The Resort at Port Ludlow

Monday, April 13, 2015

T-37 Sailboat Races in the Port Ludlow Marina Ponds

Curious about the model sailboat races in Port Ludlow Marina Ponds?

They’re T-37 sailboats races put on by the Port Townsend Yacht Club. Racing these radio controlled boats is a fast growing activity on the Olympic Peninsula. The Port Townsend Yacht Club has grown their fleet to over 40 boats in the past three years! T-37 racing is worldwide but has a large concentration in Western Washington.

T-37 racing is inexpensive and great for both experienced racers and people who have never sailed before. Racers come from all over Jefferson and Kitsap counties and Seattle to participate in the T-37 races at the Resort.

Check out this neat video of a T-37 race at the Resort:

Interested in watching T-37 racing? Check out the club’s 2015 racing schedule to see when the races will be at the Resort!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Kayaking Ludlow Bay

As the weather changes fun opportunities for leisure and outdoor exercise become available again. On your next free sunny afternoon head over to the Port Ludlow Marina to rent kayaks (or stand-up-paddle boards if you’re feeling adventurous!) and see Port Ludlow from a whole new perspective.

For $15/hour for a single kayak or $25/hour for a double kayak, the friendly and knowledgeable Marina staff will get you outfitted with life-jackets & oars and out on the water you go. First time kayaking? No problem. The staff will show you the ropes.

The sun sparkles on the water and the serene surroundings & sandy shores of Ludlow Bay will relax you immediately. Keep your eyes out for all the wildlife the area has to offer. Watch the blue herons fly past and otters swim nearby – you’ll never want to get off the water! If you’re lucky, you might just see the bay’s resident seal. The seal is friendly and has swam up to kayakers in the past – making for great memories and photos.

As you paddle out, you have stunning views of forest land, historic logging areas, Ludlow Cove Cottages, and of course the Marina and Resort. The perspective from the water will make you appreciate all Port Ludlow has to offer in a whole new way.

Just a short distance out of the Marina lays a beautiful cove behind two islands called “the twins”.  Make sure to take the trip and paddle back there. You won’t want to miss it! The peaceful cove is a great place to take a break, snap some pictures, and enjoy a snack. You’ll be amazed at how the time flies when you’re out on the water. 

When you’re all finished kayaking, stop in at The Fireside for a meal and a glass of wine. Sit out on the back patio to keep enjoying the sights the Marina has to offer – from the beautiful, moored boats to otters playing on the docks, you’ll be looking forward to planning your next kayaking adventure at the Port Ludlow Marina.  

Kayaking is a great outdoor activity for people of all ages – from families to corporate groups.  Before taking off, stock up on snacks and beverages in the Marina Store. Forgot a hat or sweatshirt? The Marina Store can take care of all your needs. For questions about kayaking, stand up paddle boards, and boat rentals contact the Marina at (800) 308-7991. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Port Ludlow Resort Honored with Gold Metal Accommodation Status

The Resort at Port Ludlow is proud to announce that that the Inn is one of 10 resorts, inns, and hotels in wine country or gateway to wine country markets in the Pacific Northwest to receive Gold Medal Accommodation status in the Spring 2015 debut of Touring & Tasting – Pacific Northwest Magazine.

Gold Metal Accommodation status is given to resorts, inns, and hotels that are committed and understand what wine touring enthusiasts want and need, in addition to demonstrating a deep commitment to the local communities.

Wine is an integral part of The Fireside Restaurant. In addition to a wine list which includes local, state, and worldwide wines, The Fireside honors wine and winemakers with events like Winemaker Dinners, Wine Education series, in addition to a well-educated staff.

Touring & Tasting Managing Partner Dan Fox says, “[the Gold Metal Accommodation status winners] are truly unique in their understanding of the high end traveler who expects a level of knowledge and dedication related to the wine industry in particular.”

To view the press release, click here:

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The FSBO Boat Show & Marine Swap Meet in Port Ludlow is just over a week away

The 7th Annual For Sale By Owner Boat Show and Marine Swap is coming up and if you're planning on registering your vessel - Don't wait! Spots will fill up quickly and you'll be stuck dreaming about the boat you could have had if you'd just sold yours. 

View the event flyer or click the link below for more information.

The FSBO Boat Show & Marine Swap Meet in Port Ludlow is just over a week away

Monday, April 6, 2015

A Short Hike to Ludlow Falls

Looking for something to do while you're visiting Port Ludlow? Here is just one of the many hikes you can take in the area. Just a two minute drive from the Marina or Inn, or even better - a 15 minute walk. This short trail can be an afternoon refresher or a couple hour wander through one of Port Ludlow's little gems. 

A Short Hike to Ludlow Falls

Monday, January 26, 2015

"Talking it Up" for the 12th Man

As a Marketing professional I spend countless hours poring over various social media sites and blog posts trying to find creative ways to reach out to our audience. I’m drawn to social media of all sorts, because…well, it works. There are various platforms with different options that range from fancy and pretty to edgy and informational, all of which can offer tremendous value. However, every once and while I have to step back from the collage of Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, Tumblr and Pintrest and go with a good old word-of-mouth tactic.

Last week I did just that, something so 1995 – I picked up the telephone to do a little “old school” marketing. I called my neighbor (who we’ll call Kim), who happens to be a very enthusiastic golfer, with A LOT of golfer friends, who love to find good deals. With a quick explanation of our 12th Man Golf Promotion (which we started running 12 days from the Super Bowl and includes $12 green fees and $12 cart rentals) and a glance at the weekly weather report, she was amped! She was so excited to share the news with her golfing group of 12 gals, on the course later in the day. That was last Tuesday…

Yesterday afternoon, as I was puttering around my yard in the 60 degree weather, Kim popped out of her house all dressed in her golfing gear and smiling ear-to-ear. She had just returned from a SPECTACULAR day at the Port Ludlow Golf Course with some of her friends. She was giddy about the experience and thrilled that she was able to golf such a beautiful course for such a great price. She thanked me for letting her know about it, to which I replied, “Don’t thank me, Kim. Thank your Seattle Seahawks for that one!”

To make it a little sweeter, Kim informed me that a few more groups of her friends were thrilled to be heading out to golf at Port Ludlow over the next couple of days.

It was encouraging to hear that my 2 minute phone call to a friend did what an e-blast that took two hours to put together would do, and maybe more. Just another reminder to us in Marketing to keep it simple, make it personal and don’t be afraid to pick up the phone every once and awhile.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Want to Linger?

When was the last time you “LINGERED” somewhere? No, I’m not talking about lingering on your couch in your pj’s on a lazy Saturday – but lingered somewhere where you could explore your surroundings and take in new experiences without being rushed. Unplugging in a sense, from all your normal daily routines and agenda’s and plugging in to something new. If it’s been awhile or it’s time to recharge the batteries and seek a bit of different scenery, consider Port Ludlow…it seems to be the hot-spot for lingering these days.

Lingering…relaxing, exploring, tasting, shopping, golfing, hiking, spa’ing, sipping, sitting, talking, bird watching, house hunting… get the picture. These are all things that you can do just around Port Ludlow! Venture out to a neighboring town like Port Gamble and Port Townsend and there is even more to explore! Haunted mansions, antique shops, farmers markets, cideries, wineries, ice-cream shops, the list goes on and on.

All those activities considered I also understand that some people like to LINGER in place, comfortably in a plush robe; snuggled up in front of a warm fire; while taking in breathtaking views. Well, you can do that too….

The Resort is now offering a special LINGER Package – just to make it easy for you. (That’s how we start off your relaxing get-away, by making the first thing easy.) Stay two-consecutive nights (weekday or weekend) in a cozy fireplace room with jetted tub, hand-crafted bath amenities and plush robes. Enjoy The Fireside for breakfast, lunch and Sunday brunch, and tapas-style happy hour. LINGER for dinner and enjoy the daily changing menu and the fireplace while you look at serene Ludlow Bay. LINGER with a Lingering Loganberry Cocktail with Whidbey’s Loganberry Liqueur and Eaglemount Rhubarb Cider. LINGER for a walk on 26 miles of trails in Ludlow or on the golf course. LINGER through the shops at the Marina and lobby of the Inn. And my personal favorite – LINGER at the spa (Ludlow Bay Massage and Wellness Spa) or have them come to your room for an in-room treatment. Ahhhh, sounds amazing. Feel like LINGERING yet?

The Resort at Port Ludlow - The Perfect Place to LINGER