• About Us

    Totem SmOriginally settled by members of the S'Kallam tribe, Port Ludlow was named in 1841 by Lieutenant Charles Wilkes during the first U.S. Navy expedition to map and chart Puget Sound and the waters around the Olympic Peninsula. Lieutenant Wilkes, (an inveterate name who also gave Elliott Bay its name) liked to pepper his maps with the names of crew members, friends and often, people he simply admired.

    Thus, he bestowed Port Ludlow with the name of a naval officer, Lt. Augustus C. Ludlow, who died in the War of 1812. In addition to naming Port Ludlow, Wilkes also provided this area with one other footnote in history: Wilkes' obsessive personality and harsh discipline with the cat-of-nine-tails whip reportedly made him the model for Herman Melville's character, 'Ahab' in Moby Dick. In 1853, Port Ludlow became the site of one of the Northwest’s earliest sawmills.



  • Things To Do

    Take a hike, bike or walk some of our 26 miles of groomed trails. (Please note that not all trails are bike friendly) View trail map

    Treat yourself to a delightful message or spa treatment at Ludlow Bay Massage and Wellness Spa www.portludlowspa.com

    Go bird watching and spot osprey, kingfishers, pileated and other woodpeckers; go to www.olympicpeninsulaaudubon.org

    Go on a Protection Island Fall Migration Cruise, popular with bird watchers and those who want a natural science adventure; sponsored by the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, aboard the Glacier Spirit 65-foot yacht; also Spring Migration Cruise and a Thanksgiving Cruise, visit www.ptmsc.org

    Check out Port Townsend’s Upstage Restaurant on Washington Street for live music entertainment throughout the year; blues, jazz, boogie woogie, world music, folk, salsa, tango; go to www.upstagerestaurant.com

    Go fishing! The Olympic Peninsula is a paradise for anglers. Visit www.fishingnorthwest.com to find the most comprehensive fishing information for the Olympic Peninsula. June to September, Olympic Music Festival, chamber music held in a 100-year-old barn in Quilcene. Visit www.olympicmusicfestival.org

    Visit the Olympic rainforest, the only natural rainforest in the United States; go to www.nps.gov/olym/

  • Environment

    The Resort At Port Ludlow is committed to maintaining the integrity of the natural environment of Port Ludlow. In developing the area with homes, resort amenities and public utilities, environmental concerns are foremost in determining what projects to undertake and when.

    The Port Ludlow Golf Course is a Certified Audubon Cooperative, and has been since November 2000. Port Ludlow maintains an interpretive trail system around Ludlow Bay and to Ludlow Falls and supported successful efforts to bring Salmon back to the streams. Because of these efforts the Port Ludlow Marina has healthy colonies of eelgrass, a telling factor for a stable aquatic environment.

    Wildlife is abundant in the area; Raccoons and Black-Tailed Deer are spotted frequently. Otters can be seen frolicking in the bay with Blue Herons standing stoically in the mist. One of the most beautiful local attractions is Ludlow Falls, an active Salmon stream and in season, visitors can watch as Salmon fight their way upstream to begin a new generation. Osprey and Kingfishers can be spotted, as well as Pileated and other Woodpeckers.



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Like Golf?

Championship golf and natural beauty combined to enhance your experience and allow you to truly escape and enjoy.

Whether you're a resident, a visiting guest or golf club member, you'll enjoy 18-holes of championship golf on one of the most beautiful golf courses in the Pacific Northwest.


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Need Fuel?

Port Ludlow Marina, Latitude 47 55.30', Longitude 122 41.10', welcomes you to the pristine shores of The Resort At Port Ludlow where guests and residents enjoy the best of waterfront resort activities and living.

With 300-slips and accommodating vessels up to 200’, the marina is perfect for a yacht club cruise, rendezvous, or getaway. Our goal is to provide an experience that will make us your favorite Puget Sound port of call.


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Come & Relax

Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, The Inn At Port Ludlow provides all the amenities you need.

A great destination for a family reunion, romantic getaway, or business event, The Inn At Port Ludlow offers a variety of guest accommodations, including waterfront guest rooms.


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Come Home

Come for a day, Stay for a lifetime. You'll love our pristine views and amenities. The marina is second to none.

Imagine owning your dream home in Washington State's only master-planned resort community complete with world-class inn, award-winning restaurant, 18-hole championship golf course and 300-slip marina.

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