Posts Tagged ‘Long Beach Bed and Breakfast’

The Weather Outside is Frightful!

January 11th, 2011 by Susie Goldsmith

Winter months are the best for viewing the surf from your car at Cape D.

It’s blowing hard in Long Beach, Washington. The weather is stormy, cold and for awhile this afternoon, the snowflakes were waltzing in all directions with the wind gusts directing their ballet!  It was a joyful dance.  Now it’s much warmer, 36,  and rainy with gusty winds up to 30 or so.  We had a relaxing holiday season with mellow guests and fireplaces crackling. Now it’s calm and far too peaceful, except for the weather.  So the inn is getting painted, a little at a time by Bill.  This weekend is looking quieter than most MLK weekends are.  Ask for our Walk-in Special if you are very last minute in making plans!  We are ready for guests…and we hope that they come!  We have a few rooms remaining for Valentine’s Day weekend, February 11,12  and President’s Day weekend 18, 19, 20.  I have been blocking out rooms for the Kite Festival and we have two upstairs rooms open for the week of August 14-21.  The Stargazer is open the 18,19,20 of August for a three night stay.   I know it’s far from now…but as they say, I’m just sayin’…!

Dungeness Crab Cakes and Champagne on New Years’ Day 2011 at Boreas Inn!

December 1st, 2010 by Susie Goldsmith

Do you have three days over New Years’ Eve weekend to stay in the loveliest, most relaxing, and indulgent B&B in the State?  Oh come on, pamper yourselves.  Start 2011 with three glorious nights in our beautiful beds, eat three of the best breakfasts possible, including attending our 14th Dungeness Crab Cake and Champagne Brunch on New Years’ Day.  We include the extra courses as our gift to you on January 1, 2011.  (Can you believe it’s 2011?)  We will make your dinner reservations for you–including New Years’ Eve!   So come stay in luxury, dine in elegance and let us ease you into 2011.  $595 includes tax for three nights, three perfectly prepared breakfasts and the best time you’ve had in years!!  Invite your best friends and come to Boreas Inn for the celebration!   The ocean is calling you….and so are Susie and Bill… “Come to Boreas!”

PS.  Our newest restaurant and bar, The Lost Roo, has six large screen TV’s if you would like to watch football on New Years Day.  Your innkeepers will go with you!

Boreas Inn’s 14th Annual Crab Cake and Champagne Brunch Weekend!

There is a three-night minimum over New Years Eve weekend, you pick the days and we will provide you with first class service, fine gourmet breakfast cuisine, the most delicious fresh Dungeness Crab Cakes ever and incredible relaxation!

The Willapa National Wildlife Refuge Walk on February 13th

January 29th, 2010 by Susie Goldsmith

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, ksayce@willapabay.org (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.

Boreas Inn named in Four Categories in the 2010 "Best of the Discovery Coast"!

December 30th, 2009 by Susie Goldsmith

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!)

The Weekend the Hughes and the Carpenters Came to Boreas!

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!

The Hughes and the Carpenters Prank Susie and Bill

The Hughes and the Carpenters Prank Susie and Bill

Boreas Inn named 2009 "Top 5 B&B" in KING 5 TV's "Northwest Best Escapes"

May 5th, 2009 by Susie Goldsmith

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!

An Ode to Fort Columbia State Park Near Long Beach, WA

April 3rd, 2009 by Susie Goldsmith

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!

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!

Orchids in the Inn

February 27th, 2009 by Susie Goldsmith

Orchids in The Stargazer
Orchids in The Stargazer

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

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