Blaine took this video last week and it’s so beautiful! It is whale-watching season and we’ve had some great days to look for the migrating gray whales, heading north to Alaska! When you come stay at Boreas Inn, we will set you up to eat dinner at Blaine and Cheri Walker’s 42nd Street Cafe. Unique dining, and the coziest, most romantic Bed and Breakfast in Washington State are yours for the asking! Come visit soon–the whales will be running up the coast for the next couple of months and the weather in the Columbia Pacific region is alternating between being warm and glorious and… not!
Posts Tagged ‘beach getaway’
March 11th, 2010 by susiegoldsmith
February 20th, 2010 by susiegoldsmith
The thermometers have been reading in the 70′s in the sun and in the 60′s in the shade and we are ever so grateful to celebrate this precious sunshine in our mild winter season. If we say this too loudly, winter will return, as gentle as it has been this season. So shhhhhh! It has snowed in March the last two years; just when we thought we had sailed through winter into springtime. Long Beach, Washington weather is tough to predict–and always a surprise–but thinking back the 15 seasons we’ve been here, this isn’t all that unusual for February!
I baked a Pineapple Toasted Macadamia Nut coffee cake for one of the pastry courses for our guests for tomorrow’s breakfast. Fine breakfast cuisine is our tradition at Boreas Inn and we hope that we rank with the best in the west at our romantic beach getaway in Long Beach, Washington! I will post the recipe on our website when I get a chance.
The mini-daffodils are so bright and hopeful on the front deck of the inn and the banners are bright against our residence. I have been fighting the urge to buy more spring plants–but know if I do, we will have a freeze. Guests are walking on the beach, exploring the lighthouses and dining at The Depot, Pelicano Restaurant and Jimella’s tonight for dinner. The best dining in the state of Washington is right here on the Peninsula. Lucky us!
We have rooms available for next weekend, the 26th and 27th of February–and even the Dunes Suite awaits your escape to the beach. The gray whales are cruising by and the North Head Lighthouse and the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center is a great place for spotting them! On occasion, they approach the jetty and scrape off their barnacles. Next weekend at the World Kite Museum, the Asian New Year Celebration continues with the spectacular kites of Malaysia and Singapore. The Kite Museum has the largest private collection of kites in the entire world and is well worth a visit–walking distance from Boreas!
So come dine at the source, sleep in the lap of luxury and play at the prettiest beach in the Northwest. Make each day a cause for celebration and we will be your co-conspirators in planning a quick getaway to Long Beach!
February 4th, 2010 by susiegoldsmith
This is the time of year to escape to the beach for the peace, quiet and the open space that is the Long Beach Washington Peninsula. Experience our unseasonably warm Long Beach, Washington weather, unique dining and the classiest Washington State Bed and Breakfast you can find!
Boreas Inn was awarded 2009′s as “Top Five Best B&B’s” by KING 5 TV’s “Northwest Best Great Escapes” and 2010′s “Most Romantic Getaway” and “Coziest B&B” in the Reader’s Survey for the “Best of the Discovery Coast”. This is your chance to dissolve into the glorious beds, feast on the sumptuous award-winning breakfast cuisine, enjoy the full concierge service and the total package that is Boreas Inn. Here is an update on Valentine’s/President’s Day availability–we have only one night open for Valentine’s/President’s Day weekend, Friday the 12th, two rooms.See the Early Bird Valentine’s Special package that we’re doing with The Depot Restaurant on our Boreas Inn “Package” page. There are other great packages and specials on there also, including our $150 “Walk-in Special” deal.
The YouTube video I embedded was uploaded by SallyLee of SallyLee Candles in Ocean Park. We appreciate the opportunity to post this very short and sweet little video! The video opens with one of my favorite little hideaways at Cape D State Park, Deadman’s Cove–have a look!
January 29th, 2010 by susiegoldsmith
Wet Winter Plants in the Rain Forest
Event Date: Saturday, February 13, 2010
Start Time: 10 a.m. End Time: Noon Maximum: 15 people
Fee: Free to members of Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge $10 per person for non-members.
Location: Willapa NWR Headquarters, 3888 State Route 101 (Hwy 101 near Milepost 24) Ilwaco, WA 98624
Event description: This is a wet winter walk in coastal temperate rain forest along Headquarters Creek at Willapa NWR Headquarters.
After a brief orientation indoors, we will walk along and over the creek, and through rain forest to look at plants that grow during the wet season. The focus will be on lichens, mosses and liverworts. We may find a few salamanders and frogs, too. This walk is less than a mile long, on a naturally surfaced trail, with moderate slopes in some sections.
This walk will not be canceled due to rain, but it will be canceled due to high wind, if winds above 40 mph arrive along the coast. If you do not receive a message or phone call canceling the walk by 7-8 a.m. on the day of the walk, then it has not been canceled.
Gear & Equipment: Rain gear, including boots, is required. Bring a hand lens or digital camera to see small plants more easily. This will be a good site to take close-up shots of many small plants.
The Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge will be announcing details regarding their 3rd annual photo contest in April, 2010. The winning photos will be included in the 2011 Willapa National Wildlife Refuge calendar.
To sign up: contact Kathleen Sayce, email@example.com (preferred mode) or by phone, 360-665-5292. To register for this walk, you must leave an email address or phone number that you will be able to access the day of the hike, so that if the walk is canceled at the last minute, you can be contacted by 7 a.m. the morning of the walk.
January 8th, 2010 by susiegoldsmith
We just had to let you know about this amazing event. Until you’ve seen indoor kite flying, you won’t believe your eyes. Stay at Boreas and attend this unique event on the SW Washington Coast in Long Beach, Washington. Dine at our unique restaurants featuring fine cuisine, sleep in the worlds’ most comfortable beds at Boreas and brunch on the dreamiest breakfast you’ve ever had! Boreas Inn was named in the 2010 “Best of the Discovery Coast” #1 “The Most Romantic Getaway”, #1 “Coziest B&B”, “Best Coffee” (#2) and “Best Omelette” (#3) We will make all of your arrangements for you!! Start the New Year right and be our guests! Here is the World Kite Museum’s latest newsletter! Note the kite-making event over Valentine’s Day weekend! It’s not too late to plan for next month!
Windless Kite Festival
January 16 & 17, 2010
A 2 Day Indoor Kite Flying Competition and Performances
Jerry Cannon is Mr. Cool in his yellow suit and kite. He has won competitions indoor and outdoor.
|Looking for a winter weather entertainment? The Windless Kite Festival is an indoor kite flying show. It’s individuals, duos and more choreographed air routines to music.|
Long Beach School Gymnasium
Saturday January 16th
Sunday January 17th
The gym is open for participant practice, demonstrations, and indoor flying lessons Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 5pm except during Performance Times.
|There’s always something to see.
|Dick Curran generally flies single line kites indoors. This winged box performs when he pulls it up and with graceful glides to the music.|
Lee Sedgwick flys a YFO, a single line kite of his creation. Lee is well known for skiing on frozen Lake Erie on kite power.
John Barresi, a kite pilot of 20 years, specializes in quad line kites. He is an instructor and innovator with the iQuad Team.
Scott Davis is the creator and director of this festival. He is also the instigator of the Hot Trick Shoot Out.
Penny Lingenfelter produces Dr. Suess’s Cat in the Hat using multiple flyers and folks from the audience. She also is known for her showstopper patriotic solos.
Other Kite Things to do that Weekend
Conor Doran, one of the new teenage winners, flys a Revolution.
Three Day Kite Making Exhibit
February 13, 14 & 15, 2010
A Unique Show of Modern Kite Making
December 30th, 2009 by susiegoldsmith
News flash! The Chinook Observer just released their reader’s survey results for the 2010 “Best of the Discovery Coast” and Boreas Inn scored in four categories! We were named “Coziest Bed and Breakfast” and “Most Romantic Get-away” and placed second for “Best Coffee” and third for “Best Omelette”. Wow! Kudos to Cafe Mam from Eugene, our organic, shade-grown, free-trade coffee with our own Boreas Blend– French, Italian and Espresso. We couldn’t be more pleased! We still have a couple of rooms open for our New Years’ Day Celebration with Crab Cakes and Champagne! Come to the beach! (And of course, we will be watching our Ducks win the Rose Bowl!)
December 22nd, 2009 by susiegoldsmith
We’re open for Christmas and even cooking prime rib for our guests! We still have rooms open on Christmas and the weather is sunny! None of our favorite restaurants are open for Christmas Day, so we’re inviting “orphans” and our guests to a prime rib potluck. Christmas Eve dinner is royally celebrated at our best dinner houses so you will have a great evening out. Then you can come home to the Inn, so pretty with decorations from our annual guest Holiday Decorating Party. New Years’ Day Crab Cake and Champagne Brunch is included, of course, if you spend a couple of nights over New Years’ with us. Here’s our January 1, 2010 Menu! Reserve now!
Boreas Inn’s 2010 New Years’ Day Crab Cake and Champagne Brunch
Chilled fruit soup with five berries and soft cream
Boreas Famous Butterscotch Sticky Buns
Apricot Tarts with a delicate Cream Cheese and Butter Crust
Coffee and tea
Fresh Dungeness Crab Cakes with Romesco
Scrambled Eggs with Cream Cheese & Smoked Salmon
Wild Porcini Mushroom and Sausage Gravy
Served over Fresh Chive Butter Biscuits
December 3rd, 2009 by susiegoldsmith
We will be having a full house at Boreas Inn this weekend. The inn will be bustling full of Santa’s helpers! Each year, our loyal guests come to Boreas on the first weekend of December to work and eat (and get a free night!) and make the Inn beautiful for the holidays. We drag out the decorations and make the tree (this year a perfect Noble Fir) beautiful. We call it a Hanukkah Bush/Christmas Tree to be inclusive! We will not be holding our traditional Open House on the second weekend of the year, but will be open for informal tours and will hopefully be finding a time when the Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau volunteers can come to Boreas for a Open House to thank them for their work! Cindy and Robert Davis, Walter and Tracey Voll, Fred Humphrey, Odell Hathaway, Su and Ray Benson are among long-time Boreas friends and loved ones. Jessica and Chris Miller will also be helping out. Chris is the new school district psychologist and Jessica is a teacher who helped us out over the summertime. They moved here in June from Colorado and we have adopted them. We are looking forward to the decorating, the potluck and the company. So come see Boreas Inn decorated for the holidays. We have rooms open for Christmas and for our New Years three day holiday weekend. Take advantage of our “Walk-in” Special rate for all of December and January, except for one night over New Years’ when you will pay our regular price for that night. We have included our Annual Dungeness Crab Cake and Champagne Breakfast for New Years’ Day! Make your reservations now! We would love to see you!
November 23rd, 2009 by susiegoldsmith
Boreas Inn has been touted by guests in reviews on Trip Advisor and BedandBreakfast.com as having the best breakfasts! Here’s one such review. “Starting at 9:30 and lasting for at least 1 1/2 hours, they fed us the most wonderful, tasty meals that were really “brunch”. We started with fruit and sweets with Susie’s homemade sauces, then we were presented with Bill’s platter of pancakes, meat, fritatta,
or other entree of the morning. This always held us over until we went to dinner at the best restaurants in the area that had been reserved for us in advance by Susie.”
Since you will indeed be feeling well-fed until dinner time, let us set up your dinners! The Depot Restaurant’s clam chowder, with each bowl beautifully hand-crafted, has been receiving the “best clam chowder I’ve ever had” reviews from our guests for years. It’s no surprise! Chef Michael and his team steam the Willapa clams for each bowl and add the razor clams and freshly sauteed veggies just for your bowl of chowder! We love the philosophy of hand-crafted local foods, made with attention to detail with the love of the art of fine cuisine as demonstated by our local Chefs, particularly at The Depot, Pelicano, the 42nd Street Cafe and The Shelburne Restaurant and Pub.
“Dining At The Source” is what it’s all about here on the Long Beach Peninsula. Fresh, local ingredients and the passion for cooking are evident not only at Boreas Inn. The variety of “the best” grilled steaks, seafood and fresh specials makes The Depot, especially when we reserve the Chef’s Table for our guests, a top pick of our guests along with Pelicano Restaurant on the Port of Ilwaco. Pelicano receives top reviews for their variations on their fried fresh Willapa Bay oysters and the deliciously crisp, perfectly balanced Caesar salad, one of my favorite combinations. Order them as appetizers and you get a full meal deal for $16. Then you have room for Chocolate Pot au Creme for dessert. The most decadent dark chocolate preparation available on the peninsula. The 42nd Street Cafe has Jean Marc, the waiter extraordinaire, exotic daily changing seafood stews, pot roast like your mom used to make (well maybe….) and THE BEST sturgeon preparation when in season! I could go on and on about our local restaurants, the wait staff, chefs and dear friends who are the proprietors. You have to eat it to believe it! Experience our wild winter weather, beautiful holiday decor (going up with help from guests on December 6th) and our annual New Years’ Day Crabcake and Champagne Brunch, offered at no extra charge to our guests! We will set up everything to make your stay simply perfect! We have a couple of openings left for Thanksgiving and lots of rooms available for Christmas and afterwards. Relax by the fire places and dine on the best cuisine the Pacific Northwest has to offer! Boreas Inn was chosen as the Top Five Best B&B’s by KING 5 TV “Northwest Best Getaways” in 2009!
October 31st, 2009 by susiegoldsmith
In the Pacific Northwest, sometimes you need only to drive a short distance and you’re in another world. Such is the case when we have guests from Astoria, Oregon, a quick 15 mile drive from the Long Beach Peninsula. This year, we have neighbors from Astoria visiting Boreas for our 8th Annual Wild Mushroom Festival, Holly Owen and her husband Matthew Stanley. Holly is employed by Quality Assurance International, based out of southern California. QAI oversees organic farms and processors of organic foods to make certain they are in compliance. She is a compliance reviewer and works from her home in Astoria. (How convenient is that??) Matthew is the General Manager for the Astoria Co-op and is an enthusiastic mushroom hunter. Holly and Matthew arrived yesterday for their weekend stay with a big bucket of Matsutaki mushrooms and we feasted on them last night. Currently, a bunch are being dehydrated in our oven so they can be used long after the season is over! We welcome Holly and Matthew, newcomers to the Pacific Northwest! Holly’s father, Tom Owen, bought them this special Wild Mushroom weekend at Boreas for her September birthday. Thank you, Tom and Jane!