Posts Tagged ‘Boreas Inn’

Northern Departure to Play Long Beach Bluegrass Festival, March 27-29

February 28th, 2009 by Susie Goldsmith

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!

Pretty Snow Day

February 26th, 2009 by Susie Goldsmith

So it started hailing/sleeting/snowing before dark last night and left just a sprinkling of white stuff on the ground and roof tops this morning.  The ice crystals were intermingled with darting snow flakes last evening. It was beautiful, like little itty bitty fighter kites darting here and there–but they were snow flakes with very independent minds. Today dawned crystal clear and overall, it was a beautiful day today in the 50’s.  Bill saw a whale out in front, heading south, last weekend–probably a gray whale.  There are reportedly bait fish and early spring Chinook at the Mouth of the Columbia and it’s rumored that J, K and L pods of Orca’s may be coming from the Puget Sound for brunch.  (We haven’t seen Orca’s so far–but perhaps the cruiser Bill saw last weekend was an Orca!) So this might be an interesting whale watching weekend.  But who can ever tell what the “big ones” are planning.  The Long Beach Peninsula is full of wonder and delight.  Here’s an early afternoon shot of the sky and the ocean in front of the inn.  Come visit!

Just Another Day in Paradise

Just Another Day in Paradise

World Kite Museum Event "China Then & Now" February 7th & 8th

February 4th, 2009 by Susie Goldsmith

This weekend promises to be another fine World Kite Museum event in Long Beach, Washington! To honor Chinese New Year,  “China Then and Now” is a celebration taking place on February 7th and 8th from 10 am-4 pm at the World Kite Museum, right down the street from Boreas Inn. There will be exhibits including Chinese kites, puppets, stamps, hand painted silk and bamboo kites and photographs. You will be able to participate in cultural and artistic events. There will be Mah Jong games with demonstrations and “Make it and Take It” Projects with some of our finest local artists. You can learn to make Asian Greeting Cards with Annie Unwin, discover Sumic Painting with Chris Goodwin and the Kite Museum staff and volunteers will guide you in Chinese lantern making, Chinese knotting and Red Paper Cutting. So if you would like to see, experience and even take home a project that you have made, this event promises to be not only visually beautiful, but a fun and interesting experience in making your own souvenirs! It’s been warm and beautiful at the beach, so come experience a unique mid-winter weekend in Long Beach. We have a couple of openings at the inn and will set up your dinners at our local favorite spots. This will be a glorious weekend! (There is also a clam dig this weekend!)

Winter Wonderland Enough Already!

December 22nd, 2008 by Susie Goldsmith

Through the ornaments to the west gardens and ocean beyond.

Through the ornaments to the west gardens and ocean beyond.

The Garden Suite gardens blanketed in snow

The Garden Suite gardens blanketed in snow.

I think images will say much more than words.  We have had a series of spectacular storms–most unusual for this part of the Pacific Northwest.

Normal if You Live In Alaska!

Normal if You Live In Alaska!

A Warm Weather Walk and Decorating for the Holidays

December 5th, 2008 by Susie Goldsmith

Bill and I just went for a very long walk in beautiful warm December weather.  The beach was empty except for people in the distance.  The surf looked perfect for riding waves and indeed there were sea lions surfing out on the large clean-breaking line of surf.  Crabbing season opened this week and we spotted a number of crab boats and crab pot floats.  We can’t wait to sample the Dungeness crab this weekend!  We will be having our annual Decorating Party this weekend and have found a lush Hannukah Bush (aka Christmas Tree) to decorate.  There are cedar boughs already decorating the outside of the inn along with our usual twinkling white lites and some holiday red and green lights.  Last night, we were treated to dinner by Mary Berscheidt, one of our dearest guests, at one of our very favorite restaurants in the Pacific Northwest,  The Port Bistro. The chop salad and the “baseball cut” New York Steak was perfect and the new dessert menu was tempting.  Indeed, we gave into temptation.  Bill had the flourless chocolate cake, I had the Port Wine Berry Cobbler and Mary had the triple sorbets made with fresh fruit.  We had a much-needed wonderful time and our friends, Larry and Jennifer, the chef/owners, were able to spend some time with us.  We have rooms left for after Christmas and our New Years’ Crabcake and Champagne Brunch. We can’t guarantee this beautiful weather–but it’s always beautiful at Boreas!

First Razor Clam Tide is on October 17-19, 2008!

October 6th, 2008 by Susie Goldsmith

These beautiful bi-valves will light up your taste buds if you come to Long Beach, WA to dig them on October 17-19. The first clam tide of autumn coincides with Boreas Inn’s Wild Mushroom Celebration Weekend. Indulge in mushrooms and razor clams, two of our favorite things to eat, all in one weekend! Yum!

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