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Month: June 2013

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – June 24-30

It’s hard to believe that June is almost over! Then again, this time of year is when you’ll find some of the year’s best local activities. Here’s a snapshot of our favorite events taking place this week on Bainbridge Island. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island!

Monday, June 24

Photography Workshop with Charles Needle
8:00 am – 5:15 pm @ The Bloedel Reserve (7571 Dolphin Drive)
Making great pictures of flowers and gardens requires skill and patience. Learn how to craft a truly great garden photograph and capture the essence or “spirit” of your garden using a digital camera. Charles will discuss the concept of “intimate landscape” and teach tips for proper exposure, composition and lighting. Register: (206) 842-7631. Includes lunch.! Admission: Members: $160; Non-members: $180; Includes lunch.

Tuesday, June 25

Japanese Half-Day Camp for Kids
9:00 – 11:45 pm; or 12:00 – 2:45 pm @ 8553 NE Day Road
Sugoi Experience Japan presents this half-day camp packed with fun activities with three guest teachers from Japan. Make paper swords for a Noh “Samurai” performance, create silk fabric collage and experience Ki-Aikido movement. Ages 6 to 12. Admission: $48 (plus $10 materials fee)

Wednesday, June 26

Bainbridge Library Book Group
7:00 – 8:00 pm @ Bainbridge Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue N)
The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff. A novel set in the world of the Mormon Church that intertwines a fictional memoir by Brigham Young’s nineteenth wife and a contemporary murder mystery about a woman accused of killing her polygamist husband. For more information, visit www.krl.org or call 842-4162. Admission: Free

Thursday, June 27

Continuing French for Travelers
7:00 – 8:00 pm @ The Traveler (265 Winslow Way E)
This workshop offers continuing French for travelers via the textbook, French for Dummies. Copies are available at the Traveler. Classes will be held on June 27th, July 11th, July 25th and August 1st. Catch this first session! Admission: $75

Friday, June 28

The Salon: A Forum for Conversation
1:00 – 2:30 pm @ Bainbridge Public Library (1270 Madison Ave N)
The Salon is for men and women who enjoy stimulating conversation and wish to learn from others in civil dialogue.Topics will vary, but the mode will be general interest subjects that impact the public. The Salon meets April – October 2013 in the large meeting room at the Bainbridge Library. For more information, visit www.krl.org or call 842-4162. Admission: Free

Saturday, June 29

53rd Annual Bainbridge Island Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale
8:00 am – 2:00 pm @ Woodward Middle School (9125 Sportsman Club Rd)
Is this the world’s largest rummage sale? Imagine this – 6 acres of stuff that combines your grandmother’s estate sale, your father’s tool sale and your mother’s moving sale. Add a church rummage sale, a neighborhood garage sale and the inventory of 10 bike stores. With pizza and hot dogs. What better way to spend a sunny Saturday in June? Admission: Free

Sunday, June 30

The Samurai Warrior on the Noh Stage
Doors Open: 5:30 pm; Exhibit: 6:00 – 7:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way E)
(From the B.I. Chamber) A rare opportunity to see the world’s oldest surviving theatrical art. The performance features Munenori Takeda, member of a family of Noh performers whose lineage goes back 700 years in Japan. In this interactive workshop audience members can view the performance, study many fascinating facts about Noh and learn to sing the lines along with the players. At Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Admission: $35


Have an event you think we should feature on the Bainbridge Island Lodging Association‘s “Things To Do” Weekly Calendar? Send it to us at: info@bainbridgelodging.com. Thank you!

The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association is a group of more than 20 lodges, inns, guesthouses, suites, boutique hotels, cottages, and B&B’s on Bainbridge Island, WA. BILA is dedicated to bringing you quality accommodation on a beautiful island. Visit our website for events and experiences, and of course, for your vacation rentals.

Bainbridge Island Guesthouse Spotlight: Pacific Willow Lodge

The Pacific Willow Lodge is a very unique and special log home. Rustic, yet comfortable with a large kitchen, two master suites, hot tub and perfect location for relaxing family vacations, the lodge is a special property that the owners hope guests enjoy as much as they love the home, neighborhood and setting.

The Pacific Willow Lodge is comprised of several bedrooms, including:

The Grand Forest Room
The serenity of being in a secluded forest, surrounded by the woody browns and earthy greens describes peaceful nights in this room. This room has a northern view of the forest and limited view of the Olympic mountains. You will share access to a large two sink, bathtub, shower in the jungle bathroom.

The Eagle Harbor Room
The calming effect of gazing out the window and privacy and nothing but the large hemlocks and grand firs is one of the highlights of the Eagle Harbor room. A queen sized bed, large closet and comfortable chair are components of the Eagle Harbor room along with a northern and limited view of the mountains and the forest. You will have shared access to a large two sink, bathtub, shower in the jungle bathroom.

The Madison Bay Suite
The largest of the rooms downstairs has a private entrance, and a queen sized bed with a private bathroom and large shower. There is a corner with a sofa and a few chairs to relax and view the Olympic mountains and incredible sunsets.

The Pacific Willow Lodge includes a downstairs public area with the perfect ambiance for escaping busy lives and relaxing in this special home on beautiful Bainbridge Island.

In addition, the Pacific Willow Lodge is connected with several area chefs, yoga instructors, artists and authors who will hold scheduled classes and overnight getaways. For example, the lodge’s cooking classes consist of chefs who lead culinary sessions for 2-4 couples/guests. Participants learn cooking techniques and recipes while relaxing in a lodge style setting that faces the beautiful Olympic Mountains range. The kitchen is a large open kitchen with an adjacent dining room.

The yoga retreats are held with 2-4 couples/guests practicing yoga sessions by day, soaks in the hot tub by night and morning hikes in the surrounding trails of the Grand Forest. Guests staying overnight will focus on regrouping, refreshing and relaxing at Pacific Willow Lodge for a renewed sense of inner peace and calm.

Finally, the authors and artists workshops provide talented folks with a new venue for sharing thoughts, techniques and to experience nature and local wildlife of this peaceful setting in a very special and quiet neighborhood. Sometimes taking a night or two in a new location can provide just the inspiration you need for bringing new art, through pen and brush, into the world! The new Bainbridge Island Art Museum (BIMA) just opened, adding to more reason to come, stay and tour Bainbridge Island.

Walk out the back door to 2.5 acres next to miles of trails to enjoy the outdoors, surrounded by large pine, hemlock and cedars with an occasional deer, coyote and/or eagle sighting.
4000 square foot home in quiet neighborhood conveniently located near golf, tennis, horse farms, hiking trails and only ten minutes from the ferry into downtown Winslow or to the Seattle ferry.

To inquire about booking a stay at Pacific Willow Lodge, contact Judy Simpson at (206) 855-1622 or email her at: pacificwillowlodge@gmail.com.

The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association is a group of more than 20 lodges, inns, guesthouses, suites, boutique hotels, cottages, and B&B’s on Bainbridge Island, WA. BILA is dedicated to bringing you quality accommodation on a beautiful island. Visit our website for events and experiences, and of course, for your vacation rentals.

Bainbridge Island Guesthouse Spotlight: Seabold Cottage

As we thought about which of the Bainbridge Island Lodging Association‘s member inns to profile next on our Island Guesthouse Spotlight, we wanted to choose a private, romantic getaway, perfect for a summer escape.

Tucked among towering cedar trees, the Seabold Cottage offers a peaceful and uniquely Northwestern hideaway. Curl up in front of the wood burning stove with a good book or the love of your life. Linger over your second cup of tea on the deck overlooking the tranquil and spectacular gardens. Stretch your legs with a stroll down to the beach, a bike ride along our shady, quiet lanes or go swan watching at the internationally renowned Bloedel Reserve just down the road. Or, simply sit back in the cushioned porch chairs and recharge your batteries.

 

Whether your escape to Seabold Cottage is for a romantic weekend or for an extended stay, you can start each day with a steaming pot of locally-roasted premium coffee. And, should you choose, you can also enjoy freshly baked morning muffins and bread from Bainbridge Island’s own Blackbird Bakery, as well as juice and a newspaper, all delivered to you front door!

 

In terms of the cottage’s furnishings, the queen-size bed in the bedroom is adorned with premium bedding and a plush goose down comforter. Fresh flowers add to the already light and airy atmosphere. Guests who desire more of a lime light can adjust the wooden blinds located throughout the cottage.

The Seabold Cottage‘s Sitting Room has all the comforts of home, including satellite TV, a VCR and stereo system, as well as a library of books and videos. For extra guests, the sofa folds out into a double bed. The unit also contains a table, chairs and a desk.

 

The Seabold Cottage‘s Kitchenette is fully equipped with a sink, refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker and an assortment of teas. The private bathroom has a shower, pedestal sink, always fluffy towels, and designer bathrobes for your comfort.

Beyond the cottage is a 1.5-acre parcel featuring specimen plantings, a small orchard, rose and perennial gardens, and a professionally designed vegetable garden. The grounds include a covered deck, which is covered in case of a sprinkle or the midday sun.

Perhaps the best way to describe the charm of Seabold Cottage is to excerpt some testimonials from recent guests.

“A wonderful quiet time away. We enjoyed the privacy, the beautiful and charming decor and all the little extras that made us feel pampered.” -Steve, Edgewood, WA

“Simply the best! Rustic elegance – very warm & inviting, every attention to detail was made. Thoughtful & comfortable place. We will be back for sure.” -Parke, Aspen, CO

If you’re looking for short- or long-term vacation rental accommodations on Bainbridge Island, consider rejuvenating at Seabold Cottage, where you’ll be refreshed and ready for the world outside by the time you leave. In the words of Cottage Innkeeper Judy Simpson, “Our door is always open for your return.”

To inquire about booking a stay at Seabold Cottage, visit their webpage or contact Judy Simpson at (206) 842-4032.

The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association is a group of more than 20 lodges, inns, guesthouses, suites, boutique hotels, cottages, and B&B’s on Bainbridge Island, WA. BILA is dedicated to bringing you quality accommodation on a beautiful island. Visit our website for events and experiences, and of course, for your vacation rentals.

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – June 17-23, 2013

This week we officially kick off the glorious summer season on Bainbridge Island, with incredibly long days – a whopping 16 hours of daylight! To celebrate our Island summer,  here is the Bainbridge Island Lodging Association’s round-up of the best local activities taking place this week. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island!

Monday, June 17

Bainbridge Island Meditation Group
7:00 – 8:00 pm @ Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church (11042 Sunrise Drive NE)
The Bainbridge Island Meditation Group is a drop-in group dedicated to supporting the meditation practice of people living in the Bainbridge Island area. Previous vipassana practice and/or previous attendance at an beginning mediation class is helpful, but not essential. Admission: $2 (Suggested Donation)

Tuesday, June 18

Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable
7:00 – 8:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Library (1270 Madison Ave N)
An event tailor made for the aspiring local journalist. During this week’s event, experts including Michael Cyger, Vicki Wilson and Erin Jennings present, “From Proposal to Press: Writing for Bainbridge Island Magazine.” Admission: Free

Wednesday, June 19

Bainbridge Dance Center’s 32nd Annual Student Performance
7:00 pm @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (200 Madison Avenue N)
Six great performances showcase more than 180 students, ages 4-18. The youngest students demonstrate pre-technique movement while beginning through advanced students perform choreography in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap techniques. Choreography for these students is thoughtfully created by BDC’s faculty members. Please join Bainbridge Dance Center for its annual celebration. Admission: $17 Adults; $13 for Seniors, youths, students, military and teachers

Thursday, June 20

Microsoft, Wi-Fi and the Future
5:30 – 7:00 pm @ Office Xpats at the Pavilion (403 Madison Ave N, #240)
This tech-themed event will focus on the new Microsoft Windows 8, Office 2013, Microsoft 365 and the free Wi-Fi coming to Bainbridge. Jason Omens of Office Xpats will discuss how to bring your office into the 21st Century. This is free event has limited seating, so attendees must reserve seats in advance here. Admission: Free

Friday, June 21

Building a Sustainable Economy Lecture Series: “Social Purpose Investing”
5:30 – 7:00 pm @ Bainbridge Public Library (1270 Madison Ave N)
Featuring Michael “Luni” Libes, Serial Entrepreneur. Explore the similarities of philanthropy and social purpose investing through stories from Luni’s Fledge program, helping “impact” entrepreneurs with their business planning and launch. Admission: Free, but space is limited. Register here.

Saturday, June 22

Family Weekend with the Kids Discovery Museum (KiDiMu)
10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Sat); 12:00 – 4:00 pm (Sun) @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way E)
This special weekend of family-friendly events includes a Bainbridge Island Storymakers Studio, hands-on art activities, art demonstrations and musical entertainment on the Plaza, as well as the opportunity to meet artist and children’s book author Barbara Helen Berger. Admission: Free

Sunday, June 23

Bainbridge Island Winery Tour Weekend
12:00 – 5:00 pm (Sat-Sun) @ 7 Bainbridge Island Wineries
Visit seven cozy artisanal Bainbridge Island wineries as part of this summer tradition. All wineries are open for tours and tasting this weekend, where you can meet the winemakers and taste classic favorites from grapes grown east of the mountains, as well as a few island-grown delights! As our island wineries are very intimate (small), groups should be under 6 persons.


Have an event you think we should feature on the Bainbridge Island Lodging Association‘s “Things To Do” Weekly Calendar? Send it to us at: info@bainbridgelodging.com. Thank you!

The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association is a group of more than 20 lodges, inns, guesthouses, suites, boutique hotels, cottages, and B&B’s on Bainbridge Island, WA. BILA is dedicated to bringing you quality accommodation on a beautiful island. Visit our website for events and experiences, and of course, for your vacation rentals.

Guesthouse Spotlight: The Nest on Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island’s western side faces the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas. Situated on a short, quiet lane on this tranquil part of the Island is The Nest on Bainbridge Island, a lovely guesthouse that provides a respite of calm away from city, traffic and noise. In fact, the only break in the quiet might be a bald eagle, chirping birds or a boat passing by on the water below.

The Nest on Bainbridge Island is just a short stroll past two neighboring driveways to  beach access where guests can explore sea life or just enjoy life on a beach. Other activities are also nearby, including one of Bainbridge Island’s best green spaces. An easy, one-mile walk will take you to Battle Point Park, which features a large duck pond, extensive walking trails, a huge jungle gym for kids and tennis courts.

Slightly farther afield (3 miles) is the public Meadowmeer Golf Course. Five miles away is downtown Winslow, Bainbridge Island’s city center, which boasts amazing restaurants, galleries and shops to investigate. For the horticulturalist, The Nest on Bainbridge Island is located about one mile from the famed Bainbridge Gardens nursery. Also on site is the wonderful New Rose Café, which is a great spot for lunch, a latte or cookie. Despite these many area attractions, many guests say that they would happily just stay in The Nest on Bainbridge Island without going anywhere else!

The Nest on Bainbridge Island is completely self-contained and private. The host and owner, Hilary L. Newberry, has provided an outdoor sitting area that includes a bistro table and chairs where guests can sit and enjoy the view while sipping a glass of locally-produced wine or enjoying a meal. “It is beyond our expectations!” is a remark The Nest on Bainbridge Island‘s owners hear frequently from their guests.

In addition to its tranquil location and nearby attractions, The Nest on Bainbridge Island is furnished with a very comfortable queen-size bed and a large sofa that can accommodate a third person. The guesthouse linens are made from 100 percent cotton and a high thread count. Guests are treated to a continental breakfast of coffee (regular and decaf), teas, milk, sweetener and a breakfast bread/pastry for each guest’s first morning. Of course, requests for additional food or wine are accommodated for an added fee.

To inquire about booking a stay at The Nest on Bainbridge Island, contact Hilary L. Newberry at (206) 399-8674 or email her at: hilarynewb@comcast.net.

The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association is a group of more than 20 lodges, inns, guesthouses, suites, boutique hotels, cottages, and B&B’s on Bainbridge Island, WA. BILA is dedicated to bringing you quality accommodation on a beautiful island. Visit our website for events and experiences, and of course, for your vacation rentals.

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – June 10-15, 2013

Although summer doesn’t officially start until the end of next week, early June is a lovely time of year on Bainbridge Island to get out and see all that Island life has to offer. Here are some of the best local activities taking place this week. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island!

Monday, June 10

Sacred Groove Ecstatic Dance
10:15 am – 12:00 pm @ Strawberry Hill Mini-Gym (7666 NE High School Rd)
Inspired by Gabrielle Roth’s 5 Rhythms/Sweat Your Prayers, this weekly groove session facilitated by Mary Short and David Franklin brings together a rich tapestry of music and community to help participants to let go of and transform their burdens! Admission: $12/session

Tuesday, June 11

Travelogue: Rowing into the Son
7:30 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Library (1270 Madison Ave N)
Jordan Hanssen was born in Alabama and raised in England, Ireland, New Mexico, and Washington State. In 2006 he rowed from New York to England with three others in a 29-foot rowboat, and Rowing Into the Son tells his story about that experience.

Wednesday, June 12

No More Schoolapalooza!
“Noon-ish” @ Waterfront Park (301 Shannon Dr SE)
Celebrate the last day of school and the beginning of summer at the performance stage in Waterfront Park. Enjoy a full afternoon of local live music, frisbee or football! Admission: Free

Thursday, June 13

Author Book Reading: Good Life Lab with Wendy Tremayne
7:30 – 8:30 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way E)
Bainbridge Island’s premier purveyor of fine new and used books continues its popular guest author series when New Mexico writer Wendy Tremayne talks about her book, The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments on Hands-On Living.

Friday, June 14

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) Grand Opening
11:15 am – 6:00 pm @ BIMA (550 Winslow Way E)
The big day is arriving! A new island landmark will arrive with the grand opening of the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art this Friday at the corner of Winslow Way and Highway 305. Inaugural exhibitions feature over 50 artists. Arrive right at 11:15 am for the ribbon cutting ceremony! Admission: Free

Saturday, June 15

Bainbridge Island Wooden Boat Festival
10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Sat); 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Sun) @ Harbor Pub Marina
Enjoy this celebration of almost 50 wooden boats on Bainbridge Island. Meet the owners and artisans who keep these boats ship-shape, enjoy live music, and experience a bit of what makes Island life unique!


Have an event you think we should feature on the Bainbridge Island Lodging Association‘s “Things To Do” Weekly Calendar? Send it to us at: info@bainbridgelodging.com. Thank you!

The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association is a group of more than 20 lodges, inns, guesthouses, suites, boutique hotels, cottages, and B&B’s on Bainbridge Island, WA. BILA is dedicated to bringing you quality accommodation on a beautiful island. Visit our website for events and experiences, and of course, for your vacation rentals.
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