When we travel, we so appreciate discovering food that makes us happy; as innkeepers, our goal is to offer our guests food that makes them happy. Over our years as innkeepers (21 years and counting), an increasing number of guests have advised us that they are following a somewhat restricted diet. We know a little more about that now than we did last year at this time.
Last spring we undertook the challenge of creating quality gluten-free baked items for our guests; most recently we have undertaken the challenge of a grain-free diet for ourselves. Did we think we would ever make such a decision? No! But the results have been persuasive, so we continue.
Now we fully understand the challenges of traveling while following a restricted diet; it’s not impossible, but it’s often not easy either!
When booking a stay at another B&B recently, we forewarned the innkeepers that we would not be able to indulge in their typical baked goods. Visiting with the innkeepers over breakfast, we all agreed that advance notice allows innkeepers to offer workable options to the best of their abilities.
We appreciate insight in how to make your stay at our inn the best it can be!
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WHAT: Paramount Music Festival
WHEN: September 2, 3, 4
WHERE: Coal Dock Park, Port Washington Wisconsin…..along the western shore of Lake Michigan
Click HERE for more information!
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:)
GOOD FOOD……GOOD COMPANY
Most of our guests would agree that good food and good company are top priorities for a good time. That makes dining at the Twisted Willow while spending time at Port Washington Inn a win/win.
Therefore, we are happy to spread the word about:
The Harvest Feast at Twisted Willow Saturday, October 24th!
Here are some details:
Two separate seatings
Five-course dinner with or without beverage pairings
$59.95 with beverage pairings
$49.95 without pairings
Menu available Tuesday, October 6th
Limited seating; make reservations well in advance
Call Twisted Willow at 262-268-7600
Additionally, each Thursday & Saturday during October The TreeHouse at the top of the Twisted Willow will be the place to enjoy live entertainment.
If you must travel to Port Washington and need a place to stay, take advantage of Port Washington Inn’s multiple night discounts (15% off a two night stay; 25% off three or more nights) and make your weekend extra special.
Port Washington Inn is 3 blocks from Twisted Willow!
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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!
CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION ON THE DENIS SULLIVAN
CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR STAY AT PORT WASHINGTON INN
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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!
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 4 nights they deem essential plus a 5TH FREE NIGHT…..yes, that is four paid nights plus a 5th 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 (available August 15/16/17 only)
Dorothy’s Room: $199/night X 4 = $796 + tax
(when taking advantage of the 5th free night, this room = $159.20/night + tax)
Helen’s Room and Noelle’s Room: $189/night X 4 = $756+ tax
(when taking advantage of the 5th free night = $151.20/night + tax)
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…..and the Port Washington Exploreum which opens this spring!
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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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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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