Visit Chimacum

Following are some links to help you make the most of your trip to Chimacum.  We know you’ll have a great time.

 

You’ll know you’ve arrived when you see this!

Lodging:

Solstice Farm Bed and Breakfast: Linda and Jim’s newly built sunlit farmhouse is situated on a 33 acre working farm in the lush Beaver Valley, 12 miles south of Port Townsend.  They offer 2 guest rooms and a chance to get up-close-and-personal with their sheep and other farming operations.

The Huckleberry House: The Huckleberry House is a private 2 bedroom cottage located on Finnriver Farm.  You won’t have to travel far to Finnriver’s tasting room!

Port Ludlow Resort: A bit more upscale, stay at the historic Port Ludlow Resort on the water.  You can choose between the inn, condominiums, or even a house.

Port Townsend Options: There are scads of great options in Port Townsend, not far away.

 

Activities:

Eating, Tasting, and Visiting Farms where your food is grown and your beverages crafted:

“Savor Washington” (of Washington State Tourism and Washington State Department of Agriculture)  has put together a great 2 day itinerary for visiting the “Farms and Fare of Chimacum Valley and Port Townsend” with many good suggestions.

Washington State University Jefferson County Extension has an extensive website with information about food and farms in Jefferson County.  Don’t miss their wonderful Google Map where the location of each of the farms is given along with information about how to arrange a visit.

Be sure and check out the article, “Go Rural at Hands-On Farms near Port Townsend” that the Seattle Times did last year in their Pacific Northwest Magazine.

The Seattle Times also did a nice piece, “Take a Day Trip to Port Townsend to Sample Hard Cider” in which they profile Wildfire, Finnriver, and Eaglemount Cideries and make suggestions as to an itinerary.

Farmers Markets abound in these parts.  Those that you should be aware of include the Chimacum Farmers Market on Sundays, the Port Townsend Farmers Markets on Saturdays and Wednesdays, the Quilcene Farmers Market on Saturdays, the Port Ludlow Farmers market on Fridays, and the Sequim Farmers Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

You may want to check out the Olympic Culinary Loop website to see what events they have cooked up.

Bicycling:

The cycling around here is fabulous with lots of scenic country roads.  Check out the Port Townsend Bicycle Association website for suggested routes, maps, and organized rides.  We have their information-packed free paper maps available for pick-up in our store.

Hiking, Beachcombing, Boating, etc:

There’s no shortage of outdoor activities to pick between on the Olympic Penninsula. We are surrounded by mountains, water and an array of parks including the Olympic National Park at our backdoor. Even closer are Fort Flagler, Fort Worden, and Fort Townsend state parks.  Check out The Wildernest’s website and suggested links for planning your outdoor activities.  The Wildernest is a great service oriented outdoor shop in Port Townsend.