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Bainbridge Island

Visit A Bainbridge Distillery & Enjoy Other Tastings!

We just wrote a blog about visiting Bainbridge Brewing and sampling their delicious craft beers.  So what about the Bainbridge distillery, and all of the other great tastings this island has to offer?  There are plenty of delicious tastings to choose from, whether you’re into beer, fine spirits, or wine, and this summer seems the perfect opportunity to get your tastings on!  Bainbridge Island is open, and many of these locations have outdoor seating and plenty of room for social distancing.  Masks are required in Washington state, too, so don’t forget to bring yours along on your incredible tasting journey.

Between a craft brewery (with 2 great locations), 2 wonderful distilleries, and 7 local wineries, there’s more than enough to spread out to at least two days.  Combine that with the great restaurants, shops, and natural beauty on Bainbridge Island, and you have the recipe for a perfect getaway.  There are a number of great lodging choices on the island, too, from traditional hotels and Inns to charming Airbnb and VRBO rentals.  Whatever it is you’re looking for, we’re sure you can find it on Bainbridge Island.  Make this a summer to remember, and come visit us for a few days! Continue reading

Saturday Morning at the Bainbridge Island Farmers Market

Though things certainly look different these days at the Bainbridge Island Farmers Market, it’s still one of our favorite places to spend a part of our Saturday. Like most farmers’ markets, the one on Bainbridge offers a beautiful cross-section of our community and is one of the best ways to get a feel for this incredible place. In normal times, the Bainbridge Island Farmers Market is buzzing with people of all ages and from all backgrounds, there to pick up their produce for the week, to sample the delicious foods offered at the market, to check out the latest work of local artisans, and to listen to music and mingle with friends.

It’s a delightful Saturday morning tradition, and one we think everyone should experience.  Washington State is still largely in phase 1 of reopening after the Coronavirus pandemic, and likely won’t be fully open to travel between communities for some time yet. We think it’s important to stay home to keep all of our incredible communities safe, including our own.  But as we do get to the point of reopening, we hope you’ll join us for some quiet R&R on Bainbridge Island, where you’ll experience a wonderful variety of things to do, including the weekly Bainbridge Island Farmers Market.

Until it’s safe to travel, please honor our community by staying home. In the meantime, engage in a little travel planning and plan a future escape to our charming island.  The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association has a wonderful range of lodging properties to choose from, each of which offers a different glimpse into the charmed life on our beautiful island. We really do hope to see you soon! Continue reading

Bainbridge Island Parks and Trails Perfect for Social Distancing

The entire world, and especially the tourism industry which is so important to Bainbridge Island’s economy, is struggling in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s hard to talk about things to do and places to go as if times were normal, and that includes making trips to Bainbridge Island parks and trails. Washington State is currently on a stay at home order until at least May 4, but an extension looks likely.

Though we are still required to stay home to keep our homes and communities safe, Governor Inslee did announce that Washington State Parks and public lands would reopen to the public starting May 5th. We’re grateful for the ability to get out to our Bainbridge Island parks and trails again, and we thought we’d take some time to share some of our favorites with you.

We also think that, in the face of the extensive social isolation we’ve all been facing in recent months, it’s important to look forward and plan in some special trips and “you” time.  When it’s safe to do so, Bainbridge Island will still be here ready, and waiting to welcome you back as we have before. Many of our parks and trails, which really are one of the best parts of Bainbridge Island, can be enjoyed while keeping social distancing guidelines in mind, too.

When you do find your way to Bainbridge Island later this year, we hope you’ll stop and stay for a while, staying at one of our incredible lodging properties.  Browse through our collection of properties, and give yourself permission to start dreaming. 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

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

“Wine on the Rock” Getaway!

Wine on the Rock, Bainbridge IslandAnnouncing our “Wine on the Rock” Getaway Package! (April 22-23, 2017)

Come spend a spring weekend on Beautiful Bainbridge Island in April while enjoying Wine & Cheese! You may just want to make this your new “Welcome to Spring” getaway tradition and we hope you do.

Treat yourself  to a special wine tasting weekend! Join all seven Bainbridge Island wineries for wine & cheese to kick off a glorious spring. Some wineries will have live music and each winery will be pairing their wines with amazing cheeses. Event will take place from 12-5pm Saturday & Sunday April 22-23, 2017.  Ticket purchase is good for both days. Continue reading

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – November 28-December 3, 2015

It’s time for BILA’s regular list of Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island! For a full list of our Bainbridge Island vacation rentals, go here.

Bainbridge-Island-Farmers-Market

This year, the Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market runs through December 19, 2015.

Saturday, November 28

Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market
9:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Town Square / City Hall Park (280 Madison Avenue North)
Featuring farm-fresh produce, local arts and crafts, flowers, seafood, pastry, bread, plants, fine art, live music, and fun friendly folk, the Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market is where our community grows. Spend a bit of your Saturday at the Market while you still can! Admission: Free

Sunday, November 29

Exhibition: Wood Odysseys
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ The Island Gallery (400 Winslow Way East, #120)
It’s your last chance to see thoughtful and exciting works to enliven your home or work environment from Northwest artists Sean Carleton, Nathan Christopher, L. Wendy Dunder, Carol Fiedler Kawaguchi, David Kellum, Carl Larson, John Luke, Ted Scherrer, Donald Smith, Dave Thompson, Tiplin Taylor, Scott Trumbo and Alan Vogel. Major reductions from 25-50%. Admission: Free

Monday, November 30

Hosted Book Arts with Amy Goldthwaite

10:00 am – 2:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Join Exhibition Host Amy Goldthwaite for a deeper look at the Artist’s Books: Chapter 6 –Regarding nature… or disregarding it exhibition. Amy will be available in the Sherry Grover Gallery to show and discuss the books on display and answer your questions. Free. No registration required, just stop by! Admission: Free

Tuesday, December 1

Anime Club: Grades 5-6
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Grab some friends and come geek out with other anime and manga lovers. Eat yummy Asian snacks, use the drawing materials and create Japanese-inspired crafts while we watch anime. Grades 5-6. Admission: Free

Wednesday, December 2

bainbridge-island-brewing-logoEthan J. Perry and The Remedy Band Host Weekly Open Band Jam
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Brewing (9415 Coppertop Loop)
The Remedy Band, playing Americana Indie Technicolor Jazz, first opens up two hours of great local live music at the Brewery. Afterwards, local and visiting musicians are invited to sit in with the band and/or play solo. Come see for yourself – the local musical talent is amazing! Admission: Free

Thursday, December 3

Friends of the Bainbridge Island Public LibraryFriends of the Library Book Sale
10:00 am – 3:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
It’s another chance to find a great new read. The book sale’s proceeds benefit the Bainbridge Island Public Library. Admission: Free
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This week at the movies… (November 27-December 3)

Lynwood Theatre
Bainbridge Cinemas
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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 (BILA) is a nonprofit alliance of 25 Bainbridge Island vacation rentals, beach houses, cottages, inns, hotels and B&Bs on beautiful Bainbridge Island in Washington State. BILA is supported by member dues and a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island Civic Improvement Fund. Visit our website for Island events, attractions and vacation rentals.

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – November 20-26, 2015

It’s time for BILA’s regular list of Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island! For a full list of our Bainbridge Island vacation rentals, go here.

Friday, November 20

Bainbridge Island Genealogical SocietyTelling our Family Stories
10:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society Monthly Program. Presented by Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society members Anna Dupen, Cathy Jones-Smith, and Pat Scott. Admission: Free

Bainbridge-Island-Farmers-Market

This year, the Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market runs through December 19, 2015.

Saturday, November 21

Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market
9:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Town Square / City Hall Park (280 Madison Avenue North)
Featuring farm-fresh produce, local arts and crafts, flowers, seafood, pastry, bread, plants, fine art, live music, and fun friendly folk, the Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market is where our community grows. Spend a bit of your Saturday at the Market while you still can! Admission: Free

Sunday, November 22

Seahawks on TV!
1:25 pm – 7:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Brewery & Taproom (9415 Coppertop Loop)
Come cheer on the Hawks on the big screen and other TVs synched with our stereo system. Times vary by game. For 10am weekend game starts, we will open at 11:30am. Some games will include a group potluck. Go Hawks!! Admission: Free

Monday, November 23

Toddler Storytime

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Bainbridge Island Public Library

10:30 am – 11:00 am @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Get a jump start on reading at this early literacy story time geared just for toddlers. Lots of full body movement, songs, stories and rhymes designed to build letter knowledge, vocabulary and narrative skills. For children age 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers. Admission: Free

Tuesday, November 24

Friends of the Bainbridge Island Public LibraryFriends of the Library Book Sale
10:00 am – 3:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
It’s another chance to find a great new read. The book sale’s proceeds benefit the Bainbridge Island Public Library. Admission: Free

Wednesday, November 25

bainbridge-island-brewing-logoEthan J. Perry and The Remedy Band Host Weekly Open Band Jam
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Brewing (9415 Coppertop Loop)
The Remedy Band, playing Americana Indie Technicolor Jazz, first opens up two hours of great local live music at the Brewery. Afterwards, local and visiting musicians are invited to sit in with the band and/or play solo. Come see for yourself – the local musical talent is amazing! Admission: Free

Thursday, November 26

bainbridge-island-turkey-trotBainbridge Island Turkey Trot
8:30 am @ Battle Point Park (11299 Arrow Point Drive)
Runners and walkers of all ages, start your Thanksgiving Day right with a community fun run that supports local families in need through the event beneficiary, Helpline House. Awards are given to the top three runners in each age category, and participants dressed in costume receive a prize. Don’t miss one of Bainbridge Island’s most anticipated holiday traditions – it’s the perfect excuse for one more slice of pie! Admission: $15-30;
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This week at the movies… (November 20-26)

Lynwood Theatre
Bainbridge Cinemas
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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 (BILA) is a nonprofit alliance of 25 Bainbridge Island vacation rentals, beach houses, cottages, inns, hotels and B&Bs on beautiful Bainbridge Island in Washington State. BILA is supported by member dues and a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island Civic Improvement Fund. Visit our website for Island events, attractions and vacation rentals.
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