Pacific Northwest winters are known for dark skies, cool, moist air from the marine layer fog and days of sideways rain. A relaxing winter trip to The Resort at Port Ludlow in the beautiful Puget Sound is a retreat for the rejuvenation of mind and body. Take in the beauty of the water, eat, rest, take a walk, kayak, golf, get a massage, and storm watch on the Olympic Peninsula during this enchanted time of the year.
Book a Stay at Port Ludlow Resort
Resort packages are available at the 37-room boutique waterfront Inn at the Port Ludlow Resort, and each guest room offers a gas fireplace and jetted oversized bathtub with local handmade bath salts, soaps and lotion bars.
Along with the award-winning Fireside Restaurant located onsite, guests can anchor into the beauty of the resort or choose to explore more of the Olympic Peninsula with short day trips to nearby towns for shopping and culinary tourism.
Spa services are available at Ludlow Bay Massage & Wellness Spa, located a mile from the Inn.
Things To Do in the Winter at Port Ludlow Resort
The New England-inspired Port Ludlow Resort is waiting for you to stay and play in Puget Sound. Whether you are looking for a nature hike, relaxation by a fire, a taste of local produce or the sound of music, you can find it in Port Ludlow. With fewer crowds in the off-season, many of the tourist activities can be experienced in a more introspective way.
Historic Totem Pole
A 40-foot totem pole stands at Burner Point overlooking the bay at the resort. Carved from a 720-year-old western cedar tree that was blown over in 1993 during a wind storm on the Olympic Peninsula, discover the history and take in the details of the art that tells the story of the evolution of Port Ludlow.
Trails Near Port Ludlow
Adventure into the day by layering up and strolling along the water’s edge for an invigorating breath of fresh air along the Beach Loop Trail. The Ludlow Falls Interpretive Trail is great for a half-mile easy walking loop through sword ferns, red huckleberry growing from nurse logs, western hemlock, red alder and cedar trees. Explorers can hear the rushing sound of the falls throughout the forest walk and learn about the native plants and trees from the interpretive signs. Port Ludlow offers 30 miles of maintained hiking and biking trails, with detailed maps available at the Port Ludlow Resort concierge desk upon arrival.
Finnriver Farm & Cidery
Agrotourism is thriving here and can be discovered by taking a short drive to Finnriver Farm & Cidery to sample seasonal and organic farm-crafted hard cider on tap after taking a barn tour. If you catch a starry night, rent a personal campfire and roast marshmallows while engaging in meaningful conversations.
Weekends bring the local community together, with live music being offered in the farm’s beautifully designed, heated pavilion. Who knew that the Community Table feeding both our hearts and body was the original dairy farm’s old concrete feed trough? One of the Finnriver co-founders is also the farmer at Chimacum Valley Grainery, which grows organic grains and mills flour just down the road. Your travels through Chimacum may take you past the very land that grew the buckwheat from the pancake breakfast at the Port Ludlow Resort. This is the level of connection to be experienced when there is time to see, feel and appreciate the hidden gems of a special place.
Rest and Relax: Your Stay at Port Ludlow Resort
After a full day, retire to your guest room, turn on the fire and draw a jacuzzi bath complete with those local, handmade bath salts. After a restful night’s sleep, open the curtains and enjoy coffee in bed while taking in the colors of sunrise and the waterfront view of the marina. Port Ludlow Resort is an accessible winter getaway to enliven and warm hearts this winter.
Puget Sound Storm Watching
That waterfront view also makes your Port Ludlow Resort room the perfect place to sit back with a hot drink and do some Puget Sound storm-watching. The winter is the perfect time to catch mother nature putting on a display with winds, waves and even some spectacular thunderstorms.
Where To Eat in Port Ludlow
With a robust Washington wine list and seasonal award-winning northwest cuisine, the Fireside Restaurant at the Port Ludlow Resort offers an intimate setting to put you in vacation mode. Their farm-to-fork menus feature ingredients sourced from within 20 miles. For breakfast, choose from a curated menu of locally-sourced delights like buckwheat pancakes from Chimacum Valley Grainery, which are served with a roasted berry compote, pure maple syrup and mascarpone.
Visiting Port Ludlow