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’…!
Posts Tagged ‘Unique dining’
January 11th, 2011 by susiegoldsmith
August 19th, 2010 by susiegoldsmith
Boreas Inn’s 9TH Annual Wild Mushroom Celebration!
This year’s Wild Mushroom Celebration is October 22th- October 24th. 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 Restaurant.
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 package is $550 per couple all inclusive. $595 for the Dunes Suite. Without the wine courses, the cost is $510 per couple all inclusive and $555 for the Dunes Suite.
The menu for The Depot Dinner is, as usual, wonderful. We haven’t selected the wine pairings yet…
Melange of Roasted Wild Mushrooms in a Cream Sauce on Crostini with Fresh Goat Cheese and Shave Pec0rino Romano Cheese
Sherried Chanterelle Mushroom Demi Glace on Wild Mushroom Risotto with Fresh Catch of the Day or 6 oz Filet Mignon
Triple Truffle Chocolate Brownie and Hazlenut Gelato Ice Cream Pie
February 20th, 2010 by susiegoldsmith
The thermometers have been reading in the 70′s in the sun and in the 60′s in the shade and we are ever so grateful to celebrate this precious sunshine in our mild winter season. If we say this too loudly, winter will return, as gentle as it has been this season. So shhhhhh! It has snowed in March the last two years; just when we thought we had sailed through winter into springtime. Long Beach, Washington weather is tough to predict–and always a surprise–but thinking back the 15 seasons we’ve been here, this isn’t all that unusual for February!
I baked a Pineapple Toasted Macadamia Nut coffee cake for one of the pastry courses for our guests for tomorrow’s breakfast. Fine breakfast cuisine is our tradition at Boreas Inn and we hope that we rank with the best in the west at our romantic beach getaway in Long Beach, Washington! I will post the recipe on our website when I get a chance.
The mini-daffodils are so bright and hopeful on the front deck of the inn and the banners are bright against our residence. I have been fighting the urge to buy more spring plants–but know if I do, we will have a freeze. Guests are walking on the beach, exploring the lighthouses and dining at The Depot, Pelicano Restaurant and Jimella’s tonight for dinner. The best dining in the state of Washington is right here on the Peninsula. Lucky us!
We have rooms available for next weekend, the 26th and 27th of February–and even the Dunes Suite awaits your escape to the beach. The gray whales are cruising by and the North Head Lighthouse and the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center is a great place for spotting them! On occasion, they approach the jetty and scrape off their barnacles. Next weekend at the World Kite Museum, the Asian New Year Celebration continues with the spectacular kites of Malaysia and Singapore. The Kite Museum has the largest private collection of kites in the entire world and is well worth a visit–walking distance from Boreas!
So come dine at the source, sleep in the lap of luxury and play at the prettiest beach in the Northwest. Make each day a cause for celebration and we will be your co-conspirators in planning a quick getaway to Long Beach!
January 26th, 2010 by susiegoldsmith
Ah, winter on the Washington coast. There are many reasons why this is the ideal time to stay at a coastal bed and breakfast Washington: the quintessential Pacific Northwest experience, the solitude, the cleansing winds. These come together to create something special.
For starters, let’s talk about the weather. When there is no expectation that the the sun will shine, there can be no disappointment if the clouds remain. You’ll arrive prepared – with woolens and gortex in hand – ready to celebrate the misty beauty of Pacific Northwest beaches. And if it does turn out to be sunny, think how delighted you’ll be.
Then there is the food. Winter is the perfect time to stay at our bed and breakfast Washington because it is always more satisfying to eat in the winter. We crave comfort food. We dream of drinking buckets of hot coffee. We are willing to loosen our pants just the teensiest bit. Our inn offers a unique dining experience, with food like no other inn we know. We use all the fresh and local ingredients we can find, including wild mushrooms, oysters from Willapa and Shoalwater Bays, and wild Pacific fish caught by local fisherman.
Go for a pre-breakfast walk on the beach to stimulate the appetite, or sleep in and spend the afternoon walking off your feast. Or forget the walk and curl up with a book and a view to the sea. The important thing is that you allow yourself to indulge in the fresh baked breads, Susie’s fruit entrees, and Bill’s egg extravaganzas.
The incredible beauty of the Long Beach Peninsula is present no matter what the season or the weather. Bring your walking shoes and explore Cape Disappointment State Park. Or stay close to the inn and visit the Long Beach Boardwalk and Discovery Trail. If you can travel mid-week, you may find you have these spots to yourself. Even during winter weekends, you’re sure to find few crowds and ample solitude.
So come experience the winter coast at our bed and breakfast Washington.
Photo credit: Colby Perry
December 30th, 2009 by susiegoldsmith
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!)
October 31st, 2009 by susiegoldsmith
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!
March 11th, 2009 by susiegoldsmith
In this changing world, we find it is becoming more and more important to think about running a sustainable business. That is why Boreas Inn prides itself on being a Green Bed and Breakfast.
Let me share with you some of the things that our Washington Bed and Breakfast does to stay Green:
- We use environmentally sensitive amenities (shampoo, conditioner, soap etc.)
- Our Bed and Breakfast Washington is very diligent about recycling everything we can. We also use biodegradable trash bags whenever possible.
- Boreas sometimes offers “Voluntourism” or eco-tourism specials such as a wine package deal when guests volunteer to pick up trash off the beach during our Grass Roots Garbage Gang Beach Clean-ups that are quarterly. These big clean-ups are attended by hundreds of volunteers who clean up TONS of trash along 28 miles of beach on the Long Beach Peninsula. Check out Boreas Inn’s newest “Voluntourism” Special on our Package page. Guests can come anytime and participate!
- Boreas prides itself on unique dining, and as part of that we use as much organic produce & ingredients as we can.
- We ask our Bed and Breakfast Washington guests to hold on to whatever linens or towels they will use again to cut down on laundry water & detergent use. We do use environmentally sensitive laundry detergents and fabric softeners.
As you can see, we are committed to preserving not only our strip of coast but doing our part to spread the seed of conservation and sustainability to all those that cross our doorway. We hope to see you in Long Beach Washington soon!
January 14th, 2009 by susiegoldsmith
Are you looking for a unique culinary experience?
One of the best reasons to get out of bed at our Washington State Bed and Breakfast is the breakfast! We present a multi-course meal using local and creative ingredients. Bill’s egg entrees highlight our local chanterelle, lobster, hedgehog, oyster or porcini mushrooms. We serve over 20 varieties of local, wild mushrooms each year. We use smoked salmon, sturgeon and albacore caught by local fishermen from the Pacific and oysters from local Willapa and Shoalwater Bays. The homefries are seasoned with herbs from our garden.
We have sweet and savory dishes every morning, including pancakes with triple ginger and pumpkin, baked french toast with blueberries and waffles with lemon chiffon.
We start our unique dining experience every morning with fresh fruit entrees. It is a refreshing way to start the meal, as well as your whole day! An example of how you might start breakfast while in Long Beach Washington: a chilled four-berry soup topped with folded cream and chocolate mint from the garden. Wow! This Washington Bed and Breakfast also bakes their own pastries in the morning, using delicious and gourmet ingredients like pecans, macadamia nuts, and local cranberries.
Of course, no breakfast is complete without fresh, smooth and organic coffee. We also have lots of teas and hot cocoa!
We hope we will see you soon for some of our unique dining. Come for a Washington Coast Romantic Getaway!