The Resort at Port Ludlow

Monday, August 31, 2015

Callaway Rentals at Port Ludlow Golf Club

Looking to try out new clubs? Port Ludlow Golf Club has you covered. The Pro Shop is now offering Callaway rentals. The rentals include Callaway XR Irons, Hybrids, Fairway woods, and a Driver. 

The rental costs $40 and includes a sleeve of golf balls. Choose from a variety of sets - ladies, left handed, regular flex, and stiff flex sets. Reserve ahead of time by calling the Pro Shop at 360-437-0272 and see you on the greens!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Chimacum Valley Farm Tasting Tour

As Front Desk Representatives, we frequently send visitors on the Farm Package Tasting Tour. When guests check-in, they are given a large basket and Farm Bucks vouchers to spend at three local farms and Finnriver Cidery. After meeting with one of The Fireside’s chefs, their selections are whisked away to be transformed into a special, multi-course tasting menu. Last Tuesday, my coworker Lisa and I had the chance to experience the magic for ourselves.

Our first stop was SpringRain Farm and Orchard. A walking tour of this farm is available with advanced notice, but we were happily content with the farm stand. Lemon cucumbers were a fun find and a new experience for Lisa. SpringRain also makes jam, and the plum-rhubarb blend caught our attention.

We couldn’t miss the “Bonkers for Broccoli” sign outside Red Dog Farm. Convenient bags were available, along with fresh green beans, stalks of rhubarb, colorful purple potatoes, strawberries, and bunches of basil. Red Dog Farm also carries Mystery Bay goat cheese, a farmstead chevre with a creamy tangy flavor.

Finnriver Cidery is a unique and inspiring place, with a farm, orchards, special events, and a cozy tasting room. We were expertly guided to the limited release Crew Selection Sidra. With its blend of organic bittersweet cider fruit and organic dessert fruit, the Spanish style Sidra has briny notes, a gentle bubble, and a nutty taste. We also had to pick up a basket of Finnriver’s famous blueberries on our way out.

With our basket overflowing, we returned to the Inn to meet with Chefs Aaron and Chris. Two hours later, Lisa and I came back to a delightful seven-course dinner. Each dish was unique and utilized the full assortment we’d brought back, along with a few of their specialties. Our wonderful server Wendy detailed the ingredients as she brought out each course. 

The menu featured:

Crab Cake Starter with Lemon Cucumber, Tomatoes, and a Goat Cheese Topper

Warm Purple Potato Salad with Pickled Lemon Cucumber, Green Beans, Red Onion, and Cider-Basil Vinaigrette

Tiger Shrimp in a Creamy Bacon Vinaigrette with Fresh Green Beans

 Raspberry Granita 

Jidori Chicken with Rhubarb Compote, Oven Roasted Broccoli and a Balsamic Reduction

Spring Greens with Cider Vinaigrette and Currants

Napoleon with Fresh Lemon Curd and Fresh Berries for dessert

The meal was an absolute delight, and we ran out of ways to describe how delicious each dish was! This area abounds with farm fresh produce, meat, and fruit, and The Inn’s Farm Package Tasting Tour is the perfect way to experience the bounty. The chefs’ creativity and expertise, a beautiful setting, and excellent service made this an experience to savor.

To learn more or book the Farm Dinner Package, please call

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Washington Wine Month

August is one of our favorite months in Port Ludlow – summer is in high gear, visitors and locals alike are enjoying the Golf Club, Marina, and the Port Ludlow trails, and blackberries are falling off the vines ready to be eaten on the spot or baked into a special treat.

Another reason we love August is because it is Washington Wine Month. 

There are many fantastic Washington wines which makes it so much fun to celebrate what our great state offers in terms of viniculture. The wine list at The Fireside includes many Washington wines, including hyper local wineries like Lullaby Winery and Christina James in Port Townsend and Wind Rose Cellars in Sequim. 

The Fireside is celebrating Washington Wine Month by selling select Washington wines at 25% off. Click here to view the wines included in the special and perhaps stop by The Fireside to enjoy a glass or two out on the veranda.

Just in time for Washington Wine Month, The Resort at Port Ludlow and The Fireside have been acknowledged for their wine program by both Wine Spectator and Touring & Tasting – Pacific Northwest Magazine. Congratulations to The Fireside team for their hard work and dedication to The Resort’s wine program.

Wine Spectator awarded The Fireside a Best of Award of Excellence. This award is given to restaurants that have wine lists of 350+ wines, superior presentation, vintage depth, and excellent selection across several wine regions. Click here to read the press release.

Touring & Tasting – Pacific Northwest Magazine named The Resort at Port Ludlow a Gold Medal Accommodation. The Resort is only one of 10 resorts, inns, and hotels in wine country or feeder markets nationally to have received Gold Medal Accommodation. Click here to read the press release. 

As August continues, how will you be celebrating the vineyards and vintners who continue to create unique blends and exceptional, award-winning Washington wines? What are your favorite Washington wines?