A winter visit to Port Townsend, WA

My husband keeps telling me that I need to write about the places we visit more. I am always looking for the next adventure or place to go. I guess you could say that I am a little nomadic. At times I hate that we have a house and jobs that keep us anchored. I often dream of dropping everything to travel and find the perfect place. When I get the itch, I find that small weekend trips help and we try to take as many big trips as we can. One thing I noticed is that the more tips I take the more I enjoy coming back to my little house.

Our most recent weekend trip took us to a small town in Northwest Washington, the town of Port Townsend. I loved it! Such a cute little town with lots to offer.

We stayed at a little hotel near the waterfront called The Swan Hotel. The hotel has 9 rooms and 4 small Cottages. The room was clean and had everything you needed. The front desk even has DVDs you can check out for the night. My only complaint is that the bed could have been a little more comfy.

Beach behind the cafe
Beach behind the cafe

The next day we got up and had breakfast the Hudson Point Café, just a little walk from our room. A small and cute café that sits right on the waterfront with wonderful views of the marina and bay. The food and service was excellent.

Afterwards we walked around the cute downtown area. If you are a shopper this is a must! Port Townsend truly has some great shops.


Next we headed over to Soak on the Sound. My favorite part of this trip. Soak on the Sound is a day spa offering private salt water soaking tubs, a sauna and massage. We got one of the private soaking tubs and it was wonderful and worth it at $22 a person.

Soaking tub
Soaking tub

Last we headed over to The Fountain for a late lunch. The food here was a real treat. I grabbed a card on the way out the description on the card said “electric northwest cuisine” such an accurate description. This is a tiny café so be prepared to have an intimate experience.

We had to cut our tip short because we had our little nephew arrive into the world that day, but we will be back. You would have no problem filling the whole weekend in Port Townsend.

The New Year!

Here we are entering the new year! I can’t believe it is 2016. Last year was a great one, we did a lot more in the craft show world and come out with lots of new items in the shop. This year is going to be even better. This year we hope to get a  few summer craft shows in. Stay tuned for dates and locations!

To kick off the new year we are doing a Facebook giveaway. Stop by our Facebook page to find out more. https://www.facebook.com/simplyrachelv/?ref=hl

Also, here is the listing of the new item we have up and is part of our giveaway!



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