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!)
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December 30th, 2009 by Susie Goldsmith
December 22nd, 2009 by Susie Goldsmith
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 Susie Goldsmith
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 Susie Goldsmith
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 Susie Goldsmith
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!
October 28th, 2009 by Susie Goldsmith
Bill and I have beautiful and unique guests at Boreas Inn, of that, there is no doubt. Do they come for our stuffed pears, our buttery pastries, great coffee, wild mushroom and smoked sturgeon fritattas? Sure they do. Do they come for a dreamy nights’ sleep on glorious beds? Yep–they do. Great views, laughter, open space and us, the silly innkeepers….uh huh. But do our guests come to entertain us with exceptional music played just for us at the breakfast table? Very very seldom… Today was such a treat for us. David and Dana Berge, after knowing each other for 30 years, decided to marry last month. They came to Boreas for one night, last night, as part of their ongoing honeymoon. (So sweet!!) We didn’t know they were talented musicians and played music with our treasured local resident (well, now he lives across the river…), Hobe Kytr. Dave Berge and Hobe recorded a CD called “Dog Salmon and Rutabagas, Songs of the Northwest“. This morning Dana and Dave sang and played “Fisherman’s Life” and “Ilwaco Town” and another fine piece on their autoharps. They held a private concert just for Bill and me, impromptu! We were entranced with the picking and the strumming, the beautiful lyrics, and the fact that the music they played for us have meaning to where we live and who we are. Then, winning our hearts even more, they graciously gave us one of the CD’s. It was a wonderful trade–we were rewarded by the generosity and grace of these two lovely and talented guests who have found love with each other–we cooked them a great breakfast and gave them a good nights’ rest–they played beautiful music together. Such a nice morning. We are grateful to have them as new friends and thankful to Hobe Kytr for sending these very special newlyweds our way. Thank you, Hobe, thank you!
October 16th, 2009 by Susie Goldsmith
Make a date with your sweetheart to come to the beach this weekend! We have openings all weekends and especially for our 8th Annual Wild Mushroom Celebration Weekend October 30-Nov.1. Check out our website, www.boreasinn.com/packages for details and availability for this great event. We are waiving our two night weekend minimum for Water Music Festival, which starts tonight. We have a couple of rooms open and it promises to be a stormy, but warm weekend! We’re offering our Walk-in Special rate of $150 for this weekend (October 16,17) and next weekend (October 23,24) welcoming one night stays for this Saturday night, October 17th–we have two rooms open!
Come visit, we’re a bit lonely!
September 28th, 2009 by Susie Goldsmith
Boreas Inn’s 8TH Annual Wild Mushroom Celebration!
This year’s Wild Mushroom Celebration is October 30th-November 1st. The cost includes a two-night weekend stay with our amazing breakfasts and A 3-course Wild Mushroom and Washington Wine Dinner at The Depot.
The DEPOT Restaurant
Boreas Bed and Breakfast
Wild Mushroom Celebration Wine Dinner
Saturday, October 31, 2009 6:00 PM
Meet & Greet
Italian Zardetto Preseco
Sherried Chanterelle Mushrooms & Goat Cheese Crostini
Arcane Pinot Gris, Oregon
Pan Seared King Salmon on
Wild Mushroom Risotto topped with Chanterelle Mushroom Cream
Mt. Baker Viognier, Washington
Chargrilled 6 oz Filet Mignon on
Wild Mushroom Risotto with Chanterelle Mushroom Cream
Capstone Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington
Chocolate Truffle Truffled Tart with
Truffle Honey Whip Cream
Ross Andrew, Syrah, Washington
Our Sunday morning breakfast will be our annual Wild Mushroom Breakfast featuring Veronica Williams, our professional forager, as guest hostess and discussion leader. We will add two extra courses onto the Sunday breakfast to make it even more decadent! As an add-on special, Veronica will take you foraging on Saturday for wild mushrooms for an additional $50 per person. The cost of the basic package is $550 plus tax per couple. $590 plus tax for The Dunes Suite. Add a massage…book now for this special event!
“Gorgeous,spacious rooms with comfy beds and luxurious bathrooms.” SF Chronicle, July 2006.
THIS SPECIAL IS GOOD FOR NEW RESERVATIONS ONLY AND PLEASE MENTION THE SPECIAL WHEN YOU CALL OR MAKE AN ONLINE REQUEST. This offer cannot be combined with the use of gift certificates. A three-night minimum applies and offer cannot be combined with any other specials. Applicable only to Boreas Inn.
September 28th, 2009 by Susie Goldsmith
Music For All The Seasons:
Celebrating 25 Seasons of Water Music
We have invited back artists who have been particular favorites over the last number of years, either at the Festival, at Jazz and Oysters, or at other Peninsula events. Each concert will feature music in keeping with our theme of “Music for all the Seasons”. For example, Sans Souci will play Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”, and all of the other artists will include some seasonal fare, all of which should be familiar and well loved.
Browse each individual day’s concerts to select events you wish to attend, or purchase a season pass, enabling you to attend Friday evening, Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. Oysterville concert tickets are purchased separately and seating is limited – so be sure to get yours right away. Reception tickets are also sold separately.
|2009 Water Music Festival Schedule|
|Friday Evening, October 16, 7:30 pm||Sans Souci||Chamber Ensemble from Seattle||Tickets: $20|
|Three prominent soloists, flutist Jeffrey Cohan, violinist Ronald Patterson and harpsichordist George Shangrow, lead Sans Souci, a Northwest chamber orchestra devoted to the performance of works both new and old for strings, flute and harpsichord.|
|Saturday Morning, October 17, 10:00 am||Kim Angelis and the Bohemians||Gypsy Violin and Ensemble||Tickets: free!|
|Kim Angelis is an internationally acclaimed violin virtuoso and composer who has successfully transcended artistic boundaries – a free spirit blazing a
melodic trail through the territories of classical, world, and multi-cultural music. Her vision of a “Gypsy chamber music”, liberally flavored with passion, is exciting and inspirational.
|Saturday Afternoon, October 17, 2:00 pm||Rose City Mixed Quartet||A Capella Group||Tickets: $15|
|The Rose City Mixed Quartet’s purpose has been to present a cappella choral music from all ages and styles. Together, they have developed a repertoire that can cover almost any occasion singing songs from the Renaissance to Baroque and modern swing and pop.|
|Saturday Evening, October 17, 7:30 pm||Alpin Hong||Modern Classical Pianist||Tickets: $25|
|“Opening the ears, eyes and imaginations of hundreds of thousands of Americans, Mr. Hong’s combination of stunning technique, emotional range, and rare humor continues to bring audiences young and old to their feet… His extensive classical training, matched with his background in skateboarding, snowboarding, martial arts, and videogames, forms a creative force unmatched in its youthful vivacity and boundless energy.” (from the Ocala Star-Banner)|
|Saturday Evening, October 17, 9:30 pm||Artists’ Reception||Tickets: $12|
|The reception at Pelicano Restaurant on the Port of Ilwaco will begin shortly after the Saturday evening concert. Come meet all of the artists from the weekend concerts, sip champagne or other beverages, enjoy tasty chocolate desserts and other light fare, and help us celebrate our wonderful 25th Anniversary weekend.
Come join us at Boreas Bed and Breakfast for the 25th anniversary
of the Water Music Festival! We have three rooms open for the
weekend of October 16th and 17th!
June 15th, 2009 by Susie Goldsmith
It was the second weekend of May and we needed comic relief (apparently!). Some folks think we’re sort of picky about what we serve for breakfast at Boreas Bed and Breakfast Inn. This picture tells you everything! I told our guests that weekend about our dear guest, Tosh, who many years ago visited Boreas Inn with her husband for the International Kite Festival week. When confronted with the apparently, ominous, three-course breakfast we were about to serve her, she asked for cereal. (I’m certain that I looked surprised!) Always aiming to please our guests at whatever personal sacrifice, I had a box of Crispix cereal at our house, so I ran over and got it and served her a bowl of cereal with fresh raspberries. The next day, she got the Crispix and one course of our breakfast, and the third day, she tossed in the towel and denied herself the Crispix altogether and ate the entire breakfast with gusto and continued to enjoy the feasts for the balance of the week.
Hearing the story that fun weekend in May, guests Steve and Amy Hughes and returning guest Karen Carpenter(always with a mischievous glint in her eye) and her daughter, Lori Anne, teamed up to prank Bill and me the next morning. We arrived to cook breakfast and on everyone’s plate was a box of cereal. On our cooktop was a box of Crispix. I swear that our laughter woke everyone up that morning. (Not a bad way to wake up!) We have always said that on April Fools Day, we’re going to get a McDonald’s bag and fill it with goodies and serve it as a first course. But, again, we’re just too picky about what we serve for breakfast at Boreas Inn! The morning of the prank, I went to our house and guess what I had for breakfast! That little box of Crispix!