- Resort Overview
- Port Ludlow Trail Map
- Resort Guest Services
- Pet Policy
- Emergency Services
- Meetings, Retreats & Weddings
- Port Ludlow Marina and Yacht Club Guests
- Resort Dining
- Resort Shopping
- Recreational Activities
- Resort Nature
- Olympic Peninsula and Local Area Attractions
- Other Local Dining Options
We are delighted to welcome you to The Resort at Port Ludlow. Please take a moment to browse this directory for information that is intended to make your visit more comfortable and enjoyable.
We hope you will find the time to enjoy the historical photos throughout the Inn. Most of these depict the time when logging was the way of life and the trees were already considered old growth. We also work closely with the Port Ludlow Artists’ League and feature the art of better than 100 local artists with a rotating display in our first floor hall and rooms.
Take a walk to the community totem pole on Burner Point, and if you are fortunate, look up to see bald eagles that often perch to watch you watching them, stroll the beach for the rare moon shell, paddle on a kayak or Stand Up Paddle Board through the protected waters beside a sea otter, catch a blue heron fishing on the shore or hike one of the 30 miles of maintained trails throughout the area.
Enjoy a meal in The Fireside, waterfront dining located off of the lobby at the Inn. Open for breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner with continuous service all day and featuring farm-to-table cuisine of the Northwest. Ask about a farm tour if you are so inclined—we work closely with the Olympic Culinary Loop and have forged remarkable relationships with the Chimacum Valley Farmers.
Our Front Desk Team is eager to assist in planning your itinerary and is knowledgeable about what is happening in the area throughout the year. We are known for our cooking classes, winemaker dinners, festivals and adventures on the Olympic Peninsula—and you can stay as busy and active as you’d like—or do nothing at all but read a book in the Marina Room (located on the first floor). Browse for a new selection in our Tiny Library located on the causeway between the Inn & the Marina – take a book, leave a book. There is a selection of games and puzzles located on the second floor landing as well. Go whale watching—or visit the historic seaport of Port Townsend—or play a round of golf on our championship Audubon golf course. There is plenty to do and we’d be happy to help you with your plans.
You can find locally produced/designed/created items for purchase in the Lobby Retail shop as memories of your stay.
Most important, please let us know how we can make your trip a memorable one. As we say, “Come for the day. Stay for the lifestyle.”
The history of Port Ludlow paints the picture of a logging community rich in tradition and importance to the entire West Coast. Port Ludlow was originally settled by members of the S’Klallam Tribe but was named in 1841 by Lt. Charles Wilkes during the first U.S. Navy expedition to map and chart the Puget Sound and Olympic Peninsula. Wilkes often dotted his map with names of crew members, friends and people he admired, therefore naming Port Ludlow after naval officer Lt. Augustus C. Ludlow who died in the War of 1812.
Port Ludlow became the site of one of the Northwest’s earliest sawmills in 1853, supplying lumber and settlers until 1878. At this time, Andrew Pope and Captain William Talbot, who became known as Pope and Talbot, purchased and invested in the renovation of the operation. Together they transformed the small mill into a thriving logging, milling, and shipping enterprise. During this time many homes were built in the style of the settlers’ homes from East Machias, Maine.
When the Great Depression hit, the mill lost business and eventually was forced to close in 1935. Many of the homes that had been built during the glory days of Port Ludlow were loaded onto barges and transported across the Hood Canal to Port Gamble or Bremerton for military housing. Luckily, the post-war population growth helped to increase the value of Port Ludlow’s real estate. The building of a floating bridge in the early 1960s, which spanned the Hood Canal, became an economic lifeline for the eastern part of the Olympic Peninsula.
Much of this history can be viewed in picture documentation along the main hallway of the Inn, as well as the guest room floors. Additionally, a visit to the 40-foot Heraldic totem pole located on Burner Point is a must. This 720 year old western red cedar was carved by David Boxley, a nationally recognized Tsimshian artist.
This totem represents the evolution of Port Ludlow in six Tsimshian figures. An eagle at the top represents the natural state. A bear represents the local S’Klallam tribe. The two men represent Mr. Pope and Mr. Talbot. The lumberman portrays the era of the Port Ludlow sawmill. The beaver is representative of the building phase of Pope Resources, now Westharbor Homes. The base of the totem pole has six interlocking figures which represents the people and community of Port Ludlow. The totem was completely refurbished in 2015 and a community celebration held to recognize the 20th anniversary.
The Resort at Port Ludlow is committed to maintaining the integrity of the natural environment of Port Ludlow. The golf course at The Resort at Port Ludlow is recognized as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program is an award winning education and certification program that helps golf courses protect the environment and preserve the natural heritage of the game of golf.
Port Ludlow maintains an interpretive trail system around Ludlow Bay and Ludlow Falls and supports successful efforts to bring salmon back to the streams. The 300- slip Marina is a part of Washington’s Certified Clean Marina program and is home to an abundance of animal life. A deep partnership with the Jefferson Land Trust guides these principles.
The Inn, built in 1994, features an award-winning Restaurant – The Fireside. TripAdvisor has acknowledged the property with The Certificate of Excellence since 2012 and we appreciate this as it reflects the words of our travelers. The Inn has 3,000 square feet of meeting space and hosts retreats, conferences, social gatherings, and special events.
Enjoy all that we have to offer at The Resort at Port Ludlow – a magical setting where memories are made.
Resort Guest Services
Welcome to The Resort at Port Ludlow. We are honored to have you as our guest. To make your stay more enjoyable, please consider the following:
Check-in time is 4:00 pm. Check-out time is 12:00 noon. Please call the Front Desk for late check-out requests. These will be granted based on availability.
We honor American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover.
Front Desk Hours
The Front Desk is staffed 24 hours a day for your convenience and safety. Please note that we have quiet hours from 10pm to 8am and ask that all guests respect this.
Games and puzzles are available on the second floor landing, as well as in the Marina room. The Marina room is provided for your convenience to serve as a living room where you can play games, read, or just relax.
High Speed Internet
If you are connecting to the network wirelessly, you will need to select the network name from the list of available networks. For Inn guests, select the “Port Ludlow Resort” network. For Marina guests, the network to connect is “Port Ludlow Marina”. For assistance with any problems or configurations with the wireless network, please contact the Front Desk.
Stay-over guests will have limited services. If you need clean towels, linens, or have other needs, please hang the green “Clean Room Now” sign on the outside of your door or visit the Front Desk.
An ice machine is located on the third floor near the elevator.
Marina Laundromat — (360) 437-0513
Meetings and Corporate Guests
- The Business Center—Available 24 hours daily located near the Front
- Wireless Internet Access—Available throughout the Resort
Use the switch located on the sidewall of the fireplace to turn it on and off.
Places of Worship
For calls between guest rooms — Dial 1 + 3-digit room number
Emergency — Dial 911
Front Desk — Dial 0 from in room phone or (360) 437-7000
The Fireside Restaurant — Dial 7412 or (360) 437-7412
Port Ludlow Golf Course — (360) 437-0272
Port Ludlow Marina — (360) 437-0513
Group Events & Meetings — (360) 437-7040
Shuttles to the golf course must be reserved in advance. Contact the Golf Shop (360) 437-0272 to check on shuttle availability.
Airport Transfers or Shuttles
Port Ludlow Resort adheres to all federal laws and regulations concerning use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which includes personal drones.
Out of safety concerns for our patrons and our resort property, Port Ludlow Resort prohibits all operation of drones and similar model aircraft by the general public.
Anyone found operating a drone on our premises without authorization will be requested to cease all operations and asked to leave the resort area.
Last updated: 2/14/22
Enjoy pet-friendly accommodations at The Resort at Port Ludlow. The Resort is a pet-friendly Inn and welcomes you and your extended family. The Resort has been named a Fido’s Favorite Award Winner receiving a five out of five “Paws” rating.
We are pleased to offer fresh bowls of water located at the entrance to the Inn, complimentary dog treats made by our culinary team, a map with indicated pet-friendly hiking trails, designated clean-up sites with baggies, and the ability to dine on our veranda while your pet relaxes on the grass adjacent to the restaurant.
At our boutique, waterfront property we accept any number of pets without size or weight restrictions. In order to ensure the comfort and safety of all our guests, we ask that you read the following policies listed below.
Service animals accompanying persons with disabilities are always accepted. Under the ADA, a service animal is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Comfort or emotional support animals are not considered service animals under Washington State law.
• Pet rooms must be arranged with the Front Desk when making your reservation. Please call (360) 437 7000 to reach the Front Desk.
• A one-time (per stay) pet fee of $50 will be applied upon check-in. This pet fee covers up to two pets.
• In consideration of other guests and staff we ask that you do not leave your pet unattended during your stay. Pet(s) must be crated in order for Housekeeping and staff to enter room.
• We hope you will enjoy the jetted tub in your room – but please remember that pets are not permitted in the tubs.
• Pets must be fully trained and on a leash while in public or common space within the Resort.
• Other than service animals, pets are not allowed inside The Fireside Restaurant. However, if you choose to dine on our veranda, they are welcome to relax on the grass adjacent to the dining area.
• Guests are responsible for cleaning up after their pet on Resort property, on trails, and in neighborhoods. The Resort has provided several receptacle stations near the Inn and Marina with complimentary bags.
• Noise must be kept to a minimum. Any disturbances, such as barking, must be curtailed to ensure other guests are not inconvenienced.
• Guests are responsible for all property damages and/or personal injuries resulting from their pet and will be responsible for the repair and/or replacement of any items stained or damaged by their pets.
• Pets must have current vaccinations and papers, and must be in good health upon arrival.
Last updated: 2/14/2022
In the event of an emergency, medical or otherwise, please contact the Front Desk for immediate assistance and/or dial 911.
Fire Safety Procedures
- Plan ahead. Locate the two exits nearest to your guestroom by using the map posted inside your guest room door.
- Count the doors between your room and the exits so that you will have a reference point should visibility be affected by smoke.
- If you hear an alarm, call the Front Desk to find out if you need to evacuate, or evacuate for safe caution.
- Never use the elevator during a fire.
- If fire is in your guestroom, immediately exit and close the door. Once out, report the fire.
- If the fire is not in your room, exit immediately. But first, feel the door. If it is cool, open it slowly and go to the nearest exit. Crawl if smoke is present. Remember to take your key so you may return to your room if you cannot use your exits.
- If your room door is hot, do not open it. Your room may be the safest place to be. Seal all cracks with wet towels. Shut off fans and heaters. Signal at your window. Dial 911 and/or 0 to report your situation and wait to be rescued.
Washington State has earthquake zones. At the first sign of an earthquake, please stay calm and follow the guidelines below. Remember: secondary quakes could follow within minutes or even hours.
- Drop, cover your head and hold onto a desk or table facing away from windows or glass.
- Stand away from buildings, trees, telephone and electrical wires.
- While on the road, drive away from underpasses/overpasses and stop in a safe area.
Hotel Guest: Once the quakes subside please follow all emergency procedures and instructions that are given by hotel management or the authorities.
- DO NOT use the elevator.
- If directed, exit the building by the emergency stairway exits.
- If medical attention is needed, contact the front desk by dialing 0 and/or call 911
- Turn on radio and listen for instructions from public safety agencies.
- Do not use the in-room telephone except for emergencies.
Double Locks and Chains
For additional security, you may utilize the deadbolt lock provided on your guestroom door. This will prevent the door from being opened by a regular door key. As an additional precaution, you may secure the safety chain lock.
Do not admit strangers to your room without proper identification. A peephole is provided in your door for your convenience. If there is any doubt about a person’s identity, please contact the front desk by dialing 0.
Please safeguard your room key. Be sure to leave it with the front desk upon departure. Do not leave the key in your room.
Meetings, Retreats, and Weddings
Businesses from around the world use our breathtaking setting for planning sessions, creative think tanks, and as a reward for outstanding performance. Depending on the size of your group, you may reserve individual guest rooms. The Resort at Port Ludlow has the facilities and expertise to set the stage for your successful event offering meeting spaces for executive level summits and conferences, as well as private dining areas for less formal gatherings from 10 to 50 people.
Our meeting rooms feature large windows, which allow for natural sunlight and provide views of the Port Ludlow Marina, Ludlow Bay, and the Olympic Mountains. Access to private verandas makes a convenient breakout area or a great place to simply get a breath of fresh air. The veranda spaces can also be used as a reception or outdoor dining experience. All meeting rooms have free Wi-Fi access.
Our seasoned sales team will guide you in creating meaningful team building exercises. Top Chef Competitions, cooking classes, targeted scavenger hunts, and various golf games are just a few of the available options.
With starlit skies and untouched wilderness, The Resort at Port Ludlow provides a panoramic, awe-inspiring backdrop for a one of a kind Washington wedding.
Whether you envision a traditional black-tie affair, or casual nautical nuptials, The Resort is the perfect venue for weddings of any style. Your momentous day is sure to be stunning and flawless with the assistance of our event staff.
For More Information
Contact our Sales Team at (360) 437-7040
Championship golf and natural beauty come together to enhance your experience and allow you to truly escape and enjoy this amazing natural course. Whether you’re a resident, a visitor, or member – you’ll enjoy 18-holes of championship golf on one of the most beautiful golf courses in the Pacific Northwest.
To book a tee time or to get more information call (360) 437-0272
Distinguished golf course architect Robert Muir Graves designed the picturesque Port Ludlow Golf Club to challenge golfers of every ability level. The 18-hole championship course was designed to provide an exciting and rewarding golf experience while preserving the spectacular natural surroundings. The layout features lush greens and fairways that overlook several lakes and streams offering isolation and serenity, along with extraordinary views of towering evergreens opening up to Ludlow Bay and the Olympic and Cascade Mountains.
The Pro Shop
The Port Ludlow Pro Shop offers a large selection of golf equipment, clothing and accessories, combined with friendly service from our knowledgeable team members. Whether you are in need of new equipment to improve your golf game, the latest golf apparel, or a special gift for the golfer in your life, the Pro Shop is eager to accommodate your needs.
The Dusty Green Cafe
The golf course is home to the Dusty Green Cafe. The cafe overlooks expansive views of the Port Ludlow Golf Course. Serving breakfast and lunch, the Dusty Green Cafe features a variety of traditional clubhouse favorites. Independently owned, the Dusty Green Cafe does not accept Resort gift cards.
Port Ludlow Marina and Yacht Club Guests
The Port Ludlow Marina features 300-slips accommodating vessels up to 200 feet. There is a daily moorage fee charged to Marina guests.
- Wireless Internet
- Shuttle to the Resort’s 18-hole championship golf course (requires reservation, contact the Golf Shop)
- Free shower facilities
- Laundry facilities
- Potable water
- Electricity 110V 30 amp and 220V 50 amp
- Covered pavilion
- BBQ pit with gazebo
- Marina store with gifts, beer and wine
- ValvTect fuel dock
- Stationary pump-out service
Yacht Clubs and Rendezvous
- Centrally located from the North and South Sound
- Covered pavilion for 100+ people
- Gathering areas for potlucks and BBQs
- Guest dock that can accommodate 60-70 vessels
- Indoor and outdoor meeting spaces
- Complimentary shuttle to golf course (depending on availability)
- Friendly and helpful staff
- Port Ludlow Yacht Club facility
- Reciprocal moorage
For additional information call (360) 437-0513
The Fireside Restaurant
Located within the Inn, our waterfront dining offers the freshest of Pacific Northwest artisan produce. Our Executive Chef Dan Ratigan and his culinary team prepare an eclectic blend of Northwest fare utilizing the rich bounty of the region. The award-winning Fireside Restaurant is an ideal setting for farm-to-table cuisine, with beautiful views of the Port Ludlow Marina and the Olympic Mountains. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and provides happy hour Sunday-Thurs from 4pm-6pm. The dinner menu changes nightly and can be viewed outside the restaurant doors for your convenience after 3pm each day.
Reservations are recommended and can be made at (360) 437-7412.
“What could be better than not only staying at The Resort at Port Ludlow, but dining at The Fireside. From the service provided to the amazing flavors combined together – all add up to a wonderful experience.”
“It is not often you find a restaurant that excels in food, service, location, view, and vibe. This one does!”
“Everything was fresh, tasty and beautifully presented. Add this great service and world class view and things could not have been more perfect.”
The Resort at Port Ludlow offers a collection of retail shops. Take home a souvenir, the latest in resort wear, or the perfect gift.
Gifts, Clothing, and Shoes
Inn at Port Ludlow – The Resort at Port Ludlow seeks out treasures of the Pacific Northwest. Sometimes molded by hand, often forged by nature, and always crafted with a spirit of discovery.
Port Ludlow Golf Club – The Pro Shop offers a large selection of the finest in golf equipment, clothing and accessories, combined with friendly service from our knowledgeable staff.
Port Ludlow Marina – Whether you are in need of some fishing supplies or a special nautical souvenir, the Port Ludlow Marina is ready to accommodate your needs.
Artwork, Jewelry, and Photography
Inn at Port Ludlow – Over 100 artists are bringing fine art to Port Ludlow. Find the latest pieces displayed throughout the Inn, and check back as the exhibits are for sale and often rotated. Visit the Port Ludlow Artists’ League Gallery for more art work.
Groceries and Sundries
Port Ludlow Marina – The Port Ludlow Marina Store offers a wide variety of gifts, clothing, beer and wine.
Village Store – Port Ludlow Village Market/Store has been a part of the community for over 30 years. The friendly little store has all of the necessities which serve the local community. The Village Store is located about a mile from the Marnia/Inn at 40 Village Way, Port Ludlow, WA 98365
Find adventure and fun within the resort community’s unspoiled landscape. Participate in activities arranged by our staff, enjoy much needed family or personal time, or do nothing at all but soak in the sun, sea, and sky.
Ludlow Bay is comprised of miles of saltwater beaches framed by stunning views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges, just ready to be discovered.
Boating & Fishing
The Port Ludlow Marina has a small fleet of watercrafts for rent including:
- 14’ aluminum skiff with 6hp engine
- 17’ fiberglass runabout with 70hp engine
- Single and double kayaks
- Stand-up paddleboards
Enjoy the Marina and drop a crab pot, or bring a fishing pole during the respective season.
Ludlow Falls Interpretive Trail – take some time to read and enjoy the interpretive signs around the ½ mile looped waterfall trail.
Community Hiking & Biking Trails – Port Ludlow has 30 miles of maintained community trails.
Ask for a Trail Map at the Front Desk for more exploration of the community hiking and biking trails or download a PDF.
Health & Wellness
Spa Services at the Inn at Port Ludlow are provided by Ludlow Bay Massage and Wellness Spa. Enjoy their spa facility in the Port Ludlow Village Center. For more information, please call directly (360) 437-3798, or visit www.portludlowspa.com.
Explore nature’s bounty at The Resort at Port Ludlow. Wildlife exists nearly everywhere you look. Our resort community acts as a natural wildlife sanctuary –a place where beauty surrounds you at every turn. The Resort is on a peninsula that extends into the Puget Sound and acts as a shelf upon which shells and other sea treasures gather. Winds, storms, and waters deliver the goods right to your feet.
The “True” Residents
All wildlife residing on the peninsula and in the waters can be observed but please do not ever touch.
- Harbor Seal
- River Otter
- Pacific Herring
- Skeleton Shrimp
- Hermit Crab
- Dock Shrimp
- Bald Eagle
- Great Blue Heron
- Common Loon
- Ring-billed Gull
- Belted Kingfisher
- Northwestern Crowlling is at its best.
- Black Bear
- Black-tailed Deer
Our beaches are wonderful for shelling. Both novice and serious collectors can find a treasure trove of shells on a visit.
Where to look:
- High tide line is where you’ll find the most shells.
- Tidal pools are the best places to find the largest shells.
- The best time for shelling is at low tide and the lower the tide the better.
- New and full moons mean that the tide will be at its lowest, so don’t just check the tide charts, check the moon charts as well.
- After a storm, particularly a winter storm, shelling is at its best.
Olympic Peninsula and Local Area Attractions
There are many activities available to you on the Olympic Peninsula and in Port Ludlow, as well as neighboring Port Townsend. Take the opportunity to see more of Washington’s natural beauty at the nearby wildlife preserve or family farms, learn something new at a historic destination, shop for souvenirs, take in a movie, or enjoy an event. All activities listed here are a short drive from The Resort at Port Ludlow.
Nature and Family Fun
- The Ludlow Falls Interpretive Trail
- Bird watching
- Whale watching with Puget Sound Express
- Kayak or stand-up paddle board at the Port Ludlow Marina
- Protection Island Migration Cruise in Port Townsend
- The Olympic Game Farm in Sequim
- Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island
- Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building in Port Hadlock
- Port Townsend Marine Science Center at Fort Worden
- Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend
History and Museums
- The Annual Port Townsend Historic Homes Tour
- Port Townsend Aero Museum
- The Quilcene Historical Museum and Worthington Home
- Living History Walking Tours in Port Townsend
- The Suquamish Museum
- U.S. Navy’s Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport
- Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
- Point No Point Lighthouse and Park in Hansville
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ESCAPE TO PORT LUDLOW. A bald eagle takes flight, following the Puget Sound from Seattle…and in the midst of a sea of blue, a protected harbor catches its eye.
This is Port Ludlow – an award winning resort community of boaters and golfers, of artists and modern-day jet setters. Anchored by an outstanding marina, 18-hole championship golf course, and 37-room Inn, its appeal is unquestionable. The same holds true for each and every new construction residence.
Westharbor Homes, Port Ludlow’s premier new construction builder, has a wide selection of plans, rich mixture of eco-friendly materials, and clean modern architecture. Westharbor Homes developments are intimately woven into the community of Port Ludlow. Most homes have commanding views of the water, Olympic Mountains, or both.