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The Shrub

They say that everything old becomes new again, and recently we have discovered the joys of making and drinking Shrubs. We’ve enjoyed it so much that you could say that the drink has been rescued, at least temporarily, from oblivion here at The Fireside. We’ve discovered that making and drinking a Shrub is another way…

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It all begins on the farm

  It all begins on a farm. The concept of farm to table might not be a new one, but the delicious availability of fresh food will never get old. Providing fresh food in a time of convenience provides a chance for people to get back in touch with its origins.  I had the chance…

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10 Ways to RELAX in Port Ludlow

Let’s face it, with the start of a New Year we are all in a place where our minds are in TURBO “gotta get things done mode”. We’ve compiled lists, built vision boards, and have made some commitment whether it be to a gym or a book club – to take better care of ourselves. Personally,…

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Bird Watching on the Olympic Peninsula

If there was ever a place to go bird watching, it is on the Olympic Peninsula. Just a few nights ago I was enjoying an evening walk as I observed a bald eagle perched on a rooftop and blue herons majestically soaring overhead. And as I make my daily commute, I see Trumpeter Swans foraging…

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7 Reasons to Host your Group Event in Port Ludlow

7 Reasons to Host your Group Event in Port Ludlow Warm and Authentic Staff Groups are welcomed upon arrival and cared for during their stay. Our staff is committed to the success of your event. The Resort provides a high level of service and hospitality that keeps our guests returning year after year. Ask our Group…

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Winter Romance on the Olympic Peninsula

Winter Romance on the Olympic Peninsula I recently stumbled across a word I had never seen before – apricity. Have you heard it before? It is rather obscure. Miriam Webster defines ‘apricity’ as “the warmth of sun in the winter”. During this chilly season when the cold lingers and scarves become like a second skin,…

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Thanksgiving, Pie, Holidays, Resort Dining
Versatile Wines for the Holidays

First, let’s look at your menu. If it’s a buffet-style meal or a table like Thanksgiving, where dishes come in all varieties of savory and sweet with complex herbs and spices, you’ll want to serve lighter-bodied reds and fuller-bodied whites. The reds should be easy on the tannins and very fruit-forward: think Beaujolais Villages, made…

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Q&A with Julie Johnson, Cellar Master

The Resort is pleased to announce our new Cellar Master, Julie Johnson. Julie grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has a passion for traveling that brought her overseas to teach, learn, and explore abroad. In 2006, she attended culinary school in New Zealand and transitioned into the wine industry. Julie is an author and…

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Olympic Peninsula, Resort, Lodging, Inn, Hotel
6 Reasons Corporate Businesses Love Port Ludlow

1) Complimentary Business Amenities Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, parking, and meeting spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows inviting in the natural light and beautiful scenery of Port Ludlow – the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula. 2) Golf & Marina Wiggle your toes in Ludlow Bay from a kayak or stand-up paddle board or swing into our 18-hole golf…

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Pet Friendly Paradise on the Olympic Peninsula

No matter where you look in Port Ludlow you are bound to see both guests and residents enjoying the sights of Mother Nature with their canine companions. Whether that is throwing sticks on the beach, hiking some of the 26 miles of maintained trails, out on a watercraft on Ludlow Bay, or taking minute to…

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