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These Bainbridge Island Restaurants Will Need Your Support This Summer

If you live in the Seattle area, odds are you’ve heard of at least some of our acclaimed Bainbridge Island restaurants.  Bainbridge Island has consistently been considered a top destination for foodies in the Puget Sound area, thanks to big-name restaurants like Brendan McGill’s Hitchcock Restaurant, chef Greg Atkinson’s Marché, and newcomer Ba Sa.

You’ve always been able to count on a great meal from Bainbridge Island. And now, after being largely shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic, these restaurants are going to need your help now, more than ever before. And truly, there are more great restaurants than you can try in a single day, so make sure you plan in a few overnight stays when it’s safe to do so.

Our lodging properties are located all over the island, including downtown Winslow. Browse through our great offerings, and when it’s safe to travel again, come stay with us for a few days on Bainbridge Island. Continue reading

How To See Bainbridge Island Without a Car

How to Get Around Bainbridge Island WIthout a CarBainbridge Island is only 8.5 miles away from downtown Seattle, and is best reached via the 35-minute Washington State Ferry from Coleman Dock. Getting here can require a little bit of patience and advanced planning, but luckily, it’s one of the few destinations on this side of the Puget Sound that is not only easy to get to, but easy to get around. We recently posted a blog that serves as an excellent guide to the many different options for transportation on Bainbridge Island. But truly, we think one of the easiest and most interesting ways to get around Bainbridge Island is without a car. Much of Bainbridge Island is walkable, and when things get a little too far, there are always bikes available to rent. Once you start exploring, we don’t think you’ll want to stop. Check availability at the many Bainbridge Island Lodging properties, so you can keep the adventure going. Continue reading

Hawaiian Newspaper Tells Readers to Visit Bainbridge Island

A newspaper on another beautiful island has just suggested that their readers take a trip to our special isle.

That’s right, an article in the November 2nd edition of the Honolulu Star Advertiser featured our very own Bainbridge Island! Although at this time of year many Washingtonians are making the reverse journey to warm Hawai’i, the Star Advertiser offered an enthusiastic endorsement of Bainbridge Island in the slower, “shoulder” season.

Jean Kellerman, a long-time resident of Hawai’i who now operates the popular Kellerman Creek B&B on Bainbridge says that many Hawaiians travel to the Pacific Northwest each autumn for school and to see the fall colors.

Sailboats are reflected in the water on Bainbridge Island, just across the waves from Seattle. Photo from the Los Angeles Times.

Sailboats are reflected in the water on Bainbridge Island, just across the waves from Seattle. Photo from the Los Angeles Times.

No offense intended against the other side of Puget Sound, but the newspaper advised travelers to make a bee-line from downtown to the Seattle-Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal. The $8 ticket for walk-on passengers was described as a bargain compared to $21.95 admission to the Seattle Aquarium.

An article in the November 2, 2014 edition of the Honolulu Star Advertiser recommended that readers visit Bainbridge Island.

An article in the November 2, 2014 edition of the Honolulu Star Advertiser recommended that readers visit Bainbridge Island.

The writer, Christopher Reynolds of the Los Angeles Times, mentioned several top Island attractions, including the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, the Eagle Harbor Book Co. and Bainbridge Arts & Crafts. For foodies, the author highlighted the award-winning, locavore restaurant, Hitchcock, and the blackberry gelato made from Island berries at Mora Iced Creamery. For activities, Bainbridge Island’s seven wineries and 30 miles of forest trails made the cut.

Although Reynolds regretted allotting just four hours for his Bainbridge Island adventure, he didn’t complain about the view on his return commute – the sun setting over Puget Sound with Seattle’s skyline gleaming the entire way. Of course, with so many wonderful lodging options on Bainbridge Island, we hope that next time he’ll spend the night, or better yet, an entire week!

To read the article for yourself, visit the Honolulu Advertiser here.

The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association (BILA) is comprised of 25 Bainbridge Island vacation rentals, guest houses, bed and breakfasts (B&B), boutique hotels, inns and cottages. BILA is dedicated to bringing you quality accommodation on beautiful Bainbridge 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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