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Vote for Boreas Inn on KING 5 Best of the Northwest !

March 24th, 2009 by Susie Goldsmith

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

Oceanside view of Boreas Inn

Oceanside view of 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!

"Mug Shot" Boreas Inn's new Deneen Pottery Mugs!

February 19th, 2009 by Susie Goldsmith

For years we had famous hand-thrown Deneen Mugs (Cloth & Clay was the original company name).  We recently decided to re-design the mugs with our logo instead of the pen and ink rendition of the inn, and in working with the talented staff at Deneen Pottery, we came up with new mugs! They are simply gorgeous.  We picked two different color combinations: dark blue with hunter white marbling and dark blue with pale blue/white marbling.  We have them on sale for $17.95 per mug or $34 for two.  Deneen Pottery ‘s head honcho, Niles Deneen, is a joy to work with.  We are so tickled with the three dimensional depth of the logo and the photo’s I took do not do the work justice.  Being hand-thrown, these mugs are painstakingly hand-crafted.  A rarity in today’s outsourced world!  If you’d like a mug, we can send them to you! (We have to add $8.00 for shipping plus tax.)  Please let us know if you’d like one or two.  They are collectible.  We may soon be having a special with a free mug for a two night stay!  So watch for that!  Check out my “Mug Shot”!

Our Brand New Logo Mugs

Our Brand New Logo Mugs

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!)

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!

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