For no particular reason, The Resort at Port Ludlow has eluded me since its opening in 1994. Although only a ferry and drive away from my home on Whidbey Island, I never made it to the popular Olympic Peninsula destination. But after spending four days on the Olympic Culinary Loop in April, I made my debut at the inn on the final night of my 220-mile road trip. What a wonderfully quiet and peaceful getaway, nestled along the shores of Ludlow Bay, with views of Mt. Baker and the Cascades.
Now through July 2, The Resort at Port Ludlow is offering the Easy-Peazy Package. It includes one night's accommodation, $50 credit to The Fireside Restaurant and a discount on spa services. Rates start at $159.
Spend the Night
The waterfront inn's design was inspired by New England's classic coastal summer homes. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in October 2014, most of the inn's suites feature water/mountain views and balconies. All have gas fireplaces and cozy sitting areas.
Enjoy a Cozy Room
In addition to the gas fireplaces and sitting area, the inn's 37 suites feature walk-in showers and oversized jetted tubs. Bath amenities are sourced locally from Sweet Life Farms and include handmade bath salts, soaps and lotion bars. Bathrobes are also provided for each guest and in-room spa services are available.
Rent a Kayak
A view from a suite to the 300-slip marina, which can accommodate boats up to 200' in length. Kayaks and other small watercraft are available for guests to rent -- along with fishing licenses for purchase.
Indulge in Fine Dining, Afternoon Tea and Wine
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at The Fireside Restaurant. The summer Farm Dinner Series begins June 27, and celebrates four local farmers on the Olympic Peninsula. Afternoon tea is served in The Fireside on the third Tuesday of the month, and there are also monthly wine tastings in The Fireside on the last Monday of the month. Reservations are recommended.
Go Beach Walking
There are more than 17 miles of trails in and around The Resort at Port Ludlow for walkers and hikers. There's also a Robert Muir Graves' designed 18-hole golf course, complete with mountain and water views, and Niblicks Cafe.