• 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/

  • FAQs

    About Port Ludlow

    Where is Port Ludlow?

    Port Ludlow is nestled on the shoreline of Puget Sound, a 10 minute drive north of the Hood Canal Bridge 

    Do you have to take a ferry to get to Port Ludlow?
    No, you can drive around the south end of the Puget Sound via the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (approximately an hour and 15 minutes). 

    Port Ludlow is also accessible via the Edmonds/Kingston Ferry and the Seattle/Bainbridge Ferry.

    How do we get to Port Ludlow from the ferry terminals?
    Click the links below for directions to the Resort at Port Ludlow from the Kingston/Edmonds ferry, the Bainbridge Island/Seattle ferry, and the Whidbey Island/Port Townsend Ferry.

    From the Kingston/Edmonds Ferry: http://goo.gl/D7kEsy

    From the Bainbridge Island/Seattle Ferry: http://goo.gl/ee9N7Y

    From the Whidbey/Port Townsend Ferry:  http://goo.gl/w1DhwL

    Hood Canal Bridge does occasionally close for boats traffic and routine maintenance. Wait times and traffic information for the Hood Canal Bridge can be found at:  http://www.wsdot.com/traffic/hoodcanal/

    Where is nearest visitor information center and historical museum?
    The Olympic Peninsula Getaway Visitor Center is located at the Junction of Highway 104 and Highway 19 located at 93 Beaver Valley Road, Port Ludlow.

    The Jefferson County Historical Society in Port Townsend maintains five historical sites including Jefferson Museum of Art & History located at 540 Water Street, Port Townsend.

    Learn more online at: http://www.enjoyolympicpeninsula.com

    Where is the nearest grocery store and shopping district? What other restaurants are in the area?
    Port Ludlow Village has a convenience market with food, movies, and basic necessities. Other grocery stores, retail stores, movie theaters, and restaurants can be found approximately 20-30 minutes away in neighboring Port Townsend, Port Gamble, Poulsbo, Kingston, and Bainbridge Island.

    What can I do upon arriving?
    Port Ludlow is surrounded by the sea and the mountains, opportunities are abundant. Kayak or paddle board rentals are available at the Marina, 18 hole golf at our Golf Course, walk or run our 26 miles of trails.

    If you are interested in scuba diving, sailing, sport fishing, whale watching, shopping, gambling, and hiking opportunities ask the hotel staff for details as those opportunities are within a 30 minute drive from the Inn.  

    The Inn at Port Ludlow

    How many rooms does the Inn have?
    37 boutique guest rooms. Most rooms have beautiful water and mountain views, and are equipped with gas fireplaces, cozy sitting areas, step-in showers and oversized jetted tubs, and locally-made bath products.

    What time is check-in/check-out?
    Check-in is 4:00pm, check-out is noon.

    Does the Inn rent the condos or townhomes?
    No – the condos and townhomes are rented through local real estate companies.

    How many beds are in each room?
    35 of the rooms have one bed. Only two rooms in the hotel have two queen beds.

    Do the rooms have couches/pull-out beds?
    Only the two suites have loveseats (do not pull-out). If needed, a twin-sized rollaway can be brought into the room for a $20 fee

    Is there high speed internet?
    Port Ludlow Resort provides a free WiFi at both the Inn and the Marina.

    What is the Inn’s pet policy?
    The Inn is pet friendly, but does request that you make reservations in advance to ensure a pet friendly room is available.

    Does the Inn have a pool, Jacuzzi or workout room?
    No – but there is a jetted tub in each room.  

    Port Ludlow’s beautifully maintained trails offer an outdoor alternative for exercise. Take the opportunity to hike, kayak, or golf throughout Port Ludlow with beautiful shoreline, woodlands, and mountain views.

    Is there a gift shop on the property?
    There are two gift shops on-site, one in the lobby of the Inn and the other at the Marina. There is also a Pro-Shop at the Golf Course.

    Is the spa located on-site?
    The Ludlow Bay Massage and Wellness Spa is located off-site, but licensed spa professionals can bring the spa to you at your room at the Inn.

    Does the Inn have a shuttle to/from SeaTac or the ferry? What is the local taxi service?
    The Inn does not provide a shuttle to the ferry or Seatac, but transportation to/from SeaTac or the ferries can be scheduled with: 

    Rocket Transportation (877) 697-6258
    Taxi & Tours (360) 698-7660
    Viking Cab (360) 244-4420

    What size weddings/groups can the Inn accommodate? Who do I contact to book an event?
    The Inn accommodates intimate weddings and small groups.

    For inquires on weddings and group events please call 888-510-7210 or send an email to weddings@portludlowresort.com

    Learn more about weddings at the Resort at Port Ludlow at: http://www.portludlowassociates.com/pdfs/2015%20Port%20Ludlow%20Wedding%20Brochure.pdf 



    What are the hours of the Fireside Restaurant?
    The Fireside is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7am to 9pm in the winter, and 10pm in the summer. The Fireside Restaurant is open 364 days a year, closed only on Christmas Day.

    What is on the dinner menu?
    The dinner menu changes daily in order to offer the finest and freshest ingredients the region has to offer. Sample breakfast and lunch menus can be found here:



    Does the Fireside Restaurant accommodate food allergies?
    Yes, advanced notice of specific allergies is appreciated but the Fireside is happy to make substitutions when possible.

    Where do you source the food and ingredients for the Fireside Restaurant?
    We source many of our ingredients from local farmers, ranchers, artisans, and fish mongers. We receive deliveries daily with fresh and local foods and ingredients. 

    Are children welcome at the Fireside Restaurant?
    Yes, the Fireside Restaurant is kid friendly and offers a children’s menu.

    Is there casual fare?
    Yes, Niblicks Café - open seasonally, is located at the Port Ludlow Golf Club and provides a casual alternative.



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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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