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Month: July 2013

Bainbridge Island Waterfront Rental: Rising Moon Beach House

If you’re looking for the quintessential Bainbridge Island vacation rental, go no further than the Rising Moon Beach House.

Perched on a bluff overlooking Puget Sound on Bainbridge Island’s Skiff Point, this luxury Bainbridge Island waterfront rental house boasts a hot tub and 200-degree views of downtown Seattle and majestic Mt. Rainier from virtually every room!

Spectacular in any season, The Rising Moon Beach House‘s crown jewel is the master suite, with panoramic views day and night from seven-foot windows. Connected to the suite is a private furnished deck (perfect for morning coffee), and a deep soaking tub in a tiled, slate-floored bathroom. Enjoy the ever-changing view from your windows and yard – cargo ships, Coast Guard cutters and tug boats heading into Elliott Bay.

Beyond the Rising Moon Beach House‘s master suite is a second bedroom that features designer linens in Asian motif. The living and dining areas include a gas fireplace and a huge deck with outdoor seating and a gas barbecue. A fully equipped kitchen, laundry room with new washer and dryer, a seasonal hot tub, and even a piano round out the living areas.

For the nature lover, night and day, wildlife abounds along Bainbridge Island’s Skiff Point. Birds from swallows and loons to osprey and bald eagles are regularly seen. The Rising Moon Beach House boasts a year-round population of iridescent throated hummingbirds that frequent the deck. Further afield, Orca and pilot whales, sea lions, seals, and otters frolic in Puget Sound.

The Rising Moon Beach House is located just three miles from the Seattle-Bainbridge Island ferry. It’s also an easy stroll to one of Bainbridge Island’s favorite walking beaches, to the historic Rolling Bay Café or the Island Music Center for an evening of jazz or bluegrass.

Rates & Booking

For complete information about the Rising Moon Beach House‘s amenities, availability, rates and booking, please visit their complete listing.

The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association (BILA) is comprised of 25 vacation rentals, guest houses, bed and breakfasts (B&B), boutique hotels, inns and cottages on Bainbridge Island, in Washington State. BILA is dedicated to bringing you quality accommodation on our beautiful island in the Pacific Northwest. Visit our website for Bainbridge Island events and attractions, and of course, for your vacation rentals.

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – July 29-August 4

It’s hard to believe, but the month of August gets underway this week. This summer that means the start of the Bainbridge Performing Arts Shakespeare Society’s popular “The Bard at IslandWood” will kick-off for a week-long run. That’s not all! Count on the fine folks at Kids’ Discovery Museum and the Bainbridge Island Public Library to provide family-friendly camps and performances. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island!

Monday, July 29

Camp Build It at Kids’ Discovery Museum
12:30 – 4:30 pm @ Kids’ Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane NE)
Tinker time! Put on your thinking hard hat and experiment with engineering. Campers, 5-7, will wear many hats when they join the KiDiMu Crew. They will “play architects” to develop their own idea, inspired by nature or a human-made structure of their choice. Like engineers, they will use scientific questions and experiment with different materials to plan and test their design. And just like a real construction crew, they will learn tool safety and work as a team to build their final project. In the process campers will learn how trial and error leads to success. Admission: Call for Availability and registration

Tuesday, July 30

Kitsap Regional Library Presents: Alex Zerbe
3:00 – 4:00 pm @ Commodore Commons Cafeteria (9350 NE High School Road)
Join Alex Zerbe, a gifted physical comedian and human cartoon, as he combines his incredible juggling skills, beat-boxing performances, music looping, silly dances and funny raps to entertain children and the young at heart! Zerbe is a two-time Guinness World Record holder who was voted Seattle’s Funniest Prop Comic. He has also appeared on several primetime television shows, including “America’s Got Talent” and “Last Comic Standing.” Admission: Free

Wednesday, July 31

Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island’s Uganda Committee Meeting
4:00 – 5:00 pm @ Sterling Savings Bank (600 Winslow Way E.)
A major initiative of the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island is to provide clean water for citizens of the Kaberamaido and adjacent districts in Uganda. With a goal of drilling 50+ deep wells during the next three years, the club has launched a unique effort to enlist the financial support of a number of other Rotary Clubs both in this area and across the US, churches, organizations and individuals.  The cost to drill each well is from $5,500 to $7,000. Learn more about this important initiative at the committees July meeting. Admission: Free

Thursday, August 1

The Bainbridge Performing Arts Shakespeare Society Presents: The Bard at IslandWood
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
In the Summer of 2013, Shakespeare in the woods comes to Bainbridge Island. For one week in August, IslandWood’s Creaky Tree Meadow will transform into a stage for the BPA Shakespeare Society’s production of The Tempest. The Bard’s final play, this tale of vengeance, redemption, courtship, and art asks questions about loyalty. Taking place on an island, a marooned magician and his daughter come into contact with those that set them there. But is revenge worth the cost when time is running out? A story about magic, romance, and regret, The Tempest will entertain audiences of all ages, especially by taking advantage of the natural beauty of the Northwest. Performances begin on Aug. 1 and run through the 8th. Admission: Check the website

Friday, August 2

First Friday Art Walk on Bainbridge Island
6:00 – 8:00 pm @ Location (Address)
Join your neighbors and fellow art lovers for this monthly tradition on Bainbridge Island. The 1st Fridays Art Walk includes dozens of downtown Winslow venues – from art galleries to businesses, from the Bainbridge Island Public Library to Bainbridge Arts & Crafts. A number of local restaurants also join in the fun, offering art goers the opportunity to try small bites from their menus. Most businesses are located on Winslow Way. Admission: Free

Saturday, August 3

Click! It’s a Digital Download Class at the Bainbridge Public Library
1:00 – 3:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue N.)
Join the Bainbridge Island Public Library and learn how to download library eBooks, audiobooks and music to your computer or portable device. It’s a great way to take advantage of the Library’s collection of digital resources. Class size is limited. Pre-register at the Bainbridge Public Library information desk or call the library at 206.842.4162! Admission: Free

Sunday, August 4

Bainbridge Island ‘Matsuri’ Summer Festival of Japanese Culture
10:30 am – 9:00 pm @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
Translated as “festival” in Japanese, ‘Matsuri’ on Bainbridge Island celebrates the rich and unique culture of Japan by providing many great performances and workshops such as real samurai from Japan, Biwa Japanese Lute Recital, The School of Taiko, and many more along with Zen Kitchen meals, fun traditional and contemporary festival games and activities for entire families to enjoy all day. Admission: Most events are free. However, tickets for the ‘Zen Kitchen’ event are $28; ‘Samurai Academy’ tickets are $10;


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 25 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 Hotel: Best Western PLUS Bainbridge Island Suites

Many may assume that the Bainbridge Island Lodging Association‘s membership is comprised entirely of tiny island bed and breakfasts, cottages and family-operated guest houses. Of course, many of our delightful members fit that bill. But, BILA’s over two-dozen members also include Bainbridge Island’s best hotels and inns. Chief among them, is the Best Western PLUS Bainbridge Island Suites.

At Best Western PLUS Bainbridge Island Suites, guests can enjoy the comfort and convenience of a Bainbridge Island hotel, along with affordable rates and an ideal location at a great value.

This award-winning Bainbridge Island hotel boasts outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor. The 80+ reviewers agree that the Best Western Plus Bainbridge Island Suites is an ideal place to stay while on Bainbridge Island for business or leisure. Close to a variety of things to do on the Island, guests can swing away on Meadowmeer Public Golf Course, soak up the sun on nearby beaches, visit the Bloedel Reserve or savor local flavor at eight area wineries and one distillery.

Best Western PLUS Bainbridge Island Suites‘ location in downtown Winslow also makes it a convenient option for visitors here to experience one of Bainbridge Island’s favorite annual events, including the Bainbridge Island Grand Old 4th of July parade, Chilly Hilly Bicycle Classic, Bainbridge in Bloom Garden Tour and sporting events. But anytime during the year, guests are just a few minutes from major Bainbridge Island highlights, like the Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA), KiDiMu (Kids’ Discovery Museum) and Churchmouse Yarns & Teas.

After a busy day of exploring the Bainbridge Island lifestyle, guests can take a break in one of the Best Western PLUS Bainbridge Island Suites‘ spacious rooms, each complete with eco-friendly touches, as well as cable television, a refrigerator, microwave and free high-speed Internet access (kitchenette suites are also available). Other amenities include a complimentary breakfast each morning, a fully equipped fitness center and free passes to Bainbridge Aquatics Center.

Finally, the Best Western PLUS Bainbridge Island Suites is also a great option for those traveling for business, thanks to its close proximity to local companies, including Gravitec, Extendacare, Sage (aka Farwest), MyWedding.com and Avalara. In addition, the Bainbridge Island hotel’s on-site business center makes conducting business on the road easy.

Rates & Booking

For complete information about the Best Western PLUS Bainbridge Island Suites‘s amenities, availability, rates and booking, please visit their complete listing.

The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association (BILA) is comprised of 25 vacation rentals, guest houses, bed and breakfasts (B&B), boutique hotels, inns and cottages on Bainbridge Island, in Washington State. BILA is dedicated to bringing you quality accommodation on our beautiful island in the Pacific Northwest. Visit our website for Bainbridge Island events and attractions, and of course, for your vacation rentals.

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – July 22-28

It’s another big week of events here on Bainbridge Island. It kicks off with a great summer camp for kids at the Kids’ Discovery Museum, and wraps up with the 7th annual Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival. In-between, chat with Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief… or read your own story at the Bainbridge Island Story Slam! As you can see, there’s always lots to do on beautiful (and active) Bainbridge Island! Here’s our list for this week.

Monday, July 22

Camp: Picture This
9:00 – 11:30 am @ Kids’ Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane NE)
Discover the world of wonder created by the “picture writer” and artist Eric Carle! Campers, ages 3-5, will create art inspired by his picture books, from paper marbling to collages. They will learn about color theory with the Mixed-up Chameleon; set out on a nature scavenger hunt with the Very Busy Spider; discuss their feelings with the Grouchy Ladybug and see the story come to life, as they meet a real Rooster Off to See the World… or at least the Kids’ Discovery Museum. The camp runs from July 22-25. Admission: $

Tuesday, July 23

Bainbridge Chorale Summer Sings Series
7:00 – 9:30 pm @ Bethany Lutheran Church (7968 Finch Road NE)
Come immerse yourself in the power of the choral experience! Bainbridge Chorale invites the community to join together for their second annual Bainbridge Sings! a series of three open choral reading sessions in July and August. All are welcome, regardless of ability and experience, to come and sing through a variety of choral music in a relaxed setting with no performance pressure lead by Bainbridge Chorale’s Music Director Michael A. Miller Jr. Dates are July 23, July 30 and August 7. Admission: $10

Wednesday, July 24

Bainbridge Library Book Group Reads The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
7:00 – 8:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Ave. N)
This month, the Bainbridge Library Book Group will review Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief. Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel–a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors. Admission: Free

Thursday, July 25

Bainbridge Island Story Slam
7:00 pm @ Treehouse Café (4569 Lynwood Center Road)
Come see (and even share your own) 5-minute true story at Field’s End’s summer Bainbridge Island Story Slam. Prizes will be awarded for the top three storytellers. Hosted by the hilarious Bhama Roget of The Edge improv group. Sorry, audience limited to those over 21. Email info@fieldsend.org to sign up. Admission: $5 suggested donation

Friday, July 26

Nature Photography for Kids with David Perry
9:00 am – 12:30 pm @ The Bloedel Reserve (7571 NE Dolphin Drive)
Maybe it’s because of their shorter stature or their sense of wonder, but kids have the most amazing eye for photography. Drop the kids off at the Bloedel Reserve for an artful and action-packed morning in nature with noted Northwest garden photographer David Perry. Great for kids ages 8-12, they’ll learn basic photography skills like composition and have hours of fun exploring the grounds from behind the lens. Bring your SLR, point-and-shoot, or fully-charged smart phone, memory cards, and spare batteries. Admission: $25 for members; $30 for non-members; Limited to 20 participants

Saturday, July 27

7th Annual Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival
9:00 am – 9:30 pm @ Battle Point Park (Address)
Join Wayne Taylor & Friends, Joy Mills, Smalltime String Band, Boys of Greenwood Glen, and more at the 7th annual Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival! Taking place at the gorgeous Battle Point Park, this year’s event is bigger and better than ever. The family-friendly event offers more than music – festival goers can also enjoy an astronomy tour, food galore, arts and crafts, a huge jungle gym and acres of grass fields for kids to run it out. Free shuttle service between the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal and the festival. Proceeds benefit PAWS of Bainbridge Island at North Kitsap, a well-loved nonprofit that advocates, educates, and provides direct services to nurture the bond of companionship between pets and their people, for the health and well-being of both. Admission: $15 for adults, $10 for teens, $25 for 2 parents with kids under 14

Sunday, July 28

Sensory Sunday at Kids’ Discovery Museum
10:00 – 11:30 am @ Kids’ Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane NE)
On the fourth Sunday on the month, families with children affected by autism or a similar sensory processing challenge are invited to explore KiDiMu, while enjoying a safe environment and therapist support. The program is offered on the fourth Sunday each month, between 10 and 11:30 a.m., before the Museum opens to the general public. Made possible by Bainbridge Community Foundation. Please register at: 206.855.4650 as space is limited to provide the best experience for visiting families. Last-minute registration welcome if space available. Admission: $2 for members, $3 for non-members.


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  25 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 – July 15-21

It’s that time of the week again, and you know what that means! – another Bainbridge Island Lodging Association list of 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, July 15

Bainbridge Island Meditation Group
7:00 – 8:30 pm @ Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church (11042 Sunrise Drive N.E.)
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, July 16

Reading Buddies at the Bainbridge Island Public Library
10:30 – 11:30 am @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Ave. N.)
Preschoolers and their families are invited to drop by and hear stories read by our Reading Friends volunteers. Stay for a few minutes, or stay for the full hour – it’s up to you! Call (206) 842-4162 for more information. Admission: Free

Wednesday, July 17

Book-a-Computer Trainer for PC and Mac!
12:00 – 4:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Ave. N.)
Do you have a question about using your computer – P.C. or Mac? Or, do you want to learn more about navigating the Web? Sign up for an hour with a computer trainer and get your questions answered. Or, drop-in between 4-5:00 pm without a reservation. Call the library at (206) 842-4162 to reserve a spot. Admission: Free

Thursday, July 18

The Edge Improv at the Treehouse Café
8:00 pm @ Treehouse Café (4569 Lynwood Center Road N.E.)
The Treehouse Café is a welcoming pub and pizzeria located in the charming and historic Lynwood Center neighborhood on Bainbridge Island’s south end. Bainbridge Island’s own Edge Improv, which has sold out shows regularly for years, offers an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. For more than 16 years, the troupe’s  antics have inspired rave reviews from audience members and press, alike. That’s because the audience plays a huge role in the success of each performance. Tickets must be picked up at the Venue (Will Call). Tickets cannot be mailed. Admission: $16

Friday, July 19

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society Guest Speaker
10:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Ave. N.)
The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) will meet Friday, July 19 in the Bainbridge Public Library Meeting Room, from 10:00 AM until noon. Gary Zimmerman, of the Fiske Genealogical Foundation in Seattle, will speak on “Land Records from the Public Domain,” covering how the Federal Government acquired initial title to the Public Domain and then redistributed it to private owners. We will look at how those records enhance our family history research. Admission: $5 suggested donation

Saturday, July 20

Kids’ night at the Museum (aka Parents’ Night Out!)
5:30 – 9:30 pm @ Kids Discovery Museum (KiDiMu) (301 Ravine Lane N.E.)
On each third Saturday or the month, kids are invited to KiDiMu for a fun-filled evening of Museum playtime, hands-on activities, movies and dinner, while their parents enjoy a night out! On July 20, KiDiMu Explorers will have fun with water experiments. Age-appropriate activities for children: 3.5*-10 years old. *Participants must be able to use the bathroom independently. This a drop-off program. Pick-up before 9:30 p.m. is available. Registration is required. Sign-up deadline is noon on July 19th. Info & Registration: (206) 855-4650. Space is limited. Admission: $30 per child (members); $40 for non-members

Sunday, July 21

Virginia V “Around the Island” Cruise
3:00 – 6:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Historical Museum (215 Ericksen Avenue)
The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum’s annual fundraiser, “Cruise Around the Island” will be aboard the historic Virginia V steamship. Dennis Lewarch, Suquamish Tribal Preservation Officer, will share his vast knowledge of the historical relationship of the Suquamish Tribe and Bainbridge Island. The 3-hour journey along the Island’s shoreline includes a delicious boxed meal, a no-host bar and an opportunity to explore the beautiful old steamship. The vessel departs from City Dock. More info: (206) 842-2773. Admission: $100 for museum members; $125 for non-members


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.

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – July 8-14

The warm summer weather has arrived on Bainbridge Island, so thank goodness for the refreshing breezes from the Puget Sound that keep us cool. As we do every week here on the Bainbridge Lodging blog, here are some of the best local activities taking place this week.

Monday, July 8

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Inaugural Exhibitions
10:00 am – 6:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way E.)
After BIMA’s exciting grand opening earlier this spring, the new Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is continuing its Inaugural Exhibitions this summer, featuring the works of eight fantastic artists. Visit the museum for free to enjoy this exhibition that will run through September 22! Admission: Free

Tuesday, July 9

Kitsap Regional Library Presents Magician Jeff Evans!
10:30 am @ Bainbridge Island Public Library’s Commodore Commons (1270 Madison Ave. N.)
Magician Jeff Evans unearths secrets of the deep in his all-new subterranean summer reading spectacular. The surprises are non-stop whether Jeff is mining for precious metals, discovering aquifers of drinking water, or sharing amazing facts about the world’s deepest super cave. Science stunts, creepy crawlies, and amazing magic are buried throughout the show. Admission: Free

Wednesday, July 10

“Friends of Facebook” Networking Meet-up
11:30 am – 12:30 pm @ Office Xpats at the Pavilion (403 Madison Ave. N.)
“Friends of Facebook” is a fun, free, “come-when-you-can” networking group that meets on Bainbridge Island. This is an opportunity to meet people in our community and support each other in building our businesses and fulfilling our goals. Admission: Free

Thursday, July 11

Ferry Tales Book Group
3:50 – 5:10 pm @ Bainbridge Island Library (1270 Madison Ave. N.)
Library staff share their love of reading, listening and viewing with commuters. Join them for the monthly book group on the ferry! Discuss your favorite book on the 3:50 ferry (Bainbridge Island to Seattle sailing) and share the monthly title on the 4:40 (Seattle to Bainbridge Island sailing). Books will be available on the ferry during the meeting. Visit the website to see the monthly book selection. Admission: Free

Friday, July 12

Bainbridge in Bloom
10:00 am – 5:00 pm @ Filipino American Community Center (7566 NE High School Road)
This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of Bainbridge Island’s must-see events, Bainbridge in Bloom! Organized by the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council, activities take place on both Friday and Saturday, where guests can view five gorgeous island gardens located in five distinct neighborhoods. Complimentary beverages and snacks will be available, and it’s a great way to explore our lovely island. Admission: $60 (Friday); $30 General Admission (Saturday); $20 Bike the Bloom (Saturday)

Saturday, July 13

Friends of the Bainbridge Library Book Sale
10:00 am – 3:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Library (1270 Madison Ave. N.)
The Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization which helps support the library through regular book sales. Sales feature a wide variety of used books and proceeds benefit the library. Admission: Free

Sunday, July 14

Birds of Bloedel: How the garden habitats support birds
8:00 – 10:00 qm @ The Bloedel Reserve (7571 Dolphin Drive)
Join ornithologist Dan Froehlich on a two-hour early morning walk around the Bloedel Reserve. Identify birds by sight and sound,and take a closer look at the bird-life drama unfolding before your eyes. Dan is working toward a a PhD in Zoology and conducts research and teaches field ornithology classes around the world. Bring your binoculars! Preregistration required: (206) 842-7631. Admission: $15 for members, $22 for non-members


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 in Bloom Garden Tour’s 25th Anniversary

Bainbridge-in-Bloom-Garden-TourThis year marks a special milestone for the popular Bainbridge in Bloom Garden Tour – it’s the event’s 25th anniversary! Since its humble beginnings in 1988, the Pacific Northwest garden event has delighted thousands of flower and garden enthusiasts with tours of Bainbridge Island’s best private gardens.

Produced by the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council, the Bainbridge in Bloom Garden Tour is one of the Island’s most eagerly anticipated annual events.

This year, visitors to the Bainbridge in Bloom Garden Tour can see five gorgeous gardens in five distinct Bainbridge Island neighborhoods. In addition to the flowers, guests can enjoy locally-sourced food, arts and crafts and live music at the Garden Tour’s hub, the Filipino-American Hall (7566 NE High School Road).

The Bainbridge in Bloom Garden Tour takes place during the weekend over two days – Friday, July 12th and Saturday, July 13th. Friday is “Preview Day.” It’s a quieter opportunity to take a self-paced tour of the gardens. Visitors should note that Preview Day tickets grant access to Saturday viewings, in case you want more time amongst the blooms.

SpringRidge Gardens on Bainbridge IslandTour organizers are also offering the “Preview Day Package,” which includes a chauffeur-guided tour of the gardens alongside a certified horticulturist! That’s not all. Package purchasers are treated to a “Pastorale Luncheon” with live piano music at a lovely sixth garden. On Saturday night, the Evening in Bloom gala benefit art auction will take place at the Manor House at Pleasant Beach.

With such a full itinerary, a growing number of visitors to the Bainbridge in Bloom Garden Tour are choosing to spend the night! Bainbridge Island is home to over two-dozen luxury vacation rentals and is just a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle.

Finally, beyond the beautiful gardens, the Bainbridge in Bloom Garden Tour is the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council’s most important annual fundraiser. As you enjoy the flowers, you’ll be supporting an organization that works to enhance life in a wonderful Island community!

The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association (BILA) is comprised of 25 vacation rentals, guest houses, bed and breakfasts (B&B), boutique hotels, inns and cottages on Bainbridge Island, in Washington State. BILA is dedicated to bringing you quality accommodation on our beautiful island in the Pacific Northwest. Visit our website for Bainbridge Island events and attractions, and of course, for your vacation rentals.

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