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7 Places to try Bainbridge Island Wine This fall

7 Places to Try Bainbridge Island WineIt may come as a surprise, but the small island of Bainbridge Island is home to 7 wineries, each of which is producing some of the best wine around. Have you had the chance to sample some of this Bainbridge Island wine, yet? If not, this fall is the perfect opportunity to discover these hidden gems of the wine world.

Like most wines produced in Washington state, the wine made here on Bainbridge Island is delicious and has earned a solid reputation for quality around the region. In fact, each of the Bainbridge Island Wineries has won gold and double gold for several of their wines. Come get your sample of these incredible wines today, and stay at one of our amazing lodging properties on beautiful Bainbridge Island. Continue reading

10 Bainbridge Island Restaurants to Try in 2019

Proper Fish, one of the best Bainbridge Island Restaurants in 2019Bainbridge Island has been on the radar of Seattle foodies for some time. Some of the bigger name Bainbridge Island restaurants include chef Brendan McGill’s Hitchcock Restaurant and chef Greg Atkinson’s Marché.  There have been a number of newcomers to the Bainbridge Island Restaurant scene; so much so that you’ll need more than a day to try them all!  That’s where we come in.

As Bainbridge Island’s premier lodging association, you’re bound to find the perfect home away from home during your stay at this charming little Island. Our properties are located all over the island, including downtown Winslow, and offer the perfect glimpse into our quaint community.  Search availability on our website, and book your vacation to Bainbridge Island today. Continue reading

Upcoming Exhibits at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

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There are so many wonderful reasons to visit Bainbridge Island, the natural beauty and charm of this small town being just a start.  Bainbridge Island has consistently been ranked as one of the top getaway destinations in the state of Washington, and is easy to reach via the Washington State Ferry system from downtown Seattle. Visitors can choose between a variety of hiking and biking trails, boating, shopping, wine tasting, dining out, and so much more. Beyond that, Bainbridge Island is an incredible cultural destination. Downtown Winslow has undergone dramatic changes in recent years, most notably with the addition of the state-of-the-art Bainbridge Island Museum of Art facility.  Come visit us in 2019, and see what’s happening at this incredible arts destination.  To get started, simply find and make your reservation at one of our many unique and luxurious lodging properties on Bainbridge Island. Continue reading

Entertainment Venues on Bainbridge Island

Live Music and Evening Entertainment on Bainbridge IslandBetween browsing the boutique shops of downtown Winslow, walking our beautiful park and trails, touring the art museum and galleries, and maybe even taking your own arts class or two at Bainbridge’s BARN, there’s plenty to do during the daytime hours on Bainbridge Island. But what about those quieter evening hours?  It’s true that Bainbridge Island is home to some truly incredible restaurants, such as Hey Day Farm’s community dinners, Hitchcock, Cafe Marché, Treehouse, and the newly opened Agate Restaurant. But there are a few other great opportunities for evening entertainment on Bainbridge Island as well. So come stay with one of Destination Bainbridge’s lodging properties, and enjoy Bainbridge by day or by night. Continue reading

Visit Bainbridge Island’s Local Distillery

Bainbridge Island Distillery Tastings and ToursThere are many great reasons to visit Bainbridge Island this winter. It’s an easy day-trip from downtown Seattle, there are far fewer crowds competing for space in our charming island boutiques and restaurants, and there are plenty of opportunities for a variety of delicious tastings, including at Bainbridge Island Organic Distillers. With 7 wineries, a micro-brewery and a distillery calling Bainbridge Island home, there’s no shortage of great wine, beer, and spirits flowing around the island. Browse through our many delightful lodging properties on Bainbridge Island, and come get a taste of Bainbridge Island with us this winter. Continue reading

New Restaurants on Bainbridge Island

New Restaurants and Dining on Bainbridge IslandIf there’s one thing we’re lucky to have in Bainbridge Island, it’s a variety of Great restaurants. For years, Bainbridge Island has been home to staples such as Hitchcock Cafe, Restaurant Marché, Streamliner Diner, SuBi, and so much more. With so many great restaurants to choose from, Bainbridge Island has earned quite the reputation as a foodie destination. Places like Brendon McGill’s Hitchcock have even been listed as Seattle’s #1 restaurant by Eater Seattle. Despite this, in recent months Bainbridge Island has seen the closure of favored local restaurants like Café Nola and Thuy’s Phó House. In this ever-changing food scene, there are a few bright spots and new openings on Bainbridge Island worth mentioning.  The next time you’re in the mood to get away from the city, hop aboard the Washington State Ferry system and head to Bainbridge Island to try these newest establishments with us. We offer more than great food, though! Browse through our complete listing of lodging properties and availability, and book your room on Bainbridge Island today. Continue reading

Winter Lodging Promotion and Island Holiday Events!

Come Shop, Play and Stay!

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As the crisp cool air of Autumn makes way for the bite of Winter and the holiday season, Bainbridge Island has some fun activities in store for everyone, from the littlest lads to the young at heart and everyone in between.  Putting candy and wilting jack-o-lanterns aside means making room for cornucopia, wreaths, and candles.  It also means it’s time to shop for others during the holiday season.  Just in time for the season, participating merchants on Bainbridge Island are offering a drawing for five $500 shopping sprees as well as a wonderful child’s gift.  Just fill out an entry form at any one of the participating merchant locations by December 19 and you could be one of the lucky winners! Here is a link to the program. Continue reading

Holiday Artisan Shopping Guide 2018

Shop Hand Crafted Bainbridge for the Holidays!  Gather a carload and shop all over the island…

Unique gifts thoughtfully selected telegraph the value of personal connections, and the holidays are a common time to reaffirm sentiments of love, compassion and care. Bainbridge Island gets into the spirit of Christmas. Downtown is a bustling festive hub of activity; merchants dress up their displays with sparkle and pizazz, Santa comes to town, and the giant star on top of downtown’s tallest tree shines brightly for the winter solstice. Islanders take pride in shopping locally, and greet one other on the streets as they make the rounds of the local businesses. Continue reading

Discover the History of Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island HistoryLike nearly all other small towns across America and throughout the World, Bainbridge Island has a deeply rooted and storied history that spans generations.  The tapestries woven into our small island’s history include: Native American families that used the island as their seasonal hunting and fishing grounds; the explorers who charted Puget Sound; the early families who homesteaded the island; the Croatian fisherman who settled in Eagle Harbor in the 1880s; the Port Blakely lumber mill; and perhaps the most famous bit of Bainbridge Island History, the Japanese American internment exhibit. Once you’ve learned a little about our small but charming island, we think you’ll want to stick around and explore a little more. Destination Bainbridge is here to help, with a full calendar of the Island’s lodgings and their availability. Browse through our listings, and settle in to learn more about the fascinating history of Bainbridge Island. Continue reading

Plan Now for Wine on the Rock on Bainbridge Island

Wine on the Rock at Bainbridge Island WineriesThere are many great reasons to visit Bainbridge Island this fall. It’s an easy day-trip from downtown Seattle, the fall colors in our many parks and gardens are beautiful right now, and there are far fewer crowds competing for space in our charming island boutiques and restaurants. If you really need another reason, then let it be wine. With 7 wineries calling Bainbridge Island home, there’s no shortage of great wine flowing around the island. This fall, Bainbridge Island will once again be celebrating locally produced wines during their seasonal Wine on the Rock Weekend. These two great days of wine tasting call for an overnight stay on the Island, and luckily we have plenty of places for you to choose from. Browse through our many delightful lodging properties on Bainbridge Island, and start making those plans to visit us for Wine on the Rock in November, 2018. Continue reading

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