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Bloedel Reserve, Pond, Historic
An Afternoon at Bloedel Reserve

On a sunny spring afternoon, I had the pleasure of visiting one of my favorite places in the whole world – Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, a 40 minute drive from Port Ludlow. The reserve is an award-winning 150 acre, public garden that has a mixture of perfectly fern and foliage lined trails, landscaped gardens,…

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Boats, Marina, Harbor, Olympic Peninsula
Q&A with Robert Perry

Every year at the Port Ludlow Marina we are lucky to host The Perry Design Rendezvous featuring Robert (Bob) Perry’s boat designs. 45-50 boats come out for the rendezvous and it is a great chance for sailors to see other Perry designs.  Perry has 47 years of professional yacht design experience in addition to 54…

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Beach, Puget Sound, Hiking, Trails
Port Ludlow’s Trail System

In Port Ludlow we are so lucky to have over 26 miles of maintained hiking trails and that is in huge part to the Port Ludlow Trails Committee and the Trail Stewards. The trail system was originally created from service roads that remained in Port Ludlow from Pope and Talbot. Hikers in Port Ludlow banded together…

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Pickleball, Active Lifestyle, Resort
The Resort’s Newest Activity…Pickleball

It is truly all here in Port Ludlow. As the spring weather gets nicer (a record 83 degrees in Seattle today!) you see more and more people kayaking Ludlow Bay, hiking & biking Port Ludlow’s 26 miles of maintained trails, beach combing and searching for beach glass, and so much more. The Resort is thrilled…

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Opening Day at the Port Townsend Farmers Market

The first Saturday in April kicked off Opening Day at the Port Townsend Farmers Market. I’ve been to many farmers markets, but the Port Townsend market is a unique experience where each week you have the opportunity to interact with local farmers, artisans, and foragers while enjoying a strong sense of community around the farm-to-table…

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Driving Range, Olympic Peninsula, Golf Course
Lunch & Lesson with a PGA Professional

I’ve experienced many of the amenities Port Ludlow has to offer. I’ve rented kayaks at the Port Ludlow Marina and enjoyed a sunny afternoon on Ludlow Bay. I’ve savored numerous meals at The Fireside. I’ve slumbered in one of the beautifully appointed guest rooms in the Inn at Port Ludlow. I’ve hiked many of the…

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Dog, Hiking, Trails, Olympic Peninsula
Hiking Niblicks Loop

When the sun is shining in February in Washington, you know you’ve got to get outside and enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.   I grabbed my fiancé, Jake, and our dog, Chimi, and we headed out to Niblicks Loop Trail. With our handy Port Ludlow trail map, we parked at the end of…

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Eggs, Omelet, Breakfast, Waterfront Dining
The Most Important Meal of the Day

Many have said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not start the day off right with a farm-to-table breakfast at The Fireside? My fiancé, Jake, and I decided to kick off a lazy winter weekend with breakfast at The Fireside and per usual, our meal did not disappoint. We…

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Happy Hour, Beverages, Food, Dining, Resort
A Truly Happy Hour

Have you been to Happy Hour at The Fireside? Every day from 4pm to 6pm The Fireside has a rotating menu with $5 tapas and daily drink specials. I met up with a couple of co-workers for happy hour, and not to be redundant but it sure was a happy get-together. The tapas menu was delicious…

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Trivia Night at The Fireside

Have you attended Activity Night at The Resort at Port Ludlow? Once a month The Fireside hosts a community activity night for an evening of fun, relaxation, and visting among friends and neighbors. Each activity night comes with a pre-set, family-style menu created by The Fireside’s Executive Chef Dan Ratigan. Past activities have included coloring…

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