Blue Gull Inn Bed & Breakfast
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Port Townsend's Blue Gull Inn, an Olympic Peninsula bed and breakfast, was built in 1868, with some great added features like our huge front porch added around the turn of the century. Our charming Inn is located in the historic Uptown District of Port Townsend, and is conveniently located to shops, dining and waterfront - perfect for a weekend getaway.
The Blue Gull Inn bed and breakfast features six individually decorated guest rooms, each with private bath, and two rooms with whirlpool tubs in their extra large bathrooms. Robes and bath amenities are provided. We also provide wireless internet at the Inn.
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The Blue Gull Port Townsend Inn is appropriately named for the many Blue Gulls that sit atop the gabled roof and wait for the leftovers from breakfast! Along with one of Port Townsend's oldest and largest trees, a giant Monterey Cypress, this grand old home has long been a gem in the heart of Port Townsend's Historical Uptown District.
Our parlor is always available for our guests to relax and enjoy a homemade cookie or other special treat and cup of tea or coffee, read a book, chat with Innkeeper's about things to do in the area or look over the local restaurant menu's we keep on hand. Our favorite local restaurant is Lanza's Italian!
The lovely gardens are a great place to relax on warm afternoons or enjoy the cooler evenings sitting around the campfire with friends! We have regular visits from the locals: raccoons, deer, squirrels and eagles are just some of the "perks" of living in beautiful Port Townsend! Jin & Eddie are the resident pooches, and they love to spend the day in a sunny garden visiting with guests.
We do a variety of full country style breakfasts each morning at 9:00, including fruit, juice and coffee. We have freshly baked breads, muffins (Pumpkin Chocolate Chip are one our favorites!) and the best scones this side of the Puyallup Fair! Vegetarian or light eater? No problem, we serve our big breakfast's family style, always accompanied by fruit and muffins, so you may pick and choose.
We have ever changing entrees, including things like Blueberry Crepes, Pecan Praline French, Toast, Apple & Pecan pancake, Veggie Omelets, Fresh Fruit topped Waffles and South-of-the-Border Green Chili Quiche. These can be accompanied by Cajun Style hash browns, Cottage Potato casserole or Fried Grits.
We like to make sure you get enough to eat before you head out for your day on the town! Warmth and hospitality await you in the large dining room with the garden view. This lovely room has a 12 foot dining table and will seat 12 to 14 people, and makes a great area for meetings, retreats and group gatherings.
How to Find Us
At Colman Dock (Pier 52), take the Seattle-Bainbridge ferry to Bainbridge Island. Take State Route 305 north/west about 13 miles (past Poulsbo) to State Route 3 north and follow the signs 7 miles to the Hood Canal Bridge. Take a left and cross the Hood Canal Bridge. The sign for Port Townsend is about .5 mile ahead. In 5 miles turn right on State Route 19 (Beaver Valley Rd.) toward Port Townsend. Continue about 22 miles to the town of Chimacum. Go straight after the 4-way stop on State Route 19. 7 miles south of Port Townsend State Route 19 joins with State Route 20. Follow State Route 20 into town.
From Portland and Points South:
Take I-5 north to Tacoma, then Hwy.16 west to Bremerton, Hwy.3 north to the Hood Canal Bridge. After crossing the bridge continue on Hwy.104, until you see the Port Townsend exit. Take a right turn, and you'll be on Hwy.19. Follow this to Hwy.20 (intersects at the Ford Dealership - 4 way stop light) which will lead you into Port Townsend.
Alternate Route from Portland and Points South:
Take I-5 north to Olympia, then Hwy. 101 north to Hwy. 20 north. Hwy. 101 is a very scenic way to see the peninsula, passing through Shelton, Brinnon and Quilcene.
From Vancouver, Canada and Points North:
I-5 south to Highway 20 west turn off. Follow signs to and through Oak Harbor (on Whidbey Island), to Keystone Ferry, to downtown Port Townsend. If during summer after 3pm use Edmonds ferry to avoids delays.
From Edmonds/Kingston Ferry:
Take the Edmonds/Kingston ferry, once on other side travel to Highway 104 across Hood Canal Bridge and follow signs to Port Townsend (Hwy. 19, Beaver Valley Road).
From Forks, Port Angeles and Sequim:
Take Hwy. 101 toward Port Angeles and Sequim. Take the Hwy. 20 exit to Port Townsend and Port Ludlow. Follow Hwy. 20 into downtown Port Townsend.
Entering Port Townsend:
On Highway 20 (Sims Way). Turn left at stoplight on Kearney Street. Turn right from Kearney on to Lawrence. Travel 9 blocks. At fire station, turn right on Harrison. Travel 1 block to Clay Street. Our Port Townsend Bed and Breakfast is located on the corner of Harrison and Clay Streets. (Big blue house, white picket fence)
From the downtown Ferry Dock (coming from Whidbey Island):
Turn right onto Sims Way. Drive through town to Monroe Street, and turn left on Monroe. Head up the hill two blocks to Clay, turn left on Clay. Follow Clay Street several blocks, until it intersects with Harrison. Our Port Townsend Bed and Breakfast is located on the corner of Harrison and Clay Streets. (Big blue house, white picket fence)
Events and Attractions
Our Port Townsend Bed and Breakfast is a wonderful base camp while exploring the Olympic Peninsula. Please call us if you have any questions on events or things to do in Port Townsend. With the Olympic Mountains on one side and Port Townsend Bay on the other, the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the north and access to both salt and fresh water bodies, Port Townsend is a unique location for recreational opportunities.
In town are many easily accessible city parks to enjoy for picnics, play or quiet reflection. Three State Parks, with two more nearby, and marine access round out the possibilities. A short distance away reside Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest. Hood Canal and the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary are also close by. Cycling, hiking, beachcombing, sailing and the annual Rhody Run...there's much to do.
Centrum - Arts, Music and Festivals
Port Townsend Marine Science Center
Fort Worden State Park
Larry Scott Memorial Trail
Key City Players Theater
Olympic National Park
Whale watching in the San Jaun Islands
Olympic National Forest
Dungeness River Center
Jefferson County Historical Society Museum
Jefferson County Historical Museum Marine History
Wooden Boat Festival
NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding