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!
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October 28th, 2009 by susiegoldsmith
October 16th, 2009 by susiegoldsmith
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 susiegoldsmith
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 susiegoldsmith
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 susiegoldsmith
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!
May 5th, 2009 by susiegoldsmith
Thank you for picking Boreas Inn on KING 5 TV’s Northwest Best Escapes as one of the “Top 5″ Bed and Breakfasts! We are thrilled to be among the winning group and know that without our guests’ wonderful reviews and votes, that we would not be named with such worthy inns. This is a great reward and knowing that we are appreciated is truly the best thanks we could have, other than a fully occupied inn! Come visit and help us celebrate being a Long Beach, Washington Best Escape! Adding to the KING 5 “Northwest Best Escapes” awards, Long Beach was voted “BEST BEACH” and the Boardwalk in Long Beach was voted “Best Place to Kiss”. The North Head Lighthouse was voted #2 “Best Lighthouse” and the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse was voted #3 “Best Lighthouse”. So in summary, Boreas is on the Best Beach and five blocks from the “Best Place to Kiss” and 10 minutes from two of the best lighthouses! How cool is that? Thank you to KING 5!
April 3rd, 2009 by susiegoldsmith
When driving on Hwy 101 N. after crossing the Astoria Megler Bridge or from Highway 4, you find yourself driving up the most spectacular piece of highway bordering the Columbia River heading northwest towards Long Beach, Washington. You will encounter Fort Columbia State Park, 2 miles west of the bridge, right after you drive through the tunnel. Lots of people miss the grand entrance to this park. This beautiful photo that I found on Flickr is of the restored Officer’s Quarters at Fort Columbia.
Fort Columbia State Park is almost 600 acres of historical parkland with 6,400 feet of freshwater shoreline right on the Columbia River. As State Parks puts it, “The park celebrates a military site that constituted the harbor defense of the Columbia River from 1896 to 1947. The fort was fully manned and operational through three wars. The area was also home for the Chinook Indians and their famed Chief Comcomly.” It was chosen as a key military defense site because of the unobstructed views of the Columbia River. The town of Astoria, Oregon glimmers across the expanse of water. There is an interpretive center, five mile of hiking trails and picnic tables… This is a great spot for a wedding or family reunion or a quiet time for exploring and imagining the time when the mighty Chinook Indians lived on the land.
The State of Washington currently plans to close around 25% of their state parks. They plan to “mothball” Fort Columbia because it is one of the lowest income producing parks in the system. Mothballing means that the gates will be chained and the park closed. This is a tragedy for the State of Washington, for our visitors and for the residents who love this park. The historic significance of Fort Columbia is important–and the vista’s from the park are simply beautiful. Perhaps there will be a reprieve. When you come stay at Boreas Inn, you should visit Fort Columbia and revel in it’s beauty and hike on it’s trails. You will never forget it!
March 24th, 2009 by susiegoldsmith
We have been honored to be nominated for King 5′s Best of The Northwest in the Bed and Breakfast Category. As one of our many friends and family members, we know you share our excitement about this nomination! Now let’s Rock The Vote! Bill and I would be grateful if you could take a few moments out of your busy lives, remember the respite that is Boreas, and follow the attached link to our photo and name and give us a “yea” vote!
Most of you have friends and family who know Boreas Inn. I’m sending this letter out to only a few of you. It would be so appreciated, if you are so inclined, if you would forward this email to your friends and family who know us. You are all #1 with us, let’s make Boreas #1 with King 5! Here’s the link:
(Scroll down until you see our image and name–it wanders around the two pages of nominated inns. Just press the button and your vote is in!!)
If you haven’t come to visit recently, please come see us! Business has been down as you might expect, and we would love to welcome you back! If this email is a duplicate, please excuse me! Please look forward to a newsletter in the next month or so!
Bill and I send our thanks and our very best to you! Write us if you haven’t been in touch!
Warm regards from Susie and Bill
February 28th, 2009 by susiegoldsmith
These guys can play!
Northern Departure, a new bluegrass band based out of Seattle, is composed of four extremely talented young men who play with their hearts. Their intricate banjo, guitar and fiddle music will make you HAPPY. It’s hard to believe they haven’t played together for years! I listened to their music on YouTube and was blown away by their talent. So come stay at Boreas Inn March 27, 28, 29th and attend the 5th annual Long Beach Blue Grass Festival. Along with Northern Departure, Charlie Sizemore, Lee Highway, the Cascade Mountain Boys, Old Circle, Ferm Hill, Runway Train and a couple of other banjo picking, fiddling, singing, guitar playing geniuses will be lining up to entertain you. There will be 20 45- minute sets, workshops, jams and a band scramble. Sunday morning is all gospel. The entire festival is within a mile of the Inn, so if you play or sing, bring your voice, your instrument and your sweetheart and have a ball. We will take care of making your dinner reservations! This will be a weekend to remember–you will forget your troubles and tap your toes until they hurt. Eat the finest breakfast around after you snuggle down and sleep in your lofty featherbed at Boreas Inn. This event is just one of many festivals on the Long Beach Washington Peninsula. There is always something happening here! Reserve early!! Mention this blog and you will receive $25 per night discount on a two night minimum stay!
February 27th, 2009 by susiegoldsmith