake Michigan.
Take advantage of the multiple night discounts at Port Washington Inn to fully enjoy the pleasures of Port any time. You won’t want to miss visiting the Port Exploreum (newly opened April 21, 2015). And your tastebuds will be happy if you allow them ample time to savor the flavors of Port (BALTICA BISTRO, DAILY BAKING CO., CHOCOLATE CHISEL are just the beginning!)
Port Washington’s claim to fame has always been its maritime heritage and the presence of the Denis Sullivan pays tribute to that as does the newly opened Port Exploreum. Happily, Port’s architectural history is also being honored by the restoration of distinctive buildings.
Port Washington Inn’s building was originally a home built in 1903 by George & Eva Blessing who moved here from Chicago. They built this lovely home on Sweetcake Hill; the house began life as a bed and breakfast in 1991.
Next week we will begin our 20th season as owners/operators of the inn; over the course of our time here, it has been our mission not only to welcome guests to the inn but also to restore ‘this old house’ and to create landscaping to honor it. We truly feel that George and Eva Blessing created a home with a welcoming presence which we are privileged to share with our bed and breakfast guests. We invite you to Port Washington Inn!
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How will you celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend? This time of year finds us all in the mood to take advantage of being outside…….but what if Mother Nature isn’t providing the weather we yearn for? Here’s an idea the entire family can enjoy, rain or shine! YES, you will learn a thing or two, but NO, you won’t be yawning…..far from it.
Sometimes distance makes it impossible to celebrate with our mothers, but a gift certificate to Port Washington Inn will convey the message and give your mother something to look forward to; order online or give us a call at 262-284-5583. We can email the gift certificate to you or to your mother!
Or put together a last minute stay at the inn this weekend; anything is possible!
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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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.
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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.
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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
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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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