It’s Never Too Late to Plan a Romantic Getaway on the Puget Sound While Touring the Olympic Peninsula

Worthington Mansion outside
The historic Worthington Mansion is available for tours, events and even for booking a romantic overnight stay. Photo credit: Jess Caldwell

When planning a romantic getaway, the Puget Sound area between Port Townsend and Port Ludlow offers iconic Pacific Northwest beauty, memorable farm-to-table dining experiences as well as activities designed for nature exploration, intrigue and connection with the one you love. Whether planning a unique hotel staycation or dreaming up a hand-holding itinerary of adventure, couples will fall in love with the local treasures available throughout each season.

bed in a room at The Old Alcohol Plant
The guest rooms overlooking Port Townsend Bay at The Old Alcohol Plant are spacious with a a gas fireplace to enjoy an evening nightcap. Photo credit: Jess Caldwell

Where To Stay on the Puget Sound Between Port Townsend and Port Ludlow

Located just 20 minutes south of Port Townsend, the Old Alcohol Plant Inn constructed in 1910 offers boutique suites overlooking the Salish Sea at Port Townsend Bay. Originally owned by Charles H. Adams, the lobby has a wall dedicated to his son Ansel Adams, the famous American landscape photographer.

Couples will enjoy the romantic features of their stay, from the spacious rooms complete with gas fireplace to the rotating art gallery located on the second floor. Incredibly friendly staff will make you feel welcome for your entire stay.

The Inn offers a unique humanitarian mission in partnership with Bayside Housing & Services, a nonprofit organization. By booking a room, purchasing art or dining at the garden-to-table Spirits Bar & Grill restaurant, guests are supporting local community members in need of housing and transformative work opportunities. The Old Alcohol Plant will warm hearts with its rich history, dedication to sustainability and social enterprise model that exemplifies the power of love.

Where To Eat on the Puget Sound: Old Alcohol Plant Inn

butternut squash soup on a table at Spirits Bar & Grill
Spirits Bar & Grill at The Old Alcohol Plant brings a romantic touch to the dining experience with a heart-inspired butternut squash soup. Photo credit: Jess Caldwell

Spirits Bar & Grill at the Old Alcohol Plant Inn offers seasonal cuisine that is hyperlocal and harvested weekly from the bounty of their on-property kitchen garden. Executive Chef Troy Murrell and his dedicated staff offer year-round seasonal produce using sustainable practices to culminate healthy soil. Using a combination of green-house growing methods, rotating crops throughout the terraced garden beds and rows of vegetables growing right off the dining patio, couples will delight in this edible landscape and are welcome to take a tour.

As an event venue with artistic expression and beautiful views of the water, the property naturally aligns for weddings and celebrations.

Romantic Activities in the Puget Sound and the Old Alcohol Plant Inn

gallery at The Old Alcohol Plant
The Art Gallery at The Old Alcohol Plant features local artists and supports the nonprofit organization, Bayside Housing & Services. Photo credit: Jess Caldwell

Make lasting memories with an adventurous itinerary that will inspire meaningful conversations and enliven the senses. The Old Alcohol Plant is the lodging gateway to Marrowstone Island and Fort Flagler Historical State Park located on the northern tip of Marrowstone Island. The maritime heritage of this area is rich with history and welcoming to inquisitive visitors who appreciate the stories that help make a place.

Agritourism is flourishing throughout the Olympic Peninsula and Finnriver Farm & Cidery is a not-to-be missed revival of the farm experience. Located only a few minutes from the Old Alcohol Plant Inn, this local gem offers organic farm-crafted ciders with a beautiful aesthetic and fun-loving vibe that will be a highlight to the weekend getaway.

Taste their seasonal elixirs infused with wildcrafted ingredients while listening to live music in their heated pavilion.

up close photo of a wooden tap at Finnriver Farm & Cidery
Finnriver Farm & Cidery is a local gem with organic cider on tap, live music on the weekends and a beautiful aesthetic to welcome guests. Photo credit: Jess Caldwell

Roast marshmallows under the stars by campfire after enjoying a meal from local food vendors.

With a mission to “celebrate the beauty and bounty of the earth, to reconnect people to the land that sustains us and to grow community,” Finnriver Farm & Cidery offers all the feels for adventurous lovers.

Another don’t miss stop is the Worthington Park Quilcene and the historic Worthington Mansion built in 1892. The renovations and authentic décor offer a step back in time. Book a private tour of this rural Victorian mansion located on 10 acres or consider an overnight stay as the mansion is available for a one-of-a-kind overnight stay.

For more inspiration on planning a year-round romantic getaway on the Puget Sound, visit Enjoy Olympic Peninsula.


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