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2018 Oktoberfest on Bainbridge Island

Oktoberfest 2018 Bainbridge Island, WA Beer GardenOktoberfest is a tradition that started over 200 years ago when Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on 12th October 1810. Everyone in Munich was invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the happy royal event. Since then, this local German party has grown to a worldwide festival and even here on Bainbridge Island, Oktoberfest is given a place in Fall Festivities. Continue reading

Transportation: Getting To and Around Bainbridge Island

Modes of Transportation and Getting to Bainbridge IslandBainbridge Island is only 5 miles away from downtown Seattle as the crow flies, but getting here can require a little bit of advance planning.  Luckily, it’s one of the few destinations in Washington State that you can get to, and get around on, using only public transportation and your own two legs.  But, don’t worry; there are also plenty of other options for transportation if you don’t want to walk and/or bike everywhere you go! Bainbridge Island offers a variety of different modes of transportation that will get you around the island, whether or not you have your own car.

By far the easiest way to enjoy the charmed life on Bainbridge Island is to leave your car at home, and arrive via the Washington State Ferry system.  The Ferry departs from Coleman Dock in downtown Seattle on a regular schedule. Once you’re here, navigating around the island is easy. The Downtown Winslow core of Bainbridge Island is easily walkable from the ferry terminal, and the Bainbridge Downtown Association has produced a walkabout guide. The guide inludes the locations of Art Galleries, Museums, shops, restaurants, outdoor activity areas, and even real estate. Definitely take your time exploring our charming downtown; there are some really great shops and hidden treasures worth exploring! Continue reading

The Best Beaches on Bainbridge Island

Exploring the Best Beaches on Bainbridge IslandBainbridge Island lies just west of Downtown Seattle, and is easily accessible via the Washington State Ferries. We are known for our iconic Northwest beauty, rustic character, and quaint downtown. Unlike our neighbors to the east, we appreciate living on island time, never forgetting to stop and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us. On any given sunny day, especially those rare ones during the lead-up to summer, you’ll often find locals sprawled out at the local beaches, soaking up as much vitamin D as possible.  Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city this summer, and come explore the best beaches on Bainbridge Island with us.  There are a variety of great lodging choices for you on this beautiful island.  You won’t be disappointed.   Continue reading

Bainbridge Island Fourth of July Celebrations

At this time of year, it seems everyone asks if there have been plans made and trips to be taken.  My response is always that Bainbridge Island is the best place to be in the summer.  Many people come from off the island for the festivities and their “go to spot” to find lodging is Destination Bainbridge.  Here are some ways that you can Celebrate Bainbridge!  Continue reading

Wine & Cheese… make it a weekend!

Announcing our newest “Wine on the Rock” Getaway Package! (May 12-13, 2018)

Come spend a beautiful weekend on Bainbridge Island in May while enjoying Wine & Cheese!

Treat yourself  to a special wine tasting weekend! Join all seven Bainbridge Island wineries for wine & delicious cheese. Some wineries will have live music and each winery will be pairing their wines with amazing cheese. This Event will take place from 12-5pm Saturday & Sunday May 12th and 13th, 2018.  A single ticket purchase is good for both days. Continue reading

BAINBRIDGE IN BLOOM!

Rain, sleet, hail and wind. It’s officially Spring on Bainbridge Island!

Spring brings many wonderfully blooming things to Bainbridge Island.  The Bainbridge in Bloom Garden Tour, now celebrating its 30th year, showcases a variety of these in our local gardens. This year, The Bloom will feature five spectacular, private gardens reflecting the creativity and diversity of our island’s flora and landscapes and will be held Saturday-Sunday, June 2 and 3rd. from 9 am to 5 pm each day. From a charming downtown pocket garden to a sprawling 12 acre, owner-designed garden replete with orchards, veggie gardens, winding trails, ponds and chickens, the Bloom tour has a garden for every taste. Certified Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. Continue reading

“Glamping” on Bainbridge Island!

A new overnight treasure is tucked away on the northeast end of Bainbridge Island in our own little Fay Bainbridge Park. Two darling cabins are nestled in the woods a short little trail hike from the beach. These cabins are pet and family friendly but would lend themselves to a romantic “glamp” by the beach as well. This is a perfect spot to set-up base for an island adventure of hiking, beach combing,   wine tasting, or just exploring this amazing island. Especially lovely are the private front viewing porches with sturdy but comfortable Adirondack chairs. Leave the city lights and noise behind, relax in the woods, hike the beach and watch the wildlife but sleep in a warm cozy cabin. “Glamping” at it’s best! Continue reading

Wine on the Rock weekend package

Announcing our newest “Wine on the Rock” Getaway Package! (February 9-11, 2018)

Come spend a beautiful weekend on Bainbridge Island in February while enjoying Wine & Chocolate!

Treat yourself  to a special wine tasting weekend! Join all seven Bainbridge Island wineries for wine & delicious chocolate. Some wineries will have live music and each winery will be pairing their wines with amazing sweets. Event will take place from 12-5pm Saturday & Sunday February 10th and 11th, 2018.  Ticket purchase is good for both days. Continue reading

It’s a sweet time to stay on Bainbridge Island!!

Announcing a delightfully delicious mid-winter promotion, and A Sweet Welcome to 2018!!
Come for the night … stay for the sweets. (For guests checking in January 8th through February 8th).

Guests receive a decadent piece of iconic Bon Bon chocolate fudge at check in at any of our participating properties. Continue reading

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