The Resort At Port Ludlow

As you arrive you are greeted by breathtaking scenic views of Ludlow Bay with a lush tree-lined coast and magnificent Olympic Mountains as backdrop. Situated on the pristine shores of Ludlow Bay, the Resort at Port Ludlow is a welcome oasis, set in a banana belt region known for warmth and sunshine.

The boutique resort is pet-friendly and has an inviting upscale feel. Quaint and compact, the resort has the charm of a southern home, complete with long porches that beckon the traveler to sit and contemplate. The charm extends to the service as guests are treated like friends. Well-appointed rooms come standard with gas fireplaces, a spa-style soaking tub, flat-screen televisions and, our favorite, a soft down comforter atop the bed.

Before any thoughts of rest, you will want to take in the resort’s unmatched golf course designed by Robert Muir Graves. A challenging, yet rewarding, golf experience will be yours amid the spectacular natural surroundings where deer roam, eagles fly overhead and wildflowers explode in a riot of colors.

Water lovers find their fix at what is considered one of the most beautiful and gentle harbors in the Pacific Northwest. In and around the water, visitors can view an abundance of natural wildlife that call the harbor home. With a full-service guest moorage, kayaking and bike rentals, and nearby walking trails, Port Ludlow Marina has plentiful options for outdoor pursuits.

A day at play works up an ample appetite. Foodies or novice noshers, you are in for a delight. The inn’s Fireside Restaurant offers a fresh combination of sophisticated cuisine and romantic atmosphere. Tacoma native Chef Dan prepares culinary delights using home-grown food sourced locally. “I really enjoy creating dishes using our local resources, and luckily we have some of the best here in our backyard,” he says. Chef Dan’s love for raw food is evident in his careful preparation of dishes.

Restaurant favorites include Kobe beef prepared in a robust beef sauce, simmered for 24 hours with a bold flavor that will satisfy any meat lover. The cioppino is unparalleled in flavor and savory bite, with a tomato base that is marked with peppery taste to complement the seafood. Chef Dan seems to possess an unmatched expertise in combining fresh and complex flavors. And let us not forget to mention the well-stocked wine cellar that has made the “Wine Spectator” list of favorites.

A stunning setting, gourmet food, unmatched wine cellar and amazing service in a charming coastal atmosphere: The Inn at Port Ludlow is an easy choice when planning a getaway that will fill and delight the most sophisticated traveler.

LEAH GROUT

For more information: 877.805.0868, portludlowresort.com